The Director of Public Policy serves as part of the Community Impact leadership team, leading the organization’s strategies to leverage policy change to end hunger. The Director serves as an expert on legislative policy related to food insecurity, public benefits, healthcare, and other anti-poverty issues significantly impacting individuals and families with low incomes.
The Director identifies policy legislative and administration opportunities through written proposals that build a case for advancement. Additionally, the Director supports the development of strategic communication campaigns designed to mobilize coalition partners. Annually, directs the process to develop the policy agenda for approval by the CEO and the Board of Directors. Leads the charge to expand benefits outreach services by creating new collaborations to connect clients to additional public benefits and supports. Leads a staff working on policy, advocacy and benefits outreach. Success requires collaboration with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.
The Children’s Nutrition Outreach Coordinator supports the statewide and local efforts to eliminate child hunger in Cook County and throughout Illinois. They are a key team member as part of the No Kid Hungry Illinois campaign, which is a coalition working to connect kids in need with nutritious food. The current phase of the campaign is heavily focused on building partnerships with statewide membership organizations, school districts, food service providers, and other community organizations focused on child health and nutrition. This position will work closely with the Senior Manager of Children’s Nutrition Advocacy and Outreach to develop and achieve key objectives.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggles with hunger. We are working to ensure all children get the healthy food they need, every day – with a focus on school breakfast, summer meals, and afterschool meals.
The Public Benefits Outreach Coordinator is responsible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and medical (Medicaid) benefits outreach, including client eligibility pre-screening, client application assistance, and information dissemination to clients and staff of partner agencies.
Oversee major gifts program by supporting the Organization’s fund raising strategy to grow individual major gifts through identifying, cultivating and soliciting high-level prospects, beyond the $10,000 level. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for supporting the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving with the overall strategic direction, management and expanding the major gifts programs.
This individual will manage a personal portfolio of approximately 125-150 major gift prospects. The Major Gifts Officer will be part of a team responsible for a collective revenue goal of 6 million out of a 20 million dollar individual giving revenue goal. This individual will also work closely with other members of the development and leadership team to support the capital campaign. The candidate will be an individual with a rich development background, who has had progressive and successful development experience in major gifts and capital campaign experience.
The Director of Workforce Development leads the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s strategy to leverage employment and training as a pathway out of poverty and food insecurity. Focused on career paths in the food and operations sector, the Director develops the strategies, programs and partnerships that empower adults and opportunity youth to succeed. This includes stewardship of our existing Chicago’s Community Kitchens 14-week culinary training program and developing structured programming to support roles in operations. Responsibilities include program strategy, development and implementation as well as supervision of staff, administration, and organizational development.
This individual will be the Workforce Development subject matter expert in the context of food and operations industry training programs. This position will support empowering adults and opportunity youth who may have experienced discouragement and trauma with the skills and confidence needed to secure meaningful employment. This position will also cultivate unparalleled partnerships with community organizations, government and corporations with a shared value on connecting individuals to workforce training. Overall, the leader of this program will strive to unleash the potential and discover the talents of program participants through powerful experiences at the Food Depository.
Operates a commercial motor vehicle to pick up and deliver products donated to GCFD within the Chicagoland area. Provide highest level of customer service to donors and member agencies.
All interested individuals are to apply online.
Open interviews are available for this position on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 am