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Program Manager, High School Internship Program – Chicago

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Urban Alliance


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Published 28 days ago

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$45,000 - $50,000


Urban Alliance is currently seeking a Program Manager to manage Program Coordinators, oversee recruitment, plan/execute events and lead daily operations of the Urban Alliance High School Internship Program in Chicago. The Program Manager will report to the Chicago Program Director. 

 

About Urban Alliance 

The mission of Urban Alliance is to break the cycle of poverty by preparing youth from under-resourced areas in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago and Northern Virginia for a life of economic self-sufficiency through training, mentoring, and meaningful paid internships. Urban Alliance accomplishes its mission by providing high school students with long-term internships and mentoring relationships in professional settings. Additionally, Urban Alliance provides professional development training's for youth ages 14-21 who are not eligible for the internship program in an effort to prepare more young people for the working world. 

 

Program Manager Responsibilities 

Program Management 

  • Manage Urban Alliance High School Internship Program in Chicago.  
  • Maintain High School Internship Program calendar 
  • Establish annual recruitment goals and recruitment strategies with the Chicago Program Director.  
  • Think strategically to recommend and implement program improvements and innovations. 
  • Oversee planning and execution of program events with assistance from Program Director. 
  • Ensure that the UA Core Values are entrenched in all program activities. 

Personnel Management 

  • Supervise Program Coordinators through routine check-ins and formal evaluations. 
  • Serve as first responder to Program Coordinator grievances and concerns.  
  • Assist in hiring, onboarding, and training Program Coordinators.  
  • Ensure UA Core Values are entrenched in the day-to-day activities and actions of Program team.  

Budget Responsibilities 

  • Work in collaboration with PD to manage expenses for Chicago program budget.  
  • Oversee Program Coordinator budgets and expenses. 

 

Data Management & Program Evaluation 

  • Monitor program successes and challenges based on pre-determined metrics and work with Program Director to make adjustments or troubleshoot challenges as needed. 
  • Monitor Salesforce tracking, attendance, and lead weekly tracking meetings including quality of case notes within established deadlines. 
  • Assist UA staff including Development Director, Communications Manager and evaluation team with the collection of data and student stories as needed. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the Urban Alliance mission. 
  • A results oriented history of professional achievement. 
  • A belief that all students can succeed in high school, work post high school, and life. 
  • Self-reflective and hunger to continuously improve. 
  • Extensive facilitation and/or teaching experience.  
  • Ability to connect and engage with high school aged youth. 
  • Experience working with community organizations and schools in under-resourced areas. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to present oneself professionally and maintain effective, professional working relationships with youth and adults. 
  • Flexibility and a capacity to quickly adapt to change 
  • Ability to travel between assigned high schools. 
  • Minimum of 5 years working with and/or on behalf of at-risk youth. 
  • Experience supervising staff strongly preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree. 

Urban Alliance is currently seeking a Program Manager to manage Program Coordinators, oversee recruitment, plan/execute events and lead daily operations of the Urban Alliance High School Internship Program in Chicago. The Program…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Benefits

·        90% Employer paid Individual Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits 

·        Annual professional development stipend

·        Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of paid organizational leave

·        All federal holidays

·        Opportunity to join a passionate and hard-working team that always places our students first while maintaining a fun work environment and healthy work-life balance for staff

Benefits

·        90% Employer paid Individual Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits 

·        Annual professional development stipend

·        Three weeks of paid annual…

How to Apply

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document addressed to Jennifer Dixon, Program Director – Chicago. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be emailed to careers@theurbanalliance.org with the subject line: Program Manager- Chicago.

 Note: Please do not call to inquire about the position. Any application submitted through means not stated above will not be considered. Learn more at www.theurbanalliance.org.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document addressed to Jennifer Dixon, Program Director – Chicago. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis…

Location

226 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60604

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