Naturally Chicago Program Assistant




Location: Chicago, IL (Remote during COVID)
Job Type: Part-time (24 hours/week) 
Level: Entry level 

Reports to: Communications Manager

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Job Criteria: 

  • Interest in learning about the Good Food and Natural Products industry working for an organization that supports entrepreneurs’ growth, development and success 
  • Excellent communicator and organizer, and adept in all forms of digital media  

EducationBachelor’s degree (Preferred) 

About Naturally Chicago: Naturally Chicago — founded in 2019 as a program of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed, and an affiliate of the Naturally Network in Boulder, Colorado — is the Chicago region’s central platform for networking, collaboration, entrepreneur development, events and community building in the fast-growing Good Food and Naturally Products industry.  

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Support the CEO and Development Manager with appointments and follow-up for Naturally Chicago  
  • Under direction of Communications Manager, update Naturally Chicago WordPress website, schedule and post social media content via Sprout Social, and send newsletters and e-blasts via Constant Contact 
  • Coordinate, track and distribute membership lists, sponsorship invitations, responses and payments, and enter data into Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system 
  • Coordinate invitations to Naturally Chicago advisory council and committee members for program-related meetings; distribute materials and communications to groups and track responses 
  • Prepare materials and manage logistics for in-person meetings (when they resume) 
  • Clean and manage mailing lists 
  • Maintain document archives and photo library on Microsoft Teams  
  • Other duties as directed 

Skills Required 

Highly organized, systems thinker, detail oriented. Proactive self-starter who has an interest in advancing social media and communitybuilding skills 

Aptitude with social media platforms, Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams), Canva, Constant Contact 

About the Naturally Network 

Naturally Chicago is an affiliate of the Naturally Network which currently has branches in Boulder (the founding entity), San Francisco Bay Area, Austin and San Diego, with new affiliates authorized in New York City and Los Angeles. By being part of the Naturally Network we can create bigger impact and connect to a larger community of like-minded people. 

Our Values 

  • Cultivating an inclusive community 
  • Maintaining transparency with all stakeholders 
  • Empowering members and staff 
  • Cultivating a continual curiosity 
  • Remaining focused on collaboration 
  • Fostering creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Building all aspects of the organization with the goal of creating health & harmony between people & the planet, while maintaining healthy bottom line 

Naturally Chicago is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.