The Education Specialist is responsible for implementing, managing and supporting the YOU’s academic strategies in a manner that ensures achievement of program goals and enhancement of youths’ development. The Education Specialist will be a mentor and coach to program participants, as well as, contribute to team efforts that afford teens opportunities that help them develop the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in life.
In collaboration with the Program Director and YOU staff, the Education Specialist will inform education strategies, plan for program activities, participate with teens in program schedule and engage with program participants and their parents in multiple settings.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Will be subject to drug and alcohol screening, as well as aptitude and skills’ testing. 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 perform the essential functions. Will be required to travel throughout Chicagoland Area to provide on-site leadership and oversight for multi-sites, will need personal vehicle and valid Driver’s License and vehicle insurance.
Candidate must have experience and knowledge with Hispanic population, in urban settings.
Bachelor degree preferred. Must have at least 100 credit hours in Education, Social Work, or other related field, plus two (2) years experience working with teens.
Bilingual/Bicultural in Spanish and English with good oral and written communication skills in both languages.
Computer Literacy & Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Must be computer literate and posses skills in Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to: Outlook Word, Excel; report writing, data analysis, and experience with using the internet and web-based data sites.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos; read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or the organization.
Intermediate math skills: read and summarize statistical reports. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
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