Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services provided are located in the community. Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.
Typical services provided include case management, counseling/therapy, individual skills training, medication training, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning.
Job Summary: The Chief Communications and Development Officer (CCDO) is responsible for all public relations within Trilogy; including building, sustaining, and managing Trilogy’s reputation as seen and understood by the public. He/she is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all of Trilogy’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. The CCDO is responsible for identifying and developing target media to raise awareness of our work and expertise in priority areas. He/she is also responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring a strategic communications plan to advance Trilogy’s brand identity and increase Trilogy’s visibility across key stakeholder audiences. The CCDO will oversee development and fundraising efforts, direct the efforts of assigned staff, and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with other departments at Trilogy.
Plan, develop, and implement Trilogy’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relation activities internally and externally.
Create and implement a strategic communication plan to advance Trilogy’s brand identity, maximize visibility across audiences, and reinforce the organization’s role and reputation within the community.
Identify, leverage, and integrate video, digital, social media, and other appropriate platforms that will increase the effectiveness and timeliness of communications. Identify and develop target media and oversee content production.
Develop, execute, and manage a comprehensive development strategy to expand funding to support existing programs and future growth of Trilogy; i.e. capital campaign, annual giving, planned giving, prospect identification, endowment, special programs and events.
Manage relationships with current donors; and develop cultivation strategies to build new funder relationships and supporters. Research and secure financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and federal/state government grants.
Establish performance measures and monitor results to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's fund development program.
Provide oversight and direction of day-to-day operations of Trilogy’s communication and development function.
Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in development of fundraising programs, preferably within a complex not-for-profit environment.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues, volunteers, and donors.
Ability to organize fundraising activities effectively, prioritize prospects, and participate in high-level gift discussions.
Experience with development and maintenance of donor relation programs
Goal oriented with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization
Demonstrated management experience, successful leadership, and mentorship of professional and support staff
Understanding and experience with social media platforms
Strong leadership and delegation skills; sound judgment and integrity.
Willingness to try new approaches and take appropriate risks
Trilogy, Inc., founded in 1971, is a private not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization with more than 40 years of experience serving people with serious mental illness in the Chicago community of Rogers Park and its surrounding areas. Trilogy's mission is to assist people in their recovery from serious mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their own capabilities and life dire...ction.Central to the philosophy of all Trilogy services is a belief in the possibility of long-term recovery from mental illness and mental illness with co-occurring substance use issues. We operate under the assumption that people can and do make good choices for themselves when offered accurate information, a wide array of recovery options, acceptance, and support. Our services are designed to maximize individuals' independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life, by helping people identify their own strengths, talents and interests and to develop their own wellness recovery plans.Trilogy is a Trauma-Informed Care organization. We have an appreciation for the high prevalence of traumatic experiences in persons who receive mental health services. Every single client served by our organization experiences a safe and trusting physical and social environment that provides trauma-informed and trauma-specific services that are easily accessible; person-centered, competently delivered, culturally respectful and consistent with recovery-oriented principles of collaboration: shared decision making and self-direction.