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Alternatives Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
11 days ago


Alternatives Overview
Our mission is to inspire young people to create a just future through practices that heal
individuals, restore communities, and transform systems. Since 1971, Alternatives has modeled
innovative alternatives to the status quo in Chicago's youth services field. Our school and
community-based therapy, prevention, and leadership development programs support young
people to individually and collectively address causes of substance abuse, grief, and trauma while building social-emotional, career, and social change skills. In addition to working directly with young people, we train, coach, and advocate for youth-serving institutions like Chicago Public Schools and community-based organizations to be restorative and trauma-informed.
Position Overview
The Director of Training and Evaluation provides administrative oversight in the
implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and growth of Alternatives’ capacity building
programming including staff supervision, program planning, training, and coordinating
relationships with community and system partners to provide grant-funded and fee-for-service
capacity building services. The Director of Training and Evaluation also


Perform the following from a racial, gender, sexuality, and ability equity lens:
Strategize development of systems and training departments, achieve set goals of
fee-for-service revenue for training and capacity-building services to expand within and
out of the Chicago region, etc.
Coordinate and oversee the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of
capacity building and training activities in collaboration with leadership team
Recruits, hires, supervises, trains, supports, and evaluates, directly or indirectly, a
multilevel staff and makes recommendations on agency personnel practices and policies.
Ensure compliance of all relevant contracts and grants, including effective performance
documentation and timely completion of all necessary reports
Ensure training of frontline staff to provide external trainings and capacity-building
Identify, apply to, and report progress for funders in collaboration with the development
Provide administrative oversight of Alternatives’ program evaluation team and client
database software
Generate and troubleshoot monthly billing reports for contracts
Plans, develops and administers program components consistent with agency policies and
community needs

Negotiate, maintain, and develop contracts with outside organizations and companies to
provide capacity building support
Prepare proposals and budgets for various grants and funding sources in support and
enhancement of assigned areas
Oversee compliance and quality assurance of Alternatives’ contracts; including reviewing
and submitting all monthly, quarterly, general and statistical reports as required
Complete the development of expanded Medicaid billing policies, procedures, and
infrastructure plan
Maintain knowledge current on agency’s theories and Chicago’s behavioral health,
trauma-informed, restorative justice, and capacity-building structure, methodologies and
best practice.
Actively participate in all applicable staff and team meetings, professional development
trainings and supervision meetings.
Coordinate development and maintenance of key community relationships, serving as
principal contact, and ensure written linkages are established with all partners.
Serve as a member of the leadership team and other working groups as assigned
Monitor and administer assigned budget
Represent Alternatives at relevant forums and events as assigned.
Participate in Alternatives’ fundraising initiatives.
Other duties as assigned
1. At least 3 years of experience in progressive nonprofit management including supervision
and program management, and a least 5 years of experience in direct service
2. Must possess solid understanding of data collection and program evaluation
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and project management skills
working with multifaceted and complex programs
4. Consistently learning and working within the following frameworks: Anti-oppression,
Positive Youth Development, Trauma-informed and Balanced and Restorative Justice.
5. Demonstrated success evaluating services and successfully operationalizing innovative
6. Experience in team management, empowering them to elevate their levels of
responsibility and professional development
7. Experience in public speaking and/or training with both youth and adult audiences
8. Demonstrated administrative skills, including proficiency in Google Suite software.
9. Skilled at working with young people at high risk for juvenile justice and child welfare
system involvement
10. The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all employees to the full extent permissible under
applicable law

Please send a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter to
Alternatives, Incorporated is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants of the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70190463
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Alternatives Inc.
  • Position Title: Director of Training and Evaluation
  • Job Function: Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $90,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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