About the Organization

Established in 1987 as the Test Positive Aware Network, TPAN’s mission is, “Saving lives and empowering people affected by HIV/AIDS and related challenges.” Armed with the vision of providing lifesaving care and far-reaching education to people affected by HIV that improves quality of life, TPAN is committed to its grassroots foundation as a highly mobilized, peer-led and community-based organization that maintains its key value of self-empowerment.

Initially founded as a grassroots resource for those struggling with an HIV diagnosis, TPAN’s work has expanded to meet clients’ needs, whatever they may be, and provides information and access to care with efficacious attention and a non-judgmental philosophy.

While HIV is a common concern for the organization’s clients, it is not the only issue addressed, as almost 30% of those who visit TPAN are homeless, and many are coping with mental health or substance use issues. TPAN’s free services address co-occurring conditions faced by HIV-positive and vulnerable individuals, including but not limited to HIV stigma, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, unemployment, extreme poverty and inadequate access to healthcare.

TPAN’s staff are trained to work with clients using a holistic approach, which allows medical, social, emotional, and psychological problems to be addressed simultaneously. This client-centered approach addresses various clinical complexities and treats the whole person, not simply parts of the person or their individual illnesses or problems.

About the Position

TPAN is seeking a new CEO that will serve as the leader and public face of the organization. The successful candidate will be engaging, personable and possess strong leadership skills with an ability to lead a highly-skilled and knowledgeable team. The CEO will report directly to the Board of Directors and work in concert with the senior leadership team. The CEO will be expected to develop a strategic vision for the future of TPAN and demonstrate innovative thinking and judicious use of resources. This person will also foster and develop strong relationships with clients, government agencies, philanthropic enterprises and community partners. Therefore, candidates with a strong connection to the community that TPAN serves and the Chicagoland area are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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Morten Group, LLC, a national consulting firm based in Chicago, was established in November 2001 to focus on clients in the nonprofit, for-profit, and foundation fields. Services include diversity, racial equity, and inclusion (DREI) assessments and trainings; executive searches; research; and organizational development. Our work is centered on a commitment to transformation through education, assessment, and action.

The Training Coordinator will support the cycle of initial planning, to final execution, to evaluation of the various trainings we provide our clients. This is an excellent position for a creative, dynamic, and detail-oriented person with at least 3 years of administrative, training and/or nonprofit experience. If that’s you, this will fulfill your quest for growth  and progressive responsibility for pulling moving pieces together for the successful development and implementation of trainings and support with general administrative duties as part of the Morten Group (MG) team. The Training Coordinator reports directly to the President, Project Director, and Training and Curriculum Director and collaborates with them on the following:

Specific Training Responsibilities

  • Administrative (training related):
    • Support scheduling of trainings with clients
    • Support with managing internal (MG) training calendar
    • Determine availability of MG facilitators for trainings
    • Coordinate MG training supplies
    • Communicate with client contact(s) regarding training needs/logistics
  • Support with developing and updating training materials including Prezi, participant guide, and facilitator guide to reflect accurate client information and assessment data
  •  Facilitation:
    • Prepare for trainings independently and with co-facilitator/s
    • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant DREI issues and resources
    • Facilitate trainings and debrief trainings
    • Collaborate with co-facilitator/s to create a written summary of training sessions

Additional responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assistance for President, Project Director, and Training and Curriculum Director as needed with day-to-day office operations
  • Assistance for consultants with tasks as-needed
  • Preparation of any printed documents for meetings, trainings,
  • Assistance with planning and execution of any events, including retreats, meetings,
  • General administrative duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Pay rate is $20.00 per hour for 15-20 hours per week. There is a potential for a 10% pay increase after successful completion of the first 90 days.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to inquiry@mortengroup.com with the subject line “MG – Training Coordinator Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. For best consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Morten Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.

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About the Organization

AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) is a new initiative that will offer capacity building support, professional development, trainings, resources and connectivity to nonprofits in under-resourced communities, initially on the West Side of Chicago, and later to other communities. AMPT grew out of a research project during which hundreds of stakeholders were surveyed and interviewed about the capacity-building needs of community organizations doing the most critical work with the least resources. Research and experience confirm that explicit and consistent investment in capacity building and organizational development is critical to ensuring that organizations realize their full potential.

Chicago Cares proudly serves as the fiscal sponsor for AMPT. Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. In 2017, Chicago Cares launched an exciting new Community Investment Strategy to use impact volunteerism as a catalyst for community change efforts on Chicago’s south, west, and northwest sides where the infusion of resources and capacity could be transformational.

About the Position

AMPT is looking for an Executive Director who understands nonprofit operating realities and life cycles, ideally has experience with nonprofit start-up, is a self-starter, possesses an entrepreneurial drive and who is committed to capacity building to support organizations led by people of color and those organizations who serve people of color on Chicago’s West Side.

 

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About the Organization

Affinity Community Services (Affinity) is a social justice organization that focuses on health and wellness, leadership development, and community building. Affinity’s core constituents are Black lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and LGBTQ youth of African descent in the Chicago metropolitan area, though much of its work addresses needs and issues related to the broader LGBTQ and Black communities.

About the Position

The Executive Director provides visionary leadership for Affinity, ensuring that it is serving the community in a manner consistent with its mission. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its strategic goals, financial objectives, and successful day-to-day operations.

 

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About the Organization

The Chicago Freedom School (CFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2007 in the spirit of the original freedom schools in Mississippi in the 1960s, with the vision of advancing youth-led social change movements with support from adult allies. CFS provides programs, trainings, and other nontraditional educational opportunities where young people and adults can study the work of past movements, deepen their understanding of current social problems, build new coalitions, and develop strategies for change.

About the Position

The Chicago Freedom School is seeking a passionate and dedicated professional to assume leadership for the organization by serving as the next Executive Director. As an organization poised for growth, committed social justice educators, activists, and/or youth development professionals with prior nonprofit management experience are encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CFS’s staff, programs, fundraising, outreach, and the overall execution of its mission.

 

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About the Organization

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families, and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, as well as creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $14 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

About the Position

The Foundation is looking for a colleague who has experience building a community of practice, engaging in collaborative work, and developing a program to scale; and who is strategic, thoughtful, and committed to systems change with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.

The Harris Professional Development Network Manager will expand the reach and expertise of the Harris Professional Development Network (PDN, Network), which is an innovative network of 19 multi-disciplinary programs from 12 states, DC and Israel, all of which are Foundation grantees. The PDN trains the infant and early childhood mental health workforce, develops, promotes, and integrates core developmental and mental health principles into systems and services, and informs public policy around young children’s social and emotional development.

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About the Organization

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the State of Washington’s largest state and federally funded provider of comprehensive civil legal aid services to people in or near poverty. Every year, NJP provides legal assistance and representation to more than 14,000 low-income households to address fundamental human needs including housing, family safety, access to health care, and income security. NJP’s more than 150 attorneys deliver individualized and systemic client services from 19 regional offices, through a variety of service models, including a statewide legal assistance hotline. NJP also maintains an extensive public web site with self-help legal resources in multiple languages and formats. NJP now seeks a Deputy Director to support and advance NJP’s mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities, and protect human dignity.

About the Position

The Deputy Director serves as the program’s general counsel and is responsible for NJP’s effective and efficient administration and operations to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

The Deputy Director is a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy, and the Director of Finance to provide strategic, programmatic, and race equity leadership for NJP. The Deputy Director supervises the Operations Director, Human Resources Director, and Information Technology Director.

How to Apply

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Northwest Justice Project – Deputy Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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About the Organization

In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education.

Today, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need with sites in Rogers Park, West Lakeview, West Garfield Park, and Austin. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families, with the mission of promoting the comprehensive early development of children through school-readiness programs, personal enrichment activities, and family support services.

About the Position

The Human Resources Director contributes to the success of Mary Crane Center by providing a full range of professional-level and administrative HR support for the Executive Director in support of effective HR operations and HR initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and thoughtful problem solver, a prudent change-agent and collaborator, and a diplomatic and driven leader. The Human Resources Director will have the unique opportunity to build the HR Department and along with the management team, assist in providing strategy and support for the organization in a time of substantial growth.

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About the Organization

Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $59 million, the agency serves more than 27,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes: 11 service delivery sites, an administrative building, and three resale stores.

For more information about Howard Brown Health please visit www.howardbrown.org.

About the Position

The Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion is a member of the senior management team entrusted to steward a high-performing, engaged, prepared, and informed workforce that advocates the organization’s values and upholds its code of conduct. The VP works with leaders across the agency to spearhead human resource solutions designed for results, accountability, and excellence. The executive oversees diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure Howard Brown Health’s commitment to culturally affirming care, anti-oppressive principals, and LGBTQ-affirming practices are taught, embraced, and continuously reinforced. The VP oversees all HR initiatives including, but not limited to, position design, recruitment, hiring, retention and promotions; budgeting and compensation and benefits strategies; on-boarding, orientation, and exit/transition protocols; employee relations, engagement, appeals and grievances; policy development and performance management; workforce training and development; supervisor training and support; employee health and wellness; record keeping and compliance; and other core human resource functions.

The Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion will report to the Chief Operating Officer. The VP must possess requisite experience managing workforce systems for union and nonunion employees. As an executive leader, the VP works with senior management on business planning, strategy, and high-level decision making. The VP facilitates the Human Resources committee of the Board of Directors and oversees the Human Resources Department.

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About the Organization

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. Through their 24-hour crisis phone line, counseling, and legal assistance, they provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families in crisis, while educating communities as part of the movement to end domestic violence. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of trauma-informed services, while recognizing and responding to vicarious trauma that can occur within staff providing such services.

Between Friends recognizes that sexism is a root cause of domestic violence, and as such, women are disproportionately the targets of this form of oppression. They also acknowledge that domestic violence is intrinsically linked to all systemic forms of violence, including heterosexism, cissexism, classism, racism, ageism, ableism, and sizeism. Domestic violence affects everyone and their programs support all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, national origin, language capacity, or ability.

About the Position

The Executive Director of Between Friends will lead and oversee all affairs related to the organization, and is responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of the agency, including fundraising, fiscal management, program management, public relations, and implementing the Boards’ directives. The successful candidate must be a skilled leader, and comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment where self-care is emphasized. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and enables the Board to meet its governance, financial, and legal responsibilities. They must be deeply committed to the goals of the organization and willing to act as an advocate around a broad range of domestic violence issues.

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