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Director of Development
Project Six Internship


Director of Development

Project Six, a private nonprofit organization researching and investigating government corruption in Chicago and Illinois, is hiring a Director of Development to spearhead our fundraising efforts, growing both our revenue and donor base. The Development Director will be expected to be able to immediately begin reaching out to prospective and current donors interested in fighting corruption, championing government transparency and looking for new opportunities for mid and high-level donor outreach.

The development director will work with Project Six leadership to develop and execute short-term and long-term development strategies, develop and execute aggressive development goals and work with the Project Six Board and supporters to build the network of people investing in Project Six’s mission of implementing systemic corruption-fighting and transparency changes to Chicago and Illinois government.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and execute all fundraising efforts for Project Six.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with current and prospective major donors by promoting Project Six’s mission, work and achievements.
  • Develop metrics-based plans to reach out to new donors and meet weekly, monthly and yearly development goals.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential and prospective Project Six supporters and donors.
  • Work with the Project Six Board of Directors and existing Project Six donors and supporters to make contact and set up meetings with prospective mid and high level donors and foundation officers.
  • Identify and expand foundation grant opportunities for Project Six. Build relationships with foundations supporting good government nonprofit organizations. Write applications and follow up with foundations.
  • Work closely with Project Six’s communications and marketing director to write and review donor communications and collateral including email campaigns, some direct mail and other donor outreach.
  • Work with Project Six leadership to develop marketing collateral that will appeal to donors and supporters and introduce more people to Project Six.

Qualifications include:

  • 5 or more years of fundraising experience.
  • Proven proficiency in cultivating and strengthening donor relationships.
  • Ability to research, contact and build relationships with prospective donors.
  • Ability to make first contact with prospective donors or foundation officers to establish relationship.
  • Experience working with foundations and applying for nonprofit grants.
  • Proficiency in building donor communication outreach.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability in development strategy planning and execution.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and adjust strategies and tactics as new information arises.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a team and have positive, respectful and productive interactions with others.
  • Strong interest in government transparency and exposing government corruption at every level of Illinois government.
  • Willingness to travel.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to



Project Six Internship

Project Six, a private nonprofit organization researching and investigating government corruption in Chicago and Illinois, is offering internship opportunities for undergraduate students with an interest in learning more about the political sphere, government accountability and public policy.

Organization Description: Project Six is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to investigating government corruption, as well as reforming the systems that allow it inside Chicago’s City Hall and across Illinois.

Description of Internship: Interns will work closely with Project Six investigators to investigate and expose corrupt government practices.

Duties will include investigative research, data analysis and researching best practices in governmental management and accountability.

Project Six produces in-depth investigations into government corruption, as well as well-researched reports and commentary on government policy and the actions of elected officials in Chicago and Illinois—all through the lens of good government and preventing corruption.

Interns will assist investigators in the research and analysis required for all Project Six investigations, reports and writing. Gathering publicly available data from databases, submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and helping analyze both qualitative and quantitative data will be the biggest aspects of an intern’s day-to-day duties.

Project Six internships are unpaid. Fall and spring internships have a four-month duration, summer internships have a 2-month duration.

Requirements: Interns must be motivated and creative problem-solvers. Experience in Excel, Word and LexisNexis preferred. Writing experience preferred. Familiarity with Chicago and Illinois politics and government policy required.

For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter and current transcripts to:

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two or four-year college or university.