Stand for Children is a nonprofit advocacy group fighting to ensure that every child at the bottom of the economic ladder in America receives the high-quality education he or she needs to rise. A good education is at the core of the American dream -- it is the bedrock of jobs, security and the pursuit of a better life. Yet the life chances of too many children are wasted because their family’s income or neighborhood does not enable them to attend a strong school. Our whole country pays the price of their squandered potential.
Stand for Children is fighting to change the odds. We believe all students who work hard have the right to receive an education that will prepare them for college, career, and a secure future. We advocate boldly alongside families and teachers for policies and candidates that will make that vision a reality. For over 20 years, we have celebrated successes such as expanding access to quality pre-K, improving 3rdgrade reading proficiency, increasing graduation rates, strengthening academic standards, supporting teachers, increasing the number of safe, quality schools, expanding access to career and technical education and college level classes, and fighting for sufficient funding that is spent wisely.
Stand for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences, and contribute to our collective strength. People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations, and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stand for Children strives to be an employer of choice. We offer a competitive salary structure, excellent health and dental benefits, a 401k plan with a match, and generous paid time off. We build robust teams with dynamic and collaborative cultures, engaging employees in challenging work that provides opportunity for ongoing growth and skills development.
Stand for Children seeks a motivated, driven professional to be the State Operations Coordinator for the Illinois affiliate.
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The State Operations Coordinator will be based in Chicago, Illinois and will report to the Illinois Executive Director.