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Funds Development Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$103,103 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Funds Development Director is $103,103 a year and $50 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Funds Development Director is between $72,478 and $127,965. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Funds Development Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates ongoing and special project funding programs for museum, zoo, public broadcasting station, or similar institution: prepares statement of planned activities and enlists support from members of institution staff and volunteer organizations.
  • Develops public relations materials to enhance institution image and promote fund raising program.
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institution ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts, and knowledge of community.
  • Plans and coordinates fund drives for special projects.
  • Assigns responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of staff, volunteer organizations, and governing body according to special interests or capabilities.
  • Organizes direct mail campaign to reach other potential contributors.
  • Plans and coordinates benefit events, such as banquets, balls, or auctions.
  • Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Informs potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution.
  • Researches public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding for research, community service, or other projects.
Funds Development Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 233,730

Estimated population of Funds Development Director jobs: 4,873

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Funds Development Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Director of Development
Jun 13
Pat Tillman Foundation
Director of Development The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) unites and empowers remarkable military ... You make compelling asks and know how to prospect as well as close funding opportunities. You ...
Director Of Development
May 29
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Regular, Full TimeReports to: CEO The Director of Development (DOD) serves as a key leadership team ... Develop messaging and submit to prospective sponsors for funding considerationReview gift reports ...
Director Of Development
Jun 3
2Blades Foundation
Director of Development position: 2Blades Foundation is seeking an entrepreneurial development ... The organization has supported itself successfully for 15 years on grant funding, commercial ...
Site Director
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
The Site Director is responsible for the overall leadership of developmentally appropriate early learning/school-aged programs including compliance with all applicable licensing and funding ...
Director, Finance - Cardiac and Neuroscience Service Lines
May 28
Chicago, United States
Rush University Medical Center
... and program development within the service lines. The individual who holds this position ... Provides analysis of funds flow, run rate, P&L, and Axiom reporting. Partners with faculty members ...
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