Resource Coordinator - Roosevelt Elementary School (Cicero)
Family Focus, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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POSITION TITLE: Resource Coordinator (Bilingual) 1 Open Position
Roosevelt Elementary School (Cicero) - 21st Century Community Learning Center

REPORTS TO: Community Schools Program Manager

Position Summary: The overall responsibilities of this position are to plan, implement and coordinate Community Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program at Roosevelt Elementary School located in the community of Cicero. The Coordinator will be responsible working collaboratively with all the stakeholders in the school community to develop and deliver a program that meets the needs of adolescents and their families. As a Family Focus program the Resource Coordinator will utilize a Community Schools framework and be guided by the principles of Family Support.

Family Focus is an equal opportunity employer.

Mandatory Job Qualifications Responsibilities and Duties:

• Supervise, plan, and implement activities that will accomplish all of 21st CCLC program goals and objectives
• Develop focused, developmentally appropriate, creative and interactive academic and enrichment programs to be delivered during out of school time
• Convene and facilitate the 21st CCLC Advisory Committee (school admin, teachers, parents, community members, and other CBOs) on a regular basis
• In collaboration with the Advisory Committee, identify the needs of the school and develop a plan to meet needs
• Represent Family Focus at school based or community based meetings
• Recruit and hire contracted staff and provide day-to-day supervision of site based staff, contractors and parent liaison; ensuring that program staff are delivering high quality activities and services through the development of a caring and competent after-school team
• Manage all documentation as it relates to paid staff in the program
• Assist the Program Manager in ensuring programs are meeting funders objectives and are a reflection of Family Support Principles
• Responsible for student and family recruitment and the execution of participant retention strategies
• Assist the Program Manager in identifying other resources (in-kind donations, partnerships with other organizations, funding, etc) for the sustainability of the program
• Implement and manage the parent engagement/involvement component of the program which includes the following components: Support, Education and Engagement
• Ability to effectively include culturally relevant and affirming themes into all program areas
• Maintain regular contact with key school administration personnel and teachers to support program alignment with school day activities and Common Core Standards when appropriate
• Develop and deliver a communication plan appropriate for different audiences including a newsletter, program fliers, brochures, etc.
• Ensure the collection of quality data including daily attendance, grades, satisfaction surveys, and needs assessments, etc.
• Participate in agency-wide evaluation efforts
• Using evaluation data, develop program improvement plan
• Develop methods to identify, track and respond to individual student needs
• Establish clear behavior expectations for program participants and develop a strong community among children
• Focus on developing the whole child-academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
• Complete regular City Span data input and reports as needed
• Knowledgeable of community resources, make referrals, and function as a liaison between parent, student, and referral services.
• Attend monthly staff and team meetings and individual supervision
• Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications Educational Requirements/Qualifications, Required Work Experience, Skills and Abilities:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related field
• At least 3 years of experience in youth programming preferably in a school setting, after-school, camp or other education related field
• Ability to communicate with different audiences including school administration, teachers, parents, students and community members
• Experience in forging long term partnerships with other service providers
• Experience in working with parents and coordinating workshops
• Experience managing the work of other adults
• High expectations that all children will learn
• Developmentally appropriate classroom management skills
• Strong teamwork and leadership skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to think critically, creatively and strategically to problem solve and promote quality programming
• Understanding of Common Core Standards and experience providing educational enrichment services to youth
• Must have experience working with diverse communities
• Understanding of Culturally Relevant and Affirming programs
• Computer skills – word processing, internet research, spreadsheets, create outreach materials
• Must be available evenings and some Saturdays
• Travel within the community will be required
• Submit to and clear a background check
• Ability to fluently communicate in written and spoken Spanish