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TIERSS Grant Manager(Job Number: 190002L8)
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in 600+ schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments – student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and continuous learning.
The TIERSS Grant Manager supports the management of the Teams, Interventions, Evaluation and Resources for Supportive Schools (TIERSS) grant, which is a five-year effort to build the capacity of target schools and the district to implement the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), with a focus on improving professional learning and implementation support for core components of the MTSS in the following areas: school climate team leadership, classroom interventions, data and analysis strategy, family and community engagement, and prevention and mitigation of substance abuse.The Grant Manager will supervise project staff and manage daily operations that lead to successful project implementation at selected schools and increase the capacity of the Office of Social Emotional Learning to support whole school climate change district-wide.
The Grant Manager is expected to successfully oversee and/or perform the following core responsibilities:
Provide overall daily project management of the initiative including budget, project timelines and overall compliance to grant requirements
Supervise a small team of project content specialists
Assist in the scheduling, planning, and facilitation of trainings, meetings, and implementation schedule of supports and interventions based on the needs of participating schools and departmental staff
Work with researchers to track and create reports for the purpose of analyzing outcomes
Develop and maintain working relationships with school leadership, School Climate Teams, and external program partners and stakeholders
Develop and execute contracts with program partners
Develop resource guides for program-related topics
Develop and present executive summaries of program-related data
Complete necessary project and budget summaries per grant requirements
Perform other duties as assigned
In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the TIERSS Grant Manager must possess the following qualifications:
Type of Education Required:
Master’s Degree from an accredited four year university in Education, Social Work / Counseling, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health Administration or a related field
Type of Experience and Number of Years:
Possess five years of progressively responsible administrative experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working with school climate and social emotional learning programs or initiatives
Ability to complete concurrent, complex assignments and to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines and project requirements
Strong analytical, time management and interpersonal skills
Strong written and presentation skills
Proficient in Google Suite, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms, as well as MS Office Suite
Proven experience in working collaboratively in committees and with school administrators
Willingness to work flexible schedules (evenings and weekends, as necessary)
Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License. If selected, must have permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured.
As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and must maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.