READI Chicago Crew Chief

Salary: $35,000/year

The Crew Chiefs are responsible for supervising, supporting, and inspiring transitional workers and adhering to all READI Chicago implementation requirements. Crew Chiefs will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive – – team leaders who positively and productively support transitional workers.

READI (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative) Chicago is a collaborative intervention on Chicago’s South and West Sides that will engage individuals at the highest risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of gun violence in an 18-month wage-subsidized transitional job (TJ) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program, followed by up to six months of follow-up case management and coaching support. The goals of READI Chicago are to: decrease shootings and homicides among those at highest risk of gun violence; create new opportunities for these same individuals to change their life trajectory and decrease their involvement with the criminal justice system; and help build an infrastructure at the community level to promote long-term safety and opportunity in Chicago’s most impoverished communities.


  • Supervise a work crew of 5-10 transitional workers in the performance of a variety of tasks, primarily outdoor work such as landscaping, clearing vacant lots, and cleaning sidewalks and alleys
  • Set team goals and ensure that work crews complete tasks and objectives to a high standard and in a timely fashion
  • Set individual goals, assign specific tasks to individual workers, and set expectations for their completion
  • Manage the transportation, distribution, maintenance, and storage of all equipment and tools associatedwith crew tasks
  • Ensure worker safety by monitoring worksites for hazardous conditions and monitoring workers forappropriate use of tools and materials
  • Respond to safety incidents and other relevant incidents according to policies and procedures
  • Safely drive transitional workers to and from work sites in company vehicle


  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic computer skills i.e. can open and send an email with an attachment document
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Some prior management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of building maintenance, landscaping, grounds keeping, and/or related trades
  • Individuals with criminal records and other lived experience are encouraged to apply

What we offer

PPO Medical Coverage Plan | Vision and Dental Options | 12 Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation, Sick, PTO, and 403b Plan with company match

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to When emailing, please place ‘Crew Manager’ on the subject line. The deadline to apply for this position is August 30, 2018.