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Staff Consultant: IL RCCA Regional Lead

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) is seeking Regional Advisors in the state of Illinois who have the desire to make a difference in the world and work on programs/projects that improve the health and welfare of people and communities. The candidate will work on the Illinois Regional Care Coordination Agency Project as regional lead, promoting a coalition within one of Illinois' seven regions. The project is a statewide effort to use Opioid Settlement Funds to establish seven (7) Regional Care Coordination Agencies throughout the state of Illinois that will work to fund and provide support to prevention, intervention, treatment, and harm reduction services aimed at addressing the effects of the opioid crisis. The Staff Consultants will be hired to provide leadership within their regions, inclusive of building and leading a regional coalition, serving as a liaison for subrecipients/sub-grantees, delivering training and technical assistance, and providing support and expertise to internal and external stakeholders. Your specific expertise will be fully utilized, and there is ample opportunity to learn new skills and grow.

About the Position

This is a remote Position in Illinois. However, the position will require periodic travel to AHP's Chicago Office for meetings and training and to assigned regions throughout the state.

The Regional Advisor Will:

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Develop and provide individual TA around program specifics and implementation to grantees, funders, subcontractors, other external stakeholders, or project teams and other internal stakeholders.
  • Serve as a facilitator for internal or external expert panels, working meetings, and TA sessions, including the development of purpose, agenda, scope, implementation methods, and evaluation.
  • Serve as a liaison to sub-recipients, providing individual training and technical assistance around program compliance and implementation.


  • Provide leadership to one or more regional coalitions. This includes engaging in recruitment efforts and meeting collateral. The regional coalitions will inform the use of state Opioid Settlement Funds (OSF) in their region, as well as informing decisions around training and technical assistance for providers, sub-recipients, local government entities, and other key stakeholders in their region.
  • Provide thought leadership across the Center for Training, Technical Assistance, and Consulting (CTTAC) around the use of the OSF and coalition building:
    • Educate staff on specific areas of subject matter expertise as requested.
    • Mentor, educate, and model for junior staff.
    • Provide support to content creation across relevant projects.
    • Consult with project teams to ensure relevant projects are completed with relevant subject matter expertise.

Content Development

  • Identify areas for needed content around Illinois use of OSF in print materials and large- and small-scale training and technical assistance opportunities.
  • Independently create content for training and technical assistance materials.

Business Development

  • Serve as a task lead in the creation of proposals for funding.
  • Maintain partnerships with account managers around relationships with current, past, and potential clients.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Candidates with the following knowledge and traits are encouraged to apply:

  • High-level knowledge of nonprofit, behavioral health, or government leadership, including recruitment and retention of staff, development of staff, program development and oversight, and budgets.
  • Highly sophisticated organizational development and cross-system collaboration
  • Diplomacy, coaching, and leadership without organizational chart authority, including maintaining client and stakeholder engagement and relationships.
  • High-level professional communication in both verbal and written presentations for diverse audiences.
  • Facilitation of diverse groups to a common plan of action.
  • Intermediate ability to draw out others’ descriptions of problems or gaps, helping them to identify needs.
  • Ability to quickly synthesize information in their area of expertise and apply it to problems or gaps within the portfolio of interest and in business development contexts.
  • Outstanding ability to manage multiple competing priorities while remaining available and flexible to identify and address needs as they are identified.
  • Ability to research and write draft reports, meeting summaries, and educational resources.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training and presentations using subject matter expertise and adult learning strategies.
  • Ability to serve as a model of how to present content knowledge effectively and compellingly for both internal and external stakeholders, fulfilling contract obligations and creating further opportunity for the firm in the process.

Education and Training

Candidates for this position are preferred to possess a Master’s Degree in public health, public administration, social work, behavioral health, or a related discipline. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree or personal lived experience and extensive field experience may hold this position on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Experience

The Regional Advisor will have five or more years of highly complex applicable work experience. Experience providing consulting, training, or technical assistance is preferred.

Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills to thrive on our team to apply for this role.

Salary Range:

Regional Advisor: $88,000 - $95,000

AHP, in an effort to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information, which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors, including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

More About AHP

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting, research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment, programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.

AHP is proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for seven consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.

AHP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.