Reports to: Executive Director and Board of Directors
Salary: $60,000 to 70,000
Location: Wheaton, IL
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision is a small, nationally-accredited, non-profit organization. Enjoy a rewarding career raising funds which bring hope and independence to children and adults with visual impairments who participate in our visual rehabilitation programs.
About the Opportunity:
The Director of Development manages our fundraising initiatives and donor relations. This includes obtaining grant funds, developing fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, directing individual, major gift and planned giving programs, as well as, coordinating fundraising events.
About the Responsibilities:
Developing an annual fundraising plan and budget
Growing major gifts and planned giving programs through identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors
Identifying and building relationships with new and prospective donors
Directing the annual appeal campaign mailing
Directing the annual gala and golf classic fundraising events
Generating new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty
Grant research, proposal writing, tracking and reporting
Writing and mailing donation acknowledgment letters
Coordinating and participating in bi-monthly Board of Directors meetings
Maintaining the Donor Perfect fundraising database
Other responsibilities as required
About the Qualifications:
5+ years of experience as a non-profit director of development
Experience in donor cultivation, grant writing and coordinating special events
Experience with Donor Perfect fundraising software a plus
Bachelor’s degree required
About the Benefits
Health and Dental Insurance
401(k) with match
2 weeks’ vacation plus 3 personal days
6 paid holidays in addition to your birthday
About Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, formerly Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation, is dedicated to helping individuals with low vision lead full, productive lives. We offer a full spectrum of care treating the head, heart and eyes. We will help you find the right devices and technology to maximize your vision so you not only see better but live a more independent life.
We provide hope, supported by science, to people with vision loss.