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Emily Macaluso

Vice President of Development

The Vice President (VP) of Development is a full-time position, reporting to the President and CEO and collaborating with the Board of Trustees to lead the Harris Theater’s successful contributed revenue program. The VP of Development produces the Theater’s fundraising strategy and develops the roadmap for success by leading the Development team to meet the department's annual revenue and donor relations goals.

Working with the visionary and dedicated Harris Board of Trustees and talented staff, the VP of Development guides the strategic fundraising efforts for a portfolio of contributed revenue streams, including individual, foundation, government, corporate philanthropy, and special events. The VP of Development stewards and nurtures relationships with existing funders, cultivates and solicits new funders, and delivers best practices in nonprofit philanthropy. The VP of Development will set and execute a plan for growing contributed revenue for the Theater especially as it looks toward its 20th anniversary season (2023-24), building both the operational and team structure to support and sustain that growth.

As a vital member of the senior leadership team, the VP of Development collaborates in setting annual and long-term organizational goals, enjoys representing the Theater externally in the community, and advocates for a thriving company culture. This individual values collaboration, artistic integrity, an organizational culture of belonging, and respect, and brings these values into their day-to-day work.

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Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago