Reports to: Matea Varvodic, Senior Director of External Affairs, OneGoal- Chicago
Start date: July 16, 2021
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Despite decades of work and millions of dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism. Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas.
COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.
As the Director of Development, Individual and Corporate Giving, your mission is to work with the Chicago External Affairs Team to ensure OneGoal-Chicago creates, refines, and saturates the local philanthropy community with a compelling vision for how OneGoal will work to close the college divide in our lifetime. You will help set and execute on both short- and long-term fundraising strategies that grow the region’s base of individual and corporate donors whose contributions will help us actualize our regional vision. As such, you pay keen attention to detail, embody our core values, and operate with a strong customer service and teamwork mentality. There may also be special projects/duties as assigned by manager.
You will do this by:
Though the Director of Development, Individual and Corporate Giving is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.
You are a strategist.
You are committed to the donor experience.
Execution is your wheelhouse.
You are a clear and direct communicator.
You are a team player.
Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 150 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?”
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays and 6 wellness days (flexible sick time).
*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.
You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.
Please use the “Apply For This Job Now” link at the bottom of this page to complete an application, which includes attaching an updated resume and cover letter explaining your passion and alignment to this position.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please reach out to our Human Assets Team to request an accommodation. Our Human Assets Team can be contacted at 773-321-2630 or HumanAssets@onegoalgraduation.org. You may also reach out to Leila El-Badawi directly at Leila.El-Badawi@onegoalgraduation.org or 773-916-4172.
OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.