Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks a Program Lead for our Chicago Region.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional partnership development, staff management, relationship building, and facilitation skills, complemented by fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.
Reporting to the Program Director (PD), the Program Lead (PL) will lead the implementation of Spark’s program to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. A successful PL drives Spark’s day-to-day implementation at four to six partner schools, resulting in consistently engaged students, supportive families, collaborative school partnerships, and enthusiastic volunteers.