Development Director Yachad Chicago: 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Plans, directs, and implements all aspects of annual campaign development activities for Chicago community.  


Regular duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Create, develop and implement annual campaign with quantifiable goals, strategies and measurable outcomes.  
  • Plan and organize annual fundraising activities including; annual gala or similar program, year- end giving day effort and new outreach events such as parlor meetings, “friendraisers”, face to face solicitations and other events aimed at expanding the reach of Yachad Chicago.   
  • Along with Yachad’s Foundation department, research new Foundations and grant opportunities while simultaneously expanding Yachad’s relationship with Federation and current foundation supporters, resulting in increased dollars for the organization.  
  • Develop and implement strategies to significantly expand and build upon the current pipeline of major donors. Cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors through face-to-face solicitations, dinners and other innovative events.   
  • Work along with the Director to create an environment which boosts Yachad’s visibility and creates a culture of giving within the Chicago community. 
  •   Partner with the Director of Yachad Chicago to market and raise funds for the most critical programs for the region.  
  • Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in significant development role.  
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an annual campaign strategy.  
  • Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting five figure donors.  
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work independently.  
  • Ability to work well within a National structure. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and writing skills.  
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community is essential and understanding and belief in the mission of Yachad is helpful.   
  • Salary commensurate with experience.