Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of people with disabilities, strengthen families and build embracing communities. Aspire currently provides service support to an estimated 1,000 individuals and 600 households in the greater Chicagoland area and southeastern Wisconsin.
Inclusivity is at the forefront of Aspire’s work and as a leader in disability services, Aspire creates mutually beneficial partnerships to strengthen communities from within, invests in innovative solutions to drive person-centered results, and promotes models for inclusion beyond society’s expectations. Aspire’s innovative programs include an array of community-based housing options and services, life enrichment curriculum-based learning opportunities, job training and career engagement services, and social enterprises which provide jobs and education through Aspire CoffeeWorks and Aspire Art360.
Learn more at: https://aspirechicago.com/
Aspire’s next Vice President, Philanthropy Operations will oversee, inspire, and build strong relationships along with a team of six fundraising professionals, including three direct reports: Director of Grants and Partnerships, Philanthropy Associate Director and Director of Annual Giving. These team members supervise the Philanthropy Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships Specialist and Donor Services Specialist. This role is responsible for making sure that fundraising operations run smoothly, strategically, and are integrated with other departments.
What You'll Do:
-Collaborate with the Chief Philanthropy Officer to create a plan, execute, lead and manage a comprehensive effort to grow contributed revenue across the organization
-Directly supervise and coach a top-talent philanthropy team
-Lead and advise directors on cultivation and stewardship strategies
-Partner closely with the marketing and events team to ensure creative and relevant content for donor communications and events that tell Aspire’s story
-Serve as staff liaison to the Philanthropy Committee
A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred and ideally, a minimum of 8+ years of increasing experience and responsibility in a philanthropy department, including oversight, staff management, major gift solicitations, and annual campaigns, as well as board and leadership development. A broad knowledge of the organizational structure and policies needed to integrate and align all fundraising strategies is desired. Proven team leadership, management and administrative skills.
Who We're Looking For:
Salary & Benefits:
Aspire offers a competitive salary and benefits. This is a full-time, exempt position eligible for health and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and a generous paid time off policy that includes 13 holidays, 15 vacation, personal, and sick days. The schedule is hybrid, currently following a 3 days in 2 days remote model at our offices in Hillside and Waukegan. We value diversity and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, people from underrepresented/nontraditional backgrounds, and veterans to apply.
The target base salary for this position is $100,000. You are also eligible for a performance bonus, based upon company and individual performance each fiscal year.
This search is being conducted by Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume. Materials should be submitted via email to Heidi Waltner-Pepper, Senior Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins and Brandt (TW&B) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Heidi Waltner-Pepper, Senior Vice President, TW&B via email at email@example.com or Amy Funk, Senior Vice President (TW&B) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of employment references, criminal background check, TB test, and fingerprinting.
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