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Southland Project Organizer

PIE Org Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Partnership for Resilience works to improve academic, health, and social outcomes for children by fostering trauma- responsive schools and effective family, school, health, and community partnerships. Since 2015, the PfR has worked closely with school districts in south suburban Cook County to achieve this vision. In August of 2019, the PfR and Children’s Research Triangle were awarded a five-year, Project LAUNCH grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to directly impact mental and behavioral health services for children, ages 0 to 8, in the south suburbs. The Southland Project Organizer will support the Project LAUNCH initiative as well as the existing and future partnerships between schools and health care organizations in the Southland. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES ● Organize and convene a Youth Child Wellness Council in conjunction with project staff. ● Organize public awareness campaigns to advance Project LAUNCH goals. ● Develop new partner sites, facilitate community engagement, and coordinate outreach efforts with community partners. ● Assist with day-to-day operations of Project LAUNCH, including tracking project activities, assisting in developing project related reports, and data collection/tracking. ● Work with school district “Resilience Teams” of teachers, administrators, union leaders, and support staff to maintain and grow school-based partnerships with dental, asthma, vision, medical and behavioral health providers. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS ● Five to ten years of experience working with schools, families and communities. ● Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders. ● Experience with data collection and management; compiling and reporting data. ● Experience creating and managing partnerships. ● Demonstrated ability to implement new ideas. ● Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms. ● Minimum of Baccalaureate Degree in a related field (public health, public policy, education) is preferred. ● Car for travel to meetings in the region. Willingness to work more than 40 hours per week when the job requires it. ● Spanish language ability is a plus but not required. SALARY: A competitive compensation package based on experience. REPORTS TO: Southland Initiative Director; frequent contact with Project LAUNCH Project Director, PfR Health Care Consultant and Partnership for Resilience Coordinator. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years



Chicago, IL
60601 USA