Ingenuity currently has one exciting opportunity available for you to join our team as we work to provide equitable, high-quality arts education to all CPS students:

♦ MANAGER, individual donor engagement

Ingenuity’s development team is comprised of two highly collaborative leaders who partner to design and implement the organization’s year-over-year fundraising strategy and initiatives.

In addition to partnering on overall development strategy, the Manager of Individual Donor Engagement will craft a plan for significant growth and development of Ingenuity’s individual giving and special event fundraising. Key responsibilities include: Individual Fundraising (60%), including prospecting and cultivation, solicitation, stewardship; and Leadership and Strategy (40%), including collaborative development strategy, liaising with the Ingenuity Board, and mission-centered fundraising and donor engagement.

To be considered for the Manager of Individual Donor Engagement position, please review the full position description and submit requested application materials via e-mail to  Applications will close December 3, 2021(updated deadline).



Ingenuity hosts high-performing interns interested in the intersection of education and arts education, youth development, public policy and school reform. Interns support all of Ingenuity’s areas of focus, and they receive a rich learning experience including participation in sector meetings, planning for Ingenuity Institutes, and supporting various research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Explore internship opportunities:

Partnerships & Learning Internship

Communications & Advocacy Internship


What interns have to say about their experience with Ingenuity:

“Designing the Partner Starter Institute allowed me to work with a range of staff members as I created the invitation list, developed content, spread the word, and finally executed. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a dynamic project as it has greatly prepared me for the next step.”

“I plan to continue working in the public education sector, advancing District policy through programming and advocacy efforts. I am eager for what is to come and cannot wait to see Ingenuity enter the next phase of their work. Thank you for a great summer!”

“Interning at Ingenuity was a challenging extension of my graduate studies that exposed me to strategic thinking and innovation in the Chicago education arena. I was immediately welcomed into the team and experienced a fantastic office culture that valued the input of all staff members. I left the internship as a more critical thinker because of the opportunities I had to contribute extensively to the Data & Research and Public Policy initiatives. If you want an internship experience that integrates you within the team and organizes your work so you maximize your time with the company, look no further than the team at Ingenuity.”

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