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-five 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.

Open Positions

Manager, Grants and Institutional Giving

The Manager, Grants and Institutional Giving works closely with the Managing Director, Development Operations to cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of institutional donors through the development of proposals and memos, narrative and financial reports, and programmatic and organizational updates.

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Manager, Communication

The Manager, Communication will be a key member of the Big Shoulders Fund team, playing a critical role in supporting the vital work of the Communication team. Specifically, the Manager, Communication will provide support in the planning, execution, and evaluation of marketing campaigns across digital platforms such as social media and email. Reporting to the Director, Communication, the Manager will support current initiatives and assist with developing and managing social media campaigns in order to build brand awareness and achieve organizational goals.

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