Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks a Development Manager for our Chicago Region.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship building, communication, and project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Manager (DM) serves on the Chicago leadership team and co-leads Chicago external relations, building sustainable funding relationships through corporate partnerships, board members and individual donors, foundations, and public/government sources. As a member of the organization’s development team, the DM also helps to guide and contribute to Spark’s national development strategy and growth.