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ESIL Organizer & Operations Associate Job Description 2021
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Organizer & Operations Associate

Economic Security for Illinois (ESIL) is hiring a full-time, year-long, bilingual Organizer & Operations Associate to organize community voices and support efforts to expand direct cash & income support and bring tax equity to low & middle income families for sustainable economic security.

About ESIL:

Economic Security for Illinois is a non-partisan non-profit advocating for bold policy solutions that work for working people. We promote ideas that will put money in people’s pockets. Our policy solutions include:

Learn more about ESIL at 

About This Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, bilingual multitasker to contribute to the seamless functioning of ESIL’s virtual office. The Organizer & Operations Associate will be responsible for providing ESIL’s with the high quality operational support it needs to ensure that the team has what it needs to deliver high-quality work internally and to our partners and community supporters. This entry-level position will be filled by a passionate advocate who can help ESIL organize in the digital world, and-- when it’s safe again-- out in all corners of Illinois.



Start Date: Position to start February 1 (or ASAP) and terminate December 31, 2021, unless otherwise extended.

Salary: Fixed-term contract-based position at $4,000/month ($48,000 annualized) plus $400 monthly stipend to purchase individual health insurance and $60 monthly stipend for internet/phone usage during the remote-work period.

Job Type: Full-time, limited-term contract. Four weeks vacation accrued and holiday time per year, plus comp time.

Location: Chicago, IL (Preferred), position will be remote for most of 2021 until widespread vaccine availability

Reports jointly to: Amber Wilson, Statewide Coalition Manager, and Jenna Severson Communications and Media Manager

Economic Security for Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to  Amber and Jenna at with “Organizer & Operations Associate” included in the email subject line:

1)      Cover letter identifying why you fit the role;

2)     Your résumé;

2)      A short writing sample (a few paragraphs is fine) showing you can tell a story; and,

3)      2-3 examples of your best social media engagement (this can be a tweet that went over well, instagram graphics you created, a survey you conducted, a petition you promoted, a TikTok explainer video, etc. This content does not need to be formal or professional in nature, nor does it need to be related to ESIL’s work.)