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Philanthropy Manager

** This is a full-time position that is based at our administrative office in Countryside, IL.  The position provides a hybrid work structure with both in-person and remote days. **


Responsible for increasing awareness and philanthropic support for the services provided by Pillars Community Health and managing relationships with individuals, businesses, corporations, service clubs, churches, and civic organizations through cultivation opportunities. Plans, organizes, and executes campaigns and events of the organization to help secure financial and in-kind support from individuals, corporations, and other sources.

Fundraising Management Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a yearly calendar of events, both fundraising and “friend-raising,” to engage and educate donors and potential donors on PCH’s achievements and future plans in collaboration with the Philanthropy and Community Outreach Teams.
  2. Develops a comprehensive plan for each campaign and event, including an annual major fundraising event, smaller cultivation experiences, and community parties that include PCH as their benefactor.
  3. Oversee the Annual Fund, including managing written appeals, designing campaigns, tracking and reporting on fundraising efforts, sending thank-you letters, and coordinating Give Days in collaboration with the External Affairs Team.
  4. Manage and coordinate all aspects of in-kind giving across the agency, including soliciting donations, maintaining a wish list, and ensuring proper stewardship of gifts-in-kind.
  5. Continuously identifies and prioritizes new community prospects, volunteers, and potential funders while maintaining current relationships.
  6. Initiates opportunities to interact with key members of the community, invites pertinent representatives, and tracks activities in Donor Perfect.
  7. Designs plans for visits, communications, tours, and other cultivation activities. Works with program managers and other staff.
  8. Leverages corporate matching gift and monthly programs.
  9. Presents and reports on activities to the External Affairs Committee of the Board, External Affairs Team, and Chief External Affairs Officer.

Special Events Management

  1. With the understanding that special events supports fundraising management, develop both fundraising and friendraising programs to increase donations and PCH’s awareness in the community.
  2. Creates, solicits, and manages the sponsorships and corporate giving and benefits associated with sponsorships.
  3. Contacts previous sponsors and researches new sponsors.
  4. Researches and proposes event venues to Senior leadership, assists with venue selection, manages relationships with vendors, negotiates contracts and ensures contracts are fulfilled.
  5. Coordinates all event and campaign details such as décor, AV, printing, etc.
  6. Develops and coordinates materials, event videos, program content and speakers, other collateral materials, etc.
  7. Manages budget and expenses; oversees incoming donations into the donor database; runs reports for financial review; reconciles expenses and donations with the finance department.
  8. Manages donor and guest list, invitations, rsvp’s, website events page, and registrations in collaboration with the Philanthropy Associate.
  9. Assists with marketing plans for all events and Philanthropy-related needs. Collaborates with the marketing department to ensure that they are implemented on social media and email.
  10. Drafts marketing copy for all philanthropic and event-related emails or e-blasts.
  11. Prepares all web copy and language for philanthropic and event web pages.
  12. Recruits, trains, and manages all event committees and volunteers and serves as the point person between departments and as the point of first contact for all volunteers.

Other Duties

  • Assists in other External Affairs functions as assigned.
  • Further update job knowledge by participating in education opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Attends all required team and organizational meetings
  • Completes all required position and organizational training



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


Bachelors degree in Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Marketing, Hospitality Management, or a related field is required. A combination of education, volunteer, and work experience may substitute for degree. Additionally, certifications such as Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) or Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) are highly encouraged.  3-5 years of fundraising and special events experience is required.


  • Continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, ability to work well under pressure, ability to manage multiple tasks, and with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to use good judgment, discretion and tact in dealing with staff, clients, volunteers, board members, donors, and the public.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with Donor CRM, Project Management, and Event Management software is required. Some design and layout ability desired.
  • Solid organization and planning skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written; results orientation; innovative thinker; initiative; highly ethical.
  • Committed to the mission of Pillars Community Health; ability to communicate the mission and philosophy of Pillars Community Health.


Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Reliable transportation needed for travel to/from PCH sites, local venues, community activities, etc. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.

Email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@pchcares.org

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