Development Officer, Community Engagement

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

Position Details

Development Officer, Community Engagement
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Development Officer, Affiliated Organizations has management oversight for several affiliated organizations of Lurie Children’s: The Lurie Children’s Service Board, Junior Council, Northwest Suburban Guild, Youth Service Association, and Lurie Children’s Research Foundation. The Development Officer, Affiliated Organizations is responsible for organizing the annual programs and fundraising activities of these groups, including special events, Lead Annual gifts and Annual Gifts. The Development Officer, Affiliated Organizations consults and stewards fundraising volunteers to make their programs as successful as possible in terms of dollars raised, community exposure, and good will gained for the Medical Center.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Execute the recruitment, retention, customer service, and event experience strategy for assigned fundraising events aimed at developing and continuing donor support for the Foundation's current fundraising initiatives. 
  2. Assist in the creation and management of annual budgets, ensuring an appropriate cost per dollar raised for each fundraising event. 
  3. Set event goals, timelines, strategies and objectives with Foundation leadership and assigned volunteer fundraising groups. 
  4. Develop/oversee processes to track event participation and communication. Provide on-site management at events by working with location representatives, vendors and staff to execute successful events. 
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of Lurie Children’s events in communicating key messages to targeted constituents through an on going analysis process. 
  6. Develop and implement, in conjunction with Lurie Children’s Marketing Department, brand and marketing guidelines for all fundraising events.
  7. Collaborate with other Community Engagement team members to assist with strategy, recruitment, logistics, and participant management. 
  8. Serve as the key staff representative for assigned volunteer fundraising groups. 
  9. Work with corporate giving team on corporate team and sponsor solicitation and engagement strategies. 
  10. Work with major giving team on additional engagement and key volunteer management strategies.


Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Benefit Statement:

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Employer paid group term life and disability
  • Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave 
  • 403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

  • Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability 
  • Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Student loan servicing and support 
  • Adoption benefits 
  • Backup Childcare and Eldercare 
  • Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members 
  • Discount on services at Lurie Children’s facilities 
  • Discount purchasing program

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