Marketing & Development Manager

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 29

Position description

The Marketing & Development Manager at WorldChicago has primary responsibilities including communicating WorldChicago’s mission and programs to diverse audiences, planning fundraisers and community events and overseeing donor prospecting and engagement.

Responsibilities Include:


Manage all donor communication and outreach including sending out annual appeals, donor tax letters, and email campaigns

Monitor fundraising progress and report results with recommendations to the Board Income

Development Committee

Work to develop a long-term donor engagement strategy that includes diverse funding sources

Research and prepare foundation and corporate grant proposals

Develop membership and individual giving campaigns

Assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling their funding goals

Work closely with the Director of Operations to manage all giving through the Blackbaud eTapestry system

Event Planning

Coordinate, promote, and execute all of WorldChicago’s fundraising events, including the Spring Diplomacy Luncheon and Fall Cultural Fundraiser

Work with the President and Income Development committee to develop the theme, location, and funding goals for events

Manage registration and payment for events using Blackbaud software

Coordinate live, silent, and online auctions; Procure auction item donations

Generate and mail thank you letters for all sponsors, speakers, and donors

Outreach & Communication

Communicate with program management staff to stay updated on visiting international delegates’ activities and identify which to highlight in external communications

Write and design weekly newsletters and e-blasts; Maintain distribution list

Develop and oversee strategy for WorldChicago’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Post original content to social media channels about visiting delegates’ activities and/or WorldChicago events

Update WorldChicago website regularly with original content on events and visitor stories

Serve as staff liaison to the Marketing and PR Board Committee

Lead public relations initiatives, write press releases, and cultivate media relationships

Recommend the annual fundraising goal providing supporting details to the President and Income Development Committee

Ensure all donors receive appreciation for their donation within 48 hours of receipt of a gift



WorldChicago seeks candidates with:

Bachelor’s degree

3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, or related field

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

Strong organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, and comfort working in a small team

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Experience with WordPress, Constant Contact, and Blackbaud

Demonstrated interest in international affairs

Familiar with nonprofit work

Graphic Design a plus

Salary and Benefits

WorldChicago offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health and dental plan. The organization is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workplace.

Application instructions

 Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume via email only to Peggy Parfenoff, President at [email protected] 


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