Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, located on the north side of Chicago seeks a Chief Development Officer.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that will significantly increase the financial resources for two major non-profit social service agencies. Work involves identifying
strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward individuals, foundations and socially responsible corporations to support the MSVFS mission.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Leads a team of professionals responsible for administering fundraising programs and major gifts. Responsible for the recruitment and selection of team members, training, performance management, and corrective action as necessary.
In close collaboration with the CEO and senior management team, establish and implement strategic annual agency revenue goals to support the agency combined operating budget and programs and grow the endowment funds.
Design and implement a written plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an adequate portfolio of individual, foundation and corporate potential donors.
Personally, manage a portfolio of 100 prospective donors; making frequent contacts; developing and implementing written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give. Steward friends of the Centers through visits, written communications, tours and events to sustain major gift support. Manage Major Gifts Program. Maximize involvement of Major Gifts Committee of the Board of Trustees and work to use their leverage to secure major gifts. Prepare Board volunteers for solicitation.
Support the CEO’s and Board of Trustees’ major gift work with top prospects.
Represent and regularly communicate the MSVFS mission and core values. Articulate the agency programs, needs and short/long term goals to the various constituencies. Interpret public relations of the agencies to CEO and Boards.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree and/or continuing professional education in areas such as planned-giving and marketing is desirable. A minimum of seven years of successful fundraising experience and a minimum of five years of management-level fundraising experience. Baseline certification in fundraising, the CFRE is preferred with a compassion for the mission of a Catholic organization. The successful candidate is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with applicable computer systems is necessary.
The successful candidate is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with applicable computer systems is necessary. Membership in a professional fundraising association is expected of a professional. Baseline certification in fund raising, the CFRE is preferred with a compassion for the mission of a Catholic organization.