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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement


We accept applications at all times. If we do not have a current opening in one of these areas we will keep your resume on file for one year.

Chief advancement Officer (Assistant/Associate Dean, Director)

Chief Advancement Officers are responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive advancement program for the college or unit. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors; directing corporate/foundations philanthropic programs; designing and implementing special campaigns for specific needs within the college; directing the annual fund program, and conducting a comprehensive stewardship program. As the college’s/unit’s chief major gift officer, this person is expected to maintain a portfolio of major donors and prospects. The position will manage and provide strategic leadership for a dynamic group of professionals and be an integral member of the college/unit administrative team. This person will also direct the college’s alumni relations program which includes coordinating alumni events; managing alumni recognition programs, and overseeing all alumni communications and publications. The position will require considerable travel.

Major Gift Professional

Major gift officers are responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship for major donors. Major donors may be individuals, corporations, foundations or other organizations. Travel (40%) is required.

Annual Funds Professional

The annual giving professional is responsible for coordinating a college’s annual giving program, including the implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of various annual fund campaigns. This person will also coordinate all aspects of direct mail and telemarketing solicitations with the campus and the University of Illinois Foundation. They are often involved in planning special events, providing stewardship for current donors and identifying prospect for cultivation.

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations professionals are responsible for creating and implementing strategies for strengthening engagement with alumni. These strategies may includes one-on-one meetings, on- and off-campus events, strategic communications and volunteer involvement.


Advancement communications professionals work with all areas of a unit's advancement team to help craft messages. They assist in producing printed and online materials, inform the public of gifts to the unit, engage alumni through social media and much more.

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for all open positions, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.