The Michael Barlow Center Director will provide leadership and strategic direction for the delivery of education and vocational training programs. The Michael Barlow Center Director is responsible for ensuring compliance in the day-to-day Barlow Center program operations, as well as implementing administrative policies and procedures to attain program goals and objectives. The Michael Barlow Center Director serves as the primary liaison between the agencies, overseeing and directing the programs to ensure all contractual goals are met.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Ensures excellence in student educational and d workforce development support to promote student achievement.
(2) Collaborates with program instructors to ensure students and course needs are met according to program requirements.
(3) Assists in securing community leaders and, knowledgeable professionals to serve on the Michael Barlow Center Advisory Board.
(4) Assists in the development of comprehensive grant proposals for the Barlow Center which include budget preparation, memorandums of understanding, and letters of support, record keeping, evaluation and required reports.
(5) Development of funding streams and preparation of vouchers in consultation with the Finance Director.
(6) Prepares and presents reports for Executive Director, Chief Program Director, the Vocational Training Committee and other stakeholders.
(7) Organize and develop, training manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
(8) Present information, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures.
(10) Demonstrated competencies in written and oral communication
(11) Foster goodwill through coordination of partnerships, and recognition with the business, industry and community partners and serve as liaison for the St. Leonard’s Ministries Executive Leaders.
(12) Ensure safety measures are taken to protect students, staff, supplies, equipment in the Barlow Center classrooms by implementing and conducting safety inspection plans.
(13) Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year accredited University; Master’s degree preferred, or 2+ years’ experience in developing and managing education and development programs and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other Skills: Strong attention to detail is required. Demonstrated progressive leadership skills with the ability to positively empower others. Preferred knowledge of the criminal justice system and correctional programming. Demonstrated organizational excellence in handling, directing and prioritizing multiple complex assignments/projects and maintaining records. A valid driver's license, reliable transportation and ability to travel throughout Chicago and surrounding areas.
Language Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries, etc. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Computer Skills: Demonstrated computer skills including Internet and Microsoft Office to conduct research and produce general correspondence and spreadsheets. Skilled in entering and retrieving information from various data base systems.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
About Saint leonard's Ministries
St. Leonard's Ministries is a non-profit agency that provides re-entry services to men and women existing prison who want to rebuild their lives and reshape their futures. Services include: residential, educational, vocational, and job training.