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Position Title: Project Search Employment Specialist(Rockford, IL)

Organization: RAMP

Job Description

RAMP’s TBI Case Manager provides monthly case management to consumers who are found eligible for the State of Illinois’ TBI Waiver Program. The State Department of Rehabilitation, Home Services Program staff determines eligibility and if the consumer requires monthly case management services, they make the referral to RAMP. The caseload ranges from 45-55 consumers. The majority of these consumers reside in Winnebago and DeKalb counties and a few in Boone and Stephenson County. RAMP has an office located in all four of these counties. Most consumers require a face to face home visit once a year at minimum. If their TBI significant impairs their cognitive function, these home visits will occur every 6 months. On the months that there is not a home visit, the case manager makes contact one on one with the consumer via the phone.
RAMP’s role is to ensure these consumers have a safe service plan and are connected with the proper resource in the community to ensure they are able to remain independent in the community versus an institution. The TBI Case Manager develops methods to ensure each person is contacted minimally every 30 days and documentation for each contact is completed within 2 business days. If during the monthly contact, there is a need or goal identified, the TBI Case Manager will assist the consumer in meeting this need. Therefore, some consumers will have more frequent contact than monthly.

Additional services that a TBI Case Manager may provide to consumers on an as needed basis include:

  • Advocating for home modifications or assistive devices
  • Assisting the local Home Services office in obtaining bids for home mods and assistive devices
  • 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.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the position or equivalent experience that would substitute for a formal education.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, the social and professional impact of disability on a family and a community.
  • Working knowledge of community resources for coordinating skills trainings, educational opportunities, accommodations of disabilities, and other resources needed for participants to be work ready.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to advocate effectively and assertively with participants with disabilities and the community without controlling or inserting your own choices.
  • Ability to advise, encourage, inform, empathize and gain trust of participants and their families.
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, initiative, strong and responsible decision making ability
  • Working knowledge of Social Security Work Incentives and the ability to provide accurate guidance in this regard to consumers and families.
  • Mentoring and advocacy techniques to help participants gain employment.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with consumers and families.
  • Ability to organize time for maximum use of work hours.
  • Ability to ensure adequate recording and reporting of case management information.
  • Able to travel to meetings with participants and community entities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications and able to use them efficiently with work responsibilities.
  • Ability to use the Internet for research and e-mail.
  • Personal experience with disability preferred.

Job Activities and Responsibilities

  • Maintain expert knowledge of and be able to provide information for benefits programs including SSI, SSDI, AHCCCS, Medicare and others utilized by Ticket to Work (TTW) and DHS VR program participants.
  • Pursue and remain abreast of advocacy issues related to employment and equal
    rights for people with disabilities on both an individual and systems level.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility within RAMP’s four county service area so that
    coordination and opportunities for persons with disabilities are at an optimum.
  • Attend and conduct networking activities with other agencies, service providers
    and organizations to ensure consumer needs are being met.
  • Attend all Project Search/VR trainings mandated for this position or deemed
    necessary to provide premium, quality services to consumers.
  • Collaborate with consumers to provide employment services & skills training, including benefits counseling, problem solving and support to individuals participating in Project Search and VR program.
  • Screen & determine eligibility for all potential consumers for RAMP’s Employment Services Program.
  • Conduct group and individual orientations to potential consumers who wish to learn more about RAMP’s Employment Services Program.
  • Conduct job readiness and other vocational assessments.
  • When appropriate, refer consumers to other community agencies or service providers.
  • Assist consumers with resume development, acquiring interview skills,
    becoming familiar with social networking, and increase consumers abilities to market themselves
  • Provide consumer assistance, education, and monitoring to ensure that
    employment accommodations are achieved appropriately and to assure
    there is no employment discrimination occurring.
  • Make referrals to benefit planner when appropriate
    Provide on-site individualized job training and supports to interns in Project Search.
  • Provides individualized support for intern during the internship rotation in order for the intern 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 skills trainers, 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 student is challenged to learn and perform tasks to a productive and quality level.
  • Assist with completing the Vocational Fit Assessment to determine the abilities of the intern, the demands of the internship tasks and assist the team to make meaningful matches
  • Carries out steps of job coaching plan with students and other parties as appropriate.
  • Work with consumers, employers, families, job placement specialist, agency personnel, affiliate school personnel 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.
  • Communicates with Project SEARCH instructor to make final decisions regarding any issues that may affect student success at an internship or competitive job site. These decisions may be related to continued skills training, fading, behavior, job tasks, etc.
  • Participates in decision making process to identify and implement training strategies and/or services with other Project SEARCH staff and host business staff.
  • Assist in placement of RAMP’s Employment Services participants into competitive, community-based employment which results in greater independence and improved financial situations.
  • Ensures job placement goals for organizations is met annually.
  • Consistently monitor all job placements to ensure maximum consumer job satisfaction, successfully maintaining the position and upward mobility.
  • Educate the community at large and employers about RAMP’s Employment
    Services Program.
  • Market RAMP’s Employment Services through media releases, service fairs, radio and television interviews, advertisements, etc., as allowed by available resources and success.
  • Conduct community presentations on RAMP’ s mission and services and the IL philosophy.
  • Collaborate and network with other businesses and organizations whom provide employment services to people with disabilities.
  • Maintain relationships with community contacts
  • Complete monthly paperwork and quarterly reports in a timely fashion as
    required.
  • Make sure that all necessary reporting is submitted at least monthly for reimbursement.
  • Make sure that quarterly reports (if pertinent to your position) are complete, approved by the Project Search Coordinator, and sent in by the 10th of the month following that quarter.
  • Assist the Project Search Coordinator in the completion of all quarterly and monthly reports related to the Employment Program.

For questions email mspain@rampcil.org .

To Apply 

Visit https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/ to apply for this position.

Position Title: Project Search Employment Specialist

Organization: RAMP

Job Description

Counsels, advocates and assists participants in Project Search DHS – VR program to achieve vocational goals they have set for themselves and improve their financial standing along with increased independence through work. This position also requires an understanding of the principle of the Independent Living (IL) philosophy, and a genuine desire to carry out this philosophy.

Reports to Project Search Coordinator; Full-time; Full Benefits; Travel and Expenses Reimbursed; Salaried, Non - Exempt.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the position or equivalent experience that would substitute for a formal education.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, the social and professional impact of disability on a family and a community.
  • Working knowledge of community resources for coordinating skills trainings, educational opportunities, accommodations of disabilities, and other resources needed for participants to be work ready.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to advocate effectively and assertively with participants with disabilities and the community without controlling or inserting your own choices.
  • Ability to advise, encourage, inform, empathize and gain trust of participants and their families.
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, initiative, strong and responsible decision making ability
  • Working knowledge of Social Security Work Incentives and the ability to provide accurate guidance in this regard to consumers and families.
  • Mentoring and advocacy techniques to help participants gain employment.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with consumers and families.
  • Ability to organize time for maximum use of work hours.
  • Ability to ensure adequate recording and reporting of case management information.
  • Able to travel to meetings with participants and community entities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications and able to use them efficiently with work responsibilities.
  • Ability to use the Internet for research and e-mail.
  • Personal experience with disability preferred.

Job Activities and Responsibilities

  • Maintain expert knowledge of and be able to provide information for benefits programs including SSI, SSDI, AHCCCS, Medicare and others utilized by Ticket to Work (TTW) and DHS VR program participants.
  • Pursue and remain abreast of advocacy issues related to employment and equal
    rights for people with disabilities on both an individual and systems level.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility within RAMP’s four county service area so that
    coordination and opportunities for persons with disabilities are at an optimum.
  • Attend and conduct networking activities with other agencies, service providers
    and organizations to ensure consumer needs are being met.
  • Attend all Project Search/VR trainings mandated for this position or deemed
    necessary to provide premium, quality services to consumers.
  • Collaborate with consumers to provide employment services & skills training, including benefits counseling, problem solving and support to individuals participating in Project Search and VR program.
  • Screen & determine eligibility for all potential consumers for RAMP’s Employment Services Program.
  • Conduct group and individual orientations to potential consumers who wish to learn more about RAMP’s Employment Services Program.
  • Conduct job readiness and other vocational assessments.
  • When appropriate, refer consumers to other community agencies or service providers.
  • Assist consumers with resume development, acquiring interview skills,
    becoming familiar with social networking, and increase consumers abilities to market themselves
  • Provide consumer assistance, education, and monitoring to ensure that
    employment accommodations are achieved appropriately and to assure
    there is no employment discrimination occurring.
  • Make referrals to benefit planner when appropriate
    Provide on-site individualized job training and supports to interns in Project Search.
  • Provides individualized support for intern during the internship rotation in order for the intern 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 skills trainers, 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 student is challenged to learn and perform tasks to a productive and quality level.
  • Assist with completing the Vocational Fit Assessment to determine the abilities of the intern, the demands of the internship tasks and assist the team to make meaningful matches
  • Carries out steps of job coaching plan with students and other parties as appropriate.
  • Work with consumers, employers, families, job placement specialist, agency personnel, affiliate school personnel 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.
  • Communicates with Project SEARCH instructor to make final decisions regarding any issues that may affect student success at an internship or competitive job site. These decisions may be related to continued skills training, fading, behavior, job tasks, etc.
  • Participates in decision making process to identify and implement training strategies and/or services with other Project SEARCH staff and host business staff.
  • Assist in placement of RAMP’s Employment Services participants into competitive, community-based employment which results in greater independence and improved financial situations.
  • Ensures job placement goals for organizations is met annually.
  • Consistently monitor all job placements to ensure maximum consumer job satisfaction, successfully maintaining the position and upward mobility.
  • Educate the community at large and employers about RAMP’s Employment
    Services Program.
  • Market RAMP’s Employment Services through media releases, service fairs, radio and television interviews, advertisements, etc., as allowed by available resources and success.
  • Conduct community presentations on RAMP’ s mission and services and the IL philosophy.
  • Collaborate and network with other businesses and organizations whom provide employment services to people with disabilities.
  • Maintain relationships with community contacts
  • Complete monthly paperwork and quarterly reports in a timely fashion as
    required.
  • Make sure that all necessary reporting is submitted at least monthly for reimbursement.
  • Make sure that quarterly reports (if pertinent to your position) are complete, approved by the Project Search Coordinator, and sent in by the 10th of the month following that quarter.
  • Assist the Project Search Coordinator in the completion of all quarterly and monthly reports related to the Employment Program.

For questions email mspain@rampcil.org.

To Apply 

Visit https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/ to apply for this position.

Position Title: Director of Advancement

Organization: NIU Foundation

Job Description and Responsibilities

This is a fundraiser position that works within the Gift Planning Team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual major gift prospects. The primary responsibility is to obtain private major and planned gifts at the highest level. This individual also supports the priorities identified by the university. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience with successful major gift solicitation.
  • Knowledge and experience in development and alumni relations fields.
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing skills, strong oral communication with group presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the CASE Statement of Ethics, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and The Donor Bill of Rights. (Membership not required.)
  • Demonstrably strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mentality. A high-level of integrity, focus and commitment to achieve ambitious goals is essential.
  • Familiarity with the “moves management” approach to major gift fundraising
  • Experience working within a matrixed organizational structure where performance responsibilities are evaluated in different divisions.
  • A flexible attitude and clear ability to modify and adapt as situations arise.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting an inclusive work environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

To Apply

Visit http://employment.niu.edu/postings/40486 

For any questions please email at dhill9@niu.edu

EEO Statement and Visa Policy

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

Position Title: Senior Director of Advancement

Organization: NIU Foundation

Job Description and Responsibilities

This is a fundraiser position that works within the Gift Planning Team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual major gift prospects. The primary responsibility is to obtain private major and planned gifts at the highest level. This individual also supports the priorities identified by the university. While the highest priority is to generate charitable gift revenue, this position will focus on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience with successful major gift solicitation.
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in a collegiate environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in development and alumni relations fields.
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing skills, strong oral communication with group presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the CASE Statement of Ethics, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and The Donor Bill of Rights. (Membership not required.)
  • Demonstrably strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mentality. A high-level of integrity, focus and commitment to achieve ambitious goals is essential.
  • Familiarity with the “moves management” approach to major gift fundraising
  • Experience working within a matrixed organizational structure where performance responsibilities are evaluated in different divisions.
  • A flexible attitude and clear ability to modify and adapt as situations arise.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting an inclusive work environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

To Apply

Visit http://employment.niu.edu/postings/40483/ 

For any questions please email at dhill9@niu.edu

EEO Statement and Visa Policy

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

Position Title: Institutional Giving Manager

Organization: Angelic Organics Learning Center

About Angelic Organics Learning Center

Angelic Organics Learning Center is a regional leader helping to regenerate agriculture by building a healthy, green, fair local food and farm culture and economy. Established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in partnership to Angelic Organics farm in 1999, we reach more than 5,000 people each year through our educational programs and urban growing sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We build sustainable local food and farm systems through experiential education and training programs in partnership with rural and urban people.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Institutional Giving Manager is a .75 FTE position. Primarily responsible for grant prospecting, proposals, management and reporting, the Institutional Giving Manager also coordinates our corporate giving and provides key support to our resource development and communications team.

How to apply

Qualified candidates apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, and a 2-3 page writing sample preferably a sample Letter Of Intent or proposal to jobs@learngrowconnect.org.

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and position may start as soon as March 1. We’d appreciate all documents sent in PDF or Word format and “Institutional Giving Manager” included in the subject line item of the email. We look forward to receiving your information. No phone inquiries please.

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Position Title: Marketing Communications Coordinator

Organization: Center for Sight and Hearing

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the VP of Institutional Advancement, the Marketing Communications Coordinator coordinates all aspects of the Center’s website and social media platforms and independently develops electronic media content; designs electronic publications, presentations, and other marketing materials; serves as the lead copy writer; coordinates communications/public relations; and updates community calendars. S/he assists the VP of Institutional Advancement in new product development, brand management, and supports the development team.

To Apply

 Visit https://www.cshni.org/join-our-team/

Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: Rockford Rescue Mision

Job Role:

  • Manage, coordinate and oversee the volunteer program of Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries.
  • Recruit, interview and train excellent volunteers who assist in all Departments.
  • Recognize and affirm volunteers through personal contact, notes, and appreciation events.
  • Demonstrate compassion towards the poor, needy, and homeless.

Apply online at www.rockfordrescuemisson.org or E-Mail hr@rockfordrescuemission.org

Position Title: Communications and PR-Marketing (Volunteer)

Status: Part-time

Organization

KFACT
P.O. Box 342
Rockford, IL 61105
815-519-1072
www.k-fact.org

Job Summary

To create and maintain an awareness of KFACT presence and contribution in the community. To communicate KFACT news, events, and programs across multiple social platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Train and develop committee members if applicable
  • Edit and publish the quarterly newsletter
  • Collect articles and other contributions from committees to develop newsletters and e-blast
  • Assist in news gathering and writing articles for social media post
  • Implement PR roadmap monthly 6. Write jargon articles-quarterly i.e. Chamber voice, KFACT newsletter etc. (if applicable)
  • Attend regular board meetings and provide update on committee progress
  • Shall meet all goals set by the Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate with Board President and Secretary to create e-blasts
  • Create and maintain media kit
  • Maintain and update website in collaboration with marketing company (V2 marketing)
  • Write and approve all press releases in collaboration with V2 marketing
  • Serves as contact for all external communication for all committees
  • Oversee all committee communications for external distribution
  • Implement and maintain organization’s marketing plan
  • Post mentee spotlights consistently (send request to all KFACT staff if needed)
  • Work with Freelance Designer for marketing materials if applicable

How to Apply

Email resume to info@k-fact.org

Position Title: Outpatient Therapist
Full-Time and Part-Time Opportunities Available!

Organization: Family Service Association of Greater Elgin

Job Summary

Outpatient Therapists at FSA not only provide individual and family therapy to the persons they serve, but also complete mental health assessments, treatment plans, coordinate care, advocate, provide case management, and help translate skills learned in the therapeutic environment into their natural environment.

How to Apply

Currently, FSA is in search of multiple Outpatient Therapists positions, View a comprehensive job description and learn how to apply

Position Title: Therapeutic Mentor

Organization: Family Service Association of Greater Elgin

Job Summary

The Therapeutic Mentoring Program provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Therapeutic Mentors coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery

How to Apply

If you are an interested applicant, get more information about comprehensive job description and application details.

Position Title: Development Director

Organization: Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Website: www.kishymca.org

Job Summary

Under the direction of the CEO, the Development Director will direct and coordinate Annual Awards Dinner, Annual Campaign and Endowment Program and fundraising special events. Leads the organization in achieving its mission, to promote Christian Principles by enriching the Spirit, Mind and Body of all those in our communities, especially families and children, regardless of the ability to pay.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.
  • Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. Maintains database resource file on top community leaders.
  • Prepares and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.
  • Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development department budget for the YMCA.
  • Develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the association.
  • Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides reports as needed.
  • Provides training in fund raising. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process.
  • Develops communication plans to insure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support. May plan and direct the marketing and communication plan; may plan and oversee the association annual meeting, annual reports, newsletters, brochures and reports.
  • Supervises Full Time Marketing and Communications Director and Part Time Development Assistant.
  • Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.

Skills Required

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight or more years of professional experience with a background in fund raising in the YMCA or another not-for-profit preferred.
  • Ability to relate to top community leaders.
  • Working knowledge of giving and charitable vehicles.
  • Ability to create interpretive materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how they contribute to the achievement of its mission.
  • Knowledge of the media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.
  • Foundation and government grant writing expertise.
  • CFRE or equivalent preferred; YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

Please forward all resumes to Dionne Horne, HR Director (dhorne@kishymca.org) by December 24, 2019

Position Title: Business Manager II

Organization: Northern Illinois University's Northern Public Radio

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to manage the business and human resources functions for Northern Public Radio (“NPR”). NPR has active NIU Foundation, local, general revenue and grant cost centers. This position prepares and manages budgets for all cost centers; prepares materials for proposals; manages different types of grants (state, federal, other) with different regulations; oversees the tax receipts and compliance requirements for fundraising campaigns. NPR undergoes an annual external audit that is required for and feeds into the extensive application process for major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This position manages both the audit and the application. NPR includes WNIJ (DeKalb-Rockford), WNIU (Rockford-DeKalb), NIRIS, WNIE (Freeport), WNIQ (Sterling) and WNIW (LaSalle).

Duties and Responsibilities

This position oversees business functions of the stations. This includes working within and outside the institution on accounts payables and receivables; developing and maintaining budgets for departments, projects and grants; and overseeing human resource and administrative functions. High attention to detail and strong understanding of the principles of accounting is required to succeed in this position.

Minimum Required Qualifications

1.Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a closely related field (such as accountancy)
(or) a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than those listed in “A” and one year of responsible business experience  (or) four years of responsible business experience (or) a combination of such education and business experience totaling four years.


2. Five years of responsible accounting and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience in a non-profit environment
  • Experience with large-scale grant submissions
  • Experience with broadcasting practices, policies, operations.

Working Hours 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and weekends as needed.

To Apply 

Visit http://employment.niu.edu/postings/39097 to apply for this position.

Position Title:  Extension Program Coordinator

Organization: University of Illinois Extension

Overview

Illinois Extension/4-H has an opening in the Freeport office for an Extension Program Coordinator to work with Youth programming in Stephenson County and NW Illinois. For more information, including a job description and information on Extension, go to go.illinois.edu/jsw. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Jackie DeBatista, Youth Development Educator at 815-235-4125 or jbatista@illinois.edu. Deadline to apply is 1/2/19. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled - http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.

To Apply

For a job description and information on Extension, go to go.illinois.edu/jsw.

Executive Director

KEES has been exclusively retained by The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform (The Federation) in its search for a new Executive Director.

The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform (The Federation), founded in 1995, is a nonprofit planning and change management organization that has been intimately involved in the development of the health care safety net and has helped expand the health and human services system to better meet the needs of the county’s changing population.

The Federation is seeking an accomplished and innovative Executive Director to steer the organization into the next level of community leadership and pursue a new strategic plan to ensure that the programs remain vibrant, relevant, and that the core value of collaboration continues to meet the community need. The next Executive Director of the Federation will partner with the Board of Directors, Council of Community Leaders, local civic and community leaders, funders and other external stakeholders to develop a clear vision and mission for the organization’s next decade. The breadth and depth of the service geography, program scope, public advocacy, and funding strategy are just a sample of the key questions awaiting the next Executive Director and their team. This is an opportunity for a passionate, dedicated professional to have a direct, deep impact on the human services sector in DuPage County and to serve as a key resource and thought leader.

This position offers a competitive salary with solid benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

It is the policy of the Federation to select, train, and promote employees based on their ability and job performance and to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. It is the Federation’s policy to maintain a work environment free of harassment and intimidation and to comply with the letter and spirit of all local, state, and federal laws concerning equal employment opportunity.

As part of its commitment to equal employment opportunity, it is the policy of the Federation to make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with known disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without such accommodations. Applicants and employees requiring a reasonable accommodation should notify the Operations Manager.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams. 
  • Strong experience working directly with an engaged Board of Directors and advisory-like groups. Ability to assist Board members in understanding and appreciating their roles and responsibilities.
  • Proven success developing and growing revenues from diverse funding sources, including social enterprise/earned income, grants, and government contracts. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with a variety of community stakeholders including local and state government officials, donors, public leadership, partner organizations, and other external parties.
  • Thorough knowledge of human service resources available both locally and at the state-level. Professional background in human services is beneficial.
  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; advanced degree and/or credentialing highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of DuPage County and the diverse aspects of the community would be helpful but is not required. Candidates who are deeply engaged in their local communities are encouraged to apply. 

APPLY

Please apply at this link: http://bit.ly/DuPageFED

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. 

This search is being managed by Heather A. Eddy, President and CEO, Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant, and Alison Lewin, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to Alison Lewin at alewin@kees2success.com

KEES is a retained search and consulting firm dedicated to building transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. For more information please visit:http://www.kees2success.com

Position Title: Social Worker

Purpose of Position:  To support child care providers, families and children attending five SITE contracted child care centers. Work with providers and families to foster meaningful relationships to support the parent-child relationship as well as the caregiver-child relationship.

For more information visit our website: www.four-c.org  

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field with experience working with children and families.
  • Must have knowledge of early childhood development.

DUTIES

  • This position requires travel daily.
  • Link families with services to promote the child’s well-being.
  • Design behavior management plans so children will be successful in child care programs.
  • Observe children in child care centers and make referrals as necessary
  • Design and implement programming for parents of children with challenging behaviors who attend contracted child care centers.
  • Partner with classroom teachers to develop action plans for children to help them be successful in the classroom setting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLY

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to:

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
ATTN: Susan Petersen, Executive Director
155 North Third Street, Suite 300
DeKalb, IL 60115

Position Title: Therapist

Family Counseling is looking for part-time therapists, LCSWs and LCPCs are preferred but LSWs or LPCs will be considered if they will soon be taking their licensing exams. A position for a Spanish speaking therapist is also available. This is a great opportunity for therapists who are working in other fields but want to get a counseling experience or are semi-retired but interested in maintaining their clinical expertise or for those wanting a flexible, self-defined schedule while making a real difference in the lives of children and adults in our community.

To apply, resume to:

Eileen Liezert, Executive Director
Family Counseling Services
210 N. Longwood, 
Rockford, IL 61107

Or by email to eileen@familycounselingrockford.org 

Position Title: Regional Manager of Major Giving Programs

Organization: The Salvation Army

KEES has been exclusively retained by The Salvation Army USA Central Territory in its search for two Regional Managers of Major Giving Programs at its Territorial Headquarters in the Chicago suburbs. For more information, please go here: https://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2713pbghpwa. Thank you!

The Salvation Army is an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army USA Central Territory is one of four national territories and serves as the administrative head of 10 Divisions and 257 corps (program service sites) throughout the central United States.

TO APPLY, Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your skills, interests, and desire in applying for this position to the confidential e-mail: https://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2713pbghpwa

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