ARI Training Coordinator – Contract Position – Cook County, IL

The Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) program housed at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is seeking an independent contractor for a temporary and part-time training and event coordinator role (approximately March-June 2019, with option to extend subject to appropriations). The selected candidate will coordinate regional trainings and assist with planning and execution of the Annual All-Sites Summit, a two-day conference of training and technical assistance for approximately 175-200 ARI stakeholders. The project and event coordinator must have some experience planning and executing events or meetings. The preferred candidate will have experience with some combination (two or more) of the following: criminal justice, government, behavioral health, policy or advocacy, adult education, grant administration, a membership organization or the non-profit sector.

ARI is a program within the Authority consisting of state funding and support to 26 county-level community corrections programs in Illinois. The Annual All-Sites Summit is an annual conference of ARI stakeholders for training, technical assistance and networking. Participants include county level criminal justice stakeholders (e.g. judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation, researchers, and community treatment providers) and criminal justice policymakers. Past Summit topics have included housing for a justice-involved population, heroin and opiate abuse, the Affordable Care Act, and evidence-based practice in correctional interventions. It is anticipated that the event will consist of several presenters, some requiring contracts. Additional training events are provided based on site request, and involve identifying experts, developing curriculum, and securing appropriate venues.

Specific responsibilities include taking the lead in the following with assistance from the ARI program director and other Authority staff: Identifying and working with a venues; communicating with all potential event participants before, during and after the event; compiling event materials; communicating with presenters, including convening planning meetings; executing the onsite event; facilitating all contracts and procurement related documents; and all other logistical matters related to planning for and executing training events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, some graduate level course work is preferred (e.g. social work, criminal justice, psychology, public administration, public policy).
  • Demonstrated experience in a coordination role, leadership experience preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the government and/or non-profit sector.
  • Significant writing experience.
  • Microsoft Office experience.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: This position is located at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority at 300 West Adams, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Location can be remote.

Work Hours: This position is part-time. Hours will vary between 10-30 hours a week depending on work load and schedule of trainings.

This position is TEMPORARY and does NOT include state benefits. This position is subject to the terms and conditions of a personal services contract. The terms and conditions of the contract are not subject to modification. It is anticipated that the personal services contract will begin in March 2019, the event will occur in May or June 2019, and the contract will end on June 30, 2019 with the option to extend subject to appropriations.

How to Apply: Please submit by email a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to:

Dawn English, Human Resources
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
[email protected]

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