Careers 2018-04-19T11:25:29+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 Department 
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week:  Full Time
Salary: available upon request
Last Date to Apply: May 11, 2018

Brief Description: 

The fundamental objective of this position is to tell the stories that illustrative the programs, services and projects that reflect the dynamic relationships that community members have with the Howard Area Community Center (HACC). Working proactively with passionate staff members and committed participants, these emotionally compelling stories are geared toward informing and engaging donors, volunteers, fellow staff members, and the general public with HACC through internal and external newsletters, website updates, blog posts, social media, press releases, and the annual report. You will work closely with the Director of Development to provide copy and graphic designs for fundraising initiatives, special event marketing, and donor communications. In addition, you will serve as the primary liaison to HACC’s Board of Directors.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of a Bachelors of Arts in journalism, communications or marketing required.
  • Minimum of three years of writing, editing, and proofreading experience with a corporate or nonprofit organization.
  • Minimum of three years of graphic design experience.
  • Preferably experience with Bloomerang software, WordPress, and Constant Contact
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required
  • Minimum of three years of website design required.
  • Knowledge of Google products (e.g., Google Docs and Google Sheets) required.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) essential.
  • Strong clerical skills,such as note-taking, essential.

How to apply: 

Please send the following documents to Patrick Price, Director of Development, at pprice@howardarea.org:
a cover letter that briefly summarizes your skills for this position and desire to work for the Howard Area Community Center, a current copy of your resume, and three samples of previous work: two samples of your writing, one sample of graphic or website design.

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: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief 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; supports the optimal functioning of the classroom; supports the classroom team.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in mixed-aged (3s, 4s and 5s) preschool classroom
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs within a model of continuity of care
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom
  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 60 college level credit hours
  • A minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework
  • An AA in ECE is preferred. Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood Credential

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, transcripts, and resume to Michelle Patt at mpatt@howardarea.org. 

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: 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 is highly preferred;
  • 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: 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.

TRANSLATE