GRIP Outreach for Youth Director of Development Opportunity in Chicago

logoGRIP Outreach For Youth in Chicago seeks an experienced, highly engaging, and relational person to join their team as the new Director of Development. This position is a great opportunity for a person passionate about pouring into the lives of fatherless high-school students in Chicago, for a maturing Christ-follower excited by the prospect of Chicago teens growing into solid Christian adults who positively impact their communities, and for a hard- working individual who longs to be a difference maker in the world.

The Director of Development will represent the exciting initiatives, goals and strategies of GRIP to potential donors while managing relationships with an already solid donor base. Primary responsibilities include planning, initiating, developing, and implementing strategies to maximize donations from individual donors, businesses and organization. The ideal candidate for this position will have proven experience working with donor cultivation and major gift solicitation, will have demonstrated ability in managing high-level relationships, and will have benefited from a strong network of relationships. Marketing and communications experience is a plus.

life-on-lifeGRIP is one of the best things going in the city of Chicago. Plus, its ministry to high school youth is unparalleled. Founded in 2004 with the mission to “break the fatherless cycle through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships,” this growing non-profit offers signature programs such as SLAM (over 100 youth gather each Monday in a gymnasium on the campus of Moody Bible Institute), the Legacy Conference (a resource for equipping urban leaders), and Streetlights (an urban tailored audio Bible). Those programs open doors for Gospel sharing, relationship building, immersion in community, and prayer. They also serve the ultimate goal of dynamic and wholistic life-on-life relationships between fatherless youth and dedicated volunteers.

Chicago is a world-class city with its share of challenges and opportunities. On its good days, the city is a diverse and vibrant place to live – with great parks, transportation, museums, food, art, and music, plus easy access to Lake Michigan. On its more challenging days, it calls Christ-followers to not only pray, but step up and be part of the solution – and you will not be alone as the growing GRIP team currently includes sixteen full-time individuals. The GRIP offices are located just northwest of Chicago’s “Loop,” in the vibey West Town neighborhood.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact or apply here. Should you not have personal interest, please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues. Thanks in advance for any consideration you provide.

December 6, 2016

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