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Scheherazade Tillet

Development Director ( A Long Walk Home)

Development Director

Job Description


A Long Walk Home (ALWH) is an art organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women. Two decades later, ALWH is our country’s foremost organization that empowers Black girls and young women to use their voices and artistic visions to organize themselves and their communities to be free of gender-based and racial violence. To manifest this vision, we have developed a powerful collective of artists, activists, healers, and scholars whom we train, collaborate with, and work together with to advocate for change.

We are currently looking for a Development Director to join the team.

To learn more about our vision and mission, please visit


A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH) is seeking a full-time Development Director who will be responsible for the fundraising efforts within an organization, building relationships, and securing philanthropic support that helps to fuel programs or projects. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director and Director of Operations and Partnership to identify, solicit, and steward gifts supporting A Long Walk Home, Inc.'s mission. This includes, but is not limited to, writing grants and reports, fundraising, database & records management, strategic planning, and major gift & donor support. ALWH revenue includes government, foundation, and corporate grants, event proceeds, and individual and corporate donations and sponsorships. The candidate must be prepared to make at least a 2-year commitment to this position.


45% Grant Writing – Solicits and writes grant proposals and reports for private foundations and corporations. Establishes short and long-range goals for unrestricted funding sources. Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to institutional donors. Researches public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations, and foundations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding.

10% Individual Donor Support and Coordinate and monitor Board of Directors – Produce major donor, board, and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, and scheduling and attending in-person visits.15% Manage Capital Campaign- Responsible for fundraising campaign strategy, preparing fundraising progress reports, and goals to board members, consultants, and volunteers5% Database and Records Management – Supervises and manages donor software; generates queries, reports, exports, and any other collection data as needed, i.e., Network for Good Ensures timely acknowledgment of gifts; manages and coordinates end-of-the-year fundraising campaign.


The Development Director works in a hybrid mode, mainly working remotely and meeting once a week in person for team meetings and in attendance at major programming events.

Attends quarterly board meetings


​Compensation is up to $85- $115k and commensurate with experienceRetirement plan, Generous vacation, Up to $1000 Professional Development, 100% ALWH paid Health and Dental Insurance provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois- PPO Plan. After three years, a 30-day paid sabbatical. The position is exempt, full-time, and reports to the Executive Director


How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted via email. No phone calls or snail mail, please. All applications must include (in PDF format) the following:

Phase 1: Send to by April 1, 2023, Subject Line: Development Director/YOUR NAME, Resume,Thoughtful cover letter (including how you became aware of this opportunity: job portal, referral, and share what most excites you about the job opportunity) Grant writing sample

Phase 2: Video Conference Call with ALWH Team Phrase

3: In-person interview with ALWH Team

We are hoping to make an offer by Early May. No calls, please.


A Long Walk Home, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled. A Long Walk Home, Inc. utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

We highly value diversity and encourage a woman of color to apply for the position.

Contact Info:
Porshe Garner
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago ( Hybrid Position)