CASL seeks a talented, energetic, and experienced Director of Development and Communications (DODC) to join our leadership team and dynamic and engaged Board in leading CASL’s philanthropic program and Comprehensive Campaign. The DODC will partner with CASL’s Chief Executive Officer, whom holds extensive philanthropic experience, to continue to build the Development Program.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate with strong leadership and major gifts experience looking to strategically partner with a seasoned professional to lead an agency with an incredible history into its next chapter. The DODC will provide leadership to a strong team of four - Corporate and Foundation Relationship Officer, Marketing & Communications Officer, Special Events & Volunteer Officer, and Development Associate – Grant Writer. With a strong team and infrastructure in place, the ideal candidate will have quantifiably results in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership and major gifts and be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of his/her time in the field meeting with donors.
We value our employees and support them in learning and growth. We encourage—and even push for—professional development in the field. We value your experience, your expertise, and your input, and we seek your knowledge to expand ours. We work as a team to innovate and express new ideas, learn from our mistakes and celebrate our accomplishments. We constantly seek and implement best practice. Our leadership is supportive, organized, big-picture focused, and constantly asks the question “What do you think? and “How can we support you?”
CASL is a fiscally conservative and financially smart organization that carefully monitors our budget on a month to month basis, adapting and pivoting to avoid pitfalls. We have an operating surplus to sustain us through difficult economic times and allows us to invest in our programs and staff.
For 40 years, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) has served people of all ages and backgrounds: Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children, ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage, and securing our community's financial well-being, to almost 12,500 Chicago area residents annually.
The Director of Development & Communications (DODC) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and with a dotted line to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), to build solid and sustainable philanthropic support for CASL’s mission. The DODC provides a strategic fundraising vision and subsequently leads and implements all philanthropic functions. In this capacity, the DODC has responsibility for the development, administration and management of the annual fund, planned gifts program, events, corporate and foundation partnerships, volunteerism and communications/marketing programs, with a primary emphasis on major gifts. The DODC will also hold a staff leadership role in CASL’s near future Comprehensive Campaign to develop and fund a Senior Housing Project, Endowment, and Innovative Initiatives.
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Campaign and Special Projects
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