The Going Home Coalition Manager-Organizer

The Arc of Illinois is looking for a coalition manager/organizer to forward the goals of the Going Home Coalition (GHC), a network of people with disabilities, families and community organizations, working to transform Illinois’ disability system to create truly person-centered and responsive programs and systems that ensure people with disabilities live full lives in Illinois communities. The coalition manager/organizer will work to grow and strengthen the coalition organization as well as support the engagement and issues advocacy efforts towards systems change.   Responsibilities include basic management tasks as well as coalition building and engagement with GHC partners and key decision makers in Illinois disability policy. This may involve travel, mostly in Illinois.

Please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to by March 10, 2019.

 Specific Duties:

  • Engage individual and organizational coalition members and outreach to potential coalition members
  • Develop appropriate coalition infrastructure to forward goals
  • Manage coalition meeting, implementing coalition strategic priorities
  • Educate, train and engage people with disabilities, families and community organizations in public policy and systems change advocacy through regional meetings and relationship building with legislators and key administration officials
  • Support educational outreach to legislators and other key decisionmakers
  • Plan meetings, Going Home annual Advocacy Day, regional legislative breakfasts, and Coalition Webinars and in person regional meetings
  • Perform administrative and coalition support including coordinating educational materials, social media, meeting planning, and data collection
  • Work with communications consultant to implement media relationships and plan
  • Manage evaluation and reporting for the grant
  • Duties as assigned.


  • At least five years’ experience in public policy, advocacy and systems change in Illinois as well as disability policy preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and bringing together people with diverse view points towards a common goal
  • Experience in outreach, training and educating people
  • Knowledge of community organizing
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with disability and/or in creating access/inclusion for people with various disabilities is a strongly preferred

Funding by a three-year grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, this is full time exempt position with approximately 25 percent travel.  The coalition manager/organizer role can work remotely so location is flexible. The Executive Director will supervise this role.  The candidate will also be eligible for benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance on the 1st of the following month, once they completed 30 days of employment from their start date, retirement contributions by employee can begin at 6 months and will be matched up to 5% beginning after one completed year of employment.

Paid vacation days:

Vacation 10 days first year, after 6 months

Sick time 10 days per year, after 90 days

Personal 3 days per year

Paid Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving and the Day After
  • Christmas Day through New Year’s Day

Please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to by March 10, 2019.


The Arc of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer