At Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), we educate and support children and families so they can succeed in the 21st century. We provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally.
We engage children early and provide services when they are most vulnerable: after school and during the summer.
We offer family engagement programs to help families guide their children during critical transitions: entering kindergarten, starting high school, and preparing for college or a career.
We build strong partnerships within communities to create a village of committed community leaders, schools, volunteers, and peer organizations dedicated to our children's success.
We are currently hiring for an Out of School Time (OST) Manager for our Elliott Donnelley location in the Bronzeville community.
The Out of School Time (OST) Manager is responsible for providing leadership to a community youth center and satellite programs; includes responsibility for program development and implementation, staff performance and personnel management, property/risk management, fiscal and grant management, and community relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for providing leadership and supervision to school age and teen, youth development program plans and activities in accordance with agency operation procedures, program plan, P21 curriculum, and program outcomes; coordinate program planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation activities; train & mentor program staff and volunteers.
Responsible for direct supervision of assigned staff; direct, observe, and review the work of school-age and teen youth workers; coordinate schedules and work assignments; manage daily program operations; develop performance standards and performance evaluations of assigned staff; facilitate local and agency-wide training as assigned.
Responsible for participating in the development of relationships with schools and other external partners; develop collaborative and partnership agreements; attend assigned community group and partner meetings toward the goal of promoting center exposure and facilitating communication and collaboration.
Responsible for local oversight of assigned contracts and grants; ensure that center complies with all contract and grant program standards and funding source policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with the Family Engagement Manager to involve parents and families in program; ensure consistent communication with parents of youth members; and develop parent and family activities
Responsible for ensuring that Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) recordkeeping and reporting systems are maintained in an up to date and accurate manner, and consistent with agency standards; ensure that center achieves and maintains compliance with all funding source requirements; completes all program related reporting as required.
Ability to develop, train and supervise experiential, project-based lesson plans designed to develop skills in communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and prepare youth for key transitions.
Bachelor’s Degree with college credit hours Equivalency:
Bachelor’s Degree including coursework in Youth Development or related field with a minimum of 6 semester or 9 quarter hours in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Camping or other related field.
Desire and plan to meet the required educational qualifications set forth by licensing bodies and funding sources….currently - 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Camping or other related field.
Advancing Youth Development Certificate, Youth Worker Certification Levels I and II (may acquire at first opportunity).
Food Service Sanitation Certification (may acquire at first opportunity).
Minimum of five (5) years youth development and related experience, preferably in a community based setting with two (2) years of supervisory experience and demonstrated competence in the field of youth development.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Computer expertise (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
Energetic and outgoing personality.
Work schedule is 11:30-8PM; must be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including some weekends to meet program needs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
About Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in undeserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities for 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.