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Extension Specialist, Community and Economic Development (CED)

Job Description

The Extension Specialist, Community and Economic Development (CED), serves as a regular, full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. This position will be responsible for working with Extension Educators statewide to identify topics and design innovative programs, and for developing multi-media delivery mechanisms for Extension programs and information.

Three full time positions are available (one in each region)
Locations:
Region 1 (Northern Illinois)
Region 2 (Central and Western Illinois)
Region 3 (Central and Southern Illinois)
(Positions will be housed within one of the units of the region hired for – see below for map)
https://go.illinois.edu/ExtensionMap
Additional positions may become available in other locations

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

Specific responsibilities of the Extension Specialist, CED are as follows:


Program Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation

  • Assess needs of communities and institutions across the region. This may include networking and collaborating with community organizations, local government representatives, Unit and campus based Extension staff, and related groups to conduct surveys and other needs assessments.
  • Within subject area expertise, develop innovative curricula and programs to address local community and economic development needs that mesh with the broader state and national interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Deliver high impact programming to diverse audiences using appropriate delivery mechanisms to optimize reach and effectiveness. Partner with Extension educators, specialists, faculty, students, and volunteers.
  • Serve as the content expert for informal educational efforts within subject area expertise.
  • Evaluate program impact consistent with impact indicators developed by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, which are used across the 12-state region. Evaluation should include short-term impacts and long-term changes in community practices and conditions.
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to communicate with local government representatives, community and agency partners, and individual stakeholders. This may include electronic technologies such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and e-learning platforms.

Scholarship

  • Establish professional relationships and participate in campus-based partnerships to link academic programs and research to Extension programming. Partner with Extension specialists and/or faculty members on research projects as appropriate.
  • Be an active member within a professional society(s) to stay current in the discipline. Seek out and participate in professional development to enhance competency relevant to the needs of the communities served.
  • Use research and evaluation to create programs that address current and emerging issues; improve existing programs.
  • Share principles of evidence-based best practice with peers.

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Serve as an effective team member and volunteer for leadership roles as appropriate within the Community and Economic Development team, University of Illinois Extension, and University of Illinois.
  • Solicit additional internal and external resources to support the CED program. Includes strategic use of available funds to increase program quality and impact.
  • Help develop and teach University of Illinois Extension programs.
  • As needed, accept statewide responsibilities as requested by the Program Leader.
  • Perform other duties aligned with the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming, as assigned.

Organizational Requirements

  • Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans of work, activity and impact reporting, PEARS database entry, etc.). Other Information
  • Comply with all University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assists Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports.
  • Local, regional and (limited) statewide travel required; personal transportation required.
  • To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.illinois.edu.

Administrative Relationship

The Extension Specialist, CED is administratively responsible to the Assistant Dean, CED.

Qualifications

  • Required: Master’s degree in community development, business administration, economics, public administration, public finance, regional and urban planning or closely related field. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date. Evidenced knowledge of and/or experience in participatory planning and best practices in community development.
  • Preferred: Earned PhD in community development, business administration, economics, public administration, public finance, regional and urban planning or related field. Informal education curriculum development and delivery. Experience evaluating and reporting impact. Experience in leadership roles and/or evidenced ability to guide the work of others. Experience with specialty field such as planning, business retention/expansion, sustainability, health care, or local food systems.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.

Additional Information

The position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Application Procedure

To apply, go to https://go.illinois.edu/112312. Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Resume dates must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of April 30, 2019.

For further information about the position please contact Ryan Hobson at rhobson@illinois.edu. For technical assistance with the online application process, please email jobs@illinois.edu.

Position Title: Restoration Ecologist

Job Description

To assist the Director of Stewardship with managing NLI’s preserves, developing the conservation easement stewardship program, developing management plans and growing the volunteer land management initiatives on lands owned by the Natural Land Institute primarily in northwest Illinois. Candidates with a degree in Natural Resource Management, Biological Sciences or equivalent are preferred.

Apply

Please send completed resume, cover letter, and three references to the attention of Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship at info@naturalland.org no later than May 20, 2019.

For More Information visit https://www.naturalland.org/employment-and-internships/.

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Overview

  • Part-time position, 15 – 20 hours per week
  • Provide on-going coordination of program dog training classes run by professional trainers
  • Responsible for attending dog training classes
  • Welcome veteran participants and dog owners
  • Maintaining required records and statistics
  • Contact participant referrals and perform follow ups
  • Assist with working public events

Required

  • Must be a U.S. military veteran, have dependable transportation, basic computer skills, experience working with veterans a plus. Female and minority veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to vetsprogramcoordinator@gmail.com.

Contact Steve Haight at executivedirector@circle-of-change.org for more information

Position Title: Independent Living Advocate

Organization: RAMP

Purpose of Position

To provide personalized, consumer driven services, information & referral, peer counseling & support, education and advocacy, and independent living skills training, while advocating for the rights of all people to make their own choices. This position also requires an understanding of the principle of the Independent Living (IL) philosophy, and a genuine desire to carry out this philosophy.

Position Parameters

  • Reports to Employment Services Manager
  • Full-time
  • Full Benefits
  • Travel and Expenses Reimbursed
  • Salaried, Non - Exempt.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in a field directly related to the operations of RAMP, or
  • Three (3) years of equivalent experience and understanding of non-profit or direct service programs; or
  • Personal experience with a disability and/or working with persons with disabilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work as a team player;
  • A belief and commitment to the Independent Living (IL) Philosophy and a vision for seeing it implemented for all persons in our four county catchment area;
  • Self-Motivated and creative in problem solving;
  • Reliable transportation and a willingness to work evening and weekend hours, if needed.
  • Bilingual preferred

To Apply

To apply for this position of for more information please visit https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/.

Position Title: Employment Specialist

Organization: RAMP

Purpose of Position

Counsels, advocates and assists participants in the 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.

Position Parameters

  • Reports to Employment Services Manager
  • Full-time
  • Full Benefits
  • Travel and Expenses Reimbursed
  • Salaried, Non - Exempt.

Job Requirements

  • 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
  • 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.

To Apply

To apply for this position of for more information please visit https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/.

Position Title: Board Members

Organization: Montessori Private Academy Board of Directors

About

Our Mission

At Montessori Private Academy our mission is to enlighten young people by nurturing their interests and independence, inspiring them to reach their full potential and lead extraordinary lives in our global community.

Our Values

Our key values of independence, confidence, empathy, curiosity and happiness are a few of the metrics we rely on to know we are accomplishing our mission.

  • Independence: From toddlerhood through ninth grade, children become self-directed individuals.
  • Confidence: Children are confident in themselves, at school, and in the world.
  • Empathy: Children understand they are part of a greater whole, with a love for all life.
  • Curiosity: True exploration gives children opportunities to pursue their life’s work.
  • Happiness: When children love to learn, their joy leads to greater achievement.

What makes MPA unique?

MPA was founded in 1983, 36 years ago, by a group of motivated parents desiring private Montessori education for their children in the Rockford area. Today MPA is a fully-accredited member of the American Montessori Society and has 174 students from 2-15 years of age. The mission of MPA is to prepare the whole child intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically, not only for the child’s years in school, but throughout life. An Honor to Serve on the Board MPA board members have the privilege of working collaboratively to direct and support a well-established, first-rate organization. The board is made up of current parents as well as community members and professionals who come together to make policies and provide strategic direction and oversight.

Job Description

MPA is seeking to bring on a few new board members to serve two-year terms beginning in June 2019 to help guide the the Not-for-Profit Corporation into the future.

Requirements

  • You are passionate about education
  • You have the time and energy to spend 6-10 hours a month doing board work: attending board meetings, participating in committee work, and being an ambassador for MPA
  • You have been a leader on a non-profit board before and you are ready to bring your experience and insight to another organization
  • You are an experienced fundraiser, and enthusiastic about sharing your skills
  • You are an experienced strategic financial professional, and you are ready to bring your experience and insight to a non-profit educational institution
  • You have hands-on technology knowledge, and are willing to share your skills

To Apply

Please email Shannon Thruman at shannonthruman@gmail.com to receive more detailed information about MPA and the Board of Directors.

Position Title: Adult Staff for Summer conflict management playground program

Organization: Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries

Job Description

Help provide supervision and leadership to teen staff and children in summer nonviolent conflict resolution playground program.

Job Activities and Responsibilities

  • Help supervise teen staff and volunteers;
  • Monitor and help lead activities.
  • Serve as a liaison to visiting groups.
  • Implement nonviolent conflict resolution skills and curriculum as developed in cooperation with Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries and lead staff person.
  • Teach and model nonviolent conflict resolution concepts to teen staff and visiting children through leadership style and all personal conduct.
  • Welcome and assist adult community presenters.
  • Assist and mentor teens in developing leadership, teaching, and job skills to help them effectively model and teach nonviolent conflict resolution techniques to children in a playground setting, utilizing creative play activities, such as non-competitive games, drama, etc.
  • Be available for (paid) planning sessions with Lutheran Ministries prior to Jun. 5, at dates and times mutually convenient.
  • Be on-site at Liberty Park for 3 hours each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon Jun. 5 — Jul. 1.

To Apply 

Email RALMmail@aol.com or call at 815-962-4279 to apply for this position. 

Position Title: Child Nutrition Summer VISTA

Organization: Northern Illinois Food Bank

Job Description 

The AmeriCorps VISTA will work primarily with the Food Bank’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to build capacity with new and existing sites. VISTAs will monitor programs for compliance, create and analyze survey data, and assist with implementation of the mobile meals route. In 2018, the Food Bank’s Summer Food Service Program provided meals to an average of 9102 at 132 child feeding locations. The VISTA will measure their built capacity through the increase in meals served at the summer feeding programs.

To Apply

Apply online

For any questions please email at dyarbrough@northernilfoodbank.org.

Any other details Please visit these AmeriCorps websites for more information on becoming a VISTA member.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vista-member

https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/vistacampus/files/LivingAllowanceRatesByCounty_Effective_7_8_2018.pdf

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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