Business Development & Marketing Coordinator

Business Development Chicago, Illinois


Business Development & Marketing Coordinator  
  • Team: Central US
  • Job Title: Business Development & Marketing Coordinator
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago,/Hybrid Work (2 Days in Office/Week)
  • Reports to: Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations
Please note: You must submit a cover letter for this role in order to be considered  
CCS Fundraising is an international strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. For seven decades, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations across sectors to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs and initiatives that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact. CCS provides tailored support to more than 500 nonprofit organizations annually. Headquartered in New York, the firm has over 500 professionals and 18 offices around the world. Our people are our greatest strength. At CCS, you will join a diverse team of smart, passionate, and resourceful professionals who are driven by purpose and committed to performance.  
CCS Fundraising is seeking a self-motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented Business Development & Marketing Coordinator to join the Central US team to support the strategy, planning, coordination, and execution of conferences, events, and speaking engagements as well as the development of business development and occasional support in sales materials. This position is joining a 15-member Strategy and Operations team and will give particular focus to implementing special initiatives, particularly growth and expansion opportunities, within the Central US The successful candidate is extremely organized, communicative, detail-oriented, energetic, and calm under pressure, while managing multiple projects at once. Please note that this is not a sales or lead generating position.  
This is a full-time role and an excellent opportunity to build a career in a mission-driven, growing company. Must be willing to travel domestically.  
Business Development (60-70%)  
  • Support list development and contact management for an identified set of key institutions   
  • Advise on messaging, draft and distribute outreach to potential leads, working in close partnership with the Central US Executive Team
  • Stay attuned to market trends and news and conduct market research to uncover areas of opportunity in priority regions and/or sectors
  • Distribute thought leadership, publications, and articles to top client partner prospects on behalf of Central US Executive Team
  • Advance logistics and planning for CCS-led Councils in target regions
  • Work with the Central US Executive Team to encourage movement through the sales pipeline through:
    • Crafting custom follow up messages
    • Writing and designing Introduction/Overview Decks, sales proposals, RFPs, memos, and other supporting materials, in coordination with the Central US Executive Team
    • Preparing for sales meetings through presentations, research, briefing forms, and executing appropriate follow up
    • Joining lead introduction meetings, as appropriate
  • Work with systems team to ensure CRM database is up-to-date with marquee project details
  • Collect and maintain information on client projects for use in corporate and regional marketing materials
  • Additional tasks as needed to support the sales process
Marketing (30-40%)  
  • Conference Management:
    • Maintain conference calendar with regular updates
    • Coordinate industry conference logistics, including exhibitor display and collateral, registrations, and schedules
    • Develop pre- and post-conference attendee communications
    • Draft internal pre-conference briefing notes for staff
  • Event and Speaking Engagement Management:
    • Maintain speaking proposal calendar with regular updates
    • Oversee the coordination of speaking proposals for external conferences and events
    • Develop content and prepare collateral for events including name tags, table tents, registration packets, etc.
    • Compile invitation lists and maintain RSVP lists
    • Develop pre- and post-event correspondence
    • Maintain detailed activity tracking
  • Additional Activities:
    • Source and manage relationships with nonprofit associations and organizations for potential event partnership
    • Support development and implementation of marketing campaigns, e.g. draft outreach language, create and update contact lists, and help execute mass and targeted marketing outreach
    • Keep a pulse on nonprofit organizations and relevant industry trends to inform marketing and business development activity
    • Additional tasks as needed to support marketing activity within our region
  • Bachelor’s degree (communications, business administration, marketing, public relations, English, or another applicable field)
  • Minimum of one to two years of relevant experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and proofreading
  • Able to adapt writing and design for multiple audiences and purposes
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Creative, resourceful, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-starter able to drive activity in a fast-paced environment
  • Friendly and professional demeanor who can work collaboratively with a team and with multiple management styles
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, and/or other graphic design platforms is a plus
  • Marketing automation experience (specifically Marketo/ is a plus
  • CRM experience (specifically NetSuite/ is a plus
  • Knowledge of fundraising and nonprofit sector is a plus

Please note: You must submit a cover letter for this role in order to be considered