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Preventing student dropout in Chicago’s public schools takes a team of professionals who are smart, passionate, creative and fearless. Colleagues come to our organization with experience honed in classrooms, grassroots non-profit organizations, global agencies, law environments and more. They stay because they are challenged to accomplish measurable and meaningful work, and when they leave, they are prepared for even more demanding jobs, or graduate school or nonprofit leadership. If you’d like to join our team, review the open position(s) below. And, get to know us better by subscribing to our news digest and following our work on social media.

OPEN POSITIONS

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER

Communities In Schools (CIS) seeks a part-time Bookkeeper (15 hours/week) to manage day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position is office-based and works collaboratively with all finance stakeholders, including the external accounting and audit firms.

The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled and reliable multi-tasker with excellent organizational and communications skills. Accuracy and attention to detail along with the ability to consistently meet deadlines is essential.

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FIELD SUPERVISOR

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is seeking a Field Supervisor who manage a cohort of Student Supports Managers embedded at our partner schools. The Field Supervisor will report to the Director of Integrated Student Supports, and will provide direct oversight to the cohort as they implement an integrated student supports program addressing individual and whole-school needs. The Field Supervisor will also take on leadership roles within the organization and act as a liaison between the team/school and organization.

Start Date: June 1, 2019

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FIELD SUPERVISOR – TOGETHER FOR STUDENTS PROJECT MANAGER

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is seeking a Field Supervisor-Together For Students Project Manager who 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 (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.

Start Date: May 15, 2019

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STUDENT SUPPORTS MANAGER
(Hiring for Multiple Positions)

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is seeking Student Supports Managers (SSMs) who will implement the CIS of Chicago integrated student services program. Each SSM is placed in one Chicago Public School partner. The SSM will provide integrated student services addressing both school-wide prevention, education, and enrichment priorities as well as targeted and sustained support and interventions for individual students.

The SSMs will report to:

Field Supervisor, CIS of Chicago – primary
Principal, Assigned school site – secondary

Start Date: July 1, 2019

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INTERN

Graduate, undergraduate and post-graduate interns are welcome at CIS of Chicago year-round. We look for candidates with interest and experience in providing direct counseling services to students or in supporting the administrative functions of the organization.  Academic-year internships may be available for individuals who are pursuing advanced degrees in psychology, social work, or counseling. Seasonal or academic-year internships to support work with schools and community partners are available. These interns are typically undergraduate and graduate interns and are studying education, social work, sociology, or psychology. Seasonal internships are available to support or community-building, communications and fundraising activities.  Follow our social-media platforms – LinkedIN in particular – for announcements about internships.  For more information, contact Karen Roddie.

Our staff stay because they are challenged to accomplish measurable and meaningful work, and when they leave, they are prepared for even more demanding jobs, or graduate school or nonprofit leadership.