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JOB OPENINGS

GRANTS MANAGER

PAWS Chicago

Date Posted: 7/8/2024

Salary: $60,000-65,000

PAWS Chicago seeks a Grants Manager with experience writing and securing grants, and managing a portfolio, annual calendar of deadlines, and funder relationships who is passionate about animal welfare and supporting PAWS Chicago’s mission. This role will require exceptional writing and storytelling ability and a strong command of language, style, and grammar. A successful candidate will have sharp attention to detail and be a self-starter adept at proactively managing projects to meet multiple deadlines. They will report to the Vice President of Development & Community Engagement and work closely with the development, data, finance and operations teams.

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER

Awakenings

Date Posted: 7/8/2024

Salary: $47,000-49,000

This role will support Awakenings in carrying out its mission by developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing and fundraising campaigns. We are a small but robust nonprofit dedicated to helping survivors heal through the arts while maintaining a compassionate, flexible, and inclusive work environment for our small but growing team. Experience in the arts or survivor advocacy is not required, but passion for our mission is necessary for our new team member. Fundraising experience is required for this role. We encourage applications from anyone with spectacular written and verbal communication skills and desire to have a significant impact and role in a small organization. While this role includes internal administrative work, the ideal candidate will also feel comfortable and energized acting as an ambassador of Awakenings for networking events, filmed programs or interviews, and donor relations.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Date Posted: 6/24/2024

Salary: $120,000

Our new Managing Director at Lookingglass Theatre Company will be a truly exceptional champion for the art and a brilliant strategist for moving the company forward.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Reading Power

Date Posted: 6/17/2024

Salary: $100,000-110,000

Reading Power is seeking a Director of Development that will lead all fundraising and donor stewardship efforts. This role involves planning, organizing, and directing various fundraising activities, including major gift cultivation and stewardship, foundation grants, annual appeals, special events, and planned giving. The Director of Development is responsible for identifying new revenue streams while maintaining existing ones to enhance fundraising capacity. Over the next three years, Reading Power aims to increase annual funding to meet the growing demand for its services. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Board of Directors, Director of Programs, Director of Operations, Development Manager, and Events Coordinator.

CONTENT MANAGER

Phila Engaged Giving

Date Posted: 6/17/2024

Salary: $25-$50/hour

We seek a thoughtful, organized, and talented Content Manager to take full responsibility of our thought leadership dissemination including social media, blogs, newsletters, partnerships, and PR. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced content creator with a knack for writing, editing, and managing diverse content across various media (social, website, print, etc.) You have a keen eye for detail and an aesthetic sense that makes your content stand out. Your strategic mindset allows you to see the big picture and plan effectively. You are skilled at identifying and elevating the brand voice to ensure consistency and resonance across all communication channels. And last, your curiosity about the world fuels your creativity and drives your empathetic approach. The Content Manager will assist in the development of, then implement, a comprehensive strategy that creates opportunities for Phīla’s thought leadership and other content to advance thoughtful and effective philanthropy throughout the world. Please email a cover letter and your resume to info@philagiving.com. We look forward to receiving your application!

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Gads Hill Center

Date Posted: 5/27/2024

Salary: $200,000-$225,000

Gads Hill Center values children and their families – their ability to learn, to lead and to positively shape their futures. Since 1898, Gads Hill Center supports working families through comprehensive programs and services that connect children and families to resources that meet their educational, employment, and health-related goals. The next CEO of Gads Hill Center will have the opportunity to build upon the strong achievements and reputation of the Center and to lead the organization forward, from a position of strength, into a next chapter of service, stability, visibility, and ongoing fiscal strength. Gads Hill Center has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past decade, increasing its budget more than fourfold, from a budget of $3-4 million ten years ago to its most recent annual budget of $16 million. This financial growth has been accompanied by physical expansion, as the organization has increased the number of locations, from four to seven locations: Direct services are provided to the community in four locations, and home-based services are coordinated out of three additional office locations. Most recently, Gads Hill Center also expanded from its historic headquarters location in Pilsen to a new location in Brighton Park, where the need for our services is increasing. This followed the culmination of a successful $7 million capital campaign to build – and next to complete - the new center. The next CEO will continue to support and assess the physical as well as other infrastructure needs of the organization. Gads Hill Center seeks a proven, inspiring, empowering, and innovative leader with a demonstrated passion for the Gads Hill mission and a deep appreciation, respect, and commitment to children and their families who are building a better life through education, access to resources, and community engagement. Experience serving as a key organizational representative, with fluency in English and Spanish, is required to enhance stakeholder engagement and inclusivity. The ideal candidate's background will be highlighted by a track record of high-level program administration; business acumen; exceptional written and verbal communication skills in multiple mediums; demonstrated experience in the early childhood education, mental health, and/or human services-related field; history and experience working within diverse communities; demonstrated success in fundraising; and the ability to work collaboratively with a Board of Directors.

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

The Duchossois Family Foundation

Date Posted: 5/6/2024

Salary: $80,000-$85,000

Reporting to the Program Manager, Prospect Research & Development, the Philanthropy Coordinator, Prospect Research & Development focuses on fulfilling requests for information, providing research, prospect identification, and prospect management for NMF stakeholders while maintaining the integrity of the database by performing regular data audits and cleanup.

PHILANTHROPY COORDINATO, PROSPECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Date Posted: 5/6/2024

Salary: $60,000+

Reporting to the Program Manager, Prospect Research & Development, the Philanthropy Coordinator, Prospect Research & Development focuses on fulfilling requests for information, providing research, prospect identification, and prospect management for NMF stakeholders while maintaining the integrity of the database by performing regular data audits and cleanup.

MANAGER, PROGRAMS

C200

Date Posted: 5/6/2024

Salary: $55,000 to $65,000

The Manager, Programs is responsible for project managing the planning and delivery of all aspects of our Advancing Women programs and events: conferences, events and educational courses conducted by C200 which are designed to provide a highly concentrated learning experience for senior executives and entrepreneurs. The Manager, Programs oversees a diverse portfolio program (hybrid delivery). They act as the key point of contact for executive participants and speakers and represents the organization on key projects and committees. Please see the full job description on our website for a list of key responsibilities and more information.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Association for Individual Development

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $125,000- $150,000

AID seeks a passionate and growth-minded Chief Financial Officer to assume a vital role in the continued strategic growth of a community-centered organization. This leader will have demonstrable experience with navigating multiple complex funding streams and managing cash flow within a large, multifaceted organization. Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO will be responsible for the overall management of the agency’s $50M+ budget, development and implementation of the organization’s financial strategy, and oversight of the finance and resource development teams. The CFO will have day-to-day responsibility for building, implementing, and managing the financial activities, serve as a thought-leader on the leadership team, and create financial policies and infrastructure to fit the needs of a growing organization. With an eye towards process improvements and scaling, the CFO will provide strategic oversight on internal systems and innovative solutions for large capital expenditures. Financial responsibilities include oversight over the external accounting firm, management of accounting operations and investments, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, compliance and risk management, audit coordination, and capital expenditures. The CFO will be a collaborative leader who can work closely with the CEO, peers, direct reports, board members, auditors, external consultants, and other internal stakeholders. This position will manage a team of 12 internal employees and external consultants.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Black Arts and Culture Alliance Chicago

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $75,000 to $85,000

Our Executive Director will be truly exceptional on two related fronts – successful fundraising and vision execution and resourceful nonprofit leadership.

LEARNING FACILITATOR

Shedd Aquarium

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $20/hr 

The Learning Facilitator’s primary role is to deliver programming that is tailored for learners including students (PK-12), youth, teachers, families, adults, and middle school and high school teens. Facilitators utilize learner-centered facilitation strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, and actively seek out relevant content knowledge. The Learning Facilitator will implement programs while working with other team members as appropriate. The Learning Facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program. The Learning Facilitator demonstrates ownership and autonomy in each program cycle while contributing to a culture of collaboration. They actively participate in reflective activities as it relates to their instructional quality. This position is primarily responsible for facilitating learning experiences at Shedd, in the field, in local communities, and in online environments.

Executive Director

America SCORES Chicago

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $95,000

Take the next step in your career as a nonprofit leader and fundraiser! ASC is seeking an Executive Director to: take primary responsibility for organizational sustainability through the creation of new revenues and sustaining of existing partnerships; recruit, support, and engage members of the Board of Directors; and ensure organizational legal and fiscal compliance. ASC strives to implement the same core values and principles within our team that we do with the Poet-Athletes we serve. As a result, the organization is moving to a shared leadership model to collaboratively manage and oversee ASC’s impact and reach across Chicago. The ED will work side by side with the Managing Director, both reporting to the Board of Directors, to: identify and implement organizational goals, policies, and practices; build upon and further expand ASC’s strong brand reputation as a Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) leader; and nurture a strong, diverse, inclusive, and healing-centered team culture. The MD will focuses primarily on staff and program operations, government funding and grant reporting, and impact measurement. The ideal ED candidate will: be an experienced and energetic fundraiser; have an entrepreneurial, growth-oriented mindset and approach to work; enjoy solving complex strategic challenges; be well-organized, excellent at prioritization, and detail-oriented; demonstrate excellent judgment and discretion; and be passionate and knowledgeable about SBYD and/or arts-based Positive Youth Development practices, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed, healing-centered coaching.

Bilingual Learning Specialist

Shedd Aquarium

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $50,000

The Learning Specialist Bilingual (Spanish) uses creativity, promising instructional practices and evaluation data to design, implement, and authentically evaluate programs that support various levels of Shedd’s learning framework. Learning Specialists utilize learner-centered teaching strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, actively seek out relevant content knowledge, and evaluate learning using authentic and formal assessment techniques. The Learning Specialist demonstrates ownership and autonomy in each program cycle while contributing to a culture of collaboration. They actively participate in reflective activities as it relates to their instructional quality. This position is primarily responsible for developing and facilitating environmental education learning experiences in English and Spanish at Shedd, in the field, in local communities, and online environments.

Bilingual Learning Facilitator

Shedd Aquarium

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Salary: $21/hr

The primary role of the Learning Facilitator Bilingual (Spanish) is to deliver programming that is tailored for learners including students (PK-12), youth, teachers, families, adults, and middle school and high school teens. Facilitators utilize learner-centered facilitation strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, and actively seek out relevant content knowledge. The Learning Facilitator will implement programs while working with other team members as appropriate. The Learning Facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program. The Learning Facilitator demonstrates ownership and autonomy in each program cycle while contributing to a culture of collaboration. They actively participate in reflective activities as it relates to their instructional quality. This position is primarily responsible for facilitating environmental education learning experiences at Shedd, in the field, in local communities, and online environments.

ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER

Naperville Community Television

Date Posted: 4/22/2024

Salary: $60,000-65,000

NCTV17 is a dynamic, mission-driven nonprofit community television station! We seek an experienced, results-oriented Annual Giving Officer to secure the necessary financial support to advance our mission and meet the station’s fundraising budget. In this multifaceted role, the fundraiser will use expert communication skills and a keen sense of initiative to advance the station's philanthropic initiatives. They will create, manage, and implement an annual fundraising plan to acquire and steward individual and corporate donors to meet financial goals. They will cultivate strong relationships with donors and external stakeholders to maximize engagement with the station, leveraging existing relationships and the current donor database. The next CEO of Gads Hill Center will have the opportunity to build upon the strong achievements and reputation of the Center and to lead the organization forward, from a position of strength, into a next chapter of service, stability, visibility, and ongoing fiscal strength. Gads Hill Center has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past decade, increasing its budget more than fourfold, from a budget of $3-4 million ten years ago to its most recent annual budget of $16 million. This financial growth has been accompanied by physical expansion, as the organization has increased the number of locations, from four to seven locations: Direct services are provided to the community in four locations, and home-based services are coordinated out of three additional office locations. Most recently, Gads Hill Center also expanded from its historic headquarters location in Pilsen to a new location in Brighton Park, where the need for our services is increasing. This followed the culmination of a successful $7 million capital campaign to build – and next to complete - the new center. The next CEO will continue to support and assess the physical as well as other infrastructure needs of the organization. Gads Hill Center seeks a proven, inspiring, empowering, and innovative leader with a demonstrated passion for the Gads Hill mission and a deep appreciation, respect, and commitment to children and their families who are building a better life through education, access to resources, and community engagement. Experience serving as a key organizational representative, with fluency in English and Spanish, is required to enhance stakeholder engagement and inclusivity. The ideal candidate's background will be highlighted by a track record of high-level program administration; business acumen; exceptional written and verbal communication skills in multiple mediums; demonstrated experience in the early childhood education, mental health, and/or human services-related field; history and experience working within diverse communities; demonstrated success in fundraising; and the ability to work collaboratively with a Board of Directors.

ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE

DuPage Foundation

Date Posted: 3/12/2024

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 

Provide critical administrative, data management, research, and event support to the Advancement team in the implementation of successful donor cultivation and stewardship activities. The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess strong database and research skills, along with outstanding writing and proofreading ability. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience on a career path in not-for-profit fundraising with a growing organization.

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