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About the Position

The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund (IECEF) is looking to build the fundraising capacity of our organization in order to ensure we have the resources to achieve our mission and vision.

Experience within the fundraising field is preferred.

This position may be located in Chicago or Springfield, IL. The position is full-time and may include evening and weekend work, and occasional travel between Chicago and Springfield.

About You

We’re looking for a self-motivated individual who is excited by the challenge of addressing the biggest challenges facing Illinois by helping us execute our fundraising strategies. You should be a stellar communicator with excellent attention to detail who enjoys building, executing and evaluating strong programs.

We are a small, dynamic team that rely on each other to produce high quality work.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective, and we are always eager to further diversify our company. IEC/IECEF is committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most rewarding work of your career.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Development Director to plan and execute IEC’s development plan
  • Provide integral support for IEC’s largest fundraiser, the Environmental Leadership Dinner, taking place each fall including event management and supervision of silent auction and other fundraising activities during the event
  • Research, tracking, and preparing reports on prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Management of donor database and reporting functions
  • Creation and delivery of donor recognition materials

Qualifications

  • Experience with campaign analytics and developing metrics and reporting materials
  • Experience with fundraising principles
  • Experience with customer relationship management software (Salsa, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge), preferred
  • Genuine enthusiasm for engaging with audiences over social media
  • Knowledge of the latest nonprofit fundraising trends
  • Excellent written, inclusive, story-driven communication skills
  • Strong judgment of appropriateness and adherence to organizational policy positions and brand reputation
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft and Google software suites
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and people
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and work independently
  • Interest in environmental issues and policies

About Our Pay and Benefits

The development associate is a full-time permanent position located in Chicago or Springfield Illinois. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and vacation. Salary range is $35,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. Cover letter MUST include salary requirements. Candidates with salary requirements above the listed salary range will not be considered.

If you want to join Jen, Colleen, Lindsay, Eliot, Jeff, Iyana, Tucker, Crystal, Aly, Paloma, Tonyisha, Ariel, Ben, Brian and Dany in serving making Illinois a better place to live, work and recreate, please apply!

Equal Opportunity Employer

IEC/IECEF is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender expression or identity, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protective order status, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, certain arrest or criminal history records, homelessness and use of lawful products outside of work during non-working hours or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Equity, Allyship and Powerbuilding Values

IEC/IECEF is working always to ensure that everyone on our team feels engaged and supported in all areas of the organization’s operations as we work to become a fully inclusive, multi-cultural and anti-racist organization.

We are only as powerful as the people in our movement and those we serve. Building power for people and our environment in Illinois requires us to actively combat social and political power dynamics that disenfranchise marginalized communities across a broad range of issues beyond those that fall squarely within traditional environmental policy. When marginalized communities are empowered, environmental protections become more possible. Thus we are called to stand in solidarity as allies with those fighting for justice and to strengthen our democratic institutions where power drives policy change.

How to Apply

Introduce yourself to us as a colleague. Show us your future here and let us know what you’d bring to our organization! We value great writers, so be yourself, be creative, and take your time with the application.

Applications must be received by 10/15/2021

To apply please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to

Jeff Shelden, Development Director

By email to: jshelden@ilenviro.org

Please direct all questions to Jeff Shelden via email.

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About the Position

The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund (IECEF) is looking to build the fundraising capacity of our organization in order to ensure we have the resources to achieve our mission and vision.

Experience within…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021

Salary

USD 35,000 - USD 45,000

Benefits

About Our Pay and Benefits

The development associate is a full-time permanent position located in Chicago or Springfield Illinois. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and vacation. Salary range is $35,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. Cover letter MUST include salary requirements. Candidates with salary requirements above the listed salary range will not be considered.

If you want to join Jen, Colleen, Lindsay, Eliot, Jeff, Iyana, Tucker, Crystal, Aly, Paloma, Tonyisha, Ariel, Ben, Brian and Dany in serving making Illinois a better place to live, work and recreate, please apply!

About Our Pay and Benefits

The development associate is a full-time permanent position located in Chicago or Springfield Illinois. Benefits include health insurance, dental…

Location

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

How to Apply

How to Apply

Introduce yourself to us as a colleague. Show us your future here and let us know what you’d bring to our organization! We value great writers, so be yourself, be creative, and take your time with the application.

Applications must be received by 10/15/2021

To apply please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to

Jeff Shelden, Development Director

By email to: jshelden@ilenviro.org

Please direct all questions to Jeff Shelden via email.

How to Apply

Introduce yourself to us as a colleague. Show us your future here and let us know what you’d bring to our organization! We value great writers, so be yourself, be creative, and…

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