Columbia College Chicago is an acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.
Columbia College Chicago a private urban institution of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, four-year College offering a distinctive curriculum that blends liberal arts, creative and media arts and business is currently searching for a Program Associate.
The Community Schools Department, within the School of Fine and Performing Arts, supports Columbia College Chicago’s commitment to community engagement. Community Schools creates an infrastructure through which the college’s faculty, students and administration can develop meaningful relationships with community members through school and community partnerships. The Program Associate, Community Schools will report to the Director of Community Schools. The position is primarily responsible for providing overall support to programs, projects and grants.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Program Associate will:
- Support program compliance and monitoring by collecting and organizing documentation of activities and practices for programs. This includes the review of State and Federal requirements, maintenance of aligned documentation and records, and generation of reports and information from our database system.
- Ensure the timely and accurate implementation of our evaluation processes by leading a system of data preparation, distribution, completion, collection, and entry.
- Further professional learning by providing planning and logistical support for Professional Learning activities including committee meetings, needs assessments, provider communications, workshops and trainings.
- Support effective and proactive communication between the department and cadre of teaching artists, coordinators and other “field” staff with regard to meetings, professional development, and other necessary interactions.
- Facilitate the planning and logistics of on-campus and community events such as showcases, field trips, and student workshops
- Perform special projects and/or other duties, as assigned or required.
- Bachelors Degree in arts, education or business.
- A minimum of three years of experience in the areas of: arts education, school programming or project management
- A minimum of two years administrative experience
- Proficient in Microsoft excel
- Knowledgeable and comfortable with database operation
- Able to stay organized, manage multiple tasks, and meet and set deadlines within a complex team environment
- Excellent communication and and interpersonal skills
- An expressed commitment to, and interest in, the arts, education, and higher education
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.
At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
Position subject to a background screening.
This is a union position.
This position is overtime eligible.
Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.