Open Positions

Director of Development

Position Summary

The Director of Development (“Director”) will work directly with NCTR’s CEO to meet or exceed the organization’s revenue goals by securing funding from a variety of sources, including foundations, earned income and government sources. The Director will research the market of interest-aligned funders, cultivate relationships with them and represent NCTR externally to strengthen the organization’s profile in the funder and non-profit sectors.  In addition, he/she will lead the management process of grants, including writing/submitting applications, maintaining records in Salesforce and composing final reports.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the development of a comprehensive and sustainable multi-year revenue plan, including short- and long-term goals;
    • Build and manage relationships with prospects through regular, targeted communication
    • Prepare revenue forecasts for ensuring budget goals are met on time
    • Lead the timely submission process for all grants, requests and opportunities, including assembling application components, grant writing, editing, review and submission of final applications and reports
    • Prepare briefings and recommend strategies to CEO for making requests of funders
  • Build strong relationships with, and support the development activities of, NCTR board members; and
  • Ensure accurate and up to date records of all development activities in Salesforce.

Competencies

NCTR has developed a performance management system based on evidence that individuals’ success requires managing self, working together, and driving results. These tenets are centered around our core values and comprise the following competencies:

  • FLEXIBILITY – Adapts to change, performs amid uncertainty and works toward solutions despite obstacles
  • GROWTH MINDSET – Is aware of strengths and areas for growth, is eager to do what is necessary to develop talents and asks for help when appropriate
  • COMMUNICATION – Communicates effectively, efficiently and respectfully in all modes
  • CULTURAL COMPETENCE – Contributes to healthy and productive interactions within and among diverse groups by being self-aware, empathetic, nonjudgmental, patient and open to different perspectives
  • PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT – Helps colleagues in all organizational directions to grow and improve by building trust and providing differentiated support and feedback
  • STRATEGIC THINKING – Solves problems and creates opportunities using analytical and creative thinking, non-anecdotal evidence and a focus on return on investment
  • JUDGMENT – Makes timely, mission-aligned decisions based on evidence-based learning and patterns of experience, involving stakeholders when appropriate
  • EXECUTION – Delivers high quality work and increases team productivity and performance

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years in development
  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a benefits package is included.

Location

Chicago, IL preferred; will consider other locations for the right candidate

How to Apply 

Please apply here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4638194

If you have any issues with the application please contact us at contactus@nctresidencies.org

NCTR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.