Business/Donors Development Specialist

Posted 2 years ago

Position: Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract

Location: Bolingbrook, IL

Looking to hire a Business Development Specialist who will be responsible for the identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. This position also manages the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting process. Role(s):
  • Build and maintain relationships with a portfolio of major donors helping them accomplish their philanthropic visions with Al-Furqaan Foundation
  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to develop sponsorship strategies and goals for fundraising events and to manage the creation of collateral material to support solicitation efforts.
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure sponsors for The Foundation’s Events, signature Projects, and other identified activities.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to create effective, inspiring digital and print fund development materials.
  • Manage the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting system.
  • Carry out special fundraising events, meetings, and interviews within established ethical standards and in compliance with local, state, federal, and non-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws.
  • Support the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a community presence that increases the Foundation’s visibility as a funding recipient for potential and current/past donors.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation’s staff to identify untapped markets of interest, and to generate ideas, programs, and concepts to engage prospective donors.
  • Lead the department’s efforts in securing auction items for all the Foundation’s fundraising events.
  • Model high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment.
  • Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Four or more years of demonstrated success in fund development or outside sales.
  • At least one year of experience in cold-calling required.
  • At least one year of experience in grant writing and grant research.
  • Experience in the development of budgets and the ability to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Proven results with fundraising and special events.
  • Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations.
  • Able to work independently within established guidelines, and to meet frequent deadlines.
  • Understanding and appreciation for the Foundation’s mission and the capability to project that mission to prospective donors and partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, Arabic & Urdu are highly preferred
  • Must be a team player whose superior communication skills facilitate working with a variety of internal and external customers
  • Ability to thrive in a changing and fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to ensure the exchange of information and effective planning
U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a NON-PROFIT ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION scale.

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Al-Furqaan Foundation, All

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