Fields: youth, education, job training, social justice, poverty
Location: Chicago, Illinois
About the Organization: Genesys Works is a nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Our mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged high school students through skills training, meaningful internships, and impactful relationships.
Throughout the program, students realize firsthand that they can thrive in a corporate environment and that pursuing a professional career can help them achieve a much higher standard of living than they are accustomed to. With this knowledge and continuous guidance from the Genesys Works staff, they significantly redefine their long-term goals and set plans to pursue them.
About the Position: As Program Coordinator, you will play a key role in helping to develop the Genesys Works program in Chicago. Few jobs are as rewarding as this. You will see students enter the program as typical kids and graduate 14 months later as self-confident young men and women with clearer visions of what they want to accomplish in life and defined plans for how to achieve their goals. Over 90 percent of our graduates go on to college – and most are the first in their family to do so – as a result of the Genesys Works program and the people like you who make it happen.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: We seek candidates who believe deeply in our organization’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who demonstrate a record of achievement in previous activities. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can lead, motivate and mentor our youth in a manner that helps transform these promising students into young professionals.
Qualified candidates will possess:
- College degree
- Heart, humor and a commitment to our youth development mission
- Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
- Previous experience in working with youth
- Spanish language fluency a plus
- Experience in college admissions counseling a plus
Estimated Salary: $38,000 – $40,000
Deadline: Until filled