READI Crew Manager

Salary:  $45k

Job Summary:  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. Crew Managers will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive — team leaders who positively and productively support transitional workers.



Supervise and support crew chiefs:

  • Provide guidance for managing challenges
  • Conduct performance reviews and guide performance improvement
  • Coach crew chiefs on their role in providing constructive supervision that facilitates skill development
  • Recruit, hire, and train qualified crew chiefs

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:

  • Create and execute daily schedule for work crew locations and tasks
  • Assign transitional workers to work crews daily in order to ensure worksite coverage
  • Monitor and evaluate work crew performance and quality of work
  • Monitor transitional worker hours in order to avoid overages



  • 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 written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of workforce development and employment services for chronically unemployed individuals or individuals experiencing poverty
  • Willingness to be trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care and applying those principles in daily work
  • Commitment to the mission and values of READI Chicago, as demonstrated by a professional approach that is strength-based, trauma-informed, inclusive, and grounded in human rights
  • Individuals with criminal records and other lived experience are encouraged to apply