Board Director

GiGi's Playhouse

Posted: 10/22/2020

Position Type: Board

Function: Strategic Planning

Primary domain: Education

City: Chicago

Postal code: 60010

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

GiGi’s Playhouse was created to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis and send a global message of acceptance for all. There a 50+ GiGi's Playhouses across 23 states that provide an array of therapeutic, educational, social and support services to 25,000+ individuals with Down syndrome.  GiGi’s is at the forefront of driving innovation for the disability community.  For example, GiGi’s has partnered with Microsoft’s AI practice to help develop a physical therapy regiment to address hypotonia, a common condition associated with Down syndrome.  Moreover, GiGi’s created a virtual platform (“GiGi’s At Home”) through which to deliver its services to complement its bricks & mortar locations in light of COVID. GiGi’s At Home already has a programmatic reach of thousands of end-users located in 20+ countries across 6 continents.  GiGi’s is 99% volunteer run and delivers over 200,000 hours of services per annum, 100% of which are free of charge to families.

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Executive Board of GiGi’s Playhouse is twelve member governing body charged with providing oversight of the executive leadership team and strategic direction for the organization.  Gigi's is a high growth non-profit with national reach but local impact. It is a well-established non-profit that is well funded yet has retained a start-up, high growth orientation that encourages innovation and piloting creative ideas. Executive Board members provide input across a range of organization dimensions, including strategy, finance, development, marketing, technology and governance.  The Executive Board meets 4-6 times per year, and at other times via committees.  Board meetings are held in person (and virtually) at its corporate office in Hoffman Estates, IL, a suburb of Chicago. While most Board members live in the Chicago area, a growing number live out of state and geographic proximity is not a requirement.


Candidates need to have i) significant professional experience and strategic acumen commensurate with a board director role, ii) an emotional connection to the mission, and iii) bandwidth to invest the time to make an impact. 



Not Specified


Unpaid Board Position

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please send resume or linkedIn profile along with a brief statement of interest to Bret Bowerman at [email protected]


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