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Organization: Heartland Alliance is one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, working in communities in the U.S. and abroad, while serving those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety, by partnering with communities to break cycles of poverty and inequality. The organization is comprised of five nonprofit corporations that provide a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, economic opportunity, safety, and justice.
The Impact Division was established in 1989 to address the root causes of poverty and inequity. The division’s teams work individually and together to advance social and economic change in to further our mission of equity and opportunity for all. Our core areas of work include research and evaluation, data analytics, policy and advocacy, technical assistance and field building, and innovation. We center the experiences of our program participants and people with lived experience in the systems we are trying to change, and we impact well over 4 million individuals’ lives annually through policy and systems change efforts.
Our Policy & Advocacy team leads by working within coalition with directly impacted people and non-profit partners, developing policy proposals, and pursuing legislative and administrative action. Our goal is to pass and implement research-driven, meaningful policy and systems change efforts that strengthen communities and advance equity.
Heartland Alliance is seeking an advocate and relationship builder to support our economic opportunity policy advocacy. Specifically, Heartland is seeking a manager for our coalition work to protect financial consumers and advance strategies to close the racial wealth divide.
The Coalition Manager will focus primarily on advancing key initiatives to promote financial justice and economic opportunity, and address racial wealth inequities. In order to do that, the Coalition Manager will provide leadership and support to a statewide coalition of community organizations, advocates, and researchers working to advance racial wealth equity and strengthen the financial security of Illinois families. The Coalition Manager will be responsible for strengthening the coalition, spearheading coalition planning efforts, and leveraging its substantive and strategic expertise to achieve its goals. The Coalition Manager will also provide support to other coalitions and campaigns, especially those with a goal of preventing wealth-stripping and advancing economic security.
Travel to Springfield, Illinois may be required for this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications: Wondering whether you have the right credentials or background to apply? The truth is, we don’t care where you went to school or what your connections are. We value lived experience. We are looking for people who care about addressing poverty and fighting for equity, and who have shown the potential to do great policy and coalition work. If we’re not looking for a specific educational or professional background, what are we looking for? Some of the specifics depend on the position (see the above description), but there are traits and standards we value across the board:
We are also looking for evidence of the following types of skills. These may be acquired through lived experience, education, and/or employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, record status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at (312) 660-1431.
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