Special Events Philanthropy Associate - Northwestern Medicine Foundation, Full-Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Administers and coordinates the following for assigned philanthropy projects: budgets, resource allocation, information distribution, meeting facilitation and overall performance reporting. Applies project management methodologies including; analysis, design, implementation, verification as well as value measurement definition.

Administers day to day operational aspects of philanthropy initiatives and effectively minimizes exposure and risk. In partnership with a director or vice president, utilizes project management tools to ensure accuracy for philanthropy project planning, procurement and budgeting. Participates in activities to support philanthropy projects such as requirements analysis, resource identification, solution definition, white paper development, implementation/work plan development, design, system testing, training plans and rollout strategies.

Represents and provides support for NMF at appropriate events related to donor cultivation, stewardship and fundraising activities. This includes interactions with various levels of donors and colleagues, both internally and externally. Researches and develops internal and external communications including presentations, speaking points, correspondence and other written materials.

Prepares and/or executes effective and efficient communication mechanisms which enable continuous exchange of project status, ideas and information, project developments among team members, NM Executives (project sponsors) and vendor partners. Establishes and maintains effective communications with NMF team members, donors, volunteers and others as appropriate regarding project status. Develops and maintains productive and professional relationships with donors, prospects, volunteers, vendors and team members, serving as a link between multiple parties and entities.

Must be able to effectively handle or escalate problems that arise within the project team or issues with donors, and implement mitigation strategies as needed to achieve the desired results. Creates and executes project work plans, revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Responds to unanticipated complex issues and manages critical and confidential information.

Additional Functions: May work on additional projects as requested. Other duties as assigned. EOE including Disabled and Veterans.

Required: Bachelors degree. 3-5 years of experience in a fundraising, community outreach or healthcare position, preferably in a non-profit organization.

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Ability to organize and think independently with orientation to deadline and detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills, excellent oral and communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers and constituents at all levels of the organization.

Ability to network within a professional, corporate environment. The ability to effectively work with other staff and to follow approved NMF procedures and policies. A high degree of professionalism, sensitivity and integrity.

Successful experience working with volunteer leaders and program staff to ensure an integrated, organized effort. The ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents. A well-organized, focused and detail-oriented personality.

A high level of initiative and energy. Excellent management, organization and communication skills are required. The pace and diversity of this position requires an individual with strong intellectual curiosity, initiative, and highly effective listening and communication skills.

A proven ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively and demonstrate a high level of flexibility in a team environment. The successful individual also will be comfortable handling multiple projects, accurately setting priorities on a regular basis, thinking creatively and working as a collaborative team member. Desired: Raisers Edge database experience. Healthcare industry experience.



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