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Available Positions

STEM Program Advocate

ROLE SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Development, the STEM program advocate is primarily responsible for providing direct service of STEM education to youth aged 13-18. In this role, the SPA will plan, develop innovative STEM programming, which includes group programming, one – on- one intervention and SEL development.

Reports to: Vice President of Youth & Family Services

 

  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of hands-on, project-based after-school and out-of-school STEM learning that includes instruction, evaluation, STEM camp, field trips, college tours, community service events or service learning projects and workshops.
  • Responsible for the implementation and facilitation of education and youth development curriculum specifically related to middle school and high school that is not limited to college preparation, financial literacy, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), career exploration and health and wellness.

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Urban Youth Career Academy (UYCA) Youth Workforce Coordinator

ROLE SUMMARY

Urban Youth Career Academy’s mission is to provide transformative knowledge and opportunity for young adults ages 18-26 years old. Youth Workforce Coordinator will be responsible for developing and facilitating Urban Youth Career Academy’s (UYCA) 5-8 Day Career Readiness Training, developing relationships with community partners and employers, managing a caseload of up 120 youth annually and providing meaningful insight and innovative ideas for the betterment of Urban Youth Career Academy.

Reports to: UYCA Program Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and facilitate Urban Youth Career Academy’s 5-8 Day Career Readiness Training; oversee monthly Mini Career Fairs for each UYCA Cohort
  • Work with WFD Intake Specialist to assure UYCA Youth Intake information is correct and UYCA Youth are properly enrolled into UYCA before beginning 5-8 Day Career Readiness Training

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Grants Manager

ROLE SUMMARY

The Chicago Urban League seeks a talented grant writer for the position of Grants Manager to manage and significantly grow the Chicago Urban League’s grants portfolio and revenue. To support the sustainability of the Chicago Urban League’s programs and services, the Grants Manager will manage and coordinate the research, cultivation, writing, and submission of federal, state, and local government and foundation and corporate grants. This individual will lead all aspects of developing successful grant proposals and contracts, coordinate input across the organization as needed, and ensure that the Chicago Urban League remains in compliance with funder requirements by preparing and submitting reports and other documentation.

Reports to: Director of Development

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to convey seemingly complicated projects in a compelling and persuasive manner.
  • Write, prepare, and submit public/governmental grant proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other related correspondence, with a major emphasis on public and private grant submissions.

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Director of Learning & Evaluation

 

FLSA: Exempt

Department: Research & Policy Center

As a senior member of the Chicago Urban League team, the Director of Learning and Evaluation will help strengthen the League’s impact by leading the organization’s learning and evaluation activities across all programs and administrative departments.  The Director will provide thought leadership, planning, technical assistance and day-to-day guidance on the League’s internal research activities, and will serve as a resource for the League’s Executive team, department directors and staff.

The Director of Learning & Evaluation has four essential functions:

  • Providing Guidance and Recommendations for Program Development
  • Leading Organization-Wide Evaluation Efforts
  • Developing an Organization-Wide Culture of Learning through trainings, workshops and research summaries
  • Providing Research and Writing Support to Development and External Affairs

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Entrepreneurship Center Program Assistant

 

ROLE:

Under the direction of the Director of Entrepreneurship, the position is primarily responsible for providing administrative support for all Entrepreneurship Center programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the center managing client intake and referrals to CULEC programs and counselors
  • Manage the CULEC general email and voicemail boxes
  • Record all CULEC activity including client information, interactions, workshop and event attendance in the Biz-Trakker database in order to accurately track services provided and associated outcomes

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VP, Housing & Fin. Empwmt.

Department: Housing & Financial Empowerment Center

FLSA: Exempt

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Housing and Financial Empowerment will oversee all housing programming, ensuring that programs are in compliance with HUD funding regulations, program goals and stakeholder expectations. The VP is the primary relationship manager for all HFEC program partners. This position will also work with our Research & Policy Center to develop program offerings that help reduce the racial wealth gap for Chicago’s Black residents through education and awareness.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and directs operations in Housing and Financial Empowerment providing day-to-day leadership, guidance and strategies to direct reports for maximum program enhancement and growth.
  • Provide oversight to all housing, programs and their components within CUL including ensuring successful implementation, evaluation and coordination of services.
  • Ensure that housing programs are in compliance with HUD and other funding regulations, program goals and stakeholder expectations.
  • Identify growth and expansion opportunities by staying aware of economic trends.
  • Develop and implement strategies that connect communities with economic opportunities.

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Program Advocate Re-Entry

Reports To:    Director, Workforce Development

Primary Function

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Program Advocate helps the re-entry population become economically self-sufficient through intensive case management, job search assistance and retention. He/she would work closely with the Workforce Development staff and reports to the Workforce Development Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential:

  • Assist with facilitating the case planning cycle with participants and families. This includes completing intake, full participant assessment, assisting with the individual career plans of each participant in collaboration with additional CUL staff.
  • Co-facilitate linkages to services identified within initial application and assessment form.

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Workforce Coordinator

Reports To:    Career Services Manager

Primary Function

The Workforce Coordinator of Special Programs helps specialized program participants become economically self-sufficient through case manage and career coaching, and retention monitoring after job placement. He/she works closely with Workforce Development staff and reports directly to the Vice President of Workforce Development or his/her designee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential:

  • Intake, assess and document the enrollment process, and ensure accurate record keeping in the client management system.
  • Submit documentation to data entry staff within 48 hours from the time of participant engagement.

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Supply Chain Management Trainer

Department: Workforce Development Center

FLSA: Contractor

Under the direction of the Vice President of Workforce Development, the Supply Chain Management Trainer is responsible for delivering supply chain training that results in obtaining an industry-recognized credential, maintaining accurate records of all activity, and fostering an encouraging learning environment.

*Most be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design courses to meet learning outcomes, and promote participants’ active participation in their own learning.
  • Create an effective learning environment that fosters participants’ intellectual curiosity that helps participants to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
  • Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to the attainment of the participant learning outcomes.
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, i.e., role-playing, simulations, team exercise, group discussions, and videos

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CDL Trainer

Department: Workforce Development Center

FLSA: Contractor

Under the direction of the Vice President of Workforce Development, the CDL Trainer is responsible for delivering driver training in compliance with federal and state regulations, maintaining accurate records of all activity, and fostering an encouraging learning environment.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct driver facing training in classroom, one-on-one, and virtually if necessary
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, i.e., role-playing, simulations, team exercise, group discussions, and videos
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, class completions, evaluations, and coaching sessions in the appropriate systems
  • Perform safety-related functions including, but not limited to, accident reviews and skills and behavior assessments

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IT Career Development Specialist

Department: Workforce Development Center

FLSA: Exempt

Under the direction of the Vice President of Workforce Development, the Information Technology Career Specialist is the primary point of contact and support for targeted IT employers. This role requires traveling throughout Cook County to meet with IT business contacts to educate and promote the Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP) priorities, which include industry sector strategies and IT credentialing. The person will be a critical part of a team developing and advising strategies to assure goals are met.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary point of contact and support for local businesses in the IT sector
  • Develop working relationships with employers, IT training schools, specialized IT networking groups, and representatives from other community-based organizations
  • Promote the activities of the Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP) to the business community, economic development organizations, educators, and the general public via a branded marketing campaign

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Program Advocate

Under the direction of the Vice President of Youth & Family Services, 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.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Intake and enroll candidates in the UYC (Urban Youth Connection), GIFT (Growing in Fortitude Together), PR (Project Ready) or 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.

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Building Engineer

The Building Engineer is responsible for assisting the Facilities Supervisor in maintaining the Chicago Urban League’s building and employee parking lot. This position is accountable for all repairs (electrical, mechanical and structural), general cleaning, and maintenance of the office building.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Adjusting air and/or heating settings and zones and thermostats for optimal employee comfort
  • Checking all light sources in the building and parking lot and replace bulbs as needed
  • Coordinating service calls from outside contractors and vendors
  • Set up and breakdown for meetings and events
  • Responsible for cleaning of restrooms and common spaces throughout the building
  • Responsible for emptying trash bins and replacing trash bags throughout the building
  • Preparing and maintaining maintenance logs and records

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Employment Specialist

Title:      Employment Specialist

Reports To:      Director of Workforce Development

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Employment Specialist will assist clients in achieving employment goals by providing individual employment counseling. He/She would work closely with the Workforce Development staff and reports to the Workforce Development Director. 

Essential

  • Provides professional advice to help each participant decide the best services for her.
  • Provides job search guidance and placement
  • Assures that participant understands the next step in receiving services from Workforce Development or other community resource

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Career Development Specialist

The Career Development Specialist helps program participants become economically self-sufficient through intensive job readiness training, job search assistance and placement, and retention activities. He/she works closely with Workforce Development staff and reports directly to the Vice President of Workforce Development or his/her designee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Intake, assess and document the enrollment process, and ensure accurate record keeping in the client management system.
  • Submit documentation to data entry consultant within 48 hours from the time of participant engagement.
  • Plan, organize, and guide service delivery, in joint effort with participants, from beginning to closeout.

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Community Navigator

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Community Navigator will provide information about legal services, mitigate collateral consequences of incarceration, provide practical supports, assists in filling out forms and advocate for justice involved individuals. They will also foster social supports by connecting individuals to community resources to increase their social connections.

Essential Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reach and train 100 community members on legal literacy authorized curriculum.
  • Refer 35 community members for ILA2J legal services.
  • Accompany 20 community members to court and legal proceedings.

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Senior Grants Administrator

The Senior Grants Administrator will work to increase revenue by expanding institutional fundraising efforts. A key member of our Development Team, this person will be responsible for 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.

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