Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts through an increased engagement with individual and business donors. In addition, the Development Director will oversee preparation for an upcoming Capital Campaign.
Lead efforts in ongoing individual donor and business donor development.
Prepare agency for it's first capital campaign in support of future facility needs.
Will work with Development Consultant and other partners in the development of direct mail fundraising materials and quarterly newsletters, as well as other marketing materials including social media.
Will work with staff, managing the week to week donation deposit and acknowledgments utilizing agency donor database.
Will work with Development Consultant to plan special events, such as annual 5K fundraiser.
Will provide additional oversight of grantwriting and reporting processes in conjunction with Executive Director.
Represent agency at community events as needed.
Bachelors Degree Required
Experience in development, and preferably capital campaigns
Excellent organizational, oral and writing skills
Commitment to issues of poverty and hunger relief
Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (grant related if available) to Carl Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Respond Now
Respond Now, a United Way agency, began providing services and answering the emergency needs of south suburban Chicago residents over 40 years ago. In 1969, a local association of ministers recognized a growing need within the community for emergency food and other basic necessities beyond what government programs were able to provide. The congregations pooled their resources and formed Respond Now. Although we began as a food pantry we soon expanded our services to address many other emergency needs throughout Chicago's south suburbs.
Our mission states:
Respond Now exists to provide immediate relief for residents of the Chicago south suburbs who are in need while maintaining their dignity and affording respect.
We do this by:
Helping people through their temporary emergencies with financial assistance
Providing food to families and individuals in need
Providing sound referrals and counseling for other needed services
We achieve our mission by providing Health, Hunger and Housing services.