at The Young Center for Inmigrant Chrildren's rights in Chicago, Illinois, United States
THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
The Organization: Mission: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights protects and advances the rights and best interests of immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.
We amplify the voices of the children and youth we serve and seek to uphold their right to self-determination. We center their wishes and well-being, along with their own vision for their family and future. We demand decision-makers see each child and youth for the unique individual they are and work to identify opportunities for them to assert their voice in decisions impacting their lives.
We dare to fight for a just and humane immigration system through innovative advocacy grounded in interdisciplinary practice. As an organization, we demand accountability from systems and people in positions of power for the decisions they make and the harm they inflict on the children and families we serve. As individuals, we strive to face hard truths, learn from our mistakes, and commit to growth.
We partner with others with compassion and strive to dismantle power dynamics inherent in our relationships. Our collaboration is grounded in mutual trust, connection, and respect. As we accompany children and families, we seek to de-center ourselves. As we accompany one another, we share in both the joys and the sorrows of the work advancing our mission.
We empower others to show up and participate as their authentic selves, and in doing so, cultivate a sense of community grounded in belonging. We derive strength from the uniqueness of our staff, our volunteers, our supporters, and especially, the children and families whom we fight alongside. We respond to the needs of our community and the communities we serve.
Equity and Justice
We honor the diverse array of experiences, perspectives, and identities every person holds—especially the children for whom we advocate. We stand in defense of the fundamental humanity of immigrant children and join in the fight for the rights, liberation, and dignity of all communities—especially those that have been historically harmed and marginalized. Along with our allies, we strive for a world where all children are valued and treated as children, and are never subjected to the harms of detention, deportation, or separation from their loved ones.
Location: Commute distance to New York City; Washington, DC; Chicago; Houston; San Antonio; Harlingen; Phoenix; or Los Angeles preferred. Fully remote candidates will be considered.
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct reports: Senior Philanthropy Officers (2) and Director of Institutional Giving; total team of six.
Reporting to the Executive Director, , the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is accountable for achieving the fundraising goals of the Development team by growing foundation, corporate and individual contributions, expanding the donor base and managing key donor relationships. The CDO assigns goals and responsibilities to team members and coaches, develops and assesses the team. While primary responsibility is for Development goals, the CDO also actively contributes to the goals of The Young Center as a whole by acting as thought partner with the Chief Program Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and accepting other responsibilities as assigned based on the needs of the overall organization. The Young Center is committed to working cross functionally and to embodying the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice to achieve its goals. The CDO will act as a role model and lead the Development team in working collaboratively across the organization to ensure that the mission is achieved.
Lead the creation of a fundraising strategy and create the plans that will ensure that Young Center's fundraising goals are achieved through multiple fundraising approaches/channels that reach a diversity of donors including, but not limited... For full info follow application link.
The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no application will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.