REPORTS TO: Director of Community Schools and Youth Services
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest side. BPNC's mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Schools and Youth Services, the Resource Coordinators are responsible for Managing and directing all program instructors; ensure the safety of all students and participants of the programs; facilitate strong working relationships with school principal, other administrators, teachers and other school staff and the implementation of monthly events that engage the participants’ families in enriching and educational workshops.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage community school program and work in collaboration with parents, students, teachers, BPNC Directors and School’s administrators to develop new and sustainable programs
2. Coordinate and help facilitate meetings of the Leadership Team (i.e. Community Advisory Council) that works to evaluate and strengthen programs offered
3. Coordinate and organize public events that unite the community utilizing schools as the center for learning and positive engagement
4. Create plan for programs to be offered at school that directly relate to the compliance requirements of the funding source that will provide the funds for the services
5. Work with school leaders to develop and implement a recruitment plan for program and services
6. Maintain timely and accurate attendance records for all programs, including: program rosters, paper attendance forms and sign-in sheets, electronic attendance tracking
7. Develop a plan or procedure to ensure all instructors submit attendance on time
8. Collect attendance on a regular basis to ensure compliance by all instructors
9. Manage the timesheets, check requests, check distribution, and reimbursements for all FSCS staff and instructors
10. Follow payment schedule to ensure timely submittal of check requests
11. Keep copies of documentation submitted
12. Ensure that instructors are submitting a timesheet and reporting hours on a timely basis for all scheduled pay periods
13. Work with BPNC and school administrators to develop and maintain budgets and expenses for all programs
14. Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff including instructors, security, and volunteers.
15. Strengthen and enhance the partnership between school and BPNC to ensure it is a strong and sustainable partnership
16. Cultivate relationships with other local schools and social service organizations to continually enhance the services provided at the Community School
17. Other related job duties as needed
A Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related human service field from an approved accredited college/university
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children and/or adults in a non-profit, social service or community development organization
Bi-lingual (Spanish or Mandarin)
Must be able to pass a background check and fill out all required employment documentation
Good communication with parents, students, and other school staff
Any changes in the work schedule MUST be previously approved by the Resource Coordinator
Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, non-judgmental, clear sense of boundaries
Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally diverse families and communities and ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
Upon offer of employment, applicants must complete all forms related to hiring, including BPNC’s application and if required a background check. BPNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected under Federal and state law as outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations.
About BPNC (Brighton Park Community Council)
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving a low-income working class neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrants’ rights, promote gender equity, and fight all forms of violence. Founded in 1997, BPNC unites individuals and neighborhood institutions to organize campaigns to win essential resources for one of Chicago’s most under served communities, improve public policy and address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
BPNC organizes campaigns to address the following issues: Education Justice, Housing and Economic Justice, Community Safety, Youth Development, and Immigrant Rights. In each of these core issue areas, BPNC assists community leaders in organizing their own resources and capacity to affect substantial and meaningful change. BPNC also provides a series of social services to affect positive change in the same issue areas, and maintains Full-Service Community School (FSCS) partnerships with five local schools (Burroughs Elementary, Davis Eleme...ntary, Shields Elementary, 'Shields Middle, and Kelly High School). These partnerships have increased our ability to not only sustain and increase our impact in the community, but has also assisted us in obtaining successful outcomes for all of our initiatives and services.