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 reports to assigned Program Manager and is accountable to the Director of School Partnerships. The Coordinator will also work closely with and be accountable to the Principal at the designated school. The Coordinator will support the growth and development of a partnership between the college and Community School (CS), including the teachers, community members, students and families.
This is a grant funded position that is dependent on continual funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Create and implement all communication links between the designated school and Columbia College Chicago for project needs.
- Work closely with the principal to build relationships with the school community school administrators, faculty, students, parents, and other community members to facilitate growth of the Community School Project.
- Develop and facilitate an ongoing Community School Advisory Committee to provide leadership density and shared decision making that will guide and inform the Community School.
- Participate in strategic planning processes to determine needs and strategies to meet those needs as appropriate for the Community School
- Follow plans and implement programming to meet the needs of the Community School and assess progress to continuously improve programs.
- Oversee the implementation and coordination of site-based services, including oversight and supervision of contractual and part-time staff.
- Provide administrative oversight for the project at the school level, including basic and routine office protocols.
- Maintain accurate budget/accounting records for all project-related expenses and furnish reports to as needed.
- Participate in and contribute to the activities of CS which further the mission of the project.
- Recruit and communicate regularly with parents and community partners to maximize participation to achieve project objectives.
- Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned or required.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of 2 to 5 years relevant work experience.
- Detail-oriented, flexible, dedicated and responsible individual with experience in academic program development.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders
- Strong ability to organize and prioritize information quickly and strategically.
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.