Coordinator, Partnerships & School Outreach
Hyde Park Campus
11436 Lab All Schools Programs & Initiatives
About the Unit
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life - of thought and exploration - infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey - one of the great minds in education - established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today's students still benefit from his vision, and today's Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab's student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes. The Laboratory Schools seek the finest employees - people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago's academic community. The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment. Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment AA/EOE Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or by email [email protected] with their request.
As a complement to Lab's academic program, the Schools offer the opportunity to participate in a variety of University- and community-partnered programs designed to extend learning from the classroom into the real-world. These opportunities exist throughout the Schools and take place during the school year or the summer. Current programs include:
- UChicago Charter School Partnership
- Marine Biological Laboratory Partnership
- Annual Artist Program
- Internship for Civic Engagement
- UChicago Faculty Lead Seminars
- High Jump Student Partnership
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Schools, the Partnership and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for creating, managing, and growing Lab's educational partnerships and outreach. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing partnership and outreach programming working with faculty, staff, students, external community partners, the University, and the southside communities of Chicago. The Coordinator will focus on designing opportunities to benefit the Schools, our students and the community, on strengthening existing programs, on implementmenting a set of strategies to enhance our engagement, and on anchoring Lab more firmly in our surrounding community. This position will support existing initiatives and relationships while creating new opportunities for Lab teachers, grade level teams, and departments. The Coordinator will ensure a collaborative partnership between Lab, the University and the City of Chicago building upon the relationships so that Lab serves as an equal resource to our partners. As Lab expands our work, the Coordinator will work towards greater partnerships with international schools and programs.
- Develops programs and relationships to advance program initiatives within strategic framework
- Manages UChicago Charter School Partnership
- Uses knowledge of the divisional vision, values, and mission to assess, evaluate, and recommend opportunities for collaboration with partners
- Supports broader student initiatives, leading administrative duties in support of the education programs during the academic year and over the summer
- Plans, identifies, implements education outreach programming and establishes collaborative partnerships for on and off site initiatives
- Coordinates program initiatives, ensuring unity of focus and purpose
- Manages and grow existing partnerships already in practice at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
- Maintains parent resource database
- Considerable experience working with students of high school age
- Knowledge of the design and development of curriculum to support partnership activities
- Skill in public speaking, presentations, and designing programs
- Skill in utilizing computer software
- Ability to prepare and maintain required reports and records
- Ability to develop visual aids and other instructional materials to meet specific training needs
- Ability to mediate differences in opinions of varying individuals and foster consensus on diverse issues
- Ability to work flexible working hours
- Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately, orally and in writing with various individuals and groups
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, educators, parents, civic associations and the general public as necessitated by the work
- Familiarity with leading discussion on issue related to socio-economic and racial issues
- Ability to negotiate agreements
- Ability to support fundraising efforts
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's Degree required
- Advanced degree in education or related discipline preferred
- 5-7 years of related experience required
- Program management experience required
- Experience supporting school partnership programs preferred
- Project management experience preferred
- Leadership experience in youth education preferred
- Classroom experience preferred
- Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality
- Ability to move in and around the campus to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
- Ability to move work related equipment, as appropriate, around school property
- Cover letter
- Professional references
- Brief statement of educational philosophy and ways in which your qualifications can help Lab achieve its goals of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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