Hours: 20-25 hours/week, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., flexible times
Location: 712 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60654
Greenheart International, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve this through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism.
Our Greenheart Development Department provides funding and support for Greenheart Odyssey, our youth programs equipping under-resourced students in Chicago, along with our international high school and college students, to become globally-minded community leaders. By planning fundraising events and building donor relationships, our team provides scholarships for youth to learn and grow through summer camp, international travel experiences, leadership conferences, and community service opportunities.
About our ideal candidate:
Enough about us, we want to hear about you! Our ideal candidate has a positive attitude, comfortable asking questions, and is looking to get hands-on experience with various projects in nonprofit development.
Interested in inspiring your community to support a great cause? This may be the place for you! Looking to learn more about vendor relations and event planning? We’ve got you covered. Does the talk of tracking auction items and RSVPs excite you? Don’t hesitate to apply. Do you have an interest in conducting research about corporate foundations, grant applications, or other funding leads? Keep reading to learn more!
Assist with logistical planning of events, including our annual Greenheart Gala in the spring and Odyssey Cruise fundraiser in the fall
Help to implement the event marketing plan
Work with Visibility team to create promotional materials
Research and solicit corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations
Ensure all donations are recorded
Implement the monthly e-blast giving campaign
Create a template for development emails include solicitations, events, recognition, and taxes
Monitor donations and their effect on specific giving campaigns
Develop “Best Practices” for data entry and donor recognition
Research Chicago corporations and their stewardship goals
Develop marketing materials for donors
Assist with the database for fundraising and outreach initiatives
Record and analyze fundraising data, including the NEON website and greenheart.info webpage
Other Greenheart Support
Assist in other Greenheart projects and programs as needed, especially those related to development
Assistance with the alumni network as necessary
Bachelor’s degree in progress or higher
Highly detail oriented and organized
Outgoing personality with a willingness to learn
Excellent communication skills (phone and email)
Self-directed and flexible
Working knowledge of Excel and social media outlets
Event planning experience is a plus
Genuine desire to promote youth development, cultural exchange, and community service
About Greenheart International
Greenheart International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve our goals through a unique set of programs and initiatives fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: Greenheart Exchange, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, and Greenheart Transforms.