Summer Bridge Assistance Coordinator (Part-Time/Temporary Position)

Chicago Public Schools - CPS-1
Chicago, IL, US

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third-largest school district in the United States, serving over 330,000 students in 600+ schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families, and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability, and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments - student-centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership, and continuous learning.

The Office of Teaching and Learning provides school administrators and teachers with the professional learning and resources needed to engage students in rich and rewarding learning experiences. The Office is comprised of various academic and support departments, which work collaboratively to support students' growth and progress in meeting or exceeding state standards for academic excellence.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Manager of Summer Bridge & Acceleration, the Part-Time/Temporary Summer Bridge Assistance Coordinator will provide support for the Summer Bridge Program and will manage the Summer Assistance hotline. To be qualified for this role, candidate must be a retired school administrator with valid ISBE licensure.

The Part-Time/Temporary Summer Bridge Assistance Coordinator will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:
  • Develop the district's elementary summer promotion appeal process in alignment with the district's elementary promotion policy resolution;
  • Develop the Summer Bridge Assistance team triage flowchart and protocols;
  • Manage all reviews and decision reports of submitted parental appeals;
  • Act as the point of contact for parent and school inquiries, collecting necessary information, tracking inquiries, and providing all necessary stakeholders with resolutions to identified challenges;
  • Act as a lead on the team of Summer Bridge Assistance coordinators, ensuring that all coordinators have access to necessary information when finding resolutions;
  • Other duties as assigned

In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Part-Time/Temporary Summer Bridge Assistance Coordinator must possess the following qualifications:

Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • Valid teaching certificate issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) with Administrative endorsement is required.
  • Master's degree preferred

Experience Required:
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the education field is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills (speaking - including presentations - listening, and writing)
  • Demonstrate high levels of instructional expertise, integrity, honesty, credibility, and the courage to make difficult yet necessary decisions
  • Effective strategic planning capabilities, including the ability to align/manage activities toward goal fulfillment
  • Strong leadership and team building skills, e.g. ability to develop high performing teams united around a clear vision for serving schools and achieving student success
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with a variety of constituent groups, including external partners, to ensure the entire system operates in the most effective manner possible to support schools and principals
  • Ability to define problems, analyze data, and outline valid conclusions and action steps

Conditions of Employment

As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to:
  • Establish/Maintain Chicago Residency - Employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district. The Chicago residency requirement does not apply to temporary/part-time positions, however, all CPS employees must be residents of the state of Illinois.
  • Be Fully Vaccinated or Submit to Weekly COVID-19 Testing - Employees are required to be fully vaccinated within 30 days of their hire date. Full vaccination is defined as at least two weeks after your second shot of a two-shot vaccination course, or at least two weeks after a one-shot vaccination course. Unvaccinated staff must submit to weekly testing.

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