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STEAM Program Coordinator

POSITION:               STEAM Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:       Youth Services Center

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Director of Student and Youth Development

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Senior Director of Youth Services

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 – $43,000, depending on experience and credentials

Under the direction of the Director of Student and Youth Development, the STEAM Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing direct services of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) 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.



  • Responsible for the 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.
  • Responsible for the 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.
  • Plan, lead, and participate in meaningful yearly STEAM camp, assist with setting camp goals and objectives, and ensure a positive camping experience for each youth.
  • 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: STEAM, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Groups, Academic Support/Tutoring Groups, and Recreational Sessions, as outlined in the program curriculum.
  • Conduct one-on-one mentoring to assist participants in achieving goals outlined in the Service Plan
  • Use knowledge of community resources to help participants achieve the goals outlined in their Service Plans.
  • Maintain case notes and participant files and ensure that all reporting requirements are adhered to as outlined by the funder and program for every client interaction
  • Work collaboratively with community partners and other CUL Departments/Staff in linking clients with needed services.
  • Perform other duties/special projects as assigned.


  • None 


This position requires the individual to:

  • Have an understanding of the characteristics, problems, needs and interests of at risk youth
  • Have a thorough knowledge of and fluency in current technology and be unafraid of experimenting with new technology
  • Be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work on multiple projects concurrently, as well as develop out of-school time digital learning and maker experiences
  • Have knowledge and understanding of community resources and facilities available to youth
  • Have a solid understanding of youth programming
  • Have a high level of integrity and the ability to establish trust and maintain support with youth
  • Be able to plan, organize, implement, coordinate and evaluate a client’s issues and any program needs of youth
  • Be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with health professionals and community organizations or agencies
  • Have the ability to make accurate and objective observations
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Have the ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software
  • Demonstrate initiative, tact and courtesy
  • This individual must understand, maintain, and uphold the mission and vision of the Chicago Urban League.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois. Must pass a criminal background check.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in related field strongly preferred
  • 3+years of STEAM programming or experience preferred
  • 5+ years of child welfare experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills are required especially with case management data systems
  • Must be professional, mature and willing to be a role model