The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS) is seeking a Director of Development.
NAMI CCNS is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationally recognized leader in the field of mental health. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and those who love and care for them through education, advocacy, resources and support. Our service area includes 17 communities in the northern portion of Cook County, from Evanston, to Glencoe, to Park Ridge and points in-between. Our offices are located in Skokie. Our current staff positions, programs and other information may be found at our website: www.namiccns.org.
The Director of Development will work closely with staff, board members and other stakeholders to drive the revenue-generating and external relations activities of NAMI CCNS, with a primary focus on the following:
Develop and manage a comprehensive fundraising program to include annual giving, planned giving and major gifts; donor research, prospecting and stewardship; donor and board member cultivation; and other forms of engagement
Direct and develop fundraising appeals, including the Holiday Appeal
Plan and oversee the annual Spring Gala, or equivalent
Plan and oversee the annual Fall 5K Walk/Run, or equivalent
Develop and produce the Annual Report
Work with the Grant Writer to integrate foundation, corporate and government support with other philanthropic areas
Work with a two-member Digital Marketing and Social Media team to promote, publicize and position the organization as a leader in the mental health community
Coordinate the recruitment and work assignments of up to 60+ volunteers and interns
Other duties as required and/or assigned
Note that the above list is not intended to be comprehensive, and job responsibilities may change with the evolving needs of NAMI CCNS.
Work Schedule & Reporting Structure
The Director of Development will work on-site in our Skokie offices. NAMI CCNS is open four (4) days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a total of 24 hours per week. Early-morning, evening and weekend work is required at times and will vary throughout the year with the demands of the position. Occasional remote work may be considered.
This position reports to the Executive Director and offers an excellent opportunity to grow within a team of professionals and volunteers who are passionate about what they do every day.
Resumes with cover letters, and questions, may be e-mailed to Nathaniel Ekman, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your expected compensation in your cover letter.
NAMI CCNS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities, including lived experience with mental illness, are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate all or a majority of the following desired qualifications and skills:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
3 – 5+ years of experience in fundraising, with primary focus on individual giving and special events
Experience with managing donor databases and CRM programs
Familiarity and comfort with managing digital marketing and social media platforms
Computer skills, including MS Office and related applications
Strong, persuasive writing skills, with an excellent command of the English language
High level of organization and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities at the same time
Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Experience and comfort in working with board members
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; ability to relate to individuals from many constituencies and backgrounds
Passion for and commitment to the field of mental health
Firsthand and/or family experience with mental illness is desirable
About NAMI Cook County North Suburban
NAMI CCNS is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationally recognized leader in the field of mental health. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and those who love and care for them through education, advocacy, resources and support. Our service area spans 17 communities in the northern portion of Cook County, from Evanston, to Glencoe, to Park Ridge and points in-between. Our offices are located in Skokie. Current staff positions, programs and other information may be found at our website: www.namiccns.org.