March 16, 2020

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Under direction of MOPD’s Deputy Commissioner, the Substance Abuse Prevention Program for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (SAPPD) Project Coordinator manages the administration, development, and implementation, as well as serves as project manager for projects or initiatives for substance use prevention for students in grades 6th – 12th, and its related programs and responsibilities.  The Project Coordinator also supports policy, planning, and project management efforts through research and staying current on best practices in the field, both locally and nationally.  Responsibilities may include new start up programs, development of curriculum, initiatives involving collaboration with outside agencies and programming.

  • Serves as project or program supervisor, with responsibilities for managing internal and external partners;
  • Oversees staff and work operations to ensure established goals and objectives are met;
  • Sets measurable targets and goals;
  • Designs, implements and monitors procedures utilized in program evaluation;
  • Develops curriculum;
  • Works with Chicago Public Schools, schools in the Chicagoland area and state-wide on programming for deaf and hard of hearing students ages 6th-12th grade;
  • Recruits students to participate in programs by working closely with Chicago Public Schools, schools in the Chicagoland area and state-wide;
  • Travels to various contacts through the city, suburbs, and potentially state-wide to develop relationships and deliver programming;
  • Researches developments in the field and addresses said developments with programming;
  • Meets with outside public and private resources;
  • Performs related duties as required.

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:  Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Address:  City Hall – 121 North LaSalle - Room 104

Hours:   8:30 am – 4:30 pm   Monday - Friday


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Social Sciences, Planning or a related field, supplemented by three years of progressively responsible experience in program administration, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.


  •  Closely aligned with the deaf community and culture

 NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma at time of processing, if applicable


This position requires an interview, as well as an assessment that measures proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL). A candidate will be selected to fill the position based on the results of the interview and the ASL assessment.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Previous work experience with project or program management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and social media
  • Previous supervisory experience in health or education
  • Previous work experience in generating reports
  • Previous work experience in researching data on substance abuse or health trends

Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. 

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  YOU MUST INCLUDE job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:   All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.  

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in he application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY), or email Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity & Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago                                                                      Department of Human Resources

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                        Soo Choi, Commissioner

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT).  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on Friday, March 27, 2020.  No exceptions will be made.

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