Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Out-of-School Time Program Coordinator to join our Southeast team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Supervises and participates in the hiring and termination of out-of-school time program staff. Develops and implements a comprehensive training program.
Coordinates operations of the out-of-school-time program. Uses management skills necessary to effectively address all levels of risk management, discipline and behavior problems in the out-of-school-time program.
Plans and makes recommendations for the implementation of high quality program activities that meet the mission and vision of program and that provide a range of learning.
Has shared responsibility for meeting program requirements in partnership with community schools and families, and agency and funder standards for out-of-school-time programs, including record-keeping and monitoring of policies and procedures.
May provide direct service to youth and parents.
Organizes consumer and/or oversight committees. Makes recommendations for membership.
Seeks input from teachers, school staff, LSC members, parents, and students to determine ongoing needs of students and families.
Negotiates agreements within the approved program with agencies and individuals who provide services. Secures appropriate agency approvals as necessary.
At principal's request, and with agency approval, assumes responsibility for additional out-of-school-time programs.
Assures that site-based reporting and evaluation components are completed.
Responsible for maintaining expenditures within budget.
Makes purchases for program as necessary.
Bachelors Degree in recreation, early childhood, education, child development, social work or psychology or related field and 5 years of experience working with children in an educational, activity, or social service programs
OR Bachelor's degree in another field and 7 years of experience
Excellent verbal and written skills
Ability to work collaboratively with school personnel, agency staff, parents and community partners
Available to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and some weekends
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work in dual accountability milieu-responsible to agency, but also to school administration
Must have access to automobile on regular basis and have automobile insurance coverage
Proficiency in required computer programs, Windows, WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook; ability to learn agency and funder computer programs
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.