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Director of Community Engagement

  • 08 Apr 2019 3:31 PM
    Message # 7272269
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    Position Opening – Director of Community Engagement

    About Bridge Communities

    DuPage County’s largest provider of transitional housing and supportive services for homeless families. Owns and operates 24 apartment buildings in 7 DuPage villages, 156 total apartments. Headquarters office is in downtown Glen Ellyn. Serves over 100 homeless families, with Program staff providing case management, employment counseling, children’s services, nutrition counseling, and donated automobile program. Very unique business model with faith communities and community-based organizations providing both financial support and volunteer mentors for families. Numerous collaborations with public schools, medical and behavioral health, legal services, local and county government, and recreational service partners to provide holistic scope of support to families. Strong fundraising and resource development team that has created diversity of funding streams and high donor retention. $4 million operating budget, $13 million in net assets, with $2.5 million endowment and 25 FTE staff.

    The Position

    Director of Community Engagement (DCE) is responsible for the successful development and management of external relationships. Supervising part-time Community Outreach Coordinator, DCE works in partnership with both development and program staff to establish and maintain targeted relationships to maximize revenue, secure in-kind and pro-bono services and donations, and develop long-lasting financial, referral, and volunteer partnerships. Also identifies, solicits, and stewards corporate sponsorships for all Bridge Communities events, working in partnership with development team and leadership volunteers.


    Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, non-profit management or equivalent. A minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, and business development. Proven track record of event sponsorship solicitations, community/business development, and revenue growth. Highly engaging public speaking and excellent listening skills. Demonstrated persuasive writing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms. Ability to climb stairs, lift up to 30 pounds, and works outside regular business hours.

    To Apply

    Go to https://www.bridgecommunities.org/Support-us/Join-Bridge-Communities.html to view full job description, details of compensation package, and full application instructions.

    Only candidates with strong fit to our requirements will be contacted within seven business days after application.

    No phone calls or follow-up emails please. Goal is June 2019 employment start.

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