Director of Development

The Better Government Association (BGA) is a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization and civic advocate working for transparency, efficiency, and accountability in government in Chicago and across Illinois. The BGA is seeking a charismatic, creative development professional to expand philanthropy during a transformational phase of organizational growth.

The Director of Development, as a member of the BGA’s Leadership Team, will strengthen relationships with existing donors while identifying and engaging a new generation of philanthropists. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of progressive development experience, with proven success in individual and institutional giving, campaigns, and events. Candidates with prior experience working in journalism, public advocacy or public interest fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Please read the complete OPPORTUNITY GUIDE to learn more. The BGA is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and strongly encourages applicants of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, veterans and/or those from immigrant backgrounds to apply for this position.

Please apply through this link and not on this website. This search is being managed by Laura Weinman, Vice President, and Christine Eddy, Project Manager, of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

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