Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Midwest

Chicago Opera Theater is searching for its next Director of Development. This position is responsible for the planning, execution, and evaluation of all fundraising activities: individual, corporate, foundation, government, and events. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Development will report to the General Director and work closely with the Managing Director, Department Heads, and the Board of Directors. They will collaborate closely with the Director of Marketing in the planning and coordination of patron-centered activities. The Director of Development will also lead the planning, organization, and implementation of the fundraising efforts of COT’s Board of Directors.

Salary range is $70,000 – $80,000 annually plus health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; paid family leave; life insurance; 403(b) plan; complimentary tickets; and other benefits. Relocation assistance available for out-of-town candidates. COT employees currently work a flexible, hybrid (remote & in-person) schedule, with a dedicated space at WeWork, 1 S Dearborn, Chicago, IL. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is full-time salaried, exempt.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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