We’re Hiring

Click here to apply.

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Position: Cultivate and Manage Relationships; Provide Leadership for our Community in Illinois
Full time, with benefits

This position is currently open as of June 2018. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

Greenhouse Scholars is an education nonprofit that cultivates extraordinary leaders to change low-income families and communities.

Our vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. Our values are leadership, accountability, community, and relentlessness. We support high-performing but under-resourced students during and after college with a Whole Person program model that includes 8 components: mentorship, peer support, internships, professional networking, Summer Symposium, financial support, skills modules, and impact. Greenhouse Scholars has an innovative, hard-working, results-driven culture with a high-performing team. Together with our 220+ Scholars, we are catalyzing change for thousands of individuals, families, and communities locally and across the globe for generations to come.

The Opportunity:

Since 2012, Greenhouse Scholars has thrived in Illinois. We are looking for a dynamic person to manage existing relationships and cultivate new ones with individual donors, corporate partners, mentors, volunteers, and foundations — with a focus on growing these relationships so they become increasingly meaningful, valuable, and sustainable. This position will require adaptive relationship skills, interaction with high-net-worth individuals and corporate donors, and a strong, self-motivated work ethic.

Responsibilities will Include:

  • Managing one of the organization’s most important regions with an ownership mentality to solutions and results.
  • Communicate the Greenhouse Scholars program deliberately and intentionally in a way that’s consistent with our brand strategy and inspiring.
  • Develop trust, confidence, and a strong rapport with 250+ VIP individual and corporate donors.
  • Getting the ‘right contributors in the right seats’ by presenting opportunities to engage that are customized and specific to the prospect’s goals and values, that are a match with the organization’s needs, that can be sustained for the long-term, and that the organization can deliver on.
  • Cultivate referrals from current supporters.
  • Write and present compelling proposals for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Write, format, and design reports that demonstrate our unique value in a professional and customized manner.

Ideal candidate will:

  • Establish trust and build long-term, high-quality relationships.
  • Be positive, engaging, and entrepreneurial.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and follow up skills.
  • Have exceptional attention to detail, especially regarding written proposals and reports.
  • Work independently in an office in downtown Chicago often remote from other team members.
  • Have 5-15 years of work experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is mandatory.

Click here to apply.