Job Posting: Development Associate or Director (based on experience)

Job Title:

Development Associate or Director (based on experience)

Reports to:

Executive Director

Job Narrative

As a salaried employee, the main goals of the position are to (a) refine and execute the institution’s national development strategy to help fund Khalil Center’s programming, (b) populating and utilitizing a donor database using software such as FunRaise to drive and support donor engagement, updates and solicitations, (c) inform organizational donor development best practices and (d) manage relationships with key stakeholders and private grant givers to reinforce the financial sustainability of the institution.

Deliverables include (e) quarterly grant reports and updates to grant providers and major donors, (e) managing an annual fundraising events calendar, (f) periodic review of marketing assets to align and inform best practices to support donor development and (g) managing the donor management system.

Resources available to support the role include (h) part-time community outreach coordinators in each region which we have offices, (i) a national events manager dedicating .25 PT to development activities, (j) a professional social media manager dedicating .25 PT to development activities, (k) administrative managers and assistants across multiple regions, (l) a pool of repeat volunteers, (m) a robust donor mangement system platform and (n) robust lists of existing donors and potential donors.

Working conditions

Though this position will require some travel within Chicagoland and nationally, the employee will have office hours out of our national headquarters in Lombard. The employee may need to leave the office frequently for meetings and events, but will have office space where job activities will be planned.  Additionally, the employee will keep regular contact with Executive Director (“ED”), informing him of activities and progress. The Executive Director and Board have developed a successful fundraising strategy and will welcome revisions based on the ability and commitment of the new hire.

This role requires availability to work 40 hours a week, spread out over a minimum of 5 days. Hours of work are flexible and can be arranged before hire. One Sunday a month, all staff are expected to attend staff meetings in the late morning (1-2 hours). If required to travel outside of Chicagoland, the employee will accrue overtime hours which can be applied towards increasing paid-vacation or utilized for paid time-off the week following the week of travels.  

This roles operates in a professional office environment, routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Qualifications & Requirements

  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, not-for-profit management, fundraising or a related degree. Graduate degree preferred.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising, and familiarity with donor management software.
  3. Desire to get out of the office and build external relationships, good interpersonal and communication skills.  
  4. Ability to do public speaking about our organization.
  5. Well organized, disciplined and manage multiple tasks considering order of priority.
  6. Some familiarity with the field of mental health, working with the Muslim community and Islamic studies preferred.
  7. Demonstrate a willingness to learn and identify with our mission & vision.
  8. Ability to work independently with little supervision.


This will be a full-time salaried position, including 2-weeks paid-vacation in each 12-month period of employment, with offices closed for federal statutory holidays and the two Eids. An additional 2-weeks unpaid personal time is available at the discretion of the employee. Overtime hours can be used toward the 2-weeks unpaid personal time in order to reach a total of 4-weeks paid-vacation. Salary ranges between 65,000-80,000 annually based upon education and experience.

How to ApplyPlease email your resume/CV and Cover Letter to  Applications without Cover Letters will not be accepted.  

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