At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).
OVERVIEW:We currently have an opportunity available for a Tutor with our Educational Services Department. Under the supervision of the Educational Services Program Director, this position delivers academic tutoring to students of Chicago Public Schools in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. This is a part-time position that works a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Attending training, planning and preparation sessions under direct supervision of Reading Specialist.
Organizing tutorial materials/supplies before each tutorial session.
Conducting practice/training presentations to other tutors and Curriculum/Reading Specialist.
Maintaining accurate student information, i.e. attendance, test scores, progress reports, phone numbers and addresses.
Documenting student problems/concerns and communicate them to the Program Director and/or Program Coordinator immediately.
Education: This position requires either the successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate education and or must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or hold a college degree.
Experience/Professional Requirements: Some previous work experience or course-work with tutoring and mentoring elementary school-aged students.
Other Skills/ Abilities:
Can follow a lesson plan and learn to use instructional materials.
Has good written and communication skills.
Must be responsible and committed to helping inner-city youth.
Must be enthusiastic about children’s special interest and skills.
Must be a team player and has good organizational skills.
Must be reliable, dependable and prompt and have a friendly demeanor.
Must be patient, flexible and is good working with elementary school – aged children.
The position requires candidates be able to work full-time July and August during the summer.
About Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
The mission of Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. is to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities.
The agency was founded as a settlement house in 1919 by Ada Sophia McKinley, a schoolteacher and social reformer, who saw the need to assist veterans returning from World War I and African Americans migrating from the South. Currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Ada S. McKinley is one of the largest human services organizations in the country with an annual operating budget of $40 million, nearly 600 employees, serving more than 7,000 people annually at over 70 locations. Services are provided 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, primarily in Illinois/Chicago with additional sites in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Ada S. McKinley has three primary areas of services: Child Development & Youth; Employment and Community Support; and Behavioral Health & Clinical. Services rendered daily include: tutoring, mentoring and college placement, foster care, residential, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, and head start programs.
The vision of Ada S. McKinley is for all people to have the opportunity for education and employment.