Director of Chicago Development


Job Title: Director of Chicago Development

Organization: SAGA Innovations


Job Description

Position Summary
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Chicago Development is responsible for managing strategies and activities for corporate donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Identify local foundations and corporations invested in the development of Chicago Public Schools’ students.
Cultivate relationships with local corporations to increase our local donor base.
Write monthly reports showing progress toward development goals.
Collaborates with Director of Grants to research information on grants, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Coordinate gift campaigns, and special fundraising events.
Create a newsletter to inform donors on student success and overall organizational updates​
Development and Manage the establishment of a Chicago Advisory Board
Provide staff support for Barbara Algarin, who will be the Executive Director to the Chicago Advisory Board.
Develop an annual calendar of board meetings (3 or 4 a year), and plan and support all meetings.

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Type: Full Time

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must embrace the key values of the organization and be compelled by SAGA’s mission. Other qualifications include

Bachelor’s degree
Belief that every student, in every circumstance, can achieve the highest levels of academic excellence and a passionate commitment to SAGA Innovations' mission and vision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence and build strong relationships to enhance work practices and support the achievement of goals.
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment and the capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges.
An obsessive attention to detail and exceptional organization and time management skills.

Preferred qualifications, skills, and/or experience
Experience working with SAGA or for a nonprofit organization similar to SAGA.
Experience fundraising, with evidence of success

Important Personal Traits
A strategic visionary and proactive, resourceful problem solver
A savvy relationship-builder

Education Requirement: Bachelors

How to Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter through our application portal. NOTE: The field for you to upload your cover letter is in the section titled Resume. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, including the talking points below, as your application will not be considered without it. Please include the following in your cover letter:
How your qualifications and experiences align to the position
Evidence of your professional communication effectiveness
Evidence of your resilience when faced with obstacles
To be taken to the application portal, click on "Apply for this job online" at the top of this page.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy
SAGA Innovations, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. The organization complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which SAGA has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, training, and leaves of absence. SAGA Innovations does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any of kind, including but not limited to, these protected classes. We are counting on everyone, individually and collectively, to give this policy positive and constructive support.

Last Day to Apply: 01/01/2018

Posted by: Ashlie Tyler,