Les Turner ALS Foundation

Employment Opportunities

We are a close-knit, dedicated team. Our daily work takes place in a culture of collaboration, with each member of our staff having their own defined responsibilities, and each consistently contributing valuable ideas to the growth of our work. Innovation is encouraged in every member of our staff and our leadership is strong. In addition, every employee on our team is personally dedicated to our mission and several are family members of those affected by ALS/MND. The care this brings to people living with ALS and their families is evident in every step of our work.

Available Positions

Director of Communications and Marketing

We seek a highly motivated communications and marketing professional with a passion for making a difference to join our senior leadership team as Director of Communications and Marketing, reporting to the CEO.

In this pivotal role, you will have oversight of all the Foundation’s communications and marketing activities. This includes: building and implementing a long-term communications strategy in furtherance of our mission and values – from brand and identity management, development of compelling communication pieces to help drive awareness and fundraising and educational assets; oversight of design and maintenance of the Foundation website; and  designing and implementing a comprehensive marketing strategy that includes PR efforts that elevate the Foundation as a thought leader in ALS research, care, education and advocacy.

You will partner with all areas of our mission, our Support Services team and members of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, to coach and advise them on how to best leverage the power of communications to advance the Foundation’s mission. You will serve as an ambassador for the Foundation, building and growing external relationships and exemplify our core values and advance our vision in all aspects of your work.

This position is based at our office in Skokie, Illinois, with some opportunity to work remotely.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages) to demonstrate your interest in the role and the Foundation to cpaesel@lesturnerals.org writing “Director of Communications and Marketing” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. View the full job description here.

ALS Resource Coordinator

We seek a compassionate, resourceful, and highly motivated person to join our Support Services team. You will implement strategies to identify and enable best practices, resources and collaboration to support people living with ALS. This position reports to the Manager of Support Services.

Our support services are designed to make things a little easier — offering community, comfort and tangible resources for people living with ALS and their loved ones, specifically providing:

  • Personalized care visits and coordination of care with the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine
  • Support groups for people living with ALS, families, and caregivers
  • Educational materials and programs
  • Access to medical equipment and communication devices
  • Need-based grants

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to demonstrate your interest in the role and the Foundation to cgallagher@lesturnerals.org writing “ALS Resource Coordinator” in the subject line. Please also explain why working at the Les Turner ALS Foundation would be meaningful to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. View the full job description here.

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