Jul 11, 2023

Associate Director

  • Spirit Juice Studios
  • Alsip, IL, USA
Part time Other Professional Services

Job Description

We take great pride in our work, but we always work hard to create a corporate culture that is very friendly, humble, and supportive.

Purpose: To develop, manage, and implement the fundraising plan and to provide additional administrative support to the organization.

Contract Position, 10 - 20 hours per week

Essential Functions:

Fundraising and Donor Relations

As a non-profit, Spirit Juice Entertainment Group (SJEG) is dependent on a diversified and successful fundraising plan. The Associate Director manages and implements the fundraising plan with the guidance of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (Board).

  • Assist with the development of a strategic long-term fundraising plan
  • Manage the fundraising plan on a day-to-day basis
  • Participate in fundraising for general administration, programs, site development, and maintenance, through grant writing, donor appeals, capital campaigns, special events, earned income, etc.
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing and maintaining excellent relationships with grant funders, and both private and corporate donors
  • Conduct grant research, writing, and reporting in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Manage fundraising events
  • Maintain complete and accurate fundraising records at all times

Community and Public Relations

  • The Associate Director holds some outreach responsibilities and works closely with the Executive Director to present a strong, positive image of SJEG programs, products, and services to relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist with the production of key communication tools such as an e-newsletter, other electronic sources, and social media
  • Assist with the production of outreach materials (press releases, website updates, and email blasts)

Administrative and Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend staff, board, and other relevant meetings as necessary
  • Provide various office duties including telephone, paper, and email communication
  • Assist with document review and editing
  • Take on additional tasks as directed by the Executive Director


  • Minimum of two years experience in nonprofit fundraising, including donor relations, grant writing, and reporting
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience working with volunteers, non-profits, and community-based organizations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to use computers, including proficiency with Google Meet and the Google Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple demands
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, including children, the elderly, and people of diverse culture

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