Jun 06, 2022

Professional Development Associate – Data Team ( Remote)

$37,648 yearly
  • IL Action for Children
  • Mainly remote position with occasional meetings in office
Full-Time Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

ABOUT US:

Illinois Action for Children (“IAFC”), a local, state and national leader in the early childhood care and education sector for over 50 years.  IAFC programs, services, and advocacy improve learning and life outcomes for children and families, including reducing the effects of poverty.  IAFC works to ensure that every child in Illinois – particularly those in need – have access to the necessary resources to succeed in school and in life.

Along with our mission, IAFC is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture. We are dedicated to this pledge through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and servicing our staff and clients.  IAFC staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities.  We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our essential work.        

SUMMARY:

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 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.

  1. Processes provider intake forms for providers wishing to list in the referral database
  2. Enter provider profiles in the referral database (DTP).   Manage provider profiles in DTP by completing phone/email updates.
  3. Provide technical assistance (via phone, email and walk-in) to new as well as established providers around the various programs and initiatives offered at Illinois Action for Children.
  4. Enter all relevant recruitment, training and technical assistance activities into the Data Tracking Program (DTP)
  5. Complete quarterly data checks from DTP.  Compile data and statistics for statewide reports
  6. Participate in the planning and execution of Provider Resources activities, quarterly training registration and conferences.  Work with Community Partners to provide technical assistance to providers.  Provide support for the implementation of the Quality Counts Child Care Grant program.
  7. Execute our workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities.
  8. Other Functions:  The organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Associates degree or 60 college credit hours required; Bachelor’s degree or 30 hours of college-level coursework in a related field preferred; background and/or experience in the resource and referral system, early childhood education, early childhood development or a related area of social service required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong desire to work with ethnically and economically diverse populations, particularly those with limited access to resources (financial and professional)
  • Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule, which may include nights and/or weekends
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and able to use time effectively
  • Accurate record keeping and basic accounting skills

This is a remote position with occasional meetings in the office.

Location: Uptown, Chicago, IL  

Salary: $37,648/year       

Benefits of Working at IAFC:

  • Working with passionate team members that are driven by our Mission: Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
  • We strive to foster and implement a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization. We know it is not only critical to the success of diversity initiatives - but instrumental in creating an unbiassed and inclusive workplace! It not only relates to the diverse clients we serve but also creates a positive employee experience.
  • We offer an extensive benefits package that adds value to your total compensation. Our benefits include:
  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans with company contribution of 95% for single coverage and 65% for family coverage
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous PTO – first year-23 days, the second year-28 days, the third year and on - 35 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 1 Floating Holiday
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Company paid STD & LTD insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program and other perks

Illinois Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer

As established by the Illinois Action for Children Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation.

States

IL

Salary

$37,648 per year

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Associates degree or 60 college credit hours required; Bachelor’s degree or 30 hours of college-level coursework in a related field preferred; background and/or experience in the resource and referral system, early childhood education, early childhood development or a related area of social service required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong desire to work with ethnically and economically diverse populations, particularly those with limited access to resources (financial and professional)
  • Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule, which may include nights and/or weekends
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and able to use time effectively
  • Accurate record keeping and basic accounting skills

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