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The Baby Fold
Normal, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
The Baby Fold
Normal, Illinois, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Practice Area
Human Services
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
4 Year Degree
Required Travel


Join The Baby Fold as our Development Officer or Major Gift/Planned Giving Officer!

Are you a seasoned fundraising professional eager to make a significant impact in a supportive and inclusive environment? Since 1902, The Baby Fold has been supporting children and families throughout Central Illinois. Today, we serve over 1,200 individuals annually through life-critical programs including foster care, adoption support, special education, autism programs, early childhood initiatives, crisis intervention, and more. We are hiring a Development Officer as well as a Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer! 

What You’ll Do:

You'll play a pivotal role in spearheading fundraising strategies that align with our mission and values. Collaborating closely with the VP of Development and Public Relations, you'll drive development initiatives, fostering relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

Both the Development Officer and Major Gift/Planned Giving Officer are full-time, salary/exempt positions based on-site in Normal, IL. 

Your Key Responsibilities:

    • Strategically manage, grow, and expand The Baby Fold's fundraising strategy.
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and foundation donors; re-engage lapsed donors.
    • Develop and implement effective moves management strategies for current and prospective donors.
    • Develop and implement acquisition plans to engage gift prospects.

Why You Should Join Us:

At The Baby Fold, we prioritize the well-being of our team to ensure they can effectively serve our community. The annual salary for the Development Officer is $60,000+, based on experience, certifications, and education. The annual salary for the Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer is $63,000+, based on experience, certifications, and education.

Benefits for both positions include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Employer-matched retirement plans.
  • No-cost life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
  • Flexible spending plan and dependent care plan.
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • NEW - No fee, no credit check $1,500 Line of Credit for medical, mental health, and veterinary services.
  • NEW - Personalized assistance with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


  • A Bachelor's Degree is required, coupled with a strong understanding of fundraising principles and best practices.
  • A fundraising certification is preferred, to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Minimum of three to five years' track record of success in development/fundraising roles.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, adequate auto insurance, and be age 21 or older.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement:

The Baby Fold is committed to nurturing a culture of respect and inclusivity, where every individual feels empowered and celebrated for their uniqueness. We encourage meaningful conversations, diverse perspectives, and an environment where all ideas are valued and embraced.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

If you're ready to take the lead in elevating our fundraising efforts and contributing to meaningful change, we'd love to hear from you! Apply now to become our Development Officer or Major Gift/Planned Giving Officer and be part of an organization that values your expertise and dedication.

Join us in fostering positive change and supporting our community through impactful philanthropy.

Job ID: 71940399

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