Development Officer

JVS Chicago Chicago, IL
Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.

JCFS is seeking a Development Officer to identify and execute effective strategies designed to steward the donor relationship. This includes identifying and securing new donors and actively nurturing existing donors into an engaged, loyal relationship with the Agency. This position is located in West Rogers Park, Chicago.


* Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program

* One or more years of direct experience in soliciting cash donations during in-person meetings

* Two years of experience working with non-profit/higher education fundraising and development

* Must possess a strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and fundraising databases

* This position requires travel to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation. Requires ability to drive, have a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance, and reliable access to a vehicle to travel in the Chicago metropolitan area


* Master's Degree preferred

* Experience with the Chicago Jewish community preferred

* Raiser's Edge experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Champions JCFS programs and services and educates donors on how contributions impact the community

* Develops strong relationships with senior-level internal and external stakeholders

* Stewards existing donors' relationship, engagement with, and loyalty to the Agency through careful and responsible management of the donor relationship

* Executes and monitors strategic interactions with donors and prospective donors

Benefits: JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

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JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

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