Rss en-us Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:10:09 GMT Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:10:09 GMT <![CDATA[Executive Director]]>
Executive Director
Illinois Independent Living Center, Inc. (IILC)
Illinois Independent Living Center, Inc. (IILC) is a not for profit corporation that manages Katharine Manor Condominiums, a 32-unit barrier free condominium complex in Naperville, Illinois serving mobility impaired adults, and offers homemaker services to residents of Katharine Manor.  
The Executive Director is IILC’s key management leader, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. The position is Full Time and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities:
1) Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for leading IILC in a manner that supports the organization’s mission to provide a high-quality independent living environment for mobility impaired adults.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance: Manages resources to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of IILC, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
3) Organization Operations and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure proper building operations and an effective homemaker program and to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Responsible for overseeing building management
  • Responsible for operation of the homemaker program.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that IILC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
4) Organization Operations. Ensures that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of qualified staff.
  • Responsible for retaining third party contractors.
  • Responsible for leasing IILC controlled units to mobility impaired adults.
  • Responsible for compliance with program guidelines.
Day-to-Day Job Activities:
  • Planning and adherence to annual budget.
  • Overseeing the proper maintenance and repair of the Katharine Manor complex.
  • Overseeing the homemaker program to insure quality service to residents and timely and accurate billing to government agencies and residents for services provided.
  • Managing the leasing of IILC controlled condominium units to mobility impaired adults.
  • Serving as a public spokesperson and advocate for IILC.
  • Reporting to and working closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions and to increase the overall visibility of IILC.
  • Supervising and collaborating with organization staff.
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 17:51:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Deputy Director Government Relations]]>

 SEIU (Service Employees International Union)



Job Title: Deputy Director of Government Relations Grade: MGT F - Annual Salary: $116,915/YR

Location: Washington, DC



Purpose: The Deputy Director of Government Relations is responsible for assisting the Director to oversee the legislative and policy programs for the Service Employees International Union, a 2-million-member organization dedicated to improving lives of workers and their families.


SEIU's legislative and policy programs aim to build a more just society, including efforts to raise wages and build power for working people, to win racial justice, to reform our immigration system and to take on the impact of excessive corporate power on our democracy, economy and environment.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)


In consultation with the Director, work with the Officers and local unions to develop and drive the union's legislative and policy platform and agenda.


Lead the union's State and Local legislative initiatives, including directly supervising the integrated campaigns team.


Ensure SEIU's agenda supports the union's plan to grow and build power for working people.

Oversees communication and advocacy with elected officials on the International Union's legislative and policy program, including state and local officials and Members of Congress and their staff.


Coordinate with key strategic partners on campaigns and state and local infrastructure, including other labor unions, advocacy organizations and community organizing networks.


Act as spokesperson and representative for the Union on legislative and policy matters


Assist the Director with the Department's staff development and organizational equity work, including planning staff meetings, training and development.


Manage or represent Department on union-wide projects, such as annual member and staff conferences or Conventions.


Hire and supervise staff and consultants; oversee, develop and evaluate individual workplans; manage and promote staff development.


Performs other duties and special projects as assigned in support of the work of the department





All SEIU Staff and Departments, state council and local union political directors and leaders, federal and state political leaders, policy analysts and other coalition partners and allies.


Direction and Decision Making:


This position reports to the Director of Government Relations and works independently.

Education and Experience:


Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in political science, public policy, public relations or related field is preferred, or equivalent experience.

A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in legislative and policy work, union leadership, organizing or campaign related work.


Knowledge of public policy legislative process on a federal, state and local level, and a proven ability to advocate for legislative and policy change with the government.


Knowledge of the labor movement and its partners and allied movements.


Proven ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on a variety of levels.

Experience with issue, organizing or political campaigns.


Ability to hire, develop and manage staff on various levels, with proven experience building an equitable and inclusive staff.


Excellent planning and organizational skills, including strategic planning, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and keep track of a variety of projects.


Ability to analyze issues, define problems and propose creative solutions in political and legislative environments.


Excellent oral and written communications skills, and ability to make presentations, plan and develop materials and conferences (including leadership and staff training).


Ability to inspire confidence of others with personal authority, leadership skills and a collegial work style.



Physical Requirements:


Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel and long and extended hours required.




Application Requirements:


A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.




SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.




SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Here

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