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Donor Programs Coordinator (Make-A-Wish Illinois)

  • 08/04/2022 4:41 PM
    Message # 12873743

    Organizational Overview:

    Since being founded locally in 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 15,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish with children in all 102 counties across the state.

    A wish can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much.

    Life-changing wish journeys are made possible by dedicated staff and volunteers who fulfill the work of our mission, helping children discover, create, fulfill and experience the lasting impact of their most heartfelt wish.

    Job Summary:

    Maximize fundraising effectiveness of the Development team through coordination of donor engagement, prospect management, donor stewardship, research, data integrity, and process needs.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Cross-department project coordination and implementation of donor engagement programs, including brainstorming engagement themes with team members, creating content, coordinating events, leading membership identification and tracking in CRM, distributing communications (including via third party vendor, currently ThankView), tracking and reporting metrics
    • Prepare prospect, donor, and other activity reports for staff and meetings
    • Lead the implementation of donor stewardship program, including coordination of daily gift notifications to staff, write and distribute wish stories, create sponsorship and event recognition, assess physical item needs and oversee inventory
    • Produce individual, corporate, event, and foundation research reports
    • Ensure prospect, donor, and CRM data integrity
    • Perform other duties as required or assigned

    Required Skills & Abilities:

    • Highly organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and editing skills
    • Creativity
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and CRM systems (Salesforce preferred)

    Preferred Education & Experience:

    • 1 – 3 years related experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
    • Experience with design software (InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc.)

    Important Note:

    To protect the health and safety of our community, employees, guests and their families, Make-A-Wish Illinois is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status to maintain employment. Make-A-Wish Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and reasonable accommodations will be provided based on religious beliefs and to those with disabilities.


    Make-A-Wish Illinois offers full-time employees comprehensive medical and dental benefits along with excellent time off, flexible schedules, a hybrid workplace, a 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability insurance and outstanding professional development opportunities.

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