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 non-profit 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 subscribing to our news digest and following our work on social media.


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CIS of Chicago is seeking an Associate Director of Development. The position will be responsible for managing a staff of three and overseeing development operations. He/she will have front-line responsibility for delivering the results from a portfolio of institutional and individual funders and prospects; having an external-facing role in cultivation and development of donors and prospects; writing and submitting grant applications; and helping to plan and execute cultivation and fundraising events.

View full job description here: Associate Director of Development


The Communications Specialist’s responsibilities focus on developing and implementing traditional and digital communications efforts to strengthen the overall profile and reputation of CIS of Chicago among partners, donors, local government and community leaders, and the general public. The Communications Specialist will function as a field reporter and story-gatherer, a brand manager, a communications coach, and a social media conversation-starter.

View full job description here: FY20 Communications Specialist Job Description


CIS of Chicago’s Health Partnership Specialist works to help all the schools in our network access community partners whose programs and services address the priorities of students. The Health Partnership Specialist is responsible for cultivating productive relationships with a portfolio of dynamic health partners. S/he also recruits new health partners to serve the CIS of Chicago school network, and also supports an array of program team and organizational initiatives.

View full job description here: Health Partnership Specialist Summer 2019


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

View full job description here: Student Supports Manager


Graduate, undergraduate and post-graduate interns are welcome at CIS of Chicago year-round. We look for candidates with interest and experience in providing direct counseling services to students or in supporting the administrative functions of the organization.  Academic-year internships may be available for individuals who are pursuing advanced degrees in psychology, social work, or counseling. Seasonal or academic-year internships to support work with schools and community partners are available. These interns are typically undergraduate and graduate interns and are studying education, social work, sociology, or psychology. Seasonal internships are available to support or community-building, communications and fundraising activities.  Follow our social-media platforms – LinkedIN in particular – for announcements about internships.  For more information, contact Karen Roddie.

Our staff 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.