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 March 13, 2020. 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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Join Mary at Axelson Center and 3 other presenters for a half-day networking event and workshop geared toward Development Directors and Executive Directors.

Everyone wants an engaged, high-performing governing board. But how do you leverage the strengths, abilities and networking capacity of your board members? Join us for practical, purposeful and personal insights on how to focus your board’s limited time on critical strategies, tangible goals and fundraising activities.

Who Should Participate: Executive directors/senior staff of nonprofit organizations


Event Details

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Workshop

Location: Johnson Center, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago

Cost: $90

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Join Mary, the Axelson Center and 3 other presenters for a full-day, intensive workshop designed specifically for small nonprofits (budget under $1M).

The majority of nonprofit organizations are small, grassroots organizations with budgets under $1 million. Just because your organization is small doesn’t mean that you can’t use effective management practices to have the biggest impact when serving your constituents. This workshop, designed especially for small nonprofits, will focus on the essentials of financial management, boards, strategic planning/design thinking and fundraising.

The cost to attend is $125. Space is limited.

Who Should Participate: Executive directors/senior staff of small nonprofit organizations with a budget less than $1M

Other panelists include:

Sidney C. Freitag-Fey, MA, CFRE; Director of Development and Marketing – Delta Institute

Jennifer R. Madden, PhD, MNO; President – Leverage Point Development

Gretchen Upholt, MPA; Lead Consultant, Midwest Region – FMA


Event Details

Tuesday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

Location: Self-Help Federal Credit Union; 3960 West 26th Street; Chicago, IL 60623

Cost: $125

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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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Join Mary, AFP Chicago, and the Baumhart Center for this special learning breakfast on Building Your Annual Giving Program.

The breakfast gathering is entirely free as part of AFP Chicago and the Baumhart Center’s shared mission to build the capacity of the fundraising sector. Loyola is especially seeking to reach fundraising professionals from smaller organizations that often lack access to fundraising workshops.

Other panelists include:


Event Details

Tuesday, January 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST

Location: Loyola University Schreiber Center, 16 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

Cost: Free!

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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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