Opening for Director of Partnership Initiatives Announced

The Harwood Institute is a 30-year-old independent, nonpartisan nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations around the world to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together.  As we seek to scale our ideas and practices as part of a newly adopted three-year strategy, we are currently seeking an individual to drive performance and impact of our various partnership initiatives in the U.S. and abroad.

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Opening for Director of Network Engagement and Communications Announced

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation currently seeks an individual to execute a marketing and engagement strategy to advance the Institute’s mission and generate revenue. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for marketing the Institute’s coaching and training initiatives with targeted markets and elevating key ideas and content with thought leaders and key influencers in the civic and social change space.

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Our Path to Engagement, Learning, and Stewardship

How do we engage with our community in a more meaningful way? How do we make the user experience the center of all we do? What impact are we having and how do we measure it? In an effort to better answer those questions and make a tighter connection between library objectives and the broader needs of the community, the Oak Park Public Library embarked on a journey to “turn outward.” Following the Harwood model for community engagement, Oak Park has made strides in unifying its internal operations and strengthening strategic partnerships. Its intention is wider and deeper community impact.

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Project Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation currently seeks an individual who can help manage operations and provide essential support to the staff. Candidates should have strong administrative experience and demonstrable organizational skills. They should be personable and articulate communicators, both in speech and in writing. As a national nonprofit that helps people and organizations address challenges and make communities stronger, belief in our mission is valued. The ideal fit will be an energetic, entrepreneurial, and highly organized team player. 

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Campaign Manager Opening

We are currently recruiting for the position of campaign manager. This individual will be a key player in driving the Institute’s overall strategy to spread its ideas and messages and further position itself as a leader in the social change sector. He or she will be joining our team at a critical point in our history, as we codify the catalytic approaches to community change we have developed over our 30-year history, more rapidly scale our efforts and embark on an effort to raise awareness about the challenges facing public life and how to make progress against them

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Harwood Studio Associate Opening

This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals who are seeking an intense, purpose-driven experience, who want to be part of a larger effort to advance new ideas for communities and society, particularly at a time of growing division and inwardness throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Studio associates will work directly with Rich, a national leader whose practice, methods, ideas and approaches have helped shape the field of civic and community change for nearly 30 years.

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