At Chicago Scholars, our programs put our Scholars first, and our work culture puts our people first. Americans are currently in the midst of three pandemics right now: COVID-19, racial injustice, and mental health. In response, we have a hybrid work policy, flexible work arrangements, and generous PTO and sick leave. We want our employees to experience equitable and individualized support for their full, unique identities!
“You can be part of the change, of the good of Chicago…”
Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mentorship Intern has the primary responsibility of supporting the day-to-day activities of Year 1 and Year 2 of the Chicago Scholars Mentorship Program. This includes regular collaboration with the College Access (Team Launch) and College Success (Team Lift) Teams who are integral to the Mentorship Program. The ideal candidate is creative, has excellent writing skills and feels comfortable with communicating with our Mentors.
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.
Chicago Scholars has recently launched our CS mobile app, a platform in which Scholars, mentors, counselors and other CS stakeholders can connect, share opportunities, and access resources. The Digital Content & Engagement Intern for Team Lift will work closely with Team Lift (College Success Team) staff to support the continued buildout of the app, specifically for college Scholars. Key areas of responsibility will include creating digital content to be posted in the app, engaging fellow college Scholars and getting them excited about the app, and providing administrative support as we seek to expand the number of Scholars active in the app. This intern will also support other communications work including but not limited to the Lift Instagram, 10 Minute Tea Newsletter, and occasional email communications.
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 up to 15 hours on average. The number of hours per week can be flexible to accommodate school schedules and heavy project periods.