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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:

Reports directly to the County Manager; Full-Time, Travel and Expenses Reimbursed, Full Benefits, 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

Job Activities and Performance Indicators (in order of priority):

Collaborate with consumers to identify needs using a holistic approach and taking into account all areas of consumers’ lives.

  • Contacts new referrals within RAMP’s guidelines and provides follow up until needs are met and/or intake is scheduled.
  • Complete all paperwork required by RAMP and their funders; develop an Independent Living Plan (ILP) with consumer’s goals, objectives, and time frames.
  • Provide encouragement, follow-up and support to consumers and family members.
  • Refer consumers to other community agencies or services providers to ensure appropriate supports.
  • Provide encouragement, follow-up and support to Community Reintegration consumers and family members to ensure a smooth transition to community living.

Actively serve as an advocate of the Independent Living Philosophy.

  • Pursue and remain abreast of advocacy issues related to equal rights for people with disabilities on both an individual and systems level.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility within RAMP’s 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 that consumer needs are being met.

Maintain enthusiasm and creativity in assisting consumers.

  • Meet with County Manager on a regular basis to discuss individual consumer services, and to review results.
  • Collaborate and network with co-workers to ensure consistency across the four county offices and to enhance services to consumers. 
  • Continue personal and professional development through educational opportunities, attending workshops and conferences, participating in peer/case reviews, Direct Services Team Meetings and by attending all staff/development meetings.

Maintain an active caseload and complete all necessary paperwork and documentation

  • Complete necessary intake information; consumer profile, release(s), rights and responsibilities, according to RAMP’s Guidelines and when needed access documentation necessary for the provision of premium services.
  • Manage active caseload and handle additional caseloads for other RAMP services as needed.
  • Complete CRP paperwork in a timely basis and submit to DRS for approval.

Educate the community on what assistance and services are available through RAMP.

  • Market RAMP services in collaboration with other RAMP staff through media releases, service fairs, radio and television interviews, advertisements, etc., as allowed by available resources.
  • Be available for community presentations on RAMP’s mission and services, the IL Philosophy.
  • Collaborate and network with other agencies/community partners who serve people with disabilities.

Complete monthly paperwork and quarterly reports in a timely fashion as required.

  • Timesheets submitted for payroll timely, expense reports once a month and CEA (community education activities) by the 5th of each month into RAMP case note database.
  • Make sure that quarterly reports (if pertinent to your position) are complete, approved by the County Manager, and sent in by the 10th of the month following that quarter.

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

ADA CHECKLIST FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & REQUIREMENTS, VISUAL ACUITY, AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION

The physical activity of this position. 

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

The physical requirements of this position.

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. 

  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

To Apply

Apply online at https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/jobs

Position Title: Project Search Skills Trainer

Organization: RAMP

Purpose of Position:

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. Prior successes needed for this position are; experience in encouraging, motivating and teaching skills to students (sometimes repetitively) until the student is proficient.

Position Parameters: Reports:

Reports to Employment Manager; Full-time; Full Benefits; Travel and Expenses Reimbursed; Salaried Non - Exempt. The “work site” for this position will primarily be at Mercy Health on Rockton Road, not a traditional office setting.

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

Job Activities and Performance Indicators (in order of priority):

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. Maintain enthusiasm and creativity in assisting 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Accept and implement all Mercy Health’s Health and Safety guidelines discussed during employee/intern/contactor orientations.

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 all SRF paperwork is completed and turned-in when due.
  • 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 Employment Manager, and sent in by the 10th of the month following that quarter.
  • Assist the Employment Manager in the completion of all quarterly and monthly reports related to the Employment Program.

Educate the community at large and employers about RAMP’s Employment Services Program.

  • Develop internships anytime throughout the year, whenever necessary.
  • Maintain contact with all departments, to keep updating the internship binders and task analyses.
  • Keep the supervisors up to date with the program whether there is an intern in the department currently or even if there is not a current intern.

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

ADA CHECKLIST FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & REQUIREMENTS, VISUAL ACUITY, AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION

The physical activity of this position. 

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

The physical requirements of this position.

  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision. 

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. 

  • The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
  • The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

To Apply

Apply online at https://rampcil.applicantpro.com/jobs

Please also complete the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

Position Title: Chair

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: Director of Fund Development

Organization: Wesley Willows

Job Summary

The Fund Development Director in collaboration with the Board of Directors Fund Development Committee and the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy for Wesley Willows Corporation. The Director of Fund Development is responsible for working towards achieving ongoing fund raising goals and engaging supporters. This includes building key relationships and contacts within and outside of Wesley Willows to ensure meeting strategic goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Studies the overall purpose and plans for the organization and prioritizes goals according to 1-year, 5-year, and long range objectives. Sets monetary goals and budgets accordingly.
  • Identifies prospects for financial support, including foundations, corporations, and individuals, and determines best means of contacting each group.
  • Plans and implements special events campaigns, a donor cultivation program, an annual direct mail campaign in order to convey the purposes of the organization clearly and effectively.
  • Writes grant proposals for government and foundation funds.
  • Develops fundraising literature suitable for general public and previous small gift donors.
  • Targets prospects as major donors and develops literature explaining the uses and benefits of charitable giving as part of estate planning.
  • Meets with and develops long-term relationships with individuals to offer personalized strategies for giving.
  • Engages volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Assigns duties and reviews all activities of the fundraising office.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
  • Supervises the actual fundraising process to maintain careful records of receipts and account for disbursement of all funds.
  • Participates on Executive Management Team by contributing opinions, research, problem-solving, insight and ideas.

Minimum Education/Skills/Experience/Credentials:

  • A bachelor’s degree with major in fundraising, finance, accounting, marketing & sales or similar concentration.
  • Minimum of five years in fundraising with a non-profit organization.
  • Good knowledge of federal and state tax planning techniques favoring charitable giving.
  • Prefer working knowledge of Razor’s Edge database.
  • Excellent written and oral language and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a planning team.
  • Valid driver’s license to travel for presentations to foundations or potentially large donors.
  • Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

How to Apply

Apply online at https://wesleywillows.org/employment/.

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: Program Coordinator

Organization: Circle of Change

Job Summary

This part-time, non-exempt position will provide on-going coordination of program dog training classes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending assigned dog training classes
  • Welcoming veteran participants and dog owners
  • Maintaining required records
  • Occasionally working public events
  • Actively participating as a member of the Circle of Change team.

This position reports to the Executive Director and will average 15 - 20 hours per week.

Requirements

To be considered, candidates must be a U.S. military veteran.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Steve Haight at vetsprogramcoordinator@gmail.com. An brief overview of your military record must be included. No calls please.

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: Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity

Position Reports to: Affiliate Executive Director

Job Summary

Responsible for all aspects of the affiliate volunteer program. This role will support all volunteer development and support activities for the affiliate office, the construction program, and the ReStore.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Will develop volunteer recruiting processes to support all volunteer needs of the affiliate.
  • Will be the main point of contact for the affiliate for all external contact from organization volunteer requests.
  • Support and enhance an on-line platform that offers potential volunteers a way to express their interest in work with our affiliate.
  • Develop an effective volunteer data base that identifies available candidates while accurately tracking volunteer hours.
  • Administer onsite volunteer orientation training for new volunteers for both the office and ReStore.
  • Work closely with the affiliate Construction Manager in coordinating the use of volunteers on construction projects.
  • Coordinate with local churches and organizations in the development of a lunch schedule to support build season days
  • Divide work responsibilities between both at the affiliate office and the ReStore.
  • Develop new external sources of volunteers throughout the community.  
  • Partner with Habitat managers to identify new ways to support existing volunteers and retain them.

Skills Required

  • High School diploma required – college degree preferred.
  • Competency in e-mail and other basic on-line systems, including social media.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task while handling multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Must possess a positive, enthusiastic attitude that promotes successful teamwork and collaboration.
  • Possess a professional demeanor that allows you to represent the mission and strategic goals and objectives of RAHFH in a positive manner.

Qualified candidates should apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Keri Nelson at KeriNelson@RockfordHabitat.org or 5183 Harlem Rd. Suite 3 Loves Park, Il 61111. 

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.

Position Title:Patron Services Coordinator

Organization: Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Overview:

The patron services coordinator position is 30-hours per week, generally 6 hours per day. The position is the first point of contact for patrons for purchasing tickets and making donations. It requires detailed management of the database and accurate reporting. Additional opportunities with commission are available.

Job Responsibilities

Box Office
  • Set up pricing and concert information in Ticketmaster and PatronManager
  • Administer all RSO ticket sales and exchanges; maintain ticketing database
  • Coordinate subscription campaign from establishing segmented customer files to creating order forms and letters, processing orders, and mailing tickets and welcome packets
  • Create and maintain a group ticket sales program
  • Work as liaison with Coronado Theatre/SMG ticketing office
  • Create mailing lists for single ticket and subscription marketing and development prospecting
  • Maintain sales performance and analysis reporting
  • Oversee set-up and tear-down of RSO info table and other items on concert night.
Development
  • Assist in annual fund direct mail campaigns including determining recipients, communicating with printers, and coordinating mailing
  • Process all donations in Donor Perfect/PatronManager, administer donor acknowledgements, and monitor stewardship and pledges
  • Coordinate internal communication on donors through daily reports; generate trend analysis/segmentation reports, as needed
  • Ensure accuracy of database content
Program Book

Assist in advertising sales for the RSO program book through coordinating mailings, tracking sales; and following up on leads.

General Administration
  • Route incoming calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Willingness to embrace and adhere to RSO mission and vision
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Maintain current understanding of and effectively utilize TicketMaster, Archtics, and Patron Manager
  • Willingness to be a flexible and committed team-member with the RSO administrative and artistic staff
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be available to work weekend concerts and events as assigned

Education/Experience Requirements

Associate degree in Business, Marketing, Management or Communications preferred but not required. 1 to 3 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

Stand for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, sit, stoop, and stretch; occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Apply

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:

Julie Thomas, Executive Director
Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Riverfront Museum Park
711 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
Email: jthomas@rockfordsymphony.com

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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