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Racial Equity Outreach Consultant

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Pro Bono Network
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Oak Park, IL

Pro Bono Network is a nonprofit agency located in Oak Park, Illinois, whose mission is to

empower volunteer attorneys to meet the unserved legal needs of low-income persons. We

work with legal aid agencies throughout Cook and DuPage counties, structuring projects to

match the needs of our volunteers. Our projects and more information about PBN can be found

at www.pro-bono-network.org.

PBN is seeking to retain a Racial Equity Outreach Consultant as an independent contractor. The

responsibilities of the Consultant will be to connect with community organizations on the

westside of Chicago and near west suburbs to better understand the unaddressed legal needs

of persons of color, including those that have arisen from or been exacerbated by the COVID-19

pandemic. The Consultant will then assist in designing and revising legal assistance projects to

meet those needs. This position is funded by a grant from the Oak Park River Forest

Community Foundation.

Qualifications:

Must have:

● Strong interpersonal skills

● Entrepreneurial spirit

● Community advocacy training or experience

● Excellent oral/written communication, research skills, and computer competency

● Organizational and case management skills

● Ability to work effectively as a team member

● Ability to work effectively independently and remotely

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged

populations of color, community organizing, or social work. Experience working with the

westside of Chicago community is preferred. This is a part time, temporary contract position;

the candidate may have other contracts or employment. The Consultant will receive a minimum

of $20 an hour, with a higher rate negotiable depending on experience. The number of hours

worked per week will vary, but will average 10-15 hours per week. This position will last

between four and six months and will be primarily remote.

Pro Bono Network is a nonprofit agency located in Oak Park, Illinois, whose mission is to

empower volunteer attorneys to meet the unserved legal needs of low-income persons. We

work with legal aid agencies throughout Cook and DuPage…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract

Location

P.O. Box 469, Oak Park, IL 60303

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Sheila Pont, Director of

Programming, at sheila.pont@pro-bono-network.org. Include 2 references in your resume,

although references will not be contacted without notice to the candidate.

Please email resume and cover letter to Sheila Pont, Director of

Programming, at sheila.pont@pro-bono-network.org. Include 2 references in your resume,

although references will…

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