Development Manager of Donor, Board(s) Development and Special Events

Evanston, IL
Center for Independent Futures

Ideal candidate will have experience with managing donor relations , expanding major individual giving; working  collaboratively with the other Development  team members, identifying, engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and prospective donors.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• Manage a major gift portfolio through the identification and solicitation of new and existing donors

• Work with Executive Team to develop appropriate engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for major donor prospects and create a donor centered workplace culture.

• Manage and oversee the entire donations process including building the annual fund and major donor program, coordinating special events, and acknowledgement process.

• Prepare reports, correspondence, and acknowledgements to donors in coordination with the appropriate members of the CIF team.

• Works collaboratively with Executive Team, board members, auxiliary board members and volunteers.

• Utilize the Salesforce database platform; serve as primary resource for managing and tracking relationships and reporting.

• Represent CIF at external events as appropriate. Including, but not limited to, cultivation events, dinners and galas, donor and prospect meetings.

• Develop, coordinate, and supervise CIF signature special events including staff support for Auxiliary Board run annual SPARK event.

• Develop professional collaborative relationships with CIF staff.

• Performs other duties as assigned

Apply Now: 

Send a cover letter and resume to, Attn: Ann Sickon, Assistant Executive Director.