About the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation
The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school seniors with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor’s degree at the college or university of their choice.
Endowed by the estate of railroad magnate George Pullman, the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation has been keeping the American Dream of education on track for Chicago-area students since 1950. As one of the oldest scholarship foundations, the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation has ensured equitable access to higher education by awarding nearly $32M in scholarships.
Paid Part-Time Program Assistant
Program Assistant Role & Responsibilities
At the Foundation, the program assistant is part of a small, hardworking staff dedicated to the mission of the Foundation and is passionate about helping students fulfill their dreams of earning a college degree. In this capacity, they will work with the Foundation’s staff on a variety of projects throughout the year including the Pullman Scholar Symposium—the Foundation’s signature event.
Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of the scholarship program (event planning for the symposium, processing scholar and application data, researching education policy and trends, writing articles for the blog and newsletter, maintaining data and scholar records, and other tasks as assigned). This position requires approximately 25 hours per week. The program assistant must be able to work all-day during the Pullman Scholar Symposium on Monday, May 21, 2018.
Applicants should be recent college graduates, or currently pursuing their bachelor’s degree. Applicants should also have strong writing and problem-solving skills, be organized and able to manage a variety of tasks, have a strong understanding of technology, and be able to work independently and collaborate as part of a team. The Foundation believes in a team-based approach to fulfilling our mission, therefore, the program assistant’s work will span the entire organization.
Interested applicants should forward a writing sample (2-3 pages) along with a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in working at the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please address your letter to HR and use the subject line: "Program Assistant").
The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school students with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support, as they pursue their bachelor’s degree at the college or university of their choice.