Development & Communications Associate (Part-Time)
Friedman Place - A community for Adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired
May 11, 2018
$13 - $16 per hour, depending
Part Time - Experienced
Database Management, Development/Fundraising
The Associate provides administrative support of fundraising and communications activities, including donor database management and donor gift processing using Giftworks software, managing direct mail campaigns, performing basic layout of marketing materials, and supporting social media and website platforms.
Responsible for all data entry and record keeping into the agency’s gift management system. This includes processing of gifts, creating and mailing donor thank you letters, creating new donor records, running fundraising reports & mailing lists, data analysis, and clean-up for Gift Works and/or other communication databases.
In coordination with other staff, develop and manage agency communication tools such as: MailChimp, for email blasts, twitter, Facebook, other social media, and the agency website.
Schedule: This is a part-time (24 hours per week) position. Days flexible.
Compensation: Compensation is $13 - $16 per hour, depending on experience. Paid time off for new full-time employees is 20 days plus 6 holidays per year (pro-rated for part-time). Friendly and casual work environment.
Bachelor’s preferred but will consider HS/GED with strong related experience.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications Familiarity with website management a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication and general office skills.
Outstanding organizational and project management abilities; demonstrated success prioritizing managing and completing multiple projects/assignments.
About Friedman Place - A community for Adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Friedman Place is a nonprofit residential community that serves adults aged 22 and up who are blind or visually impaired. The agency’s beginnings go back to 1935; we recently celebrated our eightieth year of serving low income adults who are blind. The agency’s services are provided in a building that we purchased and renovated in 2004. Each resident lives in his or her own apartment - there are 81 in the building – with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is specially designed for people with visual impairments such as special lighting; changes in floor textures; high-contrast paint colors; handrails; and "talking" elevators so residents may move about safely and freely while at home
Staff, specially trained to work with adults with visual impairments, provides social work and nursing services; housekeeping; meals; and a variety of programs and activities fitting resident needs and interests. Last year, the agency provided over 30,000 days and nights of affordable supportive housing; 24/7 assistance and services from nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, activity staff, social workers, and others; 8,500 balanced, nutritious me...als in the last year, prepared in our own kitchen; and 2,000 hours of activities as diverse as meditation, writing group, bowling, tutoring, sing-a-long, exercise, crossword puzzles, and more. All services promote integrated physical, mental and social health so residents lead as full and as independent lives as possible. The agency has 65 employees and 100 volunteers and is led by a volunteer board of directors.