1)The Project Manager is responsible for performing complex and diverse responsibilities to support the mission of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF) boards and committees as part of the larger MBSD Cancer Team.
2) In partnership with the Director and Associate Directors, the Project Manager serves as a staff liaison for the UCCRF Board of Trustees, Auxiliary Board, Associates Board and Womenâ™s Board, providing administrative support and project management functions to enable core membership, engagement and fundraising activities.
3) Supports a fundraising program that will include event-based, corporate sponsorship, annual appeals and other innovative fundraising best practices to ensure that the annual UCCRF team fundraising goal of $5-$10M is met. In doing so, s/he performs complex and diverse administrative deliverables, seeing responsibilities through to completion with minimal oversight.
4) The Project Manager may also serve as a 'Secondary Moves Manager' for donors and prospective donors. As a Secondary Moves Manager s/he will collaborate directly with the Assistant Vice President, Cancer and the Director, UCCRF.
5) Assists with preparation of the budget, coordinates expenditures, and monitors and reconciles accounts. S/he may receive, process, and track bills and expense reimbursements as needed. S/he monitors gift reports and alerts the team to charitable gifts received.
6) Assists the Director and Associate Directors in all aspects of Foundation management, including data management and reporting.
7) Assists the team in planning multiple board annual events and assisting in the coordination of all board meetings and stewardship/development opportunities.
8) Supports board membership, programs and activities. S/he works with the board leadership and contributes to the boardâ™s annual planning process; plans and participates in all board and committee meetings; creates meeting agendas and programming; supports volunteer assignments and motivates and recognizes volunteers; drafts key materials for meetings and presentations.
9) Assists the Director and Associate Directors in staffing Board, Committees and other auxiliary boards for the UCCRF. S/he handles all administrative responsibilities in seeing board meetings through to completion.
1) Ability to think creatively. 2) Ability to participate personally in high-level gift strategies and solicitations. 3) Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills. 4) Skill in negotiating problems and issues with both lower and higher level staff. 5) Ability to identify, evaluate, and resolve issues. 6) Strong organizational skills, as evidenced by a record of meeting or exceeding deadlines. 7) Ability to maintain confidential information. 8) Ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal direction. 9) Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write with a strong commitment to customer service. 10) Ability to work under pressure and respond positively to deadlines and requests imposed by others. 11) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively. 12) Ability to conduct sound business practices. 13) Excellent diplomatic skills. 14) A sense of humor, a humble approach, and a level of comfort working with ambiguity. 15) Ability to attend weekend and evening events.
1) An advanced graduate or professional degree in business, marketing, management, or higher education administration.
1) A minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in development or a related service-oriented field
2) Experience working with volunteers 3) Experience planning and executing events
4) Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software
5) Development experience
6) Raisers Edge database experience
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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