Civic Consulting Alliance is a nonprofit organization bringing together collaborative, pro bono investments to get big things done for Chicago. Our mission is to make the Chicago region a great place for everyone to live in and work.
Chicago is one of the world’s greatest cities, beloved by those who call it home. At the same time, our city is faced with essential challenges rooted in inequitable systems - violence, injustice, poverty, and opportunity gaps - that are complex, interconnected, and have no quick fixes.
Civic Consulting Alliance has an effective model for addressing systemic problems and achieving lasting change - we leverage the power of public-private collaboration, and a unique approach to management consulting, to channel Chicago’s proud history of civic engagement. Philanthropy fuels our experienced staff, whose dedication is amplified by our best-in-class pro bono partners’ generous commitments. For every dollar we invest in staff, we provide triple in pro bono services to our clients, with nearly $15 million invested in our region’s thorniest challenges annually since 2010. We are the best at what we do, and uniquely qualified and positioned with the trust, experience, and credibility needed to succeed. We serve as an invaluable component of our region’s civic infrastructure, and we aspire to remake systems to be more just, equitable, and resilient.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Development Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and serve as a member of Civic Consulting Alliance’s growing Development and Communications Team (which also includes our Senior Associate of Development and Communications, with part-time support from an Operations Associate, and a client-facing Associate Principal, and Associate). Furthermore, they will collaborate closely with Civic Consulting Alliance’s leadership (Chief Executive Officer, Management Team, and Board) to develop and implement fundraising strategies to support the organization’s strategic plan.
We expect that the success of this Development Director will rely on achieving excellence in three areas:
- Innovating to develop and implement responsive strategies for fundraising
- Modeling a holistic and authentic approach to developing meaningful and lasting relationships with Civic Consulting Alliance donors
- Thriving in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization that relies on close collaboration