Chicago Debates envisions a world in which Chicago youth are empowered to find their voice, succeed in college and career, and become leaders in their community. Since its inception in 1995, Chicago Debates’ Chicago Public Schools partnership has grown from an initial five high schools on the south side to over 90 middle and high schools throughout the city. Chicago Debates has become one of the most competitive policy urban debate leagues in the country, and a national model for other urban leagues. To learn more, please visit www.chicagodebates.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Chicago Debates’ first ever Director of Development (DOD) will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that ensures Chicago Debates has the resources necessary to fulfill its mission and meet its strategic priorities. The DOD will provide strategic leadership to diversify, strengthen, and increase philanthropic contributions with a focus on individual, corporate, and foundation giving.
Reporting to Executive Director Dr. Toinette Gunn, the DOD will be an enthusiastic, relationship-focused team member who will work with Board and staff leadership to encourage donor engagement resulting in maximum philanthropic investment in the organization’s mission and programs.