Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks a Development Director 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 Chicago Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (DD) will play a key “right hand” role to the ED. The DD will lead revenue generating activities for the region by building sustainable funding relationships through corporate partnerships, foundation, and public/government sources. The DD also oversees and leads all fundraising events and communications strategies for the region. Working collaboratively with program staff, the DD will also supervise the Corporate Partnership Coordinator (CPC) and the part-time Development and Operations Coordinator (DOC).