Program Coordinator (Social Worker)

Employment Status:
Full-Time (40 hrs/wk)
Reports to:
Program Manager
CircEsteem is looking for a Program Coordinator with strong behavior management skills that can execute applicable programs including program infrastructure; personnel management; program outreach and enrollment at schools located throughout Chicago.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Youth Advocacy

  • Collaborate with school on behavior management techniques that are positive and effective
  • Individually mentor youth as requested by parents, program coordinators, instructors, etc.
  • Coordinate the collection of grades/report cards from youth participants, as needed


  • Program outreach to achieve and maintain enrollment goals
  • Staff instructors to assigned program
  • Supervise and evaluate instructors
  • Collect and maintain data – intake paperwork, attendance, assessments
  • Continuously adapt and improve program effectiveness
  • Provide overall structure, support, and ability to problem-solve within assigned program
  • Utilize curriculum and submit lesson plans weekly
  • Incorporate circus skills within the social and emotional skill building curriculum created by and for CircEsteem
  • Determine group topics/subjects as they relate to daily lesson plans and program curriculum
  • In coordination with Program Director, design and upkeep data to track program outcomes
  • Create and maintain student files

CircEsteem Staff and Instructors

  • Conduct workshops for Instructors and staff on various subjects in coordination with the Program Director
  • Be available for instructors or staff to discuss issues they may have with a program participant
  • Attend and Participate in staff trainings

Education and Experience

  • Strong behavior management techniques or experience working with youth experiencing trauma
  • MSW/LCSW or currently pursuing licensure preferred
  • Fluent writing and speaking Spanish preferred
  • Flexible with constantly changing situations
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Independent, critical thinker who has the ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to positively communicate with co-workers, administration, parents, and youth


  • Salary:
  • For Candidates with some experience in youth development and no social work degree or experience: $40,000 – $47,000/year
  • For Candidates with an MSW or equivalent experience: $52,500 – $60,000
  • Benefits: 1% of salary is contributed monthly towards 403b retirement account or Health Insurance Plan, Short Term Disability Insurance (paid by employer)
  • Paid Time Off: 15 days paid leave, 5 days paid sick leave
  • Flex Time: Special events and excess overage of hours will result in the awarding of Flex Leave. Flex Leave must be approved by supervisor before additional hours are worked.

Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to to be considered for this position.