Grant Selection Committee Information
Grant Selection Committee Application NOW CLOSED.
The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation’s (CTUF) mission is to develop networks that advance education for students, advocate for teachers and resource underserved communities through grantmaking. The Grant Selection Committee is a critical part of the implementation and execution of CTUF’s grantmaking effectiveness.
CTUF currently seeks current educators, paraprofessionals, and or retired educators to serve on the Grant Selection Committee, supporting CTUF’s Executive Director in achieving the organization’s philanthropic mission of awarding grants to community-based organization programs that align with CTUF’s mission.
SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER DEFINED
The Grant Selection Committee is a group of members voted in by the CTUF Board of Directors to participate in the grant proposal review and selection process for the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation. Grant proposals are submitted by community-based organizations to CTUF for funding considerations. The selection committee consists of 7 voting members – one permanent seat held by the CTUF Executive Director and the other four new seats on rotating terms of two years for each individual. The current two members will each serve a one-year term. Members of the CTUF Selection Committee act on behalf of CTUF’s constituents, including grant recipients, funders, CTU members, and community stakeholders.
SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Grant Selection Committee will work closely with CTUF Executive Director. The basic responsibilities of the Grant Selection Committee Member include, but are not limited to:
- Review all grant proposal submitted by the community-based organizations
- Conduct site visits of grantees and or grant applicants
- Determine how the grant applicant program aligns with CTUF’s mission
- Monitor proposed program effectiveness through progress reports and site visits
- Define prerequisites for potential new Grant Selection Committee Members, orient these new members, and periodically evaluate new grant selection committee member performance relative to renewal.
- Adhering to legal, ethical standards and norms
- Clearly define and articulate the CTUF’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to gain support from the community and enhancing our public image.
DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
The Grant Selection Committee Member positions require significant time and energy; a commitment up to six hours per month. Candidates are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways in which they contribute to the development of the CTUF.
Submit the Grant Selection Committee Member Application (page 2 of this document) and your résumé / CV by May 18, 2018, 5:00 PM (CT) to Executive Director, Carmen Curet, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION FOUNDATION GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEE APPLICATION in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
May 25, 2018 – Grant Selection Committee Member applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.
June 8, 2018 – The CTUF Board of Directors will make a final selection of members, selected applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS
Active (classroom teachers), paraprofessionals and or retired members of the Chicago Teachers Union in good standing; active participation in school and professional activities; participation and/or leadership in union activities, and professional knowledge.
Employees of the CTU and CTUF, full time or part-time are ineligible to apply. You must have 1 year of separation as a fulltime and or part-time employee from CTU/CTUF to become eligible.
Grant Committee Selection Process
- Executive Director will collect applications.
- CTUF Executive Board will review and approve final applications.
Time and Special Considerations
- Serve a two-year term.
- Participate in grant proposal reviewing workshops.
- Keep all deliberations of the selection committee confidential.
- Make reasonable efforts to attend all meetings a year.
- Attend at least three site visits to potential grantees during the selection process.
- Attend at least two Chicago Teachers Union Foundation’s events or grantee events and activities each year.
- Volunteer two hours of service per month with CTUF.
Contributions and Donations: All selection committee members are required to support for a “give or get” fundraising commitment of a minimum of $500 per year contribution to one or more the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation campaigns: (Student Special Assistance Fund, Public Scholarship Pathways for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students, Restorative Practice Training for Educators and Students or Career Pathways: Vocational Training for Students and Teachers).