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 Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator is a grant-funded position and reports to the Program Manager (as assigned), Director of School Partnerships, and Principal in designated school. The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the growth and development of a partnership between the College, teachers, community members, students and parents in offering extended day and after school programs and services to the meet the needs of the community.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Create and implement all communication links between the designated school and Columbia College Chicago for project needs in extended day-program.
- Oversee the coordination of site-based programs, including oversight and supervision of contractual and part-time staff that conduct work in extended-day/ summer program.
- Provide administrative oversight for the project at the school level, including basic and routine office protocols in order to oversee all extended-day program operations, such as:
- Schedule program classes and assign students to classes
- Conduct registration process and maintain student records and data
- Manage the attendance records for participants and timesheets of paid contractual staff
- Support accountability efforts including the input of data into the City Span system
- Recruit and communicate regularly with parents and community partners in order to maximize
- participation to achieve project objectives.
- Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned or required.
- Associate's Degree in Education or related field.
- Experience working with low-income students with demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural needs and characteristics of this targeted population.
- Experience working in a public school setting and understanding of school culture.
- Experience in or understanding of the delivery of "out of school time" programs.
- Experience in designing,managing or implementing academic projects/programs for lowincome and first generation college students and their families.
- Minimum of two years experience working with schools, community based organizations and/or arts partnerships.
- Good organizational and multi-tasking skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Ability to troubleshoot quickly and maintain flexibility to accommodate last minute changes when they arise.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and database software.
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.