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Position:                     Chief Development & Marketing Officer

Reports to:                 Chief Executive Officer

Salary Range:            $130,000 – $170,000

 

ChicagoCAC employees are expected to perform their job duties and act in a manner consistent with the Core Values of the organization.

 

Responsibility Summary

The Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDMO) has principal responsibility for the creation and implementation of all fundraising programs and initiatives, as well as marketing and communications. The CDMO supervises a team of staff members responsible for executing department activity and is a member of the Executive Management Team.

The Chief Development & Marketing Officer is responsible for the successful implementation of activities within the department, while acting in a manner consistent with the Core Values and the DEIAB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Belonging) Strategic Plan of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Partner with the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and other senior organizational leaders in setting fundraising strategy and goals that align with ChicagoCAC’s mission, vision, values and strategic plans.
  • Drive development, marketing and communication efforts and planning for the organization and create a culture of philanthropy among the entire ChicagoCAC community.
  • Create initiatives, strategy, tactics and action plans for all of ChicagoCAC’s development functions (The Annual Development Plan).
  • Lead implementation of the Annual Development Plan, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, government grants and special events.
  • Establish goals and oversee structures and systems for implementation of development efforts.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and with development staff, senior and volunteer leadership evaluate the effectiveness of ChicagoCAC’s development program.
  • Continually develop strategy and identify opportunities for increasing giving to the organization.
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Advisory Board, Associates Board, key fundraising committees and others as assigned.
  • Participate with CEO and colleagues in strategic planning, budgeting, and executive decision making for ChicagoCAC.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of conduct for fundraising professionals.
  • Actively engage with agency leadership in our efforts to create an inclusive and equitable culture for our clients, staff and partners.

 

Relationship Management and Donor Stewardship

  • Maintain a portfolio of ChicagoCAC highest value individual, corporate and foundation donors and key prospects for gifts of $10,000 and above, serving as the primary leader responsible for stewarding these relationships and engaging executive and volunteer leadership as needed.
  • Serve as the organization’s chief major gifts officer in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding major gift prospects and donors.
  • Cultivate new philanthropic, community and government relationships using a range of engagement strategies to grow ChicagoCAC’s circle of supporters and contributors at all levels and meet development goals.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with board members, donors, prospects, the philanthropic community, and key constituency groups.
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in board development and recruitment, including training as needed, and achieving member fundraising and engagement goals.
  • Supervise all development activities including donor acquisition, prospect research, corporate and foundation grantsmanship, annual fund and planned gifts, board participation and fundraising special events.
  • Supervise government grantsmanship and relations and partner with executive and program leadership in developing public policy for the organization at the state, federal and local levels.
  • Direct interdepartmental/cross-functional coordination and communication between Development, Finance, Programs and Operations teams to capture and communicate the ChicagoCAC ‘story’ and assemble inputs to support fundraising efforts.

 

Management and Team Development

  • Build and lead a high performing development & marketing team with a high level of professionalism and dedication to ChicagoCAC mission, vision and values.
  • Prepare and manage the development & marketing department budget and evaluate annually the effectiveness of development programs including cost analysis.
  • Ensure that all development related policies and procedures including gift designation, acceptance, recognition and acknowledgement are adhered to and reflect industry best practices.
  • Participate in relevant professional and industry associations, networking and training opportunities.

 

Discretion

The Chief Development & Marketing Officer has a high level of discretion and is considered a leader in the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Chief Development & Marketing Officer supervises directly or indirectly all members on the Development & Marketing Team, as determined by the needs of the organization. He/she/they is responsible for hiring, developing and evaluating all team members, and ensuring they conduct themselves in a manner which adheres to our Core Values and to our DEIAB Strategic Plan.

Relationships

The Chief Development & Marketing Officer works closely with the other members of the executive management team, the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Associates’ Board, and other volunteer committees.

Qualifications

  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline/field required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in institutional fundraising and increasingly responsible managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple areas of giving such as annual fund, major gifts, campaigns, events, foundation and corporate support/sponsorship, government grants, planned gifts and employee/volunteer partnerships.
  • Proven success in securing five- to seven-figure gifts; and building and stewarding relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and public sector funders.
  • Evident experience and success in building and/or managing a development infrastructure to achieve strategic and annual goals.
  • Sound judgement and strong discretion in handling sensitive and personal information.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in development and marketing related writing
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to project professional competence, leadership capability and personal maturity.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a member of an ambitious and successful management team.
  • Excellent team building, facilitation, and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Interest in promoting well-being for and resiliency in children and their families who have experienced abuse, violence and trauma, and passion for the vision and values of ChicagoCAC.

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