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Program Coordinator for One Summer Chicago

on May 07 2019

The Alternative Schools Network, a dynamic non-profit organization located in the Ravenswood area of Chicago, is seeking applicants for the position of Program Coordinator for One Summer Chicago, a program which provides paid summer internships and apprenticeships to youth in various career fields.

One Summer Chicago is an innovative and successful program that provides skills and job experience to underserved youth in Chicago. If you embrace the following job description and meet all qualifications, we encourage you to send your resume to .


  • Assist with the recruitment of youth, determine eligibility and enroll participants in the One Summer Chicago work program;
  • Work closely with community and student groups to assist in the coordination of the program;
  • Create spreadsheets and documents to track data and provide reports; coordinate paperwork, and create and submit reports on a timely basis;
  • Assist and support youth participants in filling out paperwork; collect, record and report the hours of the time that students and coaches work, and ensure hours are reported correctly; assist site coordinators and mentors with enrolling students in direct deposit with their banks;
  • Coordinate individual training for participants and partner with career coaches and job partners to ensure that youth has knowledge and training needed to be successful in their summer positions, and ability to transition successfully to future permanent employment;
  • Responsible for maintaining and recording all paperwork for students’ completion of coursework and certifications received;
  • Maintain a neat and orderly filing system for student and career coach files and records;
  • Anticipate problems and initiate solutions to problem and issues that arise;
  • Identify barriers to students’ success, and identify effective solutions so that students can succeed;
  • Conduct site visits and monitor students’ progress;
  • Assist youth in obtaining CTA Ventra cards;
  • Other related responsibilities as required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Proficient with MS office software;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Must possess strong communication abilities, written, oral and presentation;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Must be detailed oriented and be able to track, create and maintain data and reports.
  • Must be able to travel to various work and off-site locations;
  • Must have an understanding of nonprofits; experience with non-profit work is a plus;
  • Experience with One Summer Chicago preferable

About The Alternative Schools Network:

The Alternative Schools Network is a dynamic, membership-based organization composed of 33 not-for-profit, independent, and self-governing alternative schools, as well as youth and adult education organizations. Though our partnerships with these community-based and community-run programs and organizations, we create effective and innovative programs to re-engage more than 3,500 Chicago underserved and marginalized groups each year in successful education, employment and support services. The Alternative Schools Network believes that every youth is entitled to not only education, but the support services they need to help them succeed in obtaining their high school diploma and transitioning to the workforce.

If you are interested in becoming part of the dynamic team at Alternative Schools Network that makes a difference and creates opportunities please send an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume to . Please list Program Coordinator for One Summer Chicago as the title and subject line of the email.

The Alternative Schools Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.