The Chicago Area Director is responsible for developing and managing The Trust for Public Land’s programmatic activities in this region. The principal geographic focus will be the city of Chicago, but will also include surrounding counties and towns that comprise the Chicago metropolitan region.
The Trust for Public Land’s work in Chicago has been associated with The 606, a signature project for Trust for Public Land, both locally and nationally. A primary responsibility for the new Director will be to complete the development and fundraising associated with this project. Beyond this, the Director will be responsible for developing a vision and 5- to 7-year strategic plan that identifies future programs and projects for The Trust for Public Land in Chicago.
In all of this work, the Area Director manages and mentors the operations staff and works in close collaboration with the Area Deputy Director and Director of Philanthropy to raise funding to support the office’s programs and operating costs. The Area Director is also responsible for working with public/non-profit partners, major donors, the local Advisory Board, and others within the Trust for Public Land organization to enhance opportunities for success of the office and its program. The individual must demonstrate a proven track record working with key individuals in the philanthropic community.