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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 jobs@plows.org and include the code Dev920 in the subject line of your email. No calls, please. 

Case Worker/Community Care Program (CCP)

We are looking for a Caseworker who will provide comprehensive needs assessment and service coordination to assist older persons in gaining access to, and receive, needed services. This is a full-time, salary, non-exempt position and reports to the Manager, Programs.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial professional evaluation to determine client needs and provide guidance and/or referral to appropriate services. The setting may be in a private home or a health facility. (COVID-19 protocols observed).

  • Develop service/treatment plans for clients.

  • Arrange and coordinate services.

  • Collaborate with other staff to discuss clients’ best interest.

  • Manage a CCP caseload, including monitoring of CCP service delivery.

  • Provide ongoing support to clients and families as needed.

  • Maintain complete, accurate, and timely casework documentation. 

  • Participate in related special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution in social work, counseling or related field

  • Sound computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population

  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to manage multiple assignments with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Must have own vehicle and proof of auto insurance.

  • All employees must successfully pass a criminal background check.

 

E-mail your resume and cover note, in PDF format, to jobs@plows.org, and please note the code CCP920 in the subject line of your e-mail. No calls, please. 

Caseworker/Adult Protective Services (APS)

Reporting to the Adult Protective Services Supervisor, the Caseworker investigates reports of suspected Abuse, Neglect and/or Financial Exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities in the Townships of Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth. The APS Caseworker will provide comprehensive needs assessment and coordination of services with the goal for the victim to live a quality life. This is a full-time, salary, non-exempt position and reports to the Supervisor, Adult Protective Services.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and consistently exercise discretion and sound judgment in conducting investigations and protective services to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation to older individuals, people with disabilities and their families following the Illinois Department on Aging APS program standards and reporting procedures.

  • Conduct assessments of the victim’s situation, mental and functional abilities and safety while recognizing and respecting the victim’s right to self-determination in all areas of assessment and case plan development.

  •  Comply fully with all APS regulations and program requirements which may include required time frames for priority level cases and substantiated cases, and all service activity. Utilize a variety of clinical modalities to engage and intervene with victim, family members and others involved, which may include community professionals, law enforcement and court systems.

  • Prepare comprehensive initial intake, investigation reports, quarterly assessment and closures on cases, maintain accurate victim files as required by agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing or accrediting bodies.

  • Provide thorough case updates during supervision as well as immediately notifying the supervisor of any risk-of-harm issues related to the victim.

  • Work with the Multi-Disciplinary Team Advisory Group and utilize their input in case work.

  • Develop case plans that may refer victims for required services, advocate for their needs, and ensure timely follow up regarding their receipt of services in order to ensure safety and reduce risk.

  • Complete all required and applicable training to maintain APS certification: Illinois Certification as an Adult Protective Services Caseworker Phase I and II and the Illinois Department on Aging’s Care Coordination Certification.

  • Position rotates 24 hour on call for emergency victims; if on call, must maintain availability on a 24/7 basis by phone.

  • Demonstrate professional communication skills both verbally and in writing.

  • May assist in orientation and training new staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, gerontology, psychology or related field required.

  • Prefer two to three years of relevant experience in the field of social work or counseling, preferably in the field of aging.

  • Familiarity with MS Office.

  • Travel required – must have own vehicle and proof of auto insurance.

  • All employees must successfully pass a criminal background check.

 

E-mail your resume and cover note, in PDF format, to jobs@plows.org, and please note the code APS920 in the subject line of your e-mail. No calls, please.