Coordinator - Academic/Career Programs - Part-Time - Social Services (Grant Funded)

Duties and Responsibilities





Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a grant funded Coordinator – Academic/Career Programs – Part-Time to administer and support the college’s social services programs, coordinating work operations and performing student facing activities to provide information, support, and guidance to students. The College’s social services programs prepare practitioners in gerontology and nursing home administration to provide a variety of high quality community-based and residential services to older Americans so that they may live a dignified and fulfilling life. New areas of interest in the social services programs include patient advocacy and art/music therapy. This position works with college administrators and identified stakeholders to oversee the program’s day to day operations, coordinate and execute program activities, and support students in achieving academic success.




Implements and executes processes and procedures in support of the social services programs and provision of direct student services, working closely with Deans, Assistant Deans, and other college administrators.

Provides individual and/or group academic coaching to support student’s academic and career goals and that connect to transfer, completion, and career programs.

Develops and conducts workshops, student forums, and related outreach activities to promote academic and personal growth and to help students make a strong connection to college life and succeed in meeting their academic goals. Promotes and markets the social services programs at various events.

Recruits new students for gerontology, nursing home administration, and other programs in the social services field.

Monitors and oversees the day to day operations of the social services programs, coordinating and administering activities to ensure their effective administration and compliance with CCC policies and other requirements.

Develops internship/practicum sites for social services programs. Creates manuals. Oversees internship/practicum placement process. Serves as primary liaison for existing sites.

Establishes advisory board for social services programs and organizes regularly scheduled meetings.

Guides and works with students to provide direction, guidance, and in-depth information on the requirements of an academic program including curriculum, course schedules, and degree progression.

Works collaboratively with faculty to implement and administer student success programs to increase student retention, achievement, and graduation rates.

Compiles, organizes, and maintains program and student data and prepares reports.

Oversees procurement functions of an academic program or division, preparing purchase requisitions, researching vendors, monitoring expenditures, and working with Procurement Services to coordinate the procurement process.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social services or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of work experience in a responsible administrative or program administrator role, preferably for a non-for-profit or higher education institution.

    Strong collaborator who can work in a matrixed environment and team setting to accomplish goals in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

    Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Other
Primary Location: Wilbur Wright College
Job Posting: Jul 5, 2019, 10:17:09 PM

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