WRD Job Opportunities — 05.27.14


Grant Writer — Indo-American Center — Chicago, IL

The Grant Writer’s primary responsibility is to identify and successfully procure funding through foundations, government and corporate philanthropic sources. The Grant Writer is a key member of the Development Team, which includes program staff, board members and the Special Events/Public Relations Associate.  The position is a year-round, part-time position which reports to the Executive Director.


Donor Relations and Special Events Coordinator — Aspire of Illinois — Chicago, IL

Aspire, a leading Chicago-area non-profit serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking a Donor Relations & Special Events Coordinator. Aspire serves more than 1,000 children, adults and families at 23 locations in the west suburban Chicago area. Having a strong reputation for nationally recognized, innovative programs, Aspire was featured on the TODAY show as a “local not-for-profit doing amazing things” and is currently searching for an amazing and experienced, take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics in support of four annual special events. The Donor Relations & Special Events Coordinator should have a love for special events management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. Working with the Associate Director for Advancement, the Donor Relations Coordinator works to ensure the success of agency events and to effectively manage and cultivate donor relationships. The candidate must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Technology Project Manager — Neighborhood Parents Network — Chicago, IL

Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago (NPN) has been connecting a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city since 1980. The Technology Project Manager position is a key part of the NPN team. The Technology Project Manager reports to the Executive Director and the NPN Board of Directors. The role is responsible for overseeing the NPN user experience and ensuring the organization is keeping pace with current technology. The Technology Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing all technology related projects and web enhancements, working with 3rd party vendors, key stakeholders, staff team, board and tech committee members. He/she will work to ensure tech projects are completed in an efficient manner, user testing is addressed, and that tech initiatives are aligned with overall organization goals and strategy.


Communications and Development Associate — Delta Institute — Chicago, IL

Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization with program work across its three strategic priority areas: energy, ecosystems and waste. Delta works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities.  The Communications & Development Associate provides support on a range of organizational communications and fundraising projects. This position reports to the Director of Communications & Development and works closely with Delta staff to advance business development, fundraising and marketing/communications goals.


ESL Contract Faculty — Ball State University — Muncie, IN

Ball State University is searching for contract faculty for the upcoming academic year.  Responsibilities are a 12-hour credit load each semester (16 contact hours per week) teaching a variety of skills-based courses in the Intensive English Institute (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, etc.); hold office hours; advise IEI students; participate in professional development meetings; attend cohort and faculty meetings. The following are minimum qualifications:  MA in TESOL or closely related field or MA plus an ESL certification, language teaching/education coursework, or language teaching experience; high level of English language proficiency; at least two years of experience teaching at the college or university level; computer competency; ability to work as part of a team; willingness to learn and adapt to departmental expectations.


ESL Instructor — Juniata College — Huntingdon, PA

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is seeking applications for 1-2 full-time, non-tenure-track positions as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor starting in August 2014.  The IEP is an English for academic purposes program working within the overall mission of Juniata College, a liberal arts school with the mission to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community. The successful candidate(s) will teach ESL courses across the IEP curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching 18-21 credit hours per year plus five office hours per week. The successful candidate will also participate in IEP activities such as placement testing, advising, curriculum and materials development, and department meetings. Candidates should have an M.A. and two years ESL teaching experience at the college/university level.

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