The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) seeks a visionary Executive Director (ED), qualified to practice law in Illinois, who will confidently lead the organization, report to the Board of Directors, and have overall responsibility for advancing the CAC’s mission and goals.
The CAC's ED must have the capacity to develop, implement, manage, and achieve our diverse goals and objectives, and demonstrate dynamic abilities in the following areas:
Leadership – The ED is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations and creating conditions so the CAC can successfully achieve its mission. Activities in this area broadly include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing systems to assess needs and progress in core areas; maintaining an inspirational and collaborative leadership style; engaging and expanding varied constituent groups; and working effectively with the Board of Directors.
Mission Programming and Advocacy – The ED is responsible for overseeing the CAC’s programming and advocacy work as well as for identifying and achieving systemic democracy-building reforms both locally and statewide, which often requires the effective use of a wide range of legal and civic advocacy tools.
Fundraising & Fiscal Management – The ED is responsible for the procurement of financial resources to sustain and grow the CAC’s operations, which broadly includes building and optimizing funding relationships with foundations, individual donors, and varied constituencies; facilitating fiscal management discussions with the Board of Directors; and ensuring compliance with required regulatory filings.
Communications – The ED is responsible for communications with the CAC’s various constituent groups, including the media. The ED must have outstanding interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people, including those with differing viewpoints across the civic and political spectra, and with an emphasis on maintaining the CAC's nonpartisan mandate.
RELEVANT CHARACTER, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, & EDUCATION
Benefits include health insurance as well as paid time off, holidays and family leave. Compensation is to be determined based on experience.
The CAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and diverse cultures, perspectives and skills, and experiences. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.