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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Career Opportunities

Head Coach at Urban Initiatives.
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…
Are you interested in coaching youth in a Chicago after-school program? Then our Assistant Coach position is perfect for YOU! Position Summary Urban Initiatives is hiring Assistant Coaches to support the implementation of their soccer-based social emotional learning program for 1st through 4th grade players in schools across the city for the 2021/2022 school year. This program runs for two…
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…