Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to raise funds to support the physicians and scientists at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center in their efforts to provide outstanding care, train future leaders and perform innovative clinical and laboratory research in order to treat, cure, and prevent digestive diseases.
GIRF seeks an Executive Director who will work with leadership to execute the strategic vision and mission of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, GI Research Foundation is responsible for the management, administration, and daily operations that drive the success of the organization.
The Executive Director will manage all aspects of the Foundation management, including data management and financial planning and reporting.
He/she will be responsible for pre event planning and fiscal management for high stakes fundraising events held throughout the year.
The Executive Director will be responsible for the supervision of Foundation staff and communication with the University of Chicago faculty and the University of Chicago Medical and Biological Sciences Development staff.
This individual will be expected to perform a variety of complex development-related administrative duties.
Assesses and analyzes long-term fund-raising needs and develops an overall long-term strategic plan for fundraising which is consistent with the mission of the organization and sets short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
Staff the GIRF Board of Directors. Specific duties include: developing strategic board work, planning meeting programming, briefing faculty speakers, and staffing the committees of the board (Fundraising, Finance, Board Development, and Marketing).
Implement Annual Board fundraising appeals.
Develops and manages the Foundation’s annual budget including monitoring expenses and revenue as well as reconciliation of accounts.
Reviews and streamlines Foundation record keeping procedures to improve efficiency.
Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, mobilization of outside support, and coordination of internal support activities.
Oversees all activities relating to the gift processing and gift reporting functions related to fundraising and/or major campaigns and prepares Foundation financial reports.
Creates various communications – media campaigns, press releases, power point presentations, speeches, letters, and website content.
Supervises Foundation staff including managing Foundation workflow, hiring and training, performs annual evaluation and takes correction action if needed.
HR Standard Job Description:
Plans and implements a coordinated fundraising program.
Performs a variety of moderately complex development-related administrative duties.
Assesses and analyzes long-term fund-raising needs.
Develops an overall long-term strategic plan for fundraising which is consistent with the mission of the organization and sets short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
Assists in the implementation of these goals.
Monitors resources and expenditures.
Assists in developing and managing a fundraising budget.
Operates independently in assigned areas and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, mobilization of outside support, and coordination of internal support activities.
Advances existing donor relationships, assesses giving potential, and may also qualify new prospects.
Typically has an assigned portfolio of donors.
May provide oversight over, or manage the gift processing or gift reporting functions.
May also manage or oversee other activities to support fundraising or a major campaign.
May supervise professional and support staff members.
Experience: A minimum of 5-6 years of professional experience, in development or a related service oriented field is required.
Preferred: Supervisory experience is preferred.
Required: Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines Ability to work well within a team of highly motivated individuals Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to write well with a strong commitment to customer service Excellent diplomatic skills Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to learn and manipulate databases, manage mailings and web based projects Ability to attend and help with weekend and evening events Ability and willingness to travel Valid drivers license
Preferred: Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of ecommerce and web based/internet marketing
Working Conditions: Standard office environment
Physical Effort: Ability to sit for 2 hours to 4 hours Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours
About Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF)
Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) team during a time of exciting momentum under the leadership of seasoned, dedicated, and talented professionals. This is a unique career opportunity to work with a dynamic organization driving the visionary and fundraising themes for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Of the $4.5B Campaign, $1.2...B will support medicine and biological sciences in research, patient care, and education and training programs, including several transformational initiatives.
MBSD's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration. Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.