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Position: Programs Coordinator

Department: ENF | 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 Scholarships Department at its headquarters in Chicago. The Programs Coordinator is responsible for frontline customer service with volunteers and scholars, coordinating the scholarship disbursement process and program promotion. This is a great opportunity to help students realize their academic dreams, while honing volunteer management and database skills.

The primary Programs Coordinator duties involve the following:

  • Act as the frontline to volunteers, scholars and the 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.
  • Assist with promoting the program and sharing scholar stories, including on social media, through the ENF website, and printed newsletters.

Qualified candidates must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrate strong organization, writing and communication skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with databases, and social media platforms.
  • 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.

A cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Candidates must upload a single document that includes a cover letter and resume. Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. Candidates are encouraged 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.

Note: Our offices are currently closed until April 30 per the Illinois Stay at Home Order. Our staff is working remotely and we will continue to accept and review applications. However, as of right now, we do not plan to bring anyone onboard until we are back working in the offices. Stay healthy!