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.

  • Data Analyst

    The data analyst will turn data into information and information into insight to drive data driven decision making that promotes continuous quality improvement across all Carole Robertson Center for Learning programs and demonstrates the Center’s quality and impact to funders. The Data analyst will develop analysis and reporting capabilities for maintaining accurate and confidential data files of student achievement and adult practices and will work to support data literacy training for teachers and administrators in the use of data to improve outcomes. This position will also apply appropriate statistical measurements to data; review program, city, state, and national data to develop comparison trends, and design and develop reports as requested.

    • Minimum of a BS in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics.
    • Proven working experience as a data analyst.
    • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation
    techniques.
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc),
    programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks).
    • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc).
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of
    information with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.
    • Ability to gain working knowledge of various assessment tools (ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, CLASS, DECA/DARS)
    • Ability to gain working knowledge of Chicago Early learning Standards, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Head
    • Excellent oral and written 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.
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, or other times as required
    • 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.

  • 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 Program Site Coordinator

    The OST Coordinator ensures safety and compliance and creates engaging active learning experiences where youth (Kindergarten – 12 years old) can build both social emotional skills as well as concrete life skills. This person manages a team of two staff and multiple volunteers to plan and facilitate project-based activities in STEM, Music, mentoring, healthy living and homework help. This person will communicate with parents, manage incidents, conducts grant reporting and ensures full youth participation. In addition, this staff person will conduct programming and supervision in the early childhood 3-5 year old classrooms for up to 10 hours a week.

    Full time with benefits

    Applicant for the position of OST Coordinator must possess the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to school-age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields
    • Experience working with youth 6 to 12 years old.
    • 2 years’ experience in youth development
    • Proven success in managing staff

    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.

  • 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.