The Ounce of Prevention Fund is one of Chicago’s most energized, future-focused organizations devoted to early childhood development.
Our mission is to give children in underserved communities the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest-quality care and education from birth to age five.
We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in this mission and share a commitment to our core values of appreciation & respect, empowerment, diversity, excellence, learning and communication.
Working on the Ounce Institute (OI) team, you will deliver high quality professional development and support to Illinois home visiting and center based programs through technical assistance, coaching, and training.
Reporting to the Director, Ounce Institute you will:
Maximize the effectiveness, responsiveness, functionality and accuracy of the Ounce Institute’s Operations Team.
Oversee special projects related to technical assistance and training within the Ounce Institute.
Manage the daily and long-term training functions for the training institute; provide oversight of training calendars, schedules, and logistics.
Manage and develop public and privately funded annual and quarterly reports, consultant contracts, and vendor agreements.
Coordinate long and short term state funded projects from inception to completion using project management strategies and tools.
Manage the workflow of multiple projects to ensure timeliness and quality of work.
Ensure and improves the efficiency and quality of all procedures, processes, and supports across the OI division.
Provide leadership, coaching, and professional development to staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Early Childhood, Business, Public Health, Organizational Management, Liberal Arts, or related field.
Minimum three years related experience.
Project Management course work or certification completion.
Strong communication (both verbal and written), organizational, time management, analytical, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work as a team member and a leader, integrating feedback from a variety of sources into project outcomes.
Last but not least we offer some great perks:
Flexible work arrangements for qualified employees plus flexible hours, if eligible, after 90 days of employment.
Tuition reimbursement, competitive salary and benefit packages, employer contribution towards your 401k, and much more.
The Ounce is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.
About Ounce of Prevention Fund
Here’s what we do:
We serve more than 4,000 children and families directly through birth-to-five programs we fund and operate in Chicago as well as through our network of voluntary home visiting programs throughout Illinois.
We integrate the latest research and best theories into our program development efforts.
We train nearly 3,000 community-based early childhood professionals in Illinois each year.
We advocate for state and federal funding for early childhood services that reach hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
We partner with advocacy organizations in 23 states and Washington, DC, to build their capacity to advance policy change and increase public investments in effective birth-to-five programs.
We communicate through publications and other resources to ensure that what we know is translated into understanding that leads to action—in homes, schools, board rooms, and on Capitol Hill.
We design and develop models, curricula, education materials and other programs that help prevent the academic achievement gap and the social problems it can create, including school dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime and chronic health conditions.