Institute for Therapy through the Arts
Evanston, IL, or Remote
Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) believes that each person is unique and brings their individual experiences, strengths and challenges to the therapy process. ITA’s approach is customized to accommodate each unique individual served through art, dance, movement, drama and music therapies. ITA’s therapeutic team provides creative solutions to life’s challenges whether they be emotional, physical or neurological. People of all ages benefit from these therapies, including those with developmental challenges, autism, mental illness, emotional distress, neurological disorders and histories of trauma. The ITA mission guides its daily work: To empower individuals, families and communities to grow and heal through the creative arts therapies by inspiring change and wellness, strengthening health in community organizations, cultivating achievement in school settings and forging leadership in the Creative Arts Therapy fields.
ITA seeks an experienced part-time Director of Major Gifts (DMG) to drive the growth of the organization’s comprehensive fundraising program, to include strategy development, prospect identification, major gift development, donor stewardship, planned giving, and special events. The DMG, who will report to and collaborate closely with the Executive Director, will play a critical role in the overall financial growth of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of eight years of fundraising experience with a proven history of success in creating thoughtful campaign strategies, one-on-one major gift solicitations and high-level donor cultivation and stewardship. This driven self-starter will be charged with creating individual cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for all prospective and current major donors.