Position: Programs Coordinator - Grants

Department: ENF | Location: Chicago, IL

Position Description

Are you interested in a job that helps America’s premier charitable organization build stronger communities through grants? We have a position for you!

Work for a dynamic charitable foundation in the heart of Lincoln Park with national programs that 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 office 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 volunteers build stronger communities through grants for charitable projects.

The primary Programs Coordinator duties involve the following:

  • Processing grant applications, issuing grant checks, and monitoring grant compliance.
  • Act as frontline to volunteers in 1,850 local chapters and the public by fielding phone and email inquiries.
  • 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 should:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with one or more years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate strong organization, writing, and communication skills.
  • Possess customer service skills and experience.
  • Be a self-starter with excellent follow-through.
  • Excel at working independently on multiple tasks and thrive in a team environment.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and social media platforms. HTML is a plus.

Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter. (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 20-30 minutes of time when applying.