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Development and Communications Manager

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Reports to: Director of Development

Organizational Summary: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community-based organization building power for education, immigration, and housing equity, particularly in the Avondale, Hermosa, and Logan Square neighborhoods of Chicago, and leads and collaborates with coalitions for policy change across the city and state. LSNA’s work includes organizing for affordable housing and immigration justice, expanding our nationally-replicated Parent Mentor Program, engaging LSNA’s parent and youth leadership base, deepening our after-school programming, and growing our mutual aid efforts. 

LSNA is a woman of color led organization that centers the voices and experiences of the primarily Latinx, indigenous, and immigrant leaders who guide our work. LSNA’s vision is for BIPOC and immigrant parents, young people, and individuals to determine the future of their own lives and their families, schools, and communities. At LSNA, we channel our power and energy through Palenque. Historically, Palenque is an example of Black, Brown, and Indigenous resistance and solidarity—spaces where radical liberation could both exist and thrive. Palenque describes a spirit of resistance, solidarity, and self-reflection, intentionally centering Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. Position: The Development and Communications Manager partners with LSNA’s Director of Development in developing and implementing LSNA’s fundraising and communications efforts. The Development and Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and growing philanthropic efforts such as the individual and sustaining donor campaign, events, an annual appeal, and sponsorships. The Manager is also responsible for leading strategic communications campaigns, in collaboration with the Director of Development, to advance LSNA’s vision and engage donors. The Development and Communications Manager will also support foundation and government grant writing. 

Responsibilities

Development: 80%

Individuals/Events:

  • Support the creation and implementation of the department’s operational plan that incorporates a range of strategies, including foundation/government grants, annual appeals, sustaining donors, corporate and individual appeals, social media, sponsorships, and events. 
  • Expand individual and sustaining (monthly) donor base; develop and lead major donor campaign, including development and implementation of individualized cultivation plans.
  • Pursue opportunities to improve the donor experience with LSNA, including donor recognition efforts. 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of LSNA’s key fundraising events with the goal of maximizing the event experience, participation, and fundraising objectives. This includes engaging venues and vendors, managing expenses to budget, meeting fundraising targets, engaging community volunteers, and organizing and producing online/virtual fundraising efforts. Develop additional fundraising opportunities as the event landscape evolves.  
  • Grow sponsorship program; develop relationships with businesses and enhance sponsorship incentive plan to engage rolling and event sponsors throughout the year. 
  • Support key staff and board members to prepare them for meetings with potential donors and sponsors. 
  • Liaise with LSNA’s Board of Directors and Members Action Council regarding fundraising efforts. 
  • Responsible for donor database and ensuring gifts are recognized in a meaningful, timely manner. 
  • Maximize potential of Fund EZ database while exploring other CRM databases for use by LSNA. 

Grant Support:

  • Support the Director of Development in the creation/writing of grants and reports.
  • Organize and prepare attachments for proposals.
  • Support online government systems interface, grants management.

Communications: 20%

  • Coordinate communications strategy with an emphasis on social media to expand and maintain a thriving social media audience.
  • Design brand assets and content, ensuring consistent brand and marketing messaging across organization. Administrator for designed materials, communication assets, and story archive.
  • Maintain and update website.
  • Lead production of annual report/congress book, including preparing written content and design.
  • Work with program staff to write, review, and compile stories.
  • Develop and distribute monthly e-blasts. 

Other:

  • As needed, recruit and supervise interns to support development and communications efforts. 

Education, Experience, Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3-5 years of fundraising experience, particularly in individual donor cultivation, ideally in grassroots, social justice organizations.  
  • Ability to persuasively articulate passion for LSNA’s mission and values. 
  • Excellent computer skills. Expertise/experience in MS Word and Excel. Experience with mail merge and Fund EZ database or similar CRM databases. 
  • Technical skills; knowledge of how to produce online events. 
  • Knowledge/experience of graphic design and website/social media administration. 
  • Capacity to see the “big picture” while also being goal-oriented and detailed. High level of initiative and ability to work independently and also collaborate with a small, close-knit team.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clearly and persuasively. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement complex plans; follow-through.
  • Adept at building relationships; strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice. Spanish speaker a plus. 

Reports to: Director of Development

Organizational Summary: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community-based organization building power for education, immigration, and housing equity, particularly in the Avondale…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$52,500 - $60,000

Benefits

Paid time off for sick, personal, holidays, annual vacations. LSNA covers 80% of health benefits and offers a 401(k) plan. LSNA offers paid days off the last week of December through the first of the year. Flexible work environment, including the possibility of some remote work post-COVID.

Paid time off for sick, personal, holidays, annual vacations. LSNA covers 80% of health benefits and offers a 401(k) plan. LSNA offers paid days off the last week of December through the…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish speaker a plus

Bilingual English/Spanish speaker a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
2840 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60618, United States

How to Apply

Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Send to apply@lsna.net. The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Send to apply@lsna.net. The position will be filled as soon as…

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