Resource Development Manager

 Job Postings / Posted 4 months ago

Primary Function:

The Development Officer works with the Executive Director and the PLOWS Council on Aging Board to develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual donor solicitation program and to develop and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and individual donors. This particular position will be tasked with assisting the Executive Director and other team members of PLOWS with creating a foundation from which to build a resource development department.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build a successful giving program by identifying prospects, designing and implementing strategies, and producing materials, proposals, and applications as needed
  • Develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual solicitation program, including the developing a strategic operating plan, identifying priorities and prospects, and building resources and connections to implement the plan.
  • Develop and track strategies for cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and recognizing donors
  • Maintain the integrity of donor relationships, including the understanding of the needs and interests of major donors
  • Work with Board and the Executive Director to secure sponsorship of special events
  • Oversee and maintain DonorPerfect; ensure the quality and timely submission of all grant applications, reports and data
  • Provide regular fundraising updates to Executive Director and Board


  • Track record in fund raising; past success with a capital campaign a plus
  • Bachelors degree preferred, along with 3+ years and a proven track record in raising money in a nonprofit environment, including direct mail campaigns, donor relations, and corporate and foundation relationship management
  • Results-driven with highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent oral/written presentation skills – especially correspondence with donors and prospects
  • Comfortable operating in a nonprofit, resource-limited environment
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Skill with databases and presentations; familiarity/experience with DonorPerfect software a plus
  • Maturity to work with highly visible civic, philanthropic, and business leaders
  • Upbeat, positive, and energetic approach to work and energized by the opportunity to build the resource development program for PLOWS Council on Aging

All employees must successfully pass a criminal background check.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter, in pdf format, to and include the code DEV1020 in the subject line of your email.

Contact details

7808 West College Driver, 5th Floor Palos Heights, IL 60463** Metropolitan Area **,60463 Show Phone Number *****