Now Hiring an Outreach and Development Administrator


The Outreach and Development Administrator at Chicago HOPES for Kids will provide leadership in the areas of community outreach and relationship building, social media and event planning. The position will oversee community events, awareness and fundraising campaigns, and assist with management of the donor database. The Outreach and Development Administrator will work closely with HOPES staff particularly the Executive Director and Volunteer Manager to increase community awareness, maintain and foster partnerships, and increase connections for families in shelter. The Outreach and Development Administrator will supervise Outreach VISTA(s), a small group of AmeriCorps members, and specialized volunteers (event coordinators and volunteer ambassadors).


  • Serve as a member of the HOPES leadership team and help develop organizational strategy and goals

  • Coordinate shelter based resource fairs

  • Plan and build partnerships for annual homeless awareness event

  • Curate an annual outreach events calendar, register for events, assign volunteers to attend and follow up

  • Develop Chicago HOPES for Kids collateral including tri-fold brochure, annual report, flyers, branded materials

  • Assist with Giving Tuesday and Annual Appeal multi-media campaigns

  • Manage Social media

  • Event planning and execution

  • Donor database maintenance

  • Visit shelters at least twice a month to participate in the program

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with marketing collateral development

  • Experience with social media communications

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Experience with Google Drive

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership skills/self-starter

  • Highly organized

  • Development and event planning experience

  • Experience working with homeless shelters and/or individuals experiencing homelessness

For more information or to apply email our Interim executive director at: