Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Program Coordinator - Urban Alliance

Program Coordinator - Chicago, IL

Job posted by: Urban Alliance
Posted on: April 19, 2016

The mission of Urban Alliance is to empower under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid-internships, formal training, and mentoring. As the primary city-wide internship program in Washington, DC, we accomplish our mission by providing high school students with long-term, paid internships in professional settings where each student's supervisor also serves as his/her mentor. Additionally, we provide job readiness, life-skills, and financial literacy workshops, as well as assistance with college and vocational planning. Over the last 17 years, Urban Alliance has served over 15,000 youth through our High School Internship Program and workshops in the community. Over the last five years, UA youth maintained a 100% high school graduation rate, and facilitated over 90% of program alumni being accepted into college and over 80% enrolling in college. The program has had dynamic growth in the last five years, expanding to serve youth city-wide and in Northern Virginia and opening offices in Baltimore and Chicago.
The Program Coordinator supports the students' mentors and the student interns in their professional development as well as assists them with their post-high school planning. This position reports to the Program Director. We are seeking a candidate who is planning to dedicate a minimum of 2 years to this position.
Job Responsibilities
  • Monitor the professional, academic and personal performance of high school interns
  • Build and maintain relationships with students, mentors, parents, and school staff
  • Actively recruit participants, including visits and presentations to target schools
  • Manage relationships with corporate leaders by supporting mentors with suggestions to best structure intern supervision
  • Conduct formal evaluations of intern job performance and skill development
  • Troubleshoot and mediate jobsite conflicts
  • Facilitate weekly professional development workshops for high school interns
  • Counsel interns on post-high school options, college application process, and develop individual plans for all interns
  • Demonstrate flexibility with the understanding that working with youth requires going above and beyond
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Evaluation to share data and respond promptly to data requests
  • Represent the organization at events as needed
  • At minimum a Bachelor's Degree
  • At least two year experience working in youth development/ with youth is REQUIRED
  • Curriculum development and teaching experience
  • Is passionate about our mission and the possibilities of what youth can accomplish
  • Experience working with community organizations and schools in under-resourced areas
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including mediation skills and the ability to have direct and open conversations
  • Can work successfully independently and in a team
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint

How to apply

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to:
Tameka Logan, Chief Program Officer
Please write "Program Coordinator - Chicago" in the subject header of the email, please no phone calls.