Chicago Community Impact Project Manager- Temporary
IL Action for Children
Nonprofit - Social Services
Under the direction of the Director of Community Impact, the Chicago Community Impact Project Manager supports the Chicago Community Impact’s work to implement early childhood community systems initiatives in Chicago. The Project Manager will support the Director of Community Impact and Community Impact Coordinators to support communities in Chicago achieve enrollment and retention of young children in early learning programs, specifically preschool. The Chicago Community Impact Project Manager will serve as a primary liaison with Illinois Action for Children and community stakeholders to provide guidance, support, and connect them to training and technical assistance. The Project Manager will assist the Community Impact team, Research Department, local collaborations and others in obtaining quantitative and qualitative data; and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for community needs assessments, planning, continuous quality improvement. This work draws upon innovative best practices developed through the Innovation Zones and other agency projects in order to build a seamless system of supports for children and families in the community.
This position will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.
Serve as primary contact with communities participating in early learning collaboration work, connecting communities to technical assistance, education, and facilitating coordination among and within communities
Maintain regular communication with external partners, community collaborations, and other stakeholders.
Coordinate external events including managing logistics, communication, and events coordination.
Utilize data analysis, such as community asset mapping, to identify early childhood goals and understand enrollment strategies for preschool and early learning programs. Support communities to use data to develop small-scale strategies that will lead to increased enrollment in early childhood programs. Maintain data systems and data collection.
Create systems to manage documentation and budgeting requirements related to work plans, billing, contracts, check requests and invoicing. Manage budgets and financial records of contracts to maintain compliance.
Draft reports and support grant writing opportunities.
Manage Salesforce and Smartsheet project management software and systems.
Our work is to ensure that every child in Illinois — particularly those in need — have access to the resources to succeed in school and in life. Since our founding in 1969, Illinois Action for Children has worked to create systems of early care and education that help strengthen families and communities.
Our program areas include public policy and advocacy, child care supports, early childhood education including Pre-K and Head Start, family and community engagement, and community building and organizing. We also administer the IDHS Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Cook County, helping more than 50,000 families pay for child care each month.