Position: Programs Coordinator

Department: ENF | Location: Chicago, IL

Position Description

ENFLogoTM Elks National Foundation, Inc.

Programs Coordinator

November 2018

Work for a dynamic charitable foundation in the heart of Lincoln Park whose national programs teach youth lifelong skills, inspire the pursuit of knowledge, serve veterans, and transform local communities into healthier and safer places to live.

The Elks National Foundation has an opening for a Programs Coordinator at its headquarters in Chicago. The Programs Coordinator is responsible for customer service and administrative support for the Foundation’s programs department. This is a great opportunity to hone volunteer management skills, while helping scholars realize their academics dreams and youth develop grit.

The primary Programs Coordinator duties involve the following:

  • Frontline for scholarship and Hoop Shoot program volunteers at all levels, scholarship recipients, youth program participants and families, membership and the general public by fielding phone and email inquiries.

  • Coordinate all aspects of the four ENF scholarship programs, including processing verification of enrollment forms, issuing scholarship checks and monitoring scholar compliance.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Elks Hoop Shoot program by ensuring volunteers have the tools needed to successfully host a contest.
  • Assist with planning and execution of the Hoop Shoot National Finals.
  • Assist with telling program stories through a variety of media, including social media channels, online, electronic and print newsletters, and print publications and fact sheets.


  • Bachelor’s degree and one or more years of related experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.

  • Some analytical ability is required to identify problems and find solutions to various administrative problems and prioritize work.

  • Ability to work individually as well as participate on teams.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is a must; Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations in one document. (Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.) Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. Candidates should also follow the Elks National Foundation on our social medial accounts. The application process includes completing a pre-employment test. Please allow approximately 20 minutes of time when applying.

No phone calls, please.