Urban Initiatives’ founders were teaching in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood in 2003 when they witnessed firsthand the hurdles that at-risk children must overcome in order to succeed—physically, academically and emotionally. As professional soccer coaches, they recognized the power of sports programming to address youth issues. Thus, they organized a before and after school soccer program with donated equipment and nutritious snacks purchased out-of-pocket. This grassroots program, called Work to Play, was comprised of two coaches, one school and twelve students. Today, UI is serving over 11,000 students in communities all over Chicago with an innovative catalog of programs. Today, Urban Initiatives’ mission is to use the power of sport and play to empower youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills and build social capital. Our VISTA would serve to support Capacity Building for our Human Resources Department in an effort to ensure we are engaging our staff in an intentional, thoughtful, and efficient way. We are looking for candidates who have the capacity to be innovative and adaptive while creating systems to build on the resiliency and connection of our staff and students. This candidate must have a love of serving youth and those who work within our organization to make our mission and vision a reality. This candidate will support our efforts from October 26th, 2020 - October 24, 2021. Benefits from the organization will include: Laptop Computer, Cell Phone Stipend , Transit Benefits, and MORE!
Member Duties :
The Up2Us Sports VISTA placed at Urban Initiatives will support human resources capacity building. This will result in increased staff capacity, satisfaction, and retention as well as streamlining of internal processes and strategic planning. Our VISTA will: Drive employee organization and motivation from oversight of internal communications plan, support organizational clarity and efficiency through establishing a cross departmental inquiry intake plan, implement equipment and materials logistics and dissemination plan, support Culture Committee with Director of People, streamline development of HR resource templates.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Health , Children/Youth .
Team Work , General Skills , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Public Speaking .
Urban Initiatives Human Resources Associate
Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020 - 10/24/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 09/08/2020 To 10/05/2020
Contact Joy Nelson
650 W Lake St
Chicago IL 60661
Listing ID 99004