Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Domestic Violence Training

Between Friends is, once again, offering its 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training series at the end of October. The training will take place at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston on the following dates:
·  October 30
·  October 31
·  November 3
·  November 5
·  November 7
·  November 10
The deadline to register is October 20th. For more detailed information please click here or contact Susan Pieters at 773.274.5232 x 37.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Career and College Readiness Coach Needed at Alcott College Prep!


College and Career Readiness Coach
Location:Alcott College Prep West Campus - 2957 North Hoyne
Description:Job Description
College and Career Readiness Coach will work with the counseling department to assist students in planning their academic futures. In addition to assisting the counseling department, the coach will plan visits made my college representatives to the school, research and assist students in filing scholarships and applying to colleges. The CCR Coach will also assist the testing coordinator in the testing center.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Assist staff in events related to promoting college and other post secondary opportunities
Organize visits for college representatives and/ students visits to prospective colleges
Develop a system for providing students information about college and scholarships
Develop a system for tracking and following up with students
Communicate with parents
Find opportunities for internships and externships for students who qualify
Assist students through the application process/and following up with their prospective college
Assist the test coordinator in the testing center

The College and Career Readiness position is a non-teaching position. The ideal candidate for this position should preferably have a background counseling, social work and/or teaching. College students of those majors are strongly encouraged to apply Alcott is a member of the Chicago Public School System and therefore is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alcott College Prep High School West Campus was created in 2010 in order to extend the learning opportunities and community of our Elementary School campus and currently serves 300 students in grades nine through twelve. The 2012 -2013 school marked the start of a new vision for Alcott and we are looking for Career and College Readiness Coach who is committed to helping us realize that mission; need strong, passionate, and collaborative educators to develop a college prep high school that prepares every student to be informed, active, and engaged citizens.

Alcott’s mission is to educate students to become innovative leaders, engaged citizens and lifelong learners. Our students will be wise, creative, critical thinkers and will take responsibility for their own learning at every age.

Our Core Values:
Challenge & Growth – We believe in challenging all of our students, no matter what level, and that educational progress is best measured by growth. We want our students’ growth to be goal‐oriented and our teaching differentiated.
The Whole Student – We believe in focusing on the whole student, including intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. We want our students to be confident, and we want them to be happy.
Engagement & Exploration – We believe in engaging students by setting high expectations and tapping students’ natural curiosity and creativity. We want our students to explore, take risks, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes.
Wisdom – We believe in cultivating wisdom in our students, so that they know how to ask the right questions, where to get data, how to analyze that data, apply judgment and arrive at conclusions.
Collaboration – We believe in collaboration among and between students, teachers, parents and community partners.
Community – We believe in nurturing community. We want our students to feel a sense of support, acceptance and belonging as well as a sense of responsibility to fellow students in our local and global learning communities. We value and celebrate diversity.
Benefits:Compensation: $100 per diem
Benefits are not available for this position

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to to be considered for this position. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!
Requirements:2 years of college completed and/or working toward a degree in counseling, social work and/or urban studies.
Preferred experienced working with Chicago youth and/ or experience working in an urban environment

Skills and Disposition (preferred):
Effective writing and oral communication skills
Research skills and knowledge of related databases and resources
Familiarity with FAFSA process / and applying for scholarships
Competent in Microsoft Word, Google Drive & other supportive technologies
Organizational skills- ability to develop, maintain and sustain systems of collections and redistribution
Collaboration skills- maintain good rapport with staff, students and parents
Time management skills- ability to meet deadlines

Soft skills preferred
Nurturing and patient with with students of all levels and ability ranges
Friendly disposition- smiles often.
Takes initiative
Start Date: 9/29/2014
Salary: $100 per diem