Mission: The Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition (CCLC or the Coalition) helps Chicago’s Adult Education organizations secure resources and training so that underserved adult learners can become economically successful.
The Coalition provides technical assistance, grants, and professional development to more than 40 adult education organizations in the Chicago area each year. In addition to these services, the Coalition advocates to preserve and expand adult education programs in Chicago. Our focus is on ensuring that adults with low skills in Illinois can access programs and meet their personal and professional goals.
We are hiring an experienced Technology Project Manager who will manage CCLC’s portfolio of technology-related programs. The portfolio includes programs and services designed to increase adult educators’ use of technology in their classrooms.
Reporting to the Program Director, the Technology Project Manager will be responsible for executing the Coalition’s technology objectives including:
Recruiting adult educators from across Illinois to participate in CCLC’s programs.
Managing a team of 3-5 subject-matter experts (SMEs) who will support the educators. Assisting SMEs in scheduling regular check-ins with the educator cohorts.
Scheduling, coordinating, and managing kick-off, midpoint and culminating meetings that will bring together adult educators, subject-matter experts, and other stakeholders to showcase their work.
Reporting on educator activities on a weekly basis to Program Director.
Preparing regular communications with project’s funders.
Working to promote CCLC’s projects in the field of adult education locally and nationally.
Distilling lesson learned to the broader community.
The ideal candidate will have:
A passion for the life-changing work of adult education.
Extensive experience working in the public or non-profit sector.
Experience with program management and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
A capacity to identify problems and to come up with creative solutions, strong communication, outreach and relationship-building skills.
An ability to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or multiple competing priorities.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-3 years of experience running an adult education program.
Ability to travel throughout the state to meet with educators.
Passions for helping Illinois residents build their basic skills through the use of technology.
Ability to work remotely.
The Coalition provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
CCLC was incorporated as a 501(C)3 in 2003 as a forum for representatives from the Hispanic Literacy Council and the North, South and West Side Literacy Coalitions to convene and share common interests in the promotion and delivery of literacy services in Chicago.