CLASS TITLE:  Education Project Manager, Education and Human Services, Office of the Mayor




Provides support to the Education and Human Services Team in the Mayor’s Office on early childhood development (prenatal to five) and Kindergarten through post-secondary strategies. Promotes vision that all young children, school age students and their families are provided high-quality supports and learning experiences needed to enter kindergarten ready to learn and thrive throughout their educational lives. Manages special projects and events for the Mayor’s Office Education and Human Services team. Performs related duties as required.



  • Prepare written policy briefs for Senior Director of Education Policy, Director of Early Learning, and Education and Human Services team
  • Conduct research and analysis on policy and operational items related to education
  • Provide operational assistance to Education and Human Services team
  • Manage special projects as assigned for the Education and Human Services team


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. 


Education, Training, and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in government, education, public affairs, or other social policy field
  • Excellent project management and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Effective, versatile, and action-oriented
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of legislative process and government functions helpful


  • General office environment
  • Position reports to Senior Director of Education Policy and Director of Early Learning


  • Standard office equipment (e.g., phone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
  • Computers and peripheral equipment (e.g., computer, modems)


  • No specific requirements



  • Critical thinking – identify the strengths and weaknesses of issues and provide solutions, conclusions or alternative approaches to the issues
  • Project management – organize assigned tasks around clear roles, timeline, and action plans
  • Active Listening – give full attention to what others are saying, take time to understand the views of others, ask questions when appropriate.
  • Clear Written Product – communicate information and ideas in writing in a clear and concise manner


  • Diplomacy – ability to represent the Mayor and the Mayor’s office well across multiple contexts
  • Comprehend oral and written information – ability to listen, read, and understand complex information in a short amount of time

Other Work Requirements

  • Attention to detail – pay careful attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks
  • Initiative – demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges and responsibilities when asked
  • Flexibility – be open to change (positive or negative) and to variety in the workplace
  • Dependability – demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability and fulfill obligations
  • Residency - must live in the City of Chicago

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All employees of the City of Chicago must demonstrate commitment to and compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and City ordinances and rules; the City’s Ethics standards; and other City policies and procedures.

The City of Chicago will consider equivalent foreign degrees, accreditations, and credentials in evaluating qualifications.

City of Chicago

Department of Human Resources

August 2022

Category: Resources

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