Grassroots Collaborative Seeks Executive Director

About the Organization

Grassroots Collaborative (501c3) is a woman of color led, BIPOC-centered coalition that builds power with working families through strategic community-labor organizing, grassroots leadership development, civic engagement and research in Chicago and Peoria, IL. We aim to create bold change through united fronts to win progressive policies and transformative systems-change centered on low to moderate income residents and communities of color. We utilize popular education to build consciousness, and build a coalition that unites residents to create transformative change for a more just society. Our affiliated 501c4, Grassroots Illinois Action works to build a community political power through issue advocacy and electoral strategies. We have a strong record of leading cutting-edge campaigns that shift the narrative, challenging white supremacy, austerity, and corporate power. Currently, our campaigns focus on taxing the rich, defunding the police, and winning the Green New Deal. by thousands of students at 110 universities worldwide.

About the Opportunity

The Executive Director will have a deep understanding and commitment to GC’s and GIA’s vision, mission, analysis, and theory of change. They will have a strong commitment to winning transformative structural change and be aligned with GC’s coalition model and practice. They will have strategic and comprehensive campaigning skills and significant experience working with women and communities of color for social change in issue areas aligned with GC’s and GIA’s priorities.

You should apply if…

  • You love building alignment amongst a group of multi-racial labor and community stakeholders through fostering spaces of trust, connection and radical hope;
  • You want to co-create a world rooted in Black liberation, equity, sustainability and abundance;
  • You thrive off of unleashing the leadership of your staff team; and
  • You are skilled and experienced in raising funds to power campaigns.

Grassroots Collaborative is an equal-opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+ strongly encouraged to apply.  Download the opportunity profile

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