Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development (BUILD, Inc) is seeking a committed, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional to join its wonderful team in the role of Education Outreach Specialist. Since 1969, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods giving at-risk youth alternatives to the violence that takes away their positive potential. Applying our model of positive youth development, BUILD seeks to redirect the behavior of gang-affiliated youth and potential gang recruits in order to improve their chances of leading fulfilling lives and to increase the stability and safety of the communities in which they reside.
Education Outreach Specialist must possess a compendium of skills including time management, college and career readiness expertise, conflict resolution, and youth development. Duties include serving as a liaison between the program, Chicago Public Schools, community partners, parents and/or guardians, program implementation, youth recruitment according to program guidelines, working alongside other project leaders in the successful completion of the grant project through data collection, evaluation and reporting practices, interdepartmental collaboration, report and data collection.
The Education Outreach Specialist reports directly to the Manger of Education Support Services.
The Education Outreach Specialist is responsible for the following:
Work closely with 6-12th grade first-generation, low-income youth
Create college and career services and opportunities according to grant specifications
Collaborate with target area school personnel to coordinate project activities
Orient participants and parents on BUILD services and programs
Screen applicants according to program guidelines
Personal Education Plan Development (PEP Squad)
Tutoring & mentoring
Record maintenance & data collection
College & career assessments
Program calendar coordination & creative programming contribution
Scholarship & financial aid services
Coordinate collegiate & career opportunities
Coordinate and/or conduct college and career workshops for parents and participants
Conduct participant pre & post surveys/assessments
Other duties as assigned
Development & Training
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events, as required.
Maintains knowledge current in the field including but not limited to, participation in coursework, seminars, and workshops.
Participate in agency wide fundraising events
Encourages participant/community participation in agency wide fundraising events
Qualifications of Education Outreach Specialist
Baccalaureate Degree in Education, Human Services, Counseling, or a field having direct relationship to coursework focusing on college and career preparation (Master’s Degree preferred)
Two or more years TRIO Experience
Demonstrated knowledge of TRIO Regulations
Three years of experience with target population/communities from diverse backgrounds
Highly organized with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency with technology integration into daily program operations and evaluation systems
Automobile with insurance and a valid driver’s license
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Ebonee Shaw in the subject line.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four prior...ity communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.