Reading In Motion, a growing, nationally recognized early literacy organization, is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) to lead its $1.8 million fundraising efforts in collaboration with a highly committed Board of Directors and a strong staff team.
The Director of Development is responsible for creating and overseeing a comprehensive development program, securing major gifts from new and existing individual major donors, cultivating existing and potential board members, event planning and oversight, and managing the development staff.
While the Director’s individual focus will be on activating the Board and on growing major gifts, the DoD will also oversee the development staff’s efforts to grow foundation grants and corporate sponsorships.
The Director of Development reports to, and will collaborate closely with, the Executive Director, and is a key member of the senior management team responsible for creating RIM’s long-term strategy.
The Director of Development manages and mentors two staff members, the Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations and the Manager of Annual Giving and Database, along with an independent grant writer.
The ideal candidate is an effective fundraiser that thrives on the responsibility of driving the organizations fundraising targets. Strong candidates will have a proven track record in securing major gifts, identifying and acquiring new donors, a willingness to develop and leverage the Board as well as a personal passion for education and the arts.
This is an excellent opportunity for a successful development professional interested in leading the fundraising strategy of a metrics-driven organization focused on expanding its impact both in Chicago and nationally.
ABOUT READING IN MOTION
Reading In Motion is a results-oriented literacy organization that gets students reading at grade level or above within the first years of school, especially those students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. It offers an engaging, innovative literacy model, designed in both Spanish and English, that collaborates with teachers to measurably improve students’ reading and build crucial reading skills early to start students on the path for a lifetime of successful learning.
Reading In Motion consistently drives significant gains in literacy for students. A recent study showed that the same Chicago teachers who were able to get 63% of their students on grade
level using traditional methods (in line with CPS averages that year) were able to get 92% of their students on grade level the following year, after implementing Reading In Motion’s curriculum.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Management & Communication
Planning & Measurement
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter and resume by email to: email@example.com. To learn more about Reading In Motion, visit our website at www.readinginmotion.org. Reading in Motion is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.