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

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University (NLU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing assistance to the Director of Professional Learning, Professional Learning Managers, and Professional Learning Team Specialists.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for training logistics. The Administrative Assistant will also be responsible for supporting the Program Administration Scale (PAS) and Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) certification and recertification processes. In addition, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for online module customer support and tracking of module completion. Duties require a broad range of technical and interpersonal skills including proficiency in MS Office, writing and editing, complex data entry, excellent customer service skills, and editing ability.

Outcomes

  • Professional Learning Logistics: The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for training logistics (e.g., organizing, storage, packing boxes, shipping, coordinating copying and collating, booking reservations, ordering). The Administrative Assistant will serve as the primary contact for training participants. The Administrative Assistant will create training materials, maintain and update the Professional Learning Team publications and website pages, assist in the production of training videos and online module content, transcribe interviews, take meeting minutes, oversee the Professional Learning Team email account, and enter, archive, and gather data for reports.
  • PAS and BAS assessor cerfication and recerfication. The Administrative Assistant will process and review assessments for missing information and errors, monitor the collection of missing information, enter data, and prepare and mail reports, letters, certificates, and feedback. The Administrative Assistant will assist with webinar logistics, maintain website information, send renewal date updates.
  • General office support. Represent the Center in a professional and ethical manner and assist with other duties as assigned.

Your Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • 3-5 years of Administrative experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and be willing to learn a wide variety of other software programs dealing with databases, spreadsheets, graphic design, online learning, and photo editing.
  • Should enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient at business writing skills, very detail oriented, adept at working in a fast-paced environment, and able to multi-task.
  • Must have strong customer service skills.
  • Additional experience/knowledge in Early Childhood Education field is a plus.
  • Minimal travel required.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • This position is located on the Wheeling 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.

Leadership Training Specialist

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

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Leadership Training Specialist has knowledge and experience in early childhood administration and handles all aspects of training logistics for various Leadership Academy trainings, both on-site and off-site. The Leadership Training Specialist works closely with the Leadership Academy Manager and the Professional Learning team to update, develop, and facilitate new and existing early childhood leadership academy trainings.

Outcomes

  • Leadership Academies training logistics: Work with Leadership Academy Manager to develop early childhood leadership academy materials (e.g., intake forms, marketing content, agendas, session assignments and assessments, tracking spreadsheets). Coordinate participant recruitment and registration processes. Serve as early childhood administrator liaison. Organize materials for travel and shipment. Set-up and clean-up training room. Update handouts, activities, PowerPoints, etc. Coordinate data procurement and archives. Gather data for reports. 
  • Training development and facilitation.With Director of the Professional Learning and the Leaderhsip Academy Manager, develop and facilitate early childhood leadership academy sessions. Learn content and delivery of current early childhood leadership trainings. Assist in the creation of activity materials and assignments. Assist in the development of online module content. Provide coaching and technical assistance to participants. Assist in the development of marketing materials and informational webinars. Edit and update training materials. Achieve and maintain reliability on the Program Administration Scale and the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care. Stay current on early childhood leadership literature and research. Participate on relevant committees as needed.
  • General office support. Represent the Center in a professional and ethical manner and assist with other duties as assigned.

Your Competencies

  • Bachelors degree in early childhood administration/leadership, management, early childhood education, adult learning.
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in early childhood administration required.
  • 0-3 years of previous experience facilitating training.
  • Ability to move or lift boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Office environment.
  • Heavy phone usage.
  • Long periods of sitting.
  • Long periods of standing.
  • Constant computer work/data entry.
  • Travel throughout Illinois (with the possibility of national travel as well) requiring overnight stays.
  • Some weekend training work required.
  • Due to the travel and responsibilities involved, this position requires availability during evenings and weekends and access to the internet and phone when out of the office.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time.
  • This position is located on the Wheeling 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.

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.

“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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