INDIVIDUAL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Cara’s mission is to unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves to create real and lasting success. Since 1991, Cara has helped people affected by poverty (and often the challenges of recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness, and incarceration) to get and keep quality jobs and, more importantly, rebuild hope, self-esteem, and opportunity for themselves and their families in the process.
We produce hundreds of jobs each year, at one-year, same-firm retention rates over 20 points higher than national norms and with over 70% of those retained residing in permanent housing in which their families can thrive. Our results don’t just end with employment. We also maintain market-competitive businesses that create gateway jobs for those they serve and we produce a profound social return on investment, where for every dollar invested in this work, $5.97 is re-invested in society over a five-year time horizon. The work is important, not only because of its clear goal of bringing individuals in need back to the dignity and productivity of employment, but because of its clear mission to transform people’s lives. Families become stronger, relationships are healed, and communities become more vibrant because nothing gives you a positive outlook on life like a job.
For more information on Cara, visit www.carachicago.org.
About the Role
The Individual Engagement Manager oversees and builds relationships with individual donors and prospects, corporations, leadership boards, and volunteers in an effort to maximize financial donations and help Cara achieve its strategic and organizational goals.
Reports To Chief Philanthropy Officer
Outcomes The Individual Engagement Manager will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the organization:
· Achieve annual revenue goal of $200,000+ from portfolio of donors
· Strategic management of affinity groups and their activities and fundraising goals (Executive Council, Associate Board, Ambassador Committee)
· Collaborate with corporate partners in support of their corporate social responsibility goals
· Oversee engagement strategy
·Establish and maintain strong working relationships with Cara team members and foster a collaborative work environment.
Responsibilities Individual Giving & Donor Relations (30%)
Corporate Engagement (15%)
Management of Affinity Groups (40%)
Engagement Strategy (10%)
Event Volunteer Management (5%)
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Strong critical-thinking skills, with the ability to understand high-level strategic objectives, as well as, the tactical details critical for their success.
- Aptitude with Salesforce (or comparable CRM), Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
-Commitment to excellence and passion for the mission of Cara.
Equal Opportunity Employer Cara is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Cara does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at email@example.com if you require reasonable accommodation to complete this application. Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
No phone calls please.
The Cara Program's mission is to assist individuals who are homeless or at-risk achieve real and lasting success through comprehensive job and life skills training, permanent job placement, and critical support services. Our participants have and continue to deal with a number of societal and self-imposed barriers that prevent them from attaining self-sufficiency. This program is designed to provide the necessary training and guidance for each individual to acquire and/or refine the necessary tools to provide for themselves, their children, and their community.