Thursday, March 24, 2016

Job Posting: Director of Development for Arts Education Non-Profit


Unparalleled opportunity to design and implement fundraising strategy and initiatives for this cutting edge, innovative and visionary organization established in 2011. The goal is to provide all Chicago Public Schools students, the opportunity to receive a quality arts education at every grade level. We seek a creative, collaborative, resourceful and strategic individual who can help take us to the next level.


 Primary responsibility for designing and implementing the organization’s fundraising strategy and initiatives including foundation, corporate, government, individual giving, and special events.

 Support the efforts to build awareness and credibility for the organization while building the donor base.

 Write and oversee the timely submission of grants and proposals and program updates. Assistance in this effort is planned, once additional staff brought on board.

 Hire and build a development team over a 12-24 month period.

 Work closely with a very active and collegial Executive Director while also communicating with all staff members at all levels.

Requirements, Skills & Background:

 Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, marketing, communications, nonprofit administration or related fields.

 7-10 years of experience fundraising or philanthropy, preferably in arts education. Will consider strong development experience in other sectors.

 5+ years grant writing experience.

 Experience in establishing and maintaining effective partners with diverse populations.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Job Posting: Director of Employer Partnerships

Director of Employer Partnerships-Chicago

Job posted by: Urban Alliance
Posted on: March 18, 2016

Job description

Strategic Planning/Networking
  • Create and implement a plan for job partner recruitment in Chicago with support from Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Remain informed of current events that affect the job market, non-profits or CPS schools.
  • Attend community, corporate and non-profit events that are relevant to Urban Alliance and/or provide valuable networking opportunities.
Jobsite Recruitment
  • Work with Executive Director to identify and secure new corporate partners for upcoming program year.
  • Follow-up on leads from Urban Alliance stakeholders (board members, staff, etc.).
  • Pitch Urban Alliance program to prospective partners and follow-up as needed.
  • Work with ED to provide all necessary information to new job partners and answer questions as they arise.
  • Provide Chicago Program staff with periodic updates on job numbers as well as an overview of each new jobsites' expectations, office culture and mentor dynamics to help with intern placement.
  • Support all jobsites and mentors until Program Coordinators have been identified.
Relationship Management/Jobsite Retention
  • Support Executive Director (ED) in managing relationships with current job partners.
  • Meet with partners to receive feedback and execute on relevant recommendations with support of Executive Director.
  • Plan and implement a year-round touch plan to cultivate high-level corporate contacts and big job partners (5 or more interns).
  • Plan and implement a year-round touch plan for mentors, including Mentor Happy Hour and additional trainings, with support of ED and program team.
  • Ensure that any newsworthy events or activities that happen with interns and job partners are shared with the UA Communications Manager in a timely manner to ensure that information is shared via social media and the UA website.
  • Reach out to all current partners each spring to secure renewals and follow-up with appropriate paperwork.
Data Management
  • Enter prospective and current job partner information in Salesforce.
  • Work with the Director of Data and Accountability and Evaluation Specialist to report on regional job partner data as needed.
  • Work with Program Director and Executive Director to review and identify program trends and provide to support to ensure that UA meets intern attendance and retention goals.
  • Work with ED to collect all paperwork (Job Partner Agreement and Mentor Questionnaire) from new and returning job partners.
  • Support UA staff to ensure successful Fall Kick-Off, Public Speaking Challenge.
  • Ensure that high-level contacts are invited to relevant UA events.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience; demonstrated success in relationship management and partnership building
  • Excellent account management skills with the proven ability to develop and grow high-yield relationships.
  • Experience working with the corporate community and securing corporate sponsorships preferred.
  • Experience with strategic planning and increasing revenue for a program or organization preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Passion for and understanding of at-risk youth and a deep commitment to the mission of the organization
  • Superior organizational skills with high attention to detail.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Meaghan Woodbury, Chief Operating Officer. Applications should be emailed to using subject line: Director of Employer Partnerships - Chicago.
Note: Pleasedo not call to inquire about the position. Any application submitted through means not stated above will not be considered.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Seeking Graduate Students for the Community Partners Internship Program Assistant Positon

The Community Partners Internship Program Assistant supports the Program Coordinator in placing federal work-study eligible students in non-profit organizations throughout the Chicago area.  The program provides students with first-hand experience and reflection opportunities.

Principle Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information:
·         Act as a secondary supervisor to interns
·         Serve as a liaison and maintain contact between students, community partners, and coordinator
·         Assist in recruiting, hiring, and orienting interns
·         Co-plan and facilitate professional development/reflection sessions
·         Assist with the payment, budgeting, and archiving processes
·         Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required):
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Problem-solving skills
·         Time management skills
·         Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook

Position Qualifications (Minimum level of education and/or experience needed to be successful in the position):
·         Must be federal work study eligible
·         Must be willing to travel off campus
·         Graduate students strongly preferred

Hour requirements/schedule:
·         Must be able to work 20 hours/week (schedule to be negotiated)”

To apply for a CPI Program Assistant position, please submit your resume and application on the campus job board ( If you have any additional questions or concerns feel free to contact Angelica Chestleigh at