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Post Date:  Dec 1, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  15529
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


We are seeking a proven and dynamic leader with a track record of effective fundraising meeting targeted goals to increase revenue towards the operation of the business.  This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement and will take the foundation of relationships and philanthropy that has been started over the last two years to develop and implement a fundraising plan with the goal of raising $1M in one year.  This is a bold and audacious goal that accounts for only 1% of the organizations operating revenue and can be achieved with the right leader.  This position will leverage our existing stakeholders, board members and supporters to develop and execute a robust plan that will meet the identified fundraising plan.



  • This position will complete deep research on donor potential for our mission, both individual and corporate sponsorship to identify new donors for cultivation, access past ones and identify the link to their giving patterns.
  • In partnership with executive management team, this position will facilitate engagement  donors and determine which ones need further development with senior leaders and/or board members.
  • This position will support the executive management’s relationships to leverage large gifts, annual appeals, and any and all event sponsorships and support.
  • Develops  the communication strategy, including social media,  to create a culture of philanthropy that includes donor and volunteer engagement.
  • This position will work with the SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement to staff the development committee of the board, identify new potential board candidates focused on philanthropy and will support all annual development activities.
  • Keeps current with all fundraising opportunities through participation in organizations e.g. forefront and other national leaders, new trends and educational opportunities.
  • This position will work with the existing PT grant writer as needed for larger grant opportunities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communication, management or a related field in human/social service; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ direct fundraising experience, including but not limited to capital campaigns, event planning, planned giving, major giving and individual donor development; healthcare or non-profit fundraising; and foundation grants.
  • Bring with them a network of past supporters and a strong understanding of how to keep them engaged with the mission of the organizations.
  • Passion for the field of substance use disorder preferred.



  • Ability to lift up to 10 – 20 pounds to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as files and other office materials.
  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively in person or by telephone in order to gather and exchange information and provide direction.
  • Ability to type and proofread documentation.
  • Ability to respond to telephone calls, emails, and hear speech.
  • May be required to stoop and bend when handling computer equipment, troubleshooting system problems, etc.
  • Ability to check and verify data and error messages from printed form and computer monitor display.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and monitor display to enter, retrieve and/or audit information and data.
  • Travel to meet external parties and coordinate events.



Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. 

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago