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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

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Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  22806

Agency :  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time: 02/14/2023
Salary:   $6,956 - $10,607; anticipated starting salary $6,956, CBA language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  #22806


CMS is seeking a detailed oriented, energetic, community advocate to assist with outreach and requirement within the Illinois Asian American community. The ideal candidate will have an established working relationship with numerous Asian American community groups and organizations. Strong written and oral communications as well as bicultural skills are a must for the Asian American Outreach Coordinator. Marketing and social media experience a plus. The ideal candidate will be both service and goal oriented with focused organizational skills that align with the Illinois goal of recruiting a State workforce that is as diverse as the people we serve.


  • Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion, serves as the Asian American Employment Plan Coordinator for the State of Illinois.
  • Collaborates with Asian American advocacy groups to foster community centered relationships enhancing access to potential applicants for state employment opportunities.
  • Serves as liaison to the CMS Asian American Advisory Council and other state agency human resource offices to establish and maintain open lines of communication.
  • Prepares Executive Summary and supporting documentation of activities in accordance with the State Asian American Employment Plan and participates in the drafting and final preparation of the Annual Report to be submitted to the General Assembly.
  • Utilizes data provided by the Department of Human Rights and meets with representatives from various state agencies to determine areas of underutilization.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with coursework in public administration or business administration.
  • Requires four years of professional experience in a business or public organization, preferably within the area of human resource administration.


  • Prefers three (3) years of professional experience developing and managing supportive agency programs.
  • Prefers three (3) years of professional experience interpreting policies, services, rules, and regulations to motivate public interest in an agency program.
  • Prefers two (2) years of professional experience promoting, planning, scheduling and organizing informational, educational, promotional programs, and presentations.
  • Prefers two (2) years of professional experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Prefers two (2) years of professional experience making oral presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Prefers two (2) years of professional experience in preparing written reports and utilizing data.
  • Prefers two (2) years of professional experience utilizing organizational and time management skills.


  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • This position requires a current and valid Driver’s License and the ability to travel.


Work Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 555 W. Monroe, 13th Floor, Chicago IL 60661  
Agency Contact: 

CMS Internal Personnel

401 S. Spring St., Room 414

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone Number: 217-558-3089


Job Family:  Administration/Management  


This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


About the Agency: 

Central Management Services (CMS) is the operational engine working behind the scenes to enable the State’s more than 60 agencies, universities, boards, and commissions to deliver efficient, reliable service to all Illinois citizens. The Agency’s mission is to support the State by delivering innovative, responsive, and effective services that provide the best value for Illinois State government and the people it serves. Among the services CMS provides are human resources facilitation; benefits programs for employees, retirees, and local governments; property and facilities management; diversity initiatives for public contracting and State employment; joint purchasing support; vehicle oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination.



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