Community School's Initiative Resource Coordinator
Urban Initiatives is dedicated to intentionally fostering a climate of purposeful inclusion in our workplace, and candidates of diverse backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Urban Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This is in accordance with federal and state law.
Urban Initiatives Overview
Founded in 2003, Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs youth development programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Urban Initiatives' mission is to empower Chicago's youth to become community leaders through academic success, healthy living, and social-emotional learning. We amplify the inherent power of sports and teamwork to unify diverse stakeholders and strengthen communities. Urban Initiatives takes a collaborative, whole child approach to development in order to provide children with ongoing opportunities to reach their full potential. Currently, Urban Initiatives serves over 16,000 students in grades K-12 throughout Chicago
Community Schools Initiative (CSI) Overview
CSI is a federally funded program that utilizes a year-round approach to impact youth, families, and the broader community with comprehensive support in the out of school time (OST) space.
The Resource Coordinator (RC) is responsible for managing and expanding out of school time (OST) programming for Community School's Initiative (CSI) by recruiting student participants, coordinating developmentally appropriate activities, engaging family and community members in programming opportunities, and overseeing staff members at one partner school. The RC is also responsible for maintaining accurate financial and attendance records, working with community members and organizations to offer programs and services that meet the needs of students and their families, and marketing the program for growth and sustainability. The RC manages relationships with school administrators and staff, as well as recruits and sustains relationships with community vendors through the support of their program manager and the 21st Century Learning Grant.
Requirements and Qualifications
Passion for Urban Initiatives' mission
Commitment to interrupting all forms of oppression in the workplace
Commitment to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for youth
Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders including other staff members, youth, coaches, families, partner organizations and funders through a variety of different mediums.
At least two years experience working in the youth development field (experience in a supervisor role preferred)
Superior communication skills, both spoken and written
Strong budget management knowledge
Strong presentation and group facilitation skills (demonstrated experience preferred)
Quick learner and problem solver, experience in managing conflicts
Strong time management, administrative, analytical, and organizational skills
Self-directed while balancing multiple tasks within a team-based work environment
Ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities while maintaining high quality of work
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in underserved neighborhoods
Willingness to travel locally as needed
Fingerprint Background Check (required in-house)
CPR certification (training provided)
Negative TB test (required)
Base salary of $35,500
Health, dental, and vision insurance premiums paid 100% by Urban Initiatives (for employees and for their children)
Life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance paid 100% by Urban Initiatives
Option to contribute to a 401K with up to a 3% match of your salary after one full year of employment
120 hours of PTO (PTO may be prorated based on start date.)
Paid holidays (Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day)
Comp time for salaried employees