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Heartland Alliance

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Welcome to the career site of Heartland Alliance International at Impactpool!

Heartland Alliance is the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest. We believe that all of us deserve the opportunity to improve our lives.

Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for nearly one million people around the world who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. Our policy efforts strengthen communities; our comprehensive services empower those we serve to rebuild and transform their lives. Our multicultural staff are passionate about our mission and make Heartland Alliance a dynamic and exciting place to develop your career.

Our history

Heartland Alliance was born in 1888 - when Chicago became the second city - to form a Travelers Aid Organization. Newcomers moving to Chicago to look for work, particularly vulnerable youth and women, were able to visit Travelers Aid service centers around the city’s ports and rail stations and receive help with housing, employment and community resettlement.

Then, as now, too many people were struggling to survive in poverty, were new to the city or marginalized from the mainstream, vulnerable to legal or medical or financial troubles. The motivations and values of the civic leaders who sought to address these issues are the DNA that still informs today’s Heartland Alliance.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights was formally adopted as the name of our organization in 1995 to best reflect our growing portfolio of housing, health care, economic security, and legal protections services. The experience, values, lessons, and programs of more than a century are connected in Heartland Alliance.

Heartland Alliance International - more than a job, it's a purpose.

All individuals interested in employment with Heartland Alliance must apply online. We currently have more than 930 staff and 1200 volunteers with expertise in areas such as community development, property management, medical care, mental health, dentistry, social work, law, education, and public policy. Many of our positions are part of a collective bargaining unit (union). These positions are represented by United Human Services Workers - a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), UAW Local 2320, AFL-CIO. These positions have pre-determined salary ranges as indicated on the postings and incumbents will be required to pay union dues/fees.