Project Assistant, SBNM Lilly Endowment Grant

Job description

Departments: School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) and the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Reports to: Program Director, SBNM Lilly Endowment Grant, with daily oversight and management reporting to the Associate Dean, SBNM.

Position Summary:

Supports the program developed by SBNM and the Axelson Center and funded by the Lilly Endowment's National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. This is a three-year position (2021, 2022, and 2023). This position works 29 hours a week, with a flexible schedule.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support for the SBNM/Axelson Center program developed for the Lilly Endowment's National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.
  • Monitors contracts with consultants/presenters to execute the program plan.
  • Supports the planning and provides the execution for workshops, conferences, custom workshops, and retreats
  • Coordinates and executes promotional efforts
  • Tracks expenses and budgets
  • Supports the evaluation process for programs
  • Supports the Director in preparing annual reports for the Lilly Endowment.
  • Arranges for all travel by the Director and other participants in the program.
  • Supports the logistics for the quarterly advisory committee meetings.
  • Meets regularly with the Director to discuss the details of executing the program.


  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • A minimum of one-year professional experience.
  • Experience with program support.
  • Experience with church operations and finances preferred.
  • Personal commitment to North Park University's mission of Christian higher education.
  • Excellent organizational, logistics, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technologically-savvy (high level user of Social Media, Databases, Microsoft Office).
  • Must be a self-starter and highly dependable.
  • Adept at working in a team environment.
  • Excels at and enjoys executing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible - willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • The job periodically requires ability to lift boxes, walk up stairs, drive.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Effective Date: January 2021




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Posted: 1/4/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Part Time