At Chicago CRED, our singular purpose is to achieve a transformative reduction in Chicago gun violence. Chicago CRED was created by Emerson Collective, a social impact organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, along with former U.S. Education Secretary and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan.
CRED provides a combination of outreach, life stability, individual and group therapy, and employment training and placement services to reduce gun violence. As part of its comprehensive services to those at greatest risk of gun violence, CRED runs an employment and training center called CRED Works. CRED Works provides a combination of skills development, stability supports, job coaching, and job exposure to increase practical motivational skills.
The Senior Manager of Employment Services reports to the Deputy Head of Programs.
They lead all aspects of CRED Works including:
· Sets strategic direction for Chicago CRED employment services investments.
· Manages Chicago CRED Works team members.
· Creates public policy financing options that promote jobs for CRED participants.
· Establishes contractual relationships with employment service providers. Monitors performance.
· Identifies and assesses African American-owned businesses on the South and West Sides of Chicago who are willing to both employ CRED participants and are candidates for CRED debt or equity investments that would accelerate their growth and therefore increase the number of CRED participants they hire.
· Collaborates with outreach program and partners on employment options for participants.
· Meets with the Program Team on a monthly basis.
· Develops data tracking system for employment services. Reports job placement performance for CRED participants on a monthly basis, and as required.
· Supervises Talent and Employment Manager, Manager of CRED Works, and Lead Workforce Curriculum Supervisor.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
· Ten or more years of experience working with low-income neighborhoods, economic development and educational support services.
· Five or more years of experience in establishing relationships with community supportive service providers and coordinating delivery of services to clients.
· Strong written and verbal communications skills.
· Excellent interpersonal skills, critical thinking and analytic skills.
· Experience in supervising employees.
· Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
· Knowledge of federal, state, local and private social services regulations and compliance.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy or some other relevant field of study required. Masters preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
· Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time – up to 50%
· Working with a computer for extended periods of time – up to 50%.
· Ability to lift up to 5 lbs.
Chicago CRED, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
At Chicago CRED, our singular purpose is to achieve a transformative reduction in Chicago gun violence. Chicago CRED was created by Emerson Collective, a social impact organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, along with former U…