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A Long Walk Home

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.

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.

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 experience
● Retirement 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
● Position is exempt, full-time, and reports to the Executive Director

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