360 Youth Services is a dynamic 50-year old organization that knows the importance of building community and creating meaningful partnerships – it will take all of us if we are going to solve the crises and challenges our young people face today and tomorrow This May, the Human Rights Campaign honored 360 with its highest recognition by making us an Innovative Tier organization. We are only the second organization in Illinois to earn this distinction. To meet and exceed the steadily increasing demands for youth services in our community, we are striving to triple the size of the organization in the next 5 to 7-years through both organic and inorganic growth.
360 Youth Services is seeking a Chief Philanthropy Officer to join our team. Our ideal candidate has significant experience in leading a development department; championing agency-wide fundraising initiatives; and supervising and developing staff. This candidate must be mission and goal-oriented with an entrepreneurialspirit. They have experience in making data-informed management decisions, demonstrated ability to create systems and structures, and build a high performing fundraising team.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) executive position, exempt, and reports directly to the CEO. As a department head, the Chief Philanthropy Officer is a member of the Senior Leadership team who together are responsible for strategic decision-making that impacts the entire organization.
Key responsibilities include:
Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan to achieve marketing and philanthropic goals with support from the Development Board Committee, Board of Directors, and the CEO. Goals will increase each year to support program growth.
Consistently monitors progress towards goals, evaluates plan impact and effectiveness, and adjusts strategy accordingly while holding stakeholders accountable to both tasks and targets.
Works with the CEO in engaging the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, former clients, and staff to position 360 Youth Services as the top nonprofit for investment of charitable dollars in the community.
Spearheads a stewardship program aimed at developing deeper connections with donors.
Develops the infrastructure needed to significantly grow revenue through the solicitation and stewardship of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, individual giving, and corporate and foundation support.
If you are driven, self-reflective, creative, and curious candidate who is motivated to help solve big problems, then this may be a great culture fit!
If you continue to be intrigued and want to learn more about us and us to get to know you, email your resume and cover letter to the CEO.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree or CFRE preferred.
Experience: 8 – 10 years of experience in fundraising with material experience growing and leading a Development Department required.
Competencies: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to relate to a diverse group of stakeholders required. Ability to effectively craft and deliver messaging to increase awareness, visibility and community connection to the mission required.
Technical: Expert knowledge in current fundraising strategies and trends required. Knowledge of and experience using donor software required. Experience using Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Social Skills: Must be a positive, engaging, open to feedback, collaborative team player with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
Leadership: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team model these principles -
We value each other and authentic relationships.
We cultivate openness and vulnerability to challenge ideas not people.
We remain engaged and honor healthy conflict.
We hold ourselves and each other accountable.
We value all voices to inform decisions.
We seek commitment not consensus.
About 360 Youth Services
360 Youth Services has been reaching out to youth since 1971 with professional programs in a warm and caring environment. We are an agent for positive change in cultures and systems, and we evolve with the community to identify and respond to the needs of youth. Our services are rooted in caring for youth and giving them a safe place to overcome trauma and the issues stemming from difficult circumstances. The mission of 360 is to provide life-changing services through substance use prevention education; youth-centered counseling; and safe, supportive housing and life-skills coaching. We envision a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.