Director of Development

Center for Enriched Living

Job Description

What We Do

CEL’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities for personal success, fun, friendship, employment, and community involvement.

What We Aspire To

CEL’s empowers people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to realize their greatest potential, thrive within the community, and achieve their hopes and dreams.

 What You’ll Do

Lead, develop, and motivate a high functioning development team in all facets of our philanthropy program
Drive CEL’s strategic philanthropy objectives to meet or exceed a $2.7M fundraising goal
Work closely with board to achieve fundraising goals
Create annual and long-term development plans and implement measurable objectives
Monitor and report out on budget and revenue targets to ensure positive outcomes
Develop new and nurture existing relationships that culminate in success
Serve as spokesperson for CEL and maintain strong community presence

What You Have

Bachelor’s Degree, with a minimum 7 years of firsthand, results-driven experience in fundraising
Experience in planned giving strategy and implementation
Strong working knowledge of RE/NXT or equivalent CRM database; understanding of Data points and reports to drive and meet targeted goals
Proven success in soliciting Major Gifts and Managing campaigns
Ability to build strong relationships within and outside of an organization
Demonstrated skill in donor prospecting, cultivation, and matching donor needs and interests
Experience in developing, overseeing, and measuring goals for Development team
Highly effective and excellent communication skills with strength in written, interpersonal, conversational, and presentation skills

What You’ll Get

Salary based on experience and demonstrated success: $115,000 - $135,000
Health, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Life Insurance, Disability Insurance
Generous amount of vacation, personal and sick time, plus holiday time off
The satisfaction of knowing you are part of an amazing team who is committed to ensuring that our vision and mission is accomplished every day
A warm, welcoming, fun, and inclusive work environment, where work-life balance is valued
A flexible schedule where you can work both remotely and onsite as needed

KEYWORDS: Development, Fundraising, Strategic, Philanthropy, Major Gift, Campaign, Fund, Donor, Donation, Contribution, Prospect, Cultivation, Nonprofit, Non-Profit, Leadership, Engagement
Posted 10 months ago
Riverwoods, Illinois
Full Time