Job Opportunities

The University of Illinois Foundation is hiring two positions to lead the fundraising initiatives for Discovery Partners Institute.

Director of Development, DPI

The University of Illinois Foundation, the university's official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization, seeks a Director of Development for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The Director of Development serves as DPI's primary major gifts fundraiser. This position will develop major gift fundraising strategies to support the research and education programs at DPI; Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of prospective donors for major gifts ($25,000+) for DPI with a focus on six-figure gifts and above; and work collaboratively with members of the DPI leadership and administrative team to coordinate relationship management strategies that will advance philanthropic support of DPI initiatives, among other duties.

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Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, DPI

The University of Illinois Foundation, the university's official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization, seeks an Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The Associate Director of Development serves as a major gifts fundraiser with corporations and foundations. This position will develop major gift fundraising strategies for corporations and foundations to support the research and education programs at DPI in alignment with the DPI business plan; identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of prospective donors for major gifts ($25,000+) for DPI with a focus on six-figure gifts and above; manage a portfolio of major gift and qualifications plans primarily with organizational prospects and, after the first full year on the job, successfully close a minimum of 12 major gifts per year, as well as additional duties.

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