Case Management/Social Services, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development (BUILD, Inc) is seeking a committed, self-motivated, enthusiastic program administrator to join its wonderful team in the role of Prevention Site Coordinator. Applying our model of positive youth development, BUILD seeks to redirect harmful behaviors in order to improve the chances for young people to lead fulfilling lives and increase the stability and safety of the communities in which they reside. The Site Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the out-of-school time program, implementing programs and activities and supervising staff and interns. The Site Coordinator establishes and sustains a working relationship with participants, their parents, and other professional staff who are involved with the out-of-school time program. The Site Coordinator will work closely with other BUILD program support staff to ensure that youth are integrated into other programs where applicable and appropriate resources are directed to the program to benefit the youth served.
The Site Coordinator reports directly to the Manager of Prevention Services
The Site Coordinator is responsible for the following:
Provides an environment applying trauma-informed methods to promote a quality program in a relaxed atmosphere in all component areas: visual & performing arts, digital media, restorative justice, community building, academic support, health and wellness, life skills, and parent engagement.
Provides overall supervision and annual evaluations to the BUILD out-of-school time prevention staff, including interns and volunteers. Meets weekly with staff team, providing positive direction and assists teaching staff in developing realistic individual and group goals and in their activity planning.
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Manage youth behavior by establishing guidelines, expectations, mutual respect and mutual accountability.
Reports all suspected cases of child abuse/neglect to Manager of Prevention Services.
Assures planning and implementation of a variety of diverse, culturally sensitive and enjoyable daily activities which meet Illinois State Learning Standards and NAA and YPQA standards including summer program, school vacations and holidays.
Researches new curriculum methods, youth development theory and reinforcement materials and works closely with special consultants and other resource people. This includes attending BUILD sponsored and other appropriate workshops, visiting other programs, etc.
Meets biweekly with the Manager of Prevention Services for supervision and support, updating staff/program issues/concerns and providing recommendations to deal with these.
Schedules staff vacations/personal days, ensuring child/staff ratio is maintained and vacation form is completed in a timely manner. Also ensures completion of incident reports, accident reports, medication forms and logs.
Attends BUILD staff meetings, professional development trainings and school events as required.
Ensures ongoing communication with parents, completing a monthly calendar of events, developing positive relationships with the parents, advocating for them, providing leadership and guidance techniques, assisting them in securing necessary resources, and encouraging them to participate in program activities, etc.
Ensures property/inventory is maintained, ordering supplies and setting up field trips occurs on a regular basis.
Completes maintenance request/repair forms and gives to designated BUILD staff for follow up. Assures proper care and maintenance of the program equipment and space, as well as building security, including ensuring that program spaces are clean and well maintained, and the building is properly secured on a daily basis.
Responsible for the program complying with BUILD's and all City requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Acts as a mandated reporter, as well as the American's with Disabilities Act and the BUILD Youth Services Staff manual policy and procedures.
Documentation and Compliance
Ensures that all program staff assist in recruitment efforts to have a fully enrolled program.
Ensures that all program staff record case notes into the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) online database on a weekly basis and record intakes and assessments into the system as needed.
Ensures that all program staff collect baseline and year-end data on academic, interpersonal and pro social behaviors.
Submits reports on a bi-weekly and monthly basis and/or as needed.
Maintains File Compliance as required and compliance with Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
Communication and Relationship Management
Collaborates with a variety of resources in order to provide an array of services to the youth of the program.
Models appropriate communication skills and tools matched to the needs of various audiences and purposes.
Attends school meetings and other events as appropriate.
Represents the agency to various publics to broaden community awareness and support, interpreting the agency’s programs and services in a positive way.
Development and Training
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events, as required.
Maintains knowledge current in the field, including, but not limited to, participation in coursework, seminars, conferences, and workshops.
Will practice youth development in everyday work while remaining in touch with the most recent practices.
Participates in agency wide fundraising events.
Encourages participant/community participation in agency wide fundraising events.
Bachelors Degree in Education, Program Administration, Child Development, Social Work, Human Services, Art Education, or related field preferred, but not required.
A minimum of 4 years of youth development program facilitation required.
A minimum of 3 years of program coordination experience required.
Proficiency with technology systems with the ability to integrate technology into daily program operations and evaluation systems
Proficiency with File Compliance and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), or related file compliance systems required.
Familiarity with social-emotional learning, restorative justice, and trauma-informed approaches to youth development preferred, but not required.
Must maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all levels of agency staff, and the various publics of the agency, demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds
Must be proactive, innovative, responsible, and possess integrity with the ability to motivate others.
Must be highly organized with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Automobile is preferred, but not required, with insurance and a valid driver’s.
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Veronica Stein in the subject line.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Additional Salary Information: $18 per hour -- 30 hours per week
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four prior...ity communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.