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Director of Capacity Building, READI Chicago
|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
Heartland Alliance (HA) for Human Needs & Human Rights is a global anti-poverty and human rights organization that has been tackling society’s toughest challenges since 1888. Today, we serve the most marginalized people in society, including immigrants and refugees, people experiencing homelessness, and survivors of violence and torture. We believe that society is better for everyone when all of us can participate, prosper, and reach our full potential.
Heartland Alliance (HA) is coordinating READI (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative) Chicago, a network of community-based organizations on Chicago’s South and West Sides that will engage individuals at the highest risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of gun violence in an 18-month wage-subsidized transitional job (TJ) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program, followed by up to six months of follow-up case management and coaching support. The goals of READI Chicago are to: decrease shootings and homicides among those at highest risk of gun violence; create new opportunities for these same individuals to change their life trajectory and decrease their involvement with the criminal justice system; and help build an infrastructure at the community level to promote long-term safety and opportunity in Chicago’s most impoverished communities.
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Director of Learning and Development is responsible for the overall learning and development culture within READI Chicago, including external partners directly supporting READI. Overall, the identification of performance gaps within the READI program, partnership with Heartland Alliance enterprise learning & development initiatives, development and measurement of READI-centric curriculum/s, and subject matter expertise consulting are among the major accountabilities of this role. This role will partner closely with both the HA Director of Learning & Development and the READI Clinical Manager to develop both short and long-term strategies for READI, leading and managing READI Chicago staff, partner, and participant onboarding and learning & development opportunities; and supporting organizational capacity-building activities for program partners. This role will contribute to organizational culture aligned with the core commitments of tackling root causes; encouraging creativity and innovation; using data for continuous improvement and to measure progress; applying an equity lens to all that we do; partnering with participants and others to co-create and achieve ambitious, shared goals; and aligning and capitalizing on our global and domestic efforts and perspective.
The Director of Learning and Development will align behaviors, performance assessment, coaching and learning & development to HA Leadership Competencies:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, capacity-building, relationship management and program management expertise. Requirements below represent the knowledge and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Human Resources Office at (312) 660-1431.
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