Job Opportunities

Job postings will be active for 30 days upon approval. Please follow the instructions in each posting to apply.

CLOCC will post internship opportunities on this board as they become available. Please respond to specific openings rather than sending in a general request or inquiry.

Transit-Oriented Development and Land Use Associate – MPC

Business/Organization:

Metropolitan Planning Council
Land Use and Planning
140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1400, Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council is hiring a full-time Associate to support current and future policy work and technical assistance to advance our equitable development agenda. This role requires strong GIS, graphic and data visualization skills along with the ability to conduct market analysis, create development project budgets, and translate research and data into stories and language that non-experts and community members can understand and act upon.

This role includes supporting existing initiatives like Elevated Chicago and CDIs as well assisting with research and technical assistance around broader land use issues. The tasks may range from providing general education on TOD to policy research and advocacy on how public financial incentives can be used to catalyze more equitable and sustainable development. The Associate would assist with advancing MPC’s ETOD program and growing the organization’s expertise on land use and development tools and practices.

MPC is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong project management skills, along with the ability to execute strategies and learn new tasks quickly. This role requires flexibility and the ability to work with individuals in many different sectors, ranging from nonprofit organizations, to government partners, to the private sector. The ideal candidate will be able to synthesize varied sources of information, analyze available data and summarize findings clearly and concisely.

The position will report to MPC’s Director of Land Use and Planning Christina Harris and work closely with Director of Community Development and Engagement Kendra Freeman on TOD and CDI related activities.

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Activities Instructor: Yoga/Wellness – Chicago Park District

Business/Organization:

Chicago Park District
Recreation Programming
Maggie Daley 337 E. Randolph, Chicago, 60605

Job description:

Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, conducts and provides instruction in a specialized athletic, fitness, recreation or leisure activity including, but not limited to tennis, aerobics, yoga, boxing, sailing and skating. Conducts classes, controls specialized equipment and recruits volunteers. Performs other related duties as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Plans and implements a course curriculum for the instruction of a specialized athletic, recreation or leisure activity. Provides instruction and supervision for Chicago Park District patrons involved in a specialized athletic, recreation or leisure activity. Demonstrates proper techniques and skills in specialty area. Adapts programs to reflect differing levels of participant skill development. Provides instruction in advanced competitive strategies of specialty area. Provides information on the rules and regulations governing competition in specialty area.
 
Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized activity. Resolve conflicts among participants. Issues and maintains an inventory of specialized equipment and supplies. Sets up special apparatus and equipment. Supervises unorganized play and enforces Chicago Park District rules and regulations.
 
Determines tournament eligibility requirements and verifies dates and other standards. Establishes schedules for tournaments, leagues and competitions. Conducts meetings on competitions and other special events. May officiate at competitions in assigned specialty area.
 
Performs general administrative duties such as assisting in course registration, collecting fees, answering routine inquiries in person or by phone and routine record keeping. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars. May work with a special population, including but not limited to senior citizens and populations with physical, sensory and other disabilities. 

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Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI): 3 DASH Positions

Business/Organization:

Illinois Public Health Institute
DASH
310 S. Peoria St., Ste 404, Chicago, IL

Job description:

IPHI leads Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support community collaborations working to share and use data from different sectors to address the social determinants of health. In its sixth year, DASH will continue grantmaking, peer cohort building, and national network-building activities that advance policy and systems change at the state and local levels. DASH is a co-founder of All In: Data for Community Health, a growing national peer learning collaborative for communities testing new ways to improve community health outcomes.

DASH is seeking candidates for three positions: two Program Managers, one with a focus on policy, and a Communications Associate. The Program Manager positions require a Masters and at least three years’ experience and the Communications Associate is entry level (Masters or Bachelors with experience). Full details, including salary ranges and application instructions are provided in the job descriptions.

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The Program Manager will develop and implement program strategies, direct program operations, and design and coordinate partner activities and events for DASH. This position will be involved in all aspects of DASH’s efforts to identify, select, support, document and evaluate community-based data sharing initiatives. The Policy Program Manager will implement policy and systems change focused strategies, direct program operations, and design and coordinate partner activities and events for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), and contribute to the broader management of community-based data sharing initiatives. The Communications Associate will implement communications strategies and support messaging, branding, marketing, promotion, and media efforts. The Associate will support multiple IPHI initiatives, with a focus on DASH.

IPHI seeks candidates that are driven to reduce health inequities, have strong writing and communication skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and are willing to learn on the job and contribute to a team-oriented culture. IPHI offers a supportive and flexible work environment and comprehensive and competitive benefits.

Potential applicants should review the job description and submit a cover letter responsive to the job duties and qualifications, a resume, and a writing sample to be considered for these positions; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application materials should be submitted to jobsearch@iphionline.org; put the job title (“Communications Associate”, “Program Manager”, or “Program Manager-Policy”) in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Visit www.iphionline.org for more information about IPHI’s mission and work.

Chicago Food Depository – State Engagement and Innovation Lead

Business/Organization:

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Policy and Programs
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL

Job description:

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is hiring an exciting new position. The State Engagement and Innovation Lead will work across Illinois agencies to advance policies that reduce child hunger and poverty. The position is a liaison among state agencies and between state agencies and external policy stakeholders.

Nearly 500,000 children across Illinois continue to cope with poverty and hunger, which can impede their cognitive, social, and emotional development. The ambition of ending childhood hunger requires a new public policy road map: big shifts, bold goals, and unprecedented leadership from both the public and private sector.

One of the Food Depository’s most important collaborations to reduce poverty and hunger is through our partnership with the State of Illinois. To that end, the State Engagement & Innovation Lead will, on behalf of the Food Depository as well as the broader community, partner with the Illinois Governor’s Office and state agencies to develop and advance new policy innovations and programmatic efficiencies to better connect families to nutrition and income support programs. This role will collaborate with key state agencies including the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). Through engagement with state agencies, this role seeks to improve children’s and families’ participation in key programs, including but not limited to child nutrition programs (NSLP, SBP, SFSP, CACFP), SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, and other stabilizing income supports. Although the role is based at the Food Depository, the position will spend time operating out of DHS and other state agencies in parts of Cook County and Springfield.

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CDC Foundation – Early Childhood Nutrition Epidemiologist

Business/Organization:

CDC Foundation
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
600 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1000, Atlanta,, GA

Job description:

CDC Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate to be placed within CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. The candidate will be placed in the Maternal, Infant, and Toddler Nutrition Team, within the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. The position will provide technical assistance for a project “Advancing Efforts to Optimize Surveillance and Measurement of Early Childhood Nutrition and Healthy Weight Among Children Birth to 5 Years,” which aims to optimize surveillance and measurement of early child health by 1) adding relevant questions on diet and feeding practices to a national level survey and 2) assessing the availability of training products or tools for early care and education (ECE) or home visiting settings on appropriate measurement of key child behaviors and healthy growth.

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