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Job Title:

Workforce Development Program Manager

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Full Time



Job Description:


The Workforce Development Program Manager plays a pivotal role for the children and families served at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and greater community in and around Roosevelt Square. In this role, the manager is responsible for managing the operations and events, activities, and classes (a majority of which will be culinary courses) conducted in the Roosevelt Square Community Center. This role is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to develop quality workforce development programming that satisfies the needs of the donor/partner and the participants.

Hours will typically be 11 am – 7 pm, other later evening or earlier mornings may be required for meetings and special events. When Saturday required, schedule is adjusted. Manager is expected to remain flexible in scheduling and to work with supervisor to manage time appropriately.

This role reports directly to the COO and works closely with the Director of Development.

Job Requirements:


Program Development

Identify, implement, and organize structured, high-quality vocational/job development, career services, health care, financial education, and social service programming and resources for children and families that align with the SOS mission and needs of the community
Lead enrollment, recruitment, and participant retention efforts via online and offline marketing and primary face-to-face relationship-building strategies; ensure monitoring of attendance
Facilitate program evaluation and progress reports; Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of SOS Illinois (estimated 3,000 program participants each year)
Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies.


Health benefits and retirement plan.

Company Information


At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, Professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.

For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.

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