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Jobs and Fellowships


Current Job Postings:

Friends of the Chicago River

Job Title: Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director

Date Revised: March 14, 2022

Position Overview: Friends of the Chicago River is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic fundraising professional to serve as director of development for our award-winning environmental organization. The director of development leads Friends of the Chicago Rivers’ fundraising efforts, including revenue development from foundation, corporate, government, and individual sources. They provide strategic direction as well as day-to-day-oversight of all fundraising and earned income activities. They also handle numerous implementation aspects of Friends’ development priorities. The director of development works in close partnership with and is under the supervision of the executive director. As the only organization exclusively dedicated to improving and protecting the Chicago River and its watershed, Friends seeks an individual who is committed to the environment and views the river as an important part of the history, culture, and future of the Chicago region.

APPLY TO: jobs@chicagoriver.org Please email a resume and cover letter as a PDF file describing: 1) your interest in this position, 2) the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, and 3) three references to the attention of Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director at jobs@chicagoriver.org No applications will be considered without a personalized cover letter detailing the applicant’s specific interest in this position. Please use the subject line: Director of Development. No calls, direct emails, or USPS mail please.