Organizer

Website Healthy Illinois Campaign

About the Healthy Illinois Campaign:

Founded in 2014, the Healthy Illinois Campaign (Healthy Illinois) works to create pathways to affordable and comprehensive health coverage for all Illinoisans, regardless of immigration status. Healthy Illinois is powered by a coalition of over 70 civic, faith, grassroots, social service, advocacy, business and healthcare organizations across the state.

Healthy Illinois will work to pass statewide legislation in 2023 to gain health care coverage for immigrants ages 19-41, building on our victories to make Illinois the first state in the country to expand healthcare to immigrant seniors (age 65 and older) and, most recently, to older adults (age 42 to 64) regardless of immigration status. Healthy Illinois also has convened numerous trainings around healthcare policy and successful enrollment strategies.

Position Summary:

The Organizer is primarily a community organizing and outreach position. The key responsibilities of the Organizer are building and maintaining relationships with campaign member organizations, expanding campaign membership through outreach and education work, and contributing to campaign strategy to advocate for healthcare policies that will cover the remaining uninsured. The Organizer also engages in community education, training, coalition management, and some media and digital communications work as needed. Applicants should have experience with community organizing, preferably related to immigration and/or health justice, campaigning, training, and basic communications work. The Organizer reports to the Healthy Illinois Director.

Responsibilities:

● Develop, expand, and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations and institutions throughout Illinois, with a focus on communities where growing populations of immigrants call home and potential stakeholder institutions such as healthcare and faith groups;

● Plan and execute community meetings & trainings organized by Healthy Illinois;

● Identify and train community leaders for press events, community meetings & organizing trainings in both English and other languages;

● Travel and work in Springfield during legislative session to help pass statewide agenda; this includes working closely with legislative allies and potential allies to win support to advance Healthy Illinois’s goals.

● Organize rallies, press events and advocacy opportunities across the state as needed;

● Coordinate in-district meetings with directly affected community leaders and legislative allies and targets;

● Support campaign communications, including social media, training materials, light media work, and partner speaking points.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications:

● Dedication to the success of our campaign to win healthcare for all in Illinoisans, regardless of immigration status.

● Strong passion for immigrant justice, healthcare reform and realizing social justice in the present political climate;

● Organizing experience of at least 1 year, or equivalent;

● Strong communication skills, both written and oral both in English and Spanish;

● Ability to lead, motivate and inspire community members to develop into leaders and participate in key organizing activities;

● Ability to think strategically, take initiative and be creative in engaging a diverse set of partners in the campaign and provide the support needed to be successful;

● Sound interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;

● Sound organizational skills to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team;

● Good judgment and problem-solving skills;

● Ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term campaign building goals;

● Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, databases and internet;

● Ability to implement rapid response communication strategies;

● Ability to work independently;

● Thrives working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented environments;

● Travel within Illinois;

● Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle preferred;

● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred but not required.

Work Environment: This is a primarily remote position with office space available at our headquarters (presently based in Pilsen, Chicago). Organizer will likely be in and out of office in one-on-ones with partners, events, and other activities including potential Springfield activities from Jan-June 2023. Travel is expected for this position and will be reimbursed.

Expected Hours of Work: Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the Organizer must be available during “core” work hours. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off and health insurance.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references that we can contact via email to and include – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME

Healthy Illinois believes that diversity across our staff and partners is an organizational strength, and recognizes and values the intersectional identities that staff members bring to our organization. We are enriched by the diverse experiences, beliefs, and ways of thinking that employees of different backgrounds bring. People of color and people who have lived expertise within healthcare and immigration are strongly encouraged to apply. Fair consideration is given to all qualified applicants regardless of criminal record. Healthy Illinois is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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