About Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) is a multiracial, grassroots organization led by conscious seniors in the Chicago metropolitan area. It crosses neighborhood, racial, religious and socio-economic lines to find common ground upon which to act on its values. Through leadership development, organizing and popular education, JASC uses the power of its collective voice to work for economic, social, and racial justice for all seniors and our communities.

About Jane Addams Seniors in Action

Jane Addams Seniors in Action (JASIA) is incorporated in Illinois as a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to unite the power of seniors and their allies in an active grassroots organization, which works to build racial, social, and economic justice. Its activities include community organizing, coalition building, issue campaigns, referenda efforts, educating voters, direct lobbying, and candidate electoral endorsements.

About the Opportunity

JASC and JASIA is seeking a highly-qualified, visionary candidate who can both lead and accompany the organization into its next phase. The Executive Director gives direction and leadership to fulfill the organization’s missions and provides guidance to staff. The ideal candidate is an exceptional listener, someone who will work in close collaboration with the staff, both Boards, and the organization’s members. JASC and JASIA are committed to social, racial, and economic justice and seek a director willing to join in building collective power for long-term structural change.

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About CoNECT

The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo (CHWNB), now operating under the umbrella of CoNECT, formed in 2010 through the efforts of a group of advocates in health care, public health, academia, and community-based organizations looking to foster “bottom up” strategies to improve community health in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The CHWNB developed as frontline workers of and from the communities they serve (Community Health Workers), and stakeholders came together in the areas of health care, public health, housing, education, environment, food access, and social services; with the intent to empower community members to define their own challenges and opportunities and take action to self-determine their future.

CoNECT now includes the CHWNB, School Health and Wellness Collaborative, Peace, Love and Power Collective and several other community-based intersectoral initiatives. CoNECT’s mission is to build relationships, trust and power for healthier individuals, organizations and communities.

About the Opportunity

CoNECT is seeking a Program Manager to assist with project and program design, implementation, administration and management. The Program Manager will support logistics and operations functions of the organization and the various collaborative initiatives of CoNECT and external partners. This position will require a strong focus on resource development and information sharing, and creating networking and education opportunities for community members, Community Health Workers/other frontline workers, and a variety of professionals in the healthcare, education, housing and social services and human services sectors; as well as government and academic institutions.

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About CoNECT

The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo (CHWNB), now operating under the umbrella of CoNECT, formed in 2010 through the efforts of a group of advocates in health care, public health, academia, and community-based organizations looking to foster “bottom up” strategies to improve community health in Buffalo and beyond. The CHWNB developed as frontline workers of and from the communities they serve (Community Health Workers) and stakeholders came together in the areas of health care, public health, housing, education, environment, food access, and social services; with the intent to empower community members to define their own challenges and opportunities and take action to self-determine their future.

CoNECT now includes the CHWNB, School Health and Wellness Collaborative, Peace, Love and Power Collective and several other community-based, intersectoral initiatives. CoNECT’s mission is to build relationships, trust and power for healthier individuals, organizations and communities.

About the Opportunity

CoNECT is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative support.

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About the Organization

Forefront, a 501(c)3 organization, is Illinois’ statewide association representing both grantmakers and operating nonprofits, as well as their advisors and allies. Its mission is to build a vibrant social impact sector for all people of Illinois, providing education, advocacy, and thought leadership, as well as facilitating networking and collective action.

About the Position 

Forefront is seeking a visionary, passionate, and strategic leader as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President and CEO shapes the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. The ideal new President and CEO will have an entrepreneurial spirit, attitude, and approach that actively seeks out change and innovation. The President and CEO should have the ability to build strategic coalitions, participate in complex collaborations, and creatively envision opportunities for the organization to lead during this unique moment in time.

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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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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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