Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and community organizations to help students stay in school and be successful.
CIS of Chicago was founded in 1988, and is an affiliate of Communities In Schools, Inc., a national nonprofit organization with offices in more than 150 different cities.
The mission of Communities In Schools of Chicago is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The vision of CIS of Chicago is to ensure that every public-school student in Chicago graduates from high school prepared to succeed. The organization’s core values are Impact, Integrity, Justice, and Relationships.
CIS of Chicago provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Together For Students (TFS) is a collaborative between CIS of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and Thrive to create, test, and disseminate a professional development model for integrating social-emotional learning into and outside of the classroom. The Together For Students partnership will continue through October 2021.
The Field Supervisor-Together For Students Project Manager will serve as the primary collaborative liaison and provide day-to-day management of the Together For Students Initiative. The Field Supervisor-TFS Project Manager will also manage a cohort of Student Supports Managers (SSMs) embedded at CIS of Chicago partner schools. The Field Supervisor-TFS Project Manager will provide direct oversight to the cohort as they implement an integrated student supports program, addressing individual and whole-school needs. In addition, the Field Supervisor-TFS Project Manager will take on leadership roles within the organization and act as a liaison between the team/school and organization.
Together for Students Initiative
Manage collaboration and represent CIS in meetings with TFS partner agencies CPS and Thrive
Collaborate with CPS and Thrive (TFS partners) to design, plan, and implement professional development training and curricula that supports Social Emotional Learning
Work collaboratively with the CIS Director of Integrated Student Supports and Field Supervisors to deliver SEL professional development for CIS Student Supports Managers
Work collaboratively with the CIS Director of Partnerships and the Partnership team to deliver SEL professional development and convene SEL working groups for CIS Community Partners
Support data collection and utilization, and promote best practices and shared learning objectives
Lead and supervise a cohort of Student Supports Managers (SSMs)
Provide weekly, individual and group supervision for SSMs – programmatic and clinical
Plan and coordinate regular cohort meetings
Coordinate and provide professional development for the SSMs throughout the school year
Implement onboarding process for new hires
Lead staff performance monitoring and reviews
Update and maintain training manuals
Ensure the Communities In Schools model of Integrated Student Supports is implemented at each school site with fidelity to national standards and in compliance with Chicago Public Schools policies
Establish relationships with school administration and manage meetings and regular communication with them throughout the year
Work collaboratively across teams and departments within CIS of Chicago in service of our mission
Data, Analysis and Reporting
Monitor and audit data collection and program files for quality control and accuracy
Analyze data for internal program improvement and external reporting
Contribute to proposals and funding reports as needed
Additional organizational responsibilities
Represent and promote CIS of Chicago through site visits, speaking engagements, participation in community events, and media opportunities
Assist with other organizational and project activities, as needed
Desired Skills and Attributes:
Expertise in planning and providing training and professional development
Expertise in Social Emotional Learning as well as basic child and adolescent development principles utilizing a trauma-informed lens
Experience with restorative practices, school-level attendance, and behavior improvement strategies and student-centered supports
Experience providing clinical supervision, including case management strategies, self-care, and group strategies
Skilled at developing structured processes and navigating systems
Ability to drive self and others to organizational outcomes
Ability to work collaboratively and strong ability to work independently
Persuasive, appropriately assertive, and empathic professional communication
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellence in communicating with diverse audiences
Strong analytical skills working with both quantitative and qualitative data
Detail-oriented with a commitment to follow-up and follow-through
Solutions-oriented ability to navigate complex school environments
Ability to effectively navigate the management of partnerships
Solid computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as case management database experience
Demonstrates an awareness and respect for cultural diversity
Demonstrates cultural competency by effectively working with people differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities, and abilities
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with seven to ten years of relevant experience working with youth, their families and urban public schools (advanced degree in education or other youth development fields may be considered)
Previous experience developing and implementing training curriculum
Previous supervisory experience within a professional setting
Bilingual candidates (Spanish preferred) and minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply
Daily driving should be expected for this position; applicants must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable daily access to a vehicle
A criminal background check and verification of past employment and education is required; in addition, candidates may not be on the CPS “Do Not Hire” list
Reports to: Director of Integrated Student Supports
Work Environment: The position will be primarily located at the CIS of Chicago office but will require daily travel to schools and community settings.
Position Start Date: May 15, 2019
To apply or for further information, please write or email (no faxes or phone calls):
Director of Integrated Student Supports Communities In Schools of Chicago 815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60607
email@example.com – Please write “Field Supervisor-TFS 2019” in the subject line to ensure that your materials get directed appropriately.
Submit a cover letter and resume to the addresses above to be considered.
Internal Number: 3128292475
About COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHICAGO
Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and community organizations to help students stay in school and be successful. During the 2017-2018 school year, CIS of Chicago partnered with 147 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and expects to have connected 1,850 services and programs to more than 71,000 CPS students and their families by leveraging community partner programs and services. In addition, CIS of Chicago places full-time Student Supports Managers in ten Chicago public schools – our Intensive School partners. Our staff in these schools provide intervention services to a caseload of 50 students per school who are at risk of dropping out, as well as connect support services to the whole school.
CIS of Chicago is an affiliate of Communities In Schools, Inc., a national nonprofit organization with offices in more than 150 different cities.
The mission of Communities In Schools of Chicago is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The vision of CIS of Chicago is to ensure that every public school student in Chicago graduates f...rom high school prepared to succeed. The organization’s core values are Impact, Integrity, Relationships, and Social Justice.