The Community Impact Coordinator works with team members, budgets,
and procedures to ensure the implementation and operational success of
the initiatives, relationships and partnerships that execute on the
Trust’s priority goals by executing essential organization
responsibilities to the team. This position serves as the internal and
external operational and administrative liaison for the Catalyzing
Neighborhood Investment strategy.
- Aids in building relationships with key stakeholders including
community leaders, civic leaders, corporations and donors
- Performs administrative tasks, including meeting coordination,
hosting meetings, developing agendas, recording meeting outcomes,
and handling scheduling for Sr. Director/Director
- Supports cross-functional collaboration within the Trust,
maintaining close communication with Philanthropic Services,
Learning and Impact, Finance, Strategic Communications, Policy and
Advocacy, and Trust collaboratives
- Develops communication pre- and post-meetings, events,
- Coordinates the collection, research, tracking and sharing of
data, reports, documents, tools, etc. with appropriate parties for
- Tracks, monitors and supports the execution of contracts
- Tracks budgets
- Supports drafting and editing of Requests for Proposals, memos,
write-ups, Letters of Intent, grant proposals
- Supports grant making processes and activities including pre-work,
communications, site visits, decisions and grant writing
- Represents the Trust in external region-wide initiatives that
include grant-making and key events or coalition meetings upon request
- Creates and/or executes presentations to staff, Executive
Committee and external stakeholders upon request
- Provides support in on-boarding team staff members, including
task, process, and systems-related one-on-one training to full-time,
temporary staff and interns
- Other duties as assigned
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
following key competencies:
- Interpersonal Skills. Listens actively, communications clearly, is
professional, comfortable working in a team, able to adapt when
working with different types of internal and external stakeholders:
performs well in a fast-paced work environment, provides technical
skills using Trust IT systems and programs (see below).
- Intellectual Curiosity. Is curious about the content of the work;
comfortable with collecting compiling and reporting information and
performing routine research.
- Problem Solving. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner and develops alternative solutions; works well in group
- Coordination and Project Management. Coordinate specific tasks
among team members and manage discrete projects and deliverables as assigned.
- Thought Leadership. Strives to be a thought partner and leader at
the Trust and with community through development and learning.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Excellent Microsoft Office (Outlook, Work, Excel, Power Point) and
- Proficiency with online systems and databases, including
Salesforce, Foundation Power, SmartSimple and Concur skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills: proofreading,
composing and editing communications; ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize, manage
multiple tasks and work independently.
- Ability to interact effectively with Trust staff and stakeholders.
- Ability to be flexible in roles representing the Trust
- Ability to compile and display data.
- Willingness to work as a team member.
- Flexibility in work hours. May include occasional evening/weekend hours.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Trust is committed to creating a diverse work environment and
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Trust does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability,
parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under
applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to
apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please
e-mail us at email@example.com if you require a reasonable
accommodation to complete this application.
History of The Chicago Community Trust
The Chicago Community Trust was founded in 1915 by Norman and Albert
Harris, father and son duo of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank (now
BMO Harris Bank). The Trust was the fourth community foundation ever
created. There are now 750 community foundations in Canada and the U.S.
As our region’s community foundation, the Trust unites generous
donors, committed nonprofits and caring residents to effect lasting
change that moves our entire region forward. Our approach centers on
tackling the region’s immediate needs and addressing the root causes
of deep-seated issues to realize a more prosperous future for all who
call metropolitan Chicago home.
For more than 100 years, donors have entrusted their philanthropic
resources and visions to our stewardship. Guided by our deep knowledge
of the community, we fund, lead, convene and collaborate to address
the greatest and most critical needs facing the Chicago region. From
the $22 million raised to help with unemployment relief in the Great
Depression to spearheading an effort to help people keep their homes
during the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession to $35 million
raised for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, which
supported nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors, Chicagoans
have put their trust in us.
In 2019, we announced we would focus our discretionary spending over
the next decade on working to close Chicago’s growing racial and
ethnic wealth gap. The Trust envisions a Chicago region that’s
stronger and more prosperous because everyone—regardless of race,
ethnicity, or zip code—has equitable access to the opportunities and
resources they need to succeed and live a fulfilling life.
With assets of more than $3.7 billion, the Trust, in partnership with
its donors, distributes more than $600 million in grants each year.
The Trust Team seeks to match the passion and commitment of donors,
grant recipients, residents, and community leaders that continue to
work tirelessly to make the Chicago region one where all have the
opportunity to realize their dreams.