The Illinois Chapter of JDRF International is seeking candidates for Development Manager on the One Dream Gala team. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented fundraising professional to be involved in one of the largest Gala events in Chicago -- JDRF’s One Dream Gala is regularly recognized as one of the top three events in Chicago (Bizbash)… raising $4.9 million in 2016 with nearly 2000 guests, over 1000 auction items making up 450+ auction packages, 300 night-of-event volunteers, and an exceptional committee of Gala volunteer fundraisers/partners.
The Development Manager is a critical Illinois Chapter team member who will help manage, evaluate, and expand the One Dream Gala and other special events programs that build JDRF’s relationships with new and existing volunteers/donors and increase the Chapter’s revenue.
4+ years of relevant fundraising experience, ideally with experience supporting a gala or similar event.
Experience planning and implementing a fundraising auction or a similar fundraising program highly preferred.
Significant experience planning, developing and writing various campaign communications, including print, electronic, verbal/speeches and video appeals.
Experience developing strong working relationships with high-level volunteers and major donors.
Ability to build effective relationships with all levels of staff and volunteers, and represent JDRF in a highly professional manner to all constituents.
Occasional evening/weekend work required as needed. Ability to travel locally; occasional overnight travel.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience required.
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