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About the Organization

Erie delivers high quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to over 77,000 patients in the language of their choice and with respect for their cultural beliefs. Nearly all of their front-facing staff, including medical providers, are bilingual in English and Spanish, and have provided services in 62 different languages in the last year. Their community-based health centers are portals to high- quality care – and a higher quality of life – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Motivated by the belief that healthcare is a human right, they provide high quality, affordable care to support healthier people, families and communities.

About the Position

The Director of Talent Acquisition and Management (DTAM) is responsible for directing key aspects of the human resources management function for EFHC including, but not limited to, recruitment and selection of new employees, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, retention, training and development, and performance management. The role will expose individuals to innovative training and development opportunities that are inclusive of diverse learning styles and individual preferences, with the goal of creating organizational programs and development opportunities that promote a culture of learning and development that drives and reinforces the EFHC’s vision, mission, values and overall performance.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, August 9.Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Organization

Erie delivers high quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to over 77,000 patients in the language of their choice and with respect for their cultural beliefs. Nearly all of their front-facing staff, including medical providers, are bilingual in English and Spanish, and have provided services in 62 different languages in the last year. Their community-based health centers are portals to high- quality care – and a higher quality of life – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Motivated by the belief that healthcare is a human right, they provide high quality, affordable care to support healthier people, families and communities.

About the Position

The Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR) is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing a human resource strategy in support of EFHC’s mission and strategic plan. The VPHR will report directly to the CEO and President. Serving as a member of Erie’s nine-person Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that jointly sets strategy and directs operations for Erie, the VPHR will help cultivate, build, and maintain a culture of accountability and transparency focused on valuing people and service.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, August 9. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Organization

Envision a future where health disparities do not exist, where HIV transmission is extremely rare, and where people living with HIV have access to the medications and social support they need to live healthy, long lives. San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) has worked to create such a future since 1982 through education, advocacy and direct prevention, substance use health and supportive services. More than 25,000 people every year access free HIV testing and STI screening, harm reduction and syringe access and disposal, community engagement, and health navigation services. They are looking for passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and creative problem-solvers to join the fight.

About the Position

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) is currently searching for a Senior Director of Organizational Excellence. This individual will guide and shape SFAF’s efforts to actualize its new, 5-year strategic plan. The position is largely focused on the organization’s commitment to transform its culture and deepen its values-based work through a racial justice lens, including diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This role requires a solid understanding of organizational development, extensive experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to collaboratively manage a diverse set of complex projects across multiple teams effectively.

For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, July 17. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Position

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 assessments and trainings; executive searches; research; and organizational development. Our work is centered on a commitment to transformation through education, assessment, and action.

The Administrative Coordinator ensures the efficient day-to-day operation of the firm and supports the work of consultants. The Administrative Coordinator reports directly to the President, Project Director, and Project Manager.

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Position Available Immediately

Hourly Research Assistant, Community Engagement and Data Collection Organizer

Summer 2019 (June – September)

About the Position

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (Caucus) and Morten Group, LLC are seeking a part-time staff member to conduct research assistance, provide outreach, engage the community, and collect data for the Prosperity Project. This position will begin as soon as possible. Training will be provided.

Prosperity Project, a new Caucus initiative with funding from the Chicago Department of Public Health, is poised to conduct an assessment of the Chicago-area population of Black same gender loving men as part of a community-led process to develop structural intervention(s) addressing social-structural determinants of health.

The hourly position (at $20.00 per hour) will include assuring completion of surveys and assisting with outreach efforts at events. Position is ideal for someone with flexibility and seeking short-term additional income at 15-20 hours per week through September. Applicants familiar with and interested in working with Black-identified and LGBTQ+ communities are preferred.

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August 7 – 9, 2019

Why BootCamp?

Leading an organization, engaging stakeholders, raising funds, and managing staff can be challenging. BootCamp allows you to invest in yourself as a leader for three eye-opening days of professional growth.

Hear from expert speakers on a range of topics including:

  • Fundraising
  • Board governance
  • Strategic planning
  • Human resources management
  • Project management

Connect with other nonprofit executive directors from across a variety of subsectors for support and collaborative solutions to the challenges you wrestle with in your leadership role.

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2019 Event Speakers and Panelists

A team of highly experienced leaders presentBootCamp sessions in the focus areas of mission, board governance, leadership style and capabilities, strategic management, financial management and planning, resource development, and legal and ethical issues. Additional professionals contribute to a Resource Development Panel and Executive Director Panel.

Rob Acton

Salvatore Alaimo

Michelle Aronson

David Bea

Monika Black

Andreason Brown

Sidney Freitag-Fey

Richard L. Jones

Melissa Lagowski

Jennifer R. Madden

Kelli McMiller

Mary Morten

Cori Moschberge

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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.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, June 21, 2019. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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Access the full report here.

Top LGBTQ community needs include living wage, safety, healthcare, and employment

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, April 30, the data summary report from the 2019 Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment will be released to the public. The needs assessment was conducted by Morten Group, LLC on behalf of The LGBT Community Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Chicago Community Trust. Over 2,000 LGBTQ individuals in the Chicagoland area participated in the data collection process.

An invitation only press breakfast for project partners, community leaders, and members of the media will be held at 9 am that morning at Affinity Community Services, one of the project’s 70+ community partners. Affinity, located at 2850 South Wabash Avenue, is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community in Chicago.

“We are eager to share the results of this important project, and we are grateful to every person who participated in the research effort,” said Denise C. Foy, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the LGBT Community Fund. “Over two thousand people took the time to share their experiences and needs with us, and this truly impacts how we allocate our funding to support and strengthen the community.”

In 2018, the Steering Committee of The LGBT Community Fund retained Morten Group to conduct the needs assessment in order to gather data on current strengths, assets, needs and challenges of the Chicagoland LGBTQ community. Morten Group conducted the first needs assessment of this nature for The LGBT Community Fund in 2011; this new assessment allows for comparison of the data and an updated snapshot of the community’s needs in 2019.

Data collection took place over a fifteen-week field period, from October 17, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Over 2,000 individuals participated across three data collection tools: an online survey, drop boxes with paper data cards (brief surveys) and focus groups. A snowball sampling method was used, with over 70 partner organizations, groups and businesses sharing the link to the online survey and spreading the word throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

The top five community needs identified through the online survey (about 3 out of 4 participants completed the online survey, making it the largest data collection tool) include: 1) basic income and living wage, 2) community safety/violence, 3) discrimination based on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, 4) health insurance and physical/mental health services and care, and 5) employment.

Across all three data collection tools, the following emerged as seven key themes, which the researchers will discuss in detail at the press release breakfast: 1) inequities within the LGBTQ population, 2) high-quality, affordable, culturally responsive, comprehensive health care, 3) employment/underemployment and equity in the job market, 4) support accessing quality human and government services, 5) community safety and violence prevention for all, 6) affordable housing and gentrification, and 7) resilience and capacity of a participatory, intersectional LGBTQ community.

The first comprehensive LGBT Community Needs Assessment was conducted by Morten Group on behalf of the LGBT Community Fund in the fall of 2011, with a data report release in June of 2012. The 2019 LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment allows the researchers to compare current data with the results from the 2011 data collection. Mary F. Morten, President, Morten Group, LLC, shared: “Some things have changed since our first needs assessment for the Trust, but others have remained the same.” What’s changed? “For example, folks are more concerned about housing and gentrification in 2019, whereas in 2011 there was greater concern about the recession.” What’s stayed the same? For example: “People continue to be very concerned about healthcare. And the percentage of folks identifying as single has remained the same – 4 in 10.” Another important change to note: “This year’s data collection process saw greater inclusion and representation of LGBTQ folks with disabilities and transgender/gender nonconforming (TGNC) folks,” added Morten.

In addition to being released to the public online, the full data summary report will also be made available to the community in a number of presentations. Dr. Keisha Farmer-Smith, Research Director, noted, “We use a participatory action research model, meaning that we view participants as partners. This data exists because of them and belongs to them. After the last needs assessment report was released in 2012, we saw so many organizations put the data to use in creative and innovative ways. We look forward to seeing how people can use this round of data to support the important work they are doing in their communities.”

The LGBT Community Fund began in 2010 with an operating grant from The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust and a grant from The Chicago Community Trust. The Fund exists to provide strategic support to nonprofit organizations serving the Chicago-area LGBTQ community, and aims to address a wide range of needs. In 2015, the LGBT Community Fund’s first round of funding awarded $282,500 in IMPACT Grants, providing seed money and supporting capacity building. In 2016, the second round of funding awarded $350,000 in Transformational Grants, supporting innovative projects reaching traditionally underserved populations. In 2017, the third round of funding distributed $315,000 in Community Grants addressing urgent and underserved needs (healthcare, safety, and youth and senior services).

Morten Group, LLC is a national consulting firm, based in Chicago, whose work centers around transformation through assessment, education, and action. For more information, please visit: http://www.mortengroup.com/.

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About the Organization

La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. La Casa Norte (LCN) dreams of a world where all people have dignity, communities thrive and everyone belongs. Their mission and vision are implemented through their Acuerdos (core values) of collaborative work, empathy, mutual respect, access to resources, and a just experience for all. These values set the standard for their organizational programs and operations. La Casa Norte has been empowering homeless and at-risk populations, particularly youth and families, through culturally appropriate programming focused on helping families and individuals in regaining housing stability and moving towards renewed economic self- sufficiency.

About the Position

La Casa Norte is currently searching for their next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a strong, transformational leader and visionary with experience in the development and implementation of human services and poverty reduction programs, especially homelessness. The candidate must be culturally-informed and possess a unique talent for inspiring staff and volunteers, as well as demonstrated experience in managing partner relationships, responsibilities and agreements.

For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, July 31. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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The Opportunity

Woods Fund Chicago, a bold grantmaking foundation, seeks candidates for the position of president. The president manages $65 million in assets and leads the foundation to support community organizing and public policy advocacy that advances racial equity and economic justice.

About the Organization

Woods Fund seeks to help create a society where people of all racial and ethnic groups across all levels of social and economic status are empowered and have a voice to influence policies that impact their lives and where all communities are free of poverty and racism. Woods Fund is a grantmaking foundation committed to the promotion of social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people that are most impacted.

About the Position

The next president of Woods Fund is expected to be a leader of the highest personal and professional integrity and demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the vision and mission of the foundation. The president will have demonstrated experience working and collaborating with disinvested communities and people of color, as well as a strong track record advancing racial equity and economic justice. The successful candidate will be experienced in working closely with a board of directors, staff, outside consultants and others, along with a proven ability to motivate and lead.

 

For best consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to executivesearch@mortengroup.com by Wednesday, May 1Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

 

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