Currently there are three open positions in Evanston that, if filled by the right people, have the capacity to transform our community if they're filled by community members who understand racial equity and are willing to push for tangible change.
District 65 School Board Member
With the resignation of Board member Candance Chow, there is a vacancy on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 School Board. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the District for at least one year. Board members must attend meetings, typically held twice per month on Mondays beginning at 6 p.m. View the meeting schedule here. Interviews will be held March 17-18. The term lasts until the April 2021 election.
To apply, submit a resume and complete an application online or using a paper copy available from the JEH Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. Paper copies may be submitted in person or by mail to the same location, attention Adeela Qureshi, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: Wed., Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. Questions, contact Adeela Qureshi at (847) 859-8111 or via email.
City of Evanston Equity Coordinator
The City's Equity Coordinator is responsible for advising and coordinating equity work within all City departments and with the Equity and Empowerment Commission; examining and redesigning City practices and policies to ensure equitable outcomes and advancing opportunities for all. See more information here.
Cradle To Career Executive Director
Evanston Cradle to Career is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic, and experienced leader to serve as its Executive Director. EC2C is a collective Impact initiative that brings together diverse stakeholders – including school districts, municipal agencies, non-profits, and businesses – to develop a common agenda for addressing the profound inequity in our community that has resulted in an entrenched opportunity and achievement gap. Ultimately, EC2C envisions an Evanston where, by age 23, all young adults are leading healthy, satisfying, and productive lives. Find their website here.
The Executive Director will oversee EC2C, managing outcomes through implementation of short- and long-term work plans, leading communications, staffing committees, facilitating cross-sector partnerships, and managing the budget. The Executive Director will prioritize issues of equity across all areas of EC2C work, promoting equity within our partner organizations and community broadly.
The Executive Director will report to the chair of a four-person Personnel Committee appointed by the Operations Team comprised of senior executives from partnering organizations and community representatives.
To read more about qualifications, responsibilities, compensation, and application requirements, click here.
Learn more about OPAL here.