Responsible to cultivate and solicit funds from individuals, foundations and corporate sources.
Meets annual fundraising goals through private foundations, corporations and individuals.
Manage and coordinate all aspects of annual benefit.
Works in collaboration with Board and other volunteers and staff to review and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Identifies corporate, foundation and individual prospects and conducts research to determine giving potential.
Cultivates relationships with on-going sources of funding, while identifying, researching, and cultivating relationships with potential new funding sources.
Arranges, conducts and coordinates cultivation of stewardship and recognition activities as well as on-site visits for foundation/corporation sponsors and donors.
Maintains accuracy of donor tracking systems and database for foundation/corporation and individual constituents while maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
Effectively track fundraising activity and provide necessary reports.
Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university; Master’s Degree preferred.
Three to five years of proven achievement as a fund raising professional and manager with an emphasis on cultivation and closing major gifts.
Proven track record of cultivating new funding sources, securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
Proven track record of securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community groups.
Must be able to strategically plan and develop funding plan to meet required goals.
Must have excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and be poised, diplomatic and able to work with a diverse group of highly motivated and involved staff, board and volunteers.
Must have a track record of success in personal gift solicitation.
Experience in planned giving a plus.
Competent in Microsoft Office tools and inputting services in an online database.
Some evening and weekend availability required.
Must be able to remain stationary 50% of the time.
Must be able to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Occasionally ascends/descends stairs.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classrooms and event’s needs.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
About SGA Youth and Family Services
SGA Youth & Family Services leads positive change for children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The non-profit has provided free, comprehensive services since its founding in 1911. SGA believes that sustainable community change results from a focus on early childhood, education supports, parenting, and workforce development. Collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and measurable outcomes fuel SGA’s efforts to replace the cycle of poverty with the Cycle of Opportunity.