This critical position provides operational support to the foundation and individual giving team through the strategic management and oversight of the donor cultivation, stewardship, proposal development and reporting processes. This position also provides day to day support to the Chicago region’s Tiffany Circle program. The Tiffany Circle is a community of women leaders who advance the American Red Cross mission through a focused investment of time, talent and treasure by engaging and embracing women locally, nationally and internationally. The Chicago-area Tiffany Circle is one of the largest and most active in the country. Experience planning and executing donor stewardship and cultivation events will be strongly preferred.
Responsibilities: 1. Provides strategic vision, tools, resources and training to help Red Cross fundraisers create fundraising strategies. 2. Works closely with colleagues to ensure that the organization takes full advantage of programmatic funding opportunities. 3. Helps create and build stewardship and cultivation programs for individual donors.
4. Works with volunteers on fundraising events, communications and programs. 6. Collaborates with the Director of Development for Individual and Foundation Giving to develop and execute the strategy to build donor relationships. 7. Provides coordination, logistic and relationship support as needed for the Tiffany Circle program. This would entail handling meetings logistics, creating effective communication plans for special events, developing resources, training programs and group calls, ordering and coordinating production and tracking responses, etc.
Education: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Business, Organizational Development or a relevant field.
Experience: A minimum of five years experience working for a nonprofit organization or in public relations, marketing, sales, communication or project management. Fundraising experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Microsoft Office, Donor Management System (like Raiser’s Edge or Team Approach) is highly preferred.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. We participate in many donor-focused fundraising activities including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of top corporate and foundation partners, as well as with individual donors across the country. The funds we receive provide unrestricted support to our Chapters, helping us fulfill our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies in our communities.