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Our mission is to strive to improve the oral health of the communities we serve by providing resources for access to care programs and dental education.
The Chicago Dental Society Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Dental Society Foundation (CDS Foundation) is undertaking a search for its executive director. We have retained the Chicago-based executive recruiting firm of Kittleman & Associates, LLC, with extensive experience in nonprofit sector recruiting.
Established in 2007, the CDS Foundation is the philanthropic and charitable component of the Chicago Dental Society. The mission of the CDS Foundation is to improve the oral health of the public they serve by providing patient care for the underserved population and by supporting access to care programs, oral health literacy endeavors, and dental education activities.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the executive director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the CDS Foundation by working with the Board to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for fundraising programs and Foundation-administered grants. The Executive Director will seek to foster relationships within the CDS membership, the dental industry at large and other interested donors and funders, in support of the Foundation’s mission. S/he participates personally and sets the example for dynamic, aggressive fundraising; manages Foundation assets; and effectively partners with CDS, its leadership, and its staff. The Executive has the broad institutional experience and intellect necessary to motivate and lead a hands-on, operational Board of Trustees.
We seek a seasoned development executive who will be comfortable rolling up his/her sleeves to build a development program. A track record that has resulted in significant, measurable increases in giving is required.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for the mission of the Foundation. S/he will create and use marketing concepts to help fulfill the vision for the role. Candidates who can demonstrate their ability to actively seek out new prospect or donor relationships, who appreciate the cultivation and stewardship process and who can successfully close gift opportunities are most desired. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in proposal writing. The qualified candidate not only will enjoy both the big-picture strategic work required but also will directly handle all administrative functions required to sustain and grow the Foundation.
A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) and five-plus years related experience is required; a graduate degree is preferred. The ability to utilize all office software is required. Skills in GiftWorks is preferred. Experience with volunteer managed/governed organizations is required.
Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please email a current resume and letter of interest.
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A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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