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LINK Unlimited Programs Associate/Case Manager

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 29, 2022 - June 2, 2023

Application Window

May 16, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Link Unlimited: We are the solution for closing the opportunity gap for Black youth in Chicago.
We link Black students in Chicago to a bright future.

Major Responsibilities
-Ensure accurate contact information is updated in Salesforce, MailChimp, and all other platforms
-Coordinate and deliver academic enrichment resources for JR LINK & LINK Scholars
-Oversee case management and referral services for JR LINK and LINK scholars, as needed
-Manage and oversee logistics of the Summer Learning Program for high school scholars grades 7-11
-Provide active relationship management for key administrators and staff at partnering high schools
-Work with Senior Program Associate to organize and report on scholar status and performance (grades
and attendance)
-Create virtual meeting rooms, when needed
-Monitor mentor-mentee relationships and provide support as often as needed
-Assist in the logistical management and execution of annual class retreats
-Serve as co-sponsor of the Schmitt Leadership Institute
-Work with the Director of Post Secondary Success and Support and VP of Programs in monitoring grades
and providing feedback and academic coaching to scholars, their parents, and mentors
-Manage scholar incentive program
-Assist in the marketing and recruitment process of new scholars for the organization
-Assist in managing the application process for incoming scholars, including quality-checking applications
and communicating with applicants and their families
-Assist in coordinating and conducting interviews for prospective families
- Input data into Salesforce (GPA, scholar status, attendance, high school contact information, and
additional data input as needed).
-Provide assistance reports, prospect research and correspondence as needed.
-Provide assistance to schools, parents/guardians and scholars as the first point of contact with the
Programs team
-Gather resources and create monthly newsletters for scholar cohorts, parents, and mentors
-Develop an understanding of current themes and LINK Unlimited Scholars’ priorities in within programs
to communicate to partners
-Support all parent and scholar events, mailings, responses, and preparing event materials
-Assist with the preparation of post event data
Pre-College Experiences
-Ensure and monitor scholar participation in all programming opportunities
-Communicate with families on attendance concerns for mandatory programming
-Coordinate and report Scholars on Academic Probation or those in danger of release
-Active participant in FAC
-Chaperone scholar experiences (retreats, field trips, etc.)
-Co-lead execution of programming and related events
Alumni Relations
-Collaborate to maintain an accurate database and build relationships with recently graduated alumni
-Assist in the formalization of an Alumni Council of intergenerational scholars (and parents)
-Assist with aspects of Alumni programming/activities and data management
Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree preferred
-Demonstrated success of coaching/advising African American youth in developing personal discipline,
academic focus and high ideals
-Demonstrated understanding of the specific educational issues facing students of color
-Commitment to being actively anti-racist
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to draft correspondence and other
materials suitable for a sophisticated audience with minimal supervision
-Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, collaborative work style
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
-Excellent analytical skills with high level of diplomacy, discretion and problem solving ability
- Ability to propose new approaches, methods or technologies to improve practices, processes and
outcomes
-Careful attention to details and a commitment to quality and timeliness in all aspects of work
-Proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and their
corresponding Google products)
-Reliability, flexibility and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality
-Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events
-Ability to interface effectively with scholars, partners, donors, faculty, and volunteer leaders
-Experience working with Salesforce, and mass email platforms (ie- MailChimp)

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Link Unlimited: We are the solution for closing the opportunity gap for Black youth in Chicago.
We link Black students in Chicago to a bright future.

Major Responsibilities
-Ensure accurate contact information is updated in Salesforce, MailChimp, and all other platforms
-Coordinate and deliver academic enrichment resources for JR LINK & LINK Scholars
-Oversee case management and referral services for JR LINK and LINK scholars, as needed
-Manage and oversee logistics of the Summer Learning Program for high school scholars grades 7-11
-Provide active relationship management for key administrators and staff at partnering high schools
-Work with Senior Program Associate to organize and report on scholar status and performance (grades
and attendance)
-Create virtual meeting rooms, when needed
-Monitor mentor-mentee relationships and provide support as often as needed
-Assist in the logistical management and execution of annual class retreats
-Serve as co-sponsor of the Schmitt Leadership Institute
-Work with the Director of Post Secondary Success and Support and VP of Programs in monitoring grades
and providing feedback and academic coaching to scholars, their parents, and mentors
-Manage scholar incentive program
-Assist in the marketing and recruitment process of new scholars for the organization
-Assist in managing the application process for incoming scholars, including quality-checking applications
and communicating with applicants and their families
-Assist in coordinating and conducting interviews for prospective families
- Input data into Salesforce (GPA, scholar status, attendance, high school contact information, and
additional data input as needed).
-Provide assistance reports, prospect research and correspondence as needed.
-Provide assistance to schools, parents/guardians and scholars as the first point of contact with the
Programs team
-Gather resources and create monthly newsletters for scholar cohorts, parents, and mentors
-Develop an understanding of current themes and LINK Unlimited Scholars’ priorities in within programs
to communicate to partners
-Support all parent and scholar events, mailings, responses, and preparing event materials
-Assist with the preparation of post event data
Pre-College Experiences
-Ensure and monitor scholar participation in all programming opportunities
-Communicate with families on attendance concerns for mandatory programming
-Coordinate and report Scholars on Academic Probation or those in danger of release
-Active participant in FAC
-Chaperone scholar experiences (retreats, field trips, etc.)
-Co-lead execution of programming and related events
Alumni Relations
-Collaborate to maintain an accurate database and build relationships with recently graduated alumni
-Assist in the formalization of an Alumni Council of intergenerational scholars (and parents)
-Assist with aspects of Alumni programming/activities and data management
Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree preferred
-Demonstrated success of coaching/advising African American youth in developing personal discipline,
academic focus and high ideals
-Demonstrated understanding of the specific educational issues facing students of color
-Commitment to being actively anti-racist
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to draft correspondence and other
materials suitable for a sophisticated audience with minimal supervision
-Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, collaborative work style
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
-Excellent analytical skills with high level of diplomacy, discretion and problem solving ability
- Ability to propose new approaches, methods or technologies to improve practices, processes and
outcomes
-Careful attention to details and a commitment to quality and timeliness in all aspects of work
-Proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and their
corresponding Google products)
-Reliability, flexibility and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality
-Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events
-Ability to interface effectively with scholars, partners, donors, faculty, and volunteer leaders
-Experience working with Salesforce, and mass email platforms (ie- MailChimp)
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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