WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising


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Project Impact Coordinator


Through interdisciplinary, process-based projects, skill-building workshops, and large-scale collaborations, SkyART encourages critical thinking and inspires creative expression for youth ages 7 to 24. In 2020 SkyART also began offering Art Therapy for Chicago youth. Using an artist-in-residence model, Teaching Artists and Art Therapists work side by side with participants, in an atmosphere of mutual esteem and shared curiosity, through our dynamic and experimental methodology, the SkyWAY. Our programs include after-school and Saturday programs at our studios; classroom and afterschool programs at partnering schools, and programs ranging from one-day workshops to multi-week courses offered in coordination with organizations such as city parks and libraries, as well as other non-profit program partners.


The SkyART Project Impact Coordinator will work effectively at addressing the realities of our youth by supporting the increasing psychological and emotional issues that our youth, their families and neighborhoods experience. Through an expressive arts approach, with a foundation in strength-based perspective and processed-based art learning, the Project Impact Coordinator will directly work with youth and their families to improve their ability to regulate, express, create and care for themselves and others. The Project Impact Coordinator will have a deep understanding of our youth's complex, multi-layered and unique lives. The coordinator will work closely with the Youth Support Manager and CEO, to provide this service both to individuals and groups, in-studio, in schools, and virtually. The Coordinator will refer to public health and school guidelines and ethics, promoting self-care, artistic expression and inspiration, challenging stigma, securing family connections, monitoring secondary traumatic stress, developing coping and resilience, maintaining relationships, and amplifying hope. The Project Impact Coordinator will also help to maintain art supplies for school, community and studio spaces in collaboration with the other Program Coordinator(s). This position is physical in nature, including moving and transporting supplies, moving in-between two locations, schools, is hands-on studio work and significant time moving about, organizing, etc. This position reports to the Youth Support Manager of Project Impact.


Direct Service and Case Management (40%)

  • Maintain caseload of 15-20 youth in need of individual and group based therapies
  • Assist Program Manager in the scheduling, facilitation and delivery of art therapy services in schools and community spaces
  • Provide case management with young people and families in need of resource navigation
  • Manage vertical change and reminders for therapists to complete Care Plans and Art Therapy Case Notes
  • Support Art Therapist in scheduling, room coordination, parent/guardian communications, and supply pick-up/delivery

Administration of Programs (30%)

  • Support administration of invoicing and billing for programs
  • Support Art Therapist in scheduling, room coordination, parent/guardian communications, and supply pick-up/delivery
  • Help drive program participant recruitment and retention efforts
  • Support completion of art therapy assessments, evaluations and terminations
  • Facilitate the management of participant and program partner information and ensure accurate and complete records are maintained in the database

Coordination of Programs (30%)

  • Organize and maintain all art therapy rooms at SkyART South and West
  • Replenish, order and organize supplies at SkyART within the art therapy rooms and storage areas
  • Organize and distribute promotional materials to schools, parents and community organizations or online through social media
  • Collaborate with Program Coordinator(s) for studio art activations and events
  • Assist Art Therapists and Program Manager(s) in assessing needs of individual students
  • Assist Program Managers with SkyART clinical internship program with partnering universities/institutions


  • BSW/BA required, MA in Art Therapy, MSW in Social Work or social service degree recommended and licensure track preferred
  • Cultural and socially competency working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Detailed-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of nonprofit, social services, therapeutic environment experience required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft and deliver impactful presentations, write persuasive solicitation letters and website content, and prepare well-organized reports
  • Significant experience working with youth and families
  • Ability to work autonomously and make informed, thoughtful decisions
  • Ability to work within a small collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Bilingual strongly preferred


SkyART offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary commensurate with background, experience, and position responsibilities. Depending on the position, in addition to salary, benefits for eligible employees may include:

  • Starting 4 weeks paid time off (PTO) each fiscal year
  • Eleven paid holidays and one additional day off for your birthday
  • Employee retirement account with up to 3% match from SkyART
  • Employer covered medical, dental and vision insurance benefits
  • Plus other benefits


Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:

”Project Impact Coordinator” in the subject line.

Be sure to include your first and last name along with contact information in the body of the email. Do not mail or fax. Incomplete applications will not be accepted


SkyART is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SkyART does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Contact Info:
Michael Rangel
Job Type: Permanent
Location: 3026 E 91st Street