Investor & Community Relations Associate

Company: Self Help Federal Credit Union

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Function: Fundraising


WHO We Are:

Self-Help started in 1980 with a focus on economic inequality especially in communities that have faced systemic barriers in building wealth. At the core of what Self-Help does is a drive to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity. In other words, we’re committed to economic justice! Economic Justice means that all communities have the basic infrastructure they need to thrive, from high quality schools to grocery stores selling fresh foods resources that support opportunity at a neighborhood level regardless of demographics, income or wealth.

Since our founding, we’ve constantly sought to find new ways to pursue greater economic justice: from providing fair and affordable loans, to working with partners to demand that lawmakers change unjust policies.


The Investor and Community Relations Associate will provide support to the deposit raising, business development, outreach, and community engagement strategy for the Midwest region of Self-Help FCU.


WHAT You’ll Do:


  • Support deposit raising cultivation, retention, and stewardship activity for local and regional impact with mission investors.
  • Help prepare proposals and reports for prospective and current depositors and investors.
  • Maintain fundraising management records and CRM system, to capture follow-up actions on prospective investors and track progress toward deposit-raising goals.


  • Support the Midwest’s leadership in the execution of engagement, outreach and partnership strategies and activities (including workshops, webinars, and special events, etc.)
  • Support the management of Self-Help’s community facilities.
  • Support Self-Help’s local and regional policy and advocacy work


WHAT You’ll Need:

  • 4-Year College Degree
  • 2-4 years in a financial institution is preferred. Experience in a Community Financial Development Institution (CDFI) bank, credit union, or loan fund; Social/Economic/Racial Justice Nonprofit; or SRI/ESG related sector is highly desirable
  • 2-3 years of fundraising experience preferred; grant writing or major gifts experience is a plus!
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or French is highly desirable
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally to support the communities we serv

Compensation and Benefits

Available upon request.

How to Apply

If you are interested in who we are and what we do; have a strong desire to work in an organization that places a high priority on teamwork and collaboration; and are interested in working to help create economic opportunity for all – THIS is the place for you!


Visit our Careers Page to apply for this position. This position will remain posted until filled.