job: development director

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Mon Nov 11 16:42:00 CST 2002

From: "Angela West Blank" <westblank at>

Please circulate this job description also.


JOB TITLE:		Director of Development

DESCRIPTION:	Responsible for researching, developing and 
implementing a fundraising plan to ensure the financial solvency 
and viability of the organization.  Works with Management Team to 
implement policies and procedures.  

SUPERVISION:	The Director of Development reports to the 
Executive Director.

•	Staff Major Gifts Committee – provide assistance in 
conceptualizing and implementing fundraising projects.
•	Conduct ongoing research to identify potential individual, 
corporate and foundation donors.
•	Oversee and compose in coordination with Director of External 
Relations proposals for general operating and project-specific 
grants, and ensure that such proposals are updated as necessary.
•	Develop a system for ensuring that proposals and required 
reports are completed and submitted to funding sources in a timely 
•	Supervise Director of External Relations and other staff
• Manage and implement the CCH direct mail campaign.
• Develop and implement special event fundraising activities.
• Provide input to Board Development Committee on recruitment of 
new board members.
• Supervise volunteer coordination and recruitment of non-program 
• Ensure maintenance of database for donors.

• Record of progressively responsible experience in development.
• College graduate, advanced degree preferred.
• Strong communication skills.
• Strong oral and written skills.
• Strong computer capability, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
• Knowledge of prospect research.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.

• Competitive salary
• Excellent benefits
• Worthy mission
• Good work atmosphere

Please forward cover letter and résumé to :

John Donahue, Executive Director
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
1325 S. Wabash Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL  60625
Juancho at
For more information, visit

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