Employment

For over 40 years, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been a leader in educating, enriching, and empowering children and families. We are always looking for quality individuals with experience and skills in the child development and social services fields. The Center offers a variety of employee benefits.

These include:

  • Quality Programs

    • NAEYC accredited
    • low child-to-teacher ratios
    • program coordinators at each site
    • parental involvement

  • Educational Advancement

    • tuition assistance
    • book stipends
    • milestone and retention awards for certified teachers
    • linkages to degree and scholarship programs
    • support from entry-level aide to child development professional
  • Competitive Benefits

    • health, dental, life, short-term disability, and supplemental insurance
    • 401(K) plan
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • credit union

Open Positions

  • Executive Projects Associate

    The Executive Projects Associate serves as a project manager and strategic thought partner to the Chief Executive Officer on key organizational priorities and projects to advance the mission and vision of the Carole Robertson Center for Learning. This role works with the CEO and the executive team to execute and manage with fidelity high-priority projects in all departments of the organization. The Executive Projects Associate also staffs the CEO, serving as her proxy in community conversations, managing relationships with external stakeholders, providing analysis and advice, and drafting executive communications for internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Projects Associate will play a key role in the implementation of the Carole Robertson Center’s new strategic plan and assist with additional projects as determined by the CEO.

    EDUCATION

    B.A. degree in related field. Master’s degree in preferred.

    EXPERIENCE

    Minimum two years of experience working in a mission-driven organization in a role supporting senior management.

    COMPETENCIES

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to relate to diverse internal and external constituents and strong team collaborator
    • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-pace environment with multiple projects and priorities
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment is required.
    • Sound decision-making and initiative-taking skills
    • Experience or familiarity with key performance indicator dashboards, project management
    • Some knowledge of early learning and youth development programming, and human services
    government contracts preferred
    • Strong analytical and budgeting skills
    • Proficiency in technology, including Microsoft Office and Power BI

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Senior Director of Programs and Impact Operations

    The Senior Director of Programs and Impact Operations supports the Carole Robertson Center (Center) for Learning’s successful and recognized prenatal to five programs across all program models: center-based, home visiting, family child care network, partner sites (directly and indirectly operated). Through strategic implementation, direction, and mentoring, this role effectively articulates and supervises the development and implementation of high quality program services, policies and procedures, metrics, and overall operational and systems efficiencies across our organization.

    • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to provide effective guidance and stability for program continuity, and ability to serve as a role model for staff and families.
    • High level expertise in utilizing technology to ensure organizational efficiencies; experienced in the use of Outlook,Excel,Word,and PowerPoint as well as web based platforms such as COPA and child care management software.
    • Demonstrated ability to use technology to maximize communication between all program stakeholders: staff, families, and community partners.
    • Demonstrated understanding in center-based operations and budget monitoring.
    • Strong organization and follow-through skills.
    • Ability to multi-task while ensuring integrity across roles and responsibilities.
    • Ability to work in high-performing organization and model required expectations to staff at sites.
    • Expertise in infant/toddler and preschool development.
    • Five or more years of supervisory experience in early childhood programs with demonstrated experience in program policy and systems development, planning and implementation.
    • Demonstrated experience in financial management and planning.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness.
    • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple, non-technical audiences including team members, families, and other constituents.

    Master’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field preferred

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Mental Health Senior Manager

    Under the direction of the Director of Learning and Evaluation, The Mental Health Senior Manager promotes the
    practices and conditions required to support children, families, and staffs’ social and emotional well-being, while ensuring that services are designed to assist children in their emotional, cognitive, and social development toward an overall goal of social competence and school readiness. The Mental Health Senior Manager provides ongoing, relationship-based mental health consultation, technical assistance, training, and referral services to Carole Robertson Center for Learning site-based, community based, and partner programs. The Mental Health Senior Manager promotes continuous quality improvement for all Carole Robertson Center for Learning programs by embedding, scaling, and codifying the Center’s Mental Health/ Social Emotional Learning (MH-SEL) framework.

    • Minimum of a Master’s degree in social work, LCSW required.
    • Advanced knowledge of Head Start standards
    • Working knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD system, Coaching to Fidelity, NAEYC accreditation standards.
    • Advanced skills in use of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to gain and maintain reliability on various assessment tools in order to assist in collecting data using these
    tools (ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, CLASS, DECA/DARS).
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
    • Proven ability to work in diverse settings with multiple stakeholders.
    • Excellent oral and written skills.
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, or other times as required.
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task with demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects effectively and ability to work well under tight deadlines.
    • Assists with other duties and projects as assigned
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Mental Health Program Advisor

    Under the direction of the Director of Learning and Evaluation, The Mental Health Program Advisor promotes the practices and conditions required to support children, families, and staffs’ social and emotional well-being, while
    ensuring that services are designed to assist children in their emotional, cognitive, and social development toward an overall goal of social competence and school readiness. The Mental Health Program Advisor provides ongoing, relationship-based mental health consultation, technical assistance, training, and referral services to Carole Robertson Center for Learning site-based, community based, and partner programs. The Mental Health Program Advisor promotes continuous quality improvement for all Carole Robertson Center for Learning programs by embedding, scaling, and codifying the Center’s Mental Health/ Social Emotional Learning (MH-SEL) framework.

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, in early childhood education, early childhood administration, education, or a related field or a related discipline.
    • Ability to gain and maintain reliability on various assessment tools in order to assist in collecting data using these tools (ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, CLASS, DECA/DARS).
    • Working knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD system, Coaching to Fidelity, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Head Start standards.
    • Advanced skills in use of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent oral and written skills
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, or other times as required.
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
    • Proven ability to work in diverse settings with multiple stakeholders.
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task with demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects effectively and ability to work well under tight deadlines.
    • Assists with other duties and projects as assigned.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Infant Toddler Program Advisor

    Under the direction of the Director of Learning and Evaluation, the infant and toddler program advisor ensures compliance with all internal and external program standards, and promotes continuous quality improvement for all Carole Robertson Center for Learning programs. The infant and toddler advisor will build and sustain a community of practice for the Center’s infant and toddler teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors serving children 0-3 through the provision of coaching and technical assistance supported by reflective practice. This role is a critical link in building a culture of inquiry among teachers, home visitors, and direct service staff to support children’s growth and development.

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in early childhood education, early childhood administration, education, or a related field
    • At least 5 years of experience in early childhood education or a related field.
    • Ability to gain and maintain reliability on various assessment tools in order to assist in collecting data using these
    tools (ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, CLASS, DECA/DARS).
    • Advance knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD system, Coaching to Fidelity, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Head Start standards.
    • Advanced skills in use of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent oral and written skills,
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, or other times as required.
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task with demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects effectively and ability to work well under tight deadlines.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Preschool Program Advisor

    Under the direction of the Director of Learning and Evaluation, the preschool program advisor ensures compliance with all internal and external program standards, and promotes continuous quality improvement for all Carole Robertson Center for Learning programs. The preschool advisor will build and sustain a community of practice for the Center’s preschool teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors serving children 3-5 through the provision of coaching and technical assistance supported by reflective practice. This role is a critical link in building a culture of inquiry among teachers, home visitors, and direct service staff to support children’s growth and development.

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in early childhood education, early childhood administration, education, or a related field. Minimum of at least 5 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.
    • Ability to gain and maintain reliability on various assessment tools in order to assist in collecting data using these tools (ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, CLASS, DECA/DARS).
    • Advance knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD system, Coaching to Fidelity, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Head Start standards.
    • Advanced knowledge of child and adult learning theory, practice, and implementation.
    • Advance knowledge of teacher coaching best practices and implementation.
    • Advanced skills in use of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent oral and written skills,
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, or other times as required.
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task with demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects effectively and ability to work well under tight deadlines.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Managing Associate Teacher

    Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, assists in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children, in addition to full time classroom teacher duties, which includes developing and implementing individual educational plans for children.

    • A baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or child development and A Level 5 ECE and IT credential; or
    • A baccalaureate or advanced degree in education and a Level 5 ECE and IT credential with an Illinois Pre-K certification;
    • Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;
    • Proof of a physical examination within the last six months, which includes a tuberculosis test, and comply with other background checks as required by the Agency and/or DCFS licensing;
    • Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities; and
    • An education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education of their children.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Assistant Teacher

    Under the direction of the Managing Associate Teacher assists in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children, in addition to full time classroom teacher duties, which includes developing and implementing individual educational plans for children.

    An associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development and a Level 4 ECE and IT credential; or
    • A baccalaureate and a Level 4 ECE and IT credential;
    • Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;
    • Proof of a physical examination within the last six months, which includes a tuberculosis test, and comply with other background checks as required by the Agency and/or DCFS licensing;
    • Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional
    maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities; and
    • An education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education of their children.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Teacher Aide

    Under the direction of the Managing Associate Teacher assists in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children, in addition to full time classroom teacher duties, which includes developing and implementing individual educational plans for children.

    • An associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development and a Level 2-3 ECE and IT credential; or
    • A Child Development Associate credential (CDA) and a level 1 ECE credential;
    • Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Home Visitor

    The Home Visitor plans and implements educational activities for male participants in the North Lawndale and Austin communities with children ages birth to three years old. The home visitor delivers services in the home environment or agreed location and in a socialization setting, modeling appropriate behaviors and empowering parents to be their children’s first teacher.

    Applicants for the position of Home Visitor shall possess a minimum of a B.A./B.S. in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development fields. B.A./B.S. degree attained in other fields must include credits in ECE/Child Development that are equivalent to a major (minimum 36 credits) in the field.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    • Ability to communicate effectively with and relate to diverse internal and external constituents.
    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
    • Must be able to listen to people, understand the issues, respond appropriately, and bring issues to successful conclusion.
    • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure.
    • Must have valid driver’s license, current insurance and have access to a reliable vehicle.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Out of School Time Mentor

    The Out of School Time Mentor ensures high quality afterschool and/or summer programming, maintains a safe environment with clear and consistent limits and expectations, plans and facilitates project-based activities, communicates with parents, and supervises assistant mentors.

    Applicant for the position of Afterschool Lead Mentor must possess one of the following:

    • Bachelors in Arts in Education, Youth Development or related field

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Out of School Time (OST) Assistant Mentor

    The OST Assistant Mentor lead social and emotional learning check-in and goal setting, communicate with parents, co-facilitate activities, maintain safe environment, conduct homework help.

    Applicant for the position of Afterschool Lead Mentor must possess the following:
    • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Some College preferred
    • 1 year of experience in a recreational program, kindergarten, or licensed day care center serving school-age children or a license exempt school-age child care program operated by a public or private school

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Out of School Time Specialist

    The Out of School Time Specialist ensures high quality afterschool and/or summer programming, maintains a safe environment with clear and consistent limits and expectations, plans and facilitates project-based activities, communicates with parents, and supervises assistant mentors.

    Applicant for the position of Out of School Time Specialist must possess one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in education recreation or similar field
    • At least one year of classroom experience or
    • At least one year in facilitating specialty program (i.e. yoga instructing, coaching, woodshop etc.)

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.