Company: Genesys Works Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Employment type: Full-time Exempt
Salary: $38,000 to $42,000 (depending on experience)

Role Description

As Program Coordinator, you will play a key role in helping to develop the Genesys Works program in Chicago. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can lead, motivate, and mentor our youth on their journey from promising students into young professionals. Few jobs are as rewarding as this. You will see students enter the program as rising seniors and 14 months later as self-confident young men and women with clearer visions of what they want to accomplish in life and defined plans for how to achieve their goals. Over 90 percent of our graduates go on to college or post-secondary programs aided by the Genesys Works program and the people like you who make it happen.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Helping teach our professional skills curriculum to students during an eight-week summer training program
  • Delivering a college access programming aimed at helping students choose and apply to colleges or other post-secondary programs, including applications for scholarships and financial aid
  • Coordinating and leading weekly team meetings of Genesys Works students during the school year
  • Managing interns in conjunction with site supervisors at corporate partner sites, including processing time cards and conducting performance reviews
  • Working with guidance counselors and teachers at high school partners to identify and recruit applicants for the Genesys Works program
  • Identifying and coordinating monthly community service projects
  • Planning fun events and other team-building activities for students and staff
  • Assisting Program Director in implementing all aspects of Genesys Works programming


We seek candidates who believe deeply in our organization’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who demonstrate a record of achievement in previous activities.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor and excellent customer services
  • Initiative to work independently while simultaneously maintaining a team focus
  • Heart, humor, and a commitment to our youth development mission
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining anti-racist workplaces for staff and students
  • Comfort working with computers and Microsoft Office applications
  • Previous experience in working with youth and ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Four year college degree
  • Spanish language fluency and experience in college admissions counseling a plus


About Genesys Works

Genesys Works is a nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Our mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged high school students through skills training, meaningful internships, and impactful relationships.

How to Apply

To complete the application and to upload your resume and cover letter in pdf format, please click here. Additional information on Genesys Works and its programming can be found on our web site