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Development Director

Company: CASA of McHenry County
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

General DescriptionThe Development Director is responsible for building a community in McHenry County of people who are passionate about supporting our mission to support and protect children who have been abused and neglected. This individual will build this community through leading and implementing a program designed to effectively solicit and steward donations from individuals, businesses, grantors, and foundations. The ideal candidate will develop a comprehensive donor development framework and be responsible for managing a portfolio of donors and prospects while driving increased revenue. Working closely with the Executive Director, this individual will execute all aspects of managing CASA's annual Light of Hope fundraising event, annual campaigns, grants, family foundations, business contributions and partnerships, major gifts, and individual donors. The Development Director will also maintain the donor database and become fluent at the event platform. This position will focus largely on outreach to new donors and the positive and timely stewardship of current donors. ResponsibilitiesResource Development

  • Lead the organization in developing an annual plan for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, reaching development objectives in the annual budget and strategic plan
  • Working closely with the Communications Manager and Executive Director, develop, implement, and track annual giving campaigns
  • Plan, lead and execute the annual Light of Hope event
  • Manage donor database, including generating reports, strategically analyzing data, and preparing recommendations
  • Develop and maintain the level of relationships necessary to provide effective stewardship and ongoing communications to donors and prospects
  • Working with the Executive Director, participate in the implementation of major donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  • Working with the Executive Director, participate in grant/foundation research, prepare grant proposals, and cultivate foundation relationships
  • Prepare progress reports and represent CASA of McHenry County during meetings with funders
  • Speak publicly about the organization at presentations, mixers, expos and events
  • Assist Executive Director with the development of annual and program budgets
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Working closely with the Communications Manager, prepare strategic communications for a variety of organization stakeholder groups and audiences including donors, funders, volunteers, general community and others
  • Participate in all aspects of awareness-raising events in the community
  • Provide ongoing support to the Development Committee
  • Identify opportunities to network in and present to the community
  • Prepare reports for the Executive Director, Board and Committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director - -Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 3 years' experience in fundraising, event planning and communications
    • Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of CASA
    • Personal & Professional Integrity, including maintaining confidentiality of donors and cases
    • Demonstrates humility and a desire to learn from others
    • Demonstrates desire and ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
    • Knowledge of and experience in multiple development techniques including: direct marketing, annual giving, special events, corporate/foundation relations, donor stewardship, grants, and major donor cultivation / stewardship.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse set of audiences; public speaking / presenting skills
    • Outstanding and compelling writing skills
    • Strong organizational skills and time management
    • Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines with a detailed eye
    • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing strategies to reach new donor audiences, increase constituency commitment, involvement, and support
    • Demonstrates analytical ability to continually improve processes and increase fundraising and development opportunities
    • Demonstrates ability to work closely and productively in many different settings with donors, board members, funders, volunteers, court personnel, and the media - -Accountability and Location:The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director who is responsible for his/her performance evaluations. Development Director will work from the CASA of McHenry County office in Crystal Lake, IL. -Annual Salary: -$58,000 -Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, 3 Professional References, and a professional writing sample -CASA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants must submit a resume, three professional references and an original writing sample of at least 500 words on the topic of volunteer management. All applicants must agree to the organization's background check and fingerprinting. CASA will reject any applicant found to have been convicted of, or having charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose a risk to children or to the CASA programs credibility.

Keywords: CASA of McHenry County, Crystal Lake , Development Director, Executive , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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