The Director of Education & STEM Programs reports to the Vice President of Club Services. The purpose of his/her position is to interpret, plan and carry out all aspects of programming, and services involving all Union League Boys & Girls Clubs sites. The Director of Education & STEM Programs provides leadership for the effective development, planning and implementation of all Educational and STEM related programs, activities and special events. He/she keeps records and coordinates program implementation. He/she files, maintains schedules, and oversees the implementation and effective achievement of deliverables of grant supported programs and the timely submission of reports.
Experience in a leadership role.
Ability to self direct.
Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
Ability to work well with youth and adults.
Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
Experience in purchasing, money management and working with budgets.
Experience in personnel supervision and guidance.
Good character, integrity and adaptability.
Ability to recognize and identify risk situations and practice good risk management skills at all times.
Enthusiasm, good judgment, patience and self-control.
Positive example for youth, employees and peers in appearance, attitude and behavior.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Vice President of Club Services, the Director of Education & STEM Programs supervises all aspects of the effective planning and implementation of all ULBGC Educational Programs including 21st Century sites.
Provides support to the Clubs’ Program Teams as needed.
Develop objectives consistent with the Clubs’ program goals and mission.
Reviews, files, reports and maintains all program and logistical records.
Oversees program staff and volunteer orientations and trainings.
Supports and promotes program needs of Vision 20/20 Strategy.
II Program implementation
In coordination the Manager of Donor Relations, Club Directors and program coordinators at all club sites, he/she develops program strategies and logistics, and supervises program deliverables while providing leadership in planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of all programs, activities and special events at all ULBGC sites, including but not limited to the following programs:
Implementation of SMART Programs
Summer Day Camps
Other programs as indicated by the Program Team and organizational goals.
Maintain yearly files, information, literature and meeting minutes of all programs, activities and special events.
V Other Responsibilities
Ensures coordinators have tools or training needed to complete tasks
Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned staff and Volunteers
Responsible for collecting outcome measurements such as pre, and post test assessments for grant deliverables and BGCA
Ensures programs are evaluated for outcomes, effectiveness, and level of participation
Supervise the creation of program schedules and rotation three times a year (two school semesters and summer)
For nearly 140 years, the Union League Club of Chicago (ULC) has upheld the sacred obligations of citizenship, promoted honesty and efficiency in government, supported cultural institutions and the beautification of the city, and supported our nation’s military and their families. Today, the ULC continues its pursuit to remain committed to community including the active involvement of its members... and their support of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs.
For over 95 years, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have served the after-school development needs of at-risk youth in Chicago. The Union League Boys and Girls Club was founded December 26, 1919 and became an affiliate member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on February 23, 1920. The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs strives to enable all young people - especially those who need them most - to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Currently, Clubs serve more than 13,200 enrolled members between the ages of 6 and 18 at 8 locations. Each day, more than 1,400 youth take part in programming focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The organization also staffs and manages its own 247-acre summer camp in Salem, Wisconsin where youth from Chicago’s inner city participate in enrichment activities in an environment free from drugs, gangs and violence. The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs also launched a programming initiative at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center aimed at reducing the high rate of recidivism among the juvenile detainees. The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs help youth prepare to reach their full potential! In 1919, Club One in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood provided a safe place for a young man who had just lost his father as World War I came to an end in Europe. Ninety- six years later, a female high school student at Club Two finds a place to safely assert herself as a leader among her peers through community service, and a young boy at ULC’s Barreto Club feels free to pursue his interest in science without fear of being ridiculed by the “cool” kids at his school. Thanks to the generous support of its donors and programming partners, the youth of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have the opportunity to succeed in life and to find their voices in the world.