Development Coordinator

Chicago, IL

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Posted date:

21 Aug 2017

Chorus/organization name:

Chicago Children's Choir

Application Deadline:

01 Oct 2017

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW           
 
Serving more than 4,600 singers from all 57 Chicago zip codes, Chicago Children's Choir (CCC) is a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music.  What began in 1956 as a small choir in Hyde Park fostering interracial understanding during the civil rights movement has grown into a network of over 100 choirs whose singers are empowered to bridge cultural divides and become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in nearly 80 Chicago schools, 10 afterschool neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices called DiMension and the internationally-renowned Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children's Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city. CCC is proud to provide access, with 85% of participants paying less than $50 for a year of programming. Under the leadership of President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, CCC has become a civic treasure and a model of urban music education. In addition to numerous self-produced concerts and collaborative efforts with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions and as a result of its commitment to achieving intercultural understanding, CCC undertakes approximately 5 domestic tours annually featuring singers from the Neighborhood Choir Program and DiMension and an international tour featuring singers from Voice of Chicago.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION           
 
The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of External Affairs, and serves as an integral part of the Development Team. The Development Coordinator is responsible for carrying out daily administrative tasks as well as spearheading necessary projects in concert with the Development team. Key projects would include Alumni relations and Development events. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES        
 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Provide administrative support to the Development Team. 

Participate, with the Individual Giving Manager, in all aspects related to individual giving, including but not limited to: Ambassadors Board support; Individual Donor identification, prospecting, cultivation, & stewardship; and additional events as they relate to Individual Giving. 

Participate, with the Development Services Manager, in all aspects related to development operations, including but not limited to: maintaining accurate and up-to-date information in Raiser’s Edge, including action history and contact information; preparing tax acknowledgments and other relevant materials related to contributions; assisting with daily gift processing and inquiries from donors regarding contributions; overseeing and facilitating data-related projects as requested. 

Assist with development of, and execute Alumni engagement activities, with the goal of interacting with CCC alumni on a regular, sustained basis. Serve as staff representative to the Alumni Council. This may include Alumni-specific events, Alumni participation in CCC events, and general communications with Alumni constituents.  

Assist with fundraising events throughout the year, including but not limited to:

o Red Jacket Optional: help track event income and contributions, as well as assist with ticketing and sponsorship requests, and general administrative tasks related to the event; follow up with board and committee contacts regarding the acquisition or silent auction and raffle items for events, and assist with vendor follow up as needed; participate during the event as a key pointperson for the Development Team and CCC Administration.

o Ambassadors Board CCC Unplugged: help track event income and contributions, as well as assist with ticketing and sponsorship requests, and general administrative tasks related to the event; follow up with board and committee contacts regarding the acquisition or silent auction and raffle items for events, and assist with vendor follow up as needed; participate during the event as a key point-person for the Development Team and CCC Administration.

o Third party opportunities: assist in the management of various third party event opportunities throughout the year, including attending the event.

o Donor receptions: assist the Development Team in managing general administrative tasks related to the event.

o Other events as needed. 

Coordination of volunteer groups for major CCC events (Black History Month Concert Series and Paint the Town Red). 

Compile committee meeting reports and materials, assist with meeting follow up, including note-taking and distribution. 

Assist with Board of Directors and Ambassadors Board meeting material development and meeting preparation. 

Manage special initiatives which could include providing physical recognition of gifts (e.g. donor plaques or items), annual donor board updates, pledge reminders, and annual report listings. 

Oversee the holiday card and annual report mailing distribution process.

QUALIFICATIONS         

Bachelor’s degree required. 

One to three years work experience; direct Development experience preferred. 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). 

First rate organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task due to fast paced business environment. 

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to CCC’s mission; a proactive, handson strategic thinker who collaborates with the entire CCC team for the continued development and growth of organization. 

Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events. 

Familiarity with or interest in performing arts and arts education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Application Procedure:

Send resume, cover letter and references to Elizabeth Low, Director of External Affairs, elow@ccchoir.org.

Please, no phone calls.

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