Donor Relations/Stewardship, Special Events, Volunteer Management
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into CF research and drug development, the results of these bold investments have been astonishing. A few decades ago, most people with CF didn’t live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, many people born with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond.
Would you like to go to work every day knowing that your work is important and effective? Do you want to go home every day knowing that you have made a difference?
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and one of the most innovative and successful organizations of its kind is seeking a Development Director in our Chicago, IL Chapter office.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Develop fundraising plans and budgets for assigned events; and engaging in short-term/long-term revenue planning
Plan, manage and execute the Tomorrows Leaders program (young professionals’ group), Chicago’s magnificent campaign; and the Annual Fund
Launch new events, campaigns, initiative and/or programs
Engage in continuous short-term and long-term revenue planning
Coordinate a minimum of (6) cultivation events for Tomorrow’s Leaders throughout the year, as well as recruitment, retention and cultivation of members.
Plan & implement a year-round cultivation strategy, including mailings & cultivation events for the chapter’s top donors, teams, volunteers and participants.
Manage the chapters annual fund program, including, but not limited to meeting with donor prospects and existing donors to cultivate long-term relationships and create, manage and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
Manage the chapters Chicago’s Magnificent fundraising campaign (a ten-week fundraising competition) including but not limited to recruitment & cultivation of honorees, recruitment and management of campaign committee and planning and execution of the celebration event.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
5+ years of fundraising/sales experience
Four-year degree or equivalent education/experience
Excellent customer service skills
Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills
Availability to work nights and weekends as necessary to attend meetings and events
Strong networking, community engagement and relationship building skills
A team player – comfortable working in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
Ability to meet deadlines, strength in attention to detail
Someone with passion who is motivated and driven to contribute to the overall mission of our Foundation
WHAT WE OFFER:
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes the importance of employees taking care of their health and safety needs and those of their families. The Foundation strives to create and maintain a balanced work schedule for its employees and promotes quality of life through its varying benefits.
Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision healthcare insurance
Competitive salaries with incentive plans
401(k) plan with generous employer matching contributions
Exciting learning and development programs to support professional growth
Employee discounts – computers, phone plans, travel, theme parks
Generous paid holidays and shortened workdays on Fridays in the summer and before major holidays
Employee wellness programs
Business casual work environment
This is a unique opportunity to direct your energy and talents towards achieving a “Life enhancing” mission, while benefitting from the resources and support of a highly regarded national non-profit organization.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to www.cff.org under Careers.
The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice
The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at HROps@cff.org .
About Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into CF research and drug development, the results of these bold investments have been astonishing. A few decades ago, most people with CF didn’t live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, many people born with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond.