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Philanthropy Director

The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights


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At least $105,000Salary is commensurate with experience. For this role, salaries will start at $105,000.

The Young Center seeks to hire a Philanthropy Development who is creative, outgoing and has experience in development and marketing. They must be an excellent writer. The Philanthropy Director will oversee the development department, including two Philanthropy Officers, a Grants Manager, and Development Coordinator. The Young Center’s development department is focused on individual donors, foundations and corporate support and special events. (Note, the Young Center does not host galas, but does organize smaller events.) The position will also work with external fund development consultants. Along with a team of three other directors, the Philanthropy Director will report to and work in partnership with the Executive Director, whose Executive Assistant also does development tasks. The Philanthropy Director will be ultimately responsible for a team of four who together are expected to raise $7 million annually. This includes approximately one-third each from foundations, individuals giving under $1,000, and major individual gifts.


ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and best interests—safety and well-being—of immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem for children in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of immigrant children both while they are in federal custody and after they are released, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. The Young Center also does policy work, advocating with legislators, federal agencies and other stakeholders to promote consideration of the best interests of the child in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that treats children as children. The Young Center is headquartered in Chicago and has programs in Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·      Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive annual development plan with strategies for prospects in each constituent group, including individuals, foundations, and corporate funders.

·      Supervise prospect research, grant proposal and report writing, and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.

·      Carry a select portfolio of individual donors and support Executive Director in managing her portfolio.

·      Identify and pursue new sources of foundation and corporate giving.

·      Design donor recognition communications/activities and develop a donation pipeline strategy to retain donors who have supported the agency over the past two years.

·      Supervise the two Philanthropy Officers, Grants Manager and Development Coordinator. to maintain a high performing, data-driven department and meet or exceed goal

·      Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.

·      Staff the Board of Directors on individual donor cultivation and solicitation.

·      Staff the Board Connections and Engagement (fundraising) Committee.

·      Supervise the Communications Associate with respect to fundraising communications, e.g. GivingTuesday, weekly social media posts and newsletter updates.

·      Develop and manage a calendar of annual events (3 or more in-person or virtual benefits) and campaigns (online, direct mail, matching challenges) and supervise the development team’s execution of the event plans.

·      Coordinate with the Finance team regarding program funding, the annual audit, annual budget, revenue projections, and cash flow projections.

·      Represent the Young Center at fundraising and informational events via public speaking on the issues facing unaccompanied and separated immigrant children and our programs.

·      Consult on long-term strategic development of the Young Center’s new programs, organizational growth, and other staff matters.

·      Participate in weekly Directors’ meetings.

·      Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Generally, has 8+ years of relevant work experience and at least 5 years management experience

·      A proven track record in raising gifts of $2,500+ from individual givers beyond events and retaining those donors via an individual giving program

·      Experience with managing a multi-faceted annual fund strategy

·      Experience and connections with foundations and corporate giving programs

·      Demonstrated ability to develop a long-term strategic fundraising plan

·      High level of follow-through; works independently

·      Exceptional writing skills

·      Entrepreneurial and innovative

·      Continuing education and leadership in field

·      Exceptional leadership skills and management ability

·      Exceptional planning skills

·      High-level collaboration and communication skills

·      Proficient with Microsoft Office and fundraising software

·      Understanding of the ethics of fundraising and confidentiality

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Lived experience connected to the communities we serve


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation.


The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.


Salary is commensurate with experience. For this role, salaries will start at $105,000. The position includes excellent health insurance coverage at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, paid vacation time, and paid sick time, among other benefits.


For roles working directly with children, clearance of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS), and tuberculosis test is a condition of employment.


Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, fundraising writing sample, and three references. Only complete applications will be considered. To learn more about the Young Center’s work, please visit www.TheYoungCenter.org.

The Young Center seeks to hire a Philanthropy Development who is creative, outgoing and has experience in development and marketing. They must be an excellent writer. The Philanthropy Director will oversee the development department…

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Benefits

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, paid vacation time, and paid sick time, among other benefits. 

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, paid vacation time, and paid sick time, among other benefits. 

Location

Chicago, IL

How to Apply

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, fundraising writing sample, and three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, fundraising writing…

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