Work as the lead (in conjunction with the executive director, development director, development team, and volunteer leadership) to increase the revenue of assigned fundraising activities and events. Manage, evaluate, and expand programs that increase the organization’s revenue and build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors. Organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand events and programs.
This position will work with the development team to manage a number of annual events and campaigns with a cumulative goal of more than $1 million and a strong focus on revenue growth.
Support the mission of Youth Services.
Help formulate and implement strategies and tactics for fundraising and development activities to sustain continued growth.
Provide management and active leadership for major external and community development activities such as community events benefitting Youth Services and volunteer development.
Identify, build, and steward relationships with community leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement. Establish a network and represent Youth Services in professional societies/organizations as needed.In partnership with supervisor and team, manage and develop assigned committees through leadership, cultivation, stewardship, and tactical support and assistance in building and implementing volunteer committees.
Maintain accurate and complete records for each event.
Provide excellent customer service and stewardship to Youth Services donors and volunteers.Prospect and solicit gifts, both monetary and in-kind.
Ensure that logistics and budget/timelines are met for each applicable event and conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the success of each applicable event and opportunities for growth.
Utilize computer software systems to track and analyze data related to events and donors
In partnership with supervisor and development team help develop an annual plan for each of the programs including financial goals, objectives, and calendar of activity.
Accountable for meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers and other department requests in a timely fashion.
Ensure the confidentiality and security of proprietary information.
Willingness to perform other duties assigned by immediate supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience required.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 4+ years of relevant fundraising/business experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong fundraising event-focused experience preferred.
Knowledge of fundraising and event fundraising activities is a must
Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers
Strong relationship building skills
Very good interpersonal skills
Ability to travel locally required
Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed
Youth Services believes that every child should grow up happy, healthy & hopeful. We foster the social and emotional well-being of children and youth.
The agency was founded in 1972 in Glenview and in 1974 in Northbrook as the community’s response to the needs of children. Because both agencies shared the same mission, they merged in 1992. Since that time, Youth Services has grown to offer programs focused on early intervention, intervention,
and crisis response.