Executive Search: Vice President of Development and Partnerships

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GiGi’s Playhouse, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is searching for a Vice President of Development and Partnerships with the passion to change the way the world views Down syndrome. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial mindset and is an experienced development leader with a strong record of demonstrated success in closing six and seven figure gifts and in managing a successful development team. The ideal candidate also demonstrates success in working effectively with boards of directors and in navigating complex, matrixed organizations at a national scale.

About the Position

Build Something New: Build and grow a best-practice fundraising program leading to immediate growth while overseeing execution of the plan and supervision and support of up to six staff. Overlay a comprehensive moves management strategy to build a strong relationship-based and donor centric fundraising program. 

Lead with Passion: Recognize and pursue opportunities to build and maintain donor relationships. Set and drive the strategy to build a fundraising ethos grounded in a culture of philanthropy and relationship building strategies. Plan and implement strategies that identify, cultivate, close, and steward donors with the aptitude for utilizing portfolio management.

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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