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Development Manager to work on behalf of adults who are blind!

Description: The Development Manager supports 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 would consider 30 – 32 hours for the right candidate who only wants part-time.  All work is on location at Friedman Place, on the northwest side of Chicago.

Compensation: $55,000 – $65,000 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

  • Three years’ experience and demonstrated ability in nonprofit fundraising and communications.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate computer skills including all Microsoft products; experience with donor management software, especially Little Green Light a plus. Familiarity with disabilities is a plus.
  • Life Experience: We know that many character-building experiences do not show up neatly on an application. Please tell us why you would be a good fit for this job, focusing especially on those qualifications that do not appear on our application.

Not sure if you meet 100% of our qualifications? Overqualified but looking for a change? If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please go HERE.

About Friedman Place: With roots going back to our 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. In addition, our community-based programs provide case management and financial assistance to another 100 people each year who are living throughout Illinois.