Vice President, Advocacy (SCPL)

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over the past 50 years, we have secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people experiencing economic instability in Illinois and across the country. Everything we do is powered by communities most affected by poverty. Our country is rife with laws and policies that systematically disadvantage certain groups while advantaging others based on their race, gender, and other facets of their identities. We believe laws and policies—and the institutions that apply them—should be designed to support people. Together, we are turning this ideal into reality. We are building a future where all people, families, and future generations have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law.


The Shriver Center and its staff are at an exciting inflection point. Last spring, Audra Wilson was named President and CEO and is leading the organization in its next iteration of impact. As a key senior leader in the organization, the Vice President, Advocacy will co-create and galvanize support and investment in a new strategic vision for the Shriver Center’s signature work. The Vice President, Advocacy will drive impact through an arsenal of tools, including specific advocacy initiatives, impact litigation, and building and creating connective tissues that provide resources, mentorship, and connection to a national network of advocates engaged in efforts across Shriver’s programmatic focus areas.


The position is full-time and salaried. The targeted salary range for the position is $145,000-$155,000, based upon prior experience. Benefits include employer-paid health care, pension contribution, and transportation benefits.


Click here for more information or to apply.

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Julian Jackson of the national search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Shriver Center on Poverty Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-07-06 00:30:28 -0400