Economic Development
March 12, 2024

GAPA is Hiring!

We are searching for a full-time Campaign Coordinator for the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability. The Campaign Coordinator serves as the administrator for the GAPA coalition. This person’s main goals are to uphold the values of GAPA’s community leaders and to ensure that the coalition works to achieve its desired objectives. As a coordinator, you will work with allied organizations, coalitions, elected representatives, and community leaders who are passionate about police accountability and implementing the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance.  

About GAPA

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) is a broad-based coalition of community organizations and one advocacy organization committed to making our neighborhoods safer, improving police practices and accountability, and transforming the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it serves. We work in neighborhoods across Chicago, including neighborhoods that are most directly affected by violence and police brutality, misconduct, and harassment.  

The GAPA organizations (Community Renewal Society, Southwest Organizing Project, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, ONE Northside, Target Area and Impact for Equity) are key members of the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) Coalition. In ECPS we work alongside the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), SEIU HCII, and dozens of other partners, who fought to create a community-led civilian oversight board of the Chicago Police. All the members of GAPA, alongside the rest of the ECPS coalition, will work to strengthen and implement the ECPS ordinance as a coalition and ensure that directly impacted community members – especially those in Black and Brown communities that are most affected by police misconduct – lead our work to implement lasting solutions around public safety.

Campaign Coordinator Responsibilities:  

● GAPA Goal Achievement and Accountability  

● GAPA Administrative work  

● Meeting Preparation and Facilitation  

● Ambassador to ECPS Campaign:  

● Fundraising o Assist with writing regular funding proposals and reports and maintaining records of grant deadlines o Serve a reliable contact for funders and schedule meetings between funders and GAPA leadership o Coordinate with the Coalition to gather information for grant proposals and reports and respond to funder questions  

● Outreach with External Stakeholders  

● Communications for the GAPA coalition  

What to expect:  

● This role is primarily remote but will require in office work at a member organization occasional in-person participation for meetings, actions, press conferences, or one-on-one conversations. Travel within Chicago is necessary.

● This person will be paid on a flat-fee basis for work that is expected to require at least 40 hours of work per week. The coordinator needs to be flexible and organize their time to fit the needs of the position. Evening and weekend work will be required on occasion. Qualifications and necessary experience  

● Must have at least 2 years of experience in campaign coordinating, community organizing, or other relevant experience  

● Must share GAPA’s values and be passionate about improving safety and ending unjust policing  

● Must be willing to lead meetings, track time, and work collaboratively while following the lead of the member organizations  

● Must have outstanding writing and verbal communication skills  

● Must be comfortable building relationships and working with a broad-based coalition of organizations that include community groups, political organizations, elected officials, etc.  

● Must be able to work with professional organizing tools (Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc.)  

● Must be able to manage time effectively, prioritize effectively, and work on multiple projects simultaneously  

● Must be able to manage administrative responsibilities of an independent contractor  

● Must be able to track their progress and work independently  

Reports to: GAPA’s six coalition organization members; supervised through supervision committee of GAPA  

Location: Chicago IL, but mostly remote  

Anticipated salary range: $55,000-$70,000 depending on experience  

How to apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and a list of three employment references to We will begin reviewing applications on March 4, 2024, and continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Be sure that all your files are in PDF or Word Doc format.

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