The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) is a nonprofit that supports public schools by investing in the talented educators who lead them. We partner with Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, the local philanthropic community and school leaders to build and sustain a culture of strong leadership. Now celebrating our twentieth year of service, our programs, policy work and data infrastructure have made a measurable, positive impact in schools and improved outcomes for students.
Current Opportunities at The Fund: Special Projects Fellow
We seek to welcome two new team members who are passionate about supporting Chicago’s public schools. The roles will be designated at an Associate or Manager level, depending on candidate experience, and will be structured as two-year long, full time Special Projects Fellowships to manage a broad and diverse range of projects in support of The Fund’s mission and work. At the end of two years, the roles will be re-scoped with new responsibilities to meet the evolving needs of The Fund. Candidates selected for these two-year fellowships will be comfortable with some amount of ambiguity and embrace attributes of adaptability and flexibility.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Fellow will report to the Vice President and work on cross-cutting projects that advance our goals and support our team and partners.
The ideal candidate may bring experience from the private, public and/or nonprofit sectors and will possess the following attributes and skills:
Skills & Prior Experience
Please visit https://thefundchicago.org/who-we-are/careers/ and follow the links to navigate to the "Special Projects Fellow" job description. Once there, use the "Apply" button to submit your application: resume, cover letter and two writing samples. For the writing submissions, we would like to see a) an example of a substantive professional communication (e.g. a detailed email sent to external partners) and b) an example of an extended memo or other long-form written communication (newsletter, report, etc.).
Questions regarding the job application can be sent to Careers@thefundchicago.org. We regret that we will not be able to respond to phone inquiries about this position.
The Fund employs and values a diverse work environment. We are also an equal opportunity employer. The Fund evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.