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Preventing student dropout in Chicago’s public schools takes a team of professionals who are smart, passionate, creative and fearless. Colleagues come to our organization with experience honed in classrooms, grassroots nonprofit organizations, global agencies, law environments, and more. They stay because they are challenged to accomplish measurable and meaningful work, and when they leave, they are prepared for even more demanding jobs, or graduate school or nonprofit leadership.

If you’d like to join our team, review the open position(s) below. And, get to know us better by following our work on social media or reviewing our most recent Annual Report.

OPEN POSITIONS

Freshmen Rising Coordinator

The Freshmen Rising Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Field Supervisor – Special Projects Manager to offer case management support, group services, and parent outreach to an assigned caseload of students. The Freshmen Rising Coordinator serves in a critical role of support during the transition from elementary school to high school. Newly promoted ninth graders who were previously enrolled with CIS, who are attending Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high schools where CIS of Chicago does not have a full time Student Supports Manager, will be eligible to participate in this initiative.

The Freshmen Rising Coordinator will build connections with administrators at various CPS schools, enroll and maintain a caseload of 80+ students, and deliver curriculum content with an expressed goal of keeping students on track during their freshman year of high school. This position will be a touchpoint for students to maintain a connection to CIS of Chicago and help students build valuable foundational skills that will be useful throughout their high-school career to graduation, and beyond.

For more information on the job responsibilities and qualifications, view the Freshmen Rising Coordinator position description.

To apply or for further information, please write or email (no faxes or phone calls):
Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports
Communities In Schools of Chicago
815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
jobs@cisofchicago.org – include “Freshmen Rising 2020” in the subject line

Student Supports Manager

The Student Supports Manager (SSM) position will implement the CIS of Chicago integrated student services program. Each SSM is placed in one Chicago Public Schools partner. The SSM will provide integrated student services, addressing school-wide prevention, education, and enrichment priorities, as well as targeted and sustained support and interventions for individual students.

For more information on the job responsibilities and qualifications, view the Student Supports Manager position description.

To apply or for further information, please write or email (no faxes or phone calls):
Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports
Communities In Schools of Chicago
815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
jobs@cisofchicago.org – include “Student Supports 2020” in the subject line

Internship – Intensive Program
6-8 available positions

Open to graduate students interested in working with children and adolescents in a school setting, the Intensive Program Internship falls under the school-based team at CIS of Chicago and takes place over the course of an entire academic year (September through May/June). Individuals pursuing advanced degrees in psychology, social work, counseling, expressive therapies or a related field are encouraged to apply.

Interns will gain exposure in using a model of Integrated Student Supports to help students stay successful in school. Our students (“clients” in other settings) are referred to our services for a variety of reasons, including a change in key school success indicators (attendance, behavior, course performance), grief/loss issues, mental health issues and/or student leadership opportunities.

Interns will:

  • Learn to conduct initial assessments (Strengths & Risks, Social Emotional Academic Development, Questionnaire on Self-Regulation, Developmental Relationships);
  • Run individual and group sessions with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning;
  • Maintain accurate student files;
  • Stay current with service data entries (using SIRP notes); and
  • Participate on various teams in the school setting, as assigned (for example, a Behavior Health Team or a Culture/Climate Team).

For more information on the internship and application process, contact Paul Fagen at pfagen@cisofchicago.org.