CAICC is hiring

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Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative
Inquiry for Independent Contractor Consulting Services

About the CAICC

It is a network of Native American organizations and programs that joined together in 2012 to collectively work on improving conditions for Native Americans in the Chicago-area. A steering committee consisting of representatives from each organization establishes the policies and procedures for CAICC. Its community agenda, however, is comprised of plans that were formed through a community-wide planning process involving all the stakeholders: organizations, individuals, families, etc. CAICC is committed to maintaining this “ground-up” grassroots approach to community planning and change.

Consulting Services Sought

The CAICC seeks the services of an independent contractor consultant for a minimum of 6 months work averaging 20 hrs/week. Services to be
provided consist of the following:

  • Facilitate and provide strategic support to the steering committee and sub-committees
    to implement strategic plans
  • Coordinate group training
  • Represent the CAICC at meetings with elected officials, allies, and other forums
  • Create and manage budget
  • Perform prospect research on foundation, corporation, and tribal grants
  • Conduct all activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to
    foundation, corporation and tribal grant sources
  • Develop reports to fiscal agent and funders
  • Manage website
  • Oversee retention of independent contractors, if any
  • Perform additional services upon terms as mutually agreed upon

Desired Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of Native American communities, cultures and processes
  • Self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities
  • College degree or equivalent experience in not-for-profit management
  • Experience with website management
  • Successful experience writing grants
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel locally; have reliable transportation
  • Experience in organizing and developing community service programs
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Interest in multiple fields ranging from education, health, housing to cultural arts

Consulting Fee
$500 per week

If Interested
Send letter of interest, qualifications and three work-related references (names & contact information) to with subject CAICC Search Committee or mail
CAICC Search Committee
c/o Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Due Date: December 16th, 2015, or until filled.

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