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Community Engagement Manager

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Community Engagement Manager

Type: Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000, or commensurate with experience

Reports to: Program Director


Organizational Background

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides young people from Pre-K through high school with inclusive running and physical activity programs. We empower young people with equitable access to physical activity and use running as a catalyst to transform lives. Through the power of sport, we build resilience to stress and trauma and develop social and emotional skills. During the 2019-2020 school year, we reached 16,000 youth participants, from 53 partner schools and sites, located in 34 diverse Chicagoland neighborhoods. We primarily focus programming in under-resourced communities with limited access to physical activity and play.  

 

Equity Philosophy

The need for our work – providing equitable access to inclusive, high quality running & physical activity programming – stems from pre-existing systemic inequities in Chicago communities. Nearly half of all youth in Chicago live in “low child opportunity areas”, meaning they lack access to resources for healthy development. These “low child opportunity areas” are a result of systemic and institutional racism and barriers that impact youth life trajectories and opportunities. Chicago Run is committed to centering equity across all facets of our work to better partner with Chicago communities and create lasting impact and social change. You can read more about our equity philosophy here


Summary of Job Description

The Community Engagement Manager will serve as the primary liaison to program and community partners. Specifically, the Community Engagement Manger will recruit and collaborate with new partners, maintain relationships with existing partners, provide ongoing support and communication with partners. This role will also engage with local stakeholders, neighborhood and community groups, and coalitions to ensure Chicago Run’s programming is responsive to community needs. This role will work closely with the Chicago Run Program Team.


Responsibilities

Manage External Relationships 75%

  • Recruit new community and school-based partners to align with organizational strategic growth plans
  • Research and maintain list of prospect partners
  • Ally with community partners to identify specific partnership opportunities from a menu of program options and brainstorm new partnership opportunities
  • Conduct annual program goal meetings with current partners
  • Maintain regular communication with partners and school personnel (Site Coordinators, Coaches, Principals, Program Managers)
  • Identify, join, and sit on community advisory boards, coalitions, and other groups

 

Partner Onboarding 15%

  • Oversee and finalize all program partnership and agreement paperwork
  • Support new and retained partners in program onboarding
  • Support partners in identifying and recruiting site coaches, site coordinators, and site program champions

 

Other: 10%:

  • Work with Program Director and senior leadership team to ensure alignment on strategies, goals, and benchmarks
  • Attend and provide support with Chicago Run events
  • Support staff in direct program delivery, as needed
  • Support the Program Team and broader staff as needed on additional tasks and projects


Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of equivalent work experience in the non-profit sector, grassroots or community organizing, or partner/volunteer management
  • Demonstrates a passion for Chicago Run’s mission, a commitment to equity in alignment with Chicago Run’s core values, and desire to impact youth health and wellness through equitable, inclusive programming
  • Must be able to pass a background check through Chicago Public Schools
  • Spanish speaking preferred, not required
  • Has exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills and is detail-oriented
  • Demonstrates proficiency with basic software programs, including Microsoft Office
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and possesses flexibility
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and able to build relationships and communicate with a diverse array of stakeholders 


Working Conditions

  • This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, and standard hours of operation are M-F, 9A-5P. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.
  • *This role is approximately 60% field based and 40% office based with opportunities for remote work. Chicago Run values adaptability and nimbleness and offers opportunities for flexible working arrangements.
  • Chicago Run is committed to being an equal opportunity organization, and providing employment opportunities regardless of identity, including race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or veteran status.
  • BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.


*Chicago Run staff are currently working remotely, but plan to safely resume more in-person programming and partnership visits, in response to partner requests as needed.


To apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to Crystal Lein at hr@chicagorun.org. No phone calls please.

Community Engagement Manager

Type: Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000, or commensurate with experience

Reports to: Program Director


Organizational Background

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides young…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000or commensurate with experience

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

To apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to Crystal Lein at hr@chicagorun.org. No phone calls please.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to Crystal Lein at hr@chicagorun.org. No phone calls please.

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