Director of Development
American College of Chest Physicians - Northbrook, IL

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Direct all aspects of fundraising and development to generate at least $1.5 million per year. Grow and diversify streams of philanthropic support. Key responsibilities include cultivating funding relationships and partnerships with major gift donors, corporations, and foundations to promote the Foundation’s mission and OneBreath® initiatives. Develop and execute a multi-year fundraising plan to expand the annual fund and major gift campaigns, institute a planned giving program, and establish cause related marketing sponsorships with corporate supporters.

Manage an Annual Fund Manager and serve as the staff liaison to the Board of Trustees Development Committee. In that capacity, the goal is to continue to inculcate a culture of giving for the American College of Chest Physicians by partnering with leadership, resulting in an exponential increase in engagement and participation in the Foundation’s breadth of fundraising programs.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
  • Increase philanthropic support and meet strategic goal objectives by developing and implementing measurable fundraising programs as defined in a multi-year plan. This comprehensive annual fundraising plan will include annual fund, capital and endowment fund, major gifts, planned giving, special events, corporate and foundation giving, sponsorships, and new fundraising initiatives.
  • Direct the Annual Fund Manager to assure attainment of annual and capital fund goals.
  • Oversee donor recognition and stewardship programs.
  • Manage special fundraising events including local and regional donor cultivation events.
  • Manage the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors including incorporating a moves strategy.
  • Communicate with donors in a timely manner by working with Marketing and Communications staff to develop effective solicitation materials, website content, quarterly donor newsletters, and an annual report.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Development Committee and be responsible for all activities related to its effective operation.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff to develop cause marketing sponsorship fulfillment.
  • Provide monthly reports to track and analyze key philanthropic activities and results.
  • Provide fundraising training to the Board of Trustees and other key College leaders to encourage a culture of philanthropy to grow within the organization.
  • Increase awareness of the Foundation’s mission and programs to a global audience to ensure growth of the donor base.
  • Participate in professional associations to advance personal growth and to establish key strategic partnership relationships.
  • Serve as an articulate and passionate spokesperson both internally and externally to put a “face” on the College’s philanthropy and the positive outcomes that result from philanthropic investment.
  • Oversee conversion from Raiser’s Edge to Avectra.
  • Other Functions/Responsibilities Complete other tasks, activities, and projects as assigned by the Executive Director

    Required Position Qualifications
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in fundraising leadership; experience with a medical society, hospital, or pharmaceutical organization required
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree/certification desired (CFRE preferred)
  • History of success with strategic development thinking and planning; experience with building and leading a development program with ambitious goals and multiple revenue streams
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Mature and responsible with an ability to interact with diverse audiences and experience working with volunteer leadership
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing multiple 6 and 7 figure gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Strong analytic and strategic thinking skills with a demonstrated ability to create, implement, and monitor complex plans and translate those plans into concrete strategies leading to success
  • Familiar with trends in philanthropy and technology to increase awareness and donations including social media and online fundraising
  • Ability to accommodate occasional travel
  • This description was designed as a convenience to acquaint employees and managers with the basic elements of the position. The duties of this position are not limited to what is contained in this description, and employees in this position may be asked to perform various functions not listed. This description is solely for the purpose of summarizing basic duties, and it is not intended to be a contract or guarantee of employment or of any specific terms or conditions of employment. This description may be amended or eliminated from time to time as necessary for operational or business reasons.

    How To Apply Email your cover letter including compensation expectations and a resume to: ACCPcareers@chestnet.org

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