Senior Director of Development

Adler Planetarium - Chicago, IL
The Adler Planetarium seeks a Senior Director of Development to implement its annual development plan, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for principal giving, major giving, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. With a deep appreciation for social impact and the Adler's mission, the Senior Director will bring a careful, deliberate approach to scaling development efforts while maintaining a strong connection to the Adler’s core values.

The Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium on the western hemisphere, is located on Chicago’s lakeshore and has been connecting people to the universe and each other since 1930. Whether it is introducing a guest to a Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to a network of citizen scientists, or one staff member to another, the Adler’s focus on meaningful connections dates back nearly a century. The Adler is on a mission to connect people to the universe and each other under the sky we all share. The Adler connects people, communities, and institutions to one another through the wonder of space science so they can explore the universe together and use collective knowledge and skills to create a better world for everyone. With the Adler’s support, people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities gain the confidence to explore their universe together and return to their communities ready to think critically and creatively about any challenge that comes their way.

"At the opening of the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere in 1930, our founder, Max Adler said, 'The popular conception of the universe is too meager; the planets and the stars are too far removed from the general knowledge. In our reflections, we dwell too little upon the concept that under the heavens everything is interrelated, even as each of us to the other.' For nearly a century we have been unwavering in our mission of connecting people to the universe and each other under the sky we all share. I seek a talented fundraising professional to join our team in taking Adler's fundraising to the next level. The ideal candidate is like our institution, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented, hard-working, and dedicated to the role the Adler plays in our community." — Ryu Mizuno, Chief Revenue Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.