Bilingual Fundraising Coordinator

  • Gift Of Hope
  • Illinois, USA
  • May 02, 2018
Full time General Business Health Care Strategy-Planning Public Relations Spanish

Job Description

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network started the Illinois Transplant Fund driven by our belief that a person’s financial status should not be a barrier to their ability to receive a lifesaving organ transplant. The Illinois Transplant fund is a 501C3 that provides access to organ transplants for those who lack access to health insurance.

Our Development Coordinator serves as an integral part of achieving our mission: To give people access to lifesaving organ transplants and follow-up care to help them live long, healthy and productive lives.

In this role, you would work with the Executive Director to develop and track progress of fundraising goals, create and execute formal fundraising programs focusing on major gifts, annual giving and special events, cultivate relationships with prospects and directly solicit funds.


Essential Functions

The following essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Support Gift of Hope’s mission, vision and values; adhere to its policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position
  • Assists the Executive Director with the development of fundraising goals and soliciting funds
  • Creating a formal fundraising program, focusing on major gifts, annual giving and special events
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with prospects.
  • Developing strong working relationships with members of the ITF board of directors, including identification of board member prospects, strategy development, meeting preparation and execution
  • Expand ITF awareness through development of new and beneficial relationships
  • Conducting research to determine capacity for raising funds from each target market
  • Maintains fundraising database, including gift recognition and prospect information. Provides recommendations for database program that fits current and future needs
  • Works in collaboration with other company departments to develop events, collateral materials, and opportunities to promote ITF within the Chicago philanthropic community
  • Monitors fundraising progress and produces written and oral reports for internal and external audiences
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Training Required

The following identifies the minimum education and training required to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Experience and Skills Required

The following indicates the minimum skills and experience required to perform the essential functions of the job.

Strong Spanish-speaking and writing skills preferred  

  • 3-5 years of experience in non-profit development/fundraising
  • Strong experience in fundraising program development and donor stewardship, including fundraising databases, budget development, building relationships and working with board members
  • Relationships within the Chicago Philanthropic community
  • Strong oral and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment, think proactively and respond appropriately

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to drive personal car to offsite locations to perform job functions
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to speak to make presentations
  • Ability to use personal cell phone for business use

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that will be encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of the job.

  •  Normal office environment
  • Attend events at a variety of locations within Gift of Hope’s service area
  • Carry a personal cell phone to be accessible outside regular business hours.

About Gift of Hope

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is proud to serve as the federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) that coordinates organ and tissue donation and services to families of donors in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Since our inception in 1986, we have coordinated donations that have saved the lives of more than 23,000 organ transplant recipients, and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients. As one of 58 organ procurement organizations that make up the nation’s organ donation system, we work with 183 hospitals in our donation service area.