Available Leadership Positions

Posted 5/30/2019

UIC Center for Student Involvement

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Title: Center for Student Involvement Graduate Intern

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours weekly, typically during regular business hours, some nights & weekends required)

Calendar: I. Summer 2019

II. Fall 2019

III. Spring 2019

Position Description: The Center for Student Involvement at UIC (CSI) seeks to build a foundation for holistic development through educational, social, leadership, and cultural programming and engagement for UIC Students. CSI is comprised of Greek Life, Student Activities, Student Organizations, and UIC Impact – UIC’s 100% Engagement focus.

The Graduate Intern will play a vital role in the success of 2019-2020 school year programming. Because of the broad portfolio of CSI, the Graduate Intern will be able to receive experience over a variety of competencies and areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with and lead event planning and management.
  • Develop analyze and work within budgets; maintain accurate accounting of events costs and income and create contracts for vendor payment.
  • Manage vendor needs and requirements, to include insurance and worker’s compensation requirements; create and provide vendor packets.
  • Advise student leaders in meeting agreed upon outcomes.
  • Analyze projections for events to determine the expected cost versus benefit.
  • Develop timelines to meet special event objectives. Monitor to assure milestones are on track and reporting is on time. Recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Develop supplies checklist for each event, customizing checklist template based on individual event needs.
  • Management of event logistics, including: the development of the site plan, oversight of setup/break-down materials, management of manpower needs, activities coordination, supply delivery, and other activities as required.
  • Plan and conduct pre- and post-event briefing sessions for all participating staff. Compile results from the event, perform preliminary evaluation of performance to goals, and
    provide results to supervising staff. Based on evaluation and event briefing sessions, recommend improvements for the future as appropriate.
  • Attend various staff and committee meetings.
  • Assessment of Events and overall programming for areas effectives and areas of improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned, example inventory, research, etc.

Requirements:

Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in the special events field. Students majoring in special event planning, marketing, communications, or public relations with strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments and who are proficient in Microsoft Office applications are ideal. The best candidates will be able to:

  • Work independently within guidelines and ask for direction when new situations arise.
  • Work under tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously, with minimum supervision.
  • Interact professionally with varying groups of people including staff, volunteers, contributors, members, vendors and grounds rental clientele.
  • Accept supervision and mentoring while developing competencies to manage projects effectively, create budgets, analyze the cost versus benefit of activities, and monitor work within budgets.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Master’s Degree seeking student in higher education administration or a related field.
  • Be detail-oriented, resourceful and creative.
  • Possess excellent oral communication skills.
  • Be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Maintain a professional and amicable demeanor and appearance.
  • Have good writing and organizational skills.
  • Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) proficiency is a must.

Posted 4/23/2019

Staff Professional and Chicago Quarter Mentor positions at DePaul University

Office of New Student and Family Engagement 2019 Chicago Quarter Program Positions – For New CQMs and Staff Professionals

The Office of New Student & Family Engagement (NSFE) and the Office of the First Year Program (FYP) work together to oversee the Chicago Quarter Program. NSFE provides support and oversight for two members of Chicago Quarter teaching teams: the Staff Professional and the Chicago Quarter Student Mentor (CQM). NSFE also oversees the Common Hour curriculum. FYP provides support and oversight for the third member of the teaching team – the faculty member, as well as the academic component of the course.
In collaboration with a faculty member, the staff professional and CQM provide critical support to new students as they transition to DePaul. Teaching teams create interpersonal connections with and between their students, while also serving as a resource as students navigate the university and the city of Chicago.
The staff professional and CQM are both responsible for the Common Hour curriculum and are also expected to engage with their course’s academic topic. Staff professionals and student mentors are expected to work in collaboration with one another to plan, facilitate, and deliver the Common Hour curriculum to their students. This experience serves as a unique opportunity for CQM to grow and develop as leaders, while having the support of a staff professional to provide ongoing guidance and feedback throughout the quarter. Faculty can also provide support, feedback and guidance to the staff professional and CQM.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities both CQMs & Staff Professionals:

  • Review, organize, and deliver Common Hour lesson plans and grade assignments.
  • Maintain regular and responsive communication with assigned Chicago Quarter teaching team. 
  • Work collaboratively with the CQ teaching team to plan and coordinate course content and develop syllabus. 
  • Give priority scheduling to planning meetings with the CQ teaching team, outside of and in addition to required dates outlined below. 
  • Mentor new students by sharing your experiences at DePaul, connecting to resources appropriately, sharing information on co-curricular opportunities, and by offering support. 
  • Attend and participate in New CQ Staff Trainings, Best Practices Conference and Pre-Quarter Meetings (dates outlined below).

Additional Duties & Responsibilities for Staff Professionals only:

  • Provide CQM regular support, guidance, and feedback in preparation for and during the fall quarter.
  • Lead formal evaluation of CQM performance in consultation with faculty member.  Assist with Common Hour assessment initiatives throughout the fall quarter.
  • Monitor students in your assigned Chicago Quarter course in Blue Star and intervene/refer when students are experiencing difficulty.
  • Initiate communication among teaching team to ensure ongoing needs of the course and team are met.
  • Work to resolve any issues that may arise within the teaching team

Position Qualifications:

Staff Professionals (staff members) –

  • Full-time staff member or graduate student at DePaul University.
  • Bachelor’s degree recipient.
  • Aware of the needs of first year students and commitment to the work of the First Year Program.
  • Interest in mentoring and guiding undergraduate student leaders.
  • Ability to assist in planning and co-facilitating Common Hour lesson plans.
  • Access and utilize Blue Star during the fall quarter to monitor new students and intervene when necessary.
  • Commitment to collaboration between faculty, students, and staff.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of university resources and ability to seek out and identify resources as necessary.
  • Supervisor approval to accept the Staff Professional position.

Work Schedule & Terms of Employment:

Chicago Quarter Mentors and Staff Professionals begin working in the spring quarter and are in the role until the end of the fall quarter. During the fall quarter, student mentors are expected to work 10 hours/week and staff professionals work approximately 6-8 hours/week. All required dates are outlined below. If unforeseen circumstances arise and student mentors or staff professionals are unable to attend a training, meeting, class, or other program, this must be communicated with the Office of New Student & Family Engagement.

Teaching Team Assignment Process:

If selected for the position, both CQMs and Staff Professionals will be assigned to a teaching team. The teaching team assignment process will begin in late April and CQMs and Staff Professionals will be able to provide course preferences and availability during the assignment process. Communication will be emailed out prior to the start of the process. The assignment process moves quickly and occurs within a short window of time. For this reason, teaching team members will have a responsibility to respond within the given time frame in order for requests and preferences to be honored. Teaching team assignments will be finalized by May 29, 2019.

Required Dates:

  • Chicago Quarter Staff Professional Training
    • Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1-5pm
    • Friday, May 3, 2019 from 1-5pm
    • May/June Ongoing Workshop Offered – Dates TBD 
  • Best Practices Conference – May 31, 2019 from 9:00am-5:00pm 
  • Discover Chicago Quarter Teaching Teams
    • Pre-Immersion Meeting – Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Immersion Week – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Monday, September 9, 2019 from 8:00am-6:00pm
    • New Student Service Day – Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Explore Chicago Teaching Teams
    • Great Starts Meeting – September 10, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Chicago Quarter Course Days/Times and Explore Chicago Excursions – Placement in a CQ course will occur in early spring and at that time specific dates/times/locations will be available.
  • One Hour weekly one-on-one meetings during the fall quarter. Days/times determined by SP & CQM

Application Process for Staff Professional Position:

  • Confirm supervisor approval for your participation.
  • Email nsfe@depaul.edu and express interest in the Staff Professional role.
  • Schedule a meeting with Yasmeen Nanlawala, Associate Director, to learn more about the role, discuss next steps, and complete short application form.

Notifications for all Staff Professional applicants will be made on an ongoing basis. Once selected, new Staff Professionals will attend trainings and workshops as outlined above.

Stipend:

Discover Staff Professionals – $1,300.00 stipend distributed bi-weekly during the fall quarter.

Explore Staff Professionals – $800.00 stipend distributed bi-weekly during the fall quarter.

Chicago Quarter Mentors (students) – Compensation will be paid by STIPEND for Spring Training. CQMs will receive a $325 stipend, distributed over the course of Spring Quarter, for completing all training. A stipend of $1,000.00 will be distributed bi-weekly during the fall quarter. This stipend includes the time commitment for Pre-Immersion and Great Starts.

Supervision & Support:

Office of New Student & Family Engagement – Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 304, 773.325.7360

Yasmeen Nanlawala – Associate Director, ynanlawa@depaul.edu

Robyn Crutchfield – Graduate Assistant,  rcrutchf@depaul.edu


Posted 4/9/2019

Graduate Internship at Roosevelt University

A graduate internship position just became available in the Experiential Learning office at Roosevelt University for the summer. They are looking for 1 or 2 summer interns from a Student Affairs/Higher Education program. Anyone still looking for a summer practicum opportunity is strongly encouraged to apply. A stipend of $1500 for summer work, and accommodations for the hours required for your program will be provided. Interested candidates should contact Erin O’Neil, Associate Director of Experiential Learning at Roosevelt University.

Contact info:
Erin O’Neill | Associate Director of Experiential Learning | ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
425 S. Wabash, Suite 324|Chicago, IL 60605| : 312. 341. 3612 | : eoneill01@roosevelt.edu

Roosevelt University link: https://www.roosevelt.edu/

Posted 4/9/2019

Internship Opportunity at After School Matters

Program Administration Intern
Chicago, IL Internship Programs, S/SW Student (College)

After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community organizations, downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts and in Belmont Cragin at our new Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters. For more information, visit http://www.afterschoolmatters.org.

Summary of Position:
The Program Administration Intern will develop skills in nonprofit program management. The Program Administration Intern position will provide support to all aspects of After School Matters programming. The intern will gain a broad exposure to the inner workings of a high-functioning nonprofit organization. They will assist the Program Directors, Program Manager and Program Specialist in overall administration and logistics of every day programming. The Program Administration Intern will perform work directly related to the general business operations of After School Matters.
This Program Administration Intern will support one of our South/Southwest Program Managers.
This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position that will take place throughout the school year and summer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage communication with program providers and other partners
Manage communication with teen participants and parents
Verify accuracy of program logistics and enter information into the Cityspan database
Assist in the planning and coordination of meetings and orientations
Support supervisor in maintaining professional relationships with local partners and employers
Monitor teen attendance, enter payroll information, distribute pay checks
Independent travel to employers to check on teens and programs
Support Programs department with tracking of expenses and data entry
Support program team with special initiatives, events, and recruitment needs as assigned
Monitor community partner compliance through weekly tracking of enrollment and attendance
Review, document, and submit check requests in relation to program activities – field trips and guest speakers
Verify teen participants have satisfied program requirements prior to award distribution
Collaborate effectively with the entire Program Quality Division in an effort to support quality programming
Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally
Must be able to sit for long periods of time

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Travel throughout the city to employers may be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Energetic and enthusiastic employee who can succeed in in a fast-paced, high energy environment
Capability to succeed while working either independently or in collaborative settings.
Problem solving abilities and analytical skills
Organizational skills
Oral and written communication skills
Dependability, accuracy, and attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and provide effective follow-up with staff
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; excellent familiarity with Excel and Pivot tables is a plus

Qualifications:
Currently attending a post-secondary institution, in an undergraduate or graduate program

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume at http://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply

EEO:
After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

Posted 4/9/2019

Seasonal Job Opportunity at After School Matters

Seasonal Program Specialist
Chicago, IL Temporary Programs, N/NW Entry Level
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After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community organizations, downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts and in Belmont Cragin at our new Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters. For more information, visit http://www.afterschoolmatters.org.

Summary of Position:
The Seasonal Program Specialist’s primary responsibility is to facilitate and monitor the day to day logistics of After School Matters programs within an assigned region. The Program Specialist will conduct site visits, observations and provide recommendations regarding program quality, safety, compliance, instruction, program attendance, enrollment and retention and other critical issues. Acting as the liaison between After School Matters and the program providers and community partners, the Program Specialist will communicate requirements, policy changes and other relevant information to ensure successful implementation of the program, payment to teens and instructors.
There are four (4) temporary, full-time vacancies. These Seasonal Program Specialists will each be supporting the N/NW Program Branch.
The target start date for each of these positions is May 1 and the estimated end date is August 16.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as a day-to-day contact person with instructors and school staff for programs;
Develop and maintain relationships with program partners and instructors;
Conduct regular program site visits of each program in their portfolio
Provide guidance, and where appropriate request professional development opportunities for instructors and liaisons;
Act as a trouble shooter in the areas of program implementation, logistics, and data collection;
Enter data into Cityspan;
Plan, schedule and organize all assigned school and community meetings, etc.;
Assist in implementing, effective teen recruitment and retention strategies for programs;
Write monthly programmatic reports, impact statements and other documents to share concerns, recommended solutions and program highlights;
Identify program needs, considering budgetary constraints and make recommendations and submit to Program Manager for approval;
Secure the appropriate tools and supplies for each program and work with the warehouse department to ensure delivery;
Act as a liaison between Program Operations and program providers;
Trouble shoot teen application and other systems errors;
Ensure that all required data, i.e. attendance, enrollment, program verifications, surveys, etc. are entered into the database system;
Provide direction to the liaison and ensure compliance with program requirements;
Work with the Program Quality team, Program Operations and Contracting, to ensure that all assigned programs are in compliance with After School Matters policies and procedures;
Attend program closings and demonstrations of learning;
Working with the regional teams, identify public media opportunities and share with the Regional Director and the Communications department;
Working with the Program Manager, approve instructor and liaison timesheets and trouble shoot systems errors with instructors and liaisons;
Conduct one on one meetings with partners, instructors and liaisons when needed;
Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Independent instructors and program providers

Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Skilled in developing and facilitating collaborative relationships
Demonstrated experience leading and developing teams
Excellent organizational skills and problem solving abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent Microsoft Office skills; ability to collect and maintain information as needed
Demonstrated experience in project management
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment
Respect for all levels of the organization and outside partners
Energetic team player who works well in collaborative situations
Strong orientation to customer service

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree strongly preferred though not required
Valid Driver’s License, insured transportation, and driving record that satisfies our Motor Vehicle Policy required[1]
Cook County residency required
Experience in using Cityspan database a plus
Evenings and weekends required

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume at http://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply

EEO:
After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

[1] After School Matters will provide reasonable accommodation to a person who does not have a driver’s license because of a disability

Posted 3/28/2019

Job Opportunity at Roosevelt University!

Posted on 3/28/2019

Northwestern University’s Engage Chicago Program

Residential Coordinator – Job Description

Job Overview: The Residential Coordinator (RC) will work collaboratively with staff from
Northwestern University’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) to administer an immersive, residential, academic field study program in the city of Chicago for undergraduate students from Northwestern and other peer institutions.

Program Overview: The program, called Engage Chicago, is an eight- week summer field study program administered by the Center for undergraduates. It combines coursework on community development and social change with internship placements, field experiences, weekly seminars, and a residential component to create a powerful civic learning experience for students. To learn more about the program, visit: http://www.EngageChicago.org.

Duties: The Res Coordinator will work with and oversee a team of 3-4 Residential Advisors who live in the residence hall at the University of Illinois at Chicago with the program participants.

The Res Coordinator is a member of program’s administrative leadership team and will work with the Engage Chicago program director and senior staff at the Center to administer the summer program. The RC also serves as a main point of contact with our host institution’s housing and facilities office, cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships on behalf of the program and Northwestern.

The RC will assume primary responsibility for supervising the Residential Advisors and coordinating the residential program. The RC will supervise a small team of RAs to coordinate daily campus life and recreational activities and ensure that the residential community is safe, engaging and complementary to the academic mission of the program.

The RC also monitors and supports student health, social, emotional and disciplinary issues, and provides logistical support for the program – particularly as it relates to residential spaces/times. In addition, The Residential Coordinator works closely with academic staff to help coordinate the residential with the academic aspects of the program.

Work Schedule: The RC is on-duty 24 hours/day for the duration of the program. Throughout the program the RC is expected to be present in the dorm and/or with the students most evenings (in particular Sundays & for any large residential programs), Monday afternoons, and weekend days. Additionally the RC attends staff meetings on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings.

Dates: The program runs from Friday, June 21 – Friday, August 16, which means that the RC will be needed from approximately Monday, June 17 – Sunday, August 18. Additionally there is the opportunity for prep work (paid on an hourly basis) in the months leading up to the program.

Compensation: RC’s are paid with a stipend (typically around $4,500-$5,000) plus single room housing on the UIC campus and 24/7 transit fare for the duration of the
program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required, plus two or more years of residential work experience (ideally with college or high school students). Experience with service-learning, civic engagement, or academic- residential programs preferred.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: heidi- gross@northwestern.edu.

Information: For more information about the program, please visit: http://www.EngageChicago.org or email us at: engage.chicago@northwestern.edu or heidi- gross@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted on 3/8/2019

Graduate Assistantship Position Open

Posted on 2/26/2019

Graduate Intern Positions Available in the College of Programming Office at University of Chicago

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Posted 2/7/2019

Principal Position Opening at the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi

SIFE
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The Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi is Chicago’s only Reggio Emilia inspired, dual-language Italian preschool and kindergarten. The School is currently recruiting for a part-time (15-20 hrs per week) School Principal.

The ideal candidate fully embraces the mission of the school as a dual language educational institution, rooted in the Reggio Emilia pedagogical approach. The desired candidate has significant prior experience in early childhood and elementary education and excellent interpersonal skills. The Principal reports to the President of the Board of Trustees maintaining an open line of communication with the Board.

Required Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing academic and school administration staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in development, fundraising, and grant writing
  • Fluency in Italian

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and CV to info@siefchicago.org, with the subject line RE: SIEF School Principal. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please click here for more information.


Posted on 1/29/19

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Seeks Summer Interns

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The Illinois Holocaust Museum is currently accepting applications for summer internships. Information about the different opportunities as well as the application can be found here.

Deadlines and Applications Information:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, priority is given to early applicants.
  • Summer: Interns who commit to working at least 32 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks are preferred. Summer internships start on Monday, June 10th, 2019 and run through Friday, August 9th, 2019.
  • Interns may complete a variety of tasks within their department and may have the opportunity to attend department meetings, special events, and rotational lectures.
  • Some positions may require select evening or weekend availability to accommodate special events.
  • The Museum seeks diversity in its internship program and provides equal opportunity to all applicants.
  • The Museum requires that all back-of-house personnel, including interns, clear a background screening administered by our Director of Security and a third party screening firm who are the only ones who see the results. Necessary paperwork will be provided to you for completion upon the offer of an internship.

 

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