The Director of Development provides oversight of all aspects of development activities and ensures that development and communications strategies align with the organization’s strategic plan to support the growth and long-term financial sustainability of the organization. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional writing and verbal communication skills and exhibit an innovative, forward-leaning approach to the role.
Facing Forward is expanding its team! The Housing Navigator is responsible for engaging families and individuals experiencing homelessness and supporting them to ensure that they are successfully connected to a permanent housing opportunity. Housing Navigators use an assertive engagement approach to maintain contact with families and individuals and to support them throughout the housing process. Housing Navigators are mobile and a car is required to conduct field visits throughout the city of Chicago. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.
The Scattered Site Case Manager is responsible for providing home-based case management for families and individuals formerly experiencing homelessness with disabilities (including mental illness and substance use disorders). Case Managers support residents in maintaining housing, increasing or maintaining income, and gaining life skills and provide services to all members of the household, including children and youth. A car is required to conduct home visits throughout the city of Chicago. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.
The Skilled Assessor conducts Housing Assessments with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in order to facilitate their referral to housing resources through the Coordinated Entry System. Assessors are mobile and a car is required to conduct field visits throughout the city of Chicago. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.
Facing Forward is seeking a dynamic, driven, and creative individual to join our Development Department’s communications efforts! Working alongside the Communications and Events Manager, the VISTA will help create engaging digital content to raise awareness and funds for our programs. Core responsibilities include expanding our archive of videos, photos, branded materials, and written content such as social media and blog posts. If you have a passion for ethical storytelling, creating content, and helping end homelessness for families and individuals in Chicago, apply to join our team today!
About careers at Facing Forward
Facing Forward is an equal opportunity employer. Qualifications for employment and promotion are based upon ability to perform the job. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identification, gender status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), marital status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, race, color, sealed or expunged arrest records not resulting in conviction, military discharge or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Facing Forward realizes that its employees are valuable assets. We have created a comprehensive benefits package to ensure the continued health and well-being of staff. The list below describes benefits we may offer:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health Insurance
- Guardian Dental
- Guardian and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Vision Discount Plan
- Guardian Life Insurance and LTD Coverage
- All-State Short- and Long-Term Disability and Sickness Coverage
- 403b Plan with Employer contribution
- Vacation Days (starting at 10 days a year)
- Holiday Pay (11 paid holidays a year)
- Personal Days (three days a year)
- Sick Days (12 days a year)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)