Substitute Coach

Chicago, IL

Are you passionate about youth development? Have a knack for coaching and leading activities with young people? Do you enjoy working in a school setting?

Our Substitute Coach position may be PERFECT for you! 

The Substitute Coach is responsible for providing substitute coverage for our recess and out-of-school time programming for K-8th grade youth, expanding SEL knowledge school-wide, and being a proactive team member within their school environment. 

A Day in the Life of a Substitute Coach: 

  • Provide on-call recess support to a school in your geographic area

  • Provide on-call out-of-school-time support to a school in your geographic area 

  • Building relationships with school staff and students 

  • Leading activities based on play and SEL 

  • Managing transitions to and from the lunch and recess spaces

  • Supporting school SEL needs, as needed

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. 

  • Competitive hourly rate of $21 - max of 25 hours per week

  • Retirement Plan Options after 1000 hours worked

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • 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, experienced 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 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