Friends of the Children-Chicago is currently seeking an enthusiastic professional to embark on a new career journey as a Development Coordinator to start in winter 2021. The Development Coordinator will support the development strategies of the organization, with a special emphasis on development operations, donor services, database management, donor communications, and event implementation.
The Development Coordinator (DC) is responsible for supporting fundraising activities in a fast-paced, start-up environment at the direction of the Development Director. The DC maintains the fundraising database, ensures accurate donor records, and provides administrative support to the department. The DC also implements donor communications including gift acknowledgments, social media, and fundraising appeals. The DC also implements small donor events and serves as a liaison to outside contractors for larger events.
Friends of the Children–Chicago is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in tailoring and implementing a proven national model to the realities of Chicago’s most vulnerable families. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. The Program Director will be relentlessly driven to manage and expand our innovative, evidence-based model in Chicago. They will be a fierce advocate for children facing systemic and institutional barriers and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will also develop close relationships with caregivers and the partner organizations who serve them, maximizing our program impact across both generations. The Program Director will work with community leaders and partner with organizations to change the way the world treats and views our most vulnerable youth. They will lead and inspire mentors, implement the child selection process, and cultivate and maintain relationships with schools, families, and community.