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

  • Director of Learning and Evaluation

    The Director of Learning and Evaluation ensures compliance with all internal and external early learning and out of school time (OST) program standards, and promotes continuous quality improvement within all CRCL programs. The Director of Learning and Evaluation oversees the evaluation of program goals, objectives and outcomes as defined by project plans; implements and monitors effective data collection and reporting systems; and coordinates training and staff development in evidence-based practices.

    • At least 5 years of experience in designing and implementing program evaluation systems
    • Demonstrated expertise and reliability in early learning and OST program assessment tools, including but not limited to:
    o Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS-R/3, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R, and SACERS)
    o CLASS
    o Program Administration Scale
    o Business Administration Scale
    • Working knowledge of:
    o Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold
    o Early childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES)
    o Devereux Early Childhood Assessment
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications required, including advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of SPSS
    • Proven ability to produce well-crafted reports and clearly present complex information to various audiences
    • Advanced knowledge of program evaluation principles and practices, including survey development and administration, and qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis.
    • Advanced knowledge of child and adult learning theory, practice, and implementation.
    • Advance knowledge of teacher coaching best practices and implementation.
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • 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.

  • Lead Home Visitor

    The Lead Home Visitor provides guidance and coaching to home visitors on best practices and will support the monitoring of program implementation to ensure compliance and fidelity to the curriculum. In this role, the Lead Home Visitor supports the implementation of curriculum, screening and assessments, ensures adherence to home visiting program models and funder requirements. This individual will be assigned a full home visitor caseload. In addition, the Lead Home Visitor will collaborate closely with content area specialists to maintain quality of program services and to ensure that families receive comprehensive education and family support services that fit their needs.

    • Must have at least 3 years of experience working in a community based social services field of study.
    • Must have at least 3 year of experience working in a home visiting program.
    • Must have at least 1 years of experience managing a home visiting program.
    • Demonstrated administrative, fiscal, and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to understand, analyze, interpret, and make decisions about complex information received.
    • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Teacher Assistant

    The Teacher Assistant assists in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate daily programming for an assigned group of children. The Teacher Assistant provides care, nurturance, protection, and supervision for all children, especially those in the assigned group, at the site, on field trips, and during school escort/pickup services.

    EDUCATION (Head Start):
    Applicant for the position of Teacher Assistant shall possess a current CDA in either Infant Toddler or Early Childhood Development, determined by group or age assigned.
    EDUCATION (CPS):
    Applicants for the position of Teacher Assistant must have a minimum of 60 college credits, with a minimum of 15 credits in Early Childhood Education/Child Development.
    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Early Childhood Site Director

    The Site Director is responsible for the overall leadership of developmentally appropriate early learning/school-aged programs including compliance with all applicable licensing and funding regulations (Federal, State, City and State Pre-K); and contributes and adheres to the development of agency and Early Education Care plans and goals, as well as establishing relationships with community health and welfare services. The Site Director provides oversight and support of ExceleRate Illinois™, and NAEYC Accreditation programs.

    Applicants for the position of Site Director must possess a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Education or a related field. Degrees attained in other fields must include credits in ECE/Child Development that are equivalent to a major (minimum 36 credits) in the field; five (5) years of progressively complex program management/supervisory experience and must have an Illinois Director Credential level II or above. Bilingual preferred. For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Grant Writer and Communications Specialist

    The Grant Writer implements assigned portions of the Resource Development annual work plan, assuming a leadership role focused on grant writing (public and private), reporting, and foundation/corporate relations.

    B.A. degree and minimum of two years of grant writing experience. Must have demonstrated oral and written communication skills and provide a writing sample. Must have an ability to communicate effectively with and relate to diverse internal and external constituents. Ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Chicago-area foundation, corporate and public funding community. For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Payroll Finance Clerk

    The Payroll/Finance Clerk is responsible for supporting 3 key areas in the Finance Department. (Payroll, Contract Fiscal Reporting, and Concur expense and travel reimbursements) This position will effectively manage the agency’s bi-weekly payroll process, assist with the execution of the DFSS contract monthly reports and Head Start In-Kind vouchers, assist the Contract Manager with contract fiscal reporting requirements and be the fiscal agent for SAP Concur, ensuring expenses and travel and expense reimbursements are accurately uploaded into Fund EZ.

    Applicants for the position of Payroll/ Finance Clerk shall possess an AA in Accounting. 1-2 years of professional accounting or fiscal experience in finance or a related field is preferred. Experience in the non-profit/social service sector is also a plus. For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Human Resources Generalist

    The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR related duties on a professional level and works closely with HR management in supporting employees at all three sites. The position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: strategic planning, talent management, training and employee development, compensation, performance management, benefits administration and compliance with applicable employment laws.

    B.A. in Human Resources or a related field.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • 3 – 5 years HR experience, preferably in community based, nonprofit social service settings. .
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to analyze causes of interpersonal conflict and resolve communication issues.
    • Must have in depth knowledge of HR core competencies.
    • SHRM professional certification
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to manage priorities and workflow.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here

  • Maintenance Worker

    The Maintenance Worker/Evening maintains the physical facilities of the agency in accordance with safety and sanitation requirements and defined by Facility Manager and Director of Operations.

    Applicant for the position of Maintenance Worker/Evening – Maintenance/Operations shall possess at least a High School Diploma or GED, and 2 years of related experience required. For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Eligibility Specialist

    The Eligibility Specialist processes eligibility, billing and problem resolution relating to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and other subsidized child care systems. Operates as part of the Finance Department specifically with FSS on subsidized child care issues.

    Applicants for the position of Eligibility Specialist shall possess a minimum of an A.A. degree in Social Services or a directly related field. For full job description and qualifications, please click

    After School Teacher

    The After School Teacher plans and implements age-appropriate daily programming for an assigned group of children. The Teacher provides care, nurturance, protection, and supervision for all children, especially those in the assigned group, at the site, on field trips, and during school escort/pickup services.

    Applicants for the position of Teacher must possess the School Age and Youth Development Credential, Child Development Associate, or A.A/A.A.S in education, a social science, or other related field. B.A./B.S. in education, a social science, or other related field preferred.