READI Chicago Crew Manager

Salary: $45,000/year

The Crew Manager is responsible for supervising and coaching Crew Chiefs, managing day-to-day crew site logistics and operations (e.g., assigning new members to a crew, responding to worker absences and weather, managing tools and vehicles), and adhering to all READI Chicago implementation requirements.

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 and support crew chiefs

  • Coach crew chiefs on their role in providing constructive supervision that facilitates skill development
  • Recruit, hire, and train qualified crew chiefs
  • Each week, meet with Crew Chiefs to verify work performed by crew members via paper or electronic time tracking systems and submit to and or verify accuracy before submitting to Heartland Alliance by the payroll deadline
  • When necessary, perform all duties performed by crew chiefs:
    • Supervise work crews at worksites and ensure work is adequately performed
    • Transport work crews and equipment to and from worksites
    • Provide guidance and feedback to workers regarding successful workplace behavior
    • Ensure worksite safety and security
    • Manage work crew logistics and operations


  • 1-2 years’ managerial experience directly supervising staff
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Business and project management experience preferred, especially in the fields of maintenance and landscaping
  • Strong computer, written and verbal communications skills

What we offer

PPO Medical Coverage Plan | Vision and Dental Options | 12 Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation, Sick, and PTO 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.