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Director of Development
Summary
Title:Director of Development
ID:144
Department:Development
Location:3860 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL
Status:Full-Time
Description
Position Summary
 
The Director of Development is responsible for securing financial support for the mission and programs of LCHC through grants and philanthropy from government entities, foundations, corporations, individuals and families, churches and associations, and other appropriate sources. The Director develops fundraising strategies and plans for the entire agency, and manages and/or coordinates all aspects of implementation. The new Director will focus primarily on three areas: maintain and improve the strength of LCHC's current government and foundation grants program, further develop the emerging individual giving and communications programs in anticipation of a capital fundraising campaign, and continue to build a robust fundraising data system. Along with board members and other LCHC executives, the Director also engages in public policy and advocacy activities on behalf of the health center's mission.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
 
• Represent LCHC's mission with integrity and passion to community and to LCHC's staff.
• Advocates for the community through participation in public policy and community based organizing.
• Understands LCHC’s programs well enough to identify their funding needs and well enough to articulate those needs to the donor community.
• Gathers and analyzes information about the healthcare needs of LCHC's targeted communities and articulates those needs to the donor community.
• Understands government funding sources and foundation funding sources well enough to identify funding opportunities.
• Identifies individual donors and creates systems for seeking support.
• Coordinates the development of grant applications and funding requests, including development of all required documents.
• Provides leadership for the development of policies and procedures.
• Provides consistent communication to LCHC's leadership, ensuring that leaders are kept up to date on progress and challenges.
• Responsible for preparing organizational and departmental objectives and for achieving those objectives.
• Identifies and reports progress on key measures of quality and productivity.
• Ensures compliance with standards, laws, and regulations as promulgated by regulatory and accrediting organizations such as: BPHC, JCAHO, CLIA, OSHA, State and Federal Governments, etc.
• Performs other duties as required to assist LCHC in achieving its mission.

Required Skills or Abilities
 
1. Requires a general understanding about grant writing and the skills necessary to communicate the activities of LCHC to potential funders.
2. Requires experience and demonstrated abilities for working in a multi-cultural setting.
3. Embraces and personifies the mission of Lawndale Christian Health Center through performing work as a whole person, providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of staff members and patients.
4. Ability to conceptualize programs and to sell the importance of those programs to funders.
5. Ability to collaborate and interact with a diverse group of health care professionals
6. Ability to organize, direct, prioritizes, and delegate work appropriately.
7. Excellent analytical skills necessary for preparing financial, legal, and administrative tasks.
8. Excellent guest relation's skills.


 
Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Master's degree preferred.
Requires at least 5 years in the field of nonprofit fundraising or resource development, preferably in health care, with increasing levels of responsibility and breadth of experience. Must have planned, implemented, and evaluated a significant fundraising initiative.
Must demonstrate successful accomplishments in at least 3 of the following areas: government grant writing & reporting, foundation relations, corporate relations, direct mail, annual giving, major gifts, database management, donor relations, volunteer management, capital campaigns, prospect research, e-philanthropy, etc.
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