Development Officer - Part Time

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Remote

Ok

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience, at 20 hours per week

Published

11/06/2018

Start Date

01/02/2019

Application Deadline

12/15/2018

Address

228 S. Wabash Ave.
Suite 500
Chicago
IL
60604
United States

Description

Overview

Since 1992, CAPE has engaged students, inspired teachers, transformed schools, and demonstrated impact by weaving the arts into academic classrooms across Chicago. CAPE is a fiscally sound organization that has a successful history of receiving support from private and public sources.


To further the reach and impact of CAPE’s work, we seek a trustworthy, dedicated, and experienced professional to support our individual giving efforts as a consultant or part-time staff member. A successful candidate will enjoy collaborative work and will be excited to learn about, train in, and undertake a significant role in CAPE’s approach to individual giving.


Working at CAPE, the Development Officer will have the opportunity to support and to build upon a growing network of individual donors by contributing to individual giving efforts, organizing special events, collaborating with CAPE’s Board of Directors and Associate Board, and supporting marketing and communications strategies. The Development Officer will report to the Executive Director and will coordinate her/his work with CAPE’s Communications & Marketing Manager and the Grant Writer.


Position Details

  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Status: Part time employee or consultant, depending on candidate preference
  • Hours:  20 hours per week; some evenings and weekends required for meetings and special events
  • Benefits:  Part-time employees are eligible for certain benefits, including access to health insurance and 401k.
  • Location: Based at the CAPE Offices at 228 S. Wabash, partial work-from-home arrangements are possible.  
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible based on availability


Responsibilities

Donor Acquisition

  • Lead semi-monthly information sessions on CAPE’s mission designed to educate and inspire prospective donors
  • Engage potential donors to determine interest and set next steps for further engagement
  • Support volunteers and board members in identifying and cultivating potential new donors

 

Donor Cultivation and Retention

  • Schedule and attend meetings, phone calls and small group events with annual fund donors
  • Meet with program staff and visit classrooms to collect information and stories to share with potential and current donors

 

Donor Solicitation

  • Support the Executive Director in scheduling meetings and calls with the members of CAPE’s Creative Learning Society  
  • Develop and organize mission-driven small-scale special events for Creative Learning Society Members
  • Develop, and when appropriate present, solicitation materials and proposals for leadership gifts

 

Administrative

  • Work with Communications & Marketing Manager to create and distribute fundraising mailings (physical and digital), including calendar maintenance, printing, and mailing
  • Meet quarterly with the Office Manager to reconcile accounting and fundraising records
  • Contribute to foundation and corporate prospect research, and contribute to grant proposals if needed
  • Maintain and update information in CAPE's donor management database and create reports as needed by CAPE board and staff
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the development team consisting of board members, volunteers and staff members

 

Special Events

  • Lead the planning, execution, and follow up related to CAPE's annual fundraiser, smaller donor events, discussion panels, and art exhibitions throughout the year
  • Support the CAPE Associate Board in developing and executing 2 or 3 special events each year

 

Board Relations

  • Participate in the CAPE Board of Directors Development and Marketing Committees
  • Work with the Executive Director to schedule committee meetings and confirm attendance
  • Attend and take minutes at board and committee meetings as needed

 

Staff Meetings

  • Participate in weekly Advancement Team meetings and quarterly staff meetings


Qualifications

  • Ability to articulate a passion for the arts and arts education and/or a personal connection to public education
  • Demonstrated understanding of prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies
  • Bachelor's degree required in a related field
  • Passion for engaging with potential and current donors, both one-on-one and in group settings
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Apps, and at least one donor management database (Bloomerang a plus)
  • Ability and eagerness to travel occasionally to schools located all across Chicago and to occasional conferences and workshops nationally
  • Comfort with working independently and collaborating with colleagues and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills that can be adapted for different audiences
  • Understand and abide by generally accepted fundraising ethics and privacy standards and policies
  • Experience with Benevon a plus

Benefits

Part-time employees are eligible for 401k participation, paid sick leave, and health insurance participation.

Level of Language Proficiency

English (native or bilingual proficiency ) required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://capechicago.org/development-officer/

Please visit the website listed to complete the application form and upload a resume and cover letter. Detailed instructions available at http://capechicago.org/development-officer/ .


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