Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the 12th largest private, not-for-profit university in the country. As such, it is committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart. DePaul enrolls more than 23,000 students in 10 colleges and schools across nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Known for welcoming students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds, DePaul has more than 45 specialized centers and institutes focused on addressing social justice issues and its faculty is committed to integrating service opportunities into the curriculum.

The Princeton Review ranked DePaul students among the happiest in the country and U.S. News & World Report not only ranked DePaul as a top university, but also among the top 10 schools producing the largest percent of interns.

The Opportunity

The Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts will work with senior management, deans and faculty in developing relationships with individuals and organizations to secure principal gifts of $1M or more. The incumbent will supervise the principal gifts team and coordinate the work of all development officers on gifts at the highest level. S/He will be expected to develop detailed cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans and work with key volunteers and trustees to execute strategies. Additionally, the candidate will manage the President’s prospect portfolio and will facilitate a data-driven approach to identifying gift prospects.