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Changing Worlds
Part-time Development & Communications Administrator


Posted: October 9, 2017
Closes: November 3, 2017

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to careers@changingworlds.org.

Changing Worlds is a Chicago-based not for profit organization that fosters inclusive communities through oral history, writing and arts programs in school and community settings. The organization seeks an Part-Time Development and Communications Administrator to join its team.

The Development and Communications Administrator leads the coordination of special events fundraising, individual giving, corporate relations, community engagement, and broader communications. The Administrator assists the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Volunteers in tracking and managing the organization’s individual and corporate giving, event- based fundraising, direct mail appeals and major donor management and cultivation activities. The Administrator is a critical member of Changing Worlds’ team and ensures all staff and program personnel have a consistent framework for marketing and communication materials and messages. The Development and Communications Administrator reports to the Executive Director.

Special Events

  • Conceptualize, plan and execute dynamic, mission-centered activities and events for individual donor prospects and renewals (e.g. “ask” breakfasts, house parties, donor recognition receptions) in partnership with Executive Director, Board of Directors and event committees that raise funds, awareness and visibility of the organization.
  • Oversee the coordination and achievement of Changing Worlds Annual Benefit and other fundraising events to include, event concept development, supporting the sponsorship procurement process, producing materials, publicity, facilities, supplies and volunteer recruitment, training and coordination and follow up activities, including acknowledgement.

Individual and Corporate Giving

  • Process gifts and manage all gift information. Track giving activity in database, ensure all database information is current/correct, and create acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
  • Coordinate all donor solicitations and communications including the annual and summer appeals, crowdfunding campaign, special fundraising campaigns and event invitations.
  • Support individual and corporate fundraising programs at various giving levels.
  • Manage the plans/timelines and strategies aimed at increasing the donor base, average donor gift size and total funding support secured from all donors in order to achieve annual financial goals.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to coordinate the development of an individual giving and corporate fundraising plan including donor prospect identification, cultivation, acknowledgement and solicitation.
  • Manage the organization’s donor database and work directly with the Office Manager to ensure (data entry, income processing, acknowledgments) ensuring that individual donor information, solicitation, acknowledgement and giving histories are current and accurate; using data to analyze and formulate plans to inform individual giving strategies as necessary.
  • Prepare monthly reports on progress towards goals and key metrics achieved.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the organization’s annual marketing and communications plan.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic program collateral materials and strategies including the Annual Report, organizational brochures and e-newsletters.
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Program Team to ensure all program communications are aligned with Changing Worlds’ brand, identity and overall communications strategy.
  • Create content and manage social media sites and the organizational website.
  • Develop metrics, goals and supporting analytics to measure return on investment of marketing and individual giving strategies and campaigns.

Community Engagement

  • Support the Ten Thousand Ripples Program by working with the Peace and Art Consultant in marketing and coordinating the program.
  • Market and coordination other community engagement programs such as corporate event and traveling exhibits.

Key Skills include:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and team oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, with a keen ability to connect with multiple and diverse audiences.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field or an equivalent level of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing.
  • 2-3 years’ experience of successful nonprofit fundraising and communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet critical deadlines, working both independently and as a team member.
  • Intermediate computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor tracking software, and e-communications.
  • Highly skilled in managing a vast array of social media sites.

Changing Worlds provides employees with competitive compensation, paid vacation, sick and holiday pay, as well as access to the companies medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

 

 

 

 

Indo-American Center
Adult Education Instructor


Posted: October 20, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to rsharma@indoamerican.org as soon as possible.

Responsibilities: The English Instructor will be responsible for the instruction of the literacy (pre-beginner) English as a Second Language (ESL) class. Specifically, the English Instructor will:

  1. Develop lesson plans that accommodate a wide variety of learning styles.
  2. Plan creative, appropriate classroom activities that increase learners’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
  3. Teach ESL 5 days/week
  4. Incorporate learners’ prior experiences, cultural heritage, and community resources into instructional plans.
  5. Participate in other events such as field trips or a volunteer in-service training.
  6. Participate in professional development and online/in-person trainings

Literacy Works
Development Director


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (recent grant proposal) to jobs@litworks.org.

About Literacy Works:

Literacy Works strives to build​ a strong network of adult literacy programs, connect​ learners and tutors to opportunities, and empower​ diverse organizations to effectively serve adults with low literacy. Each year, we train hundreds of volunteer tutors to teach reading, writing, math, and English language skills; strengthen organizations to meet the needs of their low-literate participants; and directly teach adult learners via innovative residency programs.

Description: Literacy Works is seeking a creative and self-directed development professional to lead and implement all fundraising efforts.

Literacy Works promotes a strong work/life balance for our employees including generous paid time off. The Development Director will work primarily from home. While this is a 40 hour/week position, we allow for a flexible schedule within reason. We pride ourselves on a team-oriented and supportive workplace culture.

The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and implement strategies for foundation and corporation giving, including writing grant proposals, tracking requests, submitting reports, and acknowledging donations.
  • Conduct prospect research for further funding from institutional donors; maintain a grants calendar.  
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with donors and prospective donors, including individuals, major donors, corporations, and foundations.
  • Manage external print and electronic communications projects from concept to completion, including mail appeals, e-blasts, annual reports, videos, press releases, brochures, event invitations, and appeals. Update donor-related content on our WordPress website.
  • Work closely with Executive Director and program staff to identify program goals, outcomes, activities and budgets.
  • Play a key role in program evaluation to ensure robust data is available to funders.
  • Lead the board and staff in producing fundraising events.
  • Participate in organizational budgeting.
  • Maintain a donor database; create queries and reports that inform individual giving strategies.
  • Report to the board of directors on fundraising-related matters and serve as the staff liaison on the board fundraising and marketing committees.
  • Recruit and supervise in-kind professionals who assist with photography, graphic design, and other branding/communications initiatives.Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have:
    • Five years of nonprofit development experience, including grant writing.
    • Outstanding writing, creative communication, and organizational abilities.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to work under deadlines with little supervision and to maintain close adherence to funding/reporting schedule.
    • A pro-active, visionary, and independent work style.
    • Familiarity with institutional giving in Chicago.
    • Proficiency with MS Office, Google apps, and social media platforms. Experience with Constant Contact and WordPress a plus.
    • Knowledge of CRM databases.  Experience with Salesforce a plus.
    • Experience in program planning and evaluation.
    • Positive outgoing personality; ability to work closely with small staff and board.
    • Eagerness to network on behalf of Literacy Works and the field of adult education.
    • Experience with community-based organizations a plus
    • A bachelor’s degree (required).

 

Reading in Motion
Director of Development


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to: hr@readinginmotion.org.

Description: Reading In Motion, a growing, nationally recognized early literacy organization, is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) to lead its $1.8 million fundraising efforts in collaboration with a highly committed Board of Directors and a strong staff team.

The Director of Development is responsible for creating and overseeing a comprehensive development program, securing major gifts from new and existing individual major donors, cultivating existing and potential board members, event planning and oversight, and managing the development staff.

While the Director’s individual focus will be on activating the Board and on growing major gifts, the DoD will also oversee the development staff’s efforts to grow foundation grants and corporate sponsorships.

The Director of Development reports to, and will collaborate closely with, the Executive  Director, and is a key member of the senior management team responsible for creating RIM’s long-term strategy.

The Director of Development manages and mentors two staff members, the Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations and the Manager of Annual Giving and Database, along with an independent grant writer.

The ideal candidate is an effective fundraiser that thrives on the responsibility of driving the organizations fundraising targets.  Strong candidates will have a proven track record in securing major gifts, identifying and acquiring new donors, a willingness to develop and leverage the Board as well as a personal passion for education and the arts.

This is an excellent opportunity for a successful development professional interested in leading the fundraising strategy of a metrics-driven organization focused on expanding its impact both in Chicago and nationally.

See full description here.

The Graide Network
Inside Sales Development Representative 


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to Liz at liz@thegraidenetwork.com.

Description: Sales Development Representatives will have a responsibility of email marketing and cold calls and setting a minimum of 3-5 qualified meetings a week. The role involves a lot of time on the phone, as well as scouting district websites (and other resources) for contacts and research. As our first SDR, you will work closely with our co-founder and COO, who will be tasked with closing the deal once a meeting is set by the Sales Development Rep. See full description here.

Communities In Schools of Chicago
Student Supports Manager


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@chicagocis.org. Please write “Student Supports 2017” in the subject line.

Description: Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is seeking a Student Supports Manager (SSM) to implement our integrated student services program. CIS of Chicago places SSMs in CPS school sites to provide integrated student services addressing both school-wide prevention, education and enrichment priorities as well as targeted and sustained support and interventions for individual students. Each school-based SSM will work in one school in Chicago to establish and maintain this school-based program. See full description here.

Schuler Scholar Program
School Director


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send resume to Amanda Marshall, Director of Recruiting at HR@schulerprogram.org

Description: The Schuler Scholar Program seeks a School Director who will provide consistent leadership for the program based at our partnership high school located in Zion, IL. Qualified candidates will be ambitious, results-oriented, highly organized, energetic, and committed to the future of the organization and the young people who are accepted into the program. Strong leadership qualities, highly developed interpersonal skills, and an understanding of the value of highly selective colleges and universities are important.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the professional and effective operation of all aspects of the program
  • Manage two permanent staff members and four AmeriCorps service volunteers
  • Oversee a caseload of 60 students
  • Provide leadership for all school-based programs and projects
  • Manage the Scholar selection process
  • Serve as liaison to the Schuler administrative team
  • Serve as liaison to the high school administrative team, teachers, and counselors
  • Facilitate after-school programs as needed
  • Keep the appropriate parties apprised of all issues, problems, and recommendations as they may arise
  • Participate in community outreach as needed
  • Ensure strong parent/guardian communication
  • Collaborate with team members to facilitate seminars/programs for Scholars and their families
  • Ensure that student performance is tracked and evaluated and that student data is collected and stored on proprietary database.
  • Monitor and report data specific to the program

See full description here.

Schuler Scholar Program
Educational Counselor 


Posted: October 3, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: HR@schulerprogram.org.

Description: We seek an Educational Counselor (EC) who will provide guidance on a group and individual basis to Scholars at one of our partnership high schools. The EC holds the Scholar accountable to meeting Schuler’s high expectations, including leading honest, sometimes challenging conversations about academic progress and Scholarly behavior. The focus of the work is on academics and establishing trust with Scholars. While building these relationships, the EC gathers relevant information from Schuler staff and high school teachers and counselors to effectively guide the Scholar throughout his or her high school career. The EC is an advocate for Scholars and supports each Scholar’s identity as well as intellectual curiosity. The EC is part of a collaborative schoolbased team that includes a School Director, College Counselor and Scholar Coaches. The position is full time.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the four-year planning process for each Schuler Scholar. Advise on course selection consistent with the Schuler Scholar Program requirements and goals. Monitor academic performance, program attendance, study habits and Scholar-teacher relationships.
  • Maintain regular communication with parents, teachers, Schuler staff, and school administrators.
  • Help plan and implement programs including: summer leadership camp, fall orientation, sophomore and junior enrichment series, essay-writing workshops, civic and cultural exposures, and Transitions to High School workshops.
  • Provide administrative support including: updating the Scholar database and preparing reports for the management team.
  • Participate in the Scholar Selection process.
  • Support the Schuler Summer Program Manager to enhance the summer program matching and application process.
  • Collaborate with the Schuler College Counselor in the college planning, application and financial aid process.
  • Mentor and support Schuler Scholar Coaches who provide one-on-one tutoring to Scholars.
  • Communicate with other Educational Counselors across Schuler partner schools to develop consistent and meaningful standards for tracking student progress.

See full description here.

Umoja
Strategic Partnership Manager


Posted: September 15, 2017
Closes: November 1, 2017

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@umojacorporation.org.

Description: The Umoja Student Development Corporation seeks a dynamic Strategic Partnership Manager for a full-time position. This individual is a relationship builder, entrepreneur, and business development professional who builds new and cultivates existing Umoja professional development partnerships. The position requires exceptional relationship building skills, experience in marketing and business development and strong organizational skills. The primary responsibilities of the Partnership Manager are to market and describe Umoja’s services and products to potential partners in schools, districts, networks, and community based organizations; expand relationships with existing partners; develop and negotiate customized proposals and scopes of work; and manage all details of contracts and invoices with Professional Development partners. This position will work closely with the Curriculum and Instruction Team to determine the Professional Development modules and packages Umoja offers to potential partners and will also be responsible for developing systems and structures for recruiting and cultivating Professional Development partners. Together with colleagues, the Manager will ensure that partners receive appropriate services to build their organizational capacity for implementing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Practice, and College and Career Readiness initiatives. This position reports directly to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. See full description here.

Umoja
Chief Program Officer


Posted: August 2, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@umojacorporation.org.

Description: The Chief Program Officer (CPO) is a dynamic, entrepreneurial and relational individual who is passionate about changing lives and outcomes of students, teachers and high schools. As a key organizational leader, the CPO is responsible for the oversight of Umoja’s program portfolio across our partner schools ensuring that day to day programming aligns with the vision and mission of the organization. The CPO partners with the CEO and COO to define and execute Umoja’s strategic vision and long-term development. Additionally, the CPO shares responsibility for setting tone, crafting policy and ensuring accountability, representing Umoja to stakeholders, modeling great leadership, and actively embracing and living out Umoja’s core principles and values. The CPO reports directly to Umoja’s CEO. See full description here.