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Institutional Giving Manager

Posted by
Chicago Run
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Chicago, IL
New
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Published 25 days ago

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: 10/1/21

Reports to: Director of Communications

 

Organizational Background

Founded in late 2007, Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides children and youth from Pre-K through high school with inclusive running and physical activity programs. We empower more than 16,000 young people annually, using running as a catalyst to transform lives, build resilience to stress and trauma, and develop social and emotional skills. We focus programming in under-resourced communities with limited access to physical activity and play.

 

Equity Philosophy

The need for our work – providing equitable access to inclusive, high quality running & physical activity programming – stems from pre-existing systemic inequities in Chicago communities. Nearly half of all youth in Chicago live in “low child opportunity areas”, meaning they lack access to resources for healthy development. These “low child opportunity areas” are a result of systemic and institutional racism and barriers that impact youth life trajectories and opportunities. Chicago Run is committed to centering equity across all facets of our work to better partner with Chicago communities and create lasting impact and social change. You can read more about our equity philosophy here.

 

Summary of Job Description

The Institutional Giving Manager will be responsible for the creation and implementation of Chicago Run’s institutional giving strategies, in service of building a diverse and sustainable revenue base with a focus on a community-centric fundraising approach. Specifically, the Institutional Giving Manager will be responsible for managing foundation, corporate, and government donors, including: research, grant writing, reporting and acknowledgments; creating and implementing corporate engagement strategies; stewardship and relationship management; and maintaining and tracking our institutional giving in Neon (CRM). This role will work closely with the Chicago Run Development and Communications Team.

 

Responsibilities

Institutional Giving Management and Strategy: 60%

  • Research prospective funders and maintain strong prospect pipeline across traditional foundations, government funders, and corporations
  • Complete Letters of Inquiry and grant applications in a timely manner
  • Provide funders with required reports according to deadlines
  • Send acknowledgments for grants received
  • Update donor database with all prospect and donor information, inclusive of donations, call records, activities, and next steps
  • Coordinate with Executive Director to ensure ongoing communication with funders
  • In partnership with Executive Director, manage institutional relationships
  • Support in preparation for site visits and external meetings, inclusive of research, materials compilation, and coordination across key stakeholders

 

Corporate Engagement Strategies: 20%

  • Develop and oversee Chicago Run’s corporate engagement strategies including developing a prospect pipeline, building and maintaining relationships with corporate social responsibility teams, and managing volunteer opportunities
  • In partnership with Director of Communications, build pitch decks and corporate fundraising collateral
  • In partnership with Program Team, oversee corporate volunteer engagement opportunities and events

 

Language Creation: 10%

  • Work with Director of Communications to create internal and external organizational language and communication best practices
  • Maintain language bank to use for grant writing and other internal/external purposes


Other: 10%:

  • Support the Development and Communications Team as needed on additional tasks and projects

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience in the non-profit sector; preferably 2-3 years of institutional giving experience
  • Demonstrates a passion for Chicago Run’s mission, a commitment to equity in alignment with Chicago Run’s core values, and desire to impact youth health and wellness through equitable, inclusive programming
  • Demonstrates a commitment to, and experience with, community-centric fundraising approaches
  • Has exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills and is detail-oriented
  • Demonstrates proficiency with basic software programs, including Microsoft Office, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel a plus
  • Has experience working with data entry, database management, or CRM tools
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and possesses flexibility
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and able to build relationships and communicate with a diverse array of stakeholders

 

Working Conditions

  • This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, and standard hours of operation are M-F, 9A-5P. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.
  • This role is 10% field based and 90% office-based with opportunities for remote work. Chicago Run values adaptability and nimbleness and offers opportunities for flexible working arrangements.
  • Chicago Run is committed to being an equal opportunity organization, and providing employment opportunities regardless of identity, including race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or veteran status.
  • BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: 10/1/21

Reports to: Director of Communications

 

Organizational Background

Founded in late 2007, Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides children and youth from Pre-K through high school with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 15, 2021

Salary

USD 50,000 - USD 55,000or commensurate with experience

Benefits

Chicago Run has comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, with both PPO and HMO options. We also offer:

  • Professional development stipends
  • 18 personal & sick days in first two years; 23 personal & sick days after two years
  • 401K plan
  • Paid winter break

Chicago Run has comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, with both PPO and HMO options. We also offer:

  • Professional development stipends
  • 18 personal & sick days in…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
3611 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

How to Apply

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Lauren Shirk at hr@chicagorun.org. No phone calls please.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Lauren Shirk at hr@chicagorun.org. No phone calls please.

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