Southside Center of Hope is a highly structured, supportive; community-based 12-18-month residential program for women, and their children, who are recovering from substance abuse addiction. Southside Center of Hope takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, incorporating mental, spiritual, physical wellness, education, skill building and sober leisure activities. Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Development Manager works in collaboration with the Board, Fundraising Committee, and Executive Director to create and implement a comprehensive development and marketing communication plan to raise the necessary funds for the organization to achieve and enhance its mission. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. The position is 20 hours per week with the possibility of becoming a full-time position with benefits after 6 months. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
Direct Fundraising (25%)
Coordinate giving by the Board of Directors, individuals, and other contributors.
Oversee the coordination, distribution, and acknowledgement of the Annual Fund and Spring Appeal, as well as other print and digital campaigns.
Assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of solicitations and donor meetings.
Support Legacy Giving by developing a planned giving strategy that engages the Board, Founder and key patrons.
Develop and execute a communications plan for individual donors.
Develop a welcome brochure for new donors.
Manage and update the agency’s social media sites.
Work with the program staff to develop content for videos and blogs for the website.
Manage and update the agency’s website.
Manage all email marketing correspondence.
Prospect Management (15%)
Research, identify, and pursue sources of new funding from individual prospects.
Develop a tracking system to complete “next steps” and ongoing engagement with prospects and donors in a timely manner.
Provide meeting and research support to the Executive Director and the Board, including identifying and researching new prospects, analyzing their giving history and developing cultivation strategies.
Event Management (25%)
Plan and executive two annual special events with an eye towards maximizing revenue and exposure.
Recruit volunteers to serve on event committee and to staff the events.
Solicit donations for Silent Auction.
Volunteer Management (10%)
Staff Development Committee(s) and the Board to support fundraising efforts and events.
Maintain development calendar and update staff, Development Committee, and Board on deadlines.
Establish and serve as the liaison to the Young Professionals Board.
Responsible for the accurate tracking of prospects and donors to ensure appropriate cultivation, solicitation, negotiation, and stewardship.
Responsible for managing the agency’s fundraising database.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to respect the sensitivity and confidentiality of all residents and adhere to St. Martin’s Ethics Statement in all aspects of the program.
Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner with other staff, volunteers, consultants, and board of directors.
Appreciation of the complexities associated with working for a 501c3 organization; knowledge of fundraising system support requirements.
Strong planning, interpersonal, project management, analytical, problem solving, budgeting, and administrative skills.
Knowledge and understanding of all areas of development and marketing communications.
Four or more years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, board relations and event planning.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Nonprofit Management, English or Marketing.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Social Media Apps, and Kindful (or similar fundraising software), Constant Contact and excellent administrative skills
Excellent writing, verbal, proof-reading, and communication skills. Writing samples required.
Networked in the greater Chicago philanthropic/donor community.
Flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
Handle sensitive and confidential information exercising excellent judgment and discretion.
Understanding of fundraising programs and individual donor prospecting strategies.
Experience with online fundraising campaigns.
Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
Must have reliable transpiration.
About Southside Center of Hope
Southside Center of Hope is a healing community where women and their children recover from substance abuse. Our vision is to empower women to live a drug-free life.