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Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Program Coordinator


Posted: June 18, 2018
Closes: No known end date

The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. JARC provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. JARC provides economic and workforce development services to businesses to improve their competitiveness.

JARC helps low-income workers, job seekers and community residents attain financial self-sufficiency through skills training and support services. JARC’s job training programs target strategic skills gaps in the manufacturing, such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and welder. As a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), JARC provides bundled financial support services, such as income supports, financial coaching and employment services.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, enroll and screen eligible applicants to JARC’s training programs
  • Conduct orientations and testing for the Careers in Manufacturing Programs (CMP)
  • Comply with all government and foundation funder requirement
  •  Enroll, track, and exit participants in Career Connect, Salesforce, DAISI, and other data systems as neede
  •  Provide monthly case management to trainees during program and for approximately one year after exi
  •  Process Individual Training Accounts, GI benefits, and other funding sources for trainees
  •  Prepare required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  •  Document and track trainees’ eligibility, assessments, achievements, and job placements
  •  Monitor trainees’ performance and report issues to the Director – Training Services
  •  Other duties as assigned

Team Functions:

  •  Market JARC programs through contacts with other agencies, advertisements, and informational events
  • Contributes to agency’s continuous quality improvement efforts
  • Participate in Training Services Team meetings, enrollment meetings, and other trainee events and meetings as needed
  • Collaborates with all JARC departments including Technical Training Center, Business and Workforce Services, Financial Opportunities Center, and the Adult Learners Program
  • Contributes to JARC’s warm and welcoming environment

Qualifications:

  •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of two years of related experience
  •  Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database applications
  •  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  •  Bilingual a plus
  •  Knowledge of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a plus
  •  Manufacturing knowledge or experience a plus

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WTTW 11
Community Engagement Assistant


Posted: June 18, 2018
Closes: No known end date

WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are seeking a Community Engagement Assistant to provide direct support to the Community Engagement Director and coordinate activities of WWCI’s Community Engagement Department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize and staff activities for film screenings, children’s outreach and other community events and projects.  Handle logistics, order catering, buy supplies, and set-up events and activities. Greet and check-in guests in a pleasant manner.
  • Provide Community Engagement Department news and information to Human Resources, Marketing, and Public Relations.  Assist Directors in ongoing internal and external departmental communications, including writing letters/memos as required.
  • Process invoices, expense reports, supply requests and timesheets, funding and project reports for prompt handling by appropriate departments.
  • Research and gather information and other data in a timely manner.
  • Support other projects and special events for Production and Community Engagement.
  • Coordinate calendar appointments and meetings.
  • Other duties as requested.
  • Evening and weekend hours often required.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Timely and clear communicator
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: specifically, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel and basic graphic design skills in Publisher
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong business etiquette

EXPERIENCE: 2-3 years administrative experience in a fast-paced office environment. Knowledge of Chicago non-profit community and/or community organizing experience desired. Spanish language proficiency a plus.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree

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Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Mental Health Consultant


Posted: June 18, 2018
Closes: No known end date

Overview

The Community Mental Health Consultant serves as a key member of the Center for Childhood Resilience team. The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) is a program in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Utilizing a public health approach to expanding access to mental health services, CCR partners with organizations to address children’s mental health including: school mental health, trauma training, implementation science and evaluation, pre-professional mental health education, and advocacy. The Mental Health Consultant role includes serving as a trainer, supported implementation/technical assistance coach and project consultant. The position actively supports the CCR team, Department and Hospital efforts to achieve continuous quality improvement, customer service goals through modeling of appropriate behavior and by providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals.

Responsibilities

  • Delivers and develops new and established training content: creates presentation materials and facilitates interactive sessions on trauma, universal mental health strategies, and group mental health interventions for a range of multiple discipline professionals and adults serving youth and families. Includes coordination, planning, co-facilitation, tracking and documentation of impact.
  • Promotes evidence-based practices through training and delivering supported implementation/technical assistance on clinical mental health interventions. This includes collaboration with national experts to complete certified trainer credentialing and disseminate interventions and supported implementation. As well as delivery of in-person and web-based training, professional learning communities, train-the-trainer models, and technical assistance for range of clinicians and staff in school and community settings.
  • Consults to school district, community and other agency leaders and staff to establish systems and structures and build workforce capacity to support social-emotional learning and address mental health needs of youth through a collaborative approach with schools, community agencies and other stakeholders. Includes delivery of on-site and distance consultation and technical assistance on models and protocols for systems and cross-discipline team structures (Behavioral Health Team) to identify needs, connect to appropriate services and interventions, track and monitor progress of behavioral and academic outcomes
  • Contributes to CCR and Hospital advocacy mission through participation in local, state and national stakeholder and advocacy groups related to mental health services and the impact of trauma and violence on children, youth, and communities.
  • Provides seminars and training experiences for trainees (psychiatry fellows, psychology and social work interns) and interested professionals on CCR activities, including trauma-informed practices, advocacy, school-based mental health services, and school-community collaborations. Assists with philanthropic, government, and research grants, including grant and proposal writing, reporting, and budget development and monitoring deliverables, and maintaining relationships with funding sources.
  • Participates in dissemination and quality improvement evaluation/research of program implementation and impact.
  • Contributes to and participates in national conferences and training summits including collaborating on and submitting abstracts, presentations, posters and symposiums when possible.
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
  • Works with team members, Operations Director and Executive Director to provide appropriate coverage for scheduled absences. Maintains appropriate records and documentation of services for hospital and program needs.
  • Participates in continuing education events including hospital required education and professional certification/licensure.
  • Other duties to support team objectives, projects and Executive Director as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related field from an accredited university. LCSW or equivalent clinical licensure preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of work experience in school, child welfare, healthcare or mental health setting is required. Experience working with PreK – 12th grade age children is required. School-based experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth exposed to trauma and violence and living in low-opportunity and high-risk communities required.
  • Proven experience delivering evidence-based group and clinical interventions in schools or youth-serving agency settings preferred.
  • Possesses excellent training and consultation skills that foster active participation and new knowledge and skill acquisition.
  • Proven experience successfully delivering in-person or web-based professional development and training to range of professionals representing different youth-serving agencies required.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic project-based team environment that works to respond with flexibility to meet project needs and deadlines.
  • Experience working on complex team projects and serving in range of project team roles with varied responsibilities including leadership and coordination.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with youth and professionals of all levels of education and experience. Proven ability to work independently to meet project deliverables and deadlines.
  • Ability to think critically and proactively, act creatively, and take initiative appropriately in sometimes ambiguous situations.
  • Comfortable working in shared work space and multiple locations.
  • Bilingual Spanish verbal and written abilities preferred.
  • Local travel to project sites and client locations required. May include some overnight travel.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation software and working knowledge of database technologies required.

 

826CHI
Data Systems Associate


Posted: June 18, 2018
Closes: No known end date

A VISTA year of service at 826CHI offers the opportunity to gain experience in the nonprofit sector while advancing our mission of elevating students voices through writing and publishing. Learn more about the Americorp VISTA program here. The Data Systems Associate plays a key role in evaluating the impact of 826CHI’s impact on Chicago youth. 826CHI is looking for an result-focused, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team that has a passion for expanding access to creative youth development in Chicago. The Data Systems Associate role is split evenly between evaluation and fundraising. Key responsibilities include tracking program data and evaluations, supporting individual donor stewardship, and supporting fundraising events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish practices to collect, track, analyze, and share student data to promote 826CHI’s impact with stakeholders to sustain and ultimately increase service to underserved students and educators.
  • Support development of a new system for tracking participant information across 826CHI programs to inform strategic program development and delivery.
  • Coordinate program evaluation materials to identify students’ social-emotional and academic gains through 826’s free writing and tutoring programs.
  • Support the tracking and maintenance of relationships with supporters to ensure continued funding for 826CHI’s free writing and tutoring programs.
  • Support the collection of volunteer data, including upkeep of volunteer calendar and hour tracking, to ensure individualized attention for youth programs
  • Support Director of Development in events when needed Qualifications and skills
  • Experience with evaluation and data management
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  •  Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple short and long-term projects
  •  Result focused and proactive
  • Knowledgeable of 826CHI programs and Chicago public education
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Enthusiastic belief in the mission of 826CHI

The Data Systems Associate reports to the Director or Development and is a member of the Development team. To apply: 826CHI is an equal opportunity employer. 826CHI is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented communities in the education and nonprofit sectors to apply.

To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Hiring@826chi.org. For questions, please call 773.772.8108. 826CHI does not discriminate in hiring. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this and all posted positions.

People’s Resource Center
Literacy Coordinator


Posted: May 29, 2018
Closes: June 11, 2018

PRC is hiring a Literacy Coordinator to work 40 hours/week to coordinate the activities of the Literacy Program that result in improved delivery of service and are consistent with program goals and strategies. The Literacy program provides Adult Basic Education, ESL, high school equivalency, and American citizenship services to over 600 clients through a team of 250 volunteers at Wheaton location, Westmont location and several partner organizations in DuPage County.  The Literacy Coordinator is part of the Adult Learning and Literacy (ALL) team supervised by the Director of ALL. The Literacy Coordinator’s primary office will be located in Wheaton (201 S. Naperville Rd) and traveling to local sites will be required. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, be able to lift 25 lbs. and be able to work some evening and weekends when necessary.

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To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to resumes@peoplesrc.org.  

College Possible
Program Coordinator


Posted: May 29, 2018
Closes: No closing date available

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching low-income students to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student’s chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of nearly $20 million, more than 110 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2017-2018 school year, we are serving 30,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges.

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We’re joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students.

To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.

Basic Description

We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, idealistic leader to join our successful, growing organization as part of our program leadership team.  The Program Coordinator helps coordinate College Possible’s programs by supervising, training and supporting 6-8 Service Corps Members.

Essential Job Functions

Supervise, Train and Support Service Corps Members: Duties include providing daily support, guidance, and oversight to Service Corps Members to ensure excellence in service and programming. Troubleshooting issues as they arise, evaluating performance, gathering feedback, and working in partnership with other staff to ensure the highest quality of service to students and families, partners, and Service Corps Members.  Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate, prepare for, and lead high-quality trainings and weekly meetings for Service Corps Members and support Corps Member morale and productivity.  Moreover, the Program Coordinator will draw contextual connections for Corps Members with their diverse projects, helping them see their connection to our broader program mission.

Ensure Program Quality and Curriculum Fidelity: Oversee the implementation of projects, student support, and curriculum by Corps Members to ensure fidelity to our program model. Support Service Corps Members in growing as mentors, lesson planners and instructors. Ensure that needed resources are in place to support execution of the program.

Develop and Maintain Partner Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with partners by coordinating service delivery to sites on an ongoing basis and maintaining communication with key contacts.  Meet with partners throughout the year to ensure program quality and successful communication.  Actively communicate with other Corps Member supervisors and program leadership to support Corps Member collaboration on shared projects.

Project Management: Oversee Corps Member involvement in and collaborate with Leadership Team peers on project design of: Student Recruitment, Summer Transition Campaign, Summer Bridge, and other key initiatives.

Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist the Program Leadership in the weekly tracking, evaluation and reporting of student progress in key program areas, including student recruitment, Summer Bridge, and the Summer Transition Campaign.

Other duties as assigned.

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Reading Between the Lines
Development Associate


Posted: May 21, 2018
Closes: No closing date available

Reading Between the Lines® is a small nonprofit organization that uses the arts—discussion of fine literature—to support formerly incarcerated individuals reentering the workforce build communication and decision-making skills. This innovative, cost-effective program, in collaboration with transition living facilities, complements and strengthens the work of other re-entry programs, focused on enhancing individual lives and reducing prison recidivism.

Reading Between the Lines® seeks a part-time, energetic, experienced, and detailed-oriented Development Associate who will work mostly from home. The Development Associate will work closely with and under the supervision of the Executive Director to assist with fundraising and communication activities. He or she will have varying duties depending upon the specific task being addressed.

DUTIES:

  • Manage and maintain designated databases.
  • Oversee the maintenance of a content-rich website.
  • Maintain the Executive Director’s schedule.
  • Build a new database of past, present, and future participants of Reading Between the Lines® sessions.
  • Support the Executive Director in the coordination and implementation of all fundraising efforts such as identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors as well as building and maintaining relationships with foundations and corporations.
  • Prepare drafts of fundraising and communication materials.
  • Support the Board of Directors.Qualifications:
  • A successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
  • A strong commitment to the mission of Reading Between the Lines®
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • A least two years of work experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
  • Knowledge of technology including Word, Excel, website management, and social marketing.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Self-starter.Compensation: Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience.
    Starting Date: The position is open immediately.
    Interested candidates should send résumé and three writing samples to: mclennonconsulting@gmail.com

 

Umoja Student Development Corporation
Restorative Justice Senior Specialist


Posted: May 19, 2018
Closes: No closing date available

Organization Overview

Umoja Student Development Corporation (Umoja) is a premiere on-the-ground partner for high schools and districts focused on ensuring that all students graduate from high school equipped for college, career and life success. Umoja’s core competencies include college & career readiness, social & emotional learning and restorative justice–each of which Umoja believes is essential to students and schools reaching their academic and postsecondary goals. Through our Seminar and Peace Room models and professional development, Umoja currently partners with 20 public high schools across the city of Chicago. For more information, please visit www.umojacorporation.org.

Position Summary

Umoja Student Development Corporation is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about changing the lives of young people and improving high school culture. The Restorative Justice Senior Specialist will be on the front lines, launching Umoja programming at an existing high school partnership and building proactive relationships with students, teachers, administrative staff, and other community organizations. The Restorative Justice Senior Specialist must be prepared to enter a school partnership with an established history of restorative justice practice implementation and provide coaching to school staff around advanced restorative practices.

This position is a program developer, a facilitator of student groups and relationships, coordinator of program logistics and administration, and consultant and coach to key school stakeholders around discipline and Restorative Justice systems. This position primarily works with students, teachers, and other key stakeholders to create and manage a school’s Restorative Justice programming to influence the school community to become restorative. This position will work directly with students to solve conflicts, discipline, and behavior situations with a student centered, restorative approach; collaborate with key stakeholders to support schools in creating restorative climates for students, teachers, and staff; provide coaching and professional development to school staff around the integration of Restorative Justice into school practices; and support the creation and implementation of systems and documentation practices related to Restorative Justice. This position requires passion and creativity with strong planning, organization, and facilitation skills. The Restorative Justice Senior Specialist must be firmly rooted in Restorative Justice values and see themselves as an educator, counselor, teacher coach, community organizer, and entrepreneur to mobilize and inspire others around the common goal of improved student outcomes. This position may work with multiple sites/schools and reports directly to Umoja’s Restorative Justice Director.

Learn more and apply.

Chicago Debate Commission (CDC)
Executive Director


Posted: April 19, 2018
Closes: No closing date available

Alford Executive Search has been exclusively retained by the Chicago Debate Commission (CDC) in its search for a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic oversight to and overall executive leadership for the Chicago Debate Commission. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the selected candidate will provide direction for all organizational affairs in accordance with its mission as defined by its by-laws, mission statement, guiding principles and policies established and approved by the Board.

In addition to general oversight, the Executive Director will be charged with achieving progress toward the priorities of the new and carefully developed expansion plan, staying abreast of current trends related to education, mentorship and youth achievement, and implementing best practices in realizing mission priorities. A key component of the expansion relies on the new Executive Director developing a master plan to secure diversified funding for the next phase of CDC’s growth. The dynamic leader will continue to strengthen relationships with the CDC’s primary partner, the Chicago Public Schools, as well as other thought leaders, funders and stakeholders.

The Chicago Debate Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

Specific Requirements Include

  • Passion for CDC’s mission and the community it serves, augmented by demonstrated experience in similar programmatic and nonprofit service areas.
  • At least 7 years of experience at a Director or Executive level, particularly in a nonprofit organization or related field; at least 3 years managing a team of professionals.
  • Proven ability to develop and build a highly productive, effective team by enhancing professionalism within the organization and training, mentoring, and retaining staff.
  • Ability and willingness to work closely with a proactive Board to achieve organizational goals.
  • Sensitive to the culturally diverse experiences and viewpoints of staff and CPS youth served.
  • Track record in developing and executing strategies to successfully increase revenue and diversify funding sources. Demonstrated ability to identify, solicit and steward corporate, foundation and individual gifts.
  • Successful track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue and control costs.
  • Accomplished background in building strong external relationships with a variety of constituencies, including partner organizations, staff, volunteers, elected officials, business representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the organization.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience preferred in the areas of youth achievement, youth development, or education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, with relevant advanced training or degree preferred.
  • Experience with middle school, high school or college debate is beneficial.

Learn more and apply here.

WITS (Working in the Schools)
Program Coordinators (2)


Posted: April 13, 2018
Closes: No closing date available

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Coordinators organizes and facilitates six to eight literacy mentorship programs per week, both in elementary schools and at corporate offices. Program Coordinators are responsible for communicating with volunteers, creating and leading program activities, and coaching student/volunteer pairs on site. Program Coordinators are also expected to help with data collection and logistical implementation of multiple programs for the school year. Program Coordinators ensure high quality services are provided to Chicago Public Schools students served by WITS as well as to WITS volunteers and corporate/community partners.

Learn more and apply here.