The Northern Illinois Hospice Foundation is seeking a visionary and strategic leader to join our team as the Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Hospice Foundation. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization by leading comprehensive fundraising and development initiatives throughout the Northern Illinois Hospice service area. If you are eager to use your talents and skill set in a way that truly makes a difference for the region’s most experienced hospice in the Rockford, Illinois area, we can’t wait to talk with you!

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Foundation Board of Directors to develop a vision and strategic direction for Northern Illinois Hospice Foundation’s advancement efforts and oversees all aspects of the Foundation Department, including leading, supervising, and mentoring staff and volunteers, and execution of fundraising programs to achieve the organization’s annual and long-term goals.
  • Manages the relationship with Foundation Board and its committees and works closely with the Chair of the committees, the Board President, and Chief Executive Officer to build awareness and involvement of the Board with Foundation activities; provides accurate, timely reporting to the Board of department activities and results; and ensures solicitation and stewardship of Board members.
  • Develops promotional and solicitation materials, gift agreements, and presentation materials. Makes presentations and accompanies and supports Board Members, the Chief Executive Officer and directors at prospect and donor meetings.
  • Establishes and executes strategic programs to grow the annual, major gift, event, corporate support, special programs (e.g., Wishes, Grateful Families, etc.), foundation, grants and planned giving support, and alternate revenue producing activities.
  • Leads the major gift fundraising efforts across programs (e.g. major individual, corporate and foundation donors and prospects); maintains a portfolio of key prospects.
  • Leads capital or special initiative campaigns for the organization and develops and communicates any donor naming opportunities.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Training and Licensure: CFRE or ACFRE Certification preferred or achieved within two years of hire; Other applicable certifications will be considered.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressive fundraising experience and demonstrated success in soliciting major gifts required. Track record of prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and successfully closing donor gifts required. Grant writing experience a plus.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel. Knowledge of corporate business management.
  • Demonstrates superior communications skills and public relations skills, and world-class customer service. Demonstrates autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility, and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.

To view the full job description, please visit Executive Director^J Northern Illinois Foundation 12926

Salary starts at $75,000

Applicants can send resume and cover letter to or they can apply through our website