Senior Director for Advancement
Carle Illinois College of Medicine and
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek a full-time Senior Director for Advancement to serve as its Chief Advancement Officer. The Senior Director will build and provide the strategic leadership of a comprehensive advancement program for the College. In partnership, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System have embarked on a truly unique and exciting endeavor by creating the nation’s first college of medicine specifically designed at the intersection of engineering and medicine (medicine.illinois.edu). The formation of this new privately-funded college at Illinois in partnership with Carle is a pivotal event in the university’s history and will have a profound effect on the campus, the local and regional community, the state of Illinois, and the nation at large.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive research-intensive university ranked amongst the top of U.S. public institutions. The college will integrate the university’s unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with Carle’s nationally recognized, comprehensive health care system.
Over the last two years Illinois has made major investments in both big data and bioengineering with support from the $100 million Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Carle Health System, the clinical partner in the college, is a nationally recognized leader in high-quality, cost-effective and coordinated patient care. Carle is also the primary investor in the new college – with a pledge of $100 million in the first 10 years.
The College of Medicine is a comprehensive campus priority. The founding dean of the new college, Dr. King Li, began October 1, and the college is expected to accept its first class of students in 2018.
Working collaboratively with colleagues across the institutions, the Senior Director will lead comprehensive fundraising for individual, corporate and foundation giving, and coordinate all stewardship efforts. The successful candidate will craft and execute plans to meet the annual fundraising and engagement objectives as determined by the campus and the College. Serving as a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the Senior Director for Advancement reports jointly to the Dean of the College and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 8, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org . The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.
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