From its core programs for children and adults with intellectual challenges in the Chicago area, to its international consulting work, Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with disabilities and touches the lives of many more family members, peers, supporters, and other stakeholders around the globe.
Keshet’s local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 volunteer leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organization’s mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential. Keshet’s $10 million budget includes $5 million in state funding and program income, and greater than $3 million raised FY20-21 through the development department.
The Director of Development is a seasoned manager who will lead Keshet’s comprehensive fundraising efforts as the organization continues on its path of growth. The successful candidate will have a strong annual and major gifts background, will build and grow relationships and rapport with key stakeholders and funders, and will excel as a member of a team who develops supervisees. As a management level, core member of the administrative team, the Director of Development reports to and partners closely with the President & CEO and will initially supervise one direct report.