DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Lake Forest, IL | Full-time

 

The Director of Development will take lead responsibility for Karam Foundation’s development through building and implementing a fundraising strategy, managing online campaigns, grants, major gifts and event fundraising, and maintaining strong relationships with individual and institutional donors.

 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

STRATEGY

  • Work closely with CEO to ensure that Karam’s fundraising efforts are aligned with Karam’s budget, long-term development, and organizational growth
  • Assist CEO in developing and implementing Karam’s major gift donor list and converting one-time donors to long-time donors.
  • Create and implement an annual fundraising plan that grows and retains Karam’s large list of donors, working closely with the staff and board members
  • Research and implement the most useful fundraising tools and tactics to grow Karam’s fundraising efforts.

FUNDRAISING

  • Manage all fundraising efforts including: events, online campaigns, grants, and major gift donors, working closely with the volunteers, staff and board members
  • Research and apply to grants and awards while continuously updating content for grants, Karam’s website, and donor related documents.
  • Work closely with programming committee to update program budgets and reporting for grants.

DONOR MANAGEMENT

  • Communicate with and maintain a strong relationship with individual and institutional donors and reporting program updates and impact. This includes preparing content for documents including brochures, newsletters and annual reports.
  • Maintain Karam’s donor database on Salesforce to ensure accuracy of donation history
  • Manage and perform basic maintenance on Karam’s online donation and fundraising platforms

OTHER

  • Manage Development staff as needed
  • Representing Karam in meetings with donors, consultants, auditors, speaking engagements, media or other third parties when needed.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Board of Directors, CEO, or Director of Operations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 5-year experience in nonprofit development preferred
  • An incredible passion for our mission
  • Profound written and communication skills, articulate and persuasive
  • Excited by the opportunity to help shape the future of Karam Foundation as a whole.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: 

40 hours per week.
Compensation based on experience.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume/CV and cover letter to karam@karamfoundation.org.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION:

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