Managing Director of Development (CYC)

About the Opening

Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Chicago, Myetie Hamilton, the Managing Director of Development oversees all aspects of City Year Chicago’s comprehensive development strategy and implementation and is responsible for leveraging the resources, talents, and skills of the philanthropic sector to support City Year’s efforts to create change and opportunity.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with demonstrated success in generating revenue, leading a team of fundraising professionals, and providing strategic oversight for a complex philanthropic program. Candidates who are passionate about the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of thousands of Chicago’s school children and the next generation of leaders are encouraged to apply. 

Specific Requirements Include:

  • A minimum of seven years of fundraising experience in roles demonstrating increased levels of responsibility; three or more years managing a multi-functional team.
  • Proven ability to solicit and secure 6 or 7 figure gifts.
  • Experience working closely with an Executive Director/CEO, Leadership team, and Board Leadership in a complex agency, supporting and guiding them in managing major donor relationships.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue.
  • Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Managers and Directors in creation and implementation of multi-faceted operating plans.
  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Chicago’s philanthropic community and the educational sector are strongly preferred.

City Year is committed to diversity and seeks to foster gender and racial-ethnic equity and inclusion within its leadership and staff. Persons of all gender expressions and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply. This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits.

City Year is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.




To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.


This search is being managed by Laura Weinman, Vice President, and Megan DeVoe, Senior Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to [email protected].


KEES is a consulting and executive search firm that builds transformative nonprofit teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of executive search, leadership development, interim staffing and human resources services and support.


City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year AmeriCorps members serve full time in high-need urban schools, where they partner with teachers and education leaders to provide high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. In 1994, City Year, Inc. selected Chicago as one of three cities for the first national expansion of the City Year program. Over the last 26 years, City Year Chicago has responded to the increasing need to serve Chicago Public Schools and children living in Chicago's south and west si

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