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Position Open: Director, Born Learning Academies of Whiteside County

Immediate Opening
Director, Born Learning Academies of Whiteside County

Born Learning Academies   Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a pubELOGO2lic engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. A Born Learning academy includes six sessions, each being in the evening. The topics include: importance of learning, building relationships, building your child’s language skills, nutrition and health, how children learn and routines/learning on the go. Each session is approximately an hour and a half. The sessions are typically held in a school building in the community.

Position Background and Details  
Currently, United Way of Whiteside County funds two academies each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Through a generous donation from the program’s funder, we are able to add this position in order to increase the number of academies offered. 

The director will coordinate calendars with school administrators in Whiteside County who want to host academies on their campus. The director will manage every aspect of the academy including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and incentives, marketing the academies to parents and/or caregivers in a variety of ways; registering families; speaking at public and private events to advance the program; designing marketing materials, arranging for volunteers and food to serve parents and their children at the academies, and arranging for qualified daycare workers to care for the children while parents are learning. Additionally, the director will lead the academies as an instructor/facilitator. The position reports to the United Way’s CEO. Compensation DOE and subject to continuation of the grant year-to-year.
Required Skills and Experience
• Two years of college at an accredited institution
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe products
• Experience speaking publicly
• Pleasant adaptable attitude
• Preferred background in education

How to Apply 
• Send your resume with a cover letter marked confidential explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position to: Ms. Diana Verhulst, CEO, United Way of Whiteside County, P.O. Box 806, Sterling, Illinois, 61081 or preferably email your material to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Include two professional references
• Include any hyperlinks to your work if it appears online
Please, no calls.
Further description of the position and compensation range will be made available upon application. 
United Way of Whiteside County is a 501 c 3 nonprofit and an equal opportunity employer. More information about Born Learning can be found at bornlearning.org
Part-time (hours will vary)

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