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donor relations and special events manager


The Donor Relations and Special Events Manager will cultivate, steward, and expand relationships between the organization and its donors by developing and implementing engagement and fundraising strategies. The primary focus of this position is to grow revenue through donations and sponsorships received from individual and beneficial corporate donors to support the organization’s annual operating campaign.  The Donor Events and Special Events Manager is a key part of the Leadership Team and reports directly to the CEO.

Job responsibilities include:

 Manage Individual Giving Plan

  • Work closely with CEO, Board of Directors and Development and Communications Manager to create and implement stewardship strategies to engage individual donors.  
  • Work closely with Development and Communications Manager to produce inspiring donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship-related documents, including but not limited to e-newsletters, bi-annual appeal letters, funding proposals, presentations, and donor impact reports.
  • Keep accurate records using Bloomerang (CRM database) by creating and maintaining donor files; processing donations and preparing acknowledgment letters in a timely manner; and creating fundraising and database reports to analyze donors’ giving patterns and create target lists for engaging donors.


Manage Corporate Giving Plan

  • Strategically secure funds outside of annual operating campaign through corporate sponsorships, events, and projects for community impact initiatives.
  • Discover donors companies’ corporate social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives, identify opportunities that align with our agency’s goals and work with staff to create engagement initiatives and opportunities.


Manage Fund Raising Events

  • Plan and coordinate the agency’s annual fundraising event by overseeing goals, budgets, timelines and internal and external resources to ensure maximum results with lowest possible cost.
  • Establish roles and responsibilities for the agency team working at the event; and measure, analyze, and report event progress and results.
  • Coordinate and spearhead year-round identification and solicitation of prospects for fundraising event sponsorship, in-kind goods or services, and outright contributions in order to maximize net proceeds and meet annual revenue goals.


A successful candidate will possess:

  • The ability to convey a high degree of commitment and passion for Impact’s mission.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities and take initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, internal staff, volunteers, donors, executives, and potential funding partners.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Bloomerang or a similar CRM database.

Requirements:  A minimum of 5 or more years of work experience in a fundraising role at a non-profit, or comparable experience.  Must be willing to work some evenings, weekends and flexible hours.


Education requirements:  Bachelor’s degree. 


Reports to and supervised by:  Chief Executive Officer


Status:  Full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt

Education requirements:  Bachelor’s degree. 

Reports to and supervised by:  Chief Executive Officer

Status:  Full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt

to apply:


Employment Specialist

All Impact employees are expected to perform with competence and a commitment to excellence.  Regardless of their role, employees are responsible for conducting themselves in a way that promotes the dignity of the people we serve and shows respect for their colleagues.  Quality performance includes; knowledge of recovery principles, productivity, accuracy, sound judgment, innovation, orderliness, courtesy, teamwork, initiative, positive attitude, reliability, and follow through.  Pride in performance and commitment to personal and professional development are valued. 

Position Purpose:
Assist Participants in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their goals and recovery.  Coordinate the timely, productive exchange of clinical and employment information between and within the teams, members’ families and other participants of the community support team.

Assist members in developing employment skills, gaining confidence, and managing symptoms that may interfere with work and other functioning.  Actively engage members in skill-building activities that promote growth and empowerment.  Help members identify employment goals, make informed decisions, and access necessary or desired resources.  Operate as a member of a multidisciplinary team; share and document observations, identify problems and unmet or changing needs, and implement strategies outlined in the member’s service plan.

Learn and implement specific strategies and practices outlined in the IPS model’s framework including: adherence to the zero exclusion principle, structured job development, rapid job searches, consumer preference and integration with mental health treatment team.

Primary Responsibilities:
1.     Understand the importance of recovery and communicate it to members and colleagues.  Be aware of the current nature, cause, and treatment of mental illness including personality patterns and behaviors.  Understand the use of basic pharmacology. 
2.     Provide timely and accurate assessments and effective assistance with goal setting and goal achievement with up to 20 Participants. Search for methods to develop member strengths; and to make use of naturally-occurring community resources. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

●      Assess members’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis using background information and work experience;

●      Assist members in job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with their needs and interests, using the principles and procedures of supported employment.

●      Provide individualized, time unlimited follow along services to assist members in sustaining employment;

●      Provide education and support to employers, as agreed by the member, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow along contact with the employer;

●      Provide engagement services as necessary to consumers when they appear to disengage from the service.  Maintain some contact with the member even without a vocational focus if necessary to sustain engagement.

●      Meet regularly with treatment team members to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment;

●      Help members create individual vocational service plans in concert with their case manager, and other treatment team providers;

●      Spend at least 60% of direct service time in the community to engage and support members, family, and employers.

3.     Know and perform timely, accurate, and efficient documentation in accordance with Rule 132 and other regulatory requirements.  This includes, but is not limited ensuring that all charts comply with CARF and DRS regulations, including Treatment Plan input within 45 days of intake

4.     Maintain billing record at a minimum of 3 hours of individual services every work day.

5.     Achieve a minimum of 12 new job placements (job starts) for Participants on your caseload per year.

6.     Know the events, issues and problems relevant to people with mental illness, (local, state, national policies, law suits, etc.)  Maintain communication with employers and use this network as a referral source.

7.     Use effective and professional skills to build rapport and communication.  Maintain regular contact with your supervisor and keep them informed of issues related to members, service and the service team.  Meet with your supervisor weekly.

8.     Be aware of your role model function as professional staff in the building and its effect on members and colleagues by participating in social and work functions of the agency.

9.     Know and follow Impact policies and procedures to assure safe, therapeutic rehabilitation practice and adherence with all state and national certification, licensing and accreditation standards; including compliance with CARF and the State of Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code and Confidentiality Act.  Know and follow the Impact ethics and conduct codes.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1.     You must meet Department of Mental Health and/or Medicaid criteria for a Mental Health Professional. 

2.     You are required to have current certification in Basic First Aid and CPR.

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