Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Details: Salary range starts at $50K.

Published

09/13/2018

Address

111 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago
Illinois
60604
United States

Description

SUMMARY

Reporting to and in partnership with the Editor in Chief, the Development Officer will spearhead individual giving efforts through developing and implementing a strategy for securing individual contributions and managing a portfolio of existing Reporter donors. The Development Officer will set annual fundraising goals in consultation with the Editor in Chief.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Identify and qualify potential donors generated from email subscribers as well as other sources, including the

lists of other organizations and donor solicitation services.

·       Maintain and update donor and email subscriber lists, engage existing donors and identify new donors, with a

focus on increasing online giving at all levels

·       Analyze e-subscriber and donor lists, focusing on how to use market segmentation to increase giving and

engagement

·       Manage regular communications with e-subscribers and donors, including drafting donor appeals, in conjunction with Reporter and other CRS staff.

·        Solicit names for potential email subscribers from staff and existing outreach lists for the Reporter

·        Build the Reporter’s fundraising board.

·        Schedule and attend key donor and prospective donor meetings with the Editor in Chief.

·        With a development intern, coordinate direct response (mail, phone and digital) fundraising efforts, including

creating content and message and the calendar and schedule for appeal letters.

·       Keep track of all communication and actual live contacts through the customer management sys (EveryAction).

·        Track growth of email and donor lists, providing a monthly update to Reporter and other CRS staff

·        Represent the Reporter at events.

·        Manage planned giving marketing efforts in coordination with the other CRS Development staff membership department.

·        Manage AdWords campaigns focused on increasing donor and email lists; providing a monthly report to

Reporter and other CRS staff

·        Develop an appeal campaign targeting millennial donors.

·        Review and revise donor page on Chicago Reporter.com

·        Various other duties or tasks as assigned by the Editor in Chief.

 

SUPERVISIORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·        2 or more years of nonprofit development experience.

·        Some knowledge of journalism and trends in national and local media.

·        Excellent written and presentation communication skills.

·        Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision.

·        Experience with constituent relationship management systems.

·        Attention to detail and strong project management skills.

·        Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.

·        Bachelor’s degree preferred.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

·        Demonstrated sound judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Able to travel and work some evenings and weekends.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

None Required

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to speak, read and write English with high proficiency. Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

·        Solid professional experience using social media

·        Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills.

·        Experience using EveryAction preferred.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Basic mathematical skills required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work may require walking or standing to a significant degree, including ascending and descending stairs. Work requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, including imparting oral information to constituents, co-workers and the public. Work requires the ability to be able to hear and receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires vision approximating 20/20 either naturally or through correction with lenses and a reasonable field of vision.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work environment includes occasional exposure to weather. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This a full-time position, and hours of work are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday but hours will vary based on organizational need. Some weekends and evening hours will be required.

 

TRAVEL

Some local travel will be required.

 

EEO STATEMENT

Community Renewal Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


CRS expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CRS’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employees for this job. Duties and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Benefits

Excellent health and wellness benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

jhollie@communityrenewalsociety.org
https://www.communityrenewalsociety.org/

Send cover letter and resume to Jessica Hollie, HR Administrator at:

jhollie@communityrenewalsociety.org Email

(866) 794-0218 Fax

111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 820, Chicago, IL 60604 Regular Mail

No Telephone Calls Please

 


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