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Chief Professional Officer- NNW

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POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chief Professional Officer (CPO) position is accountable for leading the implementation of United Way of Metro Chicago’s (UWMC) strategic priorities in Evanston/Skokie, Elgin/Carpentersville, and Palatine. The CPO manages the Resource Development activities, oversees the community impact efforts, and represents the organization in the community. The CPO serves as the lead staff member supporting the recruitment, cultivation and engagement of the NNW Suburban Regional Board. The CPO will also represent United Way in numerous community forums and meetings in a manner that represents the values and goals of the organization.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Fundraising 45%

§ Direct aspects of annual and long-term fundraising growth by leveraging support from the NNW Suburban Regional Board, Chief Development Officer (CDO), Metro and local Campaign Cabinets, fellow CPO’s and Resource Development (RD) colleagues. 

  • Manage the acquisition and renewal efforts of non-workplace Leadership and Tocqueville Society donors from the NNW region, via personal outreach, recruiting and supporting volunteer solicitors, and partnering with UWMC RD team.
  • Manage a portfolio of 5-10 individual Tocqueville Society members capable of moving to higher levels of giving.
  • Drive event fundraising efforts in the region, including but not limited to Uniting for the Holidays, and in partnership with NNW Board and UWMC marketing and RD teams.

§ Lead Direct Mail efforts in the region, in conjunction with other CPO’s and RD team.

§ Partner with Resource Development colleagues to provide input on strategy regarding Corporate and Foundation fundraising in the region.

§ Manage local public relations activities coordinating with Marketing and Communications Department.

§ Develop, oversee and analyze goals, projections, pledge information and specific data-driven action plans to ensure donor cultivation and stewardship. Actively monitor results to goals and engage in corrective measures and recovery strategies during the year to achieve target results.

§ Adhere to data standards and protocols for capturing and recording information related to portfolio of accounts.


Community Impact 35%

§ Establish strong agency, community, and regional business collaborative partnerships within the region.

§ Coordinate strategies to position United Way as a key facilitator/community coordinator of health and human services through educational and/or public/civic group relationships and presentations.

§ Represent United Way through service on community forums, coalitions and boards, including the NNW Neighborhood Network in Evanston and the United Palatine Coalition.

§ In cooperation with the Community Impact Steering Committee Chair and in alignment with Community Impact priorities, facilitate the volunteer leadership discussion to determine most impactful method for investing grant dollars in targeted communities of greatest need

§ Provide regional perspective and local community expertise to Community Impact strategy.

§ Regularly partner with CI team on grantmaking and community engagement initiatives.


Local Board and Volunteer Support 20%

§ Work closely with the President and UWMC senior leadership to build local region oversight through the NNW Suburban Board.

§ Partner with UWMC leadership to identify and develop Board leadership and membership.

§ Implement all policies adopted by UWMC Board of Directors.

§ Coordinate and plan activities to engage Board and committees; prepare all Board materials and attend all volunteer meetings.

§ Manage all official records and reports related to Board or committee meetings or policies.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

§ Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in a not-for-profit arena, such as a foundation or United Way; health and human services background.

§ Proven record of organizational management, grant management experience, supervision of staff/volunteers and successful fundraising.

§ Strong verbal and written communications, presentation skills and executive presence. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Preference for candidate with knowledge of the NNW suburban region. 


ACCOUNTABILITY AND DECISION MAKING

§ Makes decisions within the procedures and guidelines of the NNW Suburban Regional Office and United Way of Metro Chicago.

§ Makes independent decisions by utilizing discretion when managing the NNW Suburban Region.

§ Understands the priorities of the area to effectively support and execute projects accordingly.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chief Professional Officer (CPO) position is accountable for leading the implementation of United Way of Metro Chicago’s (UWMC) strategic priorities in Evanston/Skokie, Elgin/Carpentersville, and Palatine. The CPO…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

BENEFITS OFFERED

§ Medical, Dental and Vision

§ Life and AD&D Insurance

§ Disability Leave

§ Paid Parental Leave

§ Paid Family Leave

§ Employee Assistance Program

§ 401k Plan

§ Paid Time Off including Personal Time, Sick Time & Paid Holidays


BENEFITS OFFERED

§ Medical, Dental and Vision

§ Life and AD&D Insurance

§ Disability Leave

§ Paid Parental Leave

§ Paid Family Leave

§ Employee Assistance Program

§ 401k Plan

§ Paid Time…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must officially apply through our website with a cover letter and resume along with two writing samples that best demonstrate their recent work.

TO APPLY:

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must officially apply through our website with a cover letter and resume along with two writing samples that best…

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