Make a profound difference in someone’s life, the community and society. Become part of our team that has been providing hope, passion and purpose to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and their families, since 1951. Shore Community Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, an unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Associate Director of Annual Giving
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for annual donors of gifts of less than $5,000, and will focus on moving annual giving donors up the donor ladder into higher level giving. Personalizes appeals through donor segmentation and reflects individual donor’s giving levels and history of support.
Oversees social media promotion and all aspects of direct mail and e-philanthropy appeals to Shore’s current and prospective donors. Additionally, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and implementing two signature annual events i.e. Spring Benefit and Golf Outing, which includes securing donor support and sponsorships.
– Ability to develop and implement best practices in donor cultivation.
– Writing donor materials/mailings to raise funds.
– Solicitation of donors and corporations for gifts and sponsorships.
– Knowledge of CRM donor database system (i.e. Raiser’s Edge and/or Donor Perfect)
– Knowledge to effectively use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
– Ability to effectively utilize various automated and online donor registration and donation programs.
– Excellent written and oral communications.
– Mastery of MS Word/PowerPoint – Working knowledge of MS Excel
– Knowledge of effective annual giving strategies.
– Facilitate ongoing relationships with local organizations that support Shore.
– Attend community and chamber events to represent Shore and increase visibility.
– Reports to Chief Philanthropy Officer and works closely with the CEO.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a nonprofit management, communication, public relations or marketing or other related undergraduate degree. A Master’s in nonprofit management and/or CFRE designation a plus. 2-3 years of experience with coordinating not-for-profit fundraising events. Valid Driver’s License and clear driving record and access to a car. Some evenings and weekends required for meetings and special events.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)
Full and part-time positions available supervising and training adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Shore’s group homes and Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) in Skokie and Evanston. Duties include:
- Facilitate community outings using Shore vehicles.
- Facilitate group activities by running curriculum based activities
- Supervise individuals working on production, teach work skills, instruct individuals on packaging and assembly jobs, ensure accuracy of work and complete payroll.
- Support individuals to reach their personal outcomes.
Requirements: Valid Driver’s License and a clear driving record; One or more years of on the job experience working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities; High School Diploma or equivalent; English reading/verbal/writing skills, math, interpersonal, organizational, ability to work independently as well as part of a team and basic computer skills. Seeking candidates for afternoon positions e.g. 3-11 p.m., overnights and weekends.
Shore is convenient to mass transit, offers an outstanding benefits package, including a generous time off policy and pension, and proudly has one of the highest employee retention rates in the industry.
Developmental Trainer (Direct Support Professionals)
The Developmental Trainer will assist with providing the clients in care with gaining, retaining or improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills in the Adult Services Day Programming.
– Assist individuals in activities within the Adult Day Services Program.
– Assist individuals with goals and tracking progress.
– Develop and implement meaningful group activities.
– Supervise community integration activities.
Requirements: Valid Driver’s License and a clear driving record; One or more years of on the job experience working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities; High School Diploma or equivalent; English reading/verbal/writing skills, math, interpersonal, organizational, ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Shifts Available: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.