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Resource Development Manager                     

We are looking for a Resource Development Manager who will develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual donor solicitation program and develop and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and individual donors. This is a full-time, salary, exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. This position will work with the Executive Director, PLOWS’ Board, and other staff members and create a foundation from which to build a resource development department.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Build a successful giving program by identifying prospects, designing and implementing strategies, and producing materials, proposals, and applications as needed.

  • Build a sustainable financial giving model for the organization.

  • Meet annual fundraising goals per the development strategic operating plan.

  • Develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual solicitation program, including the developing a strategic operating plan, identifying priorities and prospects, and building resources and connections to implement the plan.

  • Create and manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects, communicate with current and prospective donors to build relationships and secure grants and donations.

  • Develop strategic briefing and communication materials.

  • Develop and track strategies for cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and recognizing donors.

  • Maintain the integrity of donor relationships, including the understanding of the needs and interests of major donors.

  • Produce and manage donor correspondence, including annual campaign appeals.

  • Engage and support staff and Board in the soliciting and stewarding of donors.

  • Work with Board and Executive Director to secure sponsorship of special events.

  • Work with the Community Relations Specialist and Marketing/Communications Manager to increase awareness of PLOWS in the greater community.

  • Coordinate events required to interact with donors (conferences/symposiums, galas, etc.).

  • Oversee and maintain DonorPerfect; ensure the quality and timely submission of all grant applications, reports and data.

  • Provide regular fundraising updates to the Executive Director and Board.


  • Track record in fundraising; past success with a capital campaign a plus.

  • Bachelor Degree preferred, along with 3+ years and a proven track record in raising money in a nonprofit environment, including direct mail campaigns, donor relations, and corporate and foundation relationship management.

  • Results-driven with highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent oral/written  presentation skills – especially correspondence with donors and prospects.

  • Comfortable operating in a nonprofit, resource-limited environment.

  • Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Skill with databases and presentations; familiarity/experience with DonorPerfect software a plus.

  • Ability to work both independently and on team projects with a diverse constituency of staff and donors.

  • Maturity to work with highly visible civic, philanthropic, and business leaders.

  • Uphold the Mission, Vision and Values of PLOWS Council on Aging.

  • Maintain staff, volunteer, donor and client confidentiality at all times.

  • Upbeat, positive, and energetic approach to work and energized by the opportunity to build the resource development program for PLOWS

  • All employees must successfully pass a criminal background check.      

To apply, email your resume and cover letter, in pdf format, to and include the code Dev920 in the subject line of your email. No calls, please. 

Data Entry Clerk                     

We are looking for a part-time Data Entry Clerk who will collect and enter data in databases and maintain accurate records.


The ideal candidate has essential data entry skills, and fast, accurate typing with an eye for detail.

Previous experience as a Data Entry Clerk or similar position will be considered an advantage. Estimated 25 hours per week, flexible scheduling in our safe Palos Heights office.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to with the code Data1120 in the subject line of your email. No calls, please.