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Consulting Services Associate (Chicago) 


Partners for Sacred Places has long been on the cutting edge of programs, training, advocacy, and research related to the preservation of historic houses of worship. Partners goes one step further to be on the cutting edge of the nonprofit world be incorporating streams of earned income into our portfolio of services. These consulting services – including discovery, feasibility, and readiness studies, capital campaign management, and more – provide our core constituency with customized solutions to both capital fundraising and growing connections with the wider community.

As our menu of services and client base continues its growth, Partners seeks a Consulting Services Associate who will be responsible for tracking prospective clients and active contracts and assisting in fieldwork and project implementation. Candidates for this position must have excellent writing and presentation skills, the ability to multitask, and the capacity to prioritize multiple tasks/responsibilities. This position will report to the Executive Vice President and offers the opportunity for growth within the organization.


Active Contract Tracking And Implementation (65%)

  • Support colleagues on research related to clients’ development of client case statements, including identifying sources for them to explore, proofreading drafts, and providing feedback on layout and presentation of the document and case-related fundraising collateral
  • Support colleagues as they work with clients on material design and media strategy related to capital campaigns, including the proofing of brochures and other print materials, advice on layout and presentation of such materials, and the incorporation of social media into their work
  • Assist colleagues to help clients identify new sources of funding, including identifying potential grants for their ongoing ministries and programs, as well as their capital needs; edit and revise grant proposals
  • Support colleagues in conducting on-site interviews and research for discovery, feasibility, and readiness studies
  • Provide logistical support for trainings, including tracking attendance, furnishing reminders to attendees, preparing materials (handouts, presentations, etc.), etc. in collaboration with colleagues
  • Proofread, edit, and revise final feasibility study reports, strategic plan reports, capital campaign evaluations, etc.

Prospect Tracking (35%)

  • Oversee an organization-wide database of prospective clients
  • Monitor progress with prospective clients
  • Track contact with faith and lay leadership of potential client institutions, updating database of client information
  • Set-up meetings/phone calls with prospective clients
  • Prepare proposal drafts, proofread, edit, and revise proposals and contracts as directed


  • 5+ years of experience in capital campaigns, development, and fundraising
  • Excellent organizational skills, acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication with colleagues and clients
  • Experience and interest in working with diverse faith communities
  • Ability to establish priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work independently, as well as a member of a team
  • Mastery of MS office
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Partners for Sacred Places
  • Ability and desire to travel frequently

To Apply:

Partners for Sacred Places offers a dynamic and demanding work environment with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Sajdak at No phone calls, please. EOE.

No current internship opportunities. 

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