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Development and Project Associate

Title: Development and Project Associate

Job Location: Chicago IL

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: VP/Director, All Stars Project of Chicago

Salary Range: $52,000-$56,000

Role Description:

The Development and Project Associate will support the All Stars Project (ASP) of Chicago’s work to sustain and grow our philanthropic partnerships that connect supporters to Chicago’s youth and fuel our 100% privately-funded Afterschool Development programs. This position will provide high level administrative and project support for the diverse activities that make up our development operation including, but not limited to, special events, mail and email outreach campaigns and planning and producing meetings. The successful candidate is incredibly detail oriented, produces high-level work in a fast-paced environment, and exercises discretion and diplomacy in all interactions.

Job responsibilities:

Project Management and Administration

  • Produce and prepare written, oral and visual presentations, letters, and memos on behalf of the VP/Director of the ASP of Chicago. This includes planning and coordinating the production needs of high level meetings with philanthropic partners.
  • On behalf of the VP/Director, coordinate and manage their day-to-day schedule, contact database, travel arrangements, itineraries, and outside organization events and trainings.
  • Partner with the Development Officer to produce quarterly ASP of Chicago board meetings, special board meetings, town halls, and other special events.
  • Work closely with the Director on coordinating meetings, team member calendars and internal and external meetings with partners.
  • Coordinate with the CEO and President’s office on needs when they travel to and work in Chicago.
  • Manage various budgets and expenses on behalf of the VP/Director, ASP of Chicago.
  • Respond to additional tasks as requested by the VP/Director, ASP of Chicago.

Communications and Marketing

  • Project manage branding and marketing projects, including reports, program brochures and video projects for the ASP of Chicago.
  • Project manage any media opportunities for the ASP of Chicago including the coordination of schedules and appearances of the City Leader and Director.
  • Partner with ASP of Chicago team to create content for social media and other digital communications.


  • 3-4 years administrative experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven success in written communication, including proofreading and editing
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, organizing and performing multiple tasks in a diversified workload seamlessly, with excellent attention to detail
  • Team player and flexibility in adjusting to changes in direction and new environments
  • Understanding of poverty-related issues and a commitment to creating educational and developmental opportunities for inner-city youth in outside-of-school contexts
  • Discretion and sensitivity in handling and safeguarding confidential information
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Superb administrative skills including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge and strong acumen of basic computer operations and maintenance
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Experience with non-profit industry preferred
  • Providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

About All Stars

The All Stars Project is changing the national dialogue about how to meaningfully impact the lives of people growing up and living in poverty, and the role that “outside-of-school” plays in preparing inner-city youth for success in their lives. At All Stars, inner-city youth participate in hip-hop talent shows, leadership training in partnership with the business community, an internationally award-winning police-community relations program, and more.

We have transformed our unique, community-based and grassroots programs, founded in NYC in 1981, into a growing movement reaching 20,000 inner-city youth and families each year in 6 cities, and raising $10 million annually in private funding. We have become one of the country’s leading Afterschool Development organizations, creating a new national model that uses performance as our approach to helping kids and their families grow on and off the stage, and bridge-building through volunteer and direct partnership initiatives between affluent supporters, their families, and the youth of All Stars.

The ASP of Chicago, launched in 2007, now reaches more than 5,000 youth annually on the south and west sides of Chicago and has raised more than $16 million in private funding. In 2016, ASP of Chicago embarked on a comprehensive expansion campaign – an important element of which is a visionary strategic growth initiative to establish a “Hub” for Afterschool Development in the heart of downtown. In 2022, the ASP of Chicago plans to open its new “Hub” – a home that welcomes young people from poor and underserved communities, non-profit partners, and business leaders to collaborate on how to collectively create a new Chicago.

How to Apply
Interested applicants may apply through our website at or by visiting our Career Center.

To access the Career Center, internal applicants click here and external applicants click here. If there is currently not a position open be sure and join our Talent Community to stay updated on other job opportunities.

To learn more about All Stars Project, please visit our website at

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Contact Info:
Alise Ralston
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago , Illinois , 60614 United States