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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1 million men and women in more than 2,000 communities.

The BPO Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. To that end, Elks have now disbursed, over the course of the Order's history, more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation's youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and the disabled, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs. Annually the BPO Elks give more than $200 Million in this fashion, and the Order is one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.

You can work for a dynamic charitable foundation in the heart of Lincoln Park that funds programs that instill integrity in our youth, inspire the pursuit of knowledge and make the community a healthier, safer and better place to live. Come be a part of the Elks quiet network of good deeds!

Company Paid Benefits Include: Medical, Life and AD&D, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Vacation, Sick Days, Holidays, 401(k). 37.5 hour work week in a casual environment.

Current Openings:

Elks National Foundation

Elks National Foundation

Development Coordinator
July 2015

We’re a dynamic charitable foundation in the heart of Lincoln Park funding national programs that instill integrity in our youth, inspire the pursuit of knowledge, and make communities healthier, safer, better places to live. We have an opening for a Development Coordinator, an entry level opportunity at an organization committed to promoting from within.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as main customer service contact for donors, volunteers and prospects, to include greeting and assisting callers, and corresponding with donors and volunteers. (Must be able to originate all forms of communications and correspondence.)
  • Provide day-to-day support for Development Manager and execute assigned development projects. Will also handle routine administrative details for the department.
  • Perform data-entry and data extraction in the donor database to accomplish daily, weekly and monthly departmental tasks.
  • Assist in research, execution, preparation and fulfillment of reports, recognition pieces and mailings.

Qualified candidates will have either one or more years of related experience.

  • Must have excellent spelling and grammar; good phone skills; be organized; be able to set priorities and meet deadlines; be able to multi-task and carefully proof own work.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Some analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, identify problems and find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
  • Work requires attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to work individually as well as participate on teams.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is a must; Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Must have a sense of humor.

Please upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations in one document. (Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please note, you can only upload one document.) Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. The application process includes completing two pre-employment tests. Please allow approximately 35 minutes of time when applying.

Apply here: http://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/eDDBRR/bwbEhPw

No phone calls, please.

BPOE

Elks Grand Lodge

Administrative Assistant


Come be a part of the Elks quiet network of good deeds! The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant in our Chief Operating Officer’s office.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1 million men and women in more than 2,000 communities.

The Elks are committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. To that end, the Elks have now disbursed, over the course of the Elks history, more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation's youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and the disabled, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs. Annually the Elks give more than $200 Million in this fashion, and the Elks are one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.

Responsibilities include:

Administrative Responsibilities: Perform office administrative duties to maximize the effectiveness of the department.

  • Originate all forms of communication and correspondence.
  • Assist in research and preparation of reports; prepare schedules for internal/external reporting.
  • Provide backup to team members in their absence.
  • Relieve COO of routine administrative duties.
  • Maintain confidential files.
  • Handle details requiring extensive confidentiality, discretion and independent judgments.
  • Respond to correspondence and institute follow-up.
  • Engage in daily contact with personnel from all levels of the organization as well as the public.

General Clerical Duties:

  • Greet visitors/answer phone calls, determine callers’ needs and direct them to the appropriate person or take messages. Perform follow-up as necessary.
  • Distribute mail.
  • Typing.
  • Data entry.
  • Schedule meetings, rooms, travel, conferences, etc. and coordinate calendars as requested.
  • Operate variety of office machines to photocopy, fax, and document production using established formats.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals, etc.
  • Organizes and prioritizes information to promote efficiency within the department:
  • Ensure files are up to date and papers and files are clearly marked for easy access.
  • Retrieve information from files when needed.
  • Complete work within appropriate timeframe in order to prevent backlog.
  • Perform data entry within appropriate timeframe.
  • Maintain appropriate levels and monitor office supplies, equipment and other materials.
  • Maintain databases.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a minimum of one year of experience or a Bachelor’s degree. Must have excellent business communication skills, both verbal and written; High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations; poise, tact and diplomacy; must have a positive perspective and patience; ability to communicate effectively and be able to diffuse upset callers; Must have excellent follow through; strong organization skills; Must be able to perform complex problem resolution and discrepancy investigation; Must have proficiency in the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook; knowledge of Access helpful. Must have strong attention to detail; Excellent spelling and grammar skills; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines; analytical ability is required to gather and summarize data for reports, identify problems and find solutions to various administrative problems. Must have the ability to consistently make decisions/choices without direct supervision. Must have excellent typing skills; Knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment; Ability to work individually as well as participate on teams. Position may require (overnight) travel to the annual convention. Some legal experience helpful, (specifically with appellates, defunct, motions, etc.)

Compensation is based on experience.

Company Paid Benefits Include: Medical premiums (BCBS PPO for employees), Life and AD&D at 1x base pay, Short-Term Disability (1st 4 weeks are covered at 100%), Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Vacation (10 days), Holidays (10 days), Sick Time (6 Days) 401(k) (with 3% Safe Harbor and 2% Company match).

We are a small nonprofit office. The atmosphere is more like a family run business than a corporation. You are definitely more than a number. Employees work a 37.5 hour work week in a casual environment. Our employees love the work-life balance aspect. Typical work day is from 8:30am-4:30pm M-F, but there is some flexibility in starting/ending times. Our office is very accessible by public transit (CTA Brown Line and various bus lines.) We also offer free onsite parking.

The Elks Campus is on the border of the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. It is within walking distance to various restaurants and local hot spots; there is something for everyone. We are located 3 blocks from the lake and the bike path and near many parks to picnic in, walk through and relax in.

Come work for the Elks and feel good that what you do truly does make a difference. To apply: Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations in one document by clicking on the link below; the system will only allow you to upload a single document. (Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.) Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. The application process includes completing several pre-employment tests. Please allow approximately 40 minutes of time when applying.

Apply here: http://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/yqDAmyS/bwbEhPw

Elks National Foundation

Elks National Foundation

Communications Manager
June 2015

Are you a strategic, creative thinker with a passion for service and a knack for storytelling? If so, then we’ve got a great opportunity for you.

We’re a dynamic charitable foundation in the heart of Lincoln Park, and we’re looking for the right person to manage our brand and tell our story through multiple, integrated channels.

Qualified candidates will have a degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field; three years of relevant experience; proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment including Access, with social media, and website maintenance; the ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Some travel required.

Please upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations in one document, along with a sample, relevant blogpost and some ideas and examples of how you’d drive traffic to the post. Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.

The application process includes completing a pre-employment test. Please allow approximately 20 minutes of time when applying. Apply here: http://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/DvyvmBR/bwbEhPw

No phone calls, please.

BPOE

Elks Grand Lodge

Cold Fusion Developer/Designer


Come be a part of the Elks quiet network of good deeds! The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has an immediate opening for Web Developer in our Lincoln Park office.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1 million men and women in more than 2,000 communities.

The Elks are committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. To that end, the Elks have now disbursed, over the course of the Elks history, more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation's youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and the disabled, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs. Annually the Elks give more than $200 Million in this fashion, and the Elks are one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and enhance (through Adobe Cold Fusion) the overall structure and design of The Elks.org website, including the creation of graphics, style sheets, and navigational menus.
  • Work with employees and Elk Committee Members to post content updates in a timely manner.
  • Develop new website features and content to promote the programs and objectives of the Elks.
  • Process website new user registrations, as well as scholarship and grant applications.
  • Answer phone calls and emails related to website access privileges for employees, members of the Elks community, and other website users.
  • Monitor website for broken links, obsolete content, and typographical errors.
  • Answer support phone calls and emails from website users.
  • Develop online help and online manuals to support website features.
  • Write, edit and distribute email newsletters for website users.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related work experience. Must have experience in the following areas: Cold Fusion, Javascript, SQL, & CSS. Must also have excellent design skills, and a thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a PC platform. Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server is a huge plus. Must also be detail oriented, have strong communication and organizational skills, high level of initiative, the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and the ability to read and interpret technical information. Must also be patient and able to work with and communicate effectively with people of varying levels of computer skills across the organization.

To apply: Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations in one document by clicking on the link below. (Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.) Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. The application process includes completing several pre-employment tests. Please allow approximately 35 minutes of time when applying.

Apply here: http://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/BeBADyB/bwbEhPw

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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