Business Development Coordinator
You have a heart for people—and a mind for business.
As a data-driven nonprofit leader with a heart of compassion, you are able to balance the tension of being both a charity and a business—providing more than simply “quality care” within the constraints of time and resources. You know that doing anything well requires a strong team. Your favorite roles have been ones where you worked as part of a collaborative team in a culture of excellence, generosity, and humility, as you work whole heartedly together to reach a common goal. You can’t imagine your day without a good belly laugh.
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) is a one-of-a-kind Chicago organization that seeks to foster joy, connection, and independence for Chicago’s low-income seniors. H.O.M.E. is a bright spot for all who know it. H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing a home upkeep and repair service, shopping bus, moving assistance, and three affordable apartment buildings where seniors can live comfortably in an intergenerational environment. Characterized by a warm and caring culture, solid programs, a committed staff and board—all while receiving less than 10% of its operating budget from state and federal sources—H.O.M.E. is well-positioned for the future.
The Business Development Coordinator conducts outreach activities to expand three of H.O.M.E.’s core programs: Shopping Bus, Moving Program and Good Life Senior Residences. The Business Development Coordinator will also establish collaborative relationships with other organizations and service providers that serve older adults. Reporting to the Executive Director and a member of the senior leadership team, the Business Development Coordinator understands and supports the H.O.M.E. strategic plan, and represents H.O.M.E. in the field of aging in Chicago.
Successful candidates will have
- At least 3 to 5 years of successful marketing or business development experience.
- Associates or Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion; while direct experience with older adults is not required, an interest in—and care for—older adults is.
- Strong writing and presentation skills are a must, as this person will represent H.O.M.E. locally
- Able to travel within the City of Chicago
- Microsoft Office proficiency; experience in managing and using client databases preferred.
This is a 30 hours per week professional role that offers a generous benefit package, including health and dental benefits and contributions by H.O.M.E. to a retirement account.
The internship program at H.O.M.E. supports the development, delivery and maintenance of programs to clients, and helps build an engaged community around the principles of H.O.M.E. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Support the delivery of programs in the field
- Support the advancement of the organization through management, communications, and/or development activities
- Provide support to appropriate projects and assigned tasks to promote accountability and ownership
- Engage with the organization’s guests via volunteer activities or community events
Activities may include:
- Site visits to clients’ homes with case managers, program coordinators, and/or home repair specialists
- Assist with daily paperwork and program activities
- Arrange monthly Good Life Senior Residences outings
- Attending community and agency meetings
- Develop and lead activities with residential clients
Marketing and Communications
- Manage social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and blog)
- Record personal stories of client and staff experiences for use in newsletters, appeal letters, and other marketing tools
- Develop and implement marketing plans and tools (including brochures; marketing to potential clients, donors, and volunteers; and preparing presentations to community groups/aldermen)
- Attend board and staff meetings
- Participate in strategic planning process
- Data entry of satisfaction survey results
- Provide staff support to one committee of the board
- Research aging population and best practices
- Prospect research of potential donors: foundations, major donors, and corporations
- Organize Young Professionals Board activities
- Ability to effectively explain and present concepts in one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling, and energetic manner.
- Positive attitude, strong interest for working with people in a fun environment.
- Prior experience in nonprofit, human services, or senior programming a plus.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Candidates must exhibit initiative and openness to new ideas.
- Good academic standing.
- Trustworthy, with strong professional ethics.
- Ability to follow directions and collaborate in a team-centric environment.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Amber Martin atAmberM@HOMEseniors.org.