One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.

Community Engagement Coordinator

The Community Engagement Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to assist the Assistant Director of Community Engagement in acquiring new donors and sponsors and supports the management of existing relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois is engaging in an exciting rebuilding process. We are looking for a candidate who has the skill set, experience and personal characteristics who will thrive in being a part of this next chapter.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundraising & Development Support:
    • Works to acquire new donors and supports the management of existing donor relationships.
    • Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date. 
    • Provides support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events. 
    • Assists with the creation and finalization of mailing and guest lists.
    • Provides personal outreach to potential donors, sponsors, volunteers and guests in order to inform them of events and activities.
    • Performs basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, maintaining a filing system and more.
    • Creates new business contacts by scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.
    • Supports Manager in fundraising event execution. 
  • Marketing & Recruitment Support:
    • Creates valuable and engaging media content that attracts and converts the target audience.
    • Sends out media content through social media, email, and quarterly donor newsletter.
    • Maintains email database. 
    • Works with the Assistant Director of Community Engagement to plan and deploy Match events for Bigs and Littles.
    • Secures new partnerships and coupons for activities for Bigs and Littles.
    • Engages and supports volunteer Bigs through creating and sharing content for maintaining and growing their match relationship. 
    • Works with the Community Engagement Manager to plan and deploy volunteer recruitment campaigns and information sessions.


  • 3-5 years of experience working in Fundraising, Marketing and/or Communications
  • Team player and positive attitude 
  • Works effectively in a changing environment
  • Willingness to take in feedback, learn and adapt
  • Creative problem solver and resolve to forge ahead
  • Strong communication and writing abilities  
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with CRM and email marketing software  preferred
  • BA/BS degree in Marketing, Communications or Business


  • Paid health, vision and dental benefits
  • Paid life and short term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.