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About Chicago Children’s Choir

Serving nearly 5,000 singers from every Chicago zip code, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) is a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music. What began in 1956 as a small choir in Hyde Park fostering interracial understanding during the civil rights movement has grown into one of Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organizations. This $5M non-profit consists of a network of 140+ choirs whose singers are empowered to bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in over 90 Chicago schools, 11 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for singers with changing voices called Dimension and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children’s Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city. CCC is a civic treasure and a model of urban music education. In addition to numerous self-produced concerts and collaborative efforts with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions and as a result of its
commitment to achieving intercultural understanding, CCC undertakes approximately 5 domestic tours annually featuring singers from the Neighborhood Choir Program and Dimension, and an international tour featuring singers from Voice of Chicago.

Equal Opportunity Employment

CCC does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, religious belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.


Associate Director of Individual Giving

Position Description

Serving as a member of CCC’s development staff, the Associate Director of Individual Giving will develop and grow relationships between key stakeholders and the Choir. This position is responsible for strategy and execution of a robust individual giving program, including prospect identification and qualification, donor communications and stewardship, annual fund, mid-level, and planned gift solicitation, and oversight of the Ambassadors Board. This position is expected to significantly grow annual philanthropic support from individuals, exclusive of event support, by end of fiscal year 2023. This position reports to the Choir’s Chief Development Officer, works closely with the Senior Manager, Donor Services on database management and prospecting, and cross-departmental collaboration on the integration of special events.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of donors and prospects, helping donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through CCC
  • Serve as a key solicitor for the organization, working closely with the President & Artistic Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Development Officer on an active solicitation program
  • Develop the broad base of CCC supporters and expand the reach of the organization
  • Act as liaison to Ambassadors Board, CCC’s young professionals board, and manage their solicitation activities
  • Participate in the Development Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Work with Chief Program Officer to leverage parent community for volunteers, donor prospect and advocacy
  • Coordinate with CDO and marketing team to deliver effective communications to donors and prospects
  • In concert with Senior Manager, Donor Services, leverage a robust, central database of CCC supporters and provide engagement reports for select constituents
  • Attend external events and represent CCC with community stakeholders and donors/supporters

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years professional development experience in a non-profit setting with demonstrated advancement in responsibilities
  • Direct experience soliciting mid-level gifts
  • Demonstrated experience in building a successful annual giving plan
  • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills
  • Team player who is motivated to augment the efforts of the organization in general and the development department specifically
  • Experience with CRM applications/fundraising software
  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary with benefits for full-time employees including paid vacation, medical, dental and life insurance, as well as a tax-deferred retirement plan.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references to jobs@ccchoir.org, with the job title in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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