Personal and Career Development Instructor
Job Summary: The Department of Human and Community Renewal at Roosevelt University is committed to helping previously incarcerated citizens return in to community and family life. Through annual grants, the Department of Human and Community Renewal contracts with the Illinois Department of Corrections to change the lives of offenders returning to Chicago's communities by offering educational and transitional services both inside and outside Illinois correctional facilities. The Personal and Career Development Instructor provides frontline service in workforce development training to offenders released from the Illinois Department of Corrections who are enrolled in the Life Skills Reentry Program. This position will provide instruction using a structured personal and career development curriculum involving cognitive restructuring and building job readiness skills, while providing on-going support and mentoring to participants as needed. This is a full-time, exempt position located on the Chicago Campus. This position reports to the Director for the Department of Human and Community Renewal.
Minimum Qualifications: See Knowledge, skills and abilities requirements
Job Type: Full-Time
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Earned Bachelor's Degree. At least 5 years experience teaching adults in workforce development training i.e. job readiness skills and computer literacy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, program partners, and Parole. Demonstrated ability to handle pressures related to meeting deadlines, problem solving, and coordinating multiple initiatives. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Qualified candidates will be required to pass the IDOC background check. #cb
Preferred Qualifications: Earned Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field, such as sociology, social work, psychology, vocational guidance, or other field related to employment services. Experience in curriculum design, development, and implementation. Experience working with ex-offender and/or under-employed populations. Prior instructional/ teaching experience in a social services environment. Previous experience working with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is a plus.
Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.