TotalLink2 Community is a 501c3 with a vision of realizing a fully-inclusive community that values, accepts and respects the abilities, talents and rights of each and every person.
Mission: Enhancing the community by providing opportunities for adults with disabilities to grow and contribute through employment, social connections and lifelong learning.
Summary: The Director of Development is an integral part of the TotalLink team and is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive constituent engagement and annual giving program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director develops and implements annual fund strategies that help to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from individuals and vendors. The Director also provides leadership in online giving and messaging. The Director of Development works with the Executive Director, The Board and the Board Committees to executive his or her role.
Overview: The Director of Development is responsible for coordinating and implementing the fundraising activities to support TotalLink2 Community. This includes grant writing, individual donor contact and solicitation, donor database management, and securing gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Responsibilities: This position requires a high level of organization, ability to multi-task, and willingness to take initiative. This person will work independently and will be responsible for specific project work. Advanced expertise in the functional use of Excel, Word and database software packages are required, as is the ability to learn new systems and programs. The Director of Development will have access to and use of confidential information pertaining to donors and must have a good sense of diplomacy. This person must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Actively participates in TotalLink planning.
Provides day-to-day leadership in implementing annual giving campaigns.
Performs comprehensive analysis related to all aspects of the annual fund program.
Has direct responsibility for the coordination of all paper and workflow for the annual stewardship and donor relations activities, to and from the Board President and the Executive Director.
Participates as a key member of the relationship-building team and serves as the primary contact with constituents including, donors, partners, and TotalLink administrators.
Maintains the donor database and collaborates with staff to ensure confidential and accurate updates.
Adheres to all TotalLink policies and procedures.
The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.
Qualifications and Expectations:
Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals within and outside of TotalLink.
Broad base of knowledge and skills related to donor cultivation and special event planning.
Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills required.
Deadline and detail oriented.
Must possess a high level of energy and a can-do-attitude.
Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to work competently and efficiently in a multi-task environment.
Requires a strong knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Must have the ability to accurately proofread and edit reports and correspondence.
Must write well.
Advanced expertise required in Excel, Word, and comfort with donor database management systems is desired.
Experience and Education:
College degree from an accredited institution.
A minimum of 5 years of development experience in a related environment.
Performance review policy.
Vacation and holiday policy.
Monthly stipend for gas and cell phone usage.
Please send your resume and include three professional references: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 1
About TotalLink2 Community
TotalLink2 Community is a 501c3 located in Northbrook, IL. TotalLink invests in young adults with disabilities seeking work, purpose and a deep desire to contribute. We create employment opportunities that connect people with disabilities to paid work and social and recreational opportunities. We do this work because we believe in people with disabilities and the impact their contribution makes on a community.