Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people - trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment - girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming - research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls and address the systemic barriers that impede girls’ success, particularly girls in low-income communities and girls of color.
Girls Inc. of Chicago, incorporated in November 2016, is the newest affiliate of the network of Girls Inc. organizations with the shared mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Girls Inc. of Chicago has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Manager of Fund Development. The Manager of Fund Development will execute the administrative and operational processes that will provide us with the financial and in-kind resources that are needed effectively deliver the right programs, activities and exposure experiences to girls in the city of Chicago. A successful Manager of Fund Development will support work in following core areas:
Additionally, the Manager of Fund Development will support Girls Inc. of Chicago by frequently participating in programming at schools and other community organizations to help ensure that all employees are serving as a visible and effective leaders and advocates for Girls Inc. of Chicago.
Donor Relations & Database Management:
Further develop and maintain the Donor Perfect fund development database; including data entry, reporting and list outputs, insuring accuracy of all data, and generating financial reports.
Execute queries and prepare final mailings for stewardship and email campaigns.
Maintain and improve the existing systems and processes to maximize results in gift processing and acknowledgement, gift accounting, reporting and stewardship.
Prepare analysis of fundraising campaigns results and donor giving patterns to help determine effective fundraising plans.
Research potential donors.
Process donations submitted online or via telephone.
Researches and evaluate requests for proposals and opportunities for grant funding.
Works with the Executive Director, the Program Director and others to develop grant programs and to complete and submit grant proposals.
Fund Raising and Special Events:
Develop and implement a communications calendar that coordinates email, social media, and event communications.
Administer mail and online appeals regularly throughout the year, in collaboration with the CEO.
Organize and lead special events and other fundraising activities and campaigns.
Attend networking events and meetings to establish new individual, corporate and community relationships. (Evening hours are required as necessary)
Provide administrative and logistical support to CEO.
Work with the CEO on the coordination of board meetings, annual reports, newsletters, brochures and other periodic reports.
Coordinate with other Girls Inc. team members data analytics and reporting.
Provide basic customer service to current and prospective donors and volunteers via telephone and email.
Ensure donors comments and feedback are passed along to the appropriate colleagues in the development and other departments.
Participate in special projects and take on additional tasks as requested.
At least 5 years of demonstrated success in fundraising/development/community outreach, preferably in a fast-growing organization
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Google Docs and PowerPoint
Comfort with a wide range of fundraising activities, including grant writing, special event coordination, and cultivation of individual, corporate and foundation donors
A high degree of professionalism, sensitivity, and integrity must be combined with an excellent attention to detail and organizational and communication skills (oral and written) to effectively communicate philanthropic opportunities
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Flexibility, initiative, and follow-through
Proficiency with DonorPerfect preferred
Interested candidates should apply with a resume and cover letter with salary expectations before November 16, 2018. No phone calls, please.
GIRLS INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
About Girls Inc. of Chicago
Girls Inc. of Chicago provides after school programming that focuses on the development of the whole girl. The combination of long lasting mentoring relationships, a pro girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers to grow up healthy, educated and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.
We encourage girls to believe in their fullest potential through the Girls Inc. Bill of Rights.
Girls Inc. Girls' Bill of Rights:
•Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
•Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
•Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
•Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.
•Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
•Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.