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Director of Marketing and Development

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About North Side Housing and Supportive Services

Chicago, IL

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Chicago, Illinois




Full Time - Experienced

Required Education:

4 Year Degree

The Director of Marketing and Development will be responsible for developing and implementing the marketing and development strategy for North Side Housing and Supportive Services. This position will be responsible for achieving the agency’s fundraising goals, supervision of the Marketing and Development Manager and his/her activities in addition to the management and growth of the agency’s private foundation portfolio, corporate partners, and individual giving strategy.



Create and implement the annual marketing and development plan and strategy for all private funding;

Lead and manage the agency’s overall development efforts of private funding to help leverage and provide cash match for existing organizational budgets;

Manage the Marketing and Development Manager whose responsibilities include coordination of sponsorship program, which includes identifying and securing ongoing and special event sponsors and engaging them in service opportunities; the development and growth of our individual donor base; project management of all annual events; management of the annual appeal campaign and cultivate major gifts;

Manage the donor database, ensuring data quality; provide quarterly reports to the Board of Directors and conduct quarterly reconciliation with the Director of Finance.

Manages private/corporate grant portfolio including grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders as required;

Develop and manage Marketing and Development budget.

Ensure fidelity and stewardship of grants through program evaluation and goal setting in conjunction with program staff;

Engage in research to identify new individual, foundation, and government prospects;

Devotes time to professional development and staying abreast of trends, changes, and information in the development and fundraising fields;

Marketing & Communications:

Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy;

Build awareness, understanding, and buy-in among key constituents (major donors, volunteers, corporate & community supporters and congregations) to compel them toward action (donate, volunteer, connect) as part of NSHSS’ solution to homelessness.

Train and lead other staff to support fundraising and marketing efforts;

Direct and oversee messaging brand consistency, social and traditional media relations, web site, e-news, constituent communications, and collateral materials (annual report, brochure, etc.).

Manage the production of an annual video highlighting programs and accomplishments

Manage the production of photo shoots for marketing materials

Field phone calls and media inquiries regarding homelessness and programs.

Recruit, manage, and lead pro bono consultants in projects related to IT, Marketing, and Fundraising;

Institutionalize strategic partnerships to create comprehensive, long-term relationships with corporations/business, congregations and organizations.

Responsible for developing response strategy and communications for issues/crisis management;

Stay abreast of all political and other environmental trends in the housing, health care and other social and economic areas that can impact the center and the agency;

Facilitates presentations to external groups regarding agency services and programming to increase engagement and support;

Creates community engagement and outreach strategies to further the agency's mission;

Represent agency at external activities as requested

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Non-profit Management, Human Services, or related discipline, and at least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising including grant writing, special events and securing sponsors. Strong familiarity with the local, state and federal government grant procurement process.


Proven track record of achieving revenue goals;

Proven management and leadership capabilities

Experience working with senior level executives in a nonprofit environment

High energy and positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail;

High degree of initiative and professionalism;

Excellent verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development

Familiarity with urban nonprofits, working with populations who are homeless a plus;

Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors

Strong partnership-building and event planning skills

Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base

Good computer skills and knowledge of various donor database programs, preferably Neon CRM

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume with salary requirements, and two writing samples to:

Richard Ducatenzeiler, Executive Director



Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefits

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About North Side Housing and Supportive Services

Our mission is to end homelessness in the lives of individuals by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services. We also strive to eradicate the conditions that cause, contribute to and exacerbate homelessness. In 1983, members of three congregations along with other Lakeview citizens concerned about the issue of homelessness in the Lakeview community started an overnight, emergency sh

elter located in the lower levels of the Lake View Lutheran Church and Wellington Ave. United Church. The two sites provided a temporary “home” to hundreds of men and women over the years. Later, the agency began to serve only men in the Lakeview Lutheran Church site as a result of cuts in the initial funding.Today, North Side Housing and Supportive Services (NSHSS) is a comprehensive human services agency focusing on ending and preventing homelessness. Because homelessness is a complex issue, NSHSS provides an array of services to our consumers to help our consumers address a wide range of difficult issues and achieve self-sufficiency. Respect and empathy are as important in rebuilding lives as food, housing and supportive service. Dedicated staff and volunteers empower our consumers with skills and motivation.

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