Job Summary: Responsible for the management of Make-A-Wish Illinois’ Wish Alumni program. Manage program to engage former wish recipients, including their family members, as advocates, referral sources, donors, and volunteers.
Serve as primary staff liaison to children and their family members who have directly experienced a wish.
Implement strategies outlined in the alumni strategy in order to enhance the sense of community among former wish recipients and their families.
Plan, implement, and promote an alumni program that supports the Foundation’s overall strategic plan.
Identify opportunities to engage wish alumni in current Foundation activities including volunteering, events and current wish experiences.
Identify and develop alumni speakers who can share their experience with donors, potential volunteers, and referral sources.
Develop content pertaining to wish alumni for use in print and online media.
Organize gatherings for alumni community members throughout Illinois
Develop and support an alumni council.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
Proven ability to engage various community segments within a nonprofit setting.
Experience with a CRM or other constituent management tool.
Familiarity with social media platforms.
Solid organization and relationship building skills.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Preferred Education & Experience:
3-5 years related experience.
First-hand knowledge of the Wish experience highly preferred
About Make-A-Wish Illinois
"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses."
-The Make-A-Wish Mission
Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.
Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 14,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.
A dynamic, professional staff is essential to delivering high-quality wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across Illinois. Named one of The Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profits to Work For in 2016, Make-A-Wish® Illinois offers an environment that encourages excellence and allows individuals to grow and flourish while delivering the mission. We hope you consider applying for any one of these unique opportunities.