The ChicagoPublic Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child -- inevery school and in every neighborhood -- has access to a world-class learningexperience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school ready forsuccess in college, career, and life. The Out-of-School Time (OST) Manager is responsible for buildingout-of-school time activities into a complete system of comprehensive andstrategically targeted extra and co-curricular programming services beforeschool, during school, after school, on weekends, and during intersessions, andsummer. These OST activities supportstudent learning and increase engagement and attendance in school. The OST Manager reports to the ExecutiveDirector, Student Support and Engagement in the Office of College and CareerSuccess.
Build, refine, and implement a comprehensiveportfolio of out-of-school time (OST) activities that leverage both internalCPS Offices (e.g., College and Career Success, Sports Administration, Arts) andexternal partners to address the needs of pre-education/pre-kindergarten to 12thgrade students.
Oversee annual application and selectionprocesses for allocation of OST funding to district-managed schools.
Build a system to evaluate the quality of OSTexperiences for students. Develop aframework to monitor program implementation data as well as academic,attendance, and behavior outcomes for program participants.
Analyze OST data on a quarterly basis andproduce reports and action plans to measure quality of OSTprograms/vendors. Communicate feedbackto school leaders and support schools to refine programs to best meet the needsof target students.
Manage day-to-day operations and monitorcompliance of OST programs including, but not limited budget, contractagreements and scheduling OST activities.
Manage partnership with data systems that trackOST programs and student participation data (Cityspan and Dashboard).
Manage partnership with strategic partnersincluding, but not limited to, After School All Stars, After School Matters,and City Year.
Support and represent Chicago Public Schools incross-sector collaborations and critical City Hall initiatives that pertain toOST activities.
Develop and lead trainings and workshops for OSTvendors, school-based staff, and others that target all aspects of OST programs(e.g., developing school-based plans, vendor and CPS business relations, datareporting requirements and CitySpan usage).
Lead the Request for Proposals process toidentify high-quality OST/Recess vendors and serve as program point person inexecution of all contracts and agreements.
Performs related duties as required.
Skills & Abilities
Project planning capabilities, including theability to establish long-term vision and goals, and the ability to align andmanage activities toward execution of identified goals.
Self-starter with ability to conduct multipleprojects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a collaborativeteam.
Strong service and support orientation towardsschools and school communities.
Ability to communicate effectively with avariety of audiences. Exceptional verbal, written, and negotiationskills.
Willingness to learn and adapt in the midst ofnew and shifting priorities with a "can-do," solutions-orientedapproach to problem solving.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office,specifically Excel, Power Point, Word.
Proficiency with manipulating, reading,analyzing, and interpreting data
Ability to work with minimal supervision outsideof formalized, central office setting.
Type of Education Required:
Type of Experience and Number of Years:
A minimum of two years of successful andrelevant experience managing programs and/or analyzing program data.
Prefer a minimum of three to five years ofexperience in urban education or related field.
Chicago Public Schools