Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) was established in 1973 to serve the legal needs arising from the lack of opportunity, criminalization of poverty, and racial inequity experienced within Chicago's Cabrini Green public housing community. Since then, CGLA has grown beyond a single neighborhood to become a citywide, countywide, and statewide leader in proactively filling the void of legal representation, wraparound services, legal information and resources, and advocacy exclusively for low-income individuals negatively impacted by the criminal legal system. Any engagement with the criminal legal system can greatly disrupt an individual, family, and community's quality of life.
CGLA is distinguished among legal aid service providers locally, throughout Illinois, and nationally as having expertise in legal matters related to the direct and collateral consequences of the criminal legal system. Since 2014, we have been the sole legal aid services provider serving Cook County with the distinction of focusing exclusively on individuals and families who have been adversely impacted by the criminal legal system in all legal program areas: criminal records, emerging adults, criminal defense, housing law, and family law. We provide direct legal services, advocate for policy reforms, and provide legal information and resources to other legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the general public. We also support our clients holistically with wraparound social services from our social workers. Our policy and advocacy work is not performed as a separate entity; rather it is informed by our legal services and the lived experiences of our Leadership Council, an Advisory Group made up of former CGLA clients and community members directly impacted by the criminal legal system.
CGLA’s Mission, Purpose and Vision
The Manager of Grants & Foundation Relations will serve as a vital connector for Finance, Development, and Program Staff, and must possess the ability to bring a collective approach to authoring fundraising material. This position will provide the overall planning, coordination of resources and execution of tasks and necessary steps to meet obligations pertaining to revenue sources from foundations and corporations, including grants and fee-for-service agreements. The Manager of Grants & Foundation Relations will work with Development and Program staff to manage CGLA’s funding portfolio, which includes writing grants and fee-for-service proposals – private, public and government – timely reporting and compliance.
Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, 40 hours per week.
NOTE: Non-traditional hours – occasional weekends and evenings – are required.
CGLA has implemented a telecommuter and flexible work policy that allows employees to perform work remotely at the employee’s home or at an approved offsite location. Employees must have adequate internet access to work from home. If working in the office, you must be able to work in an open office setting with moderate noise levels and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Employee must have reliable internet access to work remotely. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work 2-3 days onsite per week. The physical office is closed every Friday and employees work remotely from home.
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