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Chief Program Officer at Rockford Rescue Mission

Contact Name: Josh Zimmerman
Contact Email: JoshZimmerman@rockfordrescuemission.org
Organization: Rockford Rescue Mission
Open Job Title: Chief Program Officer

Job Description

The Chief Program Officer at Rockford Rescue Mission oversees all the program functions, including Homeless Services, Recovery Services, Food Services, Works! Center and the Hope Clinic. The Chief Program Officer's main responsibility is the accomplishment of agreed-upon outcome goals for life recovery residents and crisis guests by analyzing, strengthening, changing, systematizing, and integrating Mission’s programs. To provide motivation, direction, training, and other assistance to the directors of respective Programs.

A top candidate will have a B.A. degree in human services or related field required; or an M.A. degree in a similar field would be preferred. Along with, a minimum of five years of productive work experience in human services or program management.

In order to be considered further, all applicants must complete a few items located on our website. Please click all the available links and complete the documents as needed. Thank you. HR/CF From a smart phone, click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner of the website.

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Volunteer Supervisor at Rockford Rescue Mission

Contact Name: Josh Zimmerman
Contact Email: JoshZimmerman@rockfordrescuemission.org
Organization: Rockford Rescue Mission
Open Job Title: Volunteer Supervisor

Job Description

Do you describe yourself as a people person? Do you want to work at a job that truly helps people in need? Then Rockford Rescue Mission could be the place for you.

The Volunteer Supervisor role at Rockford Rescue Mission manages, coordinates, and be responsible for the volunteer program. This position is at the forefront of connecting, recruiting, and organizing the volunteers that come to help at the Mission.

A top candidate will have a High school diploma or equivalent, Must have good communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Must have a pleasant personality and good interpersonal skills to interact with all types of individuals, and Must have the ability to assist in public relations.

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Administrative Coordinator at Rockford Wind Ensemble

Contact name: Matt Guschl
Contact email: president@rockfordwindensemble.org
Organization *

The Rockford Wind Ensemble (RWE), a professional wind ensemble, was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit organization run by local musicians. The mission of the Rockford Wind Ensemble is to promote creative and healthy communities by enriching lives through music performance, music education, and artistic growth. The RWE presents a four-concert series during September through April. The RWE is also responsible for managing the Rockford Concert Band for a series of five outdoor concerts at Sinnissippi Park during June and July.

The administrative coordinator for the Rockford Wind Ensemble is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the organization. The administrative coordinator will work primarily from home but is expected to attend most Rockford Wind Ensemble and Rockford Concert Band concerts and monthly board meetings. This is a part-time, hourly position. Hours will vary based on organizational needs. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Duties

  • Manage the Rockford Wind Ensemble email account
    • Write/proofread and send correspondences to the appropriate recipients
    • Respond to any patron or donor inquiries
    • Process ticket orders
  • Manage the Rockford Wind Ensemble phone line
    • Respond to any patron or donor inquiries
    • Process ticket orders
  • Coordinate patron/donor relations
    • Run the box office or information table at Rockford Wind Ensemble and Rockford Concert Band concerts
    • Write/proofread and send thank you letters and renewal requests to donors and sponsors
    • Prepare a list of current donors for the program prior to each concert
    • Maintain the patron/donor database
  • Update/maintain the RWE website and social media accounts
  • Collect and compile performer availability information for the personnel manager
  • Manage correspondences for youth programs such as the Youth Honor Band and student auditions for Rockford Concert Band
  • Facilitate Board of Director elections
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace (G Suite) and Microsoft Office software
  • Competence with Wordpress, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to work independently

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to president@rockfordwindensemble.org

Community Engagement Coordinator-Severson Dells Nature Center at Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

As the community engagement coordinator, you will be responsible for the overall community outreach including marketing and communications and relationship and fund development for Severson Dells Nature Center. You will serve as a key representative of Severson Dells Nature Center, engaging a broad spectrum of funders and supporters as the organization continues to grow and diversify its revenue streams. The community engagement coordinator will work with the director of education and other staff to develop a vision for community engagement and will play a lead role in implementing this vision.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking to groups of all sizes and demographics
  • Solid relationship management skills enhancing internal organizational relations and external community interactions
  • Project management skills: ability to multitask, problem-solve, prioritize, delegate, and to create systems and processes
  • Strong customer focus in all tasks and activities
  • Demonstrated comprehension of development and development communications best practices including experience writing for the web, and integrating social media
  • Experience supporting the development of diverse and inclusive environments, and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Demonstrated highly collaborative style, relationship-builder who can effectively work with all constituent groups including staff, board, volunteers, donors, vendors, and other supporters
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Ability to easily adapt to change
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality
  • Adheres to all risk management and safety programs
  • Experience with:
    • Microsoft Office
    • CRM Systems
    • Mail Chimp or other comparable communication systems
    • Website management (preferably Squarespace)
    • Willingness to learn new applications and identify innovative ways for technology to support organizational objectives
  • A valid Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with major campaigns and campaign communications
  • Familiarity with northern Illinois philanthropic community
  • Experience with graphic design, Adobe creative suite, Canva and PowerPoint.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in communication, fundraising or marketing, in addition to a minimum of three years of relevant non-profit experience with proven success in the following areas:
    • Fundraising development
    • Media promotions and social media content management
    • Fundraising event management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Certified Fund Raising Executive certification preferred or ability to obtain within 18 months.

How to apply: Complete an online application

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is an equal opportunity employer.

Direct Support Supervisor at Mosaic in Rockford

Contact name: Kritika Chokkanathan
Contact email kritika.chokkanathan@mosaicinfo.org

Job Description

Who we are: Mosaic is a national faith-based healthcare provider of services to people with diverse needs including intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism support, behavioral therapy and senior care. Our 3,800 employees and 800 independent contractors provide a life of possibilities to nearly 4,000 people across 10 states and 400+ communities.

Building upon more than a century of service, Mosaic navigates continuous transformation in service delivery while maintaining a focus on those things that matter most: people served and their families, the people who serve and our mission of service and advocacy.

Responsibilities

  • Directs and coordinates the operations of the residential and/or day services program and is operated in compliance with all regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and within the assigned budget.
  • Monitors the scheduling of staff, program plan implementation, coordination of appointments and activities for people served.
  • Provides coaching and supervision to staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in a related field, with one year in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid required.
  • Work requires frequent physical activity including extended periods of standing, walking, and bending with occasional periods of sitting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crouching, squatting and balancing.
  • Work also requires constant reaching between knee and shoulder level as well as frequent reaching below knee level and overhead.
  • Work requires occasional independent lifting up to 25 pounds, frequent push/pull up to 40 pounds of force and the ability to safely transfer 50 pounds.
  • Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
    • Must have flexibility (2nd/3rd shifts and/or weekends). 

How to apply: Complete an online application.

Certified Medication Specialist at Mosaic in RockfordNew

Contact name: Kritika Chokkanathan
Contact email kritika.chokkanathan@mosaicinfo.org
Salary range: $13-$17.08 an hour

Job Description

If you'd like to help people with intellectual disabilities enjoy a full life, look no further. Mosaic is looking a certified medication specialist to join our mission. These are caring individuals who support people with intellectual disabilities out in the communities where we serve.

Full-time evening position available. Must be able to provide a copy of your medication aide certificate.

In this position you will:

  • Administer routine medications to individuals in service as directed by the prescribing physician, and in accordance with state certification, company policy and CMA standards
  • Train and assist people served in various aspects of activities of daily living
  • Ensure services meet quality standards
  • Responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the people served
  • Document the services and supports provided

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of related experience or six months experience with additional certification completed.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license required, where applicable.
  • Work requires frequent physical activity including extended periods of standing, walking and bending with occasional periods of sitting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crouching, squatting and balancing.
  • Work also requires constant reaching between knee and shoulder level as well as frequent reaching below knee level and overhead.
  • Work requires occasional independent lifting up to 25 pounds, frequent push/pull up to 40 pounds of force and the ability to safely transfer 50 pounds.

Note: Must list previous experience on your application and/or resume and discuss with the recruiter during the phone interview process

How to apply: Submit an online application

Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Mosaic in Rockford

Contact name: Kritika Chokkanathan
Contact email: kritika.chokkanathan@mosaicinfo.org

Job Description

If you'd like to help people with intellectual disabilities enjoy a full life, look no further! Mosaic is looking for direct support professionals to join our mission to provide caring support in the communities we serve. It is life-changing work as we strive to be a leader in quality services and advocacy.

Great benefits! Mosaic offers multiple options at competitive rates, including health insurance, tuition reimbursement and paid time off that accrues immediately upon hire. Benefits eligibility may differ based on position. This position schedule is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In this position you will:

  • Train and develop daily living skills and life activities for people we serve
  • Provide quality services to people we support
  • Be responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the people we serve
  • Electronically document the services and supports provided

Requirements include:

  • Desire to make a positive difference in people's lives.
  • No experience or educational requirements needed. We provide thorough training.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license required, where applicable.
  • Work requires frequent physical activity including extended periods of standing, walking, and bending with occasional periods of sitting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crouching, squatting and balancing.
  • Work also requires constant reaching between knee and shoulder level as well as frequent reaching below knee level and overhead.
  • Work requires occasional independent lifting up to 25 pounds, frequent push/pull up to 40 pounds of force and the ability to safely transfer 50 pounds.

How to apply: Complete an online application


Special Events Coordinator at Midway Village and Museum Center

Contact name: Patrick OKeefe

Contact email: executivedirector@midwayvillage.com

Midway Village Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic person to develop and produce public special events. Midway Village is Rockford’s history museum. Our mission: Midway Village Museum, the best for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Rockford region, is committed to educating and enriching our community by providing state-of-the-art exhibits, programs and events. Midway Village Museum features a 148-acre campus, which includes 27 structures and also features a living history Victorian Village. For more information please visit our website.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, supervising and execution of a variety of special events at Midway Village Museum.
  • Events include but are not limited to, Sock Monkey event, Civil War Hands-On History School Days, All Hallows Eve, World War II Days, and other living history programs.
  • Acts as the liaison with the Winnebago County Health Department, Rockford Park District, Rockford Fire Department, and the Historical Reenactment Society for all museum event needs.
  • Work closely with the director of marketing to promote and evaluate events.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets and budgets for each event.
  • Negotiate contracts and partnerships with performers, re-enactors and vendors.
  • Work with other members of the staff and volunteers to ensure events are true to the museum’s mission and values.

Qualifications and requirements include:

  • College degree required.
  • Knowledge of history, recreation, event planning preferred.
  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Prefer experience in a museum setting and a strong team approach.
  • This is a full-time position. Weekend and evening work will be required.

How to apply: Submit resume and three references to laura.furman@midwayvillage.com or to the curator, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. No phone calls, please.

Fund Development Manager at Midway Village and Museum Center

Contact name: PJ OKeefe
Contact email: executivedirector@midwayvillage.com

Midway Village Museum is seeking a creative, dynamic person lead its fund development efforts. Midway Village Museum seeks a fund development manager to raise funds to support the organization's mission. Our mission: Midway Village Museum, the best for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Rockford region, is committed to educating and enriching our community by providing state-of-the-art exhibits, programs and events.

Midway Village Museum features a 148-acre campus, which includes 27 structures and also features a living history Victorian Village. More information can be found on our website.

Key responsibilities in the areas of grants, special events, sponsorships, annual drive and endowment development. Solicit funds from individuals, members, corporate, state funds and foundations. Maintains donor database, and leads the annual fundraiser. B.A./B.S. preferred with good skills in software (Donor Perfect) and social media. Five years experience. Must have excellent communication skills for a team environment.

How to apply: Please apply to business manager, Midway Village Museum at businessmanager@midwayvillage.com

Housing Counselor at NW HomeStart

Contact Name: Stephanie Rains
Contact Email: stephanier@nwhomestart.org

Summary

The housing counselor provides comprehensive individual pre-purchase counseling, foreclosure intervention counseling, financial capabilities coaching, homebuyer education, and group education services. This position requires the use of independent judgement and decision-making skills.

Responsibilities

  • Counseling
    • Counsel and interview clients with respect to their overall financial situation as it relates to homeownership, budgeting, debt reduction, credit re-building and education.
    • Create a budget and a detailed action plan for all clients
    • Create and ensure completion of a client’s file per organizational and HUD guidelines
    • Adhere to all guidelines related to the confidentiality of client records and information and requirements per the HUD Housing Counseling Handbook and National Industry Standards for Homebuyer Education and Counseling.
    • Proactively manage workload, calendar and client appointments to help meet the goals of the organization and serve the client effectively
    • Assist with facilitating education workshops, including scheduling, marketing, and procuring speakers
    • Build relationships with lenders, realtors, and other professionals to develop referral sources
    • Assists the program manager with special projects as assigned and other tasks deemed necessary to achieve overall goals and operate a successful program
    • Conduct community outreach to meet program goals.
    • Obtain and keep HUD certification as a Housing Counselor; obtain and keep NCHEC certification in at least two disciplines
  • Education
    • Associates degree in human services, business or related field or
    • At least two (2) years experience in banking, lending or related area and two (2) years of experience working with people in need of assistance or
    • An equivalent combination of training and experience

Qualifications

  • Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints.
  • Be able to work within team structure and be able to negotiate and manage conflicts.
  • Knowledge of housing and economic self-sufficiency issues, as well as community resources
  • Ability to perform duties in a confidential manner
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to organize complex material in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to structure and convey information for a large group in a manner that is engaging and approachable.
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing time and prioritizing workload
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Bilingual competence preferred

How to Apply

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Rains, StephanieR@nwhomestart.org.

Regional Housing Coordinator at NW HomeStart

Contact name: Stephanie Rains
Contact email: stephanier@nwhomestart.org 

Summary

The regional coordinator is responsible for conducting pre-purchase housing counseling and education, rental counseling, and credit improvement coaching, including administrative responsibilities. This coordinator will build relationships with lenders, realtors and other professionals to develop referral sources. The activity of this position will focus on Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties, and requires the use of independent judgment and decision-making skills.

Responsibilities

  • Counseling
    • Manage a caseload of housing counseling clients who are interested in becoming homebuyers, maintaining a client base in Freeport, and other locations as necessary within our service area.
    • Manage a caseload of rental counseling clients maintaining a client base in Freeport, and other locations as necessary within our service area.
    • Work with clients on a one-on-one basis to provide education, guidance and referrals tailored to each client’s unique circumstances.
    • Provide individualized credit improvement coaching
    • Develop and assist clients with action plans to help them meet their goals
    • Use Financial Capabilities approach when addressing client’s goals, moving them into the  Financial Capability GPS as necessary
    • Enter notes into Housing Counseling Database
    • Create, maintain and update client files on a regular basis
  • Education – In-person
    • Host and teach education workshops, including scheduling, marketing, and procuring speakers
    • Enter notes into Housing Counseling Database
    • Complete follow-up paperwork from classes, including certificates and communication with referring partners
  • Education – Online
    • Manage client base of eHome and/or Framework Clients
    • Work with clients to complete process, including one-on-one follow-up
    • Enter notes into Housing Counseling Database
    • Complete follow-up paperwork from classes, including certificates and communication with referring partners
  • Outreach
    • Work with Marketing & Leads Coordinator to schedule and attend outreach events in rural counties
    • Attend Community Events to promote HomeStart’s brand and services
    • Contribute to HomeStart bi-monthly newsletter for partners
    • Submit weekly pipeline and activity reports
    • Obtain and keep HUD certification as a Housing Counselor
    • Obtain and keep NCHEC certification in at least two disciplines
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Education

  • Associates degree in human services, business or related field or
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in real estate, lending or related area and two (2) years of experience working with people in need of assistance or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform duties in a confidential manner
  • Detail-oriented with ability to organize complex material in clear and concise manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in establishing goals and objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to structure and convey information for a large group in a manner that is engaging and approachable.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing time and prioritizing workload
  • Good working knowledge of tenant responsibilities and available programs in the region
  • Good working knowledge of the components of a housing counseling program
  • Good working knowledge of the home buying process
  • Knowledge of lending products and various homeowner assistance programs
  • Ability to compare and contrast financial information
  • Ability to calculate loan rates/terms

How to Apply

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Rains, StephanieR@nwhomestart.org

Business Manager at Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois

Contact name: Lynn Momberger
Contact email: lynn@familycounselingrockford.org

Broad Scope and Purpose of the Position

This position manages the agency’s finances, medical billing, and collections, as well as supervises the clerical staff, performs all Human Resources duties, and has responsibility for some IT-related functions. Ensures agency compliance with accounting, human resources, HIPAA, medical billing and insurance and other regulations and laws.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains various ledgers for financial transactions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll in Quick Books accounting software system.
  • Prepares all financial statistical reports including fiscal and monthly financial reports.
  • Prepares payroll data and related tax forms including 1099’s, W-2’s, W-3 reconciliations and 941's. Also prepares necessary federal and state reports including the 5500.
  • Prepares all accounts payable checks for appropriate signature.
  • Prepares correspondence relative to fiscal management in response to various governmental units.
  • Compiles materials for and is available to the certified public accountants that perform FCS’s annual audit.
  • Assists in the preparation of agency budget and assists the executive director in the fiscal planning function.
  • Prepares and provides financial information needed for grant applications, grant tracking and grant reports.
  • Responsible for collection of accounts receivable and resolving billing issues.
  • Directly supervises four part-time clerical staff, coaches employees to enhance performance, and conducts performance appraisals, salary administration and disciplinary/remedial action plan to ensure optimal employee performance.
  • Determines need, secures approval, and orders appropriate levels of supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date employee files.
  • Conducts new employee orientations and coordinates necessary training.
  • Sets up employee access to various software and systems.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Three years of accounting/business management experience using Quick Books
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • At least one year experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred.
  • At least one year EMR billing experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Quick Books accounting software.
  • Thorough knowledge of government filing requirements related to taxes and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Proficiency using Excel, Word, and other common business software.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgement.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply 

Please send resume and statement of interest to Lynn Momberger, executive director, at lynn@familycounselingrockford.org.

Administrative Assistant at Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Contact name: Jennifer Smith
Contact email jsmith@cfnil.org

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is looking for an administrative assistant to provide administrative, operational, and clerical support to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois team and strong customer service to a wide range of constituents. Do you love data management and have an eye for details? This may be the job for you! This is a full-time, in-person position requiring minimal previous experience. As an organization that seeks to serve all people and communities of northern Illinois, people from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. View the full job description.

To apply, send cover letter and your resume to info@cfnil.org. No phone calls, please.

Bilingual Independent Living Advocate at RAMP

Contact Name: Mark Spain
Contact email: mspain@rampcil.org
Organization: RAMP

Position

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

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

Examples of the type of services this Advocate would provide:

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

How to Apply

Online Application: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/rampcil/jobs

RSVP Assistant at Lifescape

Contact Name: Nedisa Music
Contact email: Nmusic@lifescapeservices.org
Organization: Lifescape

Position

RSVP Assistant DEKALB COUNTY.
The RSVP Assistant is essential to our Lifescape Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The main function of this position will be entering RSVP volunteer information into our Volunteer Reporter system, answering phone calls related to RSVP, and preparing/organizing documents for the RSVP Director and RSVP Volunteer Coordinator. When necessary this position will make phone calls to recruit new volunteers and to communicate with current or past volunteers. When asked by RSVP Director or Coordinator, assist communicating with volunteers or volunteer
stations.

How to Apply

Online Applicationwww.lifescapeservices.org
Or send resume toNmusic@lifescapeservices.org
By email: Nmusic@lifescapeservices.org

Director of Membership Development at The Parks Chamber of Commerce

Contact Name: Tonya Lamia
Contact Email: info@parkschamber.com

The Parks Chamber is seeking a membership development professional to help lead new member recruitment strategies, promoting the chamber throughout the region and inviting businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and individuals to join as new members. Candidates should be self-starters with proven track records of creating and leading sales and marketing strategies, exceeding sales goals, and providing excellent customer service.

View the position profile for more information.

How to apply: email a resume with a cover letter and references to info@parkschamber.com.

Bilingual Outreach and Intake Assistant at Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

Bilingual Outreach and Intake Assistant - Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

Contact name: Alexandra Sossa
Contact email: asossa@flapillinois.org
Reports to: Bilingual Intake Coordinator and Outreach Assistant
Employment Status: Full-time-non-exempt
Position: FLAP is seeking to hire a full-time Spanish and English-Speaking Outreach and intake
assistant.

Compensation

Pay and benefits depend of experience and skills, with health insurance reimbursement, holidays, sick days, vacations, miles reimbursement, a salary starting at $40,000 per year. Necessary equipment to perform job responsibilities will be provided.

Location

During COVID-19 all FLAP staff is working remotely, once it is safe to return to FLAP’s office the expectation is to be there and traveling in Illinois doing community outreach and education, attending community meetings and events outside of the office.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, driving is required throughout Illinois, you will be operating normal office equipment and use a computer and phone for extended periods of time. Must possess normal vision or correctible to within normal ranges.

Background

FLAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improve working conditions for low-income workers and their households in these industries: cannery, farms, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants and snow plowing. The organization carries out its mission through community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals, partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking, preventing family separations by helping immigrants secure dual citizenship for their children and facilitates the access to cash transfers to very low-income populations.
FLAP together with experienced law firms have an active case docket involving a variety of cases. The organization does not receive funding from the Federal Legal Services Corporation. For additional information and to watch FLAP daily engagement with workers and organizational updates please visit FLAP's Facebook page and website.

Responsibilities

  • Present information on FLAP services at community events, do Know your Rights presentations and distribute community outreach and education material in Illinois, during days, evenings and possibly weekends
  • Conduct by telephone or in-person client intakes
  • Perform office work that includes organizing community outreach and education activities, creating community education materials, participating in local task forces, communicating with clients, and performing other clerical and administrative assistance duties
  • Provide the community with information and resources
  • Maintain regular contact with English and Spanish- speaking clients
  • Provide oral and written Spanish/English translation and interpretations as needed
  • Assist as necessary with office duties such as data entering, answering the phone, typing, photocopying, etc, and with whatever additional tasks as directed by the intake coordinator and outreach assistant.

Qualifications

  • You must be Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Detail-oriented, with strong problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, multi-task and time management skills, extremely responsible, self-initiating, and focused, self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Willingness to travel throughout Illinois during days, evenings and weekends
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle for travel, legally mandated automobile liability insurance and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work with people of diverse economic, educational and social backgrounds
  • Have computer skills
  • Ability to carefully document facts, maintain confidentiality of the information provided by clients and partners and work with existing staff as a full team member.

How To Apply 

To be considered for the position, please send the following via e-mail, to: info@flapillinois.org in attention to Alexandra Sossa, Executive Director, 33 N. LaSalle, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating date when you can start working
  • Writing samples (one in Spanish, one in English)
  • Two references

Please write “Bilingual Outreach and Intake Assistant” in the subject line of the e-mail. FLAP will not accept incomplete applications. No Phone calls please.

The position will remain open until filled, but FLAP is hoping to hire the right person to start ASAP.

Note: this is a grant-funded position; continued employment depends on performance and availability of funds.

FLAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) at Milestone, Inc.

Contact name: April Adams Adams
Contact email: hr@milestone-inc.org

Under the supervision of the group home administrator and functioning as a lead member of the Interdisciplinary Team, develops, monitors, and documents individual served programming directed toward the goal of maximizing each assigned individual’s served growth and development. Read full job description

How to Apply

Complete an online application

Senior Accountant at RAMP

Contact name: Mark Spain
Contact email: *mspain@rampcil.org

Job description: Oversees and directs the financial processes of the organization including performing the functions of accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, grant tracking for the entire organization, monthly billing, all journal entries, review of bank reconciliations prepared by staff, assisting with annual budgeting, updating projections on budget goals throughout the year and more. Responsible for the organizations' financial reporting while ensuring all laws, funder guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits are followed.

How to apply: Apply online.

Traumatic Brain Injury Case Manager at RAMP

Contact name: Mark Spain
Contact email: mspain@rampcil.org

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. 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.
How to apply: Apply online.

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