A leader in fighting poverty, advocating for low income people, and advancing racial justice, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (the Shriver Center) advances laws and policies that secure justice for and improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. It works across a broad range of policy areas to carry out its mission through advocacy, education, policy development, litigation, organizing, communications, and training.
Established in its current form in 1996, the Shriver Center has built on and extended work begun in Chicago in1967 by lawyers dedicated to using the law to win positive change for poor people. With 50 years of impact as its base, this critically-important organization has entered a period of growth, expanding vision, and heightened influence. It seeks a vice president of advocacy to direct its advocacy work, lead continuing growth of its national advocacy networks, and help shape, lead, and manage this time of change.
This position reports to the president, serves on the senior management team, and manages the advocacy department. Located in Chicago, the Shriver Center has a $5 million budget.
Selection will be made by November 2016.
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