We are currently accepting applications for a Light in the Night Events Coordinator, a Nonviolence Coordinator/Lead Trainer and a Site Operations Manager. The full descriptions are listed below.
Job Posting: Light in the Night Events Coordinator Reports to: Program Director Background: In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that the “aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.” Over 60 years later, the city of Chicago is ensnared in a seemingly endless loop of violence and bitterness. The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago’s mission is to replace the cycle of violence using the principles, teachings and practices of nonviolence to create the beloved community. Informed by a philosophy of nonviolence, Nonviolence Chicago will establish caring and sustained relationships with participants engaged in the cycle of violence. We will emphasize partnerships with community members, leaders, social service providers, and local law enforcement to reduce community levels of violence. We will help create a safer, healthier environment for young adults, youth, and their families. These general approaches will be specifically addressed using these major methods: Community-based Nonviolence Street Outreach, Case Management, Victim Services, and Nonviolence Training. Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY: To demonstrate the mission and vision of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, the Events Manager is responsible for the overall administration and execution of outdoor public programming with special emphasis on summer programming including strategic and long-term program planning, implementation strategies, consultation and direction to other program administrative personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field. Required Experience Level: Minimum of 1-3 years related experience. Must be a leader with a proven track record of results. Essential Responsibilities: Workplace attendance and participation • Provide administrative oversight, management and execution of all outdoor public events. • Ensure supervision and or coordination of assigned staff. • Coordinate staff professional development/training opportunities. • Develop and implement work plan that meets contractual obligations. • Serve as a liaison between Institute for Nonviolence Chicago and all other partner agencies. • Ensures systems are in place to track performance and service implementation at sites. • Attend appropriate meetings as official representative of INVC at lead agency meetings. Essential Functions: Demonstrated Values • Independently follow agency policy and procedures. • Complete any other related tasks and responsibilities as assigned and required. • Follow through with commitments including meeting established timelines. • Identify and resolve difficult issues. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and problem solving ability. • Initiative, discretion and independent judgment decision-making. • Promote customer care through all actions and behaviors. • Project a professional image to all internal and external customers ensuring correct grooming. • Demonstrate initiative and follow through, and be comfortable working in a changing environment. • Demonstrate a willingness to consistently improve work performance through your relationship and guidance. • Must possess an accurate and informed understanding of cultural and urban realities, especially as related to youth, families, poverty, and community development. • No pending criminal cases. • Flexible schedule - This position is full-time and requires night and weekend hours. • Ability to understand and follow safety/security practices and work in high-pressure situations. • Must have your own vehicle, valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and good driving record. • Nonviolence Chicago is a drug free and safe workplace, passing a drug screening and background check is required prior to being hired. Supervision: Direction received from the Program Director. Does not supervise staff. A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions. All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, other employees or individuals served. This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job‐related instructions and to perform any other job‐related duties requested by the supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Nonviolence Coordinator and Lead Trainer Reports to: Director of Strategy and Organizational Advancement Job Description: The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago is currently seeking a Nonviolence Coordinator/Lead Trainer. The foundation of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago is based on Dr. King’s Principles and Steps of Nonviolence. This position will be responsible for developing, planning, implementing and documenting trainings of Kingian Nonviolence within the organization as well as outside. This position will ensure every staff member of the organization is comfortable with the theories and practices of nonviolence and can relate those to their work. Additionally, the trainer will assist staff in navigating difficult situations with the theories of nonviolence at the core. This position will promote nonviolence within the greater community, often training young people and other community members in the principles and steps. The trainer will work through outreach to residents, partner organizations, institutions and others to build the knowledge and practice of nonviolence across the community. Through direct training and a train-the-trainer model, the Nonviolence Trainer will be responsible for expanding the knowledge and use of nonviolence theories and practices.
Identify training and development needs within the Institute through job analysis, community interaction and regular consultation with program managers and director;
Design and expand nonviolence training and development program based on the needs of the organization and the individuals within the organization;
Work collaboratively to create formal and informal opportunities for shared learning and studying of nonviolence;
Maximize training opportunities while keeping within the training budget;
Develop onboarding and an ongoing learning strategy for all staff of the Institute;
Develop and implement an ongoing evaluation of the internal and external trainings;
Create, in partnership with staff and managers, individual learning/development plans;
Produce training materials;
Deliver the nonviolence training to a wide range of individuals (youth, adults, seniors, incarcerated youth and adults, law enforcement, school personnel, etc.);
Monitor and review the progress of nonviolence trainees through questionnaires and discussions with managers;
Amend and revise nonviolence training strategy as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment;
Help managers solve specific training problems, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups;
Keep up to date with developments in training by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses;
Have an understanding of a variety of learning techniques and pilot where relevant, being involved in the creation and/or delivery of new and innovative training strategies;
researching new methodologies in workplace learning and presenting this research to build resources for the Institute’s training and development strategy.
Bachelor’s Degree (or relevant experience)
Significant training and/or teaching experience is desired
Experience working in community settings
Strong understanding and embracing of nonviolence theories and practices
Knowledge and experience of restorative justice practices
To apply, please send a cover letter along with your resume to email@example.com with “nonviolence coordinator/lead trainer” in the subject line.
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago -- EEO Statement Institute for Nonviolence Chicago provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
TITLE: Site Operations Manager REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Office and Executive Director ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Using independent judgment, in collaboration with the site leadership team, manages support function of the site or unit. Responsible for facility and equipment management. Possesses knowledge of site systems and technology at an advanced level. Works with diverse staff and service population. Member of the site leadership team.
Has leadership responsibility for planning, operational, and other site functions.
Assesses support needs of programs in order to maximum office functioning. Advocates for support staff.
Responsible for supervision and professional development of support unit and oversees hiring, promoting, and terminating of support staff.
Responsible for support service to clients including scheduling, financial registration, collecting fees, and file and records management.
Supervises site management and planning including repairs and maintenance. Oversees space planning and allocations, equipment and supplies including telephones and budgeting.
Works closely with COO.
Responsible for facility emergencies including after-hours on call.
Manages all site-based accounting functions necessary to local unit except payroll, including all financial reporting and billing for internal and external purposes. Works closely with Accounting and Billing Departments.
Responsible for analysis of equipment and supply needs of unit. Secures cost estimates from vendor and contractors and directs the purchase of supplies and equipment. May negotiate contracts.
Responsible for automation support which includes local software applications, staff orientation and support, data backups and security, and hardware maintenance. Works closely with IT vendor.
Responsible for disseminating a wide variety of communications at site.
Develops and monitors support and facility budget.
Serves as consultant in office practices. Liaison to all administrative support departments. Serves on agency-wide committees and work groups.
Maintains a working knowledge of all site programs and services in order to develop, plan for, implement and manage supporting office system
Collaborates at site with agency management to ensure effective site and program functioning through support function
Works evenings and weekends as needed.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or six years recent office experience with increasing and multiple levels of responsibility, including supervisory experience.
Advanced computer skills including proficiency in several Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint).
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
May be required to operate personal vehicle with valid driver’s license and liability coverage; or an agency vehicle with valid driver’s license, for the purpose of conducting agency business under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.
To apply, please send a cover letter along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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