Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Board Position Details

BOARD MEMBER: CCH is looking for passionate, dedicated people to join our Board of Directors. Ideal candidates bring diverse perspectives and are willing to leverage their networks and resources to advance CCH’s mission. We is particularly interested in engaging more people of color on the board. Candidates from the tech sector, academia, and housing development are of particular interest, but people from a variety of backgrounds will be considered. You will join a diverse set of leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sector, as well as grassroots leaders, to govern a strategic and effective organization.

  • Board Term: Board members commit to a 2-year term that is renewable. The board meets five times a year and every board member serves on a standing board committee, which meet 4-5 times a year, typically by phone.
  • Financial Contribution: Board members are required to contribute financially.
  • Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
  • Skills: Strategic thinker, research, technology, academic, housing development, marketing

About Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness because housing is a human right. Through our community organizing, public policy, and law departments, we actively engage people that experience homelessness to make real change at the city, county, and state level. Through our work, we have created millions of dollars of new funding and innovative policies and programs to combat homelessness. In addition, our Law Project provides direct legal assistance to people who are homeless, particularly youth in the school system and in the shelters.

In 2020, CCH will celebrate its 40th anniversary, looking back at decades of progress and forward to a time where we end homelessness. Our dedicated, passionate staff and board believe in our mission and achieve tangible goals year in, year out.