Foundation Development Director

Job Locations USA-IL-Lisle
Posted Date 4 days ago(12/1/2023 6:45 PM)
Campus Name
Villa St. Benedict
Philanthropy/Fund Development
Position Type
Specific Shift Times
Scheduled Days of the Week
Weekend Work Requirement

Additional Information

24 hours per week / Salary of $50,000 




The Foundation Development Director is responsible for raising funds to meet the organization’s financial goals through a variety of fundraising channels. This position works closely with the Benedictine Foundation on developing and executing fundraising strategies and implementing best practices. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, management competencies, communication skills, and ethical principles.


  • Secures adequate donations to meet annual philanthropy goals with Cost to Raise a Dollar in line with industry standards.
  • Works with Executive Director on determining community needs and fundraising priorities.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift donors.
  • Partners with Benedictine Support Center team to develop and execute the annual giving plan including donor acquisition and renewal and the associate giving program.
  • Coordinates all gift activity ensuring timely donation deposits and donor stewardship.
  • Coordinates fund distributions and philanthropy expenditures.
  • Oversees donor/prospect data and upholds stringent and consistent practices for confidential handling and release of information.
  • Works independently with organizational skills to prioritize tasks and to exercise judgment consistent with core values.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in fundraising, development, marketing, communications, or related field
  • Experience in asking for charitable gifts and planning special events
  • Experience in working with volunteer boards
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, email, and internet applications

Qualifications Preferred

  • Certified fund raising executive (CFRE)
  • Donor/gift/constituent database experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience in the coordination and support of volunteer leaders
  • Management or leadership experience


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