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About Chicago Children’s Choir

For more than 60 years, the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) has worked to inspire, unite and change the lives of youth through music. What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves every corner of Chicago’s 57 zip codes through a vast network of 140 choirs whose singers bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors for peace.

CCC partners with over 90 schools to provide music education, administers 11 neighborhood after­ school music programs and is home to the critically acclaimed and award-winning DiMension, an ensemble for boys with changing voices, and Voice of Chicago choirs. As a national and  international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce, Celine Dion and Chance the Rapper.

CCC is a civic treasure and model for urban music education with more than 75% of youth able to access its programming free of charge.

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.


Development Manager, Events

Position Description

As a key member of the development team, the Development Manager, Events is responsible for $2 million in annual philanthropic support through special events. This person will support the cultivation and stewardship of CCC’s donors through compelling engagement activities. The ideal candidate will have exceptional guest focus and a collaborative spirit.

Key Responsibilities

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

    • In collaboration with the Ambassadors Board leadership, develop and execute the strategy for the annual Ambassadors Board fundraising event, including but not limited to, soliciting sponsorship, tracking event attendees, coordinating with vendors, leading internal meetings, managing the event budget, and coordinating event marketing and communications
    • Manage select aspects of CCC’s annual gala, Red Jacket Optional, including but not limited to, reporting, auction item acquisition, event logistics, and internal coordination
    • Identify key prospects for sponsorship and attendance at all CCC events, and guide post-event follow-up activity
    • Lead the implementation of a suite of donor cultivation and recognition activities, including recruitment of and coordination with hosts, event invitations, vendor management, and program development
    • Organize, motivate and lead volunteers to success through all CCC produced events
    • Develop high quality experiences for CCC supporters at all events, including management of reserved seating at all self-produced concerts

Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the Development Manager, Events role will possess the following skills and attributes:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
    • 3-6 years of experience in a non-profit or event planning concentration
    • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills
    • Team player who is motivated to augment the efforts of the organization
    • Experience with customer relationship management software applications is a plus
    • 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 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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Director of Marketing

Position Description

The Director of Marketing serves as the organization’s lead communications strategist. The position is responsible for leading institutional efforts to raise brand awareness, drive program enrollment and build and engage audiences. This person will report to the Chief Operating Officer and manage two full-time staff and external consultants in design, public relations, videography and photography.

The ideal candidate will be a fountain of creativity, offering ideas for stories and audience engagement on an ongoing basis. They must maintain a pulse on digital trends and have strong project and budget management skills.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Brand Management
    • Manage the organization’s brand, including positioning and refinement, setting the overall institutional tone and editorial voice and crafting compelling narratives for the general public, audiences and donors
    • Communicate regularly with program staff to acquire and craft stories around the impact of participation in CCC programs
    • Develop brand-aligned visual and written content in support of comprehensive season-long and campaign-specific plans
    • Increase exposure for CCC through relationships with high visibility brand ambassadors, user generated content and mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Drive Earned Revenue
    • Develop and implement integrated program marketing campaigns against annual enrollment goals
    • Increase attendance at CCC concerts and events
    • Serve as primary liaison with concert and event venues and CCC staff as it relates to ticketing and front of house operations
  • Leadership and Operations
    • Coordinate with the Marketing Chair of the Board of Directors to organize and lead quarterly Marketing Committee meetings
    • Manage marketing budget and continuously improve ROI
    • Work with Marketing Manager to ensure digital channels, including website, email and social media, are brand-aligned, easy to use and effective tools for engagement
    • Work with external public relations consultant to develop and execute earned media strategies and tactics
    • Champion the power of data and play a key role in the selection, implementation and ongoing use of a central data warehouse
    • Collaborate with CCC staff and contractors in project management of brand assets and institutional communications
    • Report regularly on program enrollment and event attendance
    • Report regularly on exposure and engagement from earned, paid and owned media
    • Research and implement current industry trends and professional best practices
    • Increase the effectiveness, productivity and collaboration of the team by serving as a coach and mentor, promote diversity and inclusion and motivate team members with energy and passion

Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the Director of Marketing role will possess the following skills and attributes:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred with at least 6-8 years of increasing responsibility
    • Demonstrated experience with multiple aspects of marketing such as campaign development, community engagement, digital platforms, promotions and partnerships or ticketing
    • Proven success building audiences through compelling content
    • Ability to leverage data for effective personalization of communications
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with experience in marketing related writing
    • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence, leadership capability and personal maturity
    • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events
    • Experience or interest in the arts, preferably music
    • Passion for the CCC mission and program

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary with benefits for full-time employees including paid time off, medical, dental, life insurance and 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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