Community Project Coordinator - Adler University in Chicago Illinois

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Adler University

Chicago, Illinois 60602

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Adler School is founded on an important idea: Our health resides in our community life and connections. This is what drives our groundbreaking curricula and commitment to social responsibility, from our campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver and through Adler Online. We work with those courageous enough to want to change the world.  Our doctoral and master's programs—many of them nationally recognized in fast-growing fields—prepare students to lead social change in the fields of psychology and mental health, criminal justice and public safety, business, public policy, and advocacy.  In January 2015, we will become Adler University, a new name selected to support our vision as the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society.


The Community Project Coordinator will work with the Director of Community Engagement to collaborate with community partners to build their capacity to further work in the areas of community development, service, support, and advocacy.  The Coordinator will serve as an Adler School representative to assist community partners in sustainability and growth efforts thereby creating experiential-learning opportunities for the School community.  The Community Project Coordinator will recruit students who have completed the CSP to assist in these sustainability efforts.

  • Research and develop effective community service programs appropriate for department strategic goals
  • Work in collaboration with the Manager of Community Partners to identify community partners that present a need for additional support to sustain their organization and programming
  • Work with community partners to complete a needs assessment and strategic plan to sustain organizational structure and/or programming
  • Provide support to organizations through experiential-learning opportunities in the following areas:
  • Capacity Building (Organizational Structure, Fund Development)
-Special Projects (Program Development, Seasonal Projects) -Advocacy (Support and Coalition Building)  
  • Develop Community Engagement alumni database and newsletter to retain student interest in ongoing community engagement opportunities beyond the community service practicum
  • Publicize the Adler School’s sustainability efforts in communities  in partnership with the Director of Community Engagement and the School’s media experts

Candidate must have Bachelor’s degree 
• Candidate will have five years of experience working in non-profit settings in the areas of: administration, resource/fund development, program design/implementation, and linkage agreements.
• Must have 3-5 years of experience writing grants and executing fundraising events.
• Excellent oral and written skills and be able to function within an academic environment.
• Ability to travel independently to sites in the Chicagoland area, Indiana and Wisconsin
• Ability to work in a team setting with the Community Engagement Department and Community Partners

Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Adler School of Professional Psychology that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The School does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Keyword Phrases

  • non-profit settings
  • grant writing
  • fundraising events
  • community partners
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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