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Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer shall report to the President & CEO of the Chicago Urban League.  The position requires a broadly experienced, highly creative, self-motivated leader who is able to effectively communicate the organization’s philanthropic value proposition and develop strategies that will continue to accelerate philanthropy and grow and diversify the funding base of support.  The primary focus of the Chief Development Officer is building capacity and securing major and planned gifts for the organization.

As a member of the senior management team, the Chief Development Officer is expected to participate actively in organizational visioning, long range planning, goal setting and the overall resource development efforts of the organization.


The Chief Development Officer will have oversight responsibility for all the Organization’s resource development activities including:

  • Individual engagement
  • Foundation grants
  • Special events
  • Corporate support
  • Gift acknowledgement
  • Donor recognition program;
  • Planned gifts, and
  • Special fundraising initiatives such as capital/programmatic/endowment campaigns.

The incumbent will directly supervise the following staff areas: Development Director, Development Officer/ Assistant, Development Officer for Grants and Foundations, Development Officers to be determined, other employed contractors as appropriate.

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