Job Purpose: Plan, monitor and coordinate all fundraising efforts for NSSRA Foundation and NSSRA. Work with the Executive Director, NSSRA Foundation Board and NSSRA staff to promote and accomplish the goals of NSSRA Foundation. Direct cooperative and effective working relationships with NSSRA Foundation, NSSRA staff and Board, community agencies and groups, both public and private.
Summary of Duties: Plan, monitor and coordinate all fundraising efforts for NSSRA Foundation and NSSRA. Communicate with the Executive Director on issues and activities related to fundraising in an effort to ensure effective operations of the department. Identify grants, and coordinate the preparation and submission of grant proposals for both NSSRA Foundation and NSSRA. Prepare reports as deemed necessary by NSSRA Foundation Board of Directors or NSSRA. Monitor financial activities and develop department and event budgets. Manage NSSRA Foundation fundraising events. Work with administrative staff to maintain NSSRA Foundation donor database and provide ideas and recommendations for NSSRA Foundation and NSSRA publications.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in development, communications, marketing, business or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in development or related field. Must have good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people in and out of NSSRA. Ability to create and maintain a team approach in accomplishing the goals of the agency is a must.
Additional Salary Information: 25-30 hours per week
About Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in its 13 northern suburban partner communities.
NSSRA has nearly 600 recreation, sport, cultural, social, and leisure offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship. NSSRA serves over 1,500 individuals with disabilities through our traditional and cooperative programs. Participants range in age from preschoolers, youth and teens through young adults, adults and seniors. Programs are offered at park district facilities, schools and other locations throughout the northern suburbs. NSSRA’s Inclusion support option provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy full participation in partner agency programs while receiving the individualized one-on-one support they need to succeed. Through its programs and services, NSSRA removes the barriers that might prevent an individual with disabilities from full participation in the fun and richness of experience that life has to offer.