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Available Positions

Community Navigator

Title:      Community Navigator

Reports To:      Program Manager- Social Justice Initiatives

Position Details:    Full-time salaried position with benefits

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential

  • 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.
  • Provide information on social justice initiatives and legal support services.
  • Provide “Know Your Rights” educational workshops via various channels (virtual, in-person, events, and educational/vocational settings.
  • Outreach to individuals at risk of recidivating to offer help with education and employment and other support services as needed.
  • Assist with logistics, facilitation, and follow-up to ensure effective social justice training and workshops.
  • Develop presentations and other communications for program/department-related events and activities.
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing WFD at meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure fulfillment of the mission of the Chicago Urban League.
  • Helps participant’s access essential self-help services.
  • Provides weekly reports on services and activities.
  • Completes required participant case records/documentation.

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Operations Administrator

Title:      Operations Administrator

Reports To:      Chief Financial Officer

Position Details:    Full-time salaried position with benefits

The Operations Administrator will have responsibility for the administration of CUL’s internal infrastructure activities as assigned by the CFO. The person will collaborate with senior management to identify best practices, devise new solutions, and improve internal systems with an eye toward team wellness, success and community impact.

Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Team wellness / success (HR), including payroll, benefits, recruiting, onboarding & performance review activities
  • Administer functions / policies to ensure CUL is impactful and kind to both our internal team and communities we serve
  • Act as a liaison to our various third-party PEO support administrators
  • Prepare & maintain staff records, timekeeping – electronic and paper
  • Respond to federal, state and local government compliance, census and registration requirements

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Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA: Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates programs and strategies to further the goals and mission of the department.
  • Develops relationships with community-based, faith-based and social service organizations within the community to further collaborative initiatives.
  • Determines types and levels of services to be provided and standards by which delivery will be evaluated.
  • Monitors and measures the overall successes of program and program participants.
  • Analyzes situations accurately and adopts effective courses of action; Selects, assigns, directs, and evaluates the performance of direct reports; oversees staff professional development and training programs.
  • Directly supervises EC staff in the completion of their job objectives.
  • Meet with funders related to program objectives
  • Develops and manages programmatic budgets
  • Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.

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Senior Grants Administrator

Title: Senior Grants Administrator

Reports To: Chief Development and Innovation Officer

Department: Development

FLSA: Exempt     Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

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.
  • Manage efficient operational system to ensure accurate records and timely communication with funders; oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors.
  • Collect and synthesize information as needed to make strongest case for support
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing
  • Lead proposal generation process including; coordinating with key staff to produce and submit compelling high-quality proposals

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Program Advocate

DEPARTMENT:      Youth Services

ROLE:      Under the direction of the Director of Youth Development, 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

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Student & Youth Development

ACCOUNTABLE TO:    Senior Director of Youth Services

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Intake and enroll candidates in all programmatic components within Youth Services; UYC (Urban Youth Connection), Project Ready, GIFT (Growing In Fortitude Together), 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.
  • Facilitate group sessions, including, but not limited to: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Groups, Violence Prevention Groups, Academic Support/Tutoring Groups including STEM activities, and Recreational Sessions as it is outlined in the program curriculum.
  • Conduct one-on-one mentoring to participants in an effort to assist them in achieving goals outlined in the Service Plan

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Program Manager

DEPARTMENT:                    Youth Services

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Senior Director of Youth Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Senior Director of Youth Services

This position is primarily responsible for providing managerial support to the Senior Director with the ongoing development of the social services programs of Youth Services Center. The individual in this role is a part of a leadership team who will manage grants that support the programmatic efforts of the Center focused on social emotional development, college readiness, career development, STEAM, trades instruction and youth entrepreneurship development.

PROGRAM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates programs and strategies to further goals and mission of the Center.
  • Develops relationships with community-based, faith-based and social service organizations within the community to further collaborative initiatives.
  • Determines types and levels of services to be provided and standards by which delivery will be evaluated.
  • Monitors the overall successes of program and program participants.
  • Assists participants in addressing barriers that hinder their successes.
  • Provides continuous life coaching support to program participants.
  • Analyzes situations accurately and adopts effective courses of action; Selects, assigns, directs, and evaluates the performance of direct reports; oversee management development and training programs.
  • Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.

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Solar Project Coordinator

FLSA:   Contractor

Department: Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Solar Project Coordinator will be the secondary point of contact and support for the Chicago Urban League’s solar workforce programming under the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority’s Restore. Reinvest. Renew. (R3) program for Chicago South. As a Solar Project Coordinator, you will support the senior solar project consultant with administrative and operational duties and support all vested parties assigned to the project.  The coordinator will be a critical player on a team consisting of multi-disciplined professionals.

 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate day-to-day administrative and operational solar programming activities
  •  Ensure all required documentation has been obtained and properly filed
  • Create and maintain project schedules
  • Coordinate, manage and monitor equipment procurement, materials, and supplies
  • Monitor performance activities, including outcomes coordination with facilitators and instructors

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Solar Project Assistant Consultant

FLSA:   Consultant

Department: Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Solar Project Assistant Consultant will be the primary point of contact and support for Chicago Urban League Workforce programming under the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority’s Chicago South Restore. Reinvest. Renew. (R3) program. As a Solar Project Assistant Consultant, you will help with coordinating and monitoring Chicago Urban League’s R3 Chicago South Project (Workforce) operations, and support the Lead Solar Project Consultant.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with day-to-day coordination of all administrative and operational solar programming
  • Assist with collecting, recording, and filing all required documentation
  • Monitor project schedules and costs
  • Coordinate, manage and monitor service delivery for program participants
  • Coordinate, manage and monitor case management activities to include tracking and documenting participants’ progress from enrollment to job placement
  • Ensure all activities and conduct adhere to established guidelines outlined in the Scope of Work of the consulting contract

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Solar Project Data Assistant – Consultant

FLSA:    Part-time Consultant

Department:    Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Solar Project Data Assistant (Consultant) will gather, compile, verify, enter, and report all Chicago Urban League Workforce performance and service delivery data under the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority’s Chicago South Restore. Reinvest. Renew. (R3) program. Direct support is provided to the Director of Workforce Development and the Lead Solar Project and Assistant Consultants.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform all data entry related tasks including compiling, verifying, entering and reporting
  • Maintain data files accurately
  • Review data for completeness and accuracy
  • Contact authors of source documents to address data inconsistencies and to gather missing data
  • Ensure filing and routing of source documents after entry
  • Update data in appropriate databases in accurate and timely manner to avoid backlogging

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Lead Solar Project Consultant

FLSA:   Contractor

Department:   Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Lead Solar Project Consultant will be the primary point of contact and support for the Chicago Urban League’s Workforce programming under the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority’s Restore. Reinvest. Renew. (R3) program. As a Solar Project Consultant, you will manage and provide technical guidance to Chicago Urban League’s R3 Chicago South Project (Workforce) operations, and support all vested parties assigned to the project.  The Consultant will be a critical player on a team consisting of multi-disciplined professionals.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide oversight of the R3 south solar portfolio
  • Monitor and evaluate contractors to ensure all parties are adhering to the company’s safety plan and guidelines at active locations
  • Create project schedules and monitor operational budget
  • Track and analyze progress and milestones
  • Ensure contractual deadlines are met and required documentation is filed
  • Cite any issues and seek correction, prior to, and throughout, programming
  • Provide regular status reports to director and other internal parties as necessary

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Employment Specialist

FLSA:   Exempt

Department:   Workforce Development Center

Under the Director of Workforce Development’s direction, the Employment Specialist will assist clients in achieving employment goals by providing individual employment counseling. He/she works closely with the Workforce Development staff and reports to the Workforce Development Director or his/her designee.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop employer relationships and secure job opportunities for program participants.
  • Provide professional advice and help participants decide employment and training options.
  • Document all engagement activities with program participants and communications on behalf of the participant, and file in the client management system.
  • Provide additional career support a weekly listing of job leads, industry information and resources, and direct referrals to employers.
  • Maintain a categorized electronic resume bank.

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Career Development Specialist

FLSA:   Exempt

Department: Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, 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 Workforce Development Director and his/her designee.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Make necessary recommendations on the need for additional and external services/activities and provide wrap-around supports as needed.
  • Monitor and evaluate program progress against contractual grant obligations, and adjust service strategy accordingly to ensure outcomes.

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CDL Trainer (Contractor)

FLSA:   Contractor

Department:    Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director 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.

Primary 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
  • Include course work to cover quarter training, backing, injury prevention, and pre- and post-trip inspection

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Supply Chain Management Trainer

FLSA:  Contractor

Department: Workforce Development Center

Under the direction of the Director 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.

Primary 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
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, class completions, evaluations, and coaching sessions in the appropriate systems

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