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Partners for Sacred Places | Chicago, IL
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Partners for Sacred Places


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Partners for Sacred Places is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization in the United States devoted to helping congregations and their communities preserve, sustain, and actively use older and historic sacred places

Candidates for the Consulting Services Associate position should have some knowledge of American congregations, including how they function and what issues they face today. In addition, candidates should:

•       Feel comfortable working with institutional leadership to plan and execute a project

•       Have experience training and teaching groups of leaders

•       Have a basic understanding of buildings/architecture, and how architects and designers engage with building owners

•       Have experience with nonprofits

Responsibilities – Core Areas

Program Implementation and Delivery (approximately 30%)

•       Learn and develop competency as a facilitator and trainer in Partners’ programs that build congregational capacity, map the assets that sacred places offer, and engage architects in conducting design workshops

•       Support the organization, logistics planning, and facilitation of project events, meetings, trainings and gatherings

•       Assist with research and analysis in support of projects, as necessary

•       Assist with scheduling and conducting interviews for capital campaign planning, or other special project meetings and follow-up with notes and reporting

Writing and Communication (approximately 30%)

•       Assist in developing client-related project materials including drafting, editing, and revising project documents such as press releases, letters, reports, etc.

•       Assist with drafting, editing, and revising internal and external project communications, such as newsletters and Sacred Places magazine articles

•       Support in developing program materials, including drafting and editing content for print as well as online and social media communications

•       Assist in the development of case studies, articles, and other media

Proposals and Client Relations (approximately 30%)

•       Support marketing for consulting services, including responding to prospective client inquiries, assisting staff with preparations for prospective client presentations, and support for various marketing events

•       Assist with drafting, editing, and revising proposals for prospective clients

•       Edit, revise, and track contracts as needed

•       Manage and update tracking of prospective and active clients

Support Executive Vice President (approximately 10%)

•       Support the activities of the EVP including travel, calendar, draft reports, etc.

Expectations and Qualifications

•       Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail

•       Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication with colleagues and clients

•       Critical thinking skills and the ability to tackle complex problems with creativity and openness

•       Facility in engaging with a varied range of demographic, social, and economic constituencies in both rural and urban settings

•       Ability to establish priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously

•       Flexibility to work independently, as well as a member of a team

•       Mastery of MS Office

•       Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Partners for Sacred Places

•       Willingness to travel frequently

To Apply:

Partners for Sacred Places offers a dynamic and demanding work environment with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to chicago@sacredplaces.org. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Partners for Sacred Places is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization in the United States devoted to helping congregations and their communities preserve, sustain, and actively use older and historic sacred places…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, excellent PTO (time off) plan

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, excellent PTO (time off) plan

Location

401 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL

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