Under the general direction of the Development Director, the Development Associate is responsible for the overall success of the administrative duties for the agency’s largest fundraising events, third party events, and volunteer events. In addition, this position is responsible for the marketing of those events and other agency marketing responsibilities.
This position is responsible for marketing JOURNEYS through the agency website, social media pages, Annual Reports, Newsletters and Appeals. This position serves as a liaison position between the organization, board, volunteers and community when planning, organizing and executing events. Through the use of detail-oriented organization, graphic design capabilities, proficiency of technology, and strong written and oral communication skills, this position will enable JOURNEYS | The Road Home to reach its fund-raising goals and continue to strengthen and build new strong community relationships.
EVENTS | 40%
Work with Event Chairs to execute the agency’s three major fundraising events to include BID For HOPE, Superhero 5K, and the Women’s Luncheon
Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to execute volunteer service days and events
Work with the Young Professionals Board to execute fund raising and outreach events
Initiate and coordinate secondary events, such as third party, shop & share, and other special fundraisers
Organize volunteer teams for each event; train and oversee volunteer teams
MARKETING | 35%
Assist the Development Director with creating public relations and marketing materials such as brochures, press releases, regional overviews, e-blasts, and annual reports
Oversee content and scheduling of newsletters and appeals
Maintain the agency’s Website and Social Media pages
Maintain Agency image standards for all printed and electronic materials
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS | 25%
Execute the process of receiving and batching in-kind and monetary donations
Work within the donor database to facilitate mail merges for event invitations, newsletters, appeals and other agency mailings
Attend the JOURNEYS Young Professionals Board Meetings serving as Secretary
Administrative Assistance to the Director of Development
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The Board of Directors reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
This work is primarily sedentary and requires travel throughout the service area as well as within the greater Chicago and Springfield areas. The work schedule varies depending on the needs and services of the organization. Evening and weekend work is necessary in order to attend meetings or to participate in events. This position will require exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter, with salary expectations (all information is required) to Suzanne Ploger, Director of Development at email@example.com. No phone calls.
Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Education, English, Communications, Non-profit Event Management or related field
Two years experience in event management and public relations
Knowledge of donor database and event software
Familiar with the communities within JOURNEYS service area
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Graphic design experience
Subscription to and integration of the agency’s core values of Respect, Teamwork, Mission-Driven, and Commitment
Demonstrate effective communication skills
Adapt to changing work priorities
Maintain composure under stressful situations
Apply common sense understanding to carry out duties
JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides shelter and social services to the homeless and near homeless in 37 communities in the north & northwest suburbs of Cook County. In the past year, we provided almost 1000 clients with assistance. Comprehensive services and programs are available year-round at our HOPE Center. Shelter is available seven nights a week from October 1 to April 30 at 18 locations throu...ghout our service area, and three nights a week during the summer. More information on all of our programs and services can be found at www.journeystheroadhome.org.