The Manager of Institutional Relations (The Manager) will support institutional fundraising efforts, which currently represent approximately $1 million of CFW’s $4 million budget with plans to grow as CFW moves into a new, comprehensive capital campaign. The Manager is responsible for planning and executing strategies to secure financial support from foundation, corporate, business, and organizational donors to advance Chicago Foundation for Women’s mission. The Manager is a core part of the development and communications team, and partners closely with staff throughout the organization to translate program goals and objectives into revenue-driving concepts to support of the health, safety and economic security of Chicago-area women and girls.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, secure, recognize, and steward an active portfolio of 50-75 institutional donors as part of Chicago Foundation for Women’s growing development program.
Partner with the VP of Development and Communications to develop a strategic revenue plan for a more ambitious institutional giving program in support of CFW’s five year strategic plan.
Serve as the organization’s primary writer of compelling proposals and reports about the impact of CFW’s programs, advocacy, and grantmaking.
Market, manage and oversee CFW’s Nonprofit Board Boot Camp “Express” earned income strategy, partnering with corporations to bring nonprofit board preparedness training to their employees.
Actively research, identify, and approach potential institutional funders based on CFW’s organizational priorities and unfunded needs.
Manage the responsible stewardship of grants.
Interface and work professionally with a diverse community of stakeholders, contributors, partners and staff.
Minimum 3 years of experience with demonstrated success in fundraising, external relations, corporate marketing, business development or related fields.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise interacting with executive-level volunteers and corporate/foundation representatives.
In-depth knowledge of corporate/foundation philanthropy process.
Understanding of institutional donor prospect research and strategy.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
Chicago Foundation for Women is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, December 8, 2017.
Please forward resume and cover letter to Emily Dreke at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on experience. The Foundation offers a comprehensive package of benefits.
Chicago Foundation for Women invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. CFW funds organizations working to solve the biggest problems facing women and girls: economic insecurity, violence, and access to health care and information. In addition to grantmaking, CFW invests in developing women leaders and advocates, and brings together diverse coalitions to collaborate, share resources and develop solutions.