Education, Healthcare & Science

Chief Advancement Officer/Associate Dean for Advancement College of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine is a part of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) which provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train healthcare leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 465-bed tertiary care hospital, caring for more than 135,000 patients every year, 21 primary and specialty care outpatient clinics, and 11 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine’s diverse student body of over 1,300 students hails from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds, and its distinguished faculty contributes to the College’s reputation as one of the best schools for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. The College’s four campuses — located in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana — take advantage of the state’s urban and rural environments and offer numerous opportunities for clinical training and research. The College’s 75 residency programs are highly sought after.

The Opportunity

The Chief Advancement Officer/Associate Dean for Advancement for the College of Medicine (CAO) will provide strategic vision and direction to all aspects of alumni and fundraising activities for one of the largest medical schools in the nation. Building and leading a sophisticated staff of ~25, the CAO will serve as the primary thought partner to the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement of Health Systems and the College’s newly appointed Dean of Medicine and will serve as a member of both the senior management teams. S/He will build and advance strong relationships with alumni and friends that result in philanthropic contributions to the College of Medicine through portfolio management of high capacity major and principal gift prospects. Arriving at the mid-point of a comprehensive fundraising campaign ending in 2022, the CAO will play a critical role in ensuring the successful completion of the College of Medicine’s contribution.

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