The CPS Students in Temporary Living Situations Program is seeking an extremely intelligent
logical thinker, clear writer and hard-working professional who is passionate about educational
equity. The Resource and Training coordinator is responsible for creating, organizing, editing,
rewriting and maintaining effective professional development and developing strong external and
community connections for the Students in Temporary Living Situations Program.
The Resource and Training Coordinator will be responsible for developing a comprehensive
advocacy model that allows CPS to work cooperatively with The Department of Public Aid, The
Department of Children and Family Services, The Department of Health and Human Services,
The Department of Public Health, and other community organizations serving the needs of
homeless students, to assist homeless students in receiving educational services provided by
CPS. As well as develop a training program that provides in-services for all assigned
clerk/liaisons, principals, network and central office staff on the CPS Students in Temporary
Living Situations Program.
Develop a training program for access to best practices to support the STLS
Refine the process of asset mapping, continuously discovering the resources
represented by community resources, including community residents and parents;
churches; voluntary associations; public, private and non-profit institutions; and
physical assets. Maintain a database of community resources uncovered from the
asset mapping process.
Cultivate and nurture strategic community-school partnerships with STLS
families, local institutions and community based businesses. Develop mutually
beneficial relationships that remain consistent with the goals and mission of the
Office of STLS.
Work with the school Principals and other administrators to develop a continuous
needs assessment process to determine the social-emotional needs of youth who
are entering the school (i.e. gang violence prevention, drug use prevention, etc.)
Use community based relationships in prevention efforts.
Develop opportunities for teachers, students, and parents to partner with
community groups and organization in mutually beneficial activity.
Identify Services and assistance to attract, engage, and retain homeless children
and youth, and unaccompanied youth, in public school programs that meet the
needs of STLS students.
Design effective professional developments and create real life training
opportunities for school based and district level staff.
Create, support the philosophy and vision of the Chicago Public Schools and the Students in Temporary Living Situations Programs.
Create positive relationships with STLS staff and school stakeholders.
React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Willingness to assume leadership positions.
Proven record of success in supporting adult learning and leadership development
Ability to develop instructional materials in a variety of delivery methods
Strong and proven Information Design skills
Demonstrated experience in data-informed decision making
Proven ability to produce quality deliverables on time; proven ability to work in a fast paced demanding environment
Ability to troubleshoot and devise targeted, ad hoc solutions
Ability to exercise independent judgment
Predisposition to share data, tools, and techniques and to actively collaborate with others towards a common goal
Receptive to feedback and committed to ongoing growth
Possess strong organizational and planning skills; strong writing and communication skills; interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and an ability to
handle a multitude of tasks and deadlines.
A good listener and will possess the ability to maintain and grow relationships while working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Proactive; self motivated, able to recognize and communicate strategic opportunities, and able to work collaboratively in a results-orientated
Resourcefulness, creativity, capacity for hard work, and a sense of humor will help make the candidate successful in this position of crucial responsibility.
Position requires a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work.
Type of experience and Number of years
At least four years of relevant social service or experience in urban education
Strong knowledge of strategies for serving vulnerable and disconnected youth improving student achievement, authentic learning, retention and resilience
Familiarity with city-wide social service infrastructure and agencies and organizations of serving homeless youth and their families
Knowledge of national and local education and homeless landscape