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Chief Development Officer to work on behalf of adults who are blind!

Description: The Chief Development Officer is responsible for the agency’s fundraising, marketing and communications activities. This generally includes two annual appeals, a monthly e-newsletter, weekly social media postings, an annual report, grant writing and management, and various other activities. In the past, approximately $150,000 in donations from individuals and $75,000 from corporations and foundations has been raised annually. 

Schedule: This is a full-time 40 hours position (9-5 or 8-4) but 30 – 32 hours will be considered for the right candidate.  All time is on location at Friedman Place, on the northwest side of Chicago.   

Compensation: $65,000 – $75,000 for full-time, depending on skills and experience. Very generous benefits, including heavily subsidized health insurance; 20 paid days off plus 6 paid holidays to full-time employees; retirement contributions; education and license reimbursement; discounts on products & services, including gym membership, flexible spending account, meals, etc. and a friendly and casual work atmosphere.

Primary Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience and demonstrated ability in nonprofit fundraising and communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate computer skills including all Microsoft products; experience with donor management software required; experience with Little Green Light a plus. Familiarity with disabilities is a plus.

To apply, please go HERE.

About Friedman Place:

With roots going back to its founding in 1935, the mission of Friedman Place is to provide housing and supportive services to adults who are blind. We value an open, vibrant, and accessible community and offer a self-directed person-centric model of care that provides for choice, engagement, and possibility.

Located on the northwest side of Chicago, our residential community provides permanent housing and services to approximately 100 people each year. Our community-based programs serve people living throughout Illinois. The Navigator Program provides case management to approximately 75 people and Rent Assistance Program provides ongoing financial assistance to approximately 30 people each year.