The Director of Marketing and Development is responsible for securing financial resources through grants and appeals which will support the organization’s programs and services. The Director is also responsible for helping to build and manage the organization’s brand and all aspects of marketing communications in order to raise awareness of the organization. The Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the Board of the organization.
The Director of Marketing and Development is responsible for the development of all marketing and fundraising strategies to grow the base of philanthropic support and increase public awareness of Argentium. The Director of Marketing and Development will set the organization’s strategic fundraising agenda to achieve and exceed its revenue goals through the solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation support and grants. The Director also builds and manages brand identity and all aspects of marketing communication to raise awareness of the organization and its programs throughout the Chicagoland area.
Position Responsibilities • Responsible for developing an annual comprehensive development plan, in collaboration with the Executive Director, with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines which will achieve budgeted goals. • Responsible for securing general operating and capacity building grants. • Responsible for developing and monitoring a realistic annual fund budget with realistic revenue and expense projections. • Investigate possibilities of program partnerships and strategic alliances that will extend the organization’s brand in the community and increase avenues of support. • Responsible for writing and submitting new and renewed grants and reports. • Responsible for working closely with staff to review program services in order to obtain information for reporting, comply with donor expectations and be aware of programmatic needs for funding to fill gaps or unmet needs of clients. • Develop and execute with the Executive Director a comprehensive marketing plan that includes events, media relations, press releases, social networking, Annual Report, website, newsletters, and branding. • Responsible for managing and promoting an annual event. • Responsible with the Executive Director to grow positive awareness of the organization and strengthen its reputation with clients, funders and the communities it serves. • Manage the production and distribution of quality ancillary materials that support development and marketing goals. • In conjunction with the Executive Director, assist with the cultivation of civic organizations, the Board of Directors, corporate, foundation and business representatives via presentations and volunteerism.
Qualifications • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. • Bachelor’s Degree required with at least five years of experience in marketing and development. • Proven success in areas of individual and corporate giving as well as grant writing and funding. • High energy, outgoing, team player, and a passion for Argentium’s mission is essential. • Working mastery of computer programs including Microsoft Suite and Donor Perfect. • Documented experience with nonprofit marketing and social media.
About Argentium Care (formerly SASI)
Argentium Care (formerly SASI) is a licensed home care agency located in Evanston, IL. A community nonprofit, Argentium Care was founded in 1975. Argentium offers two core programs, providing fee for service Home Care for adults who due to aging, injury or illness, need assistance to stay safely in their homes; and Senior Connections, a free volunteer program offering companionship to older adults at no charge.