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

  • Maintenance Worker

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

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS
    Responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the entire physical facility and grounds.
    • Monitors and maintains the physical safety of all areas. Informs supervisor or designate of
    conditions that require immediate and/or skilled attention.
    • Performs regular sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming (as appropriate) in order to maintain the
    classrooms, hallways, general lobby areas, bathrooms, offices, gym, kitchen, storage and all areas
    used by the program affiliated with the agency.
    • Removal of all refuse from the facility, both indoors and outdoors, ensuring that all refuse is put
    inside garbage bags, and disposed of properly by placing all bags into dumpster.
    • Secures building and equipment; turns facility keys over to appropriate individuals or to
    appropriate secure areas.
    • Cleans outdoor play area to ensure the physical safety of all children and clients.
    • Secures premises upon leaving the building each day by locking doors and/or activating security
    alarm.
    • Inventory and order preparation for maintenance supplies.
    • Assists with receiving deliveries of site supplies and equipment.
    • Moves and rearranges furniture in classrooms and other spaces for transitional program activities,
    meetings, and other needs.
    • Completes paperwork and logs to document maintenance and janitorial work.
    • Completes work orders for building and equipment repairs as needed.
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    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.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Must be in good physical condition for activities that includes lifting, bending, stooping, climbing stairs,
    moving/storing supplies/inventory, and food service equipment
    • Requires lifting of up to 50 pounds.
    • Follows procedures as required by licensing and funding agencies (including but not limited to Illinois
    DCFS Licensing Standards, City of Chicago Health Requirements for Day Care Centers, Head Start Performance Standards, Carole Robertson Center for Learning Policies and Procedures and quality standards as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children)

  • Senior Facilities Manager

    The Senior Facilities Manager maintains the physical facilities and food service operations of the agency in accordance with safety and sanitation requirements.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

    1. Ensure that all program models and bricks-and-mortar sites have the necessary equipment and supplies. Ensure that routine maintenance and repairs of all essential equipment have been completed in order to operate sites at an optimal level.
    2. Create comprehensive systems and schedules for equipment maintenance, building repairs and cleaning cycles.
    3. Plan, coordinate and supervise work of outside vendors/contractors; security, grounds, HVAC, electrical, carpentry and plumbing as needed.
    4. Perform preventive maintenance and repair, such as changing air filters, light ballasts, faucet washers, loose screws, classroom equipment, etc.
    5. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on boilers, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, carpentry, and plumbing systems.
    6. Supervise major janitorial projects including ensuring personnel is in place and supplies are available.
    7. Manage relationships with key vendors and partners in the areas of food service, IT and maintenance.
    8. Ensure competitive pricing and procurement of services.
    9. Negotiate and oversee the implementation of facility services proposals/ contracts as it relates to vendor, recycling, and waste management contracts and contractors.
    10. Create a sustainable supply chain. Manage the ordering of supplies across the organization on a weekly basis (groceries, food, formula, and other supplies)
    11. Manage the Maintenance staff and Food Service Manager.
    12. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Follows procedures as required by licensing and funding agencies (including but not limited to Illinois DCFS Licensing Standards, City of Chicago Health Requirements for Day Care Centers, Head Start Performance Standards, Chicago Public School requirements, Carole Robertson Center for Learning Policies and Procedures and quality standards as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

    EDUCATION

    The Senior Facilities Manager shall possess at least a High School diploma and some college level coursework. Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and qualifying professional experience.

    Valid driver’s license required.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    • Five years administrative and management experience.
    • Ability to communicate (written and orally) effectively with and relate to diverse internal and external constituents.
    • . Demonstrated ability to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions daily and under pressure.

    • Thorough knowledge of facility operations, the practices utilized in the operation and maintenance of boiler, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, carpentry and plumbing systems.
    • Ability to conduct preventive maintenance methods and techniques.
    • Ability to plan, coordinate, communicate with, and supervise work by outside contractors.
    • Ability to anticipate need for and plan for future capital improvements.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

    • Requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, or stooping for prolonged periods.
    • Requires physical agility to attend to the physical needs and activity levels of the position.
    • Ability to lift at least 80 pounds.
    • Ability to enter building crawl spaces and climb ladders.