Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time




5537 N Broadway
United States


TPAN saves lives by providing services to people affected by HIV, Hepatitis C and other illnesses. Our services include testing, primary medical care through an onsite clinic partnership with Howard Brown Health, group and individual mental health services provide by our licensed staff therapists, case management that links our clients to insurance, prescription drug assistance programs and housing, and innovative prevention education programs tailored to those most at risk. TPAN's impact is felt across the country through its bi-monthly national magazine, Positively Aware, which provides cutting edge information about HIV-related research, medications and treatment and empowers those affected by HIV/AIDS and related conditions.



Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development is a member of the senior management team responsible for making strategic decisions affecting TPAN. In partnership with the CEO and the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. A successful candidate will help build new relationships and increase TPAN’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director of Development will design and implement a comprehensive business plan for developing key external alliances and cultivating individual and philanthropic support.


The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow TPAN’s budget through solicitation of major gifts, corporate and foundation support, special events

and grants. The position will be directly responsible for all private revenue.


The Director of Development will expand and diversify TPAN’s donor base and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. The Director of Development will also work closely with the Board of Directors as it takes on a more active fundraising role.



·    Work with the CEO, senior management team and development team to implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual and corporate giving, as well as foundation and government grants

·     Develop and implement a communications program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with current and potential donors and funders

·     Collaborate with the Director of Finance to develop and implement TPAN’s financial strategy

·     Coordinate the design and implementation of an individual giving campaign

·     Monitor all donor information, provide analysis to board and senior management team and report on progress to development team

·     Represent TPAN at community events and functions

·     Develop and maintain a portfolio of major donors

·     Supervise the development staff with respect to event management (including Ride For AIDS Chicago and Dining Out For Life), marketing and communications, foundation grants, and advertising sales



·     At least 5 years of professional experience in a non-profit organization, including demonstrated success in a development function involving managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources

·    Tangible experience with expanding and cultivating donor relationships

·    Excellent written and oral communication skills

·    Excellent organizational skills

·     Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of TPAN

·     Passion for TPAN’s mission

·     Strong time management skills

·     Demonstrated cultural competence in working with the LGBTQ community, people of color, and/or those affected by HIV/AIDS or related conditions

·    Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge, Power Point, Excel

·    Experience with developing and executing donor communications strategies

·    Proficiency with digital media preferred


 TPAN is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


TPAN makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, disability, HIV status or military service.


The purpose of this job description is to signify the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this function. Due to the nature of the organization, the responsibilities associated with this job may change from time to time in accordance with the organization’s needs. The organization reserves the right to assign or reassign duties as deemed necessary by the direct supervisor and management.



Salary is commensurate with experience.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Jessie Mott at The position is open until filled. No telephone inquiries.