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Business Development Manager
VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Organization: In Her Shoes Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. Our vision is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. Our mission is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: Positive Influences, Learning Opportunities, Community Partnerships and Leadership Development. In Her Shoes Foundation’s core values form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: Accountable, Empathetic, Intentional, Authentic and Inclusive.
Reporting to: Development Committee and Executive Director
Position Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director of the In Her Shoes Foundation, the Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the development, fundraising, grants and event affairs committee teams and activities. This position will be responsible for bringing in a large portion of this income through managing grants, organizing events, soliciting individual and community donors for capital and growth campaign, creating donor management strategies, expanding the Development Committee with committee volunteers, and promoting the In Her Shoes Foundation.
- Supervise and delegate tasks to Development Committee Volunteers
- Grants Management
Research, identify, and cultivate foundation, government and corporate funding sources
Write, prepare and submit grant proposals and reports in a timely, thorough, and quality manner, working closely with Executive Director and appropriate committee volunteers to develop fundraising plans, reports, and budgets
Keep detailed account of grant due dates, grant deliverables, grants applied to and grant related conversations along with the help of the Grants Manager.
Check grant contracts for accuracy, monitor receipt of grant funds, and process grant checks
- Event Planning
Plan and implement major annual fundraiser, working with committee volunteers
Organize and publicize other events such as: Gala, RSGA Recognition Bruch, Open House, Donor Appreciation Party, and other events related to fundraising
- Individual Donors
Plan and create social media promotions for Annual Appeal Mailings with #GivingTuesday
Assist in developing Annual Report
Identify and meet with donors
Process donations, thank letters and manage donor database
- Database Management
Enter and update journal entries based on funds and pledges received
Monitor, update, and clean-up duplicate and invalid accounts
Perform annual NCOA report
Help create content for Newsletter
Attend community events
- Create and implement Annual Development Plan - Plan and facilitate staff development meetings - Attend and contribute to leadership committee calls and meetings. - Strategic thinking - Other duties related to fund development, outreach and being a team player
Minimum of three years of development, fundraising, grant writing experience
Proven success with grant writing, event planning, and direct gift solicitation
Experience coordinating and prioritizing multiple projects
Excellent writing skills
Excellent computer skills, experience with donor databases
Experience working with nonprofit organizations to plan fundraising events
Passionate about In Her Shoes Foundation mission
Organized, efficient, and able to meet deadlines
Take initiative and think strategically
Enthusiastic about the trivial duties (i.e. making copies and data entry) as well as the complicated tasks (i.e. managing grants and event planning)
A great communicator (one-on-one and in public), with a sense of humor and able to represent the organization in a professional manner in public forums
Creative and flexible
Able to work independently and be a great team player
Must have desire to be a part of a team-oriented, committed, caring, fun community
How to Apply
In Her Shoes Foundation is run entirely by volunteers. If you have the passion for this program and a mission driven mind-set, please submit a personalized cover letter on why you connect with our mission, vision and core values and a CV/ resume to email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
***Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.
155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US
In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
In Her Shoes Foundation has over 60 committee volunteers who run this organization on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs and fulfilling their everyday obligations as parents, spouses, siblings, daughters - or sons and friends. When I founded this foundation in 2008 we originally called it The Positive Girls Club. It was envisioned as an organization that would support women of all ages who were determined to make positive changes in their lives. I started hosting monthly professional development workshops to inspire, connect, educate, and support the women in our community. Today, over 10 years later, we’re now known as In Her Shoes Foundation, and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, is exceeding our goals year over year for reaching young women preventatively. This curriculum-based program is run by our volunteer group mentors and is being delivered within public and private high schools. In addition we partnered with multiple community organization who support our initiative.
Today, we are achieving our vision of empowering and inspiring every woman and girl to be her personal best. We currently have three programs and hope to expand in the next couple of years. Please learn more about the Professional Development Program and the Giving Back Program via www.inhershoesfoundation.org
Thank you for attending and supporting our events.
Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT.
We'll work with your schedule.
126 Old McHenry RdLong Grove, IL, IL 60047
February 20, 2020