The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force seeks a full-time Development Director to create and implement the Task Force’s fundraising program. The Task Force currently has a budget of $1.2 – 1.6 million annually, with a diverse funding base consisting of foundation (48%), government (16%) individual (15%) and corporate (21%) sources. The Task Force has worked to expand its corporate partnerships and individual donations and seeks to further diversify sources of revenue.
The Task Force is a 501(c)(3) charity that sits on and is sponsored by Rush University Medical Center Campus. Task Force employees are leased RUMC employees enjoying the benefits afforded RUMC employees including health insurance, dental insurance, life and disability insurance.
The Development Director is will be responsible for managing private fundraising activities including but not limited to individual giving, corporate/foundation relations, and special events. The successful candidate will work collaboratively across the organization to engage committee members, volunteers, executive leadership and management to identify opportunities for philanthropic support and sponsorship. The Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Development Director will embrace the mission of the Task Force and also exemplify the RUMC mission, vision and values, and will act in accordance with RUMC policies and procedures.
Develop and implement an annual fundraising strategy, including quarterly activities and metrics
Develop and implement an annual donor communications strategy in collaboration with the communications team
Create, manage and implement the Task Force’s individual giving programs
Plan and execute fundraising and cultivation events, including small receptions and an annual fundraising gala
Collaborate with the Community Engagement and Communications Manager regarding other events that have sponsorship potential
Develop, cultivate and grow relationships with major donors
Prepare and implement direct mail and email solicitations
Conduct prospect research to grow and cultivate the Task Force base of individual, corporate and foundation funders
In collaboration with program staff and the Executive Director, write high-quality, accurate grant proposals and reports for funders and ensure their timely deliveries to funders
Manage and track donations and acknowledgements through Salsa CRM fundraising database
Collaborate with the communications team on the Task Force annual report
Act as staff liaison for the Task Force Development Committee
Create content and manage the Task Force donations webpages
Provide donor- and events-related content for the Task Force’s social media presence
Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Required Job Qualifications:
Must embrace the mission of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, nonprofit management or related field required
5-7 years of experience in fundraising and communications
Successful and progressive background in fundraising and stewardship, particularly with diverse groups and communities
Strong interpersonal and writing skills including excellent presentation, writing, editing and proofreading skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies including volunteers, program participants, individual and major donors
Advanced computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and desktop publishing software
Demonstrated/hands on experience with fundraising databases
Self-motivated with an ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
Must be detail-oriented and have utmost integrity
Must have ability to prioritize multiple assignments
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
Initiative, sound judgment, and an ability to work collaboratively to move programs and prospects forward.
Time management skills in the context of multiple competing priorities.
Careful attention to detail and a commitment to quality and timeliness in all work.
Demonstrated experience working with databases such as Salsa CRM.
Proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Reliability, flexibility and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality.
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as necessary.
About Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force is a not for profit housed on the Rush University Medical Center campus. Our mission is to eliminate healthcare disparities and in particular disparities in survival from breast cancer. We treat women holistically and work to ensure that all women have an equal chance at survival from breast cancer.