Vice President of Resource Development
Outreach Community Ministries, Vice President of Resource Development
Outreach Community Ministries, Inc. (OCM or Outreach) and its partner churches are dedicated to putting this mission into action by providing a full range of charitable, educational, religious and community development activities. These activities help people and the communities they live in realize their God-given potential as uniquely gifted individuals, in their family and community relationships, and in the relationship that they can have with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
OCM has provided over 30 years of continuous service to the people of Central-Western DuPage County. The original organization, Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO), was formed in 1971 by a coalition of local clergy concerned about teenagers and families in distress. Since then, the organization has grown from a few foster care homes for teenage boys into the myriad programs we now offer from sites in Wheaton, Warrenville and Carol Stream. Since Chris Ellerman, CEO, signed on as the agency’s only employee in 1977, Outreach has grown to a staff of over 80 full and part-time employees and over 600 active volunteers. The philosophy of ministry includes a commitment to neighborhood and community-based services, and a strong commitment to develop and provide services within these communities as long as there are unmet needs requiring creative responses.
The Opportunity: Vice President of Resource Development
As a key member of the senior management team reporting to the CEO of Outreach Community Ministries, the Vice President of Resource Development is responsible for providing the leadership, direction, and management of the fund development and public relations functions. Working with the CEO and a dedicated Board of Trustees, this senior manager is responsible for planning and directing activities to meet annual operating and capital budgets. There are seven in the department with five direct reports, including an Event Management Coordinator, Corporate and Foundations Manager, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, Database Manager, and an Executive Assistant. This position will focus on achieving fundraising goals and maintaining relationships with existing donors; supporting the Board and CEO in their philanthropic responsibilities, building and mentoring the team, and working collaboratively with the CEO to design and implement strategies to usher in a new, next generation cohort of donors for the organization that broaden and expand the diversity of the philanthropic income streams.