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Program Manager

DEPARTMENT:                    Youth Services

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Senior Director of Youth Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Senior Director of Youth Services

This position is primarily responsible for providing managerial support to the Senior Director with the ongoing development of the social services programs of Youth Services Center. The individual in this role is a part of a leadership team who will manage grants that support the programmatic efforts of the Center focused on social emotional development, college readiness, career development, STEAM, trades instruction and youth entrepreneurship development.

PROGRAM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates programs and strategies to further goals and mission of the Center.
  • Develops relationships with community-based, faith-based and social service organizations within the community to further collaborative initiatives.
  • Determines types and levels of services to be provided and standards by which delivery will be evaluated.
  • Monitors the overall successes of program and program participants.
  • Assists participants in addressing barriers that hinder their successes.
  • Provides continuous life coaching support to program participants.
  • Analyzes situations accurately and adopts effective courses of action; Selects, assigns, directs, and evaluates the performance of direct reports; oversee management development and training programs.
  • Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.

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SSCRC Project Manager

DEPARTMENT:                    Research and Policy Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Research and Policy

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Director of Research and Policy

The Chicago Urban League seeks a Project Manager to help plan and oversee our 10-month, grant-funded project: The South Side Community Reparations Coalition (SSCRC). SSCRC is a community-based participatory assessment and planning project that seeks to help local residents understand, recommend and prioritize community-based reparations strategies to repair and restore Black communities on the South Side of Chicago.

PROJECT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain SSCRC project calendar and activity timelines
  • Oversight and management of the SSCRC Planning Committee
  • Scheduling and hosting Planning Committee and community meetings
  • Point of contact for SSCRC project (internal, external partners)
  • Oversee contracted payments and stipends for the community research team
  • Reporting to the Project Director progress and delays on the project work plan
  • Modification of work plan and deliverables under the guidance of the Project Director

 

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SSCRC Community Researcher

DEPARTMENT:                    Research and Policy Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Research and Policy

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Director of Research and Policy

The Chicago Urban League seeks three (3) Community Researchers to plan and perform research and public education activities on our 10-month, grant-funded project: The South Side Community Reparations Coalition (SSCRC). SSCRC is a community-based participatory assessment and planning project that seeks to help local residents understand, recommend and prioritize community-based reparations strategies to repair and restore Black communities on the South Side of Chicago.

Community Researcher Responsibilities:

  • Attending in-house research and reparations workshops and teach-ins to develop community participatory research skills
  • Hosting Community Teach-ins
  • Recruiting and connecting with community partners and organizations
  • Attending all Planning Committee and community meetings
  • Performing research-related activities, including: interviews, surveys creation and dissemination, community mapping, literature reviews, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assisting with the SSCRC plan draft

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STEAM Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:                    Youth Services Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Student and Youth Development

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Senior Director of Youth Services

Under the direction of the Director of Student and Youth Development, the STEAM Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing direct services of STEAM education to youth aged 13-18. The STEAM Program Coordinator will plan and develop innovative STEAM programming, which includes group programming, one-on-one intervention and Social and Emotional Learning development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementation of hands-on, project-based after-school and out-of-school STEAM learning that includes instruction, evaluation, STEAM camp, field trips, college tours, community service events or service learning projects and workshops.
  • Implementation and facilitation of education and youth development curriculum specifically related to middle school and high school that includes but is not limited to college preparation, financial literacy, science, technology, engineering,  arts and math (STEAM), career exploration and health and wellness.
  • Planning, leading and participating in meaningful yearly STEAM camp, assist with setting camp goals and objectives, and ensure a positive camping experience for each youth.
  • Maintaining a minimum caseload of 40 youth participants.

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Senior Grant Administrator

The Senior Grant Administrator will work to increase revenue by expanding institutional fundraising efforts. A key member of our Development Team, the Senior Grant Administrator will be responsible for supporting the mission by researching, vetting, writing and submitting corporate, foundational, individual, and governmental grants that support research and policy, programing and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and expand support for programs by overseeing execution of grants portfolio including research and prospecting, proposal and report writing, and stewardship activities
  • Initiate ongoing communication with key staff to analyze funding needs, gaps and opportunities
  • Research, identify and qualify funding opportunities from corporate, foundation, and government sources.
  • Manage efficient operational system to ensure accurate records and timely communication with funders; oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors.
  • Collect and synthesize information as needed to make strongest case for support
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing
  • Lead proposal generation process including; coordinating with key staff to produce and submit compelling high-quality proposals

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