Position: Programs Coordinator

Department: Community Investments Program | Location: Chicago, IL

Position Description

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 in the Community Investments Program Department at its headquarters in Chicago. The Programs Coordinator is responsible for grant management, grant compliance and program promotion. This is a great opportunity to help Elk volunteers build stronger communities through grants for charitable programs.

The primary Programs Coordinator duties involve the following:

  • Act as frontline to Lodge volunteers and the public by fielding phone and email inquiries.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Community Investments Program, including processing grant applications, issuing grant checks and monitoring grant compliance.
  • Assist with telling grant stories through a variety of media, including social media channels, the website, electronic and print newsletters, and print publications and fact sheets.

Qualified candidates must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and one or more years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate strong organization, writing and communication skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Access, and social media platforms. Knowledge of HTML is a plus.
  • Possess customer service skills and experience.
  • Have a strong attention to detail.
  • Be a self-starter with excellent follow through.
  • Work independently on multiple projects as well as in a team environment.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines.

Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter with salary expectations. (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 30 minutes of time when applying.

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer