Outreach & Engagement Associate

Lever for Change is looking for an Outreach & Engagement Associate to provide a wide range of support, including writing, research, and organizational support, to the Communications and Social Impact teams.

This person will execute outreach and engagement strategies involving data platforms, social networking, and project coordination to ensure effectiveness of Lever for Change’s strategies and operations.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, hard-working professional to join our team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and to directly support the organizational strengthening and communications activities of a philanthropic start-up.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop memos, reports, materials, and presentations
  • Create and copy edit marketing collateral, social media posts, and articles
  • Work with designers and other vendors to support the creation of high-level tools and materials, including data and social platforms
  • Execute data systems updates, including Salesforce, Pardot, and Airtable
  • Coordinate and maintain Lever for Change social media platforms
  • Create and maintain performance dashboards
  • Maintain analytics data from Salesforce and Airtable
  • Serve as a point person for CRM and data systems
  • Collaborate with Lever for Change teams to prepare marketing materials for potential partnerships, including associations, collaboratives, and networks

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep abreast of current events, developments and issues in the fields of data management, social impact, and communications;
  • Write extensively for internal purposes;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in professional experience) with at least three to five years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in nonprofit communications, marketing, data, and social impact
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of marketing, social media, and data management
  • Experience with Salesforce, Pardot, and Airtable strongly desired
  • ADA design knowledge a plus
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and willingness to pitch in when needed
  • Well-developed organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow tasks through to completion in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal skills in working with colleagues at all levels; able to use discretion and maintain confidentiality; cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies
  • Technological know-how

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience supporting philanthropic and/or nonprofit programming; working with marketing communications, evaluation, or data teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice issues
  • Experience managing projects with competing deadlines a plus.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The work environment is an office setting.  Intermittent physical activities will include bending, reaching, sitting, and moving around the office during working hours.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with physical disabilities to perform the job.

The position is hybrid and based in Chicago, Illinois.

Annual starting salary for this role will start at $89,500.


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