Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and
In this exciting time of growth for the organization, the Development Manager will support Bottom Line’s local efforts to engage stakeholders across Chicago to raise the funding and resources needed to help students get into college, graduate and go far. In FY19, Bottom Line’s fundraising goal is $2.6M annually and seeks to grow every year to meet the demand for our programs across our community. The Development Manager is a key part of the execution of the local strategy.
Reporting directly to the Director of Development & External Affairs, a successful Development Manager will be able to balance one-on-one fundraising with an active events strategy. The ideal candidate is a great relationship builder and understands how to motivate donors to give generously to Bottom Line and connect us to other prospects and opportunities. They create a great donor experiences by planning both large and small fundraising events. They are a persuasive and thorough communicator who is effective in written and verbal form, as well as in formal and informal settings. They have strong time- and project-management skills and can not only balance a fast-paced workload schedule, but also supports the Head of Development and Executive Director with their workload. They are extremely detail-oriented, reliable and accurate; they are a self-starter who possesses good judgment. They are able to develop in and adapt to a growing and changing organization.
Marketing & External Relations
Volunteer Management and Leadership Groups
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture. Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development.