CAREERS AT CHANGING WORLDS .
At Changing Worlds we value Inclusion, Innovation, Equity, Integrity, and Growth. We are always seeking new team members to join us in meeting the challenging needs of our community of children and youth. If you believe in building inclusive and empathic communities where people of all cultures, points of view, beliefs and differences are respected and valued, then Changing Worlds is for you. It is an exciting time to join Changing Worlds. After celebrating 20 years of fostering inclusive communities, we are focusing on strengthening our core programs while also creating new programs to meet the ever evolving needs of our children and youth. Take a look at the opportunities to join our team. .
Are you interested in supporting organizations that use the arts to enhance social emotional learning in children and youth? Do you believe in building inclusive and empathic communities where people of all cultures, points of view, beliefs and differences are respected and valued? If yes, we have a great opportunity for you! Changing Worlds is seeking new board members to join our successful civic, community and corporate leaders in contributing time, resources, expertise and leadership, in an effort to govern our organization, and ensure that it works to fulfill its mission. Our unique programing approach integrates cultural, family, and community histories with writing and the arts to help participants explore their own backgrounds, promote peace, and learn about others while strengthening their academic and arts learning skills. We work toward our mission through separate yet interconnected program areas.
We are seeking persons of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, who have one or more of the following skill sets:
Strong Financial Experience
Marketing Expertise and/or Extensive Networking Capabilities
Non-profit Management and/or Legal Experience
Background in Education Policy, Administration and the Arts Executive Level Corporate Experience
The Capacity and Inclination to "Both Give and Get"
Changing Worlds has reached a major milestone of 20 years and is now engaging new partners, leaders and contributors to our mission. Join the Changing Worlds Board of Directors as we lead the organization into the next 20 years of providing arts, literacy and cross cultural programming to the underserved communities of Chicago. This is an exciting time to join the Changing Worlds Board.
How to apply
If you are interested in volunteering as a board member to further our mission, please email Board@changingworlds.org
Associate Board Members
Changing Worlds seeks new Associate Board members to support the educational arts organization through various fundraising strategies. New members will have an interest in arts and cultural programming, attend monthly meetings, and work to advance the mission, philosophy, and objectives of Changing Worlds.
Roles and Responsibilities
Attend meetings regularly and show commitment to all board activities
Assume leadership roles in all board activities, including fundraising
Be well informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings
Contribute skills, knowledge and experience when appropriate
Listen respectfully to other points of view
Participate in decision-making
Financially support the organization
Represent and advocate for the organization to the community
Learn about the needs of the students Changing Worlds serves
Requirements & Commitment
Changing Worlds’ Associate Board members meet the third Wednesday evening of every month at a location in Chicago’s downtown Loop area. A minimum commitment of one year is required.
How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering as an Associate Board member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter. Visit our website at www.changingworlds.org to learn more about our work.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & OFFICE SUPPORT, volunteer position
This is a volunteer position at Changing Worlds. This person will work with the Manager of Office & Program Operations to maintain an infrastructure for volunteer management, orientation, raining and evaluation. The coordinator will process incoming volunteer interest forms, enter volunteers' time in a database and work with Changing Worlds staff to recruit and place volunteers for events and projects. During slow times for volunteer management and during heavy times for office support, this person will provide support for a variety of other tasks including but not limited to: filing, mailings, organizing supplies and inventory tasks.
A large part of this position involves balancing staff requests for volunteers with office logistics, like computer availability and meeting placement deadlines.
We believe strongly in a relationship that is beneficial to both Changing Worlds and the volunteer. With this in mind, the person in this role will be responsible for developing and facilitating bi-weekly professional development sessions for our volunteers. This will include coordinating schedules with volunteers, delivering informational sessions on resumes, cover letters, job searches, etc. and working one-on- one with volunteers.
A candidate for this position must be able to devote a minimum of 15 hours a week. Ideally we’d like someone to come in two full days a week and one half day a week, but this negotiable. For example, Monday and Wednesday full days, Friday half day. Days and hours are flexible.
The ideal candidate should have:
Experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook and Excel.
Good communication skills, as a major part of the position is emailing back and forth, talking on the phone to screen candidates and set up meetings.
The ability to multi-task with several different projects going at the same time that might all have different deadlines.
Experience managing volunteers or have experience from previous volunteer opportunities.
Event planning and management experience (a plus but not required) Interviewing experience and know-how.
Knowledge of professional development areas like job searching, resume writing, cover letter writing, networking, etc. and the ability or desire to teach others.
Flexibility on projects & willingness to pitch in on projects unrelated to volunteers.*