815-801-3035 info@fornwil.org


The Foundation for Northwest Illinois

Job Description: Office Administrator

Hours: 18-24 hours/week.

PAY: $22.50 – $26.00/hour, Part-Time

SUMMARY: This position is a dynamic role with a variety of different tasks and an opportunity to be involved in impactful work. The position will be employed by The Foundation for Northwest Illinois, with a consistent number of hours each week (Monday through Friday) with very occasional weekend events.

Responsibilities include supporting accounts payable/receivable, database management, donor communications, project and event management, systems development/management, filing and general administrative duties, document tracking and oversite, calendar/scheduling, coordination of grants, social media management, and other duties as assigned.

Duties of this position include exposure to a high level of confidential information that must be handled with extreme sensitivity. All employees are required to sign Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality agreements.


  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Direct experience in administrative support with 5 years of experience in an office environment or comparable experience.
  • Experience with a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer and data management skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
  • Experience with some type of CRM software preferred.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and editing skills.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License, motor vehicle.
  • Event management experience.
  • Ability to travel on occasion to events, as needed.
  • Scheduling flexibility with occasional early mornings, nights, or weekend work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@fornwil.org for consideration.

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2024. Target starting date: June 10 – 28.