State Policy Network
Illinois Policy Institute

300 S Riverside Plaza


Chicago, IL 60606


Mission Statement

The Illinois Policy Institute is an independent research and education organization generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois.

Year Founded



2015 Overton Award presented to Kristina Rasmussen; 2011 Roe Award presented to John Tillman

Springfield Office

802 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-528-8800



Director of Development, Liberty Justice Center

Location: Chicago, IL, or Virtual Office

Based in Chicago, the Liberty Justice Center works closely with the Illinois Policy Institute to protect economic liberty, private property rights, free speech and other fundamental rights in Illinois and beyond. The Center pursues its goals through strategic, precedent-setting litigation.

The Liberty Justice Center seeks an entrepreneurial, experienced fundraiser to scale our development efforts, growing both revenue and our base of support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with senior leadership to develop and execute the organization’s fundraising strategy
  • Grow a major gift program, including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors from across the country
  • Meet regularly with current and potential investors
  • Reviewing and/or writing donor communications and collateral
  • Oversee foundation relationships, including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements

Qualifications include:

  • 5 or more years of fundraising or similar relevant experience
  • Proficiency in the donor / client cultivation and solicitation cycle
  • Excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust strategies and tactics quickly in response to new information
  • Strong commitment to personal responsibility and free enterprise
  • Willingness to travel

Qualified candidates should submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your salary requirements and how your experience and background will ensure success in the position
  • Writing sample

Please include “Director of Development, LJC – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Lauren Skiver with Talent Market who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

Top Policy Issues

Criminal Justice Reform