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Director of Development

  • 25 Oct 2018 7:13 PM
    Message # 6873977
    John Suffern (Administrator)

    King-Bruwaert House, a non-profit 501c3 continuous care retirement community in Burr Ridge, seeks a part-time Director of Development who will be responsible for organizational philanthropy and overseeing donor relationships among identified constituencies. The Director of Development will report directly to the Assistant Administrator and will be responsible for coordinating and managing assigned fund-raising campaigns, as well as cultivating and soliciting new or potential sources of funding from individuals, foundations and corporations. In addition, the Director will:

    Provide leadership in all areas of development and work to expand the number of people committed to and engaged in the King-Bruwaert mission.

    Develop and expand donor base by identifying contributors through review of past records and prospecting new contacts through community recommendations and contacts.

    Collaborate and take specific direction or gather information from:  K-B CEO, Assistant Administrator, K-B Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board, Director of Marketing, Director of Admissions and other members of the K-B leadership team as necessary.

    Design, implement and maintain an Annual Fund campaign and Planned Giving program by encouraging individuals to make short- and long-term gifts through annual donations, trusts, bequests and other instruments, conferring with legal counsel to establish wealth or gift transfers that are mutually beneficial for donors and our non-profit organization.

    Recognize and maintain relationships with donors by establishing personal relationships with key donors and developing/overseeing donor recognition programs through newsletter reporting, plaque identification and hosting of the semi-annual Legacy & Leaders dinner.

    Required experience

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • A bachelor’s degree and no less than five years of professional development,     management and planning experience – with an emphasis on major gifts, Planned Gifts, foundations, Annual Funds and Capital campaigns.

    • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing strategies to reach new donor    audiences and increasing donor commitment, involvement and support.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively   with a diverse set of audience; public speaking and presentation skills.

    • Creative, self-starter with interest in older adults and the ability to think outside-the-box to connect with educated, elderly clientele.

    Job Type:  Management, part-time – 3 days a week. Flexible hours.

    Organizational Overview

    King-Bruwaert House opened its doors in April, 1933. In 2018, K-B celebrates its 85th anniversary – celebrating more than eight decades of compassionate care that has touched the lives of thousands of senior adults.

    K-B’s care and services include independent living, assisted living, memory care and 24-hour skilled nursing care. Our community employs 165 staff members who work in 15 service departments. We also serve as a positive resource to the community offering programs and services that enlighten, engage, educate and entertain local seniors as a testimony to our dedication and commitment to older adults.

    King-Bruwaert House was founded in 1933 and located on an expansive 35-acre property in beautiful Burr Ridge, K-B maintains a long history in the community and serves as an excellent resource for senior adults who enjoy an accommodating and elegant lifestyle. Exceptional care and services are provided for independent living, assisted living, memory care and 24-hour skilled nursing. We take pride in having an impressive staff-to-resident ratio and our well-trained employees focus on kindness, compassion and individualized care. Our unique and architecturally significant home gives resident an opportunity to be part of our very special K-B family. Employees enjoy many comprehensive benefits including health and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance and PTO. Other benefits include tuition reimbursement for staff and family members, employee meals, and limited staff housing.

    “King -Bruwaert House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.”

    Please send resumes to: HumanResources@kbhouse.org rr fax to 630-230-9564.for consideration.


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