Join Our Team

We are looking for talented and motivated people who want to make a difference in their community. Below is a list of available positions on our team. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@altonforward.org

Project Director, Alton Forward

Full-Time; Based in Alton, Illinois

This position will be immediately responsible for serving as primary action officer to advance our recently launched Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI), while supporting the growth and operations of Alton Forward on other fronts.  The CFCI is led by Alton Forward and its partners to improve the well-being and development of every child that calls the Greater Alton Area home.  The CFCI is a UNICEF-supported program to encourage cities to become more child-friendly by recognizing that the voices, needs, priorities, and rights of children are an integral part of public policies, programs, and decisions.  This initiative will include supporting research and evaluation of the Alton Community, building stakeholder leadership and engagement, and supporting the implementation of community-driven solutions.  Alton Forward believes that Child Welfare and Development and a child-friendly environment represents a key social determinant of our community’s overall livability standing.

Alton Forward operates in close collaboration with AltonWorks, a social impact development company that is focused on the revitalization of Historic Downtown Alton as a healthy, thriving, walkable city and as a regional community building innovation hub.  AltonWorks is currently supporting a number of revitalization and community development efforts in the Alton area, which complement Alton Forward’s efforts.  This position will interact with AltonWorks leadership and representatives as the organizations seek to implement partnerships and strategic civic objectives.

 

The work performed by this position involves distilling and synthesizing complex information into coherent and compelling messages, based on strategic design, while managing logistical and operational deadlines for support tasks.  This position will require working directly with community leaders, organizational partners, and institutional stakeholders.  Projects may require working both independently or collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.