Senior Director, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy
July 5, 2018
DOE - Salary
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Opportunity Senior Director, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy
The Night Ministry
The Ideal Candidate
A pro at the grants process and with experience managing people and projects you are ready for a significant leadership role guiding a team of professionals to manage a diverse and growing grant portfolio of over $5 million. While you have a strong orientation to deadlines and details, you don't get bogged down in minutiae, able to make decisions and keep things moving forward with the big picture in mind. A natural learner and listener, you are as comfortable serving as the relational point person with major funders as you are in the background coaching team members and letting program staff shine.
The Night Ministry (TNM) is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care, and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With a focus on relationships but driven by metrics and results, TNM balances being an on the ground social service agency, including administrative offices co-located with programs and services, with strategic focus and business acumen. Nationally recognized, with a strong board, diverse and growing revenue, and a passionate team of staff and volunteers, TNM has bold plans for the future.
This is a chance to be part of a collaborative, mission-driven team making a difference every day. Reporting to the Vice President, Development and External Relations, the Senior Director will lead a team of three professionals to achieve government and foundation grant and corporate strategy goals. The fundraising team is an integral part of TNM, warmly inviting people and organizations to participate through their financial support. With a committed donor base and track record of success, the Senior Director will be a lynchpin in achieving the ambitious strategic plan.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned fundraiser experienced in both the private and public grant making process, with significant experience managing people and projects. While serious about the work, the right candidate knows how to have fun, build relationships, and will be committed to the mission and values of TNM.
Seven years of people and project management experience, including the ability to set and achieve goals with people, motivate staff, and move forward with multiple projects
At least seven years direct fundraising experience
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; able to both make a strong fundraising case and convey the mission of the organization through engaging writing
Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license required
TNM offers a generous salary and benefits package including vacation, health, dental and long-term disability insurance.