About Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is a public foundation working to advance gender equity, which we believe to be inherently interconnected with racial, economic and health equity. CFW envisions a world in which all women and girls, transgender, and gender non-binary people have the opportunity to thrive in safe, just and healthy communities. We celebrate the spectrum of identities and experiences of women and girls, uplift their leadership and center the voices of community to achieve true equity.
CFW looks at the broad spectrum of needs of all women. We support the areas of freedom from violence, economic security and access to health, which we see as integrally related and are paths forward toward an equitable society.
About the Opportunity
The Program Officer (PO) provides facilitation, coordination and community building for the Women’s Leadership Development programs of the Foundation. Chicago Foundation for Women believes that in order to achieve gender equity, the Foundation must also address all other intersections of identity, including race, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, and ethnicity. Further, this portfolio has a unique opportunity to help inform organizational awareness of the complex issues impacting women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals of color and to apply these lessons throughout the fabric of the Foundation.
The Program Officer is responsible for the Willie’s Warriors Black Women’s Leadership program, Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership program, and Board Member Boot Camp and Boot Camp Express. The successful candidate will build connections in the community to promote a shared understanding of community needs in order to equip participants as leaders in embedding equity in their social groups and institutions city-wide. This position includes working closely with other program staff to identify and build relationships, and to enhance the leadership development programs with community and participant input. Additional program activities include ongoing evaluation and building collaborative initiatives. The Program officer works closely with the Foundation’s President and Senior Program Officer.