FUND DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
TITLE: Fund Development and Communication Specialist (Child Advocacy Center)
Non-Union Grade 9
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Responsible for maximizing financial support, community awareness and communication of the
Center through a comprehensive fund development plan to include community outreach, donor
acquisition and cultivation, communication, fundraising, and grant writing. Functions as an extended
part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide a professional and child friendly environment to assist in
the investigation of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development plan with the assistance of the
Executive Director and CAC Boards.
- Establish, manage and cultivate new and ongoing donor and sponsor relationships with the
- Develop, coordinate and manage fundraising and special event campaigns for the Center.
- Provide community outreach and training in relation to the mission and goals of the Madison
County Child Advocacy Center in an effort to raise awareness and secure additional donors to
- Manage the Center’s donor database.
- Create and implement the Center’s annual report, newsletters, and press releases.
- Create and implement communication, marketing, and social media content for the Center and
assist the Executive Director in managing the Center’s website and social media platforms.
- Develop and maintain the Center’s email and communication database.
- Responsible for reporting on development and communication for the Center to CAC Boards,
funders and others as requested.
- Participate in Board and Staff committees as appropriate and relevant to job duties.
- Assist the Executive Director with grant writing.
- Contribute positively to the work environment and be a constructive contributor to the CAC
- Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the
duties listed above.
The Child Advocacy Center Executive Director provides supervision and evaluation.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business or similar field related to fund development,
public relations or business management. Three (3) years in fundraising/event planning and
coordination. Outstanding, relevant experience of less than three years and/or proven successful
experience with special events and fundraising; and proven connections and networking within the
community may be considered. Madison County residency required. A valid Illinois Driver’s License
The Development Specialist will excel at building and maintaining long-term relationships with the
external community, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and will anticipate the
expectations and needs of donors.