Assistant Director of Development, All Stars Project of Chicago
Aspen Leadership Group, LLC
January 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
ALL STARS PROJECT OF CHICAGO
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the All Stars Project of Chicago in the search for an Assistant Director of Development.
The Assistant Director of Development will be a leader in All Stars Project’s Chicago office with a focus on building personal relationships with individual supporters and growing its corporate and foundation capacities. The Assistant Director of Development will partner with the Executive Director to reach annual fundraising goals of $1.5 million, sales direct the annual corporate benefit luncheon, and oversee the Annual Fund. The Assistant Director of Development will personally conduct solicitations to grow the All Stars President’s Committee, build corporate partnerships for the organization, and work with the development team to manage its foundation grants and proposals. This is an opportunity for leadership, management, and growth in the All Stars Project of Chicago.
The All Stars Project transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The All Stars Project reaches 20,000 inner-city youth and their families in innovative, free programs in six cities each year.
The All Stars Project of Chicago was launched in 2007 and now reaches 7,000 youth annually through direct grassroots outreach in the city’s poorest neighborhoods on the south and west sides. Individual donors, foundations, and corporations have already invested $8 million in private funding, including $5 million over the past four years. In 2016, All Stars launched a 5-year, $14 million comprehensive campaign to establish a Center for Afterschool Development in downtown Chicago. Modeled after successful All Stars centers in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, the Chicago center will connect inner-city youth to the cultural and professional mainstream of their city, in partnership with business leaders and other caring adults. The campaign has already attracted strong support from Chicago’s business and philanthropic community.
The All Stars Project of Chicago is one of the fastest growing regions of the organization, with a talented staff that involve thousands of youth, volunteers, and business partners in activities every year. The campaign for the center is galvanizing poor, middle class, and affluent Chicagoans to address the crises of poverty, violence, and underdevelopment in the city. The first Assistant Director of Development will play a key role in broadening donor involvement in the organization and be on the leading edge of driving new solutions for Chicago. All Stars Project of Chicago is searching for a candidate who wants to help significantly expand the base of 1,000 donors through its “involvement philanthropy” model—supporters partner directly with youth in programs, and everyone grows. The Assistant Director of Development will join a national team of fundraisers, interfacing with peers in New York, New Jersey, and Dallas, and will be instrumental in growing the Chicago development program to successfully establish Chicago’s first Center for Afterschool Development in the Loop by 2020.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required for this position as is at least 5 years of direct fundraising experience, including personal solicitations and event sales. A master’s degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
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