Aurora Regional Development Officer

Published on 05/06/2024Caring Network - Glen Ellyn, IL
$65,000 per yearFull TimeFully on-site


About us:

The Mission of Caring Network is to honor and glorify Jesus Christ, the author and creator of life, by bringing His love and compassion to abortion minded women and equipping them to choose life - both physical and spiritual.

About the role:

The Development Officer will work to establish and grow funding for two new clinics in Aurora and other locations, bringing God’s love and compassion to abortion-minded women in Kane, Kendall, and Will counties and equipping them to choose life - both physical and spiritual.  The Development Officer is responsible for securing new funding and increasing the base of support to sustain and grow two regional clinics. He/she will work with and report to the V.P. of Development, developing a plan to financially sustain the new clinics.  He/she will implement and manage this plan through managing operational budgets, fundraising, and community outreach with donors and community leaders. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Invite new donors and convert portfolio of donors to increase their level of giving to secure financial support to sustain two regional clinics.
  • Raise $150K+ in new funding in Year 1, an additional $50K in Year 2, and an additional $100K in Year 3 for each new clinic.
  • Implement moves management strategy to meet funding goals.
  • Develop short and long-range plans to cultivate and engage ministry partners face to face, seeking their financial support.
  • Implement disciplined methods for contacting, scheduling, visiting and personally following through to consistently grow a base of support from a growing number of ministry partners.
  • Develop strategic relationships in the local community where prospective ministry partners attend.
  • Integrate planned giving to secure long-term sustainable giving.
  • Provide leadership for local major development events.
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with churches in the community to support these clinics.
  • Present at local churches and organizations to gain or increase financial support for new clinics.
  • Build and develop an advisory board to help with fundraising and community support.
  • Work together with other members of the Development Team to coordinate fundraising activities.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Development Team Meetings and Monthly Staff Meetings.
  • Keep abreast of both current trends in fundraising and pro-life issues as they pertain to our state and country.
  • Identify, recruit and train volunteers for specific projects or events that deepen ministry partner engagement.
  • Learn and utilize Virtuous (CRM) to record, track and manage all prospective and active ministry partners.
  • Available to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


Candidate requirements:

  • A committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and is a participant in a local church.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and enthusiasm for the mission and strategy of Caring Network.
  • Agree with and be willing to uphold Caring Network’s Statements of Faith and Principle and Core Values; Humility, Mutual Respect, Sacrificial Love, Optimism, Excellence, Integrity, Mission Focus, & Perseverance.
  • Comfortable with participating in prayer with co-workers and donors.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to plan, set priorities, and implement work in a structured, disciplined manner managing multiple relationships with minimal direction.
  • Drive to achieve and surpass goals and able to show a history of meeting/exceeding goals.
  • Proven record of relationship building, customer service skills, and successful gift solicitations.
  • Thorough knowledge of planned/deferred giving with continuous learning of best practices and updates in the field.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral/presentation communication skills.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • 3-5+ years of successful face-to-face major gift solicitations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) or equivalent combination of qualifying experience.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Exhibit honesty, dependability, initiative, sound judgment, productivity, and teamwork.


  • Generous PTO policy including substantial vacation time and sick time.
  • 9 paid company holidays PLUS Christmas Break.
  • No employee cost for health, dental, and vision insurance; discounted rates for dependents.
  • Insurance benefits begin the first day of the month following hire date.
  • 403(b) with company match.
  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability.
  • FSA Program.
  • Caring, Empowering, Mission-Driven Culture!

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