The mission of Chicago Voyagers is to empower at-risk youth through outdoor experiential adventures that foster healthy relationships and responsible behavior. Chicago Voyagers is a young, but strongly growing organization (revenues growing at 30% a year) which services 400 youth a year. Our 2018 projected revenues are $450K.
This position is responsible for designing and implementing Chicago Voyagers’ development (fundraising) plans for the organization. This work is done in conjunction with the Executive Director, but has a high level of autonomy. The Development Manager is a key part of the Voyagers Leadership team, helping direct the organization. Responsibilities include:
Manage individual giving plan
Develop a detailed tactical development action plan for individual giving, including major donors.
Develop and implement a communication plan for donors, potential donors, and other partners.
Manage our donor database (Donor Perfect).
Manage fund raising events
Plan and coordinate two annual fundraising events (Gala and Adventure Challenge)
Plan and manage grant revenue program.
Manage corporate giving plan
Develop, implement and track an action plan for corporate giving.
Establish long term goals for funding
Recruit and oversee volunteers assisting with development work.
One part-time support staff would be assigned to assist with development work.
Must have five years’ non-profit professional experience developing and managing individual and corporate giving, events and grants with proven track record.
Be able to tap a network for sponsors and volunteers.
Self-driven with proven history of results
Strong written and verbal communication skills
High level of planning, organizational and project management skills
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships
Ability to recruit and manage volunteers
Need to be available for occasional weekend or evening work
Marketing and public relation skills a plus.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: unlimited paid time off
meaningful work making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth
Internal Number: 8476360422
About Chicago Voyagers
The mission of Chicago Voyagers is to empower at-risk youth through outdoor experiential adventures that foster healthy relationships and responsible behavior.