City Year Chicago, IL, USA
May 24, 2019Full time
Civic Engagement & Events Mgr Chicago Full time R3267 Application Instructions Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource. Position Overview The Civic Engagement (CE) Program Manager serves as a member of the Development Team and is responsible for leading and re-envisioning elements of the Civic Engagement program for City Year Chicago to engage citizens who want to send a strong message to the students of Chicago that we are all in this together and that their success will be our success. Powered by Senior AmeriCorps members, the Civic Engagement program seeks to compliment City Year's impact in schools by utilizing and further building a community of commitment through collaborative partnerships that undertake transformative community initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Partnerships, the CE Program Manager is responsible for stewarding and building strong corporate and community partnerships with existing supporters as well as identifying and securing service day partnerships and generating $75,000 in revenue through a fee-for-service model. In school year 2018-19, City Year Chicago celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Part of our 25th Anniversary strategic plan is to begin to re-envision portions of City Year Chicago’s Civic Engagement program. The CE Program manager will play a primary role in enhancing a Civic Engagement program that further deepens City Year’s impact in the communities we serve. To accomplish these goals, the CE Program Manager leads a team of six diverse 17-24 year old AmeriCorps members through a ten-month journey of learning, reflection, and service (civic action). The CE team is an extension of the more than 254 City Year AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors and mentors in 30 Chicago Public Schools. CE corps members organize and lead service projects and community engagement activities across Chicago and engage more than 1,500 volunteers annually. Activities range from community mapping and beautifying schools and community-based organizations to human service projects. The ideal candidate is hardworking, able to manage multiple projects at once and comfortable working with ongoing deadlines and delegating responsibilities to young leaders. Job Description Responsibilities: Project Management Manage and implement 15+ Civic Engagement community and corporate service events, varying in size from 10 to 1,000 volunteers from August-July. Conduct site visits and manage logistics for physical service projects that meet the needs of the service client, sponsor expectations and corps members’ abilities. Work with the Development team to ensure corporate partner satisfaction. Work with Impact team to ensure school service-partner satisfaction. Oversee volunteer experience and utilize surveys to improve overall service experience. CE Program Management Recruit, interview, hire and train Chicago Civic Engagement team. Manage Civic Engagement team, Corps Member experience and support all corps members through year of service. Coach Corps Members on developing productive partnerships and professional growth Manage program budget. Fundraising Manage a small portfolio of fee-for-service corporate partners. Identify, cultivate and secure $75,000 annually from corporate partners through City Year’s fee-for-service model. Volunteer Engagement Develop and implement the volunteer recruitment process, which will engage volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Provide volunteer experiences that attract high level stakeholders to both corporate and community -based events. Train and manage site Corps Member Service Reserves Program. Grow and manage Student Service Reserves Program. Identify and build strong partnerships with various community- based organizations. Build relationships with various service project-related partners. Ensure that site volunteer generation goals are met. Basic Qualifications To succeed in this role, the Civic Engagement and Events Manager must be able to: Execute to Results: Set realistic and achievable goals and break them down into interim goals. Able to adjust when faced with obstacles, and lead others to achieve success. Takes initiative, can trouble shoot and work well with others. Communication: Have strong written and verbal communication and be able to inspire diverse audiences through communication. Project Management: Create a plan to achieve success for both large and small projects. Able to complete complicated and multi-departmental projects with lots of moving pieces. Able to break down yearlong projects and lead others through the steps. Maintain acute attention to detail. Passion for our work: Demonstrate deep commitment to City Year’s mission, core values, culture and our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree preferred. • Proficiency with standard business applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of Salesforce or other customer relations management and fundraising programs a plus. • The ability to work the flexible hours demanded of a deadline-driven position. • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail and high degree of initiative and creativity • Strong passion for and commitment to City Year’s mission of delivering high-impact service to children and institutions. Required Documents A cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered for this position. Preferred resume formats will depict not only a candidate’s responsibilities and job functions in previous work, but will include specific, quantitative results where applicable. Additional quantitative context around specific budget sizes, team sizes, or other work environment information will help City Year compare the scale of your work environment with our operations. Compensation and Benefits Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more. City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Compensation and Benefits Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more. City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.