(Posted April 13, 2018)

Job Description:

The Community Organizer is responsible for our Re-Entry Committee initiatives, which brings together adults who are returning from incarceration and impacted by homelessness, to change policies and laws which will create access to affordable housing and remove barriers to employment. In addition, this position will work in shelters to support CCH’s city and statewide strategic organizing campaigns.

About CCH:

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is a 38-year old systemic advocacy organization. CCH develops campaigns and initiatives to address the causes of homelessness – lack of affordable housing, lack of access to health care and services and lack of jobs paying a living wage. We place much emphasis on organizing and developing leaders within the homeless population to become spokespersons and leaders of our various initiatives. CCH does its work in accordance with its organizational values – collaboration, integrity, strategic action, compassion, and intersectionality.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Staffing and maintaining the Re-Entry Committee
  • Establish a base of shelter programs
  • Working in coalition with campaign partners
  • Build strong relationships with grassroots leader residing in the shelters
  • Developing leaders in all of the above bases
  • Assisting with community organizing training
  • Other duties as assigned


We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building and collaboration, are results-oriented, who want to build power, and have strong project management skills.

  • Basic understanding of community organizing 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Basic computer skill
  • Demonstrated ability to stay on task and meet deadlines and goals
  • Experience as both a trainer and supervising interns a plus.

 Salary range: $36,000 – $38,000, depending on experience.

Excellent benefits, including health, four weeks paid vacation, and a sabbatical program.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to organizerpositions@chicagohomeless.org

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength and recognizes and values the intersectional identities that staff members bring to our organization. We are enriched by the diverse experiences, beliefs, and ways of thinking that employees of different backgrounds bring.

People of color and people who have experienced homelessness or poverty are strongly encouraged to apply. Fair consideration is given to all qualified applicants regardless of criminal record. CCH is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.