Join us, and use your skills to build a better future for children, one leader at a time.

As part of National Louis University (NLU), a pioneer in early childhood education, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; tuition waivers; 403(b) group supplemental retirement annuity; professional development opportunities; and life insurance.

We are looking for team members who

Believe that leaders make a difference.

Believe that early education is the foundation for achievement through life.

Believe in continuous improvement.

Open Positions

Administrative Assistant IV

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Administrative Assistant IV. The Administrative Assistant IV will be responsible for providing coordination scheduling for the City of Chicago quality assessment team and providing administrative support to the Director of Quality Assessments. Duties require highly technical skills including organizing and tracking data, programming and merging Excel documents, advanced word processing, and complex data entry.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answers incoming inquiries and acts as a liaison between external funders and staff by tracking, recording, scheduling, and coordinating assessments for the City of Chicago assessment team.
  • Contacts programs (including schools, child care centers, and child care provider homes) by email and phone to relay assessment schedule windows and to secure needed information regarding the site visits; enters information into the database; responds to additional requests, and generates information sheets for assessors to ensure the scope of work.
  • Creates and maintains monthly assessment team calendar; modifies calendar in coordination with Quality Assessment Director and Quality Assessment Coordinators.
  • Schedules practice observations and reliability training for the assessment team and maintain records of reliability in coordination with the Quality Assessment Coordinators.
  • Provides administrative support to the Director of Quality Assessment, with other duties as assigned.
  • Orders and maintains an inventory of materials and office supplies. Organizes and maintains a high-level filing system and maintains digital files in accordance with the requirements of the scope of work.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, early childhood education, communications, human resources, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in administrative support is required.
  • Must be detail-oriented; have exceptional organizational skills; possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; and be able to manage multiple projects.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel spreadsheet programming, Access, Outlook, Publisher, and mail merge.
  • High level of technical skill required, with the ability to manage complex data related to scheduling staff for external field assignments.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time
  • Chicago, IL – 18 S. Michigan Ave

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Assessor & Training Specialist (COC)

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Assessor & Training Specialist. This position is responsible for providing assessment for Chicago Public Schools’ Early Childhood Programs. Along with conducting inter-reliability assessments and developing accurate reports.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide evaluation of City of Chicago Early Childhood Programs.
  • Prepare and submit evaluation reports according to the required time frame and criteria.
  • Participate in inter-rater reliability training for all required evaluation tools and maintain required level of reliability.
  • Attend all assessment team, supervisor, and all-staff meetings.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree strongly preferred in early childhood education or related field
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years of teaching or administrative experience in the field of early childhood education
  • 0-3 years of prior high-level leadership experience and skill
  • 0-3 years of high-level reliability on observation tools
  • 0-3 years of prior experience in early childhood assessment preferred
  • Willingness to attend ongoing training to obtain and retain assessment tools
  • Willingness to travel within Chicago, and to Wheeling as needed

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Director of Quality Assessment

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Director of Quality Assessment. The Director of Quality Assessment is responsible for the leadership of the City of Chicago (COC) assessment system.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the City of Chicago assessment system. Serve as the liaison to the contractors, including Chicago Public Schools and the Department of Family and Support Services. Work with the Executive Director and Business Manager to monitor the budgets. Keep Executive Director and Senior Director apprised of ongoing work with COC contracts and deliverables. Complete required reports. Work with the McCormick Center team to recruit, screen, and hire assessors, coordinators, and administrative support staff and monitor the quality of work across the team. Directly supervise and manage the workflow of the Assessment Coordinators and Report Review Specialists, and manage the workflow of the Assessor and Training Specialists.
  • Oversee COC contracts. Work closely with contractors to meet deliverables and scope of work. Assist with the completion of reports and data as needed. Lead the assessment team in being responsive in meeting the expectations of the contracts and deliverables.
  • Represent the McCormick Center in forums within the City of Chicago, actively seeking meetings and building relationships with the goal of effectively strengthening the work of the assessment team and the work of the McCormick Center.
  • Participate as an active member of the McCormick Center staff. Assist in hiring decisions, strategic planning, and provide insight into project decisions to leverage resources and promote the financial stability of the McCormick Center. Promote a healthy organizational culture.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood leadership, or related field required. Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • 5-7 years of administrative experience providing direct supervision of staff required
  • 3-5 years of experience working with data, quality assessment, grant deliverables, and related research required
  • 3-5 years of successful oversight of contracts and contract management
  • Experience in educational policy, early childhood quality improvement, teaching, coaching, community development, or systems building required
  • Experience working with Chicago Public Schools, Department of Family and Support Services, or the early childhood education system in Chicago preferred
  • Must be highly skilled in technology, writing, and/or editing.
  • Must have strong communication and problem-solving skills, with leadership capacity to mobilize team members toward common goals
  • Ability to manage large-scale, complex projects, work flexibly to solve challenges, and supervise a team.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Events & Communications Manager

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Events & Communications Manager. This position will be responsible for managing the center’s national conference, and the center’s communication and marketing activities. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the leadership team, and others, this position will manage the conceptualization, development, and implementation of the center’s external and internal communications, marketing strategies, and public relations activities, to cultivate engagement with funders, participants, and other external partners. This position will supervise three staff.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the Leadership Connections National Conference. Collaborate with the Executive Director, the leadership team, and others as needed, to determine the focus, theme, and alignment with strategic priorities. Develop and implement a plan to generate revenue through registration, sponsorships, and marketplace vendors. Supervise staff in their areas of responsibility including logistics, day-to-day operations, and vendor management. Develop and implement a marketing plan.
  • Conceptualize and manage all center branding, communications, marketing, and graphic design efforts. Create, implement, and measure the success of comprehensive communication, marketing, and public relations efforts and strategies, including website design, email, and social media.
  • Oversee the center’s marketing technology, including Highrise, MailChimp, Cvent, and the website. Work with the Instructional Design and Technology Team to ensure integration of technology tools.
  • Oversee the center’s eNews, including creating the schedule and goals with the leadership team and supervising the Communication and Design Specialist. Review and edit materials and documents for brand accuracy, consistency in format, and quality standards.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director as needed and oversee office management, primarily supervising the Project and Office Coordinator. Support the center’s Advisory Council as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelors degree in communications, graphic design, journalism, marketing, or related field required. Masters degree preferred.
  • Previous experience creating compelling and diverse messages for different audiences required
  • Previous experience in a supervisor role required
  • 3-5 years of previous design, communication, marketing, and event management experience
  • 3-5 years of experience developing partnerships/sponsorships that advance strategic priorities and generate revenue
  • 3-5 years of experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Quark, and online marketing tools, including email management, social media, marketing, website development, and customer relationship management software
  • Must have organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Must have strong project management skills and the ability to leverage technology
  • Must have copy editing and proofreading skills, both written and electronic, along with outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Must have previous success working in a non-profit environment, preferably related to early childhood education, higher education, or leadership
  • Must be able to learn quickly, develop and manage a budget, and mentor employees
  • Some travel required

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Professional eLearning Assistant

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Professional eLearning Assistant. This position provides technical support and customer service for participants of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s online professional development initiatives, maintains all online professional development clock hours for Illinois participants, assists with ongoing LMS module setup and enrollments, and provides ongoing support for annual technology trainings.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide an exceptional customer service experience via phone and email to participants and facilitate an easy transition within the McCormick Center Learning Management System (LMS) from profile setup to completion. Coordinate and/or attend Cohort Zoom Rooms or Cohort Kick-off sessions to provide LMS technology support to participants. Resolve participant’s technical issues or refer program/content questions and cohort needs to the appropriate program team lead, as needed. Recommend process/procedure changes or updates to best meet participant needs and provide backup and support to the Professional eLearning Team’s participant responsibilities.
  • Process all new LMS user requests. Assign all newly enrolled participants to the appropriate student node, and assign a scorer. Assist the LMS Manager with the LMS system setup for each new (or newly versioned) eLearning module, package, and/or cohort. Assist with the coordination and development of LMS HelpDesk resources, including creating how-to videos, job aids, and resources. Create and set up all automated Notifications within the LMS to support all courses and cohorts. Work with the Professional eLearning Associate to determine and set up appropriate access for each program team member who will need access to the LMS, assist with initial training, and provide ongoing support to all team members.
  • Create and clean monthly reports of all eLearning course PD hours for Illinois residence. Report and enter data monthly into the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity system.
  • Assist and support the LMS Manager with six, yearly scheduled, technology trainings.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to stay current with evolving LMS changes and updates, and other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Associate’s Degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field required.
  • 1-3 years of previous experience required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to provide training presentations to individuals and small groups and willingness to work as part of a team.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Quality Assessment Coordinator

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Quality Assessment Coordinator. This position serves as an assessor and conducts quality observations in early childhood programs using the environment rating scales and classroom assessment scoring system. The position also manages a group of assessors to ensure quality training and job expectations, acts as a liaison between the McCormick Center and the assessors, and promotes collegiality among assessors.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as an assessor, including conducting on-site program evaluation.
  • Carry out inter-rater reliability checks in the field and manages the inter-rater reliability system for assigned assessors.
  • Provide ongoing training, feedback, and support in the field for Assessor and Training Specialists to help them achieve and maintain a high level of reliability using the environment rating scales and Classroom Assessment Scoring System.
  • Supervise and manage the workload of designated assessors.
  • Conduct weekly reflective supervision and provide orientation and classroom and field training for new assessors.
  • Provide support for McCormick Center tasks as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in early childhood education is required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
  • Must have a demonstrated record of leadership and management and be able to foster group collegiality.
  • Must show the ability to represent management in protocols and decisions related to the scope of work.
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude, flexibility, and a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a record of punctuality, timeliness, and responsibility in completing the scope of work.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet access, e-mail, and entering data on a PC tablet.
  • Travel as needed for assessment and training.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Research & Evaluation Manager

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Research & Evaluation Manager. This position will manage the research and evaluation activities of the McCormick Center. The Research & Evaluation Manager will work closely with the Leadership Team, and the Senior Policy Advisor, in particular, to carry out the strategic priorities, goals, and requirements related to research and evaluation.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the design, implementation, project management, and data analysis for quantitative and qualitative research studies. Present findings at professional meetings, as funding permits, and submit scholarly papers for publication.
  • Manage the design, implementation, and analysis of formative and summative evaluation data from the McCormick Center’s training initiatives. Collaborate with other McCormick Center staff in writing reports to funders documenting activities and outcomes.
  • Manage the McCormick Center’s data management project and an external evaluation of a leadership academy.
  • Support efforts to secure funding for programmatic and research activities.
  • Manage quarterly Research Notes.
  • Manage the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse, including the website maintenance and reports.
  • Manage the development of surveys and the maintenance of survey data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s in early childhood education, child development, organizational leadership, or related field required. Doctorate preferred.
  • 0-3 years of experience designing and implementing research projects and evaluation studies in early childhood or related field.
  • 0-3 years of experience in data management.
  • 0-3 years of experience in survey software.
  • Must have content knowledge or expertise in early childhood education, education leadership, early childhood workforce issues, state professional development systems, and program evaluation.
  • Must have knowledge of scientific concepts and expertise in research methodology.
  • The ability to conduct quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research projects is necessary.
  • The ability to conceptualize and design research projects that meet the rigorous standards of the academic community is necessary.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Report Review Specialist

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as a Report Review Specialist. This position supports the City of Chicago (COC) assessment team by providing timely, accurate, and reliable, reviews, edits, and submissions of all assessment reports to meet the scope of work.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a high level of proficiency in the content of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and environment rating scales (ERS). Review, finalize, and send CoC quality assessment reports as assigned to meet scopes of work. Provide skill support and feedback, under the direction of the Director of Quality Assessment, to ensure the accuracy of scopes of work and timeliness of deliverables for the COC assessment contracts. Manage a range of technology platforms for data collection and entry, and promote a healthy organizational climate.
  • Communicate with Quality Assessment Manager and Quality Assessment Coordinator to provide feedback about the planning, progress, and completion of contract deliverables. Provide detailed and accurate feedback about the quality and timeliness of Assessment and Training Specialist reports. Meet weekly and as requested with the Director of Quality Assessment and Quality Assessment Manager to ensure that all aspects of scopes of work are met. Provide data as requested and assist with content needed for external reports.
  • Attend training and assessment team and staff meetings. Assist with McCormick Center tasks as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, early childhood education, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and check the quality of own work and others, and contribute to the skill-building and success of a team. Must have meticulous attention to detail and critical thinking skills.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with data, technology, Microsoft Office applications, Excel, and collaborative technology platforms required
  • 3-5 years of experience with complex and multiple projects or data management in a fast-paced environment required
  • 3-5 years of experience with a proven record of writing, editorial, or proofreading skills in a business, community organization, or academic setting required
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, early childhood leadership, educational policy, or related field required

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time

 

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Quality Training Specialist

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Quality Training Specialist.  This position works closely with the Director of Professional Learning, Quality Supports Manager, and the Professional Learning Team to update, develop, and facilitate new and existing professional learning experiences. Assists with national training. Reviews Program Administration Scale (PAS) and Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) assessments for certification and recertification. Develops online surveys, training needs assessments, and other research-based tools as well as conducts data analysis.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TRAINING LOGISTICS. Assist with preparation of training materials for shipment. Coordinate material organization and room set-up for PAS and BAS trainings when facilitating. Assist with PAS and BAS on-site and off-site logistics when presenting. Develop and maintain data collection tools and gather data for funders, McCormick Center, and team reports.
  • TRAINING DEVELOPMENTFACILITATIONAND MARKETING. Work with team members to develop and update professional learning experiences (e.g., in-person and virtual training, online modules, webinars, blended learning, follow-up supports, handouts, blogs). Assist in the creation of activities, materials, assignments, surveys, etc. Facilitate and co-facilitate PAS and BAS trainings and assist with other trainings as necessary. Create sample documentation for PAS and BAS activities (e.g., transcripts, handouts) as needed. Participate in training video development (e.g., talent, organizing, transcribing, viewing). Work with Instructional Design/Marketing Team to develop and revise materials and plan for recruitment efforts. With Professional Learning Team, develop and review publication materials (e.g., brochures, Web site).
  • PAS AND BAS ASSESSOR CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION. Maintain reliability on the PAS and BAS. Complete at least two PAS and BAS visits for reliability a year. Conduct PAS and BAS assessments as needed (e.g., academy participants, reliability checks). Assist in training new team members to reliability (e.g., feedback on assessments, visits). With the PASBAS committee, review and clarify indicators, update notes, determine ratings, etc. With Professional Learning Team, improve the recertification system. Assist in the coordination of BAS recertification webinars and review of assessments for learning. Review and correct PAS and BAS certification assessments and complete feedback forms. Review and update PAS and BAS databases as needed.
  • GENERAL OFFICE SUPPORT. Help keep common areas clean and tidy. Keep McCormick Center calendar current.  Represent the McCormick Center in a professional and ethical manner and assist with other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Administration, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Adult Learning, or related field required.
  • PAS and BAS certification preferred.
  • 1-3 years of training development and facilitation experience required.
  • 1-3 years of early childhood administrative or teaching experience required.
  • 1-3 years of experience and established reliability conducting different program quality assessments such as the PASBAS, Environment Rating Scales (ERS), or Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) required.
  • Knowledge of early childhood accreditation, QRIS, and administrative credentialing systems.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.

This position requires frequent travel between Chicago and Wheeling campus. Due to the national travel and responsibilities involved, this position requires some availability during evenings and weekends and access to the Internet and phone when out of the office. National travel requires evening work, overnight stays, airplane flights, and driving.

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Technical Support Specialist I

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Technical Support Specialist I. This position is responsible for supporting the McCormick Center’s technology needs and systems.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for all technology needs of McCormick Center employees and participants, in person and via phone, email, and remote control applications. Diagnose and resolve technical hardware, software, and web-based application issues. Set new user accounts and profiles. Resolve password issues. Provide general administration of networking shares, Zoom, and general SharePoint for the McCormick Center. Assist online module participants with advanced technical issues, as needed.
  • Prepare, test, and set up needed technology equipment for in-person Leadership Connections conference and in-person training events. Provide technology assistance and support during the LC conference and training events, as needed.
  • Assist in determining technology needs of McCormick Center employees, recommend internal training based on those needs, create presentations, and conduct training as needed.
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory. Manage and/or install new computers, tablets, software, and applications for McCormick Center employees. Create and manage a replacement cycle for computers, images, and the processes around computer replacements.
  • Assist with onboarding new team members, including training for systems and tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or related field required.
  • At least 3 years of previous experience is required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and equipment, including computers, phones, copiers, projectors, TV/DVD, and other computer peripherals.
  • Must have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to leverage technology.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • Chicago, IL – 18 S. Michigan Ave

This position will require travel between Wheeling and Chicago campuses as needed. And may require occasional evening and weekend hours.

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The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to building brighter futures for children by enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance, program evaluation, research, and public awareness.

NLU is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. At NLU, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Diversity Statement

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is an affirmative action/equal access/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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NLU is committed to positioning and maintaining its facilities in convenient, safe locations and creating policies and safety procedures to ensure that the possibility of criminal offense is diminished, and public safety is enhanced. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees may request a copy of the University’s Annual Safety Report by contacting the Campus Facilities Office at each of our campuses or by downloading the report detailed in the following web site: http://www.nl.edu/legalpages/consumerinfo/annualsecurityreport/.

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