The Development and Events Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in overseeing a variety of development activities, plan events, and ensure the long-term sustainability of Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter). This position requires an extremely creative, organized, and high energy individual who will identify and secure funding sources, coordinate logistics and assist in the implementation of large-scale fundraising events. (S)he should have an understanding of the non-profit landscape in the greater Chicago area and be able to use this knowledge to build development resources for ZCenter. (S)he should be a comprehensive, strategic thinker with a “can do" attitude and will adhere to and promote ZCenter’s mission and values.
The Development and Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating ZCenter’s fundraising events and development initiatives in partnership with organizational leadership and key volunteers. The job description has a list of duties, which are considered essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive, as all positions at ZCenter are dynamic. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, donors, volunteers, etc. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort is made to thoroughly describe the customary manner in which this job is performed, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to do this job in the manner indicated.
• Experience in non-profit development, specifically direct solicitation, special events, and donor relations. • Experience with fundraising - gift cultivation, solicitation, donor management, planned giving, annual giving, capital campaigns, corporate giving, and research experience are preferred. • Experience with donor database, specifically Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud products. • Experience with event software, such as Rallybound, Greater Giving, etc. • Experience with graphic design and marketing. • A minimum of three years of experience in the same or similar role within a non-profit agency. • Experience with Microsoft Office components. • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. • Self motivated. • Well organized and detail oriented. • Energetic, team oriented with a positive attitude. • Willingness to work in a dynamic and growing environment. • Time flexibility for evening or weekend work. • Ability to accept, understand, and relate sensitively to people of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural and experiential backgrounds.
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Internal Number: 4275a
About Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
The Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter) is a rape crisis center in Illinois located in Gurnee and Skokie. The mission of ZCenter is to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to educate the community to end sexual violence.