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Program Coordinator:

Purpose of Position

To coordinate and deliver engaging and developmentally appropriate activities, programming, and events for children ages 6 - 12 that foster creativity, learning, and healthy life skills as part of IEi’s after-school program, summer camp and other opportunities as designated.

Hours: Full-time; 40 hours per week


Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute activities and programming that is responsive to IEi’s mission and objectives. 

  • Assist in recruiting children and families into the program and work to retain these participants by developing caring, responsive, and genuine relationships. 

  • Supervise and engage with the children during all activities to ensure the success of all planned objectives.

  • Research learning opportunities for children throughout the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. 

  • Respond to emails and complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner  



  • Ability to empathize, engage with positivity, and create fun and educational programming pertaining to the interest of participants.  

  • Ability to assist Program Manager in planning, coordinating, and promoting IEi curriculum.

  • Coordinating and promoting Youth, Teen and Family programs, opportunities, and events.

  • Physically able to work hands-on in programs, activities, sports, and special events as needed.

  • Eager to provide high-quality service to members, volunteers, and participants.

  • Computer skills, with the ability to perform both administrative tasks and creative projects; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Suites.

  • Positive and effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous childcare experience preferred.

  • Familiar with trauma-informed practices preferred.

  • In the absence of Program Manager, comfort in providing work direction to staff and volunteers and overseeing daily operations.


Schedule & Hourly Rate

This is a 40-hour position. This position requires flexibility to adjust the schedule to work weekends as needed. $15-16 per hour depending on qualification and experience. 

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