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Director of development , Chicago
      #67248 - 07/09/03 08:36 PM

Director of development needed for
PO Box 5171
Evanston, Illinois 60204

Director of development

Primary Purpose: To develop and implement direct fund solicitation efforts on behalf of BEHIV that are consistent with the Fund Development Plan, including: direct marketing, special events, major donor development, annual fund campaign, corporation and foundation solicitation.


1. To prepare, monitor and update a long range Fund Development Plan in conjunction with the Executive Director and relevant board committees. Develop agency's fund raising, communications, marketing and public relations activities.

2. To represent BEHIV and interpret BEHIV's programs and services to community groups, businesses, individuals and the media. Serve as official BEHIV liaison to business community.

3. To analyze potential donor markets and lead research effort in seeking out new sources for financial support.

4. To initiate and develop working relationships with supporting agencies, current and potential funders, collaborating organizations and stakeholders.

5. To coordinate fund raising events, including: securing and underwriting, working with relevant vendors, developing communication pieces, advertising events, developing plan for board and volunteer utilization, and working with appropriate committees. Develop prevent proposals and post event analysis of cost effectiveness.

6. To research current and prospective grantors, maintain a grants calendar, featuring all deadlines for grant submission and reporting. Match funding requirements/eligibility to relevant internal programs. Develop grant proposals for submission to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

7. To develop annual fund campaign, including initiation of appeal letters and coordinating design of appropriate supporting materials. Create and maintain a system for recording, tracking, acknowledging and encouraging current and prospective individual donors.

8. To coordinate board activities relevant to major donor solicitations

9. To assist the Executive Director in the development of annual revenue goals. Prepare and administer budgets related to areas of responsibility.

10. To recruit, hire and manage part-time grant writer and part-time special events coordinator.


1. Bachelor degree in related field and a minimum of two-three years fund development experience with supervision required.
2. A broad based background that includes individual solicitations, direct mail, special events, grant writing and media relations. At least two years experience supervision of development personnel.
3. Knowledge and sensibility regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues.
4. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, presentation skills, computer literacy and word processing capabilities, reasonable typing speed. Willingness and the ability to maintain a detailed knowledge of all aspects of BEHIV programs and growth projects.
5. High degree of self motivation.

Send or fax resume and salary history to the attention of the Executive Director.
No phone calls please

BEHIV PO Box 5171
Evanston Illinois, 60204
Fax: (847) 475-2820

BEHIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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