The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence.
In order to achieve our goals, we are seeking for an individual to serve as our Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive corporate and foundation fundraising program to meet or exceed annual AFC revenue goals.
Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Develop and implement a comprehensive annual plan to increase corporate and foundation support;
Research prospective corporate and foundation supporters and prepare reports for the Chief Officer, External Relations, President/CEO, and AFC Board;
Ensures AFC meets or exceeds its corporate and foundation budgeted revenue goals;
Build and sustain relationships with all AFC major corporate/foundation funders;
Work with the program, policy, and special events teams to maximize fundraising opportunities for programmatic and other restricted gifts;
Maintain a portfolio of 50-100 corporate and foundation donors and prospects and achieve overall goal of $2 to $3m per year;
Write general operating proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders (10-15 per year);
Ensure the effective delivery of benefits to AFC corporate and foundation supporters;
Assist the Chief Officer, External Relations with preparing periodic analyses and reports (Executive Summaries) on fund-raising activity;
Ensure proper reporting as required by corporate and foundation funders;
Assist corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and employee engagement; communicate AFC’s mission and its cause marketing programs
Manage corporate/foundation stewardship and cultivation events;
Lead prospecting for corporate and foundation supporters;
Create and execute moves management plans for corporations and foundations.
Assist with agency-wide activities as directed including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, World of Chocolate and others;
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations;
Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (i.e., Business, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences) with 4-6 years of fundraising or equivalent experience including proposal writing, corporate relations, and foundation relations OR 6-8 years of fundraising or equivalent experience including proposal writing, corporate relations, and foundation relations
Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requires Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to design financial reporting for corporate and foundation funders. This includes knowledge of funder needs and reporting requirements.
The ability to write proposals for grants (up to six figures). The ability to recognize, identify, and assist in sales opportunities, engage in up-selling strategies, and close sales. This includes the ability to face resistance without becoming discouraged or defensive.
Solid verbal/written communication skills. And the ability to reach out (i.e., cold-call) to corporate and foundation prospects to secure meetings/interactions with potential funders. This includes the ability to develop lists of leads by researching target prospects or utilizing solutions that provide contact data are key to success in this role.
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
About AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
People living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
To realize our mission to mobilize communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases, we will:
Improve health equity.
We will increase access to high-quality, comprehensive prevention, care and housing services free from stigma.
Prevent new cases of HIV.
We will reduce new HIV infections through innovative approaches to prevention, care, housing and education with a focus on most-impacted populations.
Serve as a collaboration and knowledge center.
We will be a thought leader and resource center to create and share best practices, innovations and models.
Be a bold voice for change.
We will be a leading voice to mobilize advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources.
Commitment to Priority Populations
Anyone can become infected w...ith HIV, but HIV and related chronic diseases disproportionately impact certain populations in distinct geographic areas. We can have the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic by focusing our efforts on those most-impacted by HIV, based on epidemiological data and unmet need:
• Young Black gay and bisexual men
• Transgender women of color
• Black women living in high-incidence areas
• Latino gay and bisexual men
Factors that drive the HIV epidemic and health inequities that we will address include:
• Sex work
• Drug use
• Lack of access to health care
• Immigration status
AFC will also work to meet the evolving needs of older adults with HIV and long-term survivors.
Commitment to Organizational Excellence
To strengthen AFC as an organization, we will move to a talent management framework, develop staff and Board leadership, implement long-range business planning with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and ident