Work at the Moran Center

 

Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations | Administrative Manager | Summer 2021 Clerkship & Internship Program |

 

Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations:

The Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations is responsible for supporting all aspects of James B Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s solicitation of philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and other sources, including government grant procurement.  Along with the Director of Development & Communications this individual will design and execute a solicitation strategy that includes prospect identification, cultivation, proposal writing, and stewardship. This position will be a liaison with current corporate partners and will cultivate and steward new corporate partners to support our events and identify mutual partnerships.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates with the Director of Development & Communications to develop strategies and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan for corporate and foundation giving – proposal and report writing, prospecting to identify new foundation and corporate partners, as well as cultivating and stewarding foundation and corporate partners.
  • Works closely with Moran Center’s Program Staff to capture the essence of our work and effectively communicates our impact to foundations and corporate partners, as well as the community-at-large.
  • Works with Administrative and Program Staff to gather information necessary to report out to corporate/foundation funders.
  • Establishes and maintains a grant/report calendar.
  • Provides timely notification requests for information from Administrative and Program Staff.
  • Assists the Development & Communications Director in establishing a metrics-driven strategy for corporate and foundation donors and works toward annual growth goals.
  • Researches and writes corporate sponsorship packages for special events.
  • Assists with the development of the Moran Center’s annual report and other writing projects, as assigned.
  • Represents the Moran Center in internal and external meetings with various stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of five years of grant writing or related experience;
  • Ability to cultivate, engage, and maintain relationships with donors;
  • Superior and effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Motivated self-starter;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission;
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor; and
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and interactive office.

SALARY-BENEFITS:

  • Salary commensurate with experience, up to $48,000;
  • Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending
  • account for qualified expenditures, including for health care and childcare, retirement savings plan, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); and
  • Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume to ltucker@moran-center.org.

 

Administrative Manager:

The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s Administrative Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of office operations. Additionally, this person is the first point of contact for clients and external partners who call or visit the agency and is responsible for front desk management. The Administrative Manager is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and disposal of office supplies. The Administrative Manager also performs critical administrative tasks as part of the Moran Center’s ongoing donor cultivation efforts and events. The Administrative Manager reports to the Director of Operations, as well as the Director of Development & Communications.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Front Desk Management

  • Serves as the first point of contact for the Moran Center’s clients and visitors. Greets guests at reception area, answers incoming calls, and provides resources based on visitors’ needs.
  • Communicates with clients and visitors in a friendly and professional manner and respects the confidentiality of sensitive information that is shared.
  • Coordinates general front desk duties including mail correspondence and conference room calendars.

Office Operations Management

  • Monitors and maintains adequate inventory of office supplies, including consumables, cleaning supplies, and copy paper.
  • Oversees building-related activities to ensure that the facilities and grounds are safe, up to code, and fully operational in a cost-effective way.
  • Coordinates maintenance and repair work for office equipment and facilities.
  • Manages relationships with service providers and vendors including cleaning company, utility providers, alarm system vendor, etc.

Financial and Human Resources Support

  • Administers monthly accounts payable functions.
  • Supports Human Resources functions, including the execution of criminal background checks of employees and volunteers.

Programmatic Support

  • Performs data entry in the Moran Center’s client database.
  • Supports program staff members with shredding, faxing, filing, etc.

Fundraising Support

  • Schedules internal and external meetings for the Moran Center’s Development & Communications Team.
  • Transmits all received donations to the appropriate fundraising and financial officers.
  • Manages the printing and mailing of donor communications, including direct fundraising appeals and donor acknowledgment letters.
  • Performs administrative duties with regards to donor events.

Leadership

  • Embraces change and proactively looks for areas of improvement within the scope of this position to improve effectiveness and efficiency of processes.

Professional Development/Meetings

  • Participates in regular staff meetings, staff training events, supervision meetings, and adheres to agency policies & procedures.
  • Completes and participates in performance assessments in a timely manner.
  • Seeks professional development opportunities that advance knowledge in functional areas of responsibility.

Other job-related duties, as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Advanced customer service skills and experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with information technology platforms and ability to learn and master computer technology/software programs, as needed.
  • Demonstrated facilities management experience.
  • Strong trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to process, protect, and exercise discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information and materials in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and interactive office.

SALARY-BENEFITS:

  • Salary commensurate with experience, up to $37,500;
  • Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending
  • account for qualified expenditures, including for health care and childcare, retirement savings plan, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); and
  • Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume to dmasini@moran-center.org.

 

Summer 2021 Clerkship Program:

Legal Clerkship (3 positions available): The legal work of the Moran Center is carried out in the criminal courts, civil courts, and in the schools. Moran Center attorneys also provide legal trainings and workshops within the community.

Please address and attach your resume, as well as a cover letter, in an email to the main contact listed for the clerkship for which you’re applying by February 1, 2021. Clerks will primarily focus in one practice area, but there may be opportunities for clerks to take cases from multiple practice areas.  If you are interested in more than one area, please note it in your cover letter.

Criminal Legal Clerkship (1 position available):

The law clerk will work closely with staff attorneys in representing youth in juvenile delinquency and adult misdemeanor/felony cases as part of a holistic legal-social work team. The clerk will provide case management, interview witnesses, perform investigations, conduct legal research, assist with plea bargains, prepare mitigation reports, and will have the opportunity to participate in trials including examining witnesses and/or presenting opening statements. The clerk will also assist staff at the Expungement & Sealing Help Desk at the Skokie Courthouse and may be asked to assist with trainings on legal rights in the community. Law students eligible for a 711 license are encouraged to apply.

Contact:  Patrick Keenan-Devlin, pkeenandevlin@moran-center.org; Tom Verdun, tverdun@moran-center.org

School-Based Civil Legal Clinic Clerkship (1 position available):

In early 2018, the Moran Center launched a school-based civil legal clinic at Chute Middle School. The legal clinic now provides families within the entire elementary school district with access to civil legal services with the goal of stabilizing families to ensure that children succeed and stay-in school. The law clerk will support all aspects of representing clients in civil legal matters, including assisting with the general operations of the clinic and assisting pro bono practitioners. The law clerk may draft pleadings, manage discovery and correspondence, conduct legal research, and file court documents. Law students eligible for a 711 license are encouraged to apply.

Contact:  Megan McClung, mmcclung@moran-center.org

Education Advocacy Clerkship (1 position available):

The law clerk will learn about all aspects of representing children within the school setting, including experience in reviewing educational records, conducting legal research, interviewing clients, drafting legal memoranda, as well as observing/advocating on behalf of clients at school meetings.  Contact:  Luca Guacci, lguacci@moran-center.org.

SUMMER COLLEGE INTERNSHIP

College interns will work with programmatic and administrative staff in all areas of the Moran Center’s services and day-to-day office operations. Interns will assist attorneys at the Expungement & Sealing Help Desk at the Skokie Courthouse, answer incoming phone calls and make referrals as appropriate, prepare materials for and attend various community meetings, help in maintaining the Moran Center’s case/client database, support the Moran Center’s development and marketing efforts, perform general clerical office duties, as needed, including data entry, maintaining legal and/or social work case files, and performing other duties as assigned. Interns will be provided opportunities to observe court and administrative proceedings.

Send a cover letter and resume to Donna Masini, dmasini@moran-center.org by February 1, 2020. 

The Moran Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and encouraged to apply.