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Consulting Engagement Manager (Contract position)

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Metropolitan Planning Council


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January 25, 2021
At least $37,500Salary is a contract amount for the life cycle of the project and will be paid in equal installments on a monthly basis.

Project Description: Together We Rise

The pandemic has dealt the Chicago region a devastating set of interrelated health, economic and social crises. Nowhere are its effects felt worse than in Black and Latinx communities, where disparate financial and health outcomes were already the norm after decades of disinvestment, systemic racism and structural inequities. If economic rebuilding shuts out Black and Latinx families and communities once again, we cannot, in all truth, call it a recovery. And we will all pay a steep cost for it.


TOGETHER WE RISE is an unprecedented coalition, uniting partners from across philanthropy, business and communities to accomplish two goals:

  1. Accelerate equitable economic recovery for Black and Latinx communities by pooling and distributing philanthropic resources.
  2. Reform and re-envision policies and business practices to ensure our region invests more equitably moving forward.


This initiative represents private corporations and public entities coming together to ensure that Chicago not only recovers from this pandemic but reinvents itself as one of the most diverse and thriving regions in the U.S. over the years to come. Together We Rise will focus on key priorities for the city to achieve this shared vision, particularly increasing employment, strengthening small businesses, and spurring catalytic development in underinvested neighborhoods.

For more information about the Together We Rise initiative, visit www.cct.org/togetherwerise


The Consulting Opportunity: Engagement Manager

Term: ASAP to June 30, 2021, Full-Time

Contract amount: $37,500


The Metropolitan Planning Council is partnering closely with the Chicago Community Trust, Chicago United for Equity and New America to craft a stakeholder engagement process for Together We Rise, compile community- and city-level baseline data and create an evaluation structure to measure impact over time.

As part of this effort, MPC will retain an Engagement Manager (Consultant) to collaborate with Together We Rise Staff at the Chicago Community Trust, project partners and the Together We Rise Steering Committee to shape this initiative. This person will report to MPC’s Director of Community Development and Engagement and work closely with New America Chicago staff to execute the engagement process.

The Consultant should be a skilled project manager and facilitator with a knack for designing and leading highly participatory virtual and in-person coalition and partner meetings, and conducting grassroots community outreach and engagement. The individual or firm should have a strong grounding and track-record in racial equity principles and applying equity frameworks to policy and process. The Consultant should have a deep knowledge of the Chicago social, civic and political landscape, and a commitment to authentic relationship building, transparency, cross-sector collaboration and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Consultant roles/responsibilities:

  • Co-design and facilitate critical Together We Rise partnership meetings in consultation with the TWR Executive Director and project design team
  • Co-design and implement an engagement strategy to complement existing channels for input, and develop a framework for inclusive decision-making with the TWR Steering Committee and partners
  • Map and conduct outreach to existing, critical stakeholder coalitions, organizations and collaboratives which will inform the Together We Rise effort
  • Support the engagement team in conducting key stakeholder interviews, focus groups and other outreach with people and organizations in Black and Latinx communities to shape the Together We Rise outcomes
  • Synthesize results from intensive public and stakeholder focus groups in January
  • Participate in on-boarding of new and engage all Steering Committee members in the initiative, creating a shared sense of purpose and tapping their skillsets and networks to advance the work
  • Represent Together We Rise publicly, as needed
  • Support efforts to gather resources (both financial and pro-bono) to scale the engagement activities and impact of Together We Rise, as needed


To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager@metroplanning.org:

  • A letter detailing how your experience relates to the position being filled;
  • Your résumé;
  • A short and relevant writing sample (2-3 pages); and
  • Three professional references

Applications from consulting firms will be considered as well.

About MPC

Dedicated to shaping a better, bolder, more equitable future for everyone, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) believes that every neighborhood has promise. Every community should be heard. And every person can thrive. Since 1934, this independent, nonpartisan organization has served metropolitan Chicago’s communities and residents to change perceptions, reimagine conversations, and defy the status quo. Through thoughtful collaboration with local communities, businesses, and governments, MPC is a bold change-maker, addressing the region’s toughest planning and development challenges. We believe that strong partnerships rooted in respect and trust are critical to creative and effective problem-solving. 


EEOC/Diversity Statement:

MPC is an equal opportunity employer. We stay true to our mission by celebrating the differences among us. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workplace and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. We will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or retaliation of any kind and we promote a climate of mutual respect for our employees.

Project Description: Together We Rise

The pandemic has dealt the Chicago region a devastating set of interrelated health, economic and social crises. Nowhere are its effects felt worse than in Black and Latinx communities, where disparate…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

Chicago, IL

How to Apply

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager@metroplanning.org:

  • A letter detailing how your experience relates to the position being filled;
  • Your résumé;
  • A short and relevant writing sample (2-3 pages); and
  • Three professional references

Applications from consulting firms will be considered as well.

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager…

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