• Director of Income Development and Marketing (Chicago)

    About this Job

    Status: Exempt

    Work Experience:

    Career Level:

    Education Level: Bachelors


    Job Qualification:

    • Bachelors Degree in a related field; MBA preferred
    • Five years experience in leadership position within the non-profit or corporate sector.
    • Five years experience in fundraising, fund development or sales.
    • Five years of managerial experience/direct supervision of employees.
    • Experience in cause marketing, consumer fundraising or corporate partnership programs is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in cultivating, soliciting and renewing large gifts of $100,000 and above including: developing donor strategies, solicitation approaches, and donor stewardship.
    • Strong strategic skill set with demonstrated results around program creation, implementation, staff partnership.
    • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation.
    • Organizational skills with thoroughness, timeliness and attention to detail when working under pressure


    • Effective leadership and team building skills.
    • Extremely comfortable and effective in settings with senior corporate executives.
    • Demonstrated success driving revenue growth in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
    • Technological savvy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • A record of planning and supporting growth.
    • A professional acumen to able to meet deadlines as well as quickly establishing priorities.
    • Organizational skills with thoroughness, timeliness, and detail when working under pressure.
    • Ability to accept change in a fast paced environment and posses an entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Prior experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors.
    • Skill in realizing strategic business plans and supporting budget
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills
    • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance required
    •  Ability to travel (20%); including travel to nearby Affiliates and the National Headquarters in Texas.
    • Ability to work nontraditional hours i.e. nights, weekends including Mother’s Day in May.
    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The  employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects or controls and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be exposed to various weather conditions associated with outdoors i.e. wind, rain, heat and cold.


    All interested applicants can apply via careers@komenchicago.org.


    Job Description:

    The Director of Income Development and Marketing (DIDM) will oversee Affiliate fundraising and event  management activities including, but not limited to: Race for the Cure events (2), corporate sponsorships, foundation giving, special events, cause marketing, 3rd party events, workplace giving, memorial/in honor of gifts, donor acquisition, major giving, planned giving and e-revenue.   The Director creates the organization’s annual fundraising plan, manages the departmental budget and ensures the Department remains at, or below, projected expenditures. In addition, the IDD personally develops new and fosters existing sponsors/major donor relationships within the five Chicagoland Affiliate counties, with emphasis in Cook, DuPage and Lake. The Director is responsible for developing a comprehensive multi-year strategic income plan, as well as an annual business plan that incorporates strategies around local signature programs, new acquisition strategies and collaborations that spur additional growth, with minimal cost to the Affiliate.  The Corporate fundraising program was established to raise an additional $1.5m in Affiliate Revenue.  This goal will be achieved through new & increased corporate sponsorships, outright donations, matching gifts, special events, Komen Chicago Race for the Cure events and global corporate partnership opportunities with Komen Headquarters. In addition, all Marketing and Communications with respect to the aforementioned income programs will be overseen by the Director.


    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    •  Oversee Affiliate’s Income Development Department to ensure annual goals, objectives and board approved projections are met.
    • Supervise Development team, including staff, interns, consultants and volunteers.  Create cross functional goals/objectives in order to leverage relationships across the team.
    • Manage and Staff Board Income Development Committee; provide on-going partnership to volunteers and coordinate quarterly meetings.
    • Develop and oversee annual Departmental Budget; assist with cost containment and policy compliance in order to reach and maintain a 25% cost structure.                                                                             
    • Review all revenue and event related contracts in partnership with Finance to ensure compliance and to manage risk/exposure.
    • Integrate effective corporate fundraising strategies to ensure annual Affiliate revenue goals are met.
    • Develop annual revenue plan that includes focus on corporate prospecting, acquisition, management, sales strategies and retention/acknowledgement programs.
    • Maintain relationships with corporate sponsors; successfully solicit new high-level relationships each year in order to ensure corporate sponsorship goals are fulfilled for each Affiliate special event
    • Work collaboratively to bring together the Development, Mission and Finance departments of the Affiliate to maximize outreach and IMPACT in the community.
    • Oversee all aspects of the Affiliates Marketing & PR plan, primarily related to Komen’s Signature or Affiliate Events.
    • Collect and organize data for evaluation of Income Development Program, including corporate development, major gift campaigns, cause marketing, 3rd party and the annual year end appeal to individual donors.
    • Develop and establish a “return on investment portfolio” for all corporate partners and sponsors for distribution post event.
    • Monitor 3rd party program to ensure partnerships are compliant with Komen policies.
    • Oversee donor stewardship program.
    • Serve as Komen Chicago Spokesperson at Signature events, corporate meetings, media interviews, and employee giving campaigns.
    • Provide monthly income reports with progress against goals to CEO.
    • Participate in and attend all Komen Chicago Signature events; offer support commensurate with position.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.