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Monday, January 27, 2014

Network Weaver- Grassroots Collaborative- Chicago

Network Weaver

Job posted by: Grassroots Collaborative
Posted on: January 24, 2014

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Chicago Equal Voice Network, a group of over 20 social change organizations in Chicago who are funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation, seeks a Network Weaver to help move forward regional work on behalf of the Equal Voice Campaign. The Weaver would work to 1) Support each grantee and the network to be in alignment with the Equal Voice framework and to support the foundation's strategy to launch a national membership organization of low income families, 2) Continue to deepen the relationships amongst grantees and other organizations, and 3) facilitate a plan (largely through communications work) to amplify the collective work, address the gaps, and assist grantees in working more effectively together. This is a contract position for 30 hours a week with potential for more hours and/or additional benefits.
The Equal Voice campaign seeks to create and advance a national agenda for families and to build the political power of low income families so that they can advocate on their own behalf. The goal is to achieve a sustained shift in national attitudes and policies affecting poor and working families by lifting up the national platform that addresses issues of concern identified by families, sparking a national dialogue about the policies that have a negative impact on families, ensuring that families are part of any such national discussion, building a movement of families to bring about long-term change, and increasing civic engagement among families. The Chicago Equal Voice Network is one of 12 networks around the nation supporting the campaign.
  • Three years minimum community organizing experience
  • Knowledge of Chicago communities and organizing landscape
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience with meeting and event logistics
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience using social media to support networking between organizations
  • Experience with coalition building
  • Build trust and relationships between EV member organizations
  • Coordinate logistics for Chicago EV network and steering committee meetings
  • Amplify and connect the grantees work through social media
  • Connect the EV members local work with the national Equal Voice platform and national membership organization
  • Support orientation of new grantees in the region in partnership with foundation staff
  • Other duties as assigned.
This is a contract position with day-to-day supervision provided by Grassroots Collaborative, and overall work plan guided by the local Chicago Equal Voice Steering Committee. The position pays $961 for 30 hours of work every week, with potential for more hours. Position requires car, and occasional national travel. Email resume, cover letter, and two references to by February 10, 2014. No calls please.
People of color, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Email resume, cover letter, and two references to by February 10, 2014

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