Service is the heart of the Trust. The Trust believes that each employee represents the Trust’s commitment to service and plays an essential role to deliver on our mission to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and prosperity in our region.
The Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning promotes the growth of connected learning in Chicago to engage youth more actively in acquiring skills and knowledge; thus, make learning more relevant. The Fund achieves this in part by supporting projects and activities within the Hive Chicago Learning Network (http://hivechicago.org/), a network of 85 youth-serving institutions working together to create and connect learning opportunities for local middle- and high-school-aged youth. The Hive Chicago Fund also supports LRNG: CHI, a digital platform that helps young people develop skills to prepare for employment and unlock access to new opportunities.
The Intern will assist the Program Manager with the operations and administration of the LRNG: CHI digital platform. Over the summer of 2017, thousands of youth participating in One Summer Chicago, a citywide youth employment program, will utilize LRNG: CHI to build skills related to financial literacy, workplace norms, and goal-setting. The Intern will assist with assessment of and feedback on youth submissions on the LRNG: CHI platform, data collection and reporting, and some research and writing. This opportunity is a three-month paid internship position.
Assessment of LRNG: CHI submissions, including:
Reviewing and approving badge activities submitted by youth participants on the LRNG: CHI platform
Providing feedback and requesting re-submission from participants for badge activities that do not meet LRNG: CHI standards
Assist with data management of LRNG: CHI users, including:
Creating regular reports for agencies over the summer on youth progress
Creating and managing groups of users on LRNG: CHI
Working with Program Manager to troubleshoot data questions
Assist with LRNG: CHI promotion and training in support of partner agencies, including:
Creating communications for partners about youth progress and incentives for youth participation
Supporting the creation of communication materials for partner organizations to help them promote LRNG: CHI to their youth
Creating compelling communications for direct outreach to youth
Developing training materials and running trainings for partner agencies and youth, as needed
Meeting and event support, as needed
This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
Must be a Graduate-level student in Education or Public Policy
Must be service oriented and committed to providing exceptional service to our staff and external customers
Experience teaching, tutoring, or assessing student work
Strong analytic and writing skills
Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate and communicate well with colleagues
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities to meet deadlines
Strong interest in education, youth development, and equity issues
Familiarity with digital media, technology, and innovation is preferred
Must be open to learning, receiving feedback, and engaging in reflection and improvement
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
The Chicago Community Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. We are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. We work with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at www.cct.org.