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Community Co-Director, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities - Deadline 10.8.2020

Community Co-Director, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities

50% Temporary Position for Pilot Year. Desired plan is to transition this position to permanent full-time position in Fall 2021.

Established in 2008, the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) supports authentic community-academic research partnerships between Chicagoland communities and Northwestern University that benefit the people being researched and improve health and equity. ARCC advocates for a collaborative approach to research that honors, is driven by, and shares power with communities, as local, cultural, and lived experience experts.

To support ARCC’s commitment to the principles of engagement and equity, the ARCC Community Co-Director position will amplify community-driven perspectives and leadership in ARCC’s vision, culture, and programs. This senior position will reimagine and implement creative strategies to create a pipeline of community stakeholders that upholds ARCC’s goals to center and support the leadership of communities in research partnerships, structures, and institutions. This new position is a key part of the ARCC shared leadership structure and governance, including our Community-Academic Steering Committee. A primary focus of ARCC’s community engagement is Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized communities most experiencing health inequities in Chicagoland.

ARCC is a program of the Center for Community Health, in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine serving the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

Specific Responsibilities:

Administration and Leadership

Community Engagement & Participatory Governance

Community Leadership Development & Support





Position Logistics

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest, experience and fit with this specific position to by October 8, 2020.