Urban Initiatives is dedicated to intentionally fostering a climate of purposeful inclusion in our workplace, and candidates from historically minoritized identities including people of color 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 over 16,000 students in grades K-12 throughout Chicago.

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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…
Urban Initiatives is seeking a Curriculum Director who is responsible for the design, development, curation, and implementation of all curricular assets across UI’s adult services and youth programs. This leader aligns all curricula across the organization grounded in UI’s sport- and play-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) methodology, with heavy emphasis on highly practical application…
Urban Initiatives seeks a Continuum Program Director who is a strategic people manager and developer, organized team member, an effective communicator, and quick to discern opportunities for enhancing program quality and impact. The success of this role depends on an individual implementing effective systems for people management and data-driven decision-making. The Continuum Program Director…
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…
Are you passionate about youth development? Have a knack for coaching and leading activities with middle school students? Do you enjoy working in a school setting? The Program Manager position may be PERFECT for you! Take The Lead (TTL) Program Overview Take the Lead is a leadership development and high school readiness program that provides middle school students the opportunity to serve as…
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 Recess Coach position may be PERFECT for you! The Recess Coach is responsible for implementing the recess schedule for all K-8 school-age youth, expanding SEL knowledge school-wide, and being a proactive team member within their school…
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…