Vice President of Development - Common Threads

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Sales/Business Development · FEATURED FULLTIME


Common Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is national in scope, with strong roots in each of our 13 major program locations. Now celebrating our 15th year, we are dedicated to promoting health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. We integrate our preventive health programs into school districts and community organizations to help combat the rising number of diet-related diseases and cultivate a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. We envision a community of learners that embraces healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy living as both a life choice and a human right. Common Threads is committed to making nutrition and cooking education programs an integral part of childhood education for all.

VP of Development: Position Overview
Common Threads is seeking a development executive to lead fundraising efforts across the country for our growing organization. The VP will work with the team to develop revenue from individual donors, institutional funders, including corporations, foundations, and government entities. The VP of Development makes recommendations on organizational strategy and works as a part of the organization’s Leadership Team to help advance Common Threads’ strategic plan. As a seasoned relationship manager, the VP of Development will prospect the organization’s revenue and be responsible for stewarding donors and managing the organization’s philanthropic pipeline. The VP will also collaborates with Common Threads leaders and front line staff to develop new revenue streams, including working with Program staff as they develop fee for service or co-investment partnerships.



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Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Common Threads’ EEO Statement:

Common Threads provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Common Threads complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Common Threads expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Common Threads’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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