Jobs

Lever for Change is a non-profit affiliate of the MacArthur Foundation. Based in Chicago, our growing, dedicated team is committed to unlocking significant philanthropic capital in order to solve critical problems. We are currently hiring a Social Impact Associate and seeking two summer interns in Philanthropy and Social Impact.

Social Impact Associate

The Social Impact Associate will provide a wide range of support to the Vice President, Social Impact and the LFC team. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, hard-working professional to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and to directly support the organizational strengthening and programmatic activities of a philanthropic start-up.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the sourcing and due diligence of highly effective social change 
  • organizations through competition processes including critical analysis of proposals, budgets, work-plans, strengths/weaknesses etc.
  • Undertake background research on core sectors and issues of work including research on learning opportunities, tools, workshops, conferences, and resources that can support nonprofit grantees and applicants
  • Thoughtfully develop, draft, and prepare program-related memos, reports, materials, and presentations
  • Assist in the design of new initiatives to provide support to grantees and top applicants focused on improving program/project effectiveness and strengthen organizational capabilities
  • Monitor the performance of grants and the implementation of grant strategies
  • Manage a caseload of active grants, review reports and maintain accurate records and constructive/supportive contact with grantees
  • Identify opportunities and support the organization of various meetings of top applicants, grantees, program advisors and others in relevant fields for a variety of strategic purposes
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Philanthropy Intern - Summer 2020

This summer, Lever for Change is seeking to host an intern who will assist the team by:

  • Researching and preparing briefs on potential donors – individual, foundations and corporate
  • Working on collateral materials and curating lists of proposals from the Bold Solutions Network for potential funders
  • Taking notes in donor meetings/calls
  • Playing a role in data management/CRM/Salesforce
  • Assisting with graphic design for communications and collateral materials
  • Helping with research and drafting blog posts

This internship will help an intern gain broad knowledge of innovative projects in the nonprofit sector, the operations of philanthropic organizations and competition processes.

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Social Impact Intern - Summer 2020

This summer, Lever for Change is seeking an intern who will assist the team by:

  • Developing Social Impact content
  • Identifying technical assistance providers for potential partnerships
  • Identifying opportunities for partnership with high profile events/programs related to institutional donors, family foundations, ultra-high net worth individuals and families
  • Providing quality assurance for two-page factsheets and reaching out to applicants for updated documents where needed
  • Playing a role in quality assurance of collateral materials
  • Helping to analyze data/Bold Solutions Network organizations, including mapping where organizations are based, where projects are located and what types of organizations are in the pipeline and helping to create graphs, infographics and visuals to represent the group
  • Developing a survey for the Bold Solution Network to identify technical support needs of organizations
  • Developing a mechanism to track which organizations take advantage of what types of technical support opportunities
  • Developing proposal guidelines for small grant fund and methodology/criteria for assessing proposals
  • Other duties as assigned

This internship will provide an intern with broad knowledge of innovative projects in the nonprofit sector, the operations of philanthropic organizations, and competition processes.

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