Annual Fund and Events Manager


TITLE: Annual Fund and Events Manager 

REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Development

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt, Salaried

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois


All Chicago’s mission is to unite our community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home. On any given night, nearly 6,000 Chicagoans do not have a place to call home. These are our neighbors and together we can ensure that we all have stable homes.  

All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and training and research. We strengthen our community’s collective efforts to prevent and end homelessness, guided by a vision of impact, influence, and inspiration. As our name implies, All Chicago brings together homeless service providers, non-profit partners, donors, and people with the lived experience of homelessness in a strategic effort to make homelessness history in Chicago.

We bring a sense of collaboration to our work and actively seek solutions through partnership. Come work with passionate, like-minded colleagues in a supportive environment as we help end homelessness. Learn more at

Position Summary:

The Annual Fund and Events Manager is a key member of the Development and Communications team, with responsibility for cultivation of annual individual donors, for event management, and for stewardship. This position plans, organizes, and manages multiple components of the development and communications plan to ensure growing financial support for All Chicago. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this position supervises the work of department interns and occasional independent contractors/vendors. The Annual Fund Manager has the following primary responsibilities, including but not limited to: 

Fund Development – 40%

  • Execute innovative fund development strategies for a growing portfolio of donors (100+) with regular giving of up to $1,000 per year.
  • Staff the efforts and measure the impact of the All Chicago Ambassadors, an affinity group of engaged young professionals supporting the mission of All Chicago.
  • Develop proactive processes to increase matching gifts from employers.
  • Manage the All Chicago employee giving program.

Events Management – 35%

  • Lead special events planning and execution of organizational special events, including an annual special event for major donors, an annual symposium, and occasional outreach and All Chicago Ambassadors cultivation events; responsibilities include staffing events committees, soliciting sponsorships in collaboration with team members, developing events communication, supervising logistics, and analyzing results. 
  • Work closely with the team to execute planned and ad hoc cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Represent All Chicago at external events and meetings. 

Stewardship and Communications – 15% 

  • Lead the planning and execution of the organization’s Annual Appeal, and collaborate with All Chicago’s Communications team on online strategies, newsletters, website content, brochures, and other communications.
  • Manages constituent database (currently Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge) including donation input, information filing, donor record input/updates, report creation, data analysis, and mailing list management, donor acknowledgment, and regular pledge reminder processes.
  • Collaborate with All Chicago’s Communications team to execute social networking donor initiatives (e.g., Giving Tuesday) and activities to grow our online presence and increase the engagement of subscribers and followers. 
  • Provide analysis of donor giving trends to identify annual fund donors suitable for solicitation at a higher level.

Department Administration – 10%  

  • Regularly monitor and report on progress towards annual and strategic plan goals. 
  • Recruit, onboard, train and supervise interns.
  • Serve on cross-departmental teams to help achieve organizational excellence.


Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Chicago and will have the following:

  • Bachelors’ degree or above, and three years of professional experience required, with two years of fundraising and/or event management experience preferred.
  • Experience with constituent management/CRM software, with Raiser’s Edge experience a plus, including development of queries, lists, and both canned and ad hoc reports.
  • Expert-level understanding of Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel and Word).
  • Demonstrated accountability for results and keeps commitments to internal and external partners and team members.
  • Demonstrates openness and enthusiasm for diversity in the workplace and among persons and communities served by All Chicago.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professional presence, and ability to interact with a diverse audience.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity. 
  • Goal-oriented and results-driven. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professional presence, and ability to interact with a diverse audience.
  • Highly detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Work Environment:

  • All Chicago's normal business hours are 9am to 5pm. We are currently working entirely remotely and will transition to a hybrid remote/in-office work setting in the future. We will consider accommodations.   
  • All Chicago values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. All Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. All Chicago does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. All Chicago is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.


  • Salary is in the $53,730 - $76,440 range, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and disability. Employer-matched retirement plan. Generous paid leave.

To Apply: 

  • Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary range requirement.