WorldChicago seeks a full-time dynamic self-starter who is enthusiastic about fundraising and promoting citizen diplomacy and cultural exchange. The Marketing & Development Manager’s primary responsibilities include communicating WorldChicago’s mission and programs to diverse audiences, overseeing donor prospecting and engagement, and planning fundraisers and community events.
Outreach & Communication
Write and design weekly newsletters and e-blasts; Maintain distribution list
Develop and manage WorldChicago’s social media strategy for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Lead public relations initiatives, write press releases, and cultivate media relationships
Serve as staff liaison to the Fundraising and Marketing board committee
Develop appropriate giving materials and a digital presence
Coordinate, promote, and execute all of WorldChicago’s fundraising events, including the Spring Diplomacy Luncheon and Fall Cultural Fundraiser
Work with the President and Fundraising & Marketing board to develop the theme, location, and funding goals for events
Develop logos, invitations, signage, and other event marketing pieces
Lead Young Professionals Committee, guiding the planning and promotion of Young Professional events
Coordinate live, silent, and online auctions; Procure auction item donations
Generate and mail thank you letters for all sponsors, speakers, and donors
Recommend the annual fundraising goal providing supporting details to the President and Marketing and Fundraising Committee
Monitor fundraising progress and report results with recommendations quarterly to the Marketing and Fundraising Committee.
Work to develop a long-term donor engagement strategy that includes diverse funding sources
Research and prepare foundation and corporate grant proposals
Develop membership and individual giving campaigns
Assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling their funding goals
Work closely with the Director of Operations & IT to manage all giving through the Blackbaud eTapestry system
Assist with programming, as needed, for international delegations
Serve as a liaison to the programming team for the recruitment of homestay and hospitality hosts
Assist in other WorldChicago projects and programs, as needed.
Skills & Qualifications and How to Apply
WorldChicago seeks candidates with:
3 to 5 years of experience in marketing, communications, development, or related field
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, and comfort working in a small team
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Experience with WordPress (or other CMS) and Constant Contact (or other email marketing software)
Demonstrated interest in international affairs
Design and photography skills a plus
How To Apply
Interested applicants should submit cover letter resume via email only to Peggy Parfenoff, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: December 8, 2017
Additional Salary Information: WorldChicago offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health and dental plan. The organization is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workplace.
For more than half-a-century, WorldChicago has been Chicago’s official host for government-sponsored visitors. A nonprofit organization, WorldChicago coordinates professional, cultural, educational and youth leadership exchange programs for 1,000 international emerging leaders from more than 130 countries each year, encouraging Chicagoans to become involved through professional and social hosting ...opportunities. At the heart of its mission, WorldChicago promotes mutual understanding and appreciation amongst cultures through citizen diplomacy, one handshake at a time. www.worldchicago.org