- Passionate and unwavering belief in Stand for Children’s mission and strategy to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for and with access to college or career;
- Classroom teaching experience required;
- Experience in researching, developing, and writing curriculum required;
- Demonstrated knowledge of state- and district-level education policy;
- Experience working with diverse populations, Spanish-speaking skills are a plus;
- Superior relational skills and familiarity with fundraising practices with donors;
- Outstanding written communication and persuasive speaking skills;
- Superb attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
- Strong research and analysis skills, ability to summarize existing research, develop conclusions and provide recommendations;
- Ability to travel within state of Illinois as needed;
- Willingness to work flexible hours including 1-2 evenings per week and occasional weekends; and
- Ability to be stationary for extended periods of time and to participate meetings outside of the office; and ability to lift more than 15 pounds on occasion, and ability to climb stairs.
Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)
Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. 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.