Youth Guidance is hiring a
****Please note this is an internal opportunity for current YG employees only****
About Our Organization
At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing Chicago’s youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success. Founded in 1924 today Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 8,500 youth while touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.
Position Summary**:** This position oversees planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all program activities, staff, and the outcomes sought for a specific region of BAM program operations. Provides local program leadership to cultivate growth and development of new school, community, and program partnerships and leadership to a team of BAM Counselors and Senior Counselors. The Regional Manager provides administrative leadership by assessing needs, making assignments, and managing programs at multiple sites where the program operates. Works collaboratively with the BAM Chicago Director to implement improvements, strengthen programs, and advance strategic priorities.
Collaborates with BTA Manager to ensure continuity of support for BAM staff and program implementation
Maintains focus on the achievement of key program outcomes including goals for student performance, retention, and satisfaction ensuring all programs are on-track for desired metrics
Assists in the coordination of school-based data collection and program evaluation initiatives. May suggest directions for research and evaluation efforts related to program
Assumes assigned responsibilities that support the overall function of the agency. These responsibilities may include such activities as public relations, community advocacy, public speaking, etc.
Provides leadership in evaluation of program metrics and quality
Maintains accurate records, prepares needed reports
Manages projects from inputs to deliverables
Interpret/explain conclusions & new strategies drawn from performance data to stakeholders timely
Other duties as assigned
Budgeting and Fundraising
and secures public and private grants
Communication: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, and community served; demonstrates empathy and listening
Client orientation: Recognizes needs of diverse stakeholders and approaches relationships with a service orientation, to ultimately maximize the impact
Equity mindset: Understands and is committed to goals of equity, consistently brings an equity mindset to the organization’s work and workplace
Growth mindset: Views growth as important for personal and professional development; seeks out opportunities to expand skills, even if the change is required, demonstrates curiosity and eagerness to learn
Ownership and quality of work: Effectively manages own work, and work of the team to ensure delivery of high-quality work
Supervisory skills: Effectively manages and develops others
Mission drive: Demonstrates commitment to the missing of the organization as a whole and alignment with organization values
Continuous improvement-minded: Takes initiative to identify and execute strategies and processes to continuously improve one’s leadership to strengthen organization’s overall impact.
Develops and motivates others: Motivates others and supports their development through strong coaching and mentoring. Effectively stewards self and others through both small and large scale change**.**
External representation and relationship building: Represents the organization among external stakeholders, and builds strong, trusting relationships with stakeholders
Leads with vision: Has an inspiring vision for the future of the organization, beyond the status quo, and communicates it effectively; leads with courage and willingness to take risks in service of impact
Manages with data: Understands data; analyzes data and identifies insights and implications
Strategic thinking and resource management: Considers the future of the organization proactively and responsively; weighs diverse inputs to inform strategies; identifies innovative opportunities when relevant; makes and communicates decisions that effectively balance tradeoffs between financial sustainability and impact
Team building: Builds strong relationships with teams and colleagues; fosters effective teams and collaborative interactions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
At Youth Guidance, we understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are fundamental to realizing our vision of bright and successful futures for all young people. We celebrate the diversity of youth and recognize them as empowered leaders, problem-solvers, and experts of their own experiences. At the same time, we acknowledge that many systems and institutions meant to support youth are inequitable and unjust.
As such, we are committed to advancing DE&I through our words and our actions, both internally and externally, by: