The Program Coordinator works with team and coalition members,
partners, grantees and contractors to ensure the implementation and
operational success of the initiatives, relationships and partnerships
necessary to execute Elevated Chicago’s
workplan priorities and essential organizational responsibilities in
support of the Elevated Chicago team. This position serves as the
internal and external operational and administrative liaison for
Elevated Chicago, in close collaboration with the Executive Director
and the Program Manager.
- 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 Executive Director and Manager
- Supports cross-functional collaboration with The Chicago Community
Trust, maintaining close communication with Trust departments, with
a focus on Community Impact and Operations
- Participates in Elevated Chicago’s communications strategy,
contributing content to social media channels and website
- Develops communication pre- and post-meetings, events,
- Supports project management and coordinates the collection,
research, tracking and sharing of data, reports, documents, tools,
etc. with appropriate parties for various projects
- Tracks, monitors and supports the execution of contracts, expense
reports and stipends
- Tracks budgets
- Supports drafting and editing of Requests for Proposals, memos,
write-ups, Letters of Intent and Support, grant proposals, and presentations
- Supports grant making processes and activities including pre-work,
communications, site visits, decisions and grant writing
- Provides support in on-boarding new team members and partners,
including task, process, and systems-related one-on-one training to
full-time, temporary staff and interns
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, or equivalent training and work experience.
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent Microsoft Office (Outlook, Work, Excel, Power Point) and
- Proficiency with online systems and databases, such as Grant
Central, Salesforce and Concur
- 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 staff and stakeholders.
- Ability to be flexible in roles representing Elevated Chicago
- 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 Chicago Community Trust and Elevated Chicago are committed to
creating a diverse work environment and are proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a
reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental to achieving
The Chicago Community Trust’s vision is a Chicago region where
equity, opportunity, and prosperity abound. We acknowledge the
specific role discrimination and systemic barriers based on race,
ethnicity, and other varied identities and differences have played in
limiting opportunities for too many. A commitment to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of who we are, the decisions we
make, and the actions we take in our work to strengthen the
communities we serve and advance our strategic focus to close the
racial and ethnic wealth gap. Click here
to learn more about our strategic plan.
More about Elevated Chicago
Elevated Chicago is a partnership of organizations committed to
transforming the half-mile radius around transit stations into hubs of
opportunity and connection across our region’s vast transit system.
Elevated Chicago views station areas as optimal locations where arts
and culture, urban design, social programming and development can
converge in order to address the region’s deeply rooted disparities in
racial equity, with a focus on public health and climate resiliency
outcomes. With support from SPARCC, Elevated Chicago will transform
decision-making structures so that low-income residents and people of
color strengthen their power and influence, and so equity values are
embedded in the urban development process and in its outcomes. Our
initial work in four pivotal communities will guide and inform a
longer-term commitment to scale this model regionally. Elevated
Chicago is a collaborative effort that unlocks the potential of
transit stations to serve as hubs that connect people and create
equitable centers for climate resilience, health and culture.