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Intern – Research & Evaluation

Business/Organization:

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Research & Evaluation
4100 West Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, Illinois

Contact info:

Taryn McCook
(773) 843-7789
tmccook@gcfd.org

Job description:

Overview:

The Food Depository’s Research & Evaluation Department actively seeks to understand both the need for food assistance among Cook County residents and the effectiveness of Food Depository programs aimed at eliminating this need. This department uses research, data analysis, mapping, and program evaluation to inform programming decisions and to increase awareness of the prevalence and face of food insecurity.

Working closely with the Research & Evaluation Manager, the Greater Chicago Food Depository Research & Evaluation Intern will contribute to the data-driven tools and frameworks used by Food Depository staff and other stakeholders toward the Food Depository’s mission of ending hunger in our community.

Responsibilities:

-Assist in the creation, maintenance, documentation, and improvement of data and mapping tools that track demographics and other socioeconomic information in Cook County.

-Conduct online and in-person surveys with Food Depository clients and partners as part of program evaluation and research studies.

-Contribute to data entry, data cleaning, and analysis of research and program evaluation efforts.

-Gather and summarize external data and research studies related to food insecurity.

Qualifications:

-Interest in the social sciences and data visualization.

-Recent college graduate or graduate student pursuing degree in Public Policy, Sociology, Social Work, Data Science, Urban Planning, Geography, Political Science, Economics or other related field.

-Proficiency in Excel.

-Experience and interest in ArcGIS mapping software.

-Experience and interest in SPSS software or other statistical programming proficiency.

-Ability and preference to work in collaborative environment that also encourages self-direction and minimal supervision.

-Be able to be on site 20 to 30 hours per week.

-Be able to start as soon as possible – approximate duration is up to six months.

This is a paid internship.

Vice President of Philanthropy, Healthy Schools Campaign

Business/Organization:

Healthy Schools Campaign
175 N. Franklin Ave., Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

Healthy Schools Campaign, a Chicago based non-profit organization, seeks a highly skilled Vice President of Philanthropy to maintain and cultivate valued relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals, partner organizations and civic leaders, who together invest in Healthy Schools Campaign’s efforts to advocate for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.

About Healthy Schools Campaign: Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) works on a national, statewide and local level to ensure that schools can provide students with healthy environments, nutritious food, opportunities for physical activity, key health services and experiences that support lifelong healthy habits. HSC envisions a society in which: Every student, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background, has equal access to a healthy school environment. Schools serve as leaders making the critical connection between learning and health. Students have fewer risks of disease, lead healthier adult lives, act as stewards of the environment and achieve their highest potential. Over the past 15 years, HSC has developed an effective, replicable model that is helping to transform the school experience. The model is built upon the premise that meaningful policy must be informed by on-the-ground knowledge. HSC’s programs in Chicago engage parents, teachers, principals, students and many others in creating healthy school environments. With the knowledge and experiences that result, HSC works with these school stakeholders to speak up for meaningful, practical policies that help create and sustain the conditions of health in schools. HSC is making great strides toward achieving its ultimate goal – to build the foundational policies that are central to achieving health and educational outcomes in schools. HSC is poised to build upon its success and continue to deepen impact within Chicago, as well as at the state level, while shaping a critical national policy agenda. In June of 2017, HSC will transition from being led by a solely Chicago-based Board of Directors, to a Board that includes national leaders from across the country. In addition, HSC is deepening partnerships with national funders and agencies, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Trust for America’s Health, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, among many others. As part of this transition,

HSC is growing its senior management team to support more ambitious program plans. The new Vice President of Philanthropy will play an important role as HSC positions itself for substantial growth.

Position Overview: HSC has experienced strong and consistent growth in annual operating revenue, year after year. With 24 professional staff and an ambitious programmatic agenda with the potential for greater national impact, HSC projects growing from a $3M annual budget to a $5M annual budget over the next three to five years. HSC’s Board of Directors and staff recognize that achieving an expanded programmatic agenda will require an expanded development team. As a new position that is part of HSC’s Executive Team, the Vice President of Philanthropy will contribute to the development of organization-wide strategies and ensure development objectives are aligned with Healthy Schools Campaign’s strategic plan and annual work plans. Approximately 85% of contributed revenues come from foundations, including large national grants. Currently, the development responsibilities for attracting and stewarding these grants are embedded largely within program and policy teams. In addition to grants, HSC attracts sponsors for signature programs and events, including Cooking up Change, a local and national cooking contest for public school students, and receives some support from individuals and family foundations. While foundation funding will continue to be a strategic focus area, HSC will look to the Vice President of Philanthropy to develop creative strategies around raising unrestricted operating support and engaging the next generation of investors in HSC’s work. Specifically, the Vice President of Philanthropy will create and implement strategies to diversify revenue sources from family foundations, corporations and special events, including increasing the visibility and revenue potential of HSC’s relatively new annual Change for Good luncheon. The Vice President of Philanthropy will also engage a robust volunteer leadership structure, including HSC’s Board of Directors, as well as a Civic and Business Advisory Committee comprised of Chicago-based civic leaders that support HSC’s fundraising, strategy and policy development efforts. This will include encouraging and facilitating Board and Civic and Business Advisory Committee members’ efforts to share their passion for the work of Healthy Schools Campaign with others and engaging program staff in conversations with donors. Reporting to the President & CEO and in collaboration with senior staff, the Vice President of Philanthropy will build on the momentum of current fundraising efforts. S/he will lead the development staff, including a Senior Manager of Development and Data and a Development Coordinator. The Vice President of Philanthropy will be charged with building the development team and developing a stronger spirit of philanthropy among the Board, Civic and Business Advisory Committee and staff to ensure HSC has the resources it needs to meet its ambitious plans. The successful candidate must have a keen interest in HSC’s mission, and have demonstrated experience leading a fundraising program to raise support from a variety of sources. S/he will also be comfortable soliciting gifts from a diverse set of donors and have significant experience overseeing special events. S/he must be independent, highly organized, extremely personable, comfortable with public speaking, and possess excellent written communication skills. The candidate must be adept at effectively managing multiple projects, budgets and staff, and should have familiarity with donor databases, non-profit financial best practices, and fundraising best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND TRACKING – In partnership with the President & CEO and other senior staff, contribute to the development of HSC’s strategic plan – Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan that includes individual, foundation, corporate and special event contributions – Track and evaluate all fund development activities and provide regular reports to the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and senior staff advising on areas of concern and providing strategies to accomplish goals – Develop and monitor budgets for the development team – Prepare annual budget and revenue projections and track throughout the year in collaboration with the President & CEO
  • STAFF OVERSIGHT AND ENGAGEMENT – Build, supervise and support a creative, energetic and high-performing development team in carrying out the strategic development objectives – Work closely with HSC staff to understand and support program needs and identify fundraising opportunities – Support and develop staff’s ability to assist with fundraising – Develop a set of qualitative and quantitative performance measures to track progress
  • BOARD/CIVIC AND BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT – In partnership with the President & CEO and other senior staff, enhance Board and Civic and Business Advisory Committee engagement in donor identification, cultivation and fundraising activities – Prepare and present regular updates to the board on development efforts – Participate in meetings of the Civic and Business Advisory Committee

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: – BA/BS degree required, advanced degree preferred, Certified Fund Raising Executive certification a plus – 7+ years of development, fundraising, executive-level non-profit management, or related experience with demonstrated experience in annual fundraising, in addition to experience in all aspects of donor development, including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving with a proven track record of donor identification and solicitation success – Familiarity and experience with the Chicago and/or national philanthropic community – Strong analytical, strategic thinking and management skills, including an understanding of nonprofit financial statements – Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to make compelling presentations – Experience managing complex events/programs and balancing multiple priorities effectively – Experience with donor database and fundraising software Search and application

Process: The search process will reinforce HSC’s belief that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors. HSC is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability or veteran status. People of color, women and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact: To express your interest in this role please email healthyschoolssearch@gmail.com with the subject line containing only the applicant’s name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to apply early. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that speaks to the ideal qualities and skills outlined in this position description; 2) a resume. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.