Coordinator, Impact & Engagement

  • The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • 200 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Administrative Operations

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Coordinator to join our dynamic Impact & Engagement team. The Coordinator will report to the Director, Impact & Engagement and serve on a four-person team charged with telling educator stories, fundraising, and leading The Fund’s external relationship strategy with donors, partners, and key officials at Chicago Public Schools and City Hall.


Responsibilities for the Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

 Financial Operations:

  • Manage gift processing for the organization, including database entry and thank-you letters.
  • Help process benchmark payments for The Fund’s grantees, including preparing disbursement letters and collecting invoices.
  • Work closely with The Fund’s Operations Manager to update financial trackers, as relevant.

IT Oversight:

  • Provide day-to-day IT support for the team, including onboarding and offboarding technology (i.e. purchasing laptops for new employees, ensuring that machines are up to date).
  • Manage relationships with third-party tech vendors.


  • Provide support for events and meetings, as needed.
  • Maintain organizational calendars for external relationships and events.
  • Provide reception support.



The Fund is seeking a highly motivated early-career professional. Successful candidates will have:

  • Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills, particularly with diverse audiences
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on tight timelines
  • Technological familiarity with PC machines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google G Suite
  • Ability to manage self and workload effectively, be flexible and adaptive, and follow through on execution
  • Strong organizational skills



The salary band for a Coordinator at The Fund starts at $40k and there is room to grow to $55k over time based on merit and market adjustments. The Fund offers a robust benefits package, including healthcare coverage, retirement contribution, unlimited PTO plus additional holidays, and paid short-term and family leave. 




Applicants who apply by October 18th will be given preference.  All applicants must submit their applications via The Fund website (link below). Applications submitted by alternate means (Indeed, LinkedIn, direct email, etc.) may not be considered.   



 Please visit and follow the links to navigate to the "Coordinator, Impact & Engagement" job description. Once there, use the "Apply" button to submit your application: resume, cover letter, and two writing samples in .pdf or .docx formats. For the writing submissions, we would like to see a) an example of 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.).  Finalists for any role with The Fund must undergo a background check to be considered for employment. 


Questions regarding the job application can be sent to 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 based on 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.


Administrative Support, Front Desk-Reception


$40,000 - $55,000