Employment with the YWCA

We are hiring!

Who’s busting out new women’s empowerment, anti-racism, and social justice programs in CU? We are!


Who wants to be part of a dynamic organization getting it done? You do! 


If you are passionate about eliminating racism and empowering women, enjoy working on small teams that have a huge impact, and have the energy and focus to build out a successful program,  then we have the perfect job for you: 

We are hiring a new Program Coordinator! 

Strive is a partnership program between YWCA of the U of I, YWCA USA and Google.org to help close the digital gap for low-income women. We provide free education in the use of computers, the Google application suite, and internet tools, as well as more traditional training on essential workplace skills. Currently, Strive is delivered virtually; we expect to retain a hybrid model. The goal of the program is to provide training that helps women in our community gain the knowledge they need to access life-changing education and employment opportunities. 

Key Duties 

  • Coordinate our Strive Program  

    • Recruit and train participants, volunteers and program partners 

    • Teach basic digital skills and essential workforce skills 

    • Maintain and expand complementary partnerships with area organizations and businesses  

    • Conduct ongoing evaluation and improvement of the program 

    • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status and successes throughout its life cycle 

  • Support our other anti-racism and women’s empowerment projects, including Stand Against Racism and EmpowHERment

  • Support our organizational growth and development  




You have: 

  • Commitment to intersectional, feminist, anti-racist ideals and realities 

  • Dedication to meeting clients and participants where they are at in their lives 

  • Confidence with Google applications and the virtual environment 


We want to see: 

  • Experience working with adult learners 

  • Professional, collaborative, consistent, and reliable teamwork 

  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills 

  • Initiative, the ability to set realistic expectations and to ask for help 

  • A sense of humor, a creative outlook, and a genuine desire to help improve lives 


Bonus: We are a small organization, and appreciate the additional skills and experiences you can bring to us! Qualifications that we’d be happy to add to the team include, but are not limited to: 

  • Marketing and design skills 

  • Event coordination 

  • Development & fundraising experience 

  • Social media & website management 


Details: Program Coordinator (Full time, exempt) 

Salary Range: $30,000 - $33,000 

Start Date: May/June 2021

Reports to: Executive Director 

Location: Flexible/work from home, some Champaign office presence required 

Work hours: 40 hours, flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends 

Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and personal time; Vested in national retirement fund after two years; Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement 

The YWCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

To apply, please go to our job posting on Indeed.com, or send resume and coverletter to andrea@ywcauofi.org. 


Applications Due: May 3, 2021

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