We are in search of a new Chief Development Officer (CDO) to join the senior leadership team of MetroSquash (www.metrosquash.org). The CDO will oversee all fundraising:
serving in an externally-oriented, revenue-generating, business development role
providing staff leadership for our next campaign, which is in a pre-launch phase
managing the development team, with responsibility for raising $3-4 million in 2020
This is a newly created position designed to attract an experienced fundraising professional looking for their next challenge and eager for an opportunity to join a highly successful organization that is growing and evolving in new and exciting ways. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and enjoy the full weight of an engaged Development Committee and committed Board of Directors, as well as a passionate and supportive donor community.
Our CDO will be an experienced individual with at least 10 years’ in a nonprofit or business environment and a minimum 5 years’ in a leadership/management role. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree or advanced certification is preferred. Additional skills and attributes of sought-after candidates include:
Fundraising experience with a record of success in leading and growing a reputable organization, including experience soliciting six and seven figure gifts
Campaign experience, preferably having participated in a leadership role
Strong strategic thinking and planning skills
An able and consistent communicator with natural leadership abilities
A passion for increasing access to opportunity in low income communities and a commitment to the mission and vision of MetroSquash
For Chicagoland youth who desire and deserve more, MetroSquash combines academic support, competitive squash, and enrichment opportunities to empower students to realize their potential and make their mark. MetroSquash is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, disability, 403b, paid time off, paid company holidays, professional development opportunities and more. MetroSquash is located at 6100 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.