Careers & Internships
With over 800 partners located in every county and legislative district, we are passionate about collective advocacy. Find your future with us.
OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Illinois Partners for Human Service seeks an ambitious and dynamic individual to manage and grow the organization’s two main income generation streams. The successful candidate, alongside the Executive Director and board, will strategically manage our 800+ nonprofit partners, as well as the grants program and growing annual campaign. The position suits a self-starter who enjoys working autonomously and can also operate collaboratively.
- Serve as primary contact for Local Area Councils; establish new Councils in strategic areas throughout the state
- Solicit meetings and make asks of partner prospects; requesting an investment of time and financial support
- Collaborate with Communications Manager to develop marketing/impact messages, including partner benefit statements and testimonials
- Engage partners to learn about local needs and develop new methods of collaboration
- Oversee tracking of partner information
- Grant proposal and development, writing and submission in accordance with funder requirements; represent Illinois Partners in conversations with foundations and other institutional funders
- Research corporate and foundation grants and other funding opportunities
- Grant status tracking, follow-up reporting, compliance monitoring and other stewardship activities
- Work with Local Council, Resource Development Committee and Executive Director to solicit donations from partner organizations
- Serve as staff lead for the Resource Development Committee
- Collaborate with Director to select and implement new donor database
For details on qualifications and skills see the Outreach and Development Manager position description.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to Laura Ford, Giving Tree Associates, email@example.com
POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INTERN
Illinois Partners for Human Service will be seeking a Policy & Government Affairs Intern for January – June 2019. The policy intern works out of our office located in River North and assists with multiple projects within our organization, which include:
Policy research and creation of educational tools to inform coalition partners
- Monitor and analyze state legislation and budget decisions proposed by policymakers
- Research areas of interest to health and human services, including return on investment for programs such as Medicaid, Managed Care systems, and early childhood intervention
- Identify policy priorities and develop policy recommendations based on legislative and regulatory matters
- Create action alerts, data/fact sheets, and other communication materials to inform our partnership base on specific issues
- Participate in meetings with various committees and workgroups, such as Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Steering Committee, Budgeting for Results Commission, and Medicaid Advisory Committee
- Support outreach to state legislators, the Governor’s office, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other entities
Support building organizational capacity at Illinois Partners
- Assist with monthly partner call-in meetings, including preparing agenda, sending reminders, and distributing follow-up materials
- Update and manage website to keep network partners informed
- Update internal reports and educational outreach materials
- Grant research and writing (previous experience in this area desirable)
- Help to cultivate “Human Services Work” Campaign, a statewide public awareness and advocacy campaign to enhance the conversation about what makes Illinois communities strong
Our objective is to keep our coalition partners ready to react quickly to new policy priorities. The policy intern will keep current on both state legislation and projects as they develop.
The internship is paid and requires approximately 20 hours per week, depending on schedules. The intern must be a continuing graduate student in public policy or a related field. The ideal candidate must be an excellent writer and able to work independently in an environment where priorities change quickly.
HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in an internship, please provide a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (one academic and one professional, such as a policy brief, memo or fact sheet). Submit materials to Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Illinois Partners Policy Intern Summer/Fall”. The next six-month internship is in 2019 from January through June. Two on-boarding days are held prior to the start date.
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