• UAS

We are hiring a Program Manager

Position: Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Urban Autism Solutions

Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults (17-35 years old) with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities. Learn more about us at

Job Summary:

As the UAS Program Manager, you are a master of organization, a skilled communicator and a go-getter who will create social/networking events that are relevant to our population and

manage the events/activities from concept to completion, attending events and participating in the fun!

Additionally, you will manage the programs, logistics and support curriculum at our Urban

Autism Solutions West Side Transition Academy located at 1220 W. Lexington Street (Chicago). You will be responsible for working closely with our clinical team as well as local high school students, teachers, administrators and parents (if applicable) on developing and managing exceptional community based program opportunities and experiences for our young adults.

Your day will also include leading small group instruction both at the academy and in the community. You will be working to support young adults with success on the job as well as helping to coordinate and lead some instructional modules and instruction year-round, including the summer boot camp.

This position requires a high level of energy, and will suit those who prefer a day of variety and multi-tasking. Applicants must be skilled with the Google platforms and will be trained to use our OTUS progress monitoring software.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create relevant (fun/educational/informative) events for young adults with autism and related social and communication challenges

  • Work closely with local CPS teachers, administrators, students, parents and our staff to develop exceptional community-based programs

  • Implement goals and ensure progress towards goal completion is properly documented

  • Engage in activities with residents/ clients and support relationships

  • Proactively identify/coordinate activities for residents and clients; including yearly calendar management

  • Communicate with other staff regarding client schedules, appointments, and general daily living needs

  • Assist in leading class activities and programs

  • Attend workshops and events to further skill development

  • Proactively prevent issues from becoming problems

  • Perform other administrative tasks as needed and additional duties as assigned


  • 40 hours per week, 2 weeks paid time off, PTO for approximately 4 days at Thanksgiving and approximately 8 days at Christmas.

  • Other holidays if possible, and flexible scheduling may be available during the summer months

  • Management reserves the right to deny vacation time for any reason.

  • Occasional weekend and/or evening hours may be required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Desire to work with individuals who have autism or related social and communication challenges.

  • Energetic, creative, socially active, and highly motivated individual interested in being part of a fast-paced, progressive organization.

  • Ability to use and navigate Google docs and email.

  • Ability to identify and solve problems in creative and novel ways.

  • Exceptional spoken and written communication skills.

  • Interest in learning new skills and ability to follow instructions while assuming varied roles.

  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and ability to drive.

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint background check.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Candidates that are chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.

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