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

Business Specialist

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business Specialist supporting the City of Chicago (COC) assessment system.

This position serves as the primary contact on City of Chicago (COC) budget and National Louis University (NLU), develops budgets for the COC contract, and monitors the financial expenses of the COC contract.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees accounts receivable and accounts payable for COC contract.
  • Develops budgets for the COC contract.
    • Prepares data to ensure proper compliance with NLU’s guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Develops ways to effectively track progress and/or identify potential issues.
  • Generates fiscal reports as needed.
  • Serves as financial liaison to the COC.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to forecast the larger picture for sustainability of a grants and contracted operation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 2010, Access, Excel, QuickBooks, Banner, and other data and spreadsheet programs.
  • Must have good writing skills and be detail-oriented with success in establishing effective systems.
  • Must be creative, flexible, and able to multitask.
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working in an office environment.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • This position is located on the Chicago campus of National Louis University (NLU).

TO APPLY

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

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assessor & Training Specialist.

This position supports the City of Chicago (COC) assessment team. The Assessor & Training Specialist is responsible for providing assessment for Chicago Public Schools early childhood programs, conducting inter-reliability assessments, and writing accurate reports.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides evaluation of City of Chicago early childhood programs.
  • Prepares and submits evaluation reports according to the required time frame and criteria.
  • Participates in inter-rater reliability training for all required evaluation tools and maintains the required level of reliability.
  • Attends all assessment team, supervision, and all-staff meetings.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelors Degree required, master’s degree strongly preferred. Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Teaching or administrative experience in the field of early childhood education.
  • Willingness to travel within Chicago, Wheeling and attend ongoing training to obtain and retain in assessment tools.
  • High level of prior leadership experience, skill and reliability on observation tools.
  • Extensive travel, walking, bending, classroom environment-continuous standing, lifting boxes, setting up training environments.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • This position is located on the Chicago campus of National Louis University (NLU).

TO APPLY

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 at National Louis University (NLU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Report Review Specialist.

This position supports the City of Chicago (COC) assessment team by conducting timely, accurate, and reliable final edits and submissions of all assessment reports to meet the scope of work.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews, finalizes, and sends all COC reports.
  • Provides support and feedback to COC assessment team.
  • Communicates with Quality Assessment Manager and Quality Assessment Coordinator to provide feedback about the quality of Assessment and Training Specialists work.
  • Meets weekly with Director of Quality Assessment and Quality Assessment Manager to ensure that all aspects of Scope of Work are met.
  • Attends all training and assessment team meetings, as well as all-staff meeting.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelors Degree. Masters preferred. Early childhood development or education, Psychology, Writing/Communication.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess meticulous attention to detail, critical thinking skills, and excellent writing/editing/proof-reading ability.
  • Must have data analysis and strategic thinking experience, be able to manage multiple projects, have problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • This position requires constant computer work/data entry in an office environment, long periods of sitting/standing, and the ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • This position is located on the Chicago campus of National Louis University (NLU).

TO APPLY

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.

“Working with early childhood leaders nationwide, I see and hear a deep appreciation for the services we provide. I am proud to be part of this team and of the impact on early childhood that we have in Illinois and around the country!”
Melissa Casteel, Director of Quality Assessment, City of Chicago

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.

Campus Safety

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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