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ABOUT KIDS FIRST CHICAGO

Kids First Chicago is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. We are team of dedicated individuals who believe that education is the key to brighter future for all. 

 

BENEFITS
Kids First Chicago offers excellent health benefits, 401K plan and group life insurance.

 
 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of partners and supporters, including parents, school operators, community-based organizations, and policymakers. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be held to high expectations of performance with weekly and monthly goals for various outreach and enrollment activities including but not limited to one-on-ones, community meetings, school presentations, and enrollment workshops.The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of partners and supporters, including parents, school operators, community-based organizations, and policymakers.  Reports to the Director of Community Engagement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for helping children in under-served communities attain high-level educations.

  • 1+ years of experience in some combination of community engagement, campaigns, or education.

  • Relentless results-orientation and history of executing against a set of clearly defined metrics.

  • High-level relationship building skills with the ability to build consensus, engage a wide range of stakeholders and allies, and navigate complex community and political dynamics.

  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn about Chicago’s complicated array of school and program types, application requirements, and application processes.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high expectations for both the quality and speed of work.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates with experience on the southwest side (Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Little Village, Pilsen) or northwest side (Belmont Cragin, Humboldt Park, Hermosa) of the city are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • Ability to translate written organizational materials between Spanish and English, as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Expand and strengthen our school enrollment services to support parents in accessing and enrolling their children in high-quality schools.

  • Plan and execute community meetings, school enrollment events, and other occasional activities. 

  • Create and strengthen community-based partnerships with a diverse coalition of parents, community members, teachers, school operators, elected officials, and other key stakeholders. 

  • Identify, cultivate, and train new leaders within communities to advocate for educational equity and bring additional supporters to the cause. 

  • Track all interactions and engagement activity in organizational database. 

  • Additional strategic initiatives to further support family empowerment as assigned by CEO and Director of Community Engagement.

START DATE

Position available immediately.

COMPENSATION

Salary: $50,000 per year

Benefits

Our competitive package includes excellent health and dental coverage, an FSA, a 401K plan with matching, and pre-tax commuter benefits.

How To Apply

Phone inquiries are not accepted.  
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@kidsfirstchicago.org.  Please include the position name in the subject line of your email.