Assistant Resource Coordinator | South Loop Elementary | Youth Guidance

At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing Chicago’s youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success.

Founded in 1924 today Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 8,500 youth while touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.

Position Summary

The Assistant Resource Coordinator at South Loop Elementary School is a full-time position responsible for assisting the Resource Coordinator with developing school-based programming, events and activities. Lead programming based on parent and student interests/needs,  strengthening student social and emotional skills, academic enrichment, community service, leadership, fine and performing arts, and health & wellness.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Serve as team lead/YG point of contact  when Resource Coordinator is out of the office
  • Make executive decisions to manage the program, deal with schedule changes, handle emergencies, etc. with the best interests of all stakeholders in mind
  • Maintain complete record of attendance and services
  • Manage billing roster and assist with invoicing process
  • Provide administrative and program support for School Programs
  • Supervise and support students and staff where directed
  • Aid in staff development, including organizing and hosting trainings
  • Maintain behavioral expectations for students in keeping with established methods and procedures; mastery of school-based behavior management plan
  • Maintain positive and mutually informative relationship with school administration, teachers, staff, parents, students and community stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain tools for communicating with grant providers, school, parents, students, community members, and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Cultivate community partnerships with individuals and organizations that can provide resources and/or support for programs and initiatives, including volunteers, donations, youth opportunities, grants, etc
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience/Training

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related human service field from an approved accredited college/university or actively working towards a degree
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with children and/or adults in a non-profit, social service or community development organization

 Skills/Abilities

  • 1-2 years of experience working with elementary or high school age youth
  • Ability to understand and interpret the policies, procedures, and general organizational structure of the Chicago Public Schools
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports
  • Dedication to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission 

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 required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and viewing a computer terminal.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties performed are primarily in a school setting.  Occasional need for local travel.

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume and your current hourly and daily availability to kanderson@youth-guidance.org.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Karlee Anderson