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Director of Development

Evenglow Senior Living seeks candidates for the position of Director of Development. The Director of Development, reporting to the President & CEO, is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to grow Evenglow’s donation, legacy and capital campaign programs, as well as building relationships to cultivate and increase Evenglow’s donor portfolio. If you are excited by the idea of working in a one-person Development department (yet with a wider team that includes the CEO, campaign counsel, volunteer leaders and faith leaders) where you can bring your unique skills and gifts to shape fundraising; are excited by the idea of providing key leadership for a successful capital campaign; and have a passion for quality care for seniors in a faith-based environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A passion for quality care for seniors. Ability to connect with the cause in a way that inspires others to give.
  • Desire to lead a comprehensive Development program in a role which ranges from data entry and database maintenance, to writing and public speaking, to developing strategy for donor prospects with 5-figure and 6-figure giving potential.
  • Comfortable meeting with and successful in building relationships with a variety of individuals and constituent groups. Strong track record of success in building relationships in order to reach organizational goals.
  • 3+ years experience in professional fundraising a plus. Capital campaign experience a plus.
  • Non-profit and/or faith-affiliated organization experience a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel approximately 20-25% of the time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing strategy and shifting priorities to meet fundraising, capital campaign and donor-centric goals. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Provide key leadership for Evenglow’s capital campaign and support Evenglow in meeting associated capital fundraising goals.
  • Build relationships with donors, board members, staff, the greater Livingston County community, and local churches. Build new relationships as well as nurture existing ones.
  • Draft appeal letters, newsletters, and personalized donor communications. Tell Evenglow’s story in a way which inspires others to give.
  • Offer speaking engagements to raise the profile of Evenglow Senior Living.
  • Seek internal and external resources and expertise where needed to accomplish goals.
  • Work independently and take initiative to reach out to donors and other key constituents.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethics. Ensure gifts are allocated and used according to donor intent. Maintain donor confidentiality and anonymity.

Available Benefits:

Evenglow offers a generous benefits package that includes group health, dental and vision benefits; life insurance; a strong retirement plan with company match; and paid time off.

Evenglow Senior Living is an equal opportunity employer.

Application: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to Cindy Wegner, President & CEO, at cwegner@evenglowlodge.org.

City: 
Pontiac
State: 
Illinois
Employer: 
Evenglow Senior Living
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Job Category: 
Other
Denomination: 
Nondenominational