Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Peer to Peer Programs serves as part of the Illinois Chapter’s senior leadership team in supervising all aspects of the Peer to Peer (P2P) program. This includes overseeing seven JDRF OneWalks programs, six in the Chicago area and one in Peoria taking place in late September and early October. The Illinois chapter has a long history of highly successful OneWalks, with 30,000 attendees annually.
Additional peer to peer programs include Illinois participation in the national Ride to Cure Diabetes program, Challenge and Endurance, Kids for a Cure, First Look for Charity and JDRF Your Way. Peer to peer programs represent over $5 million in annual revenue.
The Director, Peer to Peer Programs is a critical Illinois Chapter leader who will help manage, evaluate, and expand the P2P programs and increase the Chapter’s revenue. He or she will work with the chapter team to ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of JDRF grow through increased corporate, family, volunteer, and other consistent involvement, and will lead the development and various communication activities related to P2P fundraising overall.
Leadership responsibility for integrating, coordinating, leveraging and expanding the comprehensive peer to peer program at the Illinois chapter, which includes:
Seven OneWalk programs throughout the state.
Illinois donors’ engagement and participation in the national Ride to Cure Diabetes program with a focus on growing the program, gaining corporate partners and exploring new areas of opportunity.
Endurance event participation including marathon, half marathon and triathlon.
Targeted fundraising efforts including School Walks, DIY fundraising, Youth Ambassador Program, and other as needed event management.
Achieve or exceed fiscal year goals for all peer to peer programs representing over $5 million in revenue. Achieve “at or under” expense budget.
Supervise staff of six development managers and department coordinator as well as a host of volunteers. Participate in staffing decisions and staff evaluations.
Manage the revenue and expenses of all programs effectively with an eye on revenue growth and expense reduction opportunities. Provide frequent financial updates, forecasts and revenue reports.
Understand and serve as one of the key leaders in driving and implementing the strategic direction and purpose of the chapter, in partnership with the senior team.
Formulate, implement and lead strategies and tactics for chapter P2P fundraising and development activities to sustain continued growth, maximum penetration of core market areas and opportunities for expansion where appropriate.
Provide strategic direction and active leadership for P2P external and community development activities such as corporate partnership development, volunteer leadership development, marketing, and communication and education programs.
Identify, build and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement in JDRF activities.
Make recommendations about development to the nominating committee.
Recruit, manage and continually develop assigned committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, material support, and assistance in building and implementing committee annual plans.
Provide ongoing growth and development by motivating, developing and directing staff and volunteers as they work to achieve JDRF and chapter priorities.
Assume lead role in developing committee structure, volunteer relationships and the placement of volunteers in leadership roles in the P2P program.
Develop an annual plan for each assigned priority including financial goals and objectives.
Assist in identifying and cultivating major donors and planned gifts and work with the Executive Director in donor cultivation.
Support One Dream Gala ($5M annual revenue) as well as outreach efforts.
Coordinate corporate and marketing partnerships with the Director of Corporate & Marketing Partnerships.
With national direction, implement marketing and PR materials.
Works closely with the operations team to efficiently manage the business and financial side of the P2P programs.
Support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities and guiding principles of JDRF.
Communicate and set expectations clearly and appropriately.
Establish and maintain departmental and organization-wide policies and procedures and support regional and national directives.
Plan, schedule, prioritize, abide by and monitor all activities and procedures related to the department.
Represent the best interests, professionalism and integrity of JDRF in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the JDRF mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example
Establish a network and represent the organization in professional societies/organizations.
Bachelor's Degree required; CFRE a plus. NOTE: Required combination of education and work experience is based on chapter's cluster and marketplace.
Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of progressively responsible and related fundraising experience with a minimum of 3- 5 years in a supervisory capacity required.
Experience in working with high net worth donors, volunteers and major corporations.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources. Volunteer management experience.
Understanding of computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Understanding of Salesforce or other database platform such as like Luminate Online and Greater Giving.
Effectively multi-task, establish priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
Must develop, maintain and utilize relationships. Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements. Familiarity with volunteer/staff partnerships. Exceptional management, leadership and team-building skills.
Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency when handling diversified assignments. High capacity to assess the value, importance and/or quality of activities and people.
Excellent written, oral and communication skills. Ability for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively. Superior active listening, observation, analytical and problem recognition and solving skills.
Exercise sound judgment. Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.
Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful and a strong team player.
Ability to travel locally required. Occasional overnight travel as needed. Evening and weekend work required as needed.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the co...mmunity. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org