New Moms is hiring a
Note: We will begin reviewing applicants for this opportunity in early January.
About the Organization:
New Moms strengthens families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. New Moms is a nonprofit organization with an $8 million budget and a staff of over 60. At New Moms, young moms, 24 and under, take powerful first steps toward economic mobility and family well-being. Our 2-Generation approach puts families experiencing poverty in control of their goals and unleashes their potential. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our East Garfield Park location includes all Workforce Development programming as well as our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms. We also have an office in Oak Park serving the near western suburbs.
Our Commitment to Equity:
New Moms prioritizes racial equity as a strategic and organizational imperative. Strong candidates will be committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into their work goals and will be evaluated on their impact.
About the Job:
At this key stage of organizational growth, New Moms first Director of Policy will serve as an internal leader of projects and initiatives connected to advancing New Moms mission, as well as an external representative of the organization to elected officials and partners, as the organization develops and executes its first policy agenda.
The Director of Policy identifies and pursues impactful advocacy opportunities and directs effective local, state, and federal legislative strategies. This position provides strategic guidance, consultation, and leadership on a comprehensive range of policy issues related to achieving New Mom’s mission.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Policy will work collaboratively across the organization to advance New Moms mission and strategic plan in relevant policy opportunities.
The Director of Policy will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity, substantial public policy or legislative experience, and experience working with local and national advocacy partner organizations
The Director of Policy will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance. This position is located at New Moms headquarters in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Starting Salary: $77,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Policy & Advocacy Leadership (90%)
Organizational Leadership (10%)
New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 15 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free optional spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer. Our Flexible Work Options policy allows for staff to work some hours remotely once training is complete. For licensed employees, you will receive over 20 free CEU's during onboarding and an additional 1.5 free CEU's/month throughout employment. We promote professional development and provide time for you to attend other external trainings opportunities as well.