Are you an experienced youth development or education professional with a passion for increasing economic opportunity for all? Urban Alliance (UA), a national youth workforce development nonprofit, is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Chicago region to support a cohort of interns through a year-long internship program, manage external partners, and facilitate professional development workshops. This position reports to the High School Internship Program Director.
About Urban Alliance
Urban Alliance provides economically-disadvantaged young people with the exposure, opportunity, support, and training needed to prepare them for lifelong economic self-sufficiency. Urban Alliance’s core program matches underserved high school seniors with paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support to expand their idea of what is possible for their future. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1996, Urban Alliance has since expanded to Baltimore, Chicago, Northern Virginia and Detroit. To date, Urban Alliance has placed over 4,000 students in paid internships and served more than 18,000 through job skills training.
Program Coordinator Responsibilities
- Intern support – Monitor the professional, academic, and personal performance of at least 35 high school interns; Formally evaluate intern job performance and skill development; Counsel interns on post-high school options; develop individual plans for all interns; conduct formal evaluations of intern job performance and skill development; Troubleshoot and mediate job-site conflicts.
- External relationship management – Build and maintain relationships with students, mentors, parents, and school staff.
- Facilitation – Facilitate six weeks of training as well as weekly professional development workshops for high school cohort from September – July.
- Data management – Complete monthly and high priority caseload notes with designated time frame. Analyze, and report program and intern data; Actively use outcome data to guide program decisions for real-time course corrections.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- At least two years prior experience in youth development, curriculum development, or facilitation
- Is passionate about our mission and the possibilities of what you can accomplish
- Experience working with community organizations and schools in under-resourced areas
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Can work successfully in both independent and team settings
- Ability to meet tight deadlines
- Proficiency in MS Office suite
- Ability to commit to at least two consecutive years of employment with Urban Alliance
- Ability to commute throughout the city of Chicago.
- Evidence of developing and implementing a program with strong results
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents
- Ability to develop and execute long-term strategy while being able to pivot to meet immediate needs, or address unforeseen student needs, as they arise
- Ability to accomplish goals and objectives with a sense of urgency and thoughtfulness
- Excellent judgment and sound decision-making skills
At Urban Alliance one of our core values is taking care of each other, and this includes offering competitive benefits, paid time off, and options for remote work.
In addition to having paid time off between December 25th and January 1st, we provide 18 days of paid time off plus 10 paid federal holidays, as well as birthday and diversity paid holidays. Additional days are provided to staff after three years. The compensation for this position ranges between $48,000 - $51,000. Depending on the calendar, additional paid closure days and early closure days are established each year. Our benefits include a comprehensive health plan with 90% individual healthcare coverage for employees, 403(B) retirement plans with a 3% match, whole life insurance and pre-tax commuter benefits. In addition, depending on responsibilities, we offer working remotely up to two days per week and flexible hours when possible.
Urban Alliance Vaccination Policy
As established by the Urban Alliance Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation before their start date.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Urban Alliance is a racial and social justice organization committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Urban Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from all underrepresented groups, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and DACA recipients are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply
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