Spectrum Nonprofit Services is looking for a new Associate to join our team in late summer / early Fall. This position plays a key role in our four-person organization, supporting a variety of activities from direct client service to operations and administration. In doing so, the Associate plays an important role in accomplishing our mission: to enable nonprofits to work more effectively as they better our society and enrich our lives.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Associate wears many “hats” at Spectrum. Three big categories capture the work of the Associate:

  • Support direct client service
    • Provide support for Principal and other consultants in delivering on client project objectives
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative survey results
    • Conduct interviews with stakeholders to help analyze a nonprofit’s market
    • Prepare initial drafts of client deliverables
    • Assist in client meetings
    • Draft trainings on a variety of topics including organizational strategy, revenue strategy, and nonprofit finance
  • Manage business development activities
    • Develop and implement Spectrum’s business and practice development strategy
    • Lead intake process including initial prospective client conversations, proposal writing, and onboarding
    • Manage close out process including client satisfaction surveys and subsequent outreach
    • Draft and post content on social media
    • Curate regular cadence of blog posts
    • Compile quarterly newsletters
  • Ensure smooth internal operations
    • Oversee monthly invoicing and calculate revenue projections
    • Manage memberships and subscriptions to professional resources and technology tools
    • Update Spectrum’s website when appropriate
    • Order supplies when appropriate
    • Evaluate internal processes
    • Facilitate internal meetings (ie: staff meetings, weekly check ins, etc.)

What You Do

A successful candidate will be able to:

  • Manage multiple projects or priorities yet still meet deadlines
  • Operate in a flexible work environment and navigate ambiguity
  • Take initiative to advance projects
  • Value feedback and integrate it into projects and assignments
  • Synthesize information from a variety of sources to convey ideas
  • Write clearly to enhance communication of ideas
  • Have an interest in and curiosity about organizational management and nonprofit capacity building
  • Implement technology tools and applications (ie: Basecamp, Slack, Microsoft Suite, etc.)
  • Leverage previous nonprofit experience to strengthen Spectrum’s practice (preferred)

What You Can Learn

By accepting the Associate position, you will develop the ability to:

  • Discern key strategic challenges of nonprofit organizations
  • Analyze program and financial information to develop strategic priorities
  • Leverage tools like the Matrix Map, intended impact, impact strategy, etc. to strengthen clients’ ongoing strategic decision-making
  • Write client proposals to accurately represent Spectrum’s services
  • Identify and describe trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Understand and analyze nonprofit financial information
  • Create agendas for client meetings and trainings

Salary & Benefits

The starting salary for the Associate position is between $45,000 and $58,000, commensurate with experience and firm performance. We offer health and vision insurance and support a healthy work-life balance. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the possibility of some work in our Chicago office. Very limited travel required.

About Spectrum

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an office in Chicago, Spectrum Nonprofit Services has developed both a local and national reputation in nonprofit strategy. Spectrum is a small, fast-paced collaborative office that has seen continual growth over the last thirteen years. Staff are expected to be flexible and take initiative when necessary, as many aspects of this business require the ability to work independently on a regular basis. We partner with organizations of all sizes and missions to provide customized consulting and training services designed to increase impact, financial viability and overall sustainability.

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and what we’re thinking about.

To Apply

Please visit: https://recruiterflow.com/db_7aa9c02ce4689a51b34977a08d22ee44/jobs/15

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.