The Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the health and dignity of the world's most vulnerable women by preventing and treating childbirth injuries. We are currently seeking a Manager of Development & Marketing to join our team in Schaumburg, IL.
Working directly with the Executive Director and, to a lesser extent, the Board of Directors, the Manager of Development & Marketing will help create and implement annual fundraising and marketing plans to ensure the WFF's sustained revenue growth.
Strategic: • Create annual Fundraising & Marketing Plan with measurable goals in conjunction with the Executive Director • Outline Major Donor strategy • Develop solicitation, cultivation and retention strategies • Create annual Marketing Calendar and manage execution of activities • Participate in 5-year strategic planning • Participate in New Naming/Branding project
Ongoing Development: • Research current and prospective donors to inform approach strategies • Create proposals to individuals, corporations and foundations • Develop strategies to broaden support base to include audience of smaller, younger donors including ongoing development of Associate Board • Work with internal support staff to utilize eTapestry donor tracking system and maintain records of all fundraising activity • Manage all cultivation and solicitation efforts • Cultivate prospective donors and supporters on a continuous basis • Serve as key contact for WFF throughout the philanthropic Chicago community, utilizing Executive Director’s time judiciously • Develop & support Board members’ individual fundraising efforts • Support future Development Committee meetings, tasks and follow-up • Work with Marketing Coordinator and internal support staff to execute all activities outlined in Fundraising & Marketing Plan to achieve goals including: direct mail appeals, e-appeals, social media appeals, etc. • Monitor and evaluate success of all activities, maintain all tracking reports, make recommendations to achieve annual results • Regularly update Executive Director on progress against fundraising goals • Update Board on fundraising benchmarks and progress against goals quarterly
Ongoing Marketing: • Work with Marketing Coordinator and internal support staff to execute all activities outlined in Marketing Plan to achieve goals including: direct mail, email, social media, PR, web content, etc. • Monitor and evaluate success of all activities, maintain all tracking reports, make recommendations to achieve annual results • Regularly update Executive Director on progress against marketing goals • Update Board on marketing benchmarks and progress against goals quarterly
Education: • Bachelor's degree in non-profit management, business, writing or related field • Certified Fundraising Executive Certification a big plus • Master's Degree in business or relevant field a plus
Experience: • Minimum 5 years development experience • Previous work with foundations, corporations or individual donors • Familiarity with donor database software, preferably eTapestry • Track record executing strategies to engage key leaders, retain and upgrade gifts • Grant and proposal writing experience • Major gift solicitation experience • Track record of revenue growth in a small development department • Previous experience working for an international non-profit a plus • Previous experience working with a Board of Directors a plus • Special events coordination a plus • Crowd-funding and peer-to-peer fundraising a plus • Capital campaign experience a plus Skills: • Highly motivated to work for a mission based non-profit • Superior at customizing case for support message to donors • Personable with strong communication skills • Excellent writing and presentation skills • Strong attention to detail and very organized • Compiles, analyzes and evaluates research & data to make informed decisions • Strategic thinker and very results oriented • Self-starter with excellent time management skills • Remains calm under pressure to solve problems • can work independently as well as collaboratively
WFF is managed by WJ Weiser, a Naylor company, and this position is located at the WJ Weiser offices (WFF global headquarters) in Schaumburg, IL.