Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will work with the Executive Director and senior management to create and implement the BPNC's fundraising strategies. This includes prospect research, developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing foundations and donors (including government agencies, private foundations, and individual donors), responding to RFPs, RFQs, and other opportunities for proposals for both restricted and unrestricted operating revenue, submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects, developing and sustaining an individual donor base, and maintaining an accurate development calendar.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals/contracts to government agencies, foundations and corporate sources.
Perform prospect research on existing government RFPs, RFQs and other funding opportunities from foundations and corporations.
Work with the finance department and program staff to gather information necessary to report to government/corporate/foundation funders on current funded programs.
Comply with all grant reporting as required by all donors.
Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Executive Director to provide regular written updates (newsletters, etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
Track statistics relevant to development and provide written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.).
Work with the Executive Director to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
Coordinate annual agency fundraiser.
Assist with other projects as assigned or requested.
Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of two (2) years of grant writing experience
Previous experience with non-profit environment preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
Proficient in word processing, database and spreadsheet applications
Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills
Experience working in deadline-driven environments
Able to monitor and meet grant writing goals
Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
Flexibility with work schedule as position requires occasional evening and weekend hours
Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
Upon offer of employment, applicants must complete all forms related to hiring, including BPNC’s application and if required a background check. BPNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected under Federal and state law as outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations.
About Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving a low-income working class neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrants’ rights, promote gender equity, and fight all forms of violence. Founded in 1997, BPNC unites individuals and neighborhood institutions to organize campaigns to win essential resources for one of Chicago’s most under served communities, improve public policy and address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
BPNC organizes campaigns to address the following issues: Education Justice, Housing and Economic Justice, Community Safety, Youth Development, and Immigrant Rights. In each of these core issue areas, BPNC assists community leaders in organizing their own resources and capacity to affect substantial and meaningful change. BPNC also provides a series of social services to affect positive change in the same issue areas, and maintains Full-Service Community School (FSCS) partnerships with five local schools (Burroughs Elementary, Davis Eleme...ntary, Shields Elementary, 'Shields Middle, and Kelly High School). These partnerships have increased our ability to not only sustain and increase our impact in the community, but has also assisted us in obtaining successful outcomes for all of our initiatives and services.