Temporary Winning Words Special Projects Coordinator
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR13790
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The Winning Words Special Projects Coordinator will oversee program operating standards, and will support recruitment, training, and management of UChicago/CKP student internsâ”the âœTimuel Black Community Impact Mentorsâ--to work with the Coordinator as mentors for primarily low- income high school students of color during the academic year. With Winning Words, the Coordinator will be provided with a number of opportunities for professional development and growth, including but not limited to workshops with relevant professionals. This position also beneï¬ts from its inclusion in the CKP, with the Coordinator reporting directly to the Director of the CKP. Â This is a temporary position up to one year.
Facilitates Winning Words training for University of Chicago student mentors, the âœTimuel Black Community Impact Mentors,â adapting such training when necessary.
Observes the Timuel Black Community Impact Mentor's sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Mentors and youth and the implementation of planned curriculum.
Provides coaching and feedback to Mentors based on observations.
Observes and supports planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of curriculum to be used in Timuel Black Community Impact Mentorship Sessions.
Ensures the site is meeting the requirements of the Winning Words program.
Works closely with teachers and community partner personnel, negotiating aspects of program implementation.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants.
Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations.
Plans and manages recruitment process; interviews and selects all Timuel Black Community Impact Mentors.
Supports Timuel Black Community Impact Mentors in the completion of expected hours requirements.
Provides Timuel Black Community Impact Mentors with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication.
Works with CKP staff to ensure that the work of the Timuel Black Community Impact Mentors is in compliance with the CKPâ™s stewardship of the Timuel Black Community Solidarity Scholar endowment..
Works with CKP team to prepare and submit reports on fiscal and programmatic performance of the Timuel Black Community Impact Mentorship program.
Provides additional support and representation at stakeholder events/meetings.
Cultivates and manages campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus.
Builds and manages high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships.
Participates in regular meetings with counterparts at CKP/Winning Words and attends some trainings provided by CKP/Winning Words.
Engages with CKP and Office of Civic EngagementÂ staff meetings and events.
Works with faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with CKP/Winning Words member training and recruitment, student supports (i.e., for first generation and non-traditional students), and higher education partner relationships (i.e., financial aid, grants/accounting, etc.).
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Performs other related work as needed.
Demonstrated capacity to work independently.
Strong organizational skills.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
High school diploma or GED required.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience working in a university environment.
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