Executive Search: Foundation and Corporate Relationships Director

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GiGi’s Playhouse, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is searching for a Foundation and Corporate Relationships Director with the passion to change the way the world views Down syndrome. This new high level position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced nonprofit leader to bring their energy and passion for GiGi’s mission to a rapidly growing, fast paced organization ready to take the next steps in growing its fundraising program.

About the Position

Build Something New: Design and run an innovative multi-channel national grants program – both designing a national grantmaking strategy while overseeing the development of systems and processes that support the local and regional grant writing efforts of GiGi’s 54 Playhouses.  

Lead with Passion: Set and drive the strategy to increase funding from local, regional, and national private and corporate foundations, including establishing and stewarding relationships with foundation staff, writing grant proposals and reports, researching new funding sources, while also supporting the CEO as primary relationship manager as needed.  

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 with the application process.

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