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Development Manager

  • Monday, July 24, 2023 3:15 PM
    Message # 13231665

    Seeking a development professional to join a mental health nonprofit based in Oak Brook, IL. Recovery International is a mental health self-help organization founded in 1937 by neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low in Chicago, Illinois. Cognitive behavioral techniques developed by Dr. Low are taught through peer-led self help groups, teaching people to manage the stress and anxiety of everyday occurrences so they can lead more peaceful lives.

    The Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing the organization ’s fundraising, including donor cultivation, fundraising and membership campaigns, public relations, marketing, and grant writing. Working in collaboration with the CEO, the Development Manager has a leadership role, helping to generate the revenue necessary to sustain and develop programs and services. Strong leadership and communication skills and demonstrated success in donor cultivation/solicitation, grant writing, grant management, special event fundraising, and marketing. Must have ability to manage relationships with donors and financial partners both internally and externally. Will lead the overall efforts to recruit, retain, and engage membership. Will help establish short- and long-range goals and strategies to achieve membership objectives, assist in growing the organization’s assets and raising its profile. Need to be creative and strategic. The funds raised through this position will make a difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues.


    Minimum of five years experience in fundraising, particularly major gift/grant fundraising, as well as public relations, marketing, grant writing and grant management, and special events. This is a small staff; must be a team player.

    Motivated, self-directed, positive thinker, enthusiastic, kind; collaborative and innovative spirit

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Comfortable speaking to large groups

    Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to high level of service

    Computer skills (MS Office) and willingness to learn new software programs (i.e., Neon)

    Efficient organizational skills

    Donor cultivation and management experience

    Grant writing experience required, and grant management experience preferred

    Willing to represent organization at various public and private events, speak to groups, and help increase visibility of organization

    Willing to help with organization’s conferences

    Comfortable with at least some social media platforms

    Must be willing to learn and utilize organization’s philosophy and terminology with membership

    Must be committed to DEI principles

    Bachelor’s degree required

    Other duties as needed

    Benefit package includes hybrid work schedule; health insurance (80% paid); vacation, sick and personal time; and paid holidays. Full-time exempt position, 40 hours per week M – F, evenings and weekends as needed. Position based in Oak Brook, IL.

    Salary Range:  $70,000 - $80,000 based on qualifications and experience

    Please send cover letter and resume to: Karen Hall,; include Development Manager Application in subject line.

    Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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