Careers

President & CEO

 

BASIC FUNCTION:  Reporting directly to the Board of Directors of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, the President and CEO is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including fiscal management, advocacy, public relations, board relations, fundraising/development, programs, property and staff management.  Working closely with the Board, the President and CEO is expected to play a key role in establishing priorities for Mujeres and developing both a short and long-term advocacy agenda in pursuit of the organization’s vision and mission.

REPORTS TO:           Board Chair

DATE:                         4/2017

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

1-      Working closely with the Board of Directors and its committees, develops and implements the operating plans that will carry out the organization’s strategic plan leading Mujeres to higher levels of effectiveness in providing services to Latinas and their families.

2-      Manages effective ongoing and special fundraising campaigns. Develops fundraising initiatives that are supportive, appropriate and reasonable for prospects of Mujeres. Plans and implements effective and innovative methods of increasing revenue and procuring funds from foundations, corporations, individual donors and government sources.

3-      Establishes a strong working relationship and maintains ongoing communications with Board members and committees regarding policies and programs. Develops new initiatives, and assists in the recruitment of board and committee members and directs the orientation of its members.

4-      Serves as the spokesperson for Mujeres in a manner that demonstrates the mission and function of the organization in the community. Develops communication needed to interpret program participants’ concerns. Maintains a high level of visibility and key partnerships with the funding community.

5-      Effectively supervises senior staff members and all direct reports and provides executive leadership for all staff.

6-       Ensures effectiveness through review of the organizational structure (volunteer, staff and affiliated) on an ongoing basis and inspires achievement at the highest levels among staff and volunteers.

7-      Assesses and plans for all long term and short term facility requirements for the organization including oversight of new building construction.

8-      Maintains a high level of volunteer and staff morale and promotes the personal and professional development of volunteers and staff.

9-      Assists Development Department with necessary information for fund development.

QUALIFICATIONS

An accomplished leader whose understanding of and passion for the unique mission of Mujeres Latinas en Acción are of primary interest.  This person must be ready to join with the Board to lead the organization in tackling aggressive goals, in fundraising, program development, community awareness and constituency building.  A background in multi-task achievements and bottom-line accountability is necessary. Knowledge of non-profit accounting is a plus. A passion and sense of urgency for the vision and mission of Mujeres is imperative.

A visionary leader with exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Board, staff, other advocates and policy leaders, governmental officials, donors and other important partners.  Experience working with boards, committees, key leaders and major donors will be extremely necessary.  Experience and/or familiarity with the socioeconomic issues affecting Latinas and their families is a plus.

Mujeres Latinas en Acción hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national, origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.

Send cover letter and CV to search@mujereslat.org

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCATE

 

BASIC FUNCTION: Provides court advocacy and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence at civil and criminal Domestic Violence Court.  Comply with provision of services pertaining to the domestic violence program.

REPORTS TO: Domestic Violence Program Court Advocate Supervisor

DATE:  4/2017

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.      Conducts recruitment at court by distributing information and brochures to victims at domestic violence, targeting those who are without any advocate or outside support.

2.      Opens new cases at domestic violence court on behalf of Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence and provides court advocacy for these cases.

3.      Provides IDVA education to Spanish speaking domestic violence victims.

4.      Provides legal advocacy for Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in obtaining Emergency Orders of Protection.

5.      Provides follow up services and court accompaniment to hearing s scheduled for Plenary Orders of Protection to Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence.

6.      Provides transportation to victims of domestic violence as needed.

7.      Assess each victim’s case and works with the cook county State Attorney’s to ensure victims receive the full range of benefits from the Order of Protection.

8.      Assists and advocates for victims in securing proper assistance, assists in understanding legal proceedings, assists in securing legal reports/documents and provides the necessary information, referrals and linkages within or outside Mujeres (i.e. information on divorce, child support, child custody, etc.)

9.      Provides crisis intervention to in-person and telephone clients at agency.

10.  Submits monthly reports, statistical and all required documentation in a timely matter while maintaining client’s records according to service standards.

11.  Participates in all required internal agency meetings.

12.  Stays aware of changes in the law and implementation policy via training, reading, researching, and contact with other providers.

13.  Other VOCA allowable duties as assigned by DV Coordinator (i.e. Media presentations, domestic violence informational panels, etc.)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

§  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services/Legal Field

§  Bilingual, Bicultural (Spanish/English)

§  40 hour ICADV training or willing to be trained

§  Effective interpersonal skills and written communication

 

Send cover letter and CV to estela@mujereslat.org

Mujeres Latinas en Acción hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color sex, gender identity, gender expression, age religion, disability, national, origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.