Program Manager, Coach for Success
Are you passionate about youth development? Have a knack for coaching and leading activities with adults and young people? Do you enjoy planning and leading fun connection events? This CFS Program Manager position may be PERFECT for you!
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.
Coach For Success (CFS) Program Overview
Coach for Success is our high school program that focuses on teaching youth leadership, social-emotional learning, and post secondary readiness skills. We pair participants with mentors from Chicago’s professional community and hosts workshops that teach the skills needed to succeed after high school. The program provides students with opportunities to practice leadership skills, as well as work-based learning opportunities that expose participants to diverse examples of success.
Program Manager - Coach For Success, dedicates their time to managing relationships with 50 professional adult mentors in the program, while also maintaining connections with past mentors. They are responsible for managing all Coach for Success Mentors through their full engagement cycle: recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, engagement, and relationship-building experience with youth. Ultimately, this person is responsible for ensuring students are receiving high-quality mentoring that supports the program in reaching youth retention and impact goals.
A Day in the Life of a Program Manager - CFS:
Oversee the day-to-day operation of CFS mentoring component
Lead communications with all mentors
Meet with mentors 1-on-1 to discuss the status of student/mentor relationships
Spend time communicating with and visiting schools, community partners, and corporate partners across the city who are a part of the UI network
Meet all mentoring KPIs associated with the CFS program
Mentor recruitment: here are some examples
Speaking with UI stakeholders and board members
Visiting schools, organizations, and businesses within the UI network, as needed
Speaking with UI staff and coaches to identify potential
Manage a caseload of 50 mentors
Plan field trips and events for mentors and students to hangout and build relationships
Data entry and program evaluation to ensure high-quality programming
What we look for in a candidate:
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 of experience working in the youth development field (experience in a manager/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)
What We Can Offer You:
$50,000 base salary
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
Flexible schedule and work from home environment
120 hours of paid time off (PTO), accrued monthly (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, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day)
How to Apply
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Application deadline: September 2nd, 2022
Start Date: September 21st, 2022
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 use the power of sport and play to empower Chicago’s youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills, and build social capital. Currently, Urban Initiatives serves an estimated 60 schools throughout the City of Chicago.
Urban Initiatives is preparing to scale program operations to have a significantly greater impact across Chicago. Our programs support social-emotional learning (SEL) and demand for these services is greater than ever. Growing the management capacity of our program team to implement the Take the Lead program and manage relationships with youth is critical to providing quality and impactful services as we grow.