Business Development Manager

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In Her Shoes Foundation

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In Her Shoes Foundation

Business Development Manager


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

-Community Outreach

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


Bachelor’s degree

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

Supervising skills


Passionate about In Her Shoes Foundation mission

Organized, efficient, and able to meet deadlines

Take initiative and think strategically

Detail oriented

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 and cc:

***Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

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1580 N Northwest Highway Suite 200Park Ridge, IL 60068



  • Donor Management
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Management




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  • Orientation or Training

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