IL Action for Children

Who We Are

Our work is to ensure that every child in Illinois — particularly those in need — have access to the resources to succeed in school and in life. Since our founding in 1969, Illinois Action for Children has worked to create systems of early care and education that help strengthen families and communities.

Career Opportunities

Our program areas include public policy and advocacy, child care supports, early childhood education including Pre-K and Head Start, family and community engagement, and community building and organizing. We also administer the IDHS Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Cook County, helping more than 50,000 families pay for child care each month.


 

Jan 13, 2021
Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, the Data Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting the agency’s Salesforce and other programmatic data systems, applications, and other data-related needs. The Data Systems Administrator will also support existing and develop new databases and applications; provide data support and assistance to agency users; work with managers and staff members across programs and departments in identifying data-related operational needs; and help to promote, implement, and support a sustainable data-informed work culture and operations. This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Assists in the administration and...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Jan 13, 2021
Under the direction of the Director of Health, Safety & Nutrition, the Business Analyst is responsible for a full range of activities which ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of the Health and Safety program to support Family, Friend and Neighbor child care providers. This person will be highly self-motivated, professional, capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced nonprofit environment.  It is expected that the Business Analyst will promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works directly with the Director of Health, Safety and Nutrition, the Health & Safety Manager, Data & QA coordinator, Health & Safety and Nutrition Resource Teams and...
IL Action for Children 1111 East 87th Street, Chicago, IL, USA Full/Part-Time
Dec 17, 2020
Under the direction of the Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program,  the Project Manager will support the implementation of this project to ensure success. The Community Parenting Saturation Project is a multi-year project that supports pre-identified communities to implement an array of parenting interventions locally that saturate their community and provide families with young children a range of parenting supports that support them to prepare their children for kindergarten. The Project Manager will support the project implementation of this new project, including providing administrative and program support, identifying and providing technical assistance and coaching supports for the communities in this project. An ideal Project Manager is detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage complex projects to ensure project success. Additionally, the Project Manager is passionate about early childhood and has prior experience engaging families with young children and...
IL Action for Children 1340 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Dec 16, 2020
Under the direction of the Family Resources Supervisor, the Family Resources Support Specialist is responsible for all support functions that are required to maintain and track all paperwork required of the Family Resource teams that administer the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Create, maintain and retrieve alphabetical case files, which includes but not limited to filing of all parent/provider required paperwork, data entering and/or scanning client information into computer filing system and upkeep of file storage areas. Approve and enter all...
IL Action for Children 1340 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 11, 2020
$53,900 yearly
The Business Analyst is responsible for a full range of activities which ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of Illinois Action for Children (IAFC). Designs and documents workflows and makes appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational efficiencies. Tracks and analyzes program and departmental trends and makes appropriate recommendations that will positively impact the unit. Works closely with agency departments to develop and oversee systems for data collection, analysis, and communication of program/departmental performance indicators.   Project manages and leads a number of key projects for the Quality Improvement department and the organization. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Works directly with the Director of Strategy Management,  Program Integrity/Quality Assurance Manager  , QA teams, and other appropriate IAFC...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 04, 2020
$38,300 yearly
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance, the Finance Coordinator processes monthly accounts payable for a Federally funded program in excess of $5 million annually, serves a backup for the payroll administrator, serves as backup for the agency’s accounts payables clerk, processes receivables, and maintains detailed accounting records of various other agency financial transactions. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Organization standards. This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 03, 2020
Under the direction of the Training Program Supervisor, the Bilingual Training Coordinator  is responsible for coordination and facilitation and reconciliation of activities related to provider training  all work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organization standards. This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of  accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities.  All work to be completed in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time. Coordinate and/or facilitate training for family child care providers, and/or center-based program staff. Coordinate the quarterly publication of the early Care & Education...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 03, 2020
Illinois Action for Children, a local, state and national leader in the early care and education sector for 51 years, is seeking a vibrant and creative Content and Communications Manager. The ideal candidate will have the experience and initiative to play an instrumental role in helping to elevate IAFCs impact, leadership, and expertise through the creation and publication of relevant and timely content. Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Content and Communications Manager writes and produces a variety of compelling content that advances our ability to communicate and engage with partners, donors, child care and early education provider, parents and families, lawmakers, community stakeholders, and the general public; the content develops connections between the community and the resources, services, and supports IAFC provides. A self-motivated storyteller, this position understands the logistical elements of narrative writing, AP writing style, and how to write...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 03, 2020
Under the direction of the Program Data Supervisor, the Professional Development Associate supports all aspects of the Provider Resources program as assigned. Duties include compiling, managing, maintaining and analyzing data that supports all aspects of the Provider Resources Program as well as other departments at IAFC. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Processes provider intake forms for providers wishing to list in the referral database Enter provider profiles in the referral database (DTP). Manage provider profiles in DTP by completing phone/email updates. Provide technical...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 03, 2020
$58,200 yearly
Under the direction of the Director of Consultation Programs, the Program Manager of Consultation Programs is primarily responsible for the oversight, coordination, and development of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants, both in the Caregivers Connections project and Early Learning Programs.  The Program Manager also works in a cross-team collaboration with other managers and teams (Infant Toddlers Childcare Specialist and Quality Specialist) within Consultation Programs and Providers Resources. The Program Manager is a reflective practitioner, who is culturally responsive and sensitive, while providing on- going reflective supervision and guidance to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants.  All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.  The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change, or modify the essential duties...
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time