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Development Manager

Posted by
SkyART
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Chicago, IL
New
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Published 7 days ago

Development Strategy, Research and Reporting

  • Works in partnership with Director of Development, Executive Director and Board to create short and long-term development strategies, with an emphasis on individual donors.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and sustainable fundraising plan that includes corporate solicitation, individual and annual giving, grants from government agencies and foundations, and in-kind donations.
  • Researches and creates thorough profiles for prospective foundation, governmental and corporate funding sources in support of program and organizational growth initiatives.


Donor/Database Management

  • Manages the constituent database and other operational systems required to manage donor cultivation:
  • processes gifts and manages all donor/gift information
  • tracks giving activity
  • produces timely gift acknowledgements
  • prepares giving reports
  • Supports donor cultivation efforts.


Marketing, Communications and Special Events

  • Manages and executes marketing initiatives and timelines, including preparation and mailing (hard-copy and/or electronic) of appeal letters, thank you letters, brochures, flyers and newsletters.
  • Manages website.
  • Manages website and social media, including identifying social media opportunities.
  • Ensures up to date availability of organizational collateral (program brochures, flyers, etc).
  • Prepares customized marketing and presentation material in collaboration with the Development Specialist and other staff as necessary.
  • Develops communication materials and researches relationship management and cultivation strategies for fundraising and development.
  • Manages follow-up communications for fundraising and special events.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of fundraising and special events and helps secure revenue goals.


Grant Process Support

  • Maintains and updates the grant cycle calendar, which includes grant submission, reporting, acknowledgement and follow-up, with input from the Development Specialist.
  • Assists with the response and submission process for corporate, foundation, and government requests, including review and submission of final proposals prepared by the Development Specialist.
  • Supports the Development Specialist in compiling, writing, and editing grant proposals, LOIs, and reports.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of a streamlined and efficient grant filing system.


Board Support and Management

  • Coordinates Board meetings, schedules, and events, and maintains Board contact list.
  • Prepares and circulates all materials as they relate to the six+ Board meetings per year.


Campaign Steering Committee Support

  • Coordinates meetings, schedules, and events related to Committee activities.
  • Prepares and circulates all materials as they relate to each meeting.
  • Assists Committee in donor cultivation and research.
  • Maintains all documentation of donations as it relates to the Campaign.
  • Maintains clear communications between Committee, Board, and Staff as it relates to Campaign.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS Degree in business, finance, human services, arts administration or similar area required, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in nonprofit, social services, foundation/association environment, fundraising experience preferred
  • Significant experience in events planning and execution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, experience in grant writing preferred
  • Strong project management, research and organizational capabilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and working knowledge of fundraising software a plus


Development Strategy, Research and Reporting

  • Works in partnership with Director of Development, Executive Director and Board to create short and long-term development strategies, with an emphasis on individual donors.
  • Assists in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$42,000 - $57,000

Benefits

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Salary is commensurate with experience. 
  • Generous benefit package for eligible employees includes:
  • Paid time off (PTO) allowance including 10 days of vacation, five personal days, five sick days per year, eleven paid holidays and one additional day off for your birthday 
  • Employee retirement account with up to 3% contribution from SkyART 
  • Health Insurance benefits with minimal cost paid by employee


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Salary is commensurate with experience. 
  • Generous benefit package for eligible employees includes:
  • Paid time off (PTO) allowance including 10 days of vacation, five…

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and where you learned of the position opening to: develpment@skyart.org. Please write your name (Last, First) and position title in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • No phone calls please
  • Position begins July 2021


  • Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and where you learned of the position opening to: develpment@skyart.org. Please write your name (Last, First) and position title in…

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