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Skills for Chicagoland's Future
191 N Upper Wacker Dr, Suite 1150
Posted: June 03 2016
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Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) is a nonprofit organization that creates demand-driven solutions for employers to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work. In 2015, Skills launched its three-year strategic growth plan and aims to put 5,000 under and unemployed back to work by focusing on four main strategy areas including:
Scale – Grow Skills’ placement model in Chicagoland and drive client value.
Innovate – Provide new, demand-driven placement offerings for employers.
Sustain – Monetize services and diversity funding.
Lead – Serve as a national labor market thought leader on demand-driven solutions and inspire system change.
Launched in 2012, Skills has placed more than 2,400 unemployed and underemployed job seekers into employment through strong partnerships with over 50 local employers. Skills is chaired by Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions’ Chairman and CEO, and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 22 chief executive and human resources officers from Chicago-area corporations. The public-private partnership is funded by the City of Chicago and The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, as well as a wide range of foundations and corporations.
For more information, please visit www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.com.
The Development Intern will provide assistance and gain direct experience across a wide range of development responsibilities, including: donor/prospect research, special event preparation, donor database maintenance, and effective donor/prospect communication. Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Development Intern will work closely with the Grants Manager and collaborate as necessary with team members from the Marketing and Communications and Finance departments. This internship is unpaid, full or part-time and the duration is a minimum of three months, flexible based on candidate availability. The internship may be extended based upon the candidate’s performance and availability.
◾Assist in conducting prospect research and identifying potential funding opportunities.
◾Assist in tracking donor communications and development activities in Salesforce.
◾Provide support for various donor communications and acknowledgments.
◾Provide support in preparation of the organization’s annual Employment Champions Breakfast event.
◾Other duties assigned as necessary.
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values and mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills, and personal attributes:
1.Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field (if pursuing a bachelor’s, preference to individuals in their junior or senior year).
2.An interest in the nonprofit sector, especially fundraising.
3.Ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve measurable outcomes.
4.A strong willingness to learn, to produce high-quality work, and to develop professionally.
5.Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
6.Excellent oral, written, and communication skills and analytical skills.
7.Strong attention to detail; strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.