United Way of Lake County unites leadership and resources to create lasting change that will improve and save lives in Lake County, IL.
We Create Lasting Change By:
+ Preparing children for kindergarten.
+ Ensuring students can read at grade level
+ Helping youth overcome barriers to graduation and beyond.
+ Empowering families to become and remain self-sufficient.
+ Helping connect individuals and families to life-changing support.
Purpose of Position:
Supports the efforts of United Way of Lake County’s Success By 6 programs. Responsible for coordinating and implementing Early Learning Clubs, Better Together Program, Kindergarten Countdown Camps, Early Learning Trails, Kindergarten Calendars and other high impact initiatives and projects. Provides outreach to the Lake County community and childcare providers. Works to increase the number and quality of early learning opportunities in key communities. Develops relationships and reports on the impact of collaborative impact projects as directed.
- Manages the relationship development, scheduling and training of the sites that will host Success By 6 Early Learning Clubs. Coordinates all details and the implementation of clubs as well as the coordination of materials needed.
- Assists in the recruitment of sites and students for Kindergarten Countdown Camps, manages the day-to-day programming, supervising interns and volunteers and troubleshoots as needed.
- Works with Women United and supervisor to develop and supervise impactful projects, activities and grant outcomes.
- Responsible for relationship building and outreach to the Lake County community and childcare providers in programming and as required in grants.
- Manages the countywide distribution and edits of early learning resources such as the Kindergarten Readiness Calendar and other materials.
- Oversee all aspects of Better Together including, developing, assessing, implementing and leading the birth-to-three program.
- Assists in the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, which measures the impact of Success By 6 in various communities. Manages the outcome measurement of projects and initiatives, administers measurement tools, enters data and assists in the preparation of reports.
- Recruits and trains volunteers for special projects that align with our Community Impact focus and meet the needs of resource development staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree and experience preferred in early childhood development, social service, public administration or related field or a combination with significant related experience (Master’s preferred)
- Must be bilingual (English & Spanish) in both verbal and written forms
- High quality written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish required
- Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to serving culturally diverse populations
- Demonstrated computer experience and knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, etc.
- Well organized, with ability to project plan, monitor and evaluate activities and programs
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a solution-focused approach
- Flexibility and ability to work with all manner of personalities/individuals/groups
- Experience in social services, community development or early education preferred
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, drive/operate a car, lift and carry bags and boxes of approximately 10 pounds; talk or hear, read, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, stoop, kneel, or crouch, type, operate a computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone and postage meter.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required.
This is not a remote position. It is a 37.5 hour per week position with benefits. Most hours are during the normal workday (8:30am - 5:00pm), but some evenings and weekends are required. Must provide own transportation to community meetings and programs.
United Way of Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a pluralistic and complex environment. We encourage applications from people who identify as LGBTQAI+, women, veterans, people who have been historically marginalized and people with disabilities.