Director of Development

Gads Hill Center - Chicago, IL
Gads Hill Center seeks a Director of Development to lead fundraising efforts and ensure the achievement of fundraising goals for Gads Hill Center. With a history of developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans encompassing major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, and special events, the Director of Development will identify and cultivate major gift prospects, corporate and foundation donors, and execute special events that engage and inspire the Gads Hill donor community. The Director of Development will set ambitious goals, provide essential guidance, and ensure exceptional performance of a dedicated fundraising team. By developing compelling donor communications and recognition programs, the Director of Development will craft targeted appeals that drive donations and strengthen donor relationships. Collaborating closely with the COO and Board of Directors, the Director of Development will align fundraising strategies with Gads Hill Center's mission, presenting plans and performance metrics to ensure seamless integration with its strategic vision. Through meticulous analysis of fundraising data and donor engagement, the Director of Development will make informed, data-driven decisions to elevate fundraising success and propel the Gad Hill mission forward.

Gads Hill Center, a community based nonprofit social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources, and community engagement. Since its founding, Gads Hill Center has been supporting working families through comprehensive programs and services that connect children and families to resources that meet their educational, employment, and health-related goals. Gads Hill Center works with more than 4,500 children across Chicago by providing high-quality accredited programs and services in the areas of mental health, youth services, children services, and family and community.

"At Gads Hill Center, you will find a team committed to fostering a culture of excellence and innovation. We believe in the transformative power of education and support systems, and we strive to create opportunities that enable our participants to achieve their full potential. As Director of Development, you will play a critical role in crafting and implementing a comprehensive development strategy that enhances our funding capabilities and broadens our network of supporters. Your leadership will be instrumental in building lasting relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders, ensuring that Gads Hill Center continues to be a beacon of hope and progress for the communities we serve. We invite you to join us in this vital endeavor and make a lasting difference in the lives of countless individuals." — Maricela Garcia, Chief Executive Officer

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