Fellows

Join the Big Shoulders Fund as a member of the Fellows Program and have a direct impact on our schools as you push for enrollment through marketing and community organizing. Get the word out to the families of students who would benefit the most from a quality, values-based education. Candidates should be motivated to help build enrollment in schools throughout Chicago under the direction of the Big Shoulders Fund and local school staff.

This is a part-time, paid marketing-focused internship based at Big Shoulders Fund supported schools, under the supervision of local school staff.

Required Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; superb interpersonal abilities
Capable of both a high degree of independence and teamwork in responsibilities
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Innovative and creative approach to tasks
Energetic and enthusiastic about inner-city Catholic education
Interest in Marketing & Communications, Community Organizing, Education or Non-Profits
 Must have access to reliable transportation daily; this position is based at the schools
Able to commit tp 20-30 hours a week for 8 weeks (June through August with a two-week break)

Responsibilities

Support the marketing and enrollment efforts of individual Big Shoulders Fund schools by assisting with related tasks, including:
Designing and producing marketing pieces (e.g. brochures, direct mail flyers)
 Updating/supporting social media pages on behalf of school
Participating in phone banks to follow up with prospective parents
Canvassing local school neighborhoods with support of school parents and/or teachers
Completing other marketing and enrollment focused tasks as needed

Professional Benefits

Serve as part of a dynamic, results driven team focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for inner-city families in the city of Chicago
Develop and utilize hands-on skills in communications, marketing, media relations, community outreach and leadership
Experience the support and direction of a longstanding, independent 501(c) 3 with a proven track record and high profile in the city of Chicago
Build a network of professional contacts across Chicago

Some evening and weekend hours required. Must have access to reliable transportation daily. Ability to converse in Spanish would be valuable.

Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to Araceli Arroyo.

Araceli Arroyo 
Assistant Director, Communications
312.544.8685  ✶  aarroyo@bigshouldersfund.org
212 W. Van Buren, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60607