Children’s Research Triangle (CRT), located in Chicago, IL, is in search of a full or part-time, Development Coordinator; we are seeking a self-starter with results-driven work ethic and positive leadership skills. CRT is a non-profit organization with a full medical and psychological clinic nationally recognized for clinical service provision, training, and research. We are dedicated to the healthy development of children and their families, specializing in working with high-risk children, many of whom have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol and/or have experienced trauma/maltreatment and community violence. The Development Coordinator will maintain and grow individual giving; cultivate and steward relationships with donors and prospective donors, including individuals, major donors, and corporate giving; and project manage and oversee fundraising events. We are looking for a highly-focused, skillful communicator who will successful execute all aspects of the development coordinator role. Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Hourly consultation rate negotiable based on experience. This position reports directly to the CEO. Visit our web site at www.childrensresearchtriangle.org for further information about our organization.
Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of four-years of relevant work experience in fundraising, with event planning experience is preferred
Proven ability to secure solicitation visits and manage a portfolio of donor prospects
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, skilled in building and sustaining meaningful relationships
Up-to-date knowledge of best practices and legal requirements of prospect research and data management
Strong computer skills including experience with database management or experience with donor databases, prospect management, and research
Ability to work well collaboratively and enthusiastically across departments at all levels of the organization
Excellent verbal and written skills including an ability to create clear, concise and effective presentations
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
Demonstrated flexibility, problem-solving, and time/resource management
Familiarity with Chicago’s funders and nonprofit landscape is a plus
Bachelor’s degree required
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to:
Dr. Linda Schwartz, CEO
Children’s Research Triangle
70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
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Lead and implement key individual giving campaigns and help create fundraising strategies (holiday appeal, spring appeal, on-line campaigns)
Maintain the donor database: track requests and donations, create queries and reports that inform individual giving strategies
Manage donor mailings for special events, individual and corporate appeals
Create and manage external print and electronic communications including social media, e-blasts, annual reports, fundraising appeals, press releases, and updating website content
Produce printed materials including annual reports, annual appeals, brochures
Collaborate with program staff to facilitate donor engagement opportunities and site visits for donors or prospective donors
Plan, guide and implement donor stewardship activities
Execute the donation acknowledgement process
Participate in the cultivation of relationships with community leaders, community-based organizations, and volunteers that result in high-impact engagement with CRT
Ability to understand and speak knowledgeably to the public and constituents about CRT’s mission, research initiatives, support and services/resources
Support the CEO in growing and developing the Board of Directors and Associate Board
Oversee the planning and successful execution of an Annual Gala and other special events
Research, identify and solicit new and returning events sponsors, including in-kind support
Create and edit event materials including sponsor packets, invitations, programs and website pages
Secure and coordinate all appropriate vendors, contracts, permits and licensing; manage materials, supplies and signage needed for event production
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Hourly consultation rate negotiable based on experience.
About Children's Research Triangle
Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healthy development of children and their families. CRT’s mission is to provide research driven services that improve the quality of life for all children with special needs or those who are at risk for developmental, behavioral, psychological or educational challenges. We accomplish this through the provision of a range of behavioral health services, including comprehensive screening, evaluation, and treatment. Our vision is for all children, no matter what challenges or disabilities they may face, to have a safe and nurturing childhood and to receive the support necessary to lead happy and fulfilled lives. Since 1998, CRT has worked with children and their families from across Illinois, helping to provide them with tools to cope, heal, and move forward after traumatic life events.
A signature program of CRT is Camp SOAR, (Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation), the overnight camp for children with special needs. Camp SOAR has a two-fold mission: 1. To provide outdoor and recreational opportunities for children and teens with special needs who otherwise have limited opportunit...ies to engage in such programs. 2. To provide respite and support for families with a child with disabilities.
Children with special needs seldom have the opportunity to participate in traditional outdoor and recreational activities. Camp SOAR offers that opportunity to children with autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, cerebral palsy and many other handicapping disorders. The purpose is to promote the physical and emotional well-being specifically for those children who ordinarily do not have the chance to engage in such programs, while also providing respite for the parents.