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Matthew Runfola

Director of Programming

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is hiring!

CIADC is a non-profit organization that provides education and working access to the Chicagoland public in 4 hands-on Departments: Metal Casting, Metalworking & Forging, CNC Fabrication, and Woodworking. We offer youth and adults, of all skill-level and interests, the benefits of creative industrial arts.

CIADC is looking for a Director of Programming to join our Team and help us take the next steps in growth. This is a part-time, in-person position reporting to the Executive Director, with opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all aspects of adult and youth education and access programming
  • Work with the Executive Director on approaches to program goals, design, funding, and recruitment
  • Manage personnel, including department and administrative
  • Develop programming schedules in advance of each term
  • Foster growth of programming including ways that build community and support racial and gender diversity
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and community partners, particularly local schools
  • Write grants to support program growth and equitable accessibility
  • Report on program progress toward goals

The ideal candidate has:

  • Enthusiasm for industrial arts education and the development of a diverse community
  • Education experience, either as a teacher or administrator
  • Experience managing people, projects, and timelines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel as a data collection, analysis, and reporting tool
  • Experience working with middle and/or high school youth, ideally through Chicago Public Schools
  • Positive rapport with youth and adults
  • Ability to work independently and to problem solve

To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Info:
Matthew Runfola
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago / Rogers Park