Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, the Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation also known as i.c.stars, provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that limits inner-city, underserved adults. Through training in technology, in leadership and in business skills we prepare change-driven, inner city future leaders to develop skills in business and technology for high-level careers in information technology (IT) and to use systems thinking to affect civic change.
Development & Special Events Manager – Chicago
Position Summary: i.c.stars Development & Special Events Manager is responsible for individual giving and sponsorship revenue for the i.c.stars Chicago location as well as events, with the support of i.c.stars Managing Director. The Development & Special Events Manager manages quarterly Special Events, Sales and Account Management for i.c.stars Events Sponsorship, and supporting all components of an integrated, annual individual and major giving fundraising campaign. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, board members, and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess an outgoing personality and an entrepreneurial spirit that embraces growth opportunities.
Position Summary: Chicago based i.c.stars seeks a dynamic leader to deliver leadership training to the non-profit’s trainers. Responsibilities include designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating leadership training modules for all aspects of i.c.stars and being directly involved in the opening of the Kansas City site. The individual will need a deep understanding of the core attributes of leadership and effective adult learner pedagogy as well experience with using both traditional and emerging leadership resources to develop future leaders. Experience with implementing and leading the design thinking process as well as evidence of creative leadership that accomplished positive outcomes for students and/or adults are strongly preferred. Click to learn more and apply.
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Chicago Position Summary: i.c.stars is hiring an Associate Director of Marketing and Communications to join our organization at an exciting time of organizational growth. Working with our leadership team to respond to various opportunities and initiatives, we’re looking for a skilled individual to design, implement, and oversee all aspects of our marketing/communications needs to achieve company goals and increase brand awareness. Top candidates will bring a proven record of marketing and communications success, rooted in both strategy and execution. They’ll come to the table as builders that operate with integrity, thoughtfulness and positivity, and are driven to make a material impact on our growth. The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator and collaborator, and will be excited to build our central Marketing and Communications infrastructure and grow with us.
Our values define who we are – how we act, how we work each other and how we impact the communities we live in. They are the essence of what makes us stars. Our behavior is guided by five simple values –
Stewards: We’re committed to creating opportunity for others.
Teachers: We know that to learn and lead is the greatest form of justice.
Agents to Change: We invest in change and innovation, not charity.
Resilient: We’re strong, courageous and capable of overcoming adversity.
Solution Finders: We shape our future by solving problems in and with the community.