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

Assessor and Training Specialist

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as an 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 maintains 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.
  • Must speak and write Spanish fluently.
  • 3-5 years teaching or administrative experience in the field of early childhood education.
  • 1-3 years of high-level prior leadership experience.
  • 1-3 years of high-level reliability on observation tools.
  • 1-3 years of prior experience in early childhood assessment preferred.
  • Willingness to attend ongoing training to obtain and retain in 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.

Office and Project Coordinator

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Office & Project Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing office, project, and administrative assistance to the Executive Director and the Leadership Team as needed.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate major office functions, including maintaining inventory of materials and supplies; systemizing and organizing storage area; and organizing and maintaining filing system. Coordinate the upkeep of the office environment and work with NLU’s facilities team as needed. Coordinate incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Provide administrative support for Executive Director, Events and Communications, and Policy and Research teams. Assist the Executive Director with monitoring the status of projects and staff assignments to ensure that projects remain on schedule. Maintain schedule of assignments and reporting requirements.
  • Monitor McCormick Center’s phone line, general email, and as requested, social media. Greet visitors.
  • Assist with meetings, including scheduling, drafting agendas, drafting meeting notes, tracking follow-up items, etc.
  • Assist with the drafting, editing, and distribution of communications.
  • Coordinate onboarding activities for new employees and maintain current staff rosters and phone lists.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director related to the Advisory Council, including but not limited to coordinating polls, scheduling meetings, maintaining rosters, etc.
  • Coordinate travel as needed for the Executive Director and members of the Leadership Team.
  • Provide support for internal trainings and meetings, including generating nametags, nameplates, and certificates for different training events. Assist with set up and clean up.
  • Other duties as assigned.

YOUR COMPETENCIES

  • Associates Degree required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience establishing effective office systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working in an office environment are required.
  • Event experience preferred, but not required.
  • Occasional travel to Wheeling and Lisle campuses 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.

“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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