Careers 2018-02-20T17:03:19+00:00

Careers

Howard Area Community Center is always seeking dedicated and compassionate people who want to help Rogers Park community members build better futures.

Employee benefits may include the following:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Extended medical bank
  • Health insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Dental insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Vision insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Life insurance (Humana Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement account
  • Family and medical leave

*HACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Current Openings:

Program/Department: Development
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full-time, salaried, available upon request
Last Date to Apply: 02-28-18

Brief Description: 

Works closely with the Executive Director, Finance Director, and Board of Directors in short and long term planning of private fundraising. Responsible for organizing and implementing fundraising activities; researching and seeking out new sources of private funding; maintaining and developing private individual donors; overseeing organization communications, foundation grant applications and stewardship, and organizational partnerships; supervising and working collaboratively with all Development Department staff; providing guidance and direction to the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors in support of agency fundraising and marketing; and serving on the agency Senior Leadership Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with Executive Director, the Board Development Committee and other appropriate staff in developing an annual Fund Development Plan for the organization that is consistent with the HACC strategic plan.

Monitor philanthropic trends and suggest program and fundraising modifications as appropriate

Develop and maintain a fund development calendar to ensure all applications, reports, appeals, and planned events are executed.

Work closely with Program Directors to develop compelling proposals to foundations, corporations, civic organizations, and faith-based organizations; and produce timely and accurate grant reports; and ensure we are on track with deliverables.

Retain current donors and expand donor base to fuel the sustainability of the organization, in line with the strategic plan.

Develop and steward relationships with major donors to build a committed group of supporters.

Oversee the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Annual Fund individual donors.

Lead the marketing and stewardship of a planned giving society.

Direct and oversee Communications Coordinator in the production of the Annual Report, internal and external newsletters, brochures and other documents, and the use of social media to support fundraising goals.

Serve as a liaison to the Fund Development Committee and capacity builder for the Board of Directors.

Attend Board meetings as well as related Board Committee meetings, as needed.

Manage and ensure accuracy of fundraising reporting systems and databases.

Mentor, supervise, and work collaboratively with the Development Department staff and provide direction for fundraising consultants.

Represent the agency at appropriate community and funder meetings.

Work closely with ED, Program Directors, and Finance Director on budget planning, the identification of budgetary needs and the implementation of the appropriate fundraising strategies to meet those needs.

Manage annual Development Department budget, including approval of expenses related to development activities.

Assists Program Directors in the completion of government contracts and RFPs.

Performs other tasks as assigned by Executive Director.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Individual must be able to closely and successfully work in partnership with others. Individual must have excellent leadership, management and decision-making skills. Individual must have extensive experience in fund development activities and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The position requires a knowledge of budgeting and basic nonprofit financial systems. The Development Director must be able to motivate and inspire staff, Board, and volunteers to help build the organization’s roster of financial supporters. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree minimum; minimum 5 years in a leadership development position in a NFP agency; and a track record of success in soliciting and stewarding individual donors. Previous experience with Bloomerang or a comparable donor database system.

How to apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume to Towana Horne info@howardarea.org

Program/Department: Finance
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: available upon request
Last Date to Apply: 2.15.18

Brief Description: 

Primarily responsible for vouchering of all governmental contracts. Maintain access to all governmental vouchering systems. Provide first level oversight for finance staff completing governmental vouchering. Edits unposted accounts  receivable entries with billing information from vouchers. Prepare Cash flow statements by Programs on a monthly basis.

Assists Director of Finance in matching Trial balance to cash accounts on monthly basis.

Prepares for annual audit by verifying A/P, A/R, revenue and advances.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

B.A. in Accounting; 5 years experience preferably in non-profit fund accounting; experience in administration of government grants and contracts, outside payroll services.

How to apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to Bancroft Levy at blevy@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Adult Education and Employment
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Part-time/20 hours per week
Salary: Available upon request
Job Posted On: 01/17/2018
Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2018

 

Brief Description: 

Help adults access educational and employment resources in Employment Resource Center. Provide individualized computer support in computer lab. Participate in record keeping and project/ staff development activities.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

Some college preferred; HS diploma required with commensurate experience ; knowledge of multicultural issues and the needs of adult learners; technology teaching experience; good interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org and Charles Hardwick at chardwick@howardarea.org by January 31, 2018 with Computer Lab Specialist in subject line.

Program/Department: Adult Education and Employment
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Part-time/20 hours per week
Salary: Available upon request
Job Posted On: 01/17/2018
Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2018

 

Brief Description: 

Teach and prepare for Basic Digital Literacy classes. Coordinate the data-collection, data-tracking, filing and reporting process for the program. Assist the director in program planning, technology development and capacity-building efforts. Participate in staff development activities.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

Knowledge of MS Office Suite required. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field preferred. 2+ years of experience working in a social service agency preferred. Familiarity with NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessments preferred.

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org and Charles Hardwick at chardwick@howardarea.org by January 31, 2018 with Digital Literacy Instructor in subject line.

Program/Department: Adult Education and Employment
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Part-time/ approximately 15-20 hours per week
Salary: Available upon request
Job Posted On: 01/19/2018
Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2018

 

Brief Description: 

We are seeking an Information Specialist to assist with data entry and program analysis. The Information Specialist will coordinate the data-collection, data-tracking, filing and reporting process for the Adult Education Program.  The Information Specialist will also assist the director and coordinator in program planning, technology development and capacity-building efforts.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field preferred. 2+ years of experience working in a social service agency preferred; knowledge of adult education funding streams and previous experience with DAISI and Excel preferred.

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org by January 31, 2018 with Information Specialist in subject line.

Program/Department: Early Childhood (Home Visiting Program)
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week, this is a 12 month position
Salary: available upon request

Brief Job Description

Provides family-based direct services, including weekly home visits, comprehensive caseload management, curriculum planning and implementation, and facilitation of group socializations, to a diverse community of low-income families with children under the age of three and expectant mothers.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Strong presentation, public speaking, and facilitation skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and with inputting information into online databases
  • Flexible schedule that may include some evening or weekend hours

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience working with pregnant women and families with young children
  • Experience in Early Head Start preferred
  • Own transportation a plus

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and copy of educational credentials to jquinones@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week, year round, daily schedule dependent on program needs
Salary: $48,000 plus generous benefits package

Brief Job Description

Facilitates and teaches groups of children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children; develops and maintains a respectful relationship with families and coworkers; assumes full responsibility for the optimal functioning of the classroom; leads the classroom team; is the designated representative of the classroom and classroom team.

Requirements & Qualifications:

BA degree in Early Childhood Education, with PEL in ECE (current or in process); ESL/Bilingual (Spanish) Endorsement (current or in process); Previous experience in an Early Childhood setting;  Certification in CPR and First Aid (pediatric and adult) a plus.

How to apply:

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and copy of full transcripts.  Email to mpatt@howardarea.org.  Only applicants with all 3 documents in their application packets will be considered.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week; year round, daily schedule dependent on program needs
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

The family support worker will develop and maintain relationships with families and provide quality  case management to ensure that families receive the full scope of comprehensive services though their participation in our Early Head Start/ Prevention Initiative program.  Responsibilities also include implementing a comprehensive program of parent engagement.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Human Services or equivalent with coursework in Family Studies.  Must be able to submit transcripts with application.
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is required.  Computer knowledge, including Excel, Microsoft Word, and use of the Internet are required. Also required are excellent writing and record-keeping skills and the ability to work independently, with a team and leading parent committees.

How to apply:

Complete applications include a cover letter, a copy of all educational transcripts, and resume.  Email to rconner@howardarea.org.  Only applicants with all 3 documents in their application packets will be considered.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week; this is a 12 month position
Salary: available upon request

Qualified candidates have:

  • Experience in primary care-giving practices, and have a working knowledge of the continuity of care model;
  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group early learning experiences in infant, toddler, and twos classrooms;
  • Effective skills for observing, documenting, assessing, sharing and planning for  children’s development;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources for the physical and emotional challenges of working with young children and their families.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;
  • Existing Infant Toddler Certificate (or willing to be in progress for one);
  • 2 years of experience in an infant-toddler setting;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish required;
  • Certification in CPR & First Aid-pediatric and adult (recommended but not required).

How to apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to Amberle Dekker adekker@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Family Literacy Program, Dept. of Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Part time, 9am-1pm Mondays-Fridays
Last Date to Apply: Currently open for applications

Brief Description: 

Provide quality child care for families participating in Adult Education and Family Literacy programs.  Provide developmentally appropriate educational activities and routines following the Creative Curriculum model.  Meet the individual needs of children.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to build supportive relationships with children and their families
Knowledge of and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
Bilingual preferred
Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience working with a diverse families and children
Previous infant toddler or preschool teaching experience

How to apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume to rconner@howardarea.org

Program/Department: Health and Human Services
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Hourly
Salary: $30-40 per hour

Last Date to Apply: Rolling

Brief Description: 

Responds to Hotline and emergency calls. Provides case management and advocacy services to domestic violence survivors and other clients.  Provides counseling services. Conducts one on one sessions as necessary and provides needed referrals. Provides supportive services such as emergency assistance, rental assistance, shelter placement and more. Keeps accurate written records on participants. Attention to detail, resilience.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

Masters of Social Work, Counseling or Psychology and 2 years of experience or Bachelor’s in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology with 3-4 years of experience. 40-hour Domestic Violence training required. BILINGUAL English/Spanish preferred.

How to apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to Stacy Goodman at sgoodman@howardarea.org. Position will be filled ASAP.

Program/Department: Health and Human Services
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full-time, salaried 
Last Date to Apply: Rolling

Brief Description: 

Provides case management and advocacy services to domestic violence survivors and other clients.  Provides counseling services. Conducts one on one sessions and provides needed referrals. Conducts domestic violence adult and/or children’s group. Provides supportive services such as emergency assistance, energy assistance, rental assistance and more. Keeps accurate written records on participants. Attention to detail, resilience.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s or Master’s of Social Work, Counseling or Psychology and 2 years experience. Bilingual: Spanish, French or Russian.

How to apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to Maria Kamenaki at mkamenaki@howardarea.org. Position will be filled ASAP.

Program/Department: Health and Human Services
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full-time, salaried 

Brief Description: 

Provides advocacy and case management services to domestic violence clients.  Accompanies clients to court to offer mediation and translation. Assists clients with completing and filing orders of protection and other legal documents. Conducts one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and provides needed referrals. Keeps accurate written records. The position is stationed at the Domestic Violence Court at least twice weekly to outreach to clients, enroll and assist them to navigate the Court. Attention to detail, resilience.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s in Social Work or comparable degree and 2 years experience. Fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

How to apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to Stacy Goodman at sgoodman@howardarea.org. Position will be filled ASAP.

We are looking for an undergraduate student! 

The intern will be able to learn how to assist with: emergency food, Food Pantry, Circuit Breaker, emergency assistance, and referrals to services within and outside the Howard Area Community Center.

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