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

  • Senior Director of Programs and Impact

    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.

  • ECE Coordinator

    The ECE Coordinator is responsible to implement and manage all facets of the assigned Childcare Program at the designated site.

    Applicants for the position of Non-Exempt Salaried Coordinator must possess a B.A./B.S. specifically in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development of children from age 3 to 6 years old. B.A./B.S. degrees attained in other fields must include credits in ECE/Child Development that are equivalent to a major (minimum 36 credits) in the field with a focus in Infant and Toddler.

    For full job description and qualifications, please click here.

  • Teacher

    The Teacher plans and implements developmentally 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.

    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
    • Must have experience in applied skills in music theory, performance, and/or education.
    • Must participate in the planning of and implementation of music and arts related program, special events.
    • Ability to appropriately represent the agency to external partners, collaborators, funders, and volunteers.
    • Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency as indicated for program needs.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.