Bachelor’s degree or education/experience equivalency.
Minimum of seven years of demonstrated successful experience developing, and stewarding a major gifts portfolio in a large metropolitan area. Successful track record of recruiting and working with high level volunteer Board and committee members to meet fundraising objectives and with planning, managing and initiating solicitations. Must have experience closing six and seven figure asks. High-yield committee fundraising experience is essential. Experience planning meaningful strategic individual donor cultivation events is a must.
Demonstrated ability to recruit and strategically work with board members and volunteers in resource development efforts; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; knowledge of successful special event fundraising practices; intermediate Microsoft Word, database (Luminate and Access), research and spreadsheet skills; demonstrated understanding and utilization of fundraising techniques to identify, solicit and steward gifts from various donor sources (i.e., individuals, corporations, foundations).
Environment and Working Conditions:
Position is office-based in Schaumburg, Illinois. Travel estimated 30% required (can be 5 days or more in a month - including weekends - depending upon scheduling requirements). The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country or abroad by using a map or other direction methods. Ability to travel by subway, car or airplane.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Position requires the ability to work for prolonged periods of time at high levels of activity, managing multiple tasks with varying deadlines; requires the ability to sit for more than four hours per day, reading, listening, stooping, bending, and manual dexterity skills.