Position Summary- As Director you are responsible for the Day to Day operations of the Ralla Klepak Performing Arts Program, including all aspects of the annual performance. This includes but is not limited to overseeing enhancement of programming and program promotion, events coordination, and other programs and tasks that promote engagement in the performing arts with a focus inclusion and providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This person will work very closely with the Regional Director ensuring the success and growth of Yachad’s programming. 

 

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate the development, planning, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of programming for all Chicago program divisions (ages 7 +) 
  • Oversee and supervise the support staff  
  • Coordinate and maintain standards of excellence for programs 
  • Responsible for overseeing the updating and maintenance of the membership database (MARS), including participants enrolled in programs and other related data, along with accompanying administrative tasks 
  • Work with local schools to build relationships with students to procure High School student engagement with Yachad 
  • Oversee the management of High School Leadership Board 
  • Recruiting teens and advisors for programs and events 
  • Coordinate and run Shabbatons with the Director, overseeing staff on Shabbatons and programs and ensuring a safe, productive, and inclusive environment for both participants and staff 
  • Post events on social media platforms
     

Job Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of social services and working with people with disabilities
  • Excellent with written and oral communication, and great interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasker with great time management skills, organized and detail oriented
  • Programming experience ideal
  • Computer skills and proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, and all platforms of social media
  • Experience working with teens preferred 

 

Schedule: This is a full-time position, with flexible working hours, some hours required during the business day and other hours required outside of the typical business day (evenings and Sundays, Shabbatons, etc.); Supervision of all programs is required.