The Outreach and Development Manager is a full-time position that is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing two of the organization’s essential functions: 1) partner engagement, recruitment and retention and 2) fundraising in the areas of major gifts, grants and other areas as specified. The manager will serve as the primary liaison to partner organizations in order to build engagement, facilitate services and encourage partner support. She/he and will also be responsible for all functions of fundraising, including annual campaign implementation, donor cultivation and stewardship and staffing of the board’s Resource Development Committee. The Outreach and Development Manager will be out in the field meeting with donors, prospects and partner organizations regularly. The Outreach and Development manager is an integral part of a small staff team whom are passionate and committed to the work.
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the areas of fundraising or outreach
Experience working in the nonprofit sector is required; experience in the human services sector is preferred
Experience working for a small non-profit is a plus
Expertise in relationship building and a willingness to build effective relationships with members and community leaders through meetings and other communications
Proven track record of grant writing is required and major gifts experience is a plus
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access
Agility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities and directives often change quickly
Attention to details and accuracy in data entry and logistical planning
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and follow through on projects
Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a good driving record
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
ILLINOIS PARTNERS FOR HUMAN SERVICE
Illinois Partners for Human Service is a statewide network of more than 800 organizations, advocating for high quality, evidence-based approaches to providing human services. Illinois Partners educates, informs, and engages its network to advocate for adequate funding and practical state policies. We ensure that human service providers have a voice at the table... and are heard throughout the legislative and budget-making process.
WHAT AREAS DO WE ADVOCATE?
Illinois Partners works to maintain the human services system that offers programs and assistance to underserviced populations in the following areas: child welfare (foster care, support and enforcement); child development (head start); disability programs (vocational training, rehab); anti-poverty programs (TANF, Food Stamps); juvenile justice (diversion programs); community and long-term care for the aging; support for low-income working families; mental health and substance use (prevention and treatment programs; and housing (homeless assistance, supportive housing programs).
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CREATE A STRONG HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM IN ILLINOIS?
High quality services capable of helping Illinois residents improve their lives. Illinois Partners supports quality services that:
– Effectively apply the best practices
– Utilize sound fiscal management and operating systems
– Practice good stewardship of public funds and donations
Funding levels that reflect the needs of residents and the true cost of providing quality services. Illinois Partners supports adequate funding that:
– Keeps pace with demand
– Provides timely reimbursements to providers
– Covers the full cost of efficient service delivery
– Includes necessary investments in maintenance for facility and equipment as well as program administration
Human service providers are accountable for achieving meaningful outcomes. Illinois Partners supports measurable results where:
– Funding decisions are driven by performance
– Evaluation is transparent and based on program outcomes