Job Opportunity

Altgeld Riverdale Consortium (ARC) Project Coordinator (Temporary)

Grade: 55
Position Number: PCARC-RES904
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Altgeld Riverdale Consortium (ARC) Project Coordinator has overall responsibility for coordination of this grant-funded project.  The Project Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for the project and will also coordinate training, meetings and communications with the partners in the project.  The position is responsible for monitoring, tracking and reporting all aspects of ARC to ensure meeting the goals of the grant.  Establishes and maintains key partnerships and relationships with key CHA staff, contractors and other partner organizations that are essential to the project’s operation and success. This position will report to the ARC Program Manager.    

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Examples of responsibilities of this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains full understanding of the ARC Project and provides overall coordination.
  • Monitors all aspects of the ARC project to ensure maximum service delivery (e.g. program outcomes, performance of partners).
  • Works closely with District 5 Police regarding crime statistics and strategies to address safety concerns.
  • Collaborates with and facilitates connections among community partners; develops a working knowledge of community resources.
  • Creates reports or solicits information as needed for purposes of reporting and to ensure program compliance.
  • Regularly attends community meetings and events.
  • Produces a monthly newsletter and calendar about all activities occurring in the Altgeld Riverdale community. 
  • Convenes meetings of the consortium to facilitate community input into planning and sharing of updates on services and outcomes.
  • Coordinates training of Circle Keepers and scheduling of Peace Circles; in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department coordinates scheduling of the G.R.E.A.T. program.
  • Creates, maintains and updates a project procedural manual and related policy and project documents.
  • Regularly identifies program issues to CHA and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Keeps abreast of other Resident Services programs and activities; participates in Division-wide or other departmental activities as appropriate.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualified candidates from the Altgeld-Riverdale community will be given first preference.  The successful candidate must have experience working with low-income families and experience working with community-based service providers, educational institutions and/or law enforcement.  Experience in community organization is desired.  Must maintain strong inter-personal skills, be well organized and an effective problem-solver; must be respectful and able to work with diverse cultures.  Must possess excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, and be able to work equally well in a team environment or independently.   Required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. The ideal candidate will possess a quick learning curve, professional office demeanor, a sense of urgency, and the ability to achieve successful project outcomes.  Will work from an office located within Altgeld Gardens and must be flexible to work some evenings and weekends.  Must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License and have access to an insured vehicle during scheduled work hours. 

*This is a temporary full-time position without benefits, and the assignment is projected to last for a period not to exceed eight (8) months.

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