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Title: Director of Development
Status: Full-time Exempt Mon-Fri; evenings & weekends as needed for special events and meetings
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Associate Director of Foundations, Development Associate, Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hire Date: October 2019
Lincoln Park Community Services (LPCS) mission: Bringing communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes.
The Director of Development is primarily responsible for executing and overseeing all fundraising initiatives for the agency. They will manage fundraising efforts that involve small and large-scale special events, grant writing, and donor relations including prospect identification, cultivation, appeals, stewardship, acknowledgement, and tracking. This position works directly with the Executive Director and plays a vital role in the LPCS senior management team to advance the organization and secure the resources needed to make LPCS successful and sustainable.
Define, develop, and prioritize short-term and long-term development goals and ensure that efforts carried out are in keeping with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
Work with Executive Director to create Annual Development Plan with specific goals to diversify LPCS streams of revenue including comprehensive approaches for government, corporate, foundation, community and individual donors.
Prepare monthly reports and analyze progress toward goals; ensure maintenance of up-to-date, accurate and consistent entries in Raisers Edge and Greater Giving databases.
Oversee, and hold ultimate responsibility for grantsmanship process from prospecting to reporting.
Perform final quality review on all applications and reports
Prepare monthly Board-facing updates on grant proposal status and pipeline.
Lead planning and execution of all small & large-scale development & donor events; work with staff, volunteers, and committee members to execute successful events.
Serve as staff lead in planning and executing annual Metamorphosis gala and Taste of Fall fundraiser.
Work with Development Associate to solicit and obtain corporate sponsors, silent auction items, and food and alcohol donations.
Support Associate Board fundraisers and events by assisting with logistics, in-kind donation solicitation and acquisition and promotions.
Support Volunteer Coordinator in the planning of volunteer events such as the Annual Appreciation Party and Volunteer & Community Partner Awards.
Support development team with ticket sales, event websites and event promotions.
Coordinate all post-event gift processing, acknowledgements, and metric measurements; execute data transfer from Greater Giving platforms to Raisers Edge.
Individual Giving Program
Formalize an individual giving program to ensure the greatest mutual benefit for existing donors and prospective donors.
Create, manage and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
Work with Executive Director on strategic recognition efforts for major donors.
Meet with donor prospects and existing donors to cultivate long-term relationships.
Coordinate web-based fundraising activities.
Review and update current sponsorship program to clearly articulate benefits to prospective sponsors and foster sponsorship commitments to underwrite events, programming and staff development opportunities.
Manage capital campaign database tracking, analysis, pledge records, and cash projections.
Provide reports to Executive Director and Board.
Execute campaign-related special events.
Team Management and Leadership
Provide ongoing supervision, inspiration and support to development team members including coaching, performance management, and training.
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Board to further the mission.
Lead resource development goal attainment by prioritizing team and committee work plans.
Communicate monthly budget versus goal figures to Executives Director and Resource Development committee Board chair.
Actively participate as a member of the Leadership team.
Facilitate Development Team meetings and attend Senior Leadership meetings.
Serve as liaison and contact for the LPCS Associate Board.
Attend and participate in board meetings, retreats, and strategic planning when appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com and include “Director of Development” in email subject.
Lincoln Park Community Services (LPCS) is an equal opportunity employer. LPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve.
Minimum 7 years of experience in Development with increasing responsibility and success.
Minimum of 2 years of nonprofit management experience required.
Minimum of 3 years of supervisory and team management experience.
Familiarity with individual, foundation, and corporate giving in Chicago.
Proven track record of successful fundraising and stakeholder engagement in nonprofit, public, or civic setting.
Experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and persuasive presentation skills.
CRM/donor data base management experience required; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Commitment to improving the life experience and outcomes for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills; self-reliant and results oriented.
Interest in and ability to contribute to an environment of inclusion and belonging.
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About Lincoln Park Community Services
For almost 35 years, LPCS has stayed true to its mission of bringing communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes. LPCS is not just a shelter; it provides unique and impactful opportunities that transform lives through individualized programming and services, passionate volunteers, and dedicated staff. Today, LPCS provides five main areas of comprehensive programming to over 500 adults each year including:
Community Engagement Program – providing basic support services (access to showers, laundry, clothing, toiletries, meals, and referrals) to homeless individuals and those in danger of becoming homeless
Interim Housing Community – providing full-time residence, safety, security, and life skills to 83 Guests at a time
On Track Program – providing case management and individualized goal setting through three programmatic tracks (addiction recovery, mental and physical health, and employment and education)
Independent Community Living Program – facilitating offsite permanent supportive housing for individuals of varying abilities
Permanent Supportive Housing – providing sustainabl...e housing for individuals who had previously experienced homelessness through 20 onsite apartment units at Old Town facility
Graduate Community – providing less intensive support (meals and events) for former Guests who have completed the On Track Program and includes the Graduate Council with a representative always serving on LPCS’s Board of Directors