The Development Manager reports to PILI’s Executive Director and, in addition to the Communications & Events Manager, makes up PILI’s external relations team. This is position is focused on prospect researching, identifying and securing funding for PILI from individuals, foundations, law firms and corporations.
Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create and implement a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization;
Manage the implementation of Salesforce and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing;
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors;
Manage the acknowledgement of and communication with all donors;
Manage 2-3 direct mail appeals to individual donors annually;
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors;
Manage and grow PILI’s Giving Circles program;
Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies;
Develop and manage capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives, as needed;
Launch and manage a young professionals board;
Develop and manage donor recognition initiatives;
Oversee grant funding including prospecting research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements as well as maintaining an up to date grant calendar;
Manage PILI’s annual appeal for law firm and corporate donors; and
Develop sponsorship packages and solicit donors for special events in coordination with Communications & Events Manager.
Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary;
Assist in staffing appropriate board and auxiliary board committees;
Represent PILI at community meetings and events, as needed;
Attend staff meetings, other administrative meetings and events;
Assist with execution of PILI’s fundraising events; and
Perform other duties as assigned by PILI’s Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimum of 3-5 years of nonprofit development experience, or master’s degree in nonprofit management or similar course of study;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Strong computer skills including proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
Self-motivated individual with creative problem solving skills, and ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines;
Excellent interpersonal skills and eagerness to work in a team environment;
Availability to work limited evenings and weekends, typically not more than twice per month; and
Understanding of and commitment to the mission and work of PILI.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter with resume, two writing samples and three references. Please put “Development Manager” in the subject line. Please do not send application materials by mail, and no phone or email inquiries. Applicants will be contacted in the event that we wish to further discuss your qualifications.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on experience, and includes a generous benefits package with employer-paid health insurance and employer-funded retirement plan.
PILI’s mission is to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest law and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need.
We envision a legal community with a deeply rooted culture of service, where law students, lawyers and legal professionals at all stages of their careers engage in public in...terest law or pro bono work, and remain committed to addressing the unmet legal needs of the poor and underrepresented.