Fundraising & Advancement Career Opportunities in Illinois

Postings include: Champaign-Urbana, Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Peoria, Danville, Mattoon, Charleston & Effingham
Contact: To have your organization’s open development positions posted here and in the AFPECI newsletter, please contact Krista Kimme.
Fee: $30 per posting for AFP members and $50 for non-members.



Director of Development  |  Salt & Light Ministry
The mission of Salt & Light is to share the love of God by fighting poverty with dignity through programming that engages, empowers, and equips for lasting change. The Director of Development fulfills this mission by establishing and executing an integrated strategy for donor relations, external communication, and fundraising. Responsibilities include identifying, researching, developing and maintaining relationships with donors and supporters in order to fund the operations of Salt & Light, and fuel its mission. Donors include private foundations, corporations, individuals and churches. Supporters include key external constituents and the general public. Click here for a full job description.

CEO | Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO.

The CEO acts in partnership with the Board of Directors to achieve agreed outcomes in all council functions and activities.  The CEO will implement the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and execution of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals.  In addition, the CEO will ensure that diversity is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.

Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the Council’s large service area.  The CEO’s important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the Council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority.  The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.

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Development Director  |  Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is seeking an experienced fund developer who has been successful with major gifts, planned giving and leaving a legacy.

The Development Director has the opportunity to work with staff, the Board of Trustees and philanthropic individuals and corporations to make a real difference. The Development Director should be persuasive and eager to develop solid long-term relationships with current and prospective donors.

The position is intended to be full-time but there is flexibility. Attendance at before- and after-hours meetings and events is expected. The right individual should know our area, have the ability to travel throughout east central Illinois and the desire to continue the great work of our organization.

You have to be a good communicator – both orally and in writing – and be thoroughly familiar with social media as a development tool.

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Director of Development |  Macon Resources, Inc.

Under administrative direction of the Executive Director and as a member of the Management Team, the Director of Public Relations and Development is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of public information and education; marketing; resource development, fundraising and the cultivation of potential givers and private funding opportunities; web-site maintenance; customer service; and internal communication.  Plans and develops fundraising strategies and oversees all aspects of fundraising programs. Click here for a full job description.