April 3, 2023

Director of Development and Communications: The Wetlands Initiative

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) designs, restores, and creates wetlands by innovating, collaborating, and employing sound science to improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate. TWI is tackling exciting new projects across the Calumet region in Southeast Chicago and Northwest Indiana, including turning a vast floodwater detention corridor into a natural and scenic asset for communities.

The organization is looking for a Director of Development and Communications who will play a crucial role in this work, helping TWI build a public profile and donor base to help expand capacity and reach. Responsibilities include:

Strategic Thinking and Planning 

  • Develop and implement an annual development and communications plan
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and staff to set fundraising goals
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities, provide strategy for brand awareness and communications, and track fundraising success


  • Manage and support TWI’s development team
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to support committee work

Fundraising, Communications, and Brand Awareness

  • Create and implement TWI’s planned-giving program and recruit initial bequest commitments
  • Develop and execute fundraising and cultivation events
  • Ensure quality control over data entry in the donor/prospect database

TWI’s portfolio of work, recognition of the organization’s role in successful large projects, and its range of recent collaborations reflect a period of significant growth, with more planned. If you are ready to combine your fundraising experience with creativity and entrepreneurial energy in a mix of hands-on work and organizational strategies, click the button below to learn more.


This search is now closed. To view other recruitment opportunities, visit our full Executive Search Positions page.

Written by

TWB Fundraising

Let’s explore moving forward together. Our approachable working style combined with decades of specialized experience keeps our clients thriving.


Questions or comments? Join the conversation!

TWB Fundraising Logo
How to reach us

2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1875
Chicago IL 60606

Follow us on
Sign up for our newsletter
Get the latest in nonprofit news and advice delivered straight to your inbox.
The Giving Institute Logo

Copyright © 2024 TWB Fundraising. All Rights Reserved.