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There’s many ways to get involved with our environmental and economic efforts underway throughout the Midwest. Delta Institute hosts everything from informative webinars to fun events to project ribbon cutting ceremonies. We’d love to have you join us.

Delta Institute’s Board of Directors provides a balanced approach to governance and oversight while actively managing and guiding all organizational facets. Board meetings occur quarterly, with Board-led committee meetings also occurring quarterly in adjacent months. All Directors sign membership agreements that cover governance and philanthropic requirements. In return, Delta Institute provides personal and professional fulfillment, networking, and the opportunity to help shape a dynamic regional nonprofit.

Delta Institute recruits emerging professionals to volunteer on our associate board, the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs). The associate board, composed of up to 25 professionals from a wide array of sectors, collaboratively work to advance Delta’s mission by expanding our network of supporters, donors, and partners through events and initiatives that engage new and diverse audiences. The DELs’ recruitment cycle takes place each spring for one-year, renewable terms beginning July 1. Questions about joining the DELs? Please click here to email us or click the link below to learn more.

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Internships

Delta Institute is undertaking a fundamental incorporation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all recruitment efforts for staff, as well as for our governing and associate boards. We welcome learning more about organizational leaders who have diverse experience and a keen focus on equity and inclusion in their leadership. Please read more about our commitment to DEI.

Director, Programs

Location: Chicago, IL
A Director manages and provides leadership to a staff team delivering projects in multiple program areas, multiple administrative or organizational development functions or manages the day-to-day implementation of multiple programs for the Delta Institute. Directors play key leadership roles representing the organization, developing new programs and obtaining funding and other resources for the work within their assigned responsibilities.

Lead, Programs – Resilient Agriculture

Location: Chicago, IL
A Lead provides strategic leadership and vison to Delta’s strategic initiatives with a focus on developing concepts and funding strategies to meet our impact objectives. Leads provide deep technical, analytical and project development leadership across Delta’s strategic priority areas. A Lead develops and helps implement methodological frameworks for projects, as well as related research and relationships. In this role, a Lead collaborates with project teams to implement tasks as assigned. They raise funds for implementing project work that creates impact on Delta’s strategic priority areas.

Specialist, Programs

Location: Chicago, IL
As a Specialist, an employee will know what happens on the ground in the dynamic landscapes of the Midwest and Great Lakes. A Specialist will bring that robust experience to Delta while working within the team to implement a variety of projects that focus on changing how we think about the practices that we implement on the landscape, how we value the environmental impacts, and how to change the structural drivers to create large-scale impacts.

Delta Institute is undertaking a fundamental incorporation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all recruitment efforts for staff, as well as for our governing and associate boards. We welcome learning more about organizational leaders who have diverse experience and a keen focus on equity and inclusion in their leadership. Please read more about our commitment to DEI.

There are currently no internship
opportunities at Delta Institute.

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