Qualifications: Experience organizing events, providing supportive counseling and referrals, and coordinating volunteers in the survivor community.
Description: Collaborates with Chicago Survivors’ staff and Board of Directors, to provide family-centered events with goals of a strong and active community of survivors for healing, fact-finding, advocacy, and utilizing trained volunteers where appropriate.
In fulfillment of these responsibilities, the Community Outreach Manager shall work under the collaborative direction of the Executive Director to:
Create and coordinate survivor community events, including workshops, social events, candle vigils, memorial events, neighborhood flyer distributions in unsolved cases, and other community events and outreach.
Provide supportive counseling and peer support to the community of survivors.
Cultivate, foster and strengthen engagement in the community of survivors.
Identify and assist families with opportunities to share their lived experiences in meaningful ways.
Provide limited case management and referrals for families in the Community of Survivors as indicated by them.
Provide legal education and advocacy through the criminal justice process, including accompaniment to critical court dates in close collaboration with the Cook County Victim Witness Unit.
Oversee annual mailings at birthdays and death day of lost family member.
At the direction of the Executive Director, represents Chicago Survivors at local, city and countywide collaborations and assists in presentations.
Minimum of 3 years experience with Community Engagement
About Chicago Survivors
Chicago Survivors provides multi-cultural crime victim services to family members of Chicago homicide victims. Our services are free and open to all families who have lost a loved one to violence. Our Crisis Response and Family Support Services are available in English and Spanish, and we also provide in-time telephone translation of our services in over 200 languages.
Our services include: Immediate Crisis Response Services and Accompaniment, Family Support Services, Criminal Justice Advocacy and Peer Support through our Community of Survivors Program.