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Director of Institutional and Corporate Giving

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Are you a confident go getter that can utilize your persuasive talents to drive a mission based organization built upon helping families in communities nation-wide?

Are you a true leader that can engage others, build relationships and rapport who focuses on results and can make things happen?

Do you dream of being in a job that enables you to think outside of the box and collaborate with others to implement change and make a difference?

If your answer is yes, Action For Healthy Kids (AFHK) offers an opportunity

that will elevate your career to the next level while having an impact on our communities and nation.

YOU: What is the opportunity?

In this new "hands on" position reporting to the Acting Chief Marketing Officer and working directly with the CEO, the Director of Institutional Giving plays a key role in the success of AFHK by driving the organization's philanthropic and other resource development partnerships, and joining forces across all sectors with corporate, foundation, and government to support the health of the whole child. You get to use your talent and relationship-building skills to cultivate and steward national prospects and deliver significant gifts from institutional supporters. You'll join a dedicated team of professionals to drive our philanthropic and other resource development partnerships to help us deliver on our mission of strengthening family and school partnerships to build a healthier generation of children.


US: Who are we?

Action for Healthy Kids is a national nonprofit organization raising the bar on the health of the whole child to extraordinary levels across the country. AFHK mobilizes school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthier children. We partner with dedicated supporters ' teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more'from within the ranks of our 140,000+ constituency to create healthy environments for kids. We are committed to generating holistic changes with a focus on serving students from underserved communities. Our new, exciting strategic plan will guide our work over the next ten years as our small but mighty team tackles some of the most important issues facing our kids. Please visit us at www.ActionforHealthyKids.org.

What You'll Do: Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute plans to raise funds for new strategic initiatives and programming.
  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and close significant gifts from major corporate, foundation, and government prospects.
  • Work cross-functionally to ideate for, create, and submit concepts and proposals to grow support for AFHK's existing and new programming.
  • Work with CFO to forecast new funding streams.
  • Conduct research to qualify and steward a pipeline of corporate and foundation supporters.
  • Supervise Development Manager of Institutional Giving.
  • Lead virtual and in-person pitches and presentations for prospective institutional supporters.
  • Produce grant proposals, concept papers, and presentations for new business for all audiences with support from marketing/communications and graphic designers.
  • Provide accurate monthly, quarterly and annual revenue forecasts.
  • Serve as support staff for AFHK Board Resource Development Committee.
  • Serve as a strategic philanthropy advisor to executive and cross-functional teams
  • Attend fundraising events as necessary.
  • Travel 10-20%+ (once safe to do so post-COVID); occasional evening and weekend work required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • A fearless go-getter who loves a good challenge
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related discipline (advanced degree a plus)
  • Minimum 5 plus years of relevant nonprofit, partnership, CSR and/or social impact experience required; Other sales related experience in other industries a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing corporate partnerships and cause-marketing campaigns
  • Collaborative team player who enjoys working with a team of people
  • Superior presentation and people skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse community
  • Exemplary development writing expertise, such as: grant proposals, concept presentations and pitches for both corporate and foundation audiences
  • Advanced proficiency in using technology for fund development, including fluency in videoconferencing, CRM (specifically Salesforce), and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Corporate and foundation stewardship with a proven track record of success in securing six- and seven-figure gifts
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language/writing skills desirable

What's in it for me?

Competitive salary + bonus plan

Benefits - include Medical/dental/vision insurance, Short- and long-term disability insurance, Life and AD&D insurance, Flexible spending account, 403b (match up to 4%)

Work Environment - Generous PTO, summer hours and paid paternity/maternity/adoption leave, professional development, career growth opportunities and ability to work remotely

Job Location: Chicago-area preferred, but will consider full-time remote in other metro markets


To apply, please submit a resume, a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in AFHK and how your past experience has prepared you for this role, and at least one writing sample by clicking on the apply button.

Action for Healthy Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Key words: Development Officer, Institutional Giving Officer, Senior Development Manager, Director of Development, Manager of Institutional Giving, Senior Manager of Institutional Giving. Corporate Development Manager, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, Associate Director of Institutional Giving, Associate Director of Development

Are you a confident go getter that can utilize your persuasive talents to drive a mission based organization built upon helping families in communities nation-wide?

Are you a true leader that can engage others, build relationships and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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