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.
✶ 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)
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
✶ 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.
APPLICATION FOR SUMMER OF 2019 IS NOW CLOSED.