Director of Community Engagement
Job Description: The Director of Community Engagement (DCE) is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, partners and volunteers ensuring adequate resources are secured to meet organizational goals. Working with corporate, private and other non profit groups, the DCE must build positive relationships and promote the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin in a positive way resulting in raving fans of the mission. The DCE will also be responsible for the board recruitment, engagement and training of local board members ensuring the quality and effectiveness of volunteers. Following the principles of the Benevon Model, the DCE will need to effectively implement the strategies and processes involved in this model to ensure success.
Nature and Scope of Position
Fully implements the strategy and processes of the Benevon Model in the communities that are covered in scope of work. The DCE takes on and/or delegates all task needed to fulfill each element of the plan, including:
•Point of entry events (at least one tour is happening in each community per month with a goal of 10 new guests per month)
•Ensures ambassadors are successful during the process
•Follow up with each attendee to gauge further engagement
•Track data and report monthly on point of entry events, ambassadors, and ask event details.
Ensure donors and investors understand their return on investment by communicating stories and data in a clear, concise and meaningful way.
•Host at least 2 ”feel good” events for Multi Year Giving society members following the guidelines set forth by the Benevon model, ensuring events are mission-related
Ensure board development best practices are implemented, resulting in a high functioning local board that is reaching strategic goals and objectives.
•Ensure that the local board is meeting the highest standards or practice
•Providing board administration and support, including the monthly board reports and communication of information.
•Assist with the recruitment, onboarding, training, evaluation of board members at the local level.
Responsible for the cultivation of donors, partners and corporations:
•Develop an annual cultivation plan that includes meeting at least twice per year face-to-face with multi-year giving society members, monthly donors and other stakeholders that may align with your portfolio.
•Be present at community events, attending at least once community event per week.
2. Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.
a) Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards to donors and ensures compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
b) Ensures establishment of and compliance with the organization’s own fund development and philanthropic principles, policies and procedures.
c) Assures stability by creating a working environment that is rewarding to staff and volunteers.
d) Appropriately represents the institution, its board and executive director to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s) and fundraising volunteers.
e) Fosters a smoothly operating development function through timely and effective resolution of disruptions.
3.Ensures attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human resources, both professional and volunteer.
a) Helps the board and development committee(s) determine accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and helps evaluate performance regularly.
b) Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership. Trains, places, coordinates and supervises fundraising volunteers.
c) Establishes personnel accountabilities for development staff and evaluates performance regularly.
d) Designs educational programs in fund development for staff and volunteers; participates as teacher and facilitator. Pursues formal and informal education for self and others.
4.Works with the chief executive officer, development committee(s) chair(s) and chair of the governing board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.
a) Engages people in process, encourages questioning, and promotes participatory decision making.
b) With the development committee(s) chair(s), develops agendas for meetings so that the committees can fulfill their responsibilities effectively; develops an annual calendar to cover all crucial development issues in a timely fashion.
c) Informs the chief executive and volunteer leadership on the condition of the organization’s fund development program and on all important factors influencing it.
d) Gets the best thinking and involvement of each board member and each fundraising volunteer; and, stimulates each one to give his/her best.
e) Works with the chief executive and volunteer leadership to make development committee(s) and the board function effectively in fund development.
f) Annually, evaluates the performance of fundraising volunteers and reports to the executive director with recommendations for board candidacy.
Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, governing board, volunteers, donors and the general community. Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community.
The individual is expected to: Plan and meet deadlines. Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.
The individual is expected to: Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
**This position is for our Schaumburg location**
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year