Job Details

Job Title:

Area Development Director- Chicago

Department/Division:

Development

Location(s):

Chicago, IL

Job Description:

The Area Development Director (ADD) is responsible for establishing short and long range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fund-raising campaigns within his/her area of operation to support the 37 UNCF member institutions. The ADD serves as an ambassador for UNCF and is responsible for engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure revenue goals are met.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop new sources of unrestricted income from events, individuals and local community partners, foundations and corporations.
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies.
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals and design and implement special fund-raising events.
  • Write fundraising correspondence, letters of acknowledgment and appeals and maintain a regular schedule of in-person visits with foundations, donors and board members.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential high net-worth donors.
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and advisory board members.
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs supporting local fund-raising efforts.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives.
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs in support of local fund-raising efforts.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff activities related to records management in Raiserís Edge database.

    Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required; Master's degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years' experience in fund-raising, marketing or public relations.
  • Ability to conduct major fund raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to groups of volunteers

    Additional Requirements:

    To Apply:

    • 1.  Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: resumes@uncf.org (Note: Word 7.0 or ASCII files are preferred)
    • 2.  Fax your resume and cover letter to: 855-237-9601
    • 3.  Mail your resume and cover letter to:
      United Negro College Fund
      Human Resources
      1805 7th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001