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Dream Big Education
Marketing Coordinator

Posted: December 20, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Lisa Lang at

Dream Big Education is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to increase sales for their youth theater arts programming in and out of schools during the school year, summer camp programs, as well as production ticket sales. In addition to email, online, and social media marketing from home, they are looking for someone to help organize staff and volunteers who can represent their programs at festivals, schools and in the community by engaging with parent groups, chambers of commerce, program partners, and community members. You will be working via email and zoom with their Executive Director, graphic designers, parent volunteers, and a few other team members. Familiarity and experience in email marketing (Constant Contact), social media analytics, and WordPress are necessary. Passion for Arts Education is a plus!

This is a part-time hourly contract position.

Literacy Chicago
ABE/GED Instructor

Posted: December 15, 2017
Closes: December 22, 2017

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Please include GED Instructor in the subject line.

Summary: This part time position will be responsible in instructing an offsite GED class. Four days a week total of 12 hours. The ABE/GED teacher will instruct students (18 and older) who want to obtain a credential equivalent to a high school diploma. They must be trained in adult education instructional techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities:  ABE/GED teachers instruct students in the areas of math, science, writing, reading and social studies, the five areas covered in the GED tests. They may be required to assess students in order to create a learning program for each student. They also evaluate and test students, either formally or informally to determine if students are progressing. A GED teacher may help students with improving their critical thinking, problem-solving, information processing and communication skills. Students in these classes will be performing between levels 6-8.9 and 9-12.9 in reading level.

In addition:

  • Asses individuals education plans with each student that includes strengths and weaknesses based on TABE, learning styles and student needs
  • Integrate authentic material within GED subject areas.
  • Employ teaching methodology that reflects best practices, addresses diverse needs and leaning styles as well as user integrated curriculums.
  • Create lesson plans and provide plans as requested
  • Integrate computer lab and GED software with classroom insturcti0on as appropriate
  • Attend weekly /monthly instructor meetings
  • Attend workshops for professional development related to classroom and students needs.
  • Share information with fellow colleagues
  • Submit monthly reports as required
  • Track attendance and class achievement for reporting purposes
  • Perform other duties as necessary

ABE/ GED Teacher Job Requirements: Minimum BA Degree. However, Masters preferred in Adult Education, Teaching, or related field. Experience in teaching adult learners, able to work with diverse populations. The GED instructor needs to be highly motivated, energetic, dynamic and Student focused. Excellent oral and communication skills are a must.

Chicago Cares
Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement 

Posted: December 20, 2017
Closes: No closing date available.

How to Apply: Apply here.

Position Description: Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to create a stronger, more unified Chicago. Chicago Cares empowers people to roll up their sleeves to solve the city’s most pressing challenges. Through the power of the volunteer experience, we bring people together from all Chicago neighborhoods. Chicagoans learn that they can and must be agents of change. Volunteers meet immediate needs while simultaneously breaking down barriers and creating a movement for long-term change, connecting with new people and building trust, empathy and understanding. What’s the ultimate goal? Chicago Cares envisions a city where we’re all active participants, fully invested in the city we call home and the success of all of our neighbors. Visit to learn more.

The Volunteer Engagement team is responsible for the development and execution of all on-going and one-day volunteer service events as well as our large annual service events. The team coordinates all components of these volunteer programs, which vary in size from 10 to 1000+ volunteers, from project development and leadership management to supply allocation and delivery to transportation and catering logistics. The Coordinator will be responsible for the development, management and leadership of innovative, on-going volunteer service programs as well as large-scale one-day volunteer events that meet the needs of Chicago Cares, as well as those of our community, corporate and volunteer partners.

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Dream Big Education
Accounting/Office Clerk

Posted: December 20, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Please email a letter and resume with subject line: ACCOUNTING/OFFICE CLERK APPLICATION with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to Kelly Vaughn, Assistant to the Directors at

Dream Big Education is seeking a part-time Accounting and Office Clerk

Location: Organization is based on Chicago’s North Side, serving the Chicagoland Area. This is mainly a work-from-home position with flexible weekly meeting times and location sites within the Chicagoland area

About Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

The mission of Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop is to enrich children’s lives with life-affirming and energizing, creative experiences in the performing arts. With a focus on fostering confidence and the freedom of self-expression, these collaborative experiences, led by professional teaching artists, allow children’s hearts and spirits to shine bright on and off the stage.

For the past 12 years, Dream Big has provided thousands of workshop-based enrichment programs in and out of schools throughout the Chicagoland area. Throughout the school year, we customize and create collaborative residencies in partnership with principals and classroom teachers that integrate drama into standardized curriculum in an effort to enhance student learning, as well as theater-related electives and specials, and tuition-based before school, lunchtime and after school programs. Throughout the summer, we offer weekly themed drama camps, partner with day camps to offer residency-based theater specialties, and produce one large-scale professional production experience on stage at the Athenaeum Theatre, an historic 900+ seat main stage theatre in Lakeview.

In addition to being experienced educators, our compassionate team of teaching artists and administrative staff is comprised of talented field professionals embedded in all aspects of the theater arts community. Each member of our team strongly believes in the power of the performing arts in a child’s life and the impact it has on their social-emotional health and well-being. We believe creativity, self-expression, imagination and teamwork are necessary tools and strategies necessary to succeed and prosper in today’s world.

Position Summary

Now entering its 13th year, Dream Big is positioned for tremendous growth in the next 3-5 years. In an effort to continue scaling our organization for continued expansion and growth, we are currently seeking an Accounting and Office Clerk, an integral team member who has the skills, experience, and expertise necessary to take on the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Team Member and Culture: Foster and actively participate in a supportive collaborative working environment and culture by regularly engaging in healthy communication strategies and leadership training

Financial Management

  • Maintain bookkeeping in Quickbooks
  • Work with Executive Director to develop annual budgets and cash flow projections
  • Oversee and manage budget
  • Analyze and report financial data and projections
  • Manage accounts payable and receivables
  • Billing
  • Prepare customer invoices
  • Collections
  • Payroll
  • Manage facility agreements and payments
  • Ordering and Inventory
  • Oversee and offer informed recommendations regarding the effective use of financial resources
  • Maintain Compliance and Regulation Files
  • Maintain and document compliance requirements for non-profit
  • Organize contracts and agreements
  • Maintain records and renewals
  • Oversee execution of policies and procedures

Operational Tasks

  • Administrative tasks and office duties associated in the maintenance and management of educational programming
  • Maintain and update proposal templates
  • Vendor communication

Other duties as assigned that fall within the scope of this position

Must Have

  • 5+ years of bookkeeping experience
  • Analytical and financial management skills are expected
  • Advanced skills in Quickbooks, Word, Excel, Google Docs
  • Customer-focused attention to detail is mandatory
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or accredited certificate in bookkeeping/finance related field
  • Accounting background a plus

Work Environment

This job requires flexibility and mobility. Currently, approximately 2/3rds of this position can be achieved at home and 1/3rd in a collaborative work environment as well as some in-person event coordination.

Traits and Characteristics

  • Skilled and experienced in finance and bookkeeping
  • Team player
  • Familiarity with non-profit administration
  • Personally committed to ongoing professional development
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Resourceful
  • Detail oriented
  • Extremely well-organized
  • Ability to continuously balance and effectively manage a multitude of distinct tasks
  • Experience in streamlining processes and operations for increased efficiency and growth
  • Values collaboration and teamwork

Chicago Children’s Museum
Individual Giving Coordinator

Posted: December 21, 2017
Closes: No closing date available

How to Apply: Apply here.

General Job Function:

The Individual Giving Coordinator is responsible for the management and growth of the annual fund including: direct mail, email solicitations, and the creation of new giving programs. Additionally, this person is responsible for providing donor management support related to research, systems, reporting and analysis. As part of the Individual Giving team, the Coordinator also supports the fulfilment of event revenue goals.

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