The Ounce of Prevention Fund is one of Chicago’s most energized, future-focused organizations devoted to early childhood development.
Our mission is to improve the life chances for low-income children through programs, training, research and advocacy.
We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in this mission and share a commitment to our core values of appreciation & respect, empowerment, diversity, excellence, learning and communication.
Working on the Quality, Solutions, and Impact (QSI) team, you will strengthen state and community professional development systems and connects families, home visiting professionals, and instructional leaders with high quality products and services through a framework of strong organizational conditions.
The community and conference affairs associate will provide full-time support for the planning and execution of high-quality programmatic events and professional learning communities at the Ounce of Prevention Fund. As a member of the Conference & Community Affairs team the associate will work within a shared service model to provide expertise and capacity building to execute a portfolio of professional learning experiences across the organization.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Community & Conference Affairs you will:
Lead the daily operations for the National Home Visiting Summit’s professional learning communities. Will partner with consultants and colleagues from across the organization to promote, staff, and amplify each community. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to; managing LinkedIn communities, drafting and executing monthly communications, partnering with external facilitators, responding to participant inquiries, staffing annual in-person meetings, leading monthly webinars, supporting data collection efforts in Salesforce and with research partners.
Lead and support the execution of the organization's event solutions platform Cvent. The associate will be responsible for developing and managing the life cycle of events within Cvent and the Salesforce environment. Will be expected to have or develop knowledge to build capacity and expertise.
Partner with content teams to lead the execution of event-related communications in Cvent and Marketing Cloud. Will manage communications calendars and ensure communications are on time, within scope, and error-free. The associate will also ensure distribution lists are accurate and up to date in Salesforce and related platforms.
Provide high-quality customer service and operational leadership during the execution of all live events. Will support logistical efforts for all events, including, but not limited to, registration and mobile app, attendee and speaker support, basic audiovisual support material production, and vendor management.
Utilize project management tools (Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams) to effectively collaborate cross-divisional teams and with outside partners to strategize, plan, and execute high-quality learning experiences.
As required, perform necessary administrative duties to effectively support and staff work. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting scheduling, data entry, and financial record keeping.
Last but not least we offer some great perks:
Work from home options for qualified employees plus flexible hours.
Tuition reimbursement, competitive salary and benefit packages, employer contribution towards your 401k, and much more.
The Ounce is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Non-profit management or another relevant field.
At least 2 years of experience with event planning, fundraising, marketing or similar industries.
Experience working with Salesforce & Cvent.
Experience working with consultants, vendors, and external partners.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem solving, results-focused.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required with strong attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills to efficiently manage multiple tasks and associated documentation.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Advanced/working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Travel 1-3 weeks per year
About Ounce of Prevention Fund
Here’s what we do:
We serve more than 4,000 children and families directly through birth-to-five programs we fund and operate in Chicago as well as through our network of voluntary home visiting programs throughout Illinois.
We integrate the latest research and best theories into our program development efforts.
We train nearly 3,000 community-based early childhood professionals in Illinois each year.
We advocate for state and federal funding for early childhood services that reach hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
We partner with advocacy organizations in 23 states and Washington, DC, to build their capacity to advance policy change and increase public investments in effective birth-to-five programs.
We communicate through publications and other resources to ensure that what we know is translated into understanding that leads to action—in homes, schools, board rooms, and on Capitol Hill.
We design and develop models, curricula, education materials and other programs that help prevent the academic achievement gap and the social problems it can create, including school dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime and chronic health conditions.