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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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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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SSCRC Project Manager

DEPARTMENT:                    Research and Policy Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Research and Policy

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Director of Research and Policy

The Chicago Urban League seeks a Project Manager to help plan and oversee our 10-month, grant-funded project: The South Side Community Reparations Coalition (SSCRC). SSCRC is a community-based participatory assessment and planning project that seeks to help local residents understand, recommend and prioritize community-based reparations strategies to repair and restore Black communities on the South Side of Chicago.

PROJECT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain SSCRC project calendar and activity timelines
  • Oversight and management of the SSCRC Planning Committee
  • Scheduling and hosting Planning Committee and community meetings
  • Point of contact for SSCRC project (internal, external partners)
  • Oversee contracted payments and stipends for the community research team
  • Reporting to the Project Director progress and delays on the project work plan
  • Modification of work plan and deliverables under the guidance of the Project Director

 

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SSCRC Community Researcher

DEPARTMENT:                    Research and Policy Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Research and Policy

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Director of Research and Policy

The Chicago Urban League seeks three (3) Community Researchers to plan and perform research and public education activities on our 10-month, grant-funded project: The South Side Community Reparations Coalition (SSCRC). SSCRC is a community-based participatory assessment and planning project that seeks to help local residents understand, recommend and prioritize community-based reparations strategies to repair and restore Black communities on the South Side of Chicago.

Community Researcher Responsibilities:

  • Attending in-house research and reparations workshops and teach-ins to develop community participatory research skills
  • Hosting Community Teach-ins
  • Recruiting and connecting with community partners and organizations
  • Attending all Planning Committee and community meetings
  • Performing research-related activities, including: interviews, surveys creation and dissemination, community mapping, literature reviews, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assisting with the SSCRC plan draft

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STEAM Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:                    Youth Services Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Student and Youth Development

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Senior Director of Youth Services

Under the direction of the Director of Student and Youth Development, the STEAM Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing direct services of STEAM education to youth aged 13-18. The STEAM Program Coordinator will plan and develop innovative STEAM programming, which includes group programming, one-on-one intervention and Social and Emotional Learning development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementation of hands-on, project-based after-school and out-of-school STEAM learning that includes instruction, evaluation, STEAM camp, field trips, college tours, community service events or service learning projects and workshops.
  • Implementation and facilitation of education and youth development curriculum specifically related to middle school and high school that includes but is not limited to college preparation, financial literacy, science, technology, engineering,  arts and math (STEAM), career exploration and health and wellness.
  • Planning, leading and participating in meaningful yearly STEAM camp, assist with setting camp goals and objectives, and ensure a positive camping experience for each youth.
  • Maintaining a minimum caseload of 40 youth participants.

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Senior Grant Administrator

The Senior Grant Administrator will work to increase revenue by expanding institutional fundraising efforts. A key member of our Development Team, the Senior Grant Administrator will be responsible for supporting the mission by 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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