The Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (IL-CHEP) is a coalition of educators, students, activists, universities, and others committed to bringing quality higher education to Illinois prisons and jails and working toward a safer, more just society. Founded in 2016, we operate with the knowledge that higher education programs are among the best ways to offer opportunities to individuals who are incarcerated as well as fostering a community for people once they are free. Equally important, we encourage public dialogue and action to decarcerate and reduce our state's and country's reliance on punishment as a solution to social inequities. IL-CHEP is a project of Adler University's Institute of Public Safety and Social Justice.
Under the general guidance of the Executive Director of IPSSJ, the Administrative Director for the IL Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (IL-CHEP) will provide administrative support, project coordination and oversight to IL-CHEP committees. In collaboration with the committees, the Administrative Director will work on different initiatives to support educators and students in and outside of prisons in the state. In collaboration with IL-CHEP's Steering Committee, the Administrative Director will develop and implement systems and policies related to IL-CHEP's financial management, budgeting, reporting, etc.
The Administrative Director provides leadership to IL-CHEP and to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of IL-CHEP, and of Adler's Institute of Public Safety and Social Justice Department. The Administrative Director also supports relevant culture, development and management efforts.
Supervision: ILCHEP staff, including Communication Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants should electronically submit a complete application including a resume and cover letter addressing qualifications and interests. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Formerly incarcerated and/or people directly impacted by the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is a full-time, two year-grant funded position with possibility of renewal.
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It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.
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