Join Our Team!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Big Shoulders Fund Team. Below is a listing of open positions.

Why Big Shoulders Fund

For more than thirty-six years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children achieve their dreams through access to high quality education. We accomplish this by investing more than $30 million annually in scholarship support and enrichment programming for students; operational improvements for schools; cultivation of talent pipelines for school personnel from new teachers through veteran principals; and professional development and support for educators and leaders – all with the goal of not just strengthening schools, but whole communities, while preparing students for life-long success.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter expressing your interest in a role to Laura Nalley at Please include the position name in the subject line of your email.

Coordinator, STEM Enrichment

The Coordinator, STEM Enrichment coordinates the organization’s efforts to extend science, technology, engineering, and math teaching and learning in Big Shoulders Fund schools beyond the school day through virtual and school-based extended day programs, Saturday enrichment programs, and summer programming. An ideal candidate is one who possesses not only the experience and skills necessary to organize and execute programs, but also one who holds a deep commitment to excellence, and a conviction to unlocking potential in students, schools and communities by strengthening and augmenting opportunities in STEM enrichment. 

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