Executive Search: Executive Director - GiGi's Playhouse

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GiGi’s Playhouse, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is searching for an Executive Director with the passion to change the way the world views Down syndrome. This presents an exciting opportunity for an externally-minded professional with strong fundraising, operations, staff, and volunteer management experience.

About the Position

Enhance the “National Playhouse” Experience: With responsibility for fundraising and program outcomes, this role provides a unique opportunity to manage operations, promote programming innovations, and endorse the GiGi’s Playhouse model to communities both locally and nationally.

Lead with Passion: Set and drive the strategies to run an effective Playhouse, meet fundraising and community outreach goals, and set the bar for excellence across Gigi’s Playhouses 55 locations nationwide. Supervise and motivate a six-person staff along with hundreds of volunteers and collaborate with leadership, staff colleagues, and GiGi’s Playhouse partners around the globe.

Instructions for Applicants

All inquiries and questions are held confidentially and should be directed to Anne Summers, Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Please email the items below, consolidated in one document to asummers@twbfundraising.com. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

  • A letter of interest describing your interest and experience for this position, including your interest, specifically, in GiGi’s mission and a description of your salary parameters.
  • Your resume and a sample of a successfully funded grant application.
  • Three professional references. (Please note that references will be checked only with the candidate’s permission.)

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. You may click the "Apply" button below to continue.

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