Rush University Medical Center  Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant Director in Chicago, Illinois

To apply for this Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant Director position, click on Submit Resume or Complete Application .

Job Title: Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant Director

Department: Philanthropy

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Philanthropy

Job Number: 2018-2892

Job Description:

Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant Director

This is an exciting opportunity for a hands-on fundraising expert to play a critical part in a dynamic philanthropy team, at one of the top medical centers in the country.

Position Highlights:

An integral member of a five-person team, the Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and works closely with Medical Center physicians, scientists, administrators, program staff, and other members of the Office of Philanthropy. With mentorship, the Assistant Director manages Rush’s relationship with a portfolio of assigned national and local corporate and foundation donors and prospects with the capacity to make five-figure grants. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Meet regularly with assigned faculty members to keep abreast of their research and/or programmatic work, and to identify potential funding sources

  • Research and analyze donor giving patterns and interests

  • Write and edit proposals, reports, prospect background profiles, correspondence, and other documents for internal and external audiences

  • Create and execute cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to foster long-term engagement

  • Develop a lay understanding of current themes and Rush priorities in clinical care, research, academics, and community health

  • Participate in team and departmental planning, including campaign preparation

  • Effectively communicate to, with, and on behalf of the Corporate & Foundation Relations team about programmatic and organization work

  • Coordinate relevant special projects; and

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • A minimum of two years in corporate or foundation fundraising required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead as well as function as a team member

  • Strong analytic and organizational skills

  • Ability to embody the Rush ICARE values

  • Proven ability to manage a workload with multiple deadlines and competing priorities

  • Experience or strong interest in health care, biomedical research, and/or higher education

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.

  • Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, most recently in September of 2012.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.