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Available Positions

Consultant

POSITION:             Consultant – Cook County Small Business Recovery Program

DEPARTMENT:         Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SUPERVISOR:           Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ROLE:                        Contract

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Cook County Small Business Recovery Consultant role is responsible for administration and execution of assigned program deliverables for the Cook County Small Business Recovery Program and other departmental programs as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include:

  • Review small business grant applications and make a decision on applicant approval based on an established rubric.
  • Provide technical assistance to small businesses on grant applications, and moderate to complex business issues.
  • Performs essential department administrative functions for Cook County Small Business Recovery Program including data entry into online program dashboards and customer service to applicant businesses.
  • Work with finance team and assistant director to troubleshoot issues related to payment, application status, and other concerns presented by applicant businesses. Provides applicant businesses and clients with technical support.
  • Promotes program services and applicant recruitment using social media and email marketing solutions.

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Program Associate

POSITION:              Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program Associate

DEPARTMENT:         Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SUPERVISOR:           Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ROLE:                        Full Time/ Exempt

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Entrepreneurship program associate role is responsible for administration and execution of assigned program deliverables for the Cook County Small Business Recovery Program and other departmental programs as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include:

  • Review small business grant applications and make a decision on applicant approval based on an established rubric.
  • Provide technical assistance to small businesses on grant applications, and basic business issues.
  • Performs essential department administrative functions for Cook County Small Business Recovery Program including data entry into online program dashboards and customer service to applicant businesses.
  • Work with finance team and assistant director to troubleshoot issues related to payment, application status, and other concerns presented by applicant businesses. Provides applicant businesses and clients with technical support.
  • Promotes program services and applicant recruitment using social media and email marketing solutions.

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Assistant Director

POSITION:                  Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

DEPARTMENT:         Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SUPERVISOR:           Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ROLE:                           Full Time/ Exempt

Under the direction of the Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation is primarily responsible for the day-to-day oversight of departmental programs, staff, and administrative functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor progress reporting and associated dashboards for active oversight and insight of program areas’ progress to strategic goals.
  • Manages departmental staff performance toward targeted programmatic outcomes
  • Performs essential department administrative functions, including managing staff time and PTO and billing.
  • Manages relationship with the department’s volunteer coaching pool, including:
    • Volunteer onboarding
    • Assisting volunteers with setting up office hours and profiles on the departments online scheduling platform
    • Volunteer communication and outreach

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Program Advocate

DEPARTMENT:      Youth Services

ROLE:      Under the direction of the Director of Youth Development, the position is primarily responsible for providing mentoring, case management, one-on-one intervention, group programming, recreation and SEL training to youth aged 13-21

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Student & Youth Development

ACCOUNTABLE TO:    Senior Director of Youth Services

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Intake and enroll candidates in all programmatic components within Youth Services; UYC (Urban Youth Connection), Project Ready, GIFT (Growing In Fortitude Together), OW (Opportunity Works) program.
  • Maintain a minimum caseload of 40 youth participants.
  • Actively facilitate the Case Management Process. This includes completing all necessary client intake documents, complete programmatic assessments (three times a year); develop and revise service plans every 90 days with each participant assigned.
  • Facilitate group sessions, including, but not limited to: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Groups, Violence Prevention Groups, Academic Support/Tutoring Groups including STEM activities, and Recreational Sessions as it is outlined in the program curriculum.
  • Conduct one-on-one mentoring to participants in an effort to assist them in achieving goals outlined in the Service Plan

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