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Lions Clubs International Regional Development Specialist in Oak Brook, Illinois

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the world?s largest service club organization. Serving more than 1.4 million Lions, working with 47,000 clubs in 200+ countries globally, LCIF has funded humanitarian service to build a more promising future for world citizens. Since 1968, LCIF has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, helping combat vision problems, provide valuable life skills to youth, respond to major catastrophes, and build programs to address the needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations. LCIF is also working to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those living with the disease and is expanding its global causes to include childhood cancer, hunger, and the environment while raising funds to empower even more service from Lions.

As challenges facing our world expand, so must our capacity to combat them. To build a future of promising even greater service LCIF has embarked on our most ambitious fundraising effort to date, Campaign 100, empowering Lions to serve hundreds of millions more people by:

  • Increasing service impact;

  • Fighting diabetes; and

  • Expanding global causesThese are not things that any one Lion, club, or district can do alone. But together, we can. We are currently looking for a Regional Fundraising Development Specialist ? ISAME/ANZI to join our team and rise to the challenge of empowering service.Job SummaryThe Regional Development Specialist serves as a liaison between LCIF and worldwide Lion volunteers and donors. Supports all aspects of fundraising and volunteer management, including preparing solicitations, materials, speeches, and presentations. The assigned area includes, but is not limited to South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.Responsibilities and Duties

  • Researches trends in giving, both internally and sector-wide, relevant causes and issues; recommends the appropriate course(s) of action; and supports the volunteer team of LCIF leaders and coordinators.

  • Serves as the primary responder to LCIF development calls and email relating to inquiries, recognition, and donations in the assigned area.

  • Responsible for revenue generation and goal achievement within assigned area.

  • Produces and drafts proposals, resources, and other written materials for LCIF such as speeches, Power-Point presentations, and seminar and training materials for Lion volunteers.

  • Keeps detailed records of all donor contacts, current and historical.

  • Compiles donor data for cultivation purposes.

  • Identifies potential donors through research and qualification.

  • Plans and facilitates LCIF Lion volunteer meetings, training seminars, etc.

  • Coordinates efforts with other departments on cross-functional projects.

  • Provides input to supervisor and assists in implementing department plans and goals.

  • Prepares and/or reviews reports, which communicate and evaluate department information.

  • Attends select Lions events to promote LCIF or support the work of the LCIF coordinators.

  • Liaises with volunteer leadership and Board of Trustees, where appropriate, to develop/modify and implement relevant strategies for donor engagement and cultivation.

  • Builds a donor pipeline and establishes a portfolio of prospects in assigned area(s).Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or BA from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional fundraising experience.

  • Experience working in an international or multi-national non-profit environment preferred.

  • Domestic and International travel required.

  • Familiarity with CRMs

  • Superb communications and interpersonal skills, comfortable building and maintaining relationships both within the organization and with donors and prospects.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented, able to multi-task in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Lions Clubs International is an Equal Opportunity Employer