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Staff Positions

Manager – Walk Events

Make-A-Wish Illinois is seeking a Manager - Walk Events to lead and grow our statewide Walk for Wishes program (currently consisting of four walks per year). The individual will be responsible for all logistics, fundraising, and volunteer committee management in order to engage our community and raise funds through one-of-a-kind walk events. Additionally, this person will manage relationships with other endurance race events who partner with Make-A-Wish.

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Wish Coordinator

This position works directly with our volunteers and wish families to create high-impact wish experiences for children facing critical illnesses. Primary responsibility is to coordinate and plan all logistics for wish experiences in conjunction with our volunteer Wish Granters while maintaining accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and timeliness standards.

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Associate Director of Individual Giving

Responsible for the oversight and direction of the Individual Giving program (including major gifts, annual fund, community-based fundraising, and planned giving). Develops programmatic solutions to support the Fund Development Strategy. Manages a team of gift officers in pursuit of increasing revenue in an efficient and sustainable manner. Independently develops and manages a portfolio of potential high-impact donors.

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Gift Officer – Individual and Family Foundations

Manages the submission of family foundation grants and develops a portfolio of relationships with family foundations. Develops and manages direct response and digital fundraising programs for individual gifts. Collaborates with Make-A-Wish America on all direct marketing appeals. 

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Medical Outreach Coordinator

Coordinates all eligibility paperwork with medical professionals, social workers, and child life specialists during referral and wish granting processes. Conducts stewardship activities to deepen relationships with existing and potential referral sources in the medical community. Assists Medical Outreach Manager with increasing referrals from the medical community.

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474