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Director of Fund Development at Goldie B. Floberg Center

Contact name: Sarah Miller
Contact email: smiller@goldiefloberg.com

The director of fund development (DFD) is responsible for planning, execution, control and evaluation of fundraising, public relations, and outreach as it relates to generating funding for the organization. The DFD works closely with the CEO, board of directors, and fund development staff to enhance and support the overall mission of the organization and to meet the budget and program funding needs of Goldie B. Floberg Center.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in key fundraising position.
  • Two years experience in grant research and writing.
  • Proficient in word-processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Familiarity with fundraising software (preference given to Raiser’s Edge.)
  • Strong written, story-telling, and personal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of government and private foundation grant programs and associated rules, regulations, and requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive to various community functions.
  • Must successfully pass all required background checks.
  • Innovative thinker with strong analytical and fundraising-creative capabilities.
  • Must be passionate about the center’s mission and comfortable speaking about the Center in front of individuals and groups.
  • Must adhere to the ethical principles set forth by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and their Donors Bill of Rights.

Salary Range and Benefits

  • $60,000-65,000 depending on experience
  • Affordable, quality health and dental insurance
  • Daily flex-scheduling
  • Work from home two days a week
  • Start with 10 vacation days and 4 paid sick time days
  • Laptop, cell phone reimbursement, mileage reimbursement

How to Apply

Apply online.  

Project Search Employment Specialist at RAMP

Contact name: Mark Spain
Contact email: mspain@rampcil.org
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8 am-4 pm, with the flexibility to meet program needs.
Work Location: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

RAMP, A Center for Independent Living, is seeking to hire a Full-Time Project Search Employment Specialist. This role is intended to provide training and support for students, business co-workers, families, and school district personnel to ensure success during worksite rotations and/or a competitive job for students with disabilities.

What is Project SEARCH?

The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at a workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development. Participants ages 18-21 develop job and work skills with the goal of shaping a career path with practical knowledge gained from working in several internships.

All COVID-19 safety requirements are strictly adhered to at Project SEARCH Northwestern Medicine. The safety of the individuals we support and the safety of our employees are both very important to RAMP. Training on all safety requirements will be provided during the onboarding process. Northwestern is mandating that all employees, including RAMP employees, be fully vaccinated prior to 1/1/2022.

Project Search Employment Specialist Responsibilities

  • Provides individualized support for interns during the internship rotation in order for the interns to acquire competitive and marketable skills.
  • This could include: systematic instruction to teach and break down tasks, building natural supports, developing accommodations, identifying appropriate assistive technology, etc.
  • Communicates effectively with Project SEARCH Instructor, other Employment Specialist, internship department managers /mentors, co-workers, family members, and school and agency personnel as it relates to the student being trained.
  • Perform specific task analysis, especially when a student is challenged to learn and perform tasks to a productive and quality level.
  • Work with students, employers, families, agency personnel, affiliate school personnel, host business, VR counselors, and other appropriate parties to problem-solve issues related to training and employment.
  • Practice positive reinforcement techniques with students, co-workers, and other staff.
  • Trains students in the areas of grooming, hygiene, communication, interviewing, and behavior as they relate to successful employment.
  • Provides travel training to the host business and job site when necessary.
  • Participates in the decision-making process to identify and implement training strategies and/or services with other Project SEARCH staff and host business staff.
  • Adheres to and promotes standards of the host business and/or competitive work site in order to promote performance, productivity, quality, and efficiency.
  • Submits and completes appropriate paperwork.
  • Recognizes and acts concerning the safety and welfare of the students.
  • Demonstrates daily work assignment responsibilities: is accountable for all hours assigned, is punctual and regular in attendance, and attends appropriate training activities.
  • Participates in professional growth activities such as conferences, in-services, etc.
  • Is an effective role model, shows enthusiasm and a sense of humor, and exhibits an overall positive attitude.
  • Utilizes sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Works as a productive team member with the instructor, families, affiliate school, and all agency personnel as well as other stakeholders.
  • Is adaptable in dealing with individual and cultural differences.
  • Protects the privacy of individuals and the confidentiality of information unless disclosure services a professional purpose or is required by law.
  • Avoids action that could result in conflicts of interest.

Project Search Employment Specialist Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field or two years of related work experience working with students or adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a school-to-work transition or vocational capacity strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary $34,000 - $39,000

How to Apply

If you are interested, you can apply online.

 

Professional Services and Community Collaborations Coordinator at Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Organization:

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Job title:

Professional Services and Community Collaborations Coordinator

Contact name:

Pam Clark Reidenbach

Contact email:

pclark1@niu.ed

Brief Job Description:

The Professional Services and Community Collaborations Coordinator is a full-time position evaluated on an annual basis. The Coordinator will manage all aspects of professional and collaboration services available to staff, board and volunteers of nonprofit organizations to build their management and organizational capacity, enhancing their ability to meet mission and serve the needs of the community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit professional services providers to join the NICNE team.
  • Work with individual professional service providers to define the scope of each project and create a proposal for consideration by potential customer.
  • Remain in tune and in touch with nonprofit sector needs to ensure appropriate professional services are available. This includes working with NICNE team to surveying the needs of the sector utilizing Google Survey or Qualitrics.
  • Track professional services projects documenting the current status of each pending and potential project.
  • Develop an evaluation system for individual projects measuring value of project and opportunities for enhanced quality and value from both customer and professional perspectives.
  • Create and implement a billing system for individual projects by working with NICNE Business Manager.
  • Generate monthly reports for the Executive Director on the names and status of each consulting project.
  • Work with the Executive Director to design and build collaboration within and among nonprofit organizations in our region.
  • Facilitate collaborative discussions with nonprofit and cross-sector partners.
  • Assist in the design and build-out of a Social Innovation and Collaboration Laboratory.
  • Link professional services to collaborative initiatives in pursuit of efficient service delivery.
  • Attend weekly check-in meetings with the Executive Director.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate all group capacity building programs working with the Executive Director to determine the training topics and schedule each year.
  • Develop/contract for marketing materials to promote professional capacity building services and collaboration opportunities available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience working within the nonprofit sector or consulting services industry.
  • Knowledge of the Rockford region.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Effective representative of the organization.
  • Well-honed and proven managerial skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion for nonprofit work, integrity, positive attitude, and self-directed.

Salary Range and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Pam Clark Reidenbach, Executive Director, NICNE at pclark1@niu.edu

Administrative Assistant II at Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Organization:

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Job title:

Administrative Assistant II

Contact name:

Donna Bileto

Contact email:

dbileto@winnebagoforest.org

Job Description:

  • Performs administrative duties including: memos, letters, correspondence, and reports for the Executive Director, other Directors, and Management Team as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Answers phones and assist callers or connects the caller to the proper staff person
  • Assists customers with information, reservations, passes, permits, etc.
  • Reviews and answers correspondence on website
  • Schedules and maintains calendar for the meeting room for the Executive Director, as well as other Directors and Management Team as appropriate
  • Maintains law enforcement calendar
  • Maintains photo ID machine and printer
  • Orders supplies

Salary Range and Benefits:

$15.00-$17.31, Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Plan

How to Apply:

Apply online.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Youth Services Network, Inc.

Organization:

Youth Services Network, Inc.

Job title:

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Contact name:

Rebecca Martinez

Contact email:

rmartinez@ysnkids.com

Job Description:

The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (MHC) will provide ongoing, relationship based mental health consultation, technical assistance, and referral services to Early Care and Education (ECE) providers working with children ages birth to age 5 and their families within the communities served. The MHC will provide/facilitate pertinent training to ECE providers and others within the communities served, and on a statewide basis.

The MHC will work proactively within their respective communities to improve and facilitate understanding and collaboration between the ECE field and the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health field, and to promote community understanding of and support for child and family mental health. Demonstrates an ability to apply trauma- informed principles and a racial equity and social justice lens; and integrates them into daily practice. Communicates effectively and promotes collaborative problem solving by demonstrating care and respect in considering the diverse experiences and perspectives of others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Infant Mental Health, or related field.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, including an understanding of the concepts and dynamics underlying young children’s social-emotional development (such as attachment and separation), as well as an understanding of family dynamics and the importance of child-caregiver interaction.
  • Experience in the Early Childhood Care and Education field, including an ability to be comfortable practicing in various early childhood settings, and to effectively integrate various appropriate mental health activities and philosophies.
  • Ability to identify key signs, symptoms, impact and manifestations of trauma, disrupted attachment, and adversity in children and adults.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human development and how people can be affected by trauma, abuse, adversity and stress at various stages.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how behaviors, including those that appear to be “problems” or symptoms often reflect trauma-related coping skills.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary to meet the needs of the child care providers and families that we serve.
  • Demonstrated competence in serving a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated skill in designing and implementing professional training and development programs.
  • Willingness to examine personal beliefs about and experiences of trauma and childhood adversity and the impact these have on interactions with clients, colleagues, organizations and systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of self-care strategies and ways to utilize when needed.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including engaging presentation and public speaking skills. Demonstrates a communication style that is open, adaptable, reflective, engaging, honest, and culturally sensitive and eliminates the use of labels that stigmatize.
  • Must travel for job responsibilities, including long distance driving; hold a valid driver’s license that has not been revoked or suspended within the past three years, and use of a personal vehicle with adequate insurance.
  • Ability to collaborate with local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, and other partners in the DHS CCR&R system.

Salary Range and Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Salary Range: $45-47,500
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance

Position Website:

ysnkids.com

How to Apply:

Indeed or email resume to Rmartinez@ysnkids.com

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