1) Develops action plans and manages work progress to accomplish program goals and objectives.
Assesses progress, evaluates effectiveness, and takes appropriate action (incorporating progressive education and youth development best practices) for continuous improvement. Â
Informs all planning efforts with ongoing assessment, data gathering and adherence to appropriate best practices in the field of youth development and progressive education.
Contributes to the implementation and operation of an impactful Summer Lab and Extended Day program.
Participates in the hiring, training and development of staff.
Monitors daily work of Summer Lab faculty and staff, Extended Day staff as assigned and others where directed.Â
Coaches staff how to apply best practices in youth development and adhere to the Summer Lab and Extended Day policies and procedures.
Facilitates solutions to problems arising to create a unified, supportive team.
Assumes accountability for decisions made by administration.
Collaborates with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders to align Family Life Programsâ™ objectives.
Works closely with International community to grow the Summer Lab program.
Establishes partnership activities across departments within The University of Chicago and others external to Lab as directed and under direct supervision.
Executes responsibilities and manages resources in alignment with budget directives.
1) Ability to work independently and with limited supervisionÍ¾ strong executive function skills.
2) Ability to prioritize effectively among numerous tasks and applicant.
3) Ability to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact in all interactions.
4) Strong interpersonal skillsÍ¾ ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people, while maintaining the positive reputation of the Laboratory Schools.
5) Detail oriented.
6) Ability to respond diplomatically to highly stressful, unexpected and nuanced situations required Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and independently meet deadlines, often amid constant interruption.
8) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
9) Strong knowledge of grammar, sentence structure, spelling, tense, and appropriate nuance.Â
10) Strong presentation skills.Â
11) Ability to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment with multiple demands. Ability to understand and reflect institutional priorities.
12) Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Identify prioritiesÍ¾ recognize, refer or resolve problemsÍ¾ work effectively with supervision and as part of a team.Â
13) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs requiredÍ¾ ability to learn admissions office software.Â
14) Strong organizational and scheduling skills, combined with an attention to detail.Â
15) Ability to understand and support institutional needs, goals, and culture.Â
16) Must have a positive demeanor and work well to support a positive culture both within the office of admissions and with other departments. Superior organizational skills, particularly with respect to large amounts of paper, email and phone correspondence.Â
17) Ability to recognize, independently resolve, or refer matters, as appropriate, to the EDAF and others.
1) Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards.
2) Ability to stand for 2 to 4 hours, climb stairs and lift up to 25 lbs.
3) Walking between Historic Campus, Earl Shapiro Hall and other locations on The University of Chicago Campus in all seasons and weather conditions.
4) Standard office equipment utilized.
5) Apple computer systems utilized.
6) Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google docs utilized.
1) Bachelorâ™s Degree in youth work, education, social services, social justice, political policy or a related field, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position.
2) Master's degree and/or professional designation.
1) Prefer 5+ years in youth development, education, social services or youth summer program experience, including managing and directing the work of staff performing a variety youth related functions.
2) Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the areas children and youth co-curricular activities.
3) Working knowledge of various educational and training approaches, methods, media and technologies.
4) Strong project management skills and ability to execute initiatives from start to finish.
5) Strong command of MS Office and learning management systems.
6) Demonstrated ability to formulate and drive a summer youth program.
7) Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation experience to diverse audiences.
8) Experience in a unionized environment helpful.
9) Experience on a university campus in an employment capacity is helpful.
10) Experience in building an effective team to meet school/organizational goals in a high growth organization.
11) Experience must demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, project management, problem solving, and change management.
2) Cover letter
3) Professional References
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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