ChicagoCAC employees are expected to perform their job duties and act in a manner consistent with the Core Values of the organization.
The Development Coordinator provides administrative, clerical and project management support for the External Affairs Department. Key responsibilities include oversight and management of The Raiser’s Edge donor management system and assisting with donor relations, events and other department projects. The Development Coordinator is a liaison between the External Affairs Department and external stakeholders. Strong candidates will thrive in a fast-paced nonprofit environment.
Maintain donor records in The Raiser’s Edge donor management system.
Post gifts entered in The Raiser’s Edge to The Financial Edge and work with the Accounting Department to reconcile records and problem solve.
Manage gift entry and donor acknowledgement and provide administrative assistance in the donor cultivation and stewardship process.
Perform regular gift, expense and other financial reconciliation with the Accounting Department.
Maintain a Raiser’s Edge user handbook and policy and practices guide for the External Affairs Department.
Generate mailing lists from The Raiser’s Edge for all mailings, including the Annual Report, Annual Appeal, and events.
Generate reports to support fundraising and analysis of donor trends through the annual fund, events, and other fundraising initiatives.
Create donor profiles for stakeholder meetings with members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and with major donors, donor prospects and other key stakeholders.
Assist in analyzing information about giving/solicitation trends on a quarterly and annual basis.
Support special events functions, including revenue tracking, silent auction tracking, guest list management, and volunteer management. Attend all major fundraising events.
Schedule meetings and attend and take minutes, as needed/assigned.
Provide administrative support for the External Affairs Department activities, as directed.
Actively participate in department activities and assist in creating and implementing the External Affairs Department’s annual plan, including strategies, tactics and metrics to meet overall goals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The Development Coordinator has a low-mid range of discretion and independent decision-making.
The Development Coordinator has no staff supervisory responsibilities. S/he may supervise volunteers, as needed.
The Development Coordinator works closely with the Development Manager, Chief External Affairs Officer, External Affairs staff, the Chief Financial Officer and accounting staff, and other ChicagoCAC staff, Board members and external stakeholders.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in administrative support, project management and nonprofit administration and/or fundraising is preferred. Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Experience in using The Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Experience in using donor or client management systems is required.
About Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and our partners are the front-line responders in Chicago to reports of child sexual abuse. We also respond to reports of child physical abuse, witness to violence, and other serious maltreatment. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have served more than 34,000 children.
ChicagoCAC is the city’s only not-for-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:
facilitates our partners’ collaborative response;
arranges families’ visits to the center, including provision of support services such as
transportation and child life;
conducts forensic interviews;
provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services;
provides mental health therapy
All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. ChicagoCAC’s services are free of charge to every client.
Uniting public, private and community p...artners to ensure the safety, health and well-being of abused children.
Our shared vision:
To eliminate the suffering of abused children in Chicago.
Our core values:
Freedom from abuse and exploitation is a basic human right.
The center is a safe place for everyone who enters its doors.
The collaborative process is the best approach to prevent and respond to child abuse.
Our children and families deserve to receive the highest standard of care available.
Best-practice interventions can restore lives.
Our approach is based on a nationwide model of child advocacy centers, and we are accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. ChicagoCAC believes that a multi-disciplinary approach is the most effective way to protect children and prevent abuse.
ChicagoCAC was founded by former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1998. The city, county and state provided seed money and additional resources to build our center, which opened in 2001.