PRC is hiring a Director of Development to work directly with the Executive Director, Fund Development Committee and Board of Directors and other PRC leaders to plan and implement successful fund development strategies focused on sustaining and growing the financial and in-kind support of PRC and to increase its visibility in the community.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle since significant local travel is required, be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. and be able to work evening and weekends as needed.
PRC offers a generous compensation and benefits package to our full time employees, including:
Medical insurance – HMO, PPO
Dental insurance – PPO
Flexible Spending Account participation
Short Term Disability
SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
Paid Time Off (PTO)
12 paid holidays
Position Essential Functions
Fund Development (estimated 40% of time)
Work with the Executive Director and Fund Development Committee to plan and implement a comprehensive annual development plan focusing on the specific identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and the further cultivation of new and existing donors.
Identify, plan, organize and implement initiatives to cultivate relationships and solicit gifts from individual, corporate, foundation, service/civic and religious donors that meet PRC’s financial goals.
Manage and provide support for all prospect identification, research, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.
Develop and implement strategies to enhance the planned giving solicitation process.
Oversee the research of funding opportunities and prepare/oversee proposals to individual, corporate and foundation donors.
Oversee the maintenance and enhancement of Raiser’s Edge, and other related records, to ensure effective cultivation, solicitation and donor recognition.
Extract, analyze, and formulate a plan for the appropriate use of Raiser’s Edge information for solicitation efforts.
Prepare summaries and key metrics reports regarding development activities for Board and Fund Development Committee meetings.
Attend Board meetings as requested and coordinate/attend Fund Development Committee meetings.
Marketing, Communications and Public Relations (estimated 25% of time)
Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations plan to meet PRC’s strategic objectives, increase PRC visibility throughout the community and to improve awareness of its mission and services.
Oversee the design, development and distribution of all marketing and informational materials (i.e. newsletters, e-blasts, annual report, fact sheets, brochures).
Build and maintain relationships with the media to ensure optimal coverage.
Oversee the preparation and dissemination of all media releases.
Oversee the maintenance of PRC’s website and ensure maximum use aligned with PRC’s Development goals.
Attend community events on behalf of PRC and participate in meetings of appropriate civic, professional, business and community organizations
Assess effectiveness of marketing and public relations strategies, and recommend refinements as appropriate.
Donor Relations (estimated 20% of time)
Work with PRC leadership to educate donors about potential funding opportunities.
Develop and implement a donor appreciation process, stratified by donor segment and including all donors.
Develop and manage a thank you letter process for all donations.
Special Events (estimated 15% of time)
Plan, organize, manage and implement special events (including fundraisers) that meet PRC’s development goals and goals to increase visibility.
Oversee volunteers and planning committees assisting with planning/implementing special events to ensure success.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required; Master’s preferred
Certified Fundraising Executive Certification (CFRE) a plus
§ Minimum 5 years successful fundraising experience required
Minimum 5 years experience supervising employees required
Minimum 3 years experience managing a CRM database required (Raisers Edge preferred) including using data for analytics
Experience developing and managing a budget required
Experience supervising volunteers a plus
Minimum 5 years experience in marketing or communications preferred
Commitment to PRC’s mission, values, community focus
Enjoys working in a social service non-for-profit organization
Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork
Able to effectively promote and represent PRC to other organizations
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills among diverse constituent groups
Highly organized, high attention to detail and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and a CRM database (preferably Raisers Edge)
Knowledge and Abilities
Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication and interpersonal relations
Able to work independently, with a team, and with a diverse group of individuals
Ability to work effectively with volunteers, with people from other countries & with people speaking other languages
Able to compile, analyze and evaluate data
Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Existing knowledge of the DuPage County community and philanthropic landscape a plus
Application Process To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to email@example.com.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
No phone calls, no faxes please. People’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job posting can also be found on our website www.peoplesrc.org - About PRC - Employment Opportunities
The mission of People's Resource Center is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
People’s Resource Center will be recognized in DuPage County for excellence of service, for w...ell-integrated support services, for our neighborhood partnerships, and for advocacy that promotes just and sustainable communities.
• Dignity and Respect: Recognizing the dignity of each person who comes to us, we create a welcoming and respectful environment in all of our programs and communication.
• Creative and Innovative: We express our mission directly. We try things in the community. We are willing to jump in to new areas in order to address an unmet need.
• Responsible Stewards: We welcome those who need resources, as well as those with resources to share.
• Compassionate: We listen, we encourage, we try to get to know our families, we provide some help and guidance, we advocate, in a spirit of kindness and compassion.
• Integrity: We place a high priority in living out of our principles, in our relationships, programs, and organizational practices.
People's Resource Center (PRC) is a grassroots organization in DuPage County, Illinois, founded in 1975 by community members looking to help neighbors who were facing financial hardship. Inspired by social justice heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Jane Addams, founders Dorothy McIntyre, Father Tom Peyton and a group of volunteers sought to do more than start a local food pantry. They wanted to build an organization across DuPage County that would help people overcome the isolating experience of poverty in the suburbs. In a small house on a quiet street in Wheaton, Illinois, they asked their friends to bring sacks of groceries and opened the doors. That first year they shared food with 125 local families.
Today, PRC operates one of the largest food pantry programs in the western Chicago suburbs, providing nearly 32,000 low-income DuPage County residents with basic human services and relationship-based educational programs to create paths to self-sufficiency. PRC’s programs include the following: full choice food pantries, clothes closets, social services, homeless prevention services, job search coaching, adult and family literacy instruction, computer technology access and training, citizenship classes, and art enrichment classes for children and adults. All PRC services are provided FREE to client families, eliminating cost as a barrier to access.
Basic needs assistance and empowerment programs are provided from two owned facilities - Wheaton, IL and Westmont, IL. Empowerment programs also deliver services from over 30 partner locations throughout DuPage County.
PRC’s 2016 demographics indicate that 29,959 neighbors were assisted at PRC through one or more of its programs; 37,512 grocery carts filled with food were distributed to neighbors in need visiting PRC’s pantries; 1,684 families were assisted in social services; 415 households received financial assistance; 1,529 families received clothing through the Clothes Closet; 1,453 students participated in the computer training program; over 680 students participated in art programs; and 583 students studied in literacy and education.
In 2015, PRC was recognized as the United Way Partner of the Year. That same year they also received the Neighborhood Builders Award from Bank of America, making them the first agency outside of the city of Chicago to ever receive this award.
The Board of Director’s is currently comprised of 17 highly committed members of the community that abide by term limits. PRC has a staff of 42 paid full and part-time employees and a dedicated volunteer base of approximately 2,400 individuals. PRC’s operating budget is currently $5.9 million.