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Full-time Director of Development - Equal Hope

at Minority Professional Network, Inc in Illinois


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus.
At least 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience preferred with demonstration of increased responsibilities and track record of success, particularly with diverse groups and communities; relevant marketing or business development experience will also be considered
Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications
Excellent organizational/project management skills, detail orientation and demonstrated capacity to manage a high volume of work to achieve ambitious goals in a fast-paced setting, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
Strong writing skills including excellent presentation, editing and proofreading skills
Proven track record of working with senior level executives and philanthropists
Proficiency in Google and Microsoft products (e.g. Drive, Docs, Word, Sheets, Excel and Powerpoint)
Hands on experience managing donor databases; ability to navigate, run queries and segment lists; familiarity with Salsa CRM or similar databases strongly preferred
Previous experience with nonprofit health care or advocacy organizations a plus


High energy, creative, proactive and passion for the Equal Hope mission
Collaborative, team player willing to work with the entire team to broaden the reach
Result-focused, highly organized self-starter who works effectively with others and a person who can also work independently
Perseverance and willingness to reach out and develop relationships with current funders, in addition to prospecting for new funding sources
Ability to build strong relationships through active listening and skilled at motivating allies, donors and colleagues
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituencies including board members, major donors, volunteers and program participants
Ability to confidently manage a high-volume, deadline-driven workload with poise and optimism
Willing to do all components of the job including the most mundane
A problem-solver with ability to modify best practices to fit the resources and needs of Equal Hope
Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects
Careful attention to detail, a commitment to quality and timeliness in all work, a sensitivity to issues of confidentiality
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as necessary
Social media savvy; experience using marketing campaign tools a plus



Design, lead and execute a development strategy for Equal Hope, in partnership with the ED and Board
Implement current annual fundraising plan and develop future short- and long-term plans, including quarterly activities and metrics
Set and achieve annual philanthropic revenue targets, including new donor and retention goals, along with cultivation and stewardship goals
Analyze and leverage CRM data and metrics to measure success and guide development strategies and tactics
Prioritize key actions for the ED, board and other senior leaders to take toward cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors, and prepare and support them as they execute
Work with the Board of Directors by leveraging their resources and networks
Act as staff liaison for the Equal Hope Development Committee
Develop and manage a personal portfolio of current and prospective donors
Grow the individual major gift prospect list and implement a successful major gifts program that includes donor recognition and a system for moving donor relationships forward
Identify new corporate partnership prospects and craft strategies for outreach and engagement, in particular businesses catering to or run/owned by people of color
Manage foundation outreach and identify and cultivate potential foundation partners; manage the foundation proposal and reports calendar to ensure timely delivery; In collaboration with the program staff and ED, deliver high quality, accurate grant proposals and funder reports
Work with the board and ED to establish a planned giving program
Reference : Director of Development - Equal Hope jobs

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