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4 May 2024

Coordinator, Youth Academic Programs

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

JOB TITLE: Coordinator, Cubs Charities Academic Programs

DEPARTMENT: Cubs Charities


REPORTS TO: Assistant Director, Cubs Charities



Our business is a team sport that began on a field with baseballs and bats and has evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in sports and entertainment through Cubs baseball and live events. Our success is driven by our people, who work in an engaging, collaborative, and inclusive environment. As a team, we continue to build a culture on and off the field that delivers unforgettable experiences for one another, our fans and community. Are you ready to be part of it?


  • Cubs Charities mobilizes the power of sport to champion youth, families and communities. We achieve this through sports-based youth development and academic programming, investments in safe places to play and strategic grantmaking. Education empowers communities. Providing children and young adults with the support and resources needed to excel in school creates a positive learning environment and opens a wealth of opportunities for our next generation of leaders. The Cubs offer several direct education programs and support citywide programs promoting education and college persistence.


The Coordinator, Cubs Charities Academic Programs will be responsible for assistance in developing, evaluating, and executing programs and activities that advance the mission and goals of Cubs Charities with specific attention to education initiatives. The Coordinator, Cubs Charities Academic Programs will be part of a team working to provide direct programming and build mutually beneficial partnerships to further the educational goals of Cubs Charities.



Responsible for coordinating efforts related to Cubs Charities’ education program portfolio, including Cubs Scholars, CASE (Careers as Sports Executives) Study Program, School All-Star Donations and RBI Scholars, and, assisting with partnerships with academic providers including grantees supported by the Cubs Charities Community Fund.

  • Develop materials and activities to strengthen the impact on youth participants engaged in Cubs Charities’ education programs.
  • Assist with strengthening curriculum in educational programming.
  • Assist with all programmatic events including recognitions, workshops and interviews as well as attend external events related to Cubs Charities academic programs.
  • Engage mentors across Cubs Charities’ academic programs to ensure a caring network of adults for youth participants.
  • Assist in strengthening and expanding programming and grantmaking to increase the college graduation rate for Chicago youth and Cubs Charities’ youth program participants.
  • Continue to build external education portfolio within the academic community through grants and partnerships.
  • Build alumni network of program participants to increase engagement
  • Work alongside Manager of Evaluation and Impact to further develop performance measures to evaluate education program portfolio.


  • Support department efforts to build internal and community support for Cubs Charities and its programs, including working with corporate partners to develop funding and branding opportunities.
  • Assist with Cubs Charities and Cubs Charities Community Fund grants process related to Education, including new grant applications and criteria for evaluation and compilation of annual grant recommendations with consideration of new grantees.


  • Bachelor's Degree Requires, preferably BA in Education
  • Minimum two to three years’ experience in a non-profit organization, school, or academic setting
  • Goal oriented, self-starter with a strong work ethic and proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Proven ability to successfully coordinate programs and events from ideation through execution of the event/program
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and maintain flexibility when working on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work in tandem with internal and external stakeholders (youth participants, grantees, donors, education leaders, volunteers)
  • Able to work independently, creatively, with initiative and accurately within specific deadlines
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Innovative, creative and an ability to think outside the box
  • Must have a positive attitude and be team oriented


  • On-site parking
  • Transit benefits
  • Paid time off: Winter Break, Personal, Sick & Vacation Time
  • Casual work attire environment
  • Complimentary Meal & beverage plan
  • Cubs home game ticket allotment
  • Access to campus wide Wrigley Field events & pre-sales
  • 401K Plan Employee Contribution & Employer Match
  • Benefit Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and more
  • Health & Wellness engagement & programming
  • Variety of associate special events, volunteer opportunities and partnership discounts
  • Access to online associate recognition & rewards platform
  • Tuition Reimbursement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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