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In-School Manager
826CHI

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In-School Manager

826CHI

Job Summary

Job Type
Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Leadership
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Weekdays

Job Description

ABOUT 826CHI

Mission

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. More information can be found at www.826chi.org.

Culture

826CHI is a creative organization that highly values collaboration, creative, and strategic thinking. Our work is grounded in goals set by our strategic plan and put into motion through collaboration. At 826CHI, we take both pride and joy in our work and operate with a high degree of professionalism. Staff members work both ndependently and as part of a team. Our model is inherently community-based and responds to the history, dynamic, and culture of Chicago.

Commitment to Inclusion

As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826CHI recognizes the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive 826 environment in which great leaps of learning occur, we commit to inclusion: We will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service or disability. We strive to put our values into action through planning, decision making, and community building.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Role

826CHI is seeking an enthusiastic, committed individual to lead our In-Schools program. This person will develop relationships with Chicago Public School teachers to co-create interdisciplinary classroom-based writing education partnerships. The ideal candidate is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team and that has a passion for expanding access to creative youth development in Chicago. This is a new position at 826CHI and a great learning opportunity for an educator to grow professionally.

 

Status

● Part-Time: 25 hours a week

● Salaried

Key Responsibilities

The In-Schools Manager oversees the In-Schools program and supports other program initiatives as needed. This person will make a significant impact on Chicago youth by advancing school-based projects associated with our mission.

Manage 826CHI’s off-site In-Schools Program:

Partnership Development

○ Work with the Director of Programs to identify neighborhoods and potential school and teacher partners
○ Facilitate partnership development and planning meetings with key players
○ Work with partner teachers and 826CHI staff to co-create curriculum that is thematically relevant and grade-appropriate
○ Work with the Volunteer Manager to identify possible volunteer communities in partner school neighborhoods
○ Represent 826CHI publicly at events, conferences, and meetings within partnering communities
○ Communicate project progress to the Director of Programs and seek counsel when help is needed to execute goals

On-Site Implementation

○ Serve as a liaison between teachers, school admin, 826CHI staff, teaching artists, and volunteers
○ Lead writing curriculum with support staff, teaching artists, interns, and volunteers
○ Collect writing for seasonal publications, compile into manuscripts for Publications Coordinator

Program Administration

○ Schedule annual calendar of In-School Partnerships
○ Manage MOUS/Memorandum of Understanding agreements between 826CHI and partner schools
○ Manage supply orders
○ Work with the Director of Programs to set and track annual program goals
○ Administer student and teacher surveys
○ Track student participation and permissions
○ Support other data required to track impact and quality

 

Additional Responsibilities:

● Support organizational efforts to recruit, train, manage, and appreciate program volunteers and interns

● Provide documentation and anecdotes for the Development and Communications staff to share with donor audiences

● Support other programs as needed

● Support fundraising projects as needed

The position requires juggling many responsibilities and tasks, through which the In-Schools Manager will develop a wide range of skills. Please review 826CHI’s website, www.826chi.org, before applying.

Reporting

The In-Schools Manager reports to the Director of Programs, and is a member of the Program Team. This position oversees 826CHI’s cohort of teaching artists, interns, volunteers, and teacher/school partnerships.

Qualifications

● Access to a car

● Familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods and can independently navigate public transportation

● 3-5 years of experience working with youth in a community setting

● 2 years experience developing interdisciplinary arts curriculum for grades 1-12

● Experience managing individuals and teams

● Experience coordinating program volunteers

● Experience developing partnerships with schools and teachers

● Detail-oriented and highly organized

● Comfort working in an open office/flexible workspace, including regular offsite work in shared

school spaces

● Analytical and able to multitask

 

HOW TO APPLY

826CHI is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Hiring@826chi.org. For questions, please contact hiring@826chi.org or call 773.772.8108 826CHI does not discriminate in hiring. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this and all posted positions.

Business Overview

Our Story

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. More information can be found at www.826chi.org.

Why Work With Us?

826CHI is a creative organization that highly values collaboration, creative, and strategic thinking. Our work is grounded in goals set by our strategic plan and put into motion through collaboration.

Team Size

11-50 team members

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