The Multicultural Leadership Academy provides a series of leadership workshops to community, policy, arts, and culture leaders committed to social change, policy impact, or community improvement throughout Illinois. Participants may be employees, board members or volunteers at their sponsoring organization. The curriculum primarily focuses on the perspectives of Latinos and African-Americans. Given Chicago’s historic segregation, alliance building across communities requires a deliberate and intentional approach. The Academy strengthens leadership for community impact, increases cross-cultural understanding, bolsters community collaboration to address pressing social issues, and helps create a network of diverse leaders who are able to call upon each other in the future.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will devote 80% of his/her time to coordinating/managing the Academy and about 20% of the time to supporting other civic engagement issues and projects including immigration and supporting the network of community leaders (Latino Agenda).
Coordinate/manage and develop/implement of all aspects of Academy – application, marketing, outreach, candidate interviews, candidate selection, logistics, meetings, retreats, evaluation, contracts, and graduation.
Act as primary outreach and spokesperson representing the Academy participants and various stakeholders. Coordinate activities with stakeholders as necessary.
Coordinate training team to plan and prepare curriculum. Document training curriculum.
Coordinate advisory and selection committee meetings.
Coordination and support Academy affinity groups.
Develop and conduct analysis of training sessions. Coordinate and manage external evaluation process.
Assist with sustaining network and engagement of alumni, planning and organizing alumni events. Provide on-going communication with participants/alumni on trends, program activities and relevant events.
Provide assistance with proposal review, reports, and relationship management of the Academy.
Assist Communications team in developing a strategic plan to document and promote Academy.
Work directly with department manager to support other civic engagement efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
• BA required; advanced degree (or in progress) or experience in social work, public policy, or related field preferred. • Experience/knowledge with leadership training and related issues. • Strong, demonstrable coordination, writing, editing, analytical and oral presentation skills; ability to accurately communicate complex information to the general public. • Well-organized, self-starter, adaptable in challenging situations; able to manage multiple tasks and respond to diverse individuals and communities needs. • Bilingual preferred but not required
The Forum is an equal opportunity employer.
Please email a cover letter, resume and one-page writing sample to: Resumes@latinopolicyforum.org.
About Latino Policy Forum
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.