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WITS
Director of Development


Posted: August 8, 2018
Closes: no known end date

WITS is the largest volunteer force providing mentorship to students and professional development to teachers in Chicago public elementary schools.  Each year, our combined, volunteer and teacher professional development investments in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are valued at $3.4 million.  WITS sets students on a trajectory for success by building critical literacy skills and developing positive self-identity through teacher led professional development and volunteer powered mentorship programs. We are the premier literacy organization in Chicago – engaging 200 teachers, more than 70 corporate and community partners, and activating 1,500 volunteers to drive students towards reading proficiency in 80 public elementary schools annually.

We want you to bring your whole self to WITS.  You will be part of a team that is leading the field in elevating the importance of early literacy throughout Chicago.  Your development intuition, abilities to bring ideas to fruition, and engage people around a singular concept will help WITS raise $2 million to deliver the highest quality literacy programs in Chicago Public Schools. Your commitment to be a team player, learning from opportunities, and capitalizing on assets will help strengthen the WITS culture of support and commitment to our mission.

The primary function of the Director of Development is to manage member(s) of the Development team, provide strategic direction to individual giving through appeals and events, identify and cultivate prospects for major gifts, provide guidance to the foundation and grants strategy and submission process, and oversee all activities connected to The Board of Directors (BOD) and the Associates Board (AB). Additionally, this individual provides leadership and thought partnership to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in meeting WITS’ combined individual fundraising goals, equivalent to 33% of our annual revenue.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Using years of experience and keen development insight, be a leader and a teacher to the Development team and WITS team at large.
  • Generate and foster ideas that capitalize on WITS vision and position the organization as the foremost investment in Chicago’s emerging readers.
  • Alongside CEO and CSO, develop and execute individual, BOD, and AB fundraising strategy.
  • Direct the process for two annual appeals: Set objectives, work with Communications Manager in collateral and web presence development, and engage Boards in peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.
  • Prospect individuals within the WITS community and Greater Chicago. Produce thorough profiles on individuals as needed.
  • Oversee grants process including supervision of the Grants and Foundations Relations Manager, and cultivation of existing and new foundation relationships.
  • Assist the CEO, Board President, and Board Chairman on Board Governance.  Manage all aspects of Board meetings and administration.
  • Direct all activities related to the Associates Board, including: annual fundraising goals, events, membership, and AB Executive Committee development.
  • Maintain thorough and timely information in all WITS databases.
  • Work with CSO and Communications Manager to produce monthly Board(s) newsletter and other communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

  • Ability to take direction and synthesize information from multiple individuals.
  • Team player and team builder. A clear track record of working across departments.
  • Passionate. Entrepreneurial. Exhibits confidence in presenting and executing ideas.  A self-starter and finisher who can see a plan through from conception to completion.
  • Strong ability to work independently and identify next steps to accomplish organizational goals.
  • A desire to be a teacher and a student – accepting of feedback and an understanding of how to incorporate suggestions and ideas. Willingness to educate and engage others.
  • A sense of humor and the desire to adapt and grow.
  • A passion to serve our students, volunteers and teachers by providing unparalleled customer service and resources.
  • A strong ability to develop compelling and grammatically accurate written communication across varied mediums.
  • Intermediate understanding of development databases including Salesforce
  • Advanced understanding of grant cycles and foundation cultivation.
  • Experience working closely with boards and advancing individual giving initiatives.
  • 5-7 years of volunteer engagement and management experience.
  • 5-7 years of mid-level development experience in a general development or sales role with a focus on maintaining and growing individual relationships.
  • Undergraduate degree. Non-profit Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Design, or Business preferred.

If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Tena Kunik, Chief Strategy Officer, at tenak@witschicago.org.  Subject Line: Your Name_Director of Development FY19. Do not send through NPO.net!

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Reading In Motion
Extra Dosage Instructor


Posted: August 8, 2018
Closes: no known end date

Reading In Motion, a nationally recognized non-profit organization in Chicago, seeks an Extra Dosage Instructor to teach a small-group reading program to selected students in 1st grade classrooms. Extra Dosage Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading small group instruction
  • Collecting data and anecdotal records
  • Maintaining accurate student attendance records
  • Attending occasional meetings at or near RIM offices downtown
  • Administering reading tests (DIBELS)

This is a 4 day per week position, consisting of 10-16 hours per week, depending on scheduling. Teaching will take place in assigned schools during the school day. All Extra Dosage Instructors will receive curriculum training by Reading In Motion.
Extra Dosage Instructors are paid a competitive hourly wage based on experience. Training and meeting times will also be compensated.
Qualified candidates must:

  • Have experience working in elementary education, reading curriculum, and/or arts education.
  • Have experience working with primary grade students.
  • Have a flexible schedule.
  • Be comfortable working in diverse neighborhoods.
  • Be responsive to the changing needs of schools and be able to resolve challenges effectively.
  • Have a consistent and reliable mode of transportation.
  • Be easily reached by phone and email.
  • Be fluent in Spanish, if applying for the Spanish position.

How to apply: 
Send cover letter and resume by email, fax, or mail to: edp@readinginmotion.org; Reading In Motion, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60601; Fax: 312-357-0130. No phone calls or walk-ins to Reading In Motion, please.

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The Chicago Home Tutor
Special Education Tutor


Posted: August 7, 2018
Closes: no known end date

The Chicago Home Tutor provides a positive and collaborative working environment for passionate educators. We are looking for special education tutors (learning behavior specialists, reading specialists, math specialists, school psychologists, special education teachers, teachers with experience in effective academic interventions) for in-home tutoring services (tutoring also sometimes takes place in other settings such as private schools and medical settings). If you are any of the above we look forward to receiving your application. We are particularly looking for tutors who have availability in all of Chicago as well as in the North Shore, Western Suburbs (all the way from Oak Park to Aurora), and the Hyde Park area.
Job Type: Contract
Compensation: $40.00 to $50.00 /hour starting

 

Especially encouraged to apply:

  • Tutors with specific intervention training experience such as Touch Math, Reading Recovery, Orton-Gillingham, and Wilson
  • Special educators (LBS1 certified/School Psychologists) who want flexible work with students during the school day in their private and home school settings.
  • Educators who can support students with executive functioning needs (organization, time management, task completion, on task behavior)
  • Special educators who teach high school level math and science

 

Job Requirements

  • Design and Deliver evidenced-driven academic support for students (K-12).
  • Conduct assessments of current student skills to determine academic needs (using interviews, record reviews, curriculum-based assessments, etc.).
  • Design and Deliver evidence-driven social emotional support if needed (behavior plans, social stories, on/off task monitoring, etc.).
  • Monitor student progress and communicate progress to clients and parents (and school if requested by parents).
  • Collaborate with other interventionists about specific cases to offer and receive support.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Laura Reber at info@chicagohometutor.com (no phone calls please). If available, also send graphs representing student progress. Please specify to which areas of Chicago and/or suburbs you would be willing to travel and any training and expertise relevant to the position.

Chicago Cares
Senior Manager, IT Services


Posted: July 16, 2018
Closes: no known end date

Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to create a stronger, more unified Chicago. Chicago Cares empowers people to roll up their sleeves to solve the city’s most pressing challenges. Through the power of the volunteer experience, we bring people together from all Chicago neighborhoods. Volunteers meet immediate needs while simultaneously breaking down barriers and creating a movement for longterm change, connecting with new people and building trust, empathy and understanding. What’s the ultimate goal? Chicago Cares envisions a city where we’re all active participants, fully invested in the city we call home and the success of all of our neighbors. Visit chicagocares.org to learn more.

The Senior Manager, IT Services provides leadership and expertise to guide the organization’s information technology consistent with Chicago Cares’ mission and strategy. He/she is responsible for leading organizational efforts related to technology project management, infrastructure and security, including ensuring service providers and managed service vendors deliver optimum performance to our internal staff and volunteers.

Key responsibilities include contract management, client relationship management, escalation management, service level agreement management, vendor management, demand planning, security management and project management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that Chicago Cares staff, departments and programs receive effective delivery of IT services. Fully understand the requirements of the Chicago Cares as it continue to evolve and implement changes needed.
  • Compliance & Security: Establish policies and procedures and leverage tools, apps and resources to ensure consistently high IT service performance, aligned to Chicago Cares mission and strategy. Ensure compliance with all regulatory and security measures related to IT data or security.
  • Resourcing: Monitor employee satisfaction and feedback to develop improved processes and train, equip, and resource staff appropriately to leverage IT infrastructure. Promote a collaborative, creative and efficient working environment.
  • External Relationship Management: Build and maintain a strong professional relationship with vendors and managed services providers, following up if our service providers are not meeting expectations set out in the service level agreement, ensuring improvements or any changes needed are action on.
  • Troubleshooting: Oversee all ticket requests; escalate and act, as necessary. As the single point of contact for escalating cases, practice accountability with peers, vendors or pro-bono/skilled based volunteers. Part of 24/7 situation management duty – “on call” during necessary weekends
  • Project Management: Manage projects related to IT and serve as point person for pro-bono technology services. On-board/off-board and project manage the firms, processes, and project implementation relevant to IT.
  • Strategy: Participate in IT road mapping and planning processes to establish an inclusive and comprehensive IT services program. Establish annual and long-range IT services goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services.
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Other Expectations

  • Advance Chicago Cares’ brand identity by reinforcing strategic messages and company values.
  • Ensure quality and economic viability of all programming.
  • Participate in cross-departmental committees and task forces as appropriate.
  • Participate in and provide support and stewardship of fundraising activities.

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Writers Theatre
Artistic Department Coordinator


Posted: July 16, 2018
Closes: July 18, 2018

Writers Theatre seeks a full-time Artistic Department Coordinator. This is an administrative position supporting the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and Director of New Work and Dramaturgy. This position reports to the Associate Artistic Director and helps with casting, producing, and general arts administration. Duties include scheduling meetings and events, coordinating auditions and special events, maintaining casting and other databases, research, filing, copying, editing and general correspondence.

Typical work hours are 40 hours a week with frequent evenings and weekends required throughout the year for meetings, special events and attendance/participation in programs and plays throughout the season.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate communication between Writers and its artists, and internally within the artistic department
  • Coordinate the Artistic Director’s schedule and track expenses
  • Schedule departmental and cross-departmental meetings
  • Manage and track the artistic department’s operating budget
  • Assist in hospitality for visiting and local artists
  • Attend final dress, previews and opening night performances
  • Assist and advise the Artistic Department in season planning
  • Play an organizational and producorial role for special events
  • Assist and support the Associate Artistic Director in managing all auditions
  • Maintain and update casting database, breakdowns, spreadsheets and emails
  • Process and respond to artist correspondence
  • Assist in the creation of content for the subscription magazine
  • Coordinate pre-show and post-show lectures and discussions, as well as other audience engagement events throughout the season
  • Help supervise and mentor interns in the artistic and education departments
  • Serve as a representative of the organization at industry functions, showcases and productions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superb organizational skills.
  • Positive attitude and good work ethic.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, with a sense of initiative and innovation.
  • A genuine passion for Arts Administration is desired.
  • An artistic background in the theatre is ideal.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and Google Docs software required.
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro a plus.

COMPENSATION

Salary is commensurate with experience. The range of benefits includes medical, dental insurance, and disability insurance, vacation and other paid leave, a 403(b)-retirement plan (with employer match), commuter transit plan, and medical and dependent care cafeteria plans.

TO APPLY

Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@writerstheatre.org by July 18, 2018. Direct cover letter to Associate Artistic Director, Geoff Button. Please write “Artistic Department Coordinator” in the title of the email. No phone calls please.

 

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Umoja Student Development Corporation
Development and Communications Associate


Posted: July 16, 2018
Closes: as soon as position is filled

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

The Development and Communications Associate is a member of the four person development team of a growing Chicago-based nonprofit with an annual budget of $3.3M. The position is responsible for supporting the entire development function: individual fundraising, major gifts, foundation and corporate fundraising, special events, and maintaining the fundraising database and ensuring accurate donor records. In addition, they are responsible for donor communications and targeted social media.

Essential responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

Communications and Social Media (approximately 25% of the position)

  • Execute donor and prospect communications and social media plan as planned for the year by the development team. May include e-newsletters, annual report, e-blasts, social media posts, etc. Write content
  • Write press releases, write and submit articles on behalf of the CEO. Track press
  • Provide analysis reports
  • Develop improved ways to increase effectiveness of social media and crowd funding
  • Gather and prepare appropriate materials for external speaking engagements

Individual Fundraising Strategies (approximately 20% of the position)

  • Execute mail appeal program as planned for the year by the development team, produce list segmentation, provide analysis reports
  • Serve as production manager for appeals and invitations
  • Provide administrative, editing, and research support for major gift fundraising
  • Coordinate logistics when volunteer opportunities arise for donors (Student Days of Action, etc.)

Database Management and Donor Tracking (approximately 20% of the position)

  • Support overall development efforts by serving as lead staff managing the donor and volunteer database and generating reports
  • Conduct tracking of all requests and contributions, providing timely donor acknowledgement letters and communication
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping of all contributions and pledges
  • Manage all mailing and contact lists ensuring their accuracy
  • Identify opportunities for analysis, producing reports and evaluations
  • Write and revise CRM procedures
  • Responsible for upholding best practices in database management, updating of all records and train staff on said practices, as needed

Institutional Giving Support (approximately 20% of the position)

  • Assist with the preparation or submission of proposals, budgets, and reports, as directed by the Institutional Giving Manager
  • Conduct foundation and corporate data entry, records, and manage all mailing and contact lists ensuring their accuracy
  • Produce acknowledgement records
  • Record data in the moves management system
  • Produce reports and analysis
  • Assist with the solicitation of event corporate sponsors and in-kind donations as directed by the Institutional Giving Manager

Special Events (approximately 10% of the position)

  • Actively participate in the planning for the Spring Fling Gala annual event and other special events
  • Assist with logistics for the Spring Fling Gala
  • Assume lead role in coordinating logistics of small major donor events
  • Coordinate all record-keeping and data base management for event invitees and attendees

Other (approximately 5% of the position)

  • Provide staff and logistical support to the Board Development Committee
  • Photograph Umoja events, including Student Days of Action, school-based staff visits, and school-based events for development and donor cultivation communications and social media
  • Attend and actively participate in required educational programs and departmental and staff meetings
  • Protect organization by keeping information confidential
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Work Environment

  • West loop office is accessible. Work at off-site locations is required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners
  • Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and communicate effectively via computer
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds
  • Smoke- and drug-free environment
  • Umoja Student Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive staff. To do this, we not only recognize each individual’s diverse identity but also actively create and maintain a culture of inclusion where all Umoja employees feel involved, respected, and supported for their diverse identities. Candidates from communities that traditionally experience discrimination are encouraged to apply.
  • Please let us know if there are any accommodations you require.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent experience
  • One to two years of development experience or equivalent experience. Basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising principals required
  • Previous experience working in an administrative role required
  • Experience with coordinating events helpful
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and database necessary
  • Experience with fundraising software helpful
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong database skills and research skills
  • Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and deadline-driven
  • Capacity to see the “big picture” and manage details simultaneously
  • Ability to take direction well, multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • Excellent problem solver and ability to “think outside the box”
  • Proven and exemplary customer service focus, with strong internal and external relationship management and cultivation skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people including donors, students, parents, teachers, school administration, business and community partner

To Apply

  • Send in cover letter, resume, salary range requirement to devcareers@ umojacorporation.org
  • Please write “Associate” then your name (Last, First) in the re: line of your e-mail
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Candidates will be considered immediately and the position begins as soon as possible
  • NO PHONE CALLS

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Umoja Student Development Corporation
Individual Giving Manager


Posted: July 16, 2018
Closes: as soon as position is filled

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.

Role Summary 

The Individual Giving Manager is a member of the four person development team of a growing Chicago-based nonprofit with an annual budget of $3.3M. The position is responsible for: coordinating the individual donor fundraising strategies; coordinating donor stewardship and alumni volunteer opportunities; coordinating the Associate Board’s fundraising strategies; overseeing the special event firm that coordinates the Spring Fling Gala.

Essential responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

Individual Donor Fundraising (approximately 60% of the position)

  • Create strategic individual giving and communications annual plan with development team for donors up to $1,000. Serve as lead staff to execute that plan
  • Plan and execute both the mail and online appeal programs; develop narrative and write appeal letters and solicitation materials; serve as production manager for all aspects of the annual campaign
  • Conduct analysis of annual campaign by market segment, value of contributions and change in value of contributions. Develop custom reports and provide recommendations for future changes. Research, develop and implement web and social media-based fundraising strategies
  • Coordinate Board of Director’s participation in their efforts to fundraise from donors up to $1,000, personalizing donor correspondence and communication – including phone calls and invitations
  • Integrate new approaches and strategies into individual giving through ongoing research of best practices and innovation among nonprofit peers
  • With program staff and development team, create strategic volunteer opportunities as donor stewardship vehicles (Student Days of Action, potential Alumni Bureau). Serve as lead staff to execute and provide logistics for that program
  • Work with the development team to integrate consistent messaging and outreach to donor segments via the web, social media and e-newsletters

Spring Fling Gala (approximately 20% of the position)

  • Serve as liaison to the special events firm providing project management
  • Provide staff support to the Spring Fling committee and board
  • Work with development team to fundraise for event, manage a portfolio for table sales
  • Lead the evaluation of the event
  • Assist in planning and executing organizational strategies for converting event attendees to donors

Associate Board’s Fundraising Strategies (approximately 15% of the position)

  • Manage the Associate Board membership and serve as lead staff for recruitment and membership
  • Increase Associate Board giving and engagement in fundraising (via matching gifts, year-end appeal, specific campaigns, etc.) and coordinate Associate Board member participation in personalizing donor correspondence and communication — including phone calls and invitation
  • Oversee logistics for Associate Board events. Ensure adequate staff and Associate Board coordination for key events

Other (approximately 5% of the position)

  • Photograph Umoja events, including Student Days of Action, school-based staff visits, and school-based events for development and donor cultivation communications and social media
  • Attend and actively participate in required educational programs and departmental and staff meetings
  • Protect organization by keeping information confidential
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Work Environment

  • West loop office is accessible. Work at off-site locations is required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners
  • Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and communicate effectively via computer
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds
  • Smoke- and drug-free environment
  • Umoja Student Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive staff. To do this, we not only recognize each individual’s diverse identity but also actively create and maintain a culture of inclusion where all Umoja employees feel involved, respected, and supported for their diverse identities. Candidates from communities that traditionally experience discrimination are encouraged to apply
  • Please let us know if there are any accommodations you require

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of related development experience
  • Demonstrated success fundraising from individuals
  • Demonstrated success managing fundraising events
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor databases
  • Previous experience supporting an Associates Board or Board of Directors as fundraisers
  • Experience with, and preference for, working in a small, growing development department
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong database skills and research skills
  • Ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and deadline-driven
  • Capacity to see the “big picture” and manage details simultaneously
  • Ability to take direction well, multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • Excellent problem solver and ability to “think outside the box”
  • Proven and exemplary customer service focus, with strong internal and external relationship management and cultivation skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people including donors, students, parents, teachers, school administration, business and community partners

To Apply

  • Send in cover letter, resume, salary range requirement to devcareers@umojacorporation.org
  • Please write “Manager” then your name (Last, First) in the re: line of your e-mail
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Candidates will be considered immediately, and the position begins as soon as possible.
  • NO PHONE CALLS

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St. Joseph Services
Adult Education Program Coordinator


Posted: June 28, 2018
Closes: No known end date

St. Joseph Services is seeking qualified Adult Education Program Coordinator.

The Position: To coordinate Adult Education services (ESL and Citizenship) at all St. Joseph Services program sites (Humboldt Park, Glenview, Avondale, DesPlaines) to develop and empower students, staff, and volunteer instructors.

  1. Perform the role of adult education coordinator in a professional manner that reflects the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph Services that contributes to making SJS a collaborative, friendly, and continually improving agency. 2.
  2. Develop and continually improve Adult Education programs.
  3. Market Adult Education programs.
  4. Oversee enrollment and scheduling of ESL and Citizenship programs.
  5. Recruit Volunteer Instructors and ensure their proper training and development.
  6. Oversee Program Work Plan, Strategic Plan, Statistics, and Outcomes for ESL and Citizenship.
  7. Prepare and manage the budget for ESL and Citizenship in collaboration with the Director of Programming.
  8. Regularly Attend Professional Development Workshops and Literacy Meetings.
  9. Manage Off-Site Adult Literacy Programming to support Lead Instructors.
  10. Work closely with Director of Programming on the development of other adult education staff.
  11. Actively participate in SJS campaigns.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Experience teaching adult education (ESL and Citizenship)
  2. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  3. 2 years of teaching experience with adults
  4. Sensitivity to the cultural and socio economic characteristics of the communities served
  5. Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  6. Must be physically active, able to climb stairs, and lift up to 25 pounds
  7. Strong enthusiasm for SJS’s mission

Desired Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in field related to education or social services

Key Competencies

The position requires an effectual communicator and mission driven leader who has strong organizational skills. The position requires the physical ability to sit, stand, and be ambulatory at various times and for various periods throughout the day. The Program Coordinator must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs. and possess adequate vision and hearing, with or without vision and hearing support technology. The position requires the Program Coordinator to be able to manage a crisis and resolve conflicts between students, staff, and community members in a professional manner. St. Joseph Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

To apply, please submit a resume and 2 cover letters (one in English and one in Spanish) to hr@stjosephservices.org

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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.