Adult Education Coordinator

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Reason to Give
2701 W Thomas St
Chicago, IL
Posted: June 18 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

For nearly a decade Reason to Give has served the people of our community. We’ve heard their stories and listened to their needs. We understand that there are many roadblocks that keep people from reaching their goals. While we can’t eliminate roadblocks, we can give people the tools to pave their own paths to success.

Our innovative approach to education gives our students what they need- real life skills for the workplace and at home. We connect students with mentors and professionals in the community, helping them build a network they can use for the rest of their lives. We understand our students and know the struggles they endure on a daily basis. We also know that with the right tools and support, they are all capable of achieving their dreams.

Reason to Give is currently seeking dedicated interns to help us with this year's Adult Education program. We have decided to put education at the forefront of what we do, expanding curriculum, adding a mentor program, and increasing our involvement with the community. We need motivated individuals to work with our students and help them achieve their goals of self-sufficiency. Interns will work directly with students, professional mentors, community partners, and corporate partners to oversee all aspects of the education program.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, work hands on with people that need and appreciate your help, and make a real difference in Chicago. You will also walk away with a greater professional network.

Responsibilities

Interns will be treated as a vital part of our staff. Duties include: Outreach for and interview new students, professional mentors, and community partners to facilitate classes; Working one on one with students to help them be successful in our program (this includes help with homework, finding resources, checking in on student/mentor meetings, etc.); Help organize classes, final projects, and graduation ceremony; Organize volunteer community project and annual community events in Humboldt Park; Follow up with students during peer mentorship post graduation and help keep them on track with their goals.

Requirements

Hours/Days are somewhat flexible, but will require a weekday evening for classes. Office is open Tuesday through Thursday, some work may be done remotely. Classes are held at our office in Humboldt Park, close to public transit and free parking. Interns are expected to commit to at least one program semester (August to December or January to June) or the summer (June to August). Interns must be comfortable working with students of various socio-economic backgrounds, as well as professionals.

Skills

Required - Good communication skills, Patience, Able To Multi-task

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