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Contact name: Lynn Kearney
Contact email: rsacboard@gmail.com
Organization: Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc.
Open job title: Executive Director

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling (RSAC) is a single service agency that provides free services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. RSAC is a certified rape crisis center through the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and offers a variety of free and confidential services. The executive director oversees all operational, administrative and business functions of the organization. This individual is responsible to establish and maintain fiscal and programmatic stability. The executive director position requires a strong, seasoned leader oriented toward social justice, committed to ending gender-based violence and will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization. The executive director embraces our survivor-centered approach and must be well-attuned to the needs of human services professionals, align with the needs of the community, work transparently and collaboratively with staff and the board. RSAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other category protected by local, state or federal laws. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQA+, women, and/or people with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend all regular and annual Board meetings, preparing and presenting a monthly report of Agency activities and issues.
  • Administrative supervision of agency staff and provide staff with yearly performance evaluations.
  • Working with agency staff and board, prepare grants for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), attorney general, United Way and other funders.
  • Oversees fundraising activities and participate in the planning and execution of activities.
  • Prepare and implement agency policies and procedures necessary for agency function and which meet funder compliance standards.
  • Recruitment and hiring of agency staff, coordinate new staff orientation and training.
  • Assure agency representation at ICASA governing body meetings. Participation in a statewide committee required.
  • Participate in and supervise institutional advocacy and collaborative work with other community agencies and entities, law enforcement and hospitals.
  • Work with agency staff and board to implement priority items from the strategic plan. This should be reviewed annually and updated as needed.
  • Monitor fiscal issues for the agency to meet budgetary constraints and further requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the board of directors in keeping with the purpose and focus of the agency.

Requirments

  • Master's degree and valid Illinois license in clinical social work or counseling.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of gender-based violence, sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Completion of 40 hours of training in sexual assault and abuse which meets Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault requirements.
  • Knowledge of social service agencies and their functions in the community.
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

How to Apply

All interested parties should submit their resume and cover letter to President Lynn Kearney at rsacboard@gmail.com by Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. No walk-in applications at RSAC office will be accepted.

Contact name: Mark Spain Spain
Contact email: mspain@rampcil.org
Organization: RAMP
Open job title: Youth Education Advocate

Youth advocates provide services to students with disabilities and their families who require information, referral, self-advocacy training or peer support to ensure that they receive a fair and equitable education so they can achieve their full potential during their school years and as they transition to adult life. Youth advocates facilitate regularly scheduled parent workshops on a variety of topics related to special education.

We believe everyone has the right to achieve their full potential and this starts with a solid education. RAMP works with students and their families to learn the laws that protect the rights of a student with a disability, how to navigate the maze of community services and to learn the skills required to achieve their goals.

Services provided:

  • Educational rights training
  • Self-advocacy skills training
  • Transition planning guidance
  • Assistance with letter writing
  • Attendance at IEP, 504 or other related meetings
  • Information and referral
  • Peer support
  • Independent living skills training

View the complete job description.

How to Apply

Complete an online application.

Contact name: Mark Spain
Contact email: mspain@rampcil.org
Organization: RAMP
Open job title: Independent Living Advocate

RAMP's Independent Living Advocate provides independent living skills training, peer mentoring, information and referral, advocacy, etc., to individuals with disabilities. The consumers served under this program are of any age, any type of disability, and who reside in Winnebago and Boone counties.

Job Description

The caseload ranges from 25-40 consumers depending on the longevity of the staff person and the time demand of the consumers on the caseload at any given time. New consumers require a face to face intake and plan development. Depending on each consumer's goals, will follow-up contacts be made by phone, email or in-person.

Examples of the type of services this Advocate would provide:

  • Advocating for their rights, self-advocacy training, etc.
  • Teaching a consumer how to budget, develop a shopping list, meal plan, cook, household management, etc.
  • Helping consumers recruit, interview, hire, manage and/or fire their Personal Assistant if they require our assistance.
  • Providing referrals to community organizations for goals related to employment, housing, food assistance, medical assistance, etc.
  • Providing peer support and referrals for counseling or support groups.
  • Assistance in obtaining home modifications or assistive devices through local resources.

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How to apply

Complete the online application.

Contact name: Josh Zimmerman
Contact email: JoshuaZimmerman@rockfordrescuemission.org
Organization: Rockford Rescue Mission
Open Job title: Chaplain
Job type: Part-time

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

Rockford Rescue Mission considers every position one of ministry and a vital part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all staff of RRMM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our statement of faith and core values. Additionally, staff must be willing to lead and/or participate in Bible study, prayer, devotions, chapel and sharing the gospel. Reporting to the chief program officer, the chaplain provides pastoral and spiritual guidance and care for the mission’s staff, guests and residents.

Ministry to Staff
  • Build loving and compassionate relationships with staff while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Email inspiring thoughts and scripture.
  • Communicate with HR regarding new hires to welcome to the mission team.
  • Be available and open at appropriate times and settings for impromptu and encouraging conversations.
  • Exercise a ministry of presence on the campus of RRM through staff visits, one-to-one appointments and impromptu calls.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all RRM departments.
  • Provide Christian counseling and teaching whenever possible.
  • Pray with staff.
  • Support and encourage staff members with pastoral care (listening, praying, biblical counsel) as opportunities arise.
  • Guide and coach employees through times of transition, crisis, stress and change – corporately and personally with sensitivity and compassion.
  • Organize and lead RRM chapel services, and facilitate the celebration of the sacraments and other religious rites as opportunities and requests arise.
  • Advise the chief executive officer on spiritual matters related to the mission.
  • Ensure that spiritual concerns are heeded in all staff actions and leadership decisions.
  • Develop and implement strategies for spiritual and emotional interventions that promote a healthy workforce where employees are aligned with their role and consistent with RRM’s mission, core values and life changing practices.
  • Coordinate and lead Spiritual Renewal Week.
  • Coordinate annual evangelism training in-service.
    Coordinate chapels focusing on statement of faith.
Ministry to Programs
  • Build loving and compassionate relationships with guests and residents while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Provide Christian counseling and teaching whenever possible.
  • Establish and build healthy Christ-honoring relationships with mission participants.
  • Set a regular time to meet with program residents and assess spiritual needs.
  • Minister to residents’ and guests’ spiritual needs and influence the campus culture by providing spiritual direction, Biblical counseling and prayer support to those in greatest need.
  • Follow up with those who have made spiritual decisions, and pray with residents and guests.
  • Conduct a weekly Bible study with residents and teach classes in recovery programs as requested.
  • Work with program leadership to plan and implement soul care and spiritual formation initiatives through worship opportunities, devotionals, Bible studies, and training as appropriate for each program.
  • Share the gospel with community guests, program residents, and volunteers.
Chapel Coordinator
  • Assist in interviewing and assessing evening chapel volunteer speakers.
  • Attend some evening chapels to assess effectiveness.
  • Assist chief program officer in screening all teaching volunteers.

Spritirual Responsbilities

  • Take every opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
  • Provide spiritual encouragement to staff, volunteers, guests and residents.
  • Work with chief program officer to evaluate and select biblically sound curriculum for use with staff, guests and residents.
  • Work with the chief program officer to interview potential teachers and chapel speakers.
  • Work with chief program officer to facilitate weekly staff chapel services and coordinate Spiritual Renewal Week.
  • Invest in the spiritual development of all staff, guests and residents.
  • Lead biblically-based classes, studies and devotions.
  • Pray with staff, volunteers, guests and residents.
  • Provide biblical counsel to residents through the Genesis Process curriculum.
  • Memorize monthly scripture.

Working Conditions

  • The majority of the work is done indoors.
  • 30% of the time is spent using a computer and/or telephone.
  • Requires some travel in either personal or ministry vehicle.
  • Minimum lifting not to exceed 40 lbs. with some bending, stretching or twisting.

Qualifications

  • Committed Christian with a heart for the homeless and a desire to share the ministry with others.
  • Adherence to sound biblical doctrine and demonstrated spiritual leadership experience.
  • Possess sound discernment and wisdom in decision-making, conflict resolution and staff relations.
  • Able to network with diverse groups of people and effectively communicate the heart of Rockford Rescue Mission.
  • Display excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; professional public speaking abilities

How to Apply

In order to be considered, all applicants must complete the required documents.

Contact name: Josh Zimmerman
Contact email: JoshuaZimmerman@rockfordrescuemission.org
Organization: Rockford Rescue Mission
Open Job Title: Food Service Supervisor
Job Type: Full-time

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • Oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Rockford Rescue Mission Food Services, according to set policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Directs food and beverage ordering, intake, and inventory.
  • Ensures all food donations are accurately received and inventoried.
  • Ensures food is prepared and served in compliance with food safety and Health Department standards.
  • Provide an excellent environment of hospitality through the delivery of outstanding customer service.
  • Supervise and coordinate all food-related outreach preparations and special events involving the serving and/or distribution of food items (i.e., daily meals, holiday meals, staff meetings, Board meetings and special events).
  • Plan menus and supervise the preparation of meals through cooks, staff, trainees, and volunteers.

Working Conditions

  • Standing, walking and lifting trays and containers in a kitchen setting.
  • Able to work in and around hot and cold environments (stoves, coolers, freezers).
  • Sitting and using a computer.
  • Travel to other local sites.

How to Apply

In order to be considered, all applicants must complete the required documents.

Contact name: Yvonne Riley
Contact email: jobs@girlscoutsni.org
Organization: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Open job title: Membership and Community Engagement Specialist
Salary: $17.95 per hour
Reports to: Director of Alternative Programs
Hours: 30 Hrs./Week, Non-Exempt
Office location: Oswego, IL (flexible/remote work locations)

We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to be actively involved in giving girls the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become leaders in their own lives and their communities. Girl Scout membership is open to all girls who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) commits to doing all we can, using our collective power, to help create the change in our communities that is long overdue. We will do our part to dismantle systemic racism. We recognize that this is far from easy or fast work, but we are Girl Scouts—we believe in sisterhood, justice, and fairness—so we are in it for the long haul. We take action when we see a need and we live by our Girl Scout Law, which demands we seek racial equity for everyone. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Position Description

The membership and community engagement specialist is responsible for establishing community connections in order to secure girl and adult membership in the assigned community, with a focus on the Latinx community. Using market data, membership trends, and community needs, the incumbent designs and implements appropriate recruitment and retention strategies. The Membership and Community Engagement Specialist provides ongoing support of girl and adult membership in assigned area.

Responsibilities

  • Works with an inter-departmental team to develop a long-term, holistic, and sustainable community engagement strategy, with a focus on the Latinx community.
  • Cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with local schools, parent organizations, businesses and community organizations in order to increase visibility, funding options, and partnerships that help address and meet Girl Scouting goals.
  • Organizes and coordinates informational/promotional rallies or presentations in both Spanish and English for girls and adults through a variety of community venues.
  • Secures volunteers and other community support to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and provides ongoing volunteer management, support and resources
  • Has direct responsibility for meeting individual recruitment and retention goals.
  • Develops and maintains resources to support the Latinx community.

Skills and/or Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural—ability to fluently read, write, and speak Spanish and English (required)
  • Established Latinx community connections (preferred)
  • Experience with a volunteer workforce (preferred)
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaborative, management, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to travel within the council jurisdiction.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends for a minimum of 30 hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of one to two years of related work experience in community cultivation and/or volunteer management

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@girlscoutsni.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Learn more about the  Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

Contact name: Yvonne Riley
Contact email: jobs@girlscoutsni.org
Organization: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Open job title: Virtual Programming Specialist
Salary: $17.95 per hour
Hours: 30 Hrs./Week, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Recruitment & Virtual Program
Office Location: Flexible/Remote Work Available 

We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to be actively involved in giving girls the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become leaders in their own lives and their communities. Girl Scout membership is open to all girls who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) commits to doing all we can, using our collective power, to help create the change in our communities that is long overdue. We will do our part to dismantle systemic racism. We recognize that this is far from easy or fast work, but we are Girl Scouts—we believe in sisterhood, justice, and fairness—so we are in it for the long haul. We take action when we see a need and we live by our Girl Scout Law, which demands we seek racial equity for everyone. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

The virtual programming specialist is responsible for working with subject matter experts to oversee the creation, design, and presentation of virtual programming in GSNI. Programming includes virtual recruitment, girl program, volunteer training and other virtual programming as requested.

Responsibilities

  • Work with subject matter experts to develop virtual recruitment efforts, girl programming, and volunteer training.
  • Engages with volunteers to develop and implement virtual programming
  • Creates engaging virtual activities and compelling content that enhances recruitment and retention of members, both girl and adult.
  • Ensures that communication is effective for a diverse audience, considering different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and learning styles.

Skills and/or Qualifications

  • Proficient in MS Office products and working with databases.
  • Experience with online platforms, software, and equipment used for virtual programming.
  • Ability to effectively convey a concept or idea through video.
  • Strong communication skills—listening as well as written and verbal communication—and ability to communicate with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong organization and follow-through skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work while managing multiple deadlines and handle last-minute demands appropriately.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two to five years of experience in the production/posting of online video content and the ability to provide a virtual portfolio of the same.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@girlscoutsni.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Learn more about the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

Contact name: Tiffany Meek
Contact email: tmeek@shelter-care.org
Organization: Shelter Care
Open job title: Case Manager/Housing Advocate

Great opportunity to help families move from homelessness to housing. No day is the same. Flexibility to determine how best to help the families you're working with and schedule your day.

Job Overview

Provide support and advocacy for families in Emergency, Transitional, Permanent Supportive and Rapid Re-housing programs, while utilizing a Housing First model. Conduct intakes and help create plans to achieve client-directed goals. Regularly meet with housing residents - by phone, Facetime, outdoors, masked and at a distance. Ensure record-keeping is in compliance with grant funding requirements, while maintaining confidential participant files. Transport residents to and from appointments in company vehicles and assist families with obtaining benefits, household items, and/or furnishings.

Advocate will also help families entering Rapid Rehousing locate safe, affordable rental housing and negotiate lease terms with property owners. Advocate will on occasion represent Shelter Care at community events and participate on committees that help end homelessness in Winnebago and Boone Counties.

Experience and Characteristics Desired

Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, sociology, psychology, or related field plus two years’ experience, or a bachelor’s degree in another field with three years’ experience. The right candidate will also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and be able to learn new software with instruction. Past experience working with families and people experiencing homelessness is strongly desired. In addition, a belief that people are capable of making positive choices and determining the direction of their own lives is important. The right person will also be able to work both independently and with co-workers and be a self-starter.

Please note: If you are interested in being considered for the position, both a cover letter and a resume are required . Your cover letter will serve as a writing sample, as drafting letters, corresponding via e-mail, and writing case notes are all vital to the position.

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, Aflac, life insurance, retirement up to 3% match, 11 paid holidays, and generous PTO

Job Type

Full-time

Pay

From $31,000.00 per year

COVID-19 Considerations

Due to Covid, the position will be part-time in the office and part-time remote. Housing Advocate has a private cubicle in a shared office. Advocates have assigned office days to reduce the number of people in a shared space.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to tmeek@shelter-care.org

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