Below is a link to a job posting that will coordinate outreach and education/public events for the Chicago Park District’s Calumet properties as well as the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. The posting has a specific description but does exclude the Calumet properties so be sure to consider that as well. It is a great part-time opportunity for someone with a bachelor’s degree! The position will close for applications 7/29/15.
|Program & Event Facilitator (Burnham Wildlife Corridor Community Liaison)||JobID: 2211|
|Title: Program and Event Facilitator – Burnham Wildlife Corridor Community Liaison (part time / temporary)
Program Description: The Chicago Park District envisions parks as vital natural resources that provide Chicagoans the opportunity to explore green space and encounter wildlife in an urban environment. Public parks also enhance individual quality of life, support positive neighborhood development, and encourage community dialogue. The Chicago Park District works with many partners to create spaces that provide these benefits for the local community.
The Program & Event Coordinator will serve as a community connector and liaison for the Burnham Wildlife Corridor and other parks in the Bronzeville and Pilsen neighborhoods. He/she will be responsible for identifying and collaborating with community-based organizations of all sizes to shape and enhance park spaces, programming, stewardship activities and events. This work involves assessing the needs of local residents and individual parks and communities in order to create mutually beneficial relationships and programming.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:
Under supervision, coordinates special programs and events to bring programming resources to parks that would otherwise be unavailable. Performs related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of education and curriculum design principles. Knowledge of local ecosystems. Ability to understand and implement elements of community based programming. Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Organization and planning skills. Driver’s license preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish preferred.
Career Service: Exempt EEO: Professional FLSA: Exempt
Expected Schedule: approximately 20 hours per week
Expected Salary Offer: $17.55 per hour