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Director of Education

Company: Enlace Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description Description: Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of residents of the Little Village community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development. Job Summary: The Director of Education drives Enlace's participation and leadership in educational policy, programming and convening to build community and organizational capacity. The Director is responsible for guiding Enlace's involvement at education-focused tables and with partners in Little Village and with other local/state partners. The Director is also accountable for all stages of educational programs development; including planning, designing, implementation, and evaluation. The Director collaborates with other Enlace Directors and staff to align and connect work across departments to increase organizational impact in the community. This leader ensures education programs and initiatives champion opportunities for educational advancement and economic development of Little Village residents, building a strategic vision for growth and sustainability. Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs Accountable to: Deputy Director of Programs, Deputy Director of Administration, Co-Executive Directors, Director of Budget and Planning Communicates with: Education team, Assistant Director of Education, Grants Operations Manager, Director of Evaluation, Director of Buydget and planning, Director of Development, Director of Health, Director of Violence Prevention, partners and school principals Informs: School staff, Enlace staff Status: Full-time Duties & Responsibilities: Program Management and SupervisionProvide strategic oversight of program planning, design, implementation and evaluation for the Education Department.Facilitate strategic planning for the Education Department, with a focus on integrating long-term community education goals outlined in the Little Village Quality of Life Plan, as well as Enlace's mission, vision, and core values.Ensure that programs comply with all federal, state, and local grant requirements including developing protocols, policies, and structures for monitoring on-going grant compliance; develop clear methods for maintaining key program documentation and position all programs to be audit ready at any time.Supervise Grants Operations Manager-Maintaining and monitoring systems related to financial management, human resources, data and other compliance functions.Supervise Associate Education Director -provide overall direction, lead with willingness to listen, decisiveness, hold reflection sessions, and oversee work plans.Attend Enlace monthly Staff Meetings, Directors Meetings, Leadership Team meetings in addition to other relevant team and organizational meetings. Create and maintain calendar of benchmarks and deadlines related to program implementations, deadlines and reports. Develop and nurture meaningful relationships with educational stakeholders to assess community needs and interests; connect schools, organizational and other local partners to new resources, and ensure that educational programming is tailored to the needs and interests of the constituencies it will serve.Maintain and build new partnerships with school administrators, community partners, and educational networks ensuring a mutually beneficial partnership that prioritizes the needs of children and families and regularly assesses growth opportunities and grant compliance.Cultivate a culture of leadership and growth, by facilitating consistent opportunities for reflection on educational policy and practices, as well as training that is relevant and consistent with Enlace's mission, vision and core values, and addresses the needs and interests of the team. Develop a year-long professional development plan with the Education team, building staff skills and increasing organizational capacity.Design and lead the overall evaluation plans (models, theories, goals, outcomes, etc.) for Education programs, working collaboratively with the Director of Evaluation and Deputy Director of Programs, to engage staff in continuous improvement practices that uses data to inform program improvement strategies.Performs other duties as assigned. Communications, Community Relations, and AdvocacyDevelop and build well-structured partnerships in order to maximize resources for the community; work collaboratively with the Education team to identify partnerships and priorities for Education advocacy efforts.Represent Enlace at various tables city-wide, state-wide and county-wide, as well as locally.Commitment to lead and engage in challenging conversations that champion racial equity, social justice, and promotes systemic changes.Build positive relationships with community residents and colleagues in order to successfully inform program planning, so that ideas for implementation directly address the needs and interest of the surrounding community. Financial Planning & ManagementDevelop, manage, and provide strategic direction for the education program budgets, with the support of the Deputy Director of Programs, Deputy Director of Administration, the finance team, and program staff. Fund Development & ManagementCollaborate with the development team, which includes supporting the grant writing process, and submit timely and accurate reports, in order to ensure continuity of programs in addition to strategic expansion. Requirements: Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and dedicated self-starter that has:Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant management and leadership experience in a school, educational or non-profit setting; working with youth, parents, and community members.Management level experience in program management, budget management, grant compliance, and grant reporting.Master's Degree in an Education, Public Policy/Public Administration, Non-Profit Management or Social Services field preferred.Excellent communication and organizational skills; including strong writing, research and presentation skills.High level of understanding and/or experience with the community schools model, parent engagement, and best practices in youth development.Experience working with or within Chicago Public Schools.Demonstrated experience in providing training and mentorship to direct program staff preferred.Relevant experience in community organizing and/or understanding of organizing principles and strategies.Understanding of community development frameworks and practices.Commitment to social justice and racial equity.Experience and commitment to working with urban Latino and immigrant communities.Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.Computer literate in Microsoft office suite, Google suite, and grant reporting/data systems.Valid driver's license and a car.Ability to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish. COMPENSATION: Salary based on experience; comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, life, and short and long term disability insurance, 403b retirement options, and generous paid time off. Enlace Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Deadline for Submission: Open until filled. Additional requirements: Enlace Chicago staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved Medical exemption prior to starting employment. If an approved Medical is obtained, weekly COVID-19 testing is required. PI208371203

Keywords: Enlace Chicago, Chicago , Director of Education, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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