“You can be part of the change, of the good of Chicago…”
Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO
WORKING AT CHICAGO SCHOLARS
We’re committed to pay equity and transparency. All of our job postings include a pay range, and we maintain a best-offer-first policy.
We offer 75% employer-paid health, dental and vision packages, as well as fully-covered life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance.
Paid Time Off
Employees start with 12 days of paid time off and 11 sick days, as well as 11 paid Federal holidays and a holiday shutdown in the week leading up to New Year.
Employees have the option to create 403(b) accounts, matched up to 2% by Chicago Scholars.
At Chicago Scholars, we know that life outside of work rarely stays contained to the hours outside 9-5. Through flexible work arrangements, a hybrid work policy, and a deep commitment to the well-being of all employees, we give everyone a chance to care for themselves — and each other.
Vice President of Equity and Systems Change
The VP of Equity and Systems Change is a critical new role at Chicago Scholars that will join our executive team and will lead the strategic planning and implementation of our READI values and theory of change to prepare the world for our Scholars. This is an exciting role for someone who enjoys working across diverse teams to achieve big goals. This leader must believe in values-first leadership and will model the way by embodying and practicing the organizational values and READI values of our organization.
This role will not have any direct reports but will be responsible for holding the entire organization and its stakeholders accountable for implementing our systems change and READI-related goals. As such, this role requires an experienced influencer who will have clear, kind, and direct conversations and strong project management skills to ensure our goals are met.
See the full job description and submit your application here.
Strategic Engagement Intern
Reports to: Director of College Partnerships
Team Lead: Managing Director of Strategic Engagement
The Strategic Engagement Intern will support the full Strategic Engagement sub-Team within the larger Development & External Engagement Team. The Strategic Engagement sub-Team’s work and responsibilities consist of Corporate Partnerships, College Partnerships, Community Engagement, Civic/Government Engagement, and Strategic Initiatives. The Strategic Engagement Intern will support stakeholder engagement, administration tasks, project management, and event planning/logistics/management.
This role is a part-time & hourly position without benefits. The rate per hour is $16/hour, and the number of hours that you will be permitted to work each week is 15-20 hours on average. The number of hours per week can be flexible to accommodate school schedules and heavy project periods.
Read the full job description here.
Manager of Institutional Giving
Position: Manager of Institutional Giving
Reports to: Managing Director of Development
The Manager of Institutional Giving is a key member of the development and engagement team who will lead engagement with foundations and government entities and manage the grant funding cycle. The optimal candidate will excel in areas of relationship development, research and analysis, interpersonal communication, and have excellent writing skills.
Find the full job description here.
General Internship Opportunities
This role is a part-time & hourly position without benefits. The rate per hour is $15/hour, and the number of hours that you will be permitted to work each week is 15 hours on average. The number of hours per week can be flexible to accommodate peak work cycles, such as for events and heavy project and program periods.
As Chicago Scholars grows, it is our goal to build a team embodying our core values and demonstrating a commitment to racial justice, equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion.
If you’re interested in joining the team, and you don’t see a role on our Careers page that is right for you, submit your resume here so we have it on file. You can always visit our Careers page to stay up-to-date on our open positions. Thank you for your passion and commitment to Chicago Scholars’ work.
Part-Time CS College Counselor
The CS College Counselor will implement all aspects of the college admissions and selection process using our comprehensive, research-based college counseling curriculum. College Counselors serve as the bedrock of our organization’s mission by leveraging professional expertise combined with our curriculum to ensure that Scholars have the knowledge, resources, and support to matriculate to a college that matches their academic qualifications and fits their social, emotional, cultural, and financial needs as well.