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Location: Oak Park, IL
Type of position: Part-time, contractor basis
Hours: 15–30 hours/week
As a summer contractor in American Philanthropic’s Oak Park office, you will provide the staff there with operations and general administrative support, as well as back-end assistance with client projects. The projects you might be called upon to assist with include donor research; general writing; copy-editing; contact list development; filing; event planning; and office administrative tasks.
This position would be ideal for a current student or recent graduate who is looking for part-time employment and is interested in learning about the nonprofit sector and fundraising in particular. This position will require a regular presence in American Philanthropic’s Oak Park office, a total of 15–30 hours a week.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate acute intelligence, a keen eye for detail, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and ability to learn quickly. You must be willing to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, and make consistent progress on projects with minimal supervision.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, some familiarity with the nonprofit sector, and the ability to successfully and quickly learn to use other specialized programs including Salesforce, are a plus.
Interested candidates should send their resume, a writing sample, and one paragraph explaining who their favorite historical thinker is to Matt Gerken at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Oak Park Position.”
Location: West Chester, PA office
Type of position: Hourly; up to 10 hours/week with opportunities for additional hours as needed
Compensation: $12 - $15 / hour
American Philanthropic’s direct response group helps nonprofits acquire new donors and cultivate a deeper relationship with current supporters by planning, consulting on, and executing direct mail and digital fundraising campaigns.
As an American Philanthropic Special Projects Associate, you will provide support for the Direct Response fundraising group and Operations staff. You will work in the West Chester office up to ten hours per week between 9 am and 5 pm and report to the manager of the Direct Response group. Ideally, you will be available for additional hours on an as-needed, occasional basis.
Duties will include:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Jennifer Fox, Director of Operations, at email@example.com.
Location: West Chester, PA, strongly preferred
Type of position: Full-time
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience
As the Senior Consultant in our Direct Response department, you will be responsible for working directly with clients to conceptualize and execute direct response strategies; managing the direct response group, including building staff and systems; and cultivating current and prospective clients for direct response engagements.
In this position, you would be responsible for:
You will work from American Philanthropic’s West Chester, PA, office. You will report directly to one of the firm’s managing consultants or partners and should be willing to spend at least five days per month (on average) in travel. This position is a management role with a growing staff.
You should have at least ten years of professional experience, including at least five years in nonprofit development, direct response, or consulting, with a track record of progressive responsibility—including management—over time. Good familiarity with direct response practices, writing, and execution required. Liberal arts background preferred. Most importantly, you should be able to demonstrate keen intelligence, a track record of success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and superb interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus but not necessarily expected.
You must have facility with basic computer software programs and social-media platforms, be an excellent writer, a fast learner, and a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. You must take personal ownership of projects, consistently meet deadlines, make progress on projects with minimal supervision, and be passionate about helping clients succeed. Ideally, you will be a generalist who can adapt quickly to new situations and bring intellectual order out of sometimes ambiguous and opaque information environments.
In addition, you should be able to demonstrate considerable facility with contemporary American political, cultural, sociological, and economic discourse, especially as those realms of thinking impinge upon civil society. You must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the American Philanthropic mission of strengthening society’s “little platoons”—the independent mediating institutions and voluntary associations that constitute civil society and are vital to human flourishing. And you should be enthusiastic about the opportunity to help build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in American philanthropy.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and several brief writing samples to Jennifer Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org. If selected for screening, you may be asked to complete a writing assignment as part of the interview process.
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