Orchard Village, a nonprofit social services agency located in Skokie, IL, is currently seeking a Director, Individual and Major Gifts. Orchard Village provides innovative services to over 300 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through their residential, vocational, in-home programs and Orchard Academy.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director is responsible for leading the development and execution of the fundraising strategy encompassing major gift solicitation, donor identification/cultivation/portfolio management, planned giving and corporate sponsorships. The Director, Individual and Major Gifts, must shepherd key relationships with donors, family members, community partners, employees, governmental agencies, and others.
Bachelor's degree required
Master’s degree or post graduate work, or other business related credentials preferred
CFRE and/or professional affiliations highly desirable
3-5 years of effective fundraising and development leadership
A demonstrated track record in developing and executing a fund raising strategy encompassing the areas of: individual giving, major gifts, and corporate gifts
Nonprofit experience, social service experience preferred
Ability to think strategically with a deep understanding of donor cultivation
‘Sales’ skills to effectively engage donors and other key constituents
Ability to work collaboratively and with individuals, teams, and work groups
Orchard Village partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities through a community-integrated approach.
Orchard Village is a fully licensed nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to approximately 300 individuals each year. Advocating a person-centered approach, Orchard Village works with each of its clients... to identify personal outcomes to strive toward, ensuring that every individual controls his or her own destiny.