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Staff Positions

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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Digital Content Specialist

To help maximize the value of the Make-A-Wish brand in Illinois, this role will be responsible for coordinating and deploying digital content that is frequent, high-quality, and strategically focused on mission delivery. This will include curating, procuring and creating content, implementing an editorial calendar and participating in analysis to determine successful approaches.

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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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Staff Accountant

Coordinates all payment processing and payment practices for the organization.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Engages and builds relationships with prospective and current volunteers throughout their volunteer experience in order to deepen their interaction with the Foundation and commitment to the mission. This includes stewarding volunteers through the application and onboarding process, coordinating volunteer placements for events, and assisting with recognition programs and other engagement efforts.

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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