1) Seeks, hires, trains, develops, monitors and evaluates the performance of staff and program providers; reviews and recommends personnel actions.
2) Oversees the design and implementation of programs, initiatives and interventions aligned to program development strategic objectives and best practices. Sets benchmarks and tracks strategic indicators of quality program and operations, including feedback from the Lab community as well as internal/external partners and translates results into formative and summative decisions as appropriate.Â Ensures compliance with legal and regulatory reporting requirements.
3) Develops, maintains and regularly consults a comprehensive network of input data to assess and prioritize the learning and program development needs of the overall school co-curricular program. Strives to build-out a planning horizon that enables Lab to be increasingly proactive/strategic in its Family Life Program development efforts. Maintains an ongoing portfolio of ideas, research, and initiatives in the area of co-curricular school programs to ensure progressive programing and elevating Lab to become a national leader in the area of extended day and summer programming.
4) Develops internal and external collaborative partnerships in support of the Laboratory Schoolsâ™ vision.Â Internal: Utilize and develop resources within the University and other populations of the Lab community and lead joint efforts to enhance co-curricular programs.Â External: To strengthen Labâ™s role and stature as a key contributor and partner to building/enhancing the City of Chicago and its manyÂ communities and neighborhoods.
5) Proposes annual budget. Executes responsibilities and manages resources in alignment with budget directives. Assures net profit goals are achieved. Understand the complexity of operating co-curricular programs within four divisions (Grades Nâ“12) and as part of a larger university. Dynamically integrate both strategic and tactical thinking, action, and accountability. Proactively engage initiatives while also being collaborative and intentional in planning regarding community cultural implications. Balance the needs of the students and families across the Schools in conjunction with schools, mission, goals, and resources. Meet the needs of international students and families who attend summer programming. Find opportunities to expand programs where there is greater demand and generate a viable net profit for some programs.
6) Performs related duties as assigned.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards.
Ability to stand for two to four hours, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 lbs.
Ability to walk or travel between Labâ™s campuses and other locations on the University campus in all seasons and weather conditions.
Masterâ™s Degree in education, youth development, social services, social justice, political policy, or a related field, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position.Â
10+ years in education, youth development, social services, or organizational development experience, including youth program development and managing and directing the work of staff performing a variety classroom, training, or social service functions.
Standard office equipment
Mac OS computer systems
Microsoft Office and Google Suite
PowerSchool student information systems
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the areas of youth development, training facilitation, and business acumen.
Working knowledge of various educational and training approaches, methods, media, and technologies.
Strong project management skills and ability to execute initiatives from start to finish.Â
Experience in managing and developing staff.
Strong command of MS Office and learning management systems.Â
Demonstrated ability to formulate and drive a comprehensive co-curricular program.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation experience to diverse audiences.
Experience in managing contracted providers and vendors and monitoring their performance and quality.Â
Experience in a unionized environment helpful.
Experience on a university campus in an employment capacity helpful.
Experience in building an effective team to meet school/organizational goals in a high growth organization.
Experience must demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, project management, problem solving, and change management.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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