We are seeking a creative and self-directed development professional for the Assistant Development Director (ADD) position. The ADD supports the Development Director (DD)in the management and implementation of the overall annual and long-term fundraising strategy for CAWC with a major focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of current and prospective private and corporate foundation donors. This position will secure support to ensure that CAWC’s financial and programmatic targets are met. In addition, the ADD manages social media initiatives, creates newsletter strategies and writes a monthly newsletter, coordinates the annual meeting, oversees the adopt-a-family program, and is staff liaison for the CAWC Associate Board.
FUNCTION: The key role of the Assistant Development Director is to assist the Development Director in the implementation of CAWC’s annual and long-range fundraising operations, including capital and endowment development plans, through a special focus on grant writing and other assigned fundraising activities. Assist with the implementation of overall agency public relations, including production of agency newsletter(s), brochures, website, social media platforms, and annual report.
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Development Director
Manage, implement, and steward all grants that support general operating and specific programs.
In collaboration with the Development Director, create strategies to ensure ongoing contact with current and prospective funders including site visits.
Write LOIs, proposals, and reports and ensure that funder deadlines are met.
In collaboration with the Development Director, initiate systems related to grants including creating and maintaining a comprehensive grant calendar and coordinating funder deliverables within specific deadlines.
Collaborate with the leadership and program teams to create the narrative, evaluation, outcome, and budget components for proposals and reports.
In collaboration with the Development Director, advise the leadership and finance teams on revenue projections.
Attend community events and meetings to establish new foundation and corporate relationships.
Conduct prospect research to develop new funding sources.
In collaboration with the Development Director, develop a social media strategy to communicate CAWC’s story across a variety of platforms in an effort to increase funding and raise awareness.
In collaboration with the Development Director, produce monthly e-newsletter from conception through completion including writing and editing content.
In collaboration with the Development Director, demonstrate leadership for CAWC’s Associate Board activities, support their fundraising initiatives, and attend monthly meetings.
In collaboration with a team, plan, manage, and execute logistics for CAWC’s annual meeting and adopt-a-family program.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
At least three years of grant writing experience with a history of successes, as well as familiarity with social media, special events, and project oversite.
Aptitude to collaborate with internal constituents including development, program, and finance staffs and the leadership team and external constituents including board members and donors.
Outstanding written skills that convey CAWC’s story.
Ability to work both independently and as a committed team member.
Possess a proactive work style.
Capability to prioritize work and ensure that deadlines are met.
A person with a positive and outgoing personality who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to complete their work.
A high level of professionalism and integrity combined with strong attention to detail.
Capacity to work effectively with others of diverse age, language, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief, mental/physical ability, and socioeconomic status.
Availability to work some evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Availability to complete CAWC’s 40-hour domestic violence training.
Supervisory experience is a plus, but not required.
Understanding of and experience with the Chicago philanthropic community.
Experience working with governing boards and/or volunteer committees.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should explain 1) why you are interested in this position and 2) why you are the right candidate for this position.
Alexa Markoff, Development Director
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
Submissions via e-mail are preferred. Please include your last name, along with Assistant Development Director in your e-mail title – e.g. Smith Assistant Development Director.
No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: Commiserate with experience
About Connections for Abused Women and their Children
In 1976 a landmark meeting was held in Chicago to address the crisis of violence against women. This gathering resulted in a task force that ultimately became Chicago Abused Women Coalition (CAWC). In 1977, CAWC then established the city’s first 24-hour domestic violence hotline and in 1979 opened Chicago’s first shelter for battered women and their children.Over the years, CAWC has evolved in response to changing needs. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the organization expanded programs to include community-based outreach services to adults and specialized intervention services with children. To reflect the expanded scope of its services and its goals for the future, CAWC in 2008 changed its name to Connections for Abused Women and their Children, maintaining its recognizable acronym, while signaling its commitment to programming for both women and children affected by domestic violence. Today, CAWC continues to demonstrate leadership in addressing domestic violence in Chicago, providing life-saving assistance to more than 1,000 women and children each year. Known for its innovative and effective programs and partnerships, CAWC continues to operate its 24-hour hotline and 42-bed sh...elter (Greenhouse), as well as the following: the Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP), based at both John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, offers not only crisis intervention to victims at the time they seek healthcare, but also trains physicians on appropriate screening for domestic violence; the Humboldt Park Outreach Program (HPOP), a walk-in program that provides individual and group counseling to women and their children, along with enhanced therapeutic services for children; and domestic violence education and support for women seeking substance abuse treatment at Haymarket Center.CAWC is a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors with an operating budget of approximately $1.7 million. CAWC enjoys a broad base of support from governmental entities, corporations, foundations, United Way and individuals. Staffed with multilingual, multicultural advocates, CAWC is well-known for providing a safe place for women and children from a rich variety of cultures and backgrounds.