Director of Development

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • Illinois
  • City: Riverwoods

Website Center for Enriched Living

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

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