Associate, Chicago Principal Partnership

The Chicago Public Education Fund

About the organization

The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) is a nonprofit that supports public schools by investing in the talented educators who lead them. We partner with Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, the local philanthropic community, and school leaders to build and sustain a culture of strong leadership. Now celebrating our twentieth year of service, our programs, policy work, and data infrastructure have made a measurable, positive impact in schools and improved outcomes for students.


We are currently seeking an associate to support The Chicago Principal Partnership (The Partnership), a collaborative of organizations that share a belief in the importance of principal quality as part of the city’s school improvement strategy. Since its launch in 2016, The Partnership has convened members of over 15 organizations to gather data, share best practices and explore new ways to better support school leaders in Chicago. To maximize the success of higher-risk initiative testing and exploration, the Associate, The Chicago Principal Partnership will closely collaborate with our cross-functional leadership team to drive new ideas and help the team succeed. They will demonstrate a hypothesis-driven and outcome-oriented mindset, with a bias toward action, especially in ambiguity.


The Fund is seeking a highly motivated professional. Successful candidates will have:

• A strong work ethic and a detail-oriented approach.
• Comfort in new or unprecedented contexts.
• Project planning experience with a strong track record of executing on and achieving results.
• Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills, particularly with diverse audiences.
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office – particularly PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to manage self, manage workload effectively, be flexible and adaptive, and follow through on execution in a time-sensitive, high-stakes environment.
• Ideally, prior experience and/or interest in working in the nonprofit or education sector.


$55,000 - $65,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please visit and follow the links to navigate to the "Associate, Chicago Principal Partnership" job description. Once there, use the "Apply" button to submit your application: resume, cover letter, and two writing samples. For the writing submissions, we would like to see a) an example of substantive professional communication (e.g. a detailed email sent to external partners) and b) an example of an extended memo or other long-form written communication (newsletter, report, etc.). Finalists for this position will be required to submit for a background check.

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