Community School's Initiative Resource Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00001645-1
  • Date Posted: 16 May 2022
  • Company: URBAN INITIATIVES
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you passionate about community development? Have a knack for administrative and analytical job tasks? Do you enjoy coaching others on how to be successful in their roles?

Our Resource Coordinator position may be PERFECT for you!

The Resource Coordinator is responsible for managing and expanding out-of-school-time programming for Community School's Initiative, a nationally recognized and federally funded program in Chicago.

A Day in the Life of a Resource Coordinator:

  • Organizing schedule for out of school time programming

    • Securing vendors and community partners for implementation

    • Collaborating with school-day teachers to run math and literacy programs

  • Onboarding and training of out of school time staff

  • Recruitment of K-8 grade students

  • Completion of data entry for attendance and timesheets

  • Supporting programming instruction


What we can offer you:

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone at Urban Initiatives to bring their whole selves to work every day. We offer a variety of perks to support you in your personal and professional development.

  • Starting salary of $38,500

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance premiums paid 100% by Urban Initiatives (for employees and for their children)

  • Retirement Plan Options

  • Paid Time Off and Additional Leave Options

  • Comprehensive Training

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • Support for Community Involvement

Additionally, our values of Teamwork and Inclusion ensure that Urban Initiatives is an environment where you will be supported and welcome by your coworkers and peers.


What we look for in a candidate:

  • Passion for Urban Initiatives' mission

  • Strong time management, administrative, analytical, and organizational skills

  • 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

  • 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

  • Commitment to interrupting all forms of oppression in the workplace

  • Commitment to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for youth

  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in underserved neighborhoods


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 17,000 students throughout the City of 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