Director of Development

No Shame On U


Chicago, IL


No Shame On U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness in the Jewish community and beyond. It aims to equip people in need of mental health assistance the ability to seek it, and for family members and friends to know how to provide them with proper life-saving support. No Shame On U achieves its mission through community outreach programs, classes and workshops, an online presence of over 120,000 social media followers, a weekly blog, a podcast, widely distributed fact sheets, crisis information magnets and videos, and educational presentations. No Shame On U is based in Chicago with a national and international reach.

No Shame On U seeks a Director of Development to guide the expansion of the organization’s financial resource development efforts. This new position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Programming. The Director of Development’s portfolio will encompass all aspects of annual fundraising, as well as grants and special events.

The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit development, including individual fundraising, relationship building, and grant writing. This individual will be a motivated and efficient self-starter with comfort working as part of a small and collaborative team in a grassroots environment.

For more information, please visit: No Shame On U

Compensation Range

$80,000 - $100,000 DOE

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Jami Bachrad, Evolve Giving Group:

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead and manage a variety of fundraising functions, including creating and executing new initiatives
  • Formulate and implement deadline-driven fundraising action plans for the full scope of the organization’s development activities
  • Cultivate and steward current and prospective donors of all levels
  • Oversee grants management program, ensuring deadlines are met, funder relationships are developed, and new grant opportunities are pursued
  • Work closely with the board to support fundraising goals and deepen board engagement with development activities
  • Collaborate with board members and colleagues to identify and cultivate prospective board members and volunteers
  • Work closely with a small and close-knit group of colleagues to promote a supportive and productive workflow within the team
  • Contribute toward raising the visibility and public awareness of No Shame On U through community engagement, outreach opportunities, and community partnership building
  • Attend and represent No Shame On U at fundraising and awareness-raising events, primarily within the Jewish community
  • Oversee fundraising data management in Little Green Light CRM

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters degree preferred
  • 5-7+ years of fundraising experience
  • Proven ability to cultivate and solicit five and six figure gifts; forge ongoing relationships with prospective and existing donors
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists
  • Grant writing and research experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with comfort managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Jewish community landscape preferred
  • Passion for the mission of No Shame On U; ability to promote and communicate its work and impact to diverse stakeholders
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the field of mental health a plus
  • Proactive and self-driven work style
  • Proficiency with MS Suite and nonprofit CRMs; familiarity with Little Green Light a plus
  • Goal-oriented and data-driven with strong follow-through
  • Ability to inspire others through relationships, storytelling, community, and connections
  • Ability to travel within the greater Chicago area for meetings and events

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