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Youth Services Coordinator

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Village Leadership Academy - Chicago, IL
Full Time


Join our Team: Youth Services Coordinator


About It Takes A Village Family of Schools (ITAV):

ITAV is a beacon for how to educate and love Black children. We provide a comprehensive, culturally responsive social justice education and life-empowering social services. At ITAV learning is fun and transformative, teaching is innovative, and knowledge is not bound by the walls of the classroom. Students, staff, and families are empowered to be civically engaged and make positive change by addressing local, national, and global issues.  


The Youth Services Coordinator serves as a member of the Youth Services team and will report directly to the Director of Youth Services. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing and implementing all aspects of ITAV’s out-of-school time program and ITAV alumni services.  In this role, the Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with teachers and administrative staff to support student success and program engagement. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead engaging program activities in life skills, social-emotional learning, and STEM, ensuring alignment with grant requirements.

  • Ensure successful implementation, reporting of program activities, and compliance with grant obligations.

  • Establish and manage the Youth Advisory Board, including planning and facilitating meetings, activities, and youth listening sessions.

  • Conduct program orientations for facilitators and parents, and support participant recruitment and engagement.

  • Assist with data collection and entry in Cityspan and eCornerstone platforms.

  • Mentor and serve as a positive role model for students, while connecting with broader community efforts to enhance service delivery.

  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, organize alumni engagement events, and participate in professional development and required grant-related training.



Why Join Us?

  • Impact: As a Youth Services Coordinator, you'll make a significant impact by supporting the personal growth and development of young people within our community.

  • Growth: Join a forward-thinking organization committed to innovation and expansion, offering abundant opportunities for professional development and career advancement. 

  • Community: You will become an integral part of our vibrant community, collaborating with dedicated individuals who share your passion for education. 

  • Innovation: Play a key role in developing and implementing creative strategies and programs that inspire and connect with youth, fostering their engagement and success.



Locations: It Takes A Village Leadership Academy (Chicago IL)

Position Type: Full-Time




Required Education & Training 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Youth Development, or a related field.

  • 3+ years of leadership experience in out-of-school time (OST) programs

  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Cityspan and eCornerstone

  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of postsecondary education options, admission application procedures, financial aid and scholarship application processes, and admission requirements for Illinois Colleges and Universities

Who You Are:

  • You are a passionate advocate for educational equity, deeply committed to advancing social justice through transformative educational practices. 

  • You have a strong understanding of educational principles, curriculum development, and learning assessment methods. 

  • You are a strategic thinker with a proven track record in enhancing student success and performance.

  • Your strength lies in building trusting relationships and fostering collaboration with teachers, students, and families.

  • You are a creative and dynamic problem-solver, adept at navigating complex family dynamics and addressing multifaceted challenges.

  • You are proficient in project management, including planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks.


Ready to Make a Difference?

If you're passionate about youth development and committed to making a positive impact in the lives of young people, we encourage you to apply and be an essential part of our transformative journey. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter, detailing how your background skills, and passions align with our mission and this role.




Compensation and Benefits Package:

  • Competitive, transparent payscale aligned with local public schools

  • 80% employer contribution of medical benefits

  • Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • 3% 401(k) company match

  • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition assistance 

  • Targeted, ongoing professional development

  • Opportunities for leadership, growth, and meaningful impact