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Matthew Runfola

Director of Youth Program Development

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 Adult and Youth programming for all skill-level and interests.

Our Youth Pathways Program is an educational series for grades 6-12 that exposes Youth to hands-on, industrial arts and nurtures interests that can lead to post-secondary pathway opportunities in STEM, Trade, and Art/Design.

CIADC is looking for a Director of Youth Program Development to join our Team and help us take the next steps in growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Foster growth of youth programming including ways that support racial and gender diversity
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and community partners, particularly local schools
  • Work with Executive Director to develop approaches to program goals, design, funding, and recruitment
  • Write grants to support program growth and equitable accessibility
  • Monitor program for progress toward goals

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience working with middle and/or high school youth
  • Experience working with or in Chicago Public Schools
  • Experience working with After School Matters
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speaking
  • Positive rapport with youth and adults
  • Ability to work independently and to problem solve
  • Enthusiasm for industrial arts education and the development of a diverse community of youth

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

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

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