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Nonprofit Job Board

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NONPROFIT JOB BOARD

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Finance Manager - Senior Resource Center

Position Title: Finance Manager

Organization: Senior Resource Center

Description: If you possess experience working in the non-profit sector budgeting, grant reporting, managing
account receivables and payables, and payroll this position is for you. Oversight of the annual audit is a fundamental job function. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office necessary. A minimum of an Associates Degree in Accounting required. This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week working with an Accounting Assistant and reporting to the Executive Director and the Finance Committee.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to SLambert@srcntr.org

Job Posting Date: 5/19/2017

Posting to be Removed: 6/1/2017

Sales Manager - Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB)

Position Title: Sales Manager

Organization: RACVB

Description and to Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 5/15/2017

Tutoring Fellow - ExeceleRate Tutoring Corps

Position Title: Tutoring Fellow- Be the Difference!

Organization: ExeceleRate Tutoring Corps

Description and To Apply: What is ExceleRate Tutoring Corps?

ExceleRate Tutoring Corps is an innovative program designed to provide children daily small group, tutoring during the school day. ExceleRate tutors dedicate a year of their time to work with middle school students, or scholars as we prefer to call them. The tutors spend the day providing instruction, primarily in mathematics, to middle school scholars.

We have found that this targeted, small group instruction results in amazing gains among the scholars. In fact, we have seen scholars demonstrate as much as three years growth in one school year. ExceleRate is about unlocking the potential in all of our children.

What type of candidate should apply to ExceleRate Tutoring Corps?

There is no single definition for the model ExceleRate applicant. But, we can tell you that it is important that, as a candidate, you believe. You must believe that all children can succeed. You must believe that a child, no matter his or her background, can and will succeed. We believe that each child is a scholar and that each scholar is on his/her way to college. In fact, we refer to our scholars by the year that they will graduate–the year that they graduate from college. Our eighth grade scholars are the class of 2025 and our kindergarten scholars are the class of 2033!

Is this a “typical” tutoring program?

No! Throw away all of your preconceived notions of tutoring programs. This is tutoring on steroids. Tutors use comprehensive data to meet the needs of the scholars. Tutors meet with scholars daily. Tutors provide direct instruction; this is not homework assistance. An ExceleRate tutor has many responsibilities similar to that of a traditional teacher. An ExceleRate tutor takes ownership over the development of the scholars under his/her tutelage.

Is this a volunteer or paid position?

This is a paid position. At the same time, this is really a position of passion. We pay each ExceleRate tutor a living stipend similar to what programs such as AmeriCorps pay. Additionally, tutors receive free shared housing for the year as well as full insurance benefits at no cost to the tutor.

What type of time commitment is ExceleRate Tutoring Corps?

This is a year-long commitment. ExceleRate tutors will begin training in early August of 2017 and will work through June of 2018. Given the need to ensure consistency for our scholars it is imperative that tutors are committed to working full time for the entire academic year. On a daily basis, this is equivalent to a full time job. Tutors will be very busy not just with instruction during the day, but similar to teachers, tutors will need to work in the evenings and weekends to plan and practice instruction.

Apply directly at: https://www.applitrack.com/galapagos/onlineapp/default.aspx

Job Posted: 4-21-2017

Posting to be Removed: 8-1-2017

Employment Services Specialist- Skills Trainer - RAMP

Job Title: Employment Services Specialist- Skills Trainer

Organization: RAMP

Description and to Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 4/5/2017

Curriculum Services Associate - RAMP

Position Title: Curriculum Services Associate

Organization: RAMP

Description and To Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 4/5/2017

Direct Care Service Providers and Registered Nurses - Milestone

Position Titles: Direct Care Service Providers and Registered Nurses

Organization: Milestone

Description and To Apply: Many positions available, please visit this website to view all open positions and to apply!

Job Posting Date: 1/13/2017

Many Full and Part-Time Positions Available - Rockford Rescue Mission

Organization: Rockford Rescue Mission

Description: Please visit this website to view descriptions of available positions and complete application.

Business Manager - Access Services of Northern Illinois

Position Title: Business Manager

Organization: Access Services of Northern Illinois

Description: View job description HERE.

How to Apply: Submit resume to Matthew Toohey by email, Matt@accessni.com

Job Posting Date: 5/17/2017

Posting to be Removed: 6/2/2017

Executive Director - NW HomeStart

Position Title: Executive Director

Organization: NW HomeStart

Description and To Apply: 

View job description HERE.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume to the HomeStart Board of Director President:  kirk.pearson@usbank.com.   The application packet can also be mailed to:  27 W Stephenson, Freeport, IL 61032. No phone calls, please. Application deadline: May 19, 2017.

Job Posted: 5-8-2017

Posting to be Removed: 5-19-2017

AmeriCorps VISTA - HomeStart

Job Title: AmeriCorps VISTA

Organization: HomeStart

Description and To Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 5/1/2017

Posting to Be Removed: 6/1/2017

Executive Assistant - Wesley Willows

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Organization: Wesley Willows

Description: The Executive Assistant provides administrative and general clerical support to the President/CEO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an efficient and effective Executive Office.
  • Coordinate all activities of the President/CEO.
  • Maintains a calendar for the CEO and assures that complete information is available for all matters.
  • Composes and prepares correspondence for signatures.
  • Takes minutes for required meetings.
  • Answers the phone, provides information and receives information concerning matters related to the executive office.
  • Arranges for meetings and conferences.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Management Team Members.
  • Prepare Annual Report and Annual Board Meetings.
  • Develop and maintain file and record systems for correspondence, contracts, board records and other corporate documents.
  • Liaison to Wesley Willows Auxiliary and assist with the annual Bazaar.
  • Complete special assignments/projects as required by the President/CEO.

Performance Measurements:

  • Job Knowledge
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative
  • Team Work
  • Resident Satisfaction
  • Adaptability
  • Safety

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education/Skills/Experience/Credentials:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Three years of executive administrative experience is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and general office procedures.
  • Good interpersonal relations with proven communication skills, both verbal and written.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for 6-7 hours during an 8 hour shift.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for 1-2 hours during an 8 hours shift.
  • Must be able to frequently lift 10 to 25 pounds while walking or bending at the waist and knees.
  • Must be able to use wrists, fingers, and hands for operating a computer, utilizing a telephone, writing and grasping.

Full-Time

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Three years of executive administrative experience is preferred.

How to Apply: http://wesleywillows.org/employment.html

Job Posted: 4/6/2017

Posting to be Removed: 5/30/2017

Curriculum Services Manager - RAMP

Position Title: Curriculum Services Manager

Organization: RAMP

Description and to Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 4/5/2017

Youth Education Advocate/Independent Living Advocate - RAMP

Position Title: Youth Education Advocate/Independent Living Advocate

Organization: RAMP

Description and To Apply: View job description and directions to apply HERE.

Job Posting Date: 4/5/2017

Many Part and Full-time positions available - Wesley Willows

Position Title: Many Part and Full-time positions available

Organization: Wesley Willows

Description and To Apply: Many positions (including nursing, clerical, maintenance, and more) available! View job openings and directions to apply HERE.

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Events

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Consulting

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CONSULTING

Customized Consulting & Professional Services:
Help WHEN and WHERE your nonprofit needs it most.

Nonprofit executives are faced with the same management issues as their for-profit counterparts — with the added difficulty of limited time and financial resources.

The targeted assistance of an expert adviser is often a practical and cost-efficient method for addressing internal issues such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Strategic & Annual Planning
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Mission Development & Refinement
  • Collaboration
  • Program Development & Evaluation
  • Executive Search
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Management
  • Fund Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Performance Measurement
  • Succession Planning
  • Interim Management
  • Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Special Events
  • Organizational Communication
  • Mentoring & Coaching

NICNE has assembled a team of highly-skilled consultants and professionals with a wide variety of experience and expertise who are ready to create a customized plan to assist you and your organization. Please contact us today to discuss the needs of your organization and to initiate contact with an expert whose knowledge and skills will best address those needs.

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Services

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SERVICES & RESOURCES

NICNE is the region’s primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE strengthens nonprofits by providing Education & Training, Agency Assessments & Technical Assistance, and Alliances & Linkages. NICNE also compiles Additional Resources to help nonprofits address a variety of unique issues.

Education & Training

Stronger management translates into stronger mission performance. NICNE offers extensive programming in many key areas of nonprofit management and capacity building. Please see our Programs for details about these offerings.

CEUs available for licensed social workers. Each NICNE course hour is equal to one CEU. CFREs are also available for select programs. For more information, please contact Jennifer Smith at JSmith@rockford.edu or 815.394.4384.

Agency Assessments & Technical Assistance

Sustainable, high-performing organizations are those that commit to building organizational capacity. Embark on a thorough assessment of organizational capacity. NICNE provides processes, tools, and support to conduct formal agency assessments that benchmark performance according to preferred standards and best practices.
The center is trained in two areas:
  1. The Unity Foundation CQ (Capacity Quotient) is the only nonprofit assessment that benchmarks nonprofit capacity according to 60 standards of “preferred practice” in nonprofit management. Visit www.unityfdn.org for more information.
  2. The Wilder Nonprofit Life Stage assessment determines what life stage an organization is in and the organization’s strengths and weaknesses. The tool can be used to help nonprofit organizations plan for the future, make decisions proactively, anticipate challenges, and determine necessary adjustments.

Take advantage of technical assistance provided by university staff. Utilize NICNE’s expansive collection of resources including:

  • Nonprofit best practices
  • Policies and procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Board development
  • Business plans
  • Strategic planning
  • 501(c)3 development
  • AND many more

Alliances & Linkages

Connect with peers to develop and share solutions. Linking organizations to one another not only provides nonprofits access to potential collaboration and partnerships, it builds a sense of community and support which makes our entire community stronger.

  • Foundation Directory: NICNE updates the Directory of Community, Corporate, and Private Foundations of Northern Illinois annually and provides a copy to all member organizations.
  • Membership Directory: We rely on membership to sustain our work of delivering quality service to you, your board, and your staff. Visit our Membership page for details and to view a list of our current Member organizations.
  • Mailing List: Our database of over 700 nonprofit organizations in a 5-county region helps us link you to capacity-building resources. Sign up now to receive email updates about programs and events!
  • Collaborative Programming: All of our programs are highly collaborative, allowing you to connect with peers, identify changing sector needs, and network with key nonprofit leaders. View our Programs and Events pages for details on current offerings.
  • Business Interns: Undergraduate business students at Rockford University are now required to complete an internship. As a part of the Economics, Business, and Accounting (EBA) Department, NICNE can connect you with these students. To learn more, contact EBA Department Chair Robert Evans (REvans@rockford.edu), who coordinates the business internship program.
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“From informative seminars, unique community insights, and extensive research and advice…NICNE specializes in helping nonprofits thrive.”

Sherry Pitney

Executive Director, Rockford Rescue Mission

Membership

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MEMBERSHIP

Membership provides you with the information and connections you need to build a strong board and a healthy organization. NICNE Membership provides an UNLIMITED number of your board and staff with all the benefits of membership, which include:

  • FREE admission to Leadership Café sessions
  • 10% discount on many NICNE sponsored programs, trainings, and events
  • Priority for Rockford University masters level and undergraduate community-based learning projects
  • Free monthly articles on cutting edge topics within the nonprofit sector
  • Promotion of relevant education and training opportunities
  • Technical assistance and resource materials
  • Customized Northern Illinois Directory of Community, Corporate, and Private Foundation Grants
  • Link to young professionals for Board or Committee appointments
  • Access to professional consultants

An annually-renewable Membership extends from January to December and rates are based on the annual operating budget of your organization. Questions about Membership? Contact us!

Membership Rates

 

Membership Forms

Annual Operating Budget Member Fees 2017 Membership Enrollment Form (pdf)
Under $50,000 $100 2017 Membership Benefits Info Card (pdf)
$50,000 – $99,000 $150
$100,000 – $199,999 $200
$200,000 – $499,999 $250
$500,000 – $999,999 $300
$1M – $2M $350
$2 M – $3.99M $400
$4 M – $9.9M $450
$10M + $500

 

 

Corporate Partners

NICNE is grateful to our generous Corporate Partners:

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Interested in becoming a Corporate Partner? Contact us!

 

Member Organizations

Join today and add your name to our list of eighty-five 2017 member organizations!

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Programs

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CORE PROGRAMS

Strong Management Translates into Stronger Mission Performance

Our core programs are designed to increase the management capacity of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit capacity building refers to activities that improve and enhance a nonprofit organization’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time. One of the many benefits of Membership with NICNE is a discount on our capacity-building programs. By taking advantage of these discounts, your Membership may pay for itself!

Be sure to view our Events page for an up-to-date list of all upcoming programs.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management (click to expand details)

This program is designed to support the changing demands on nonprofit leaders to enhance their management skills and operate more effectively. The five courses (two offered in the Fall, three in the Spring) will strengthen participants’ abilities in Leadership and Governance, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Management, and Fund Development, and would be valuable to a wide range of nonprofit participants: employees, managers, board members, new leaders, as well as those seeking to transfer from the for-profit to nonprofit world.

2016-2017 Certificate in Nonprofit Management Brochure (pdf)

Board Training (click to expand details)

Each Fall NICNE offers a board training opportunity. In 2016 we will welcome internationally known speaker and author Kim Klein for a seminar titled, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Creating an Upgrading Team.” These workshops are designed for current board members, potential board members, and nonprofit executive staff members interested in current information for changing times and effective governance.

2016 “Creating an Upgrading Team” Board Training Brochure (pdf)

Customized Board Training (click to expand details)

NICNE offers two and four hour sessions at your site that are customized to your organization’s particular needs. These trainings (offered at the time and location that is convenient for your board) help keep your board of directors current, cohesive, and on target with your mission.

Customized Board Training Brochure (pdf)‌

Leadership Cafe (click to expand details)

These monthly discussions on critical and cutting-edge issues in nonprofit leadership and governance are designed to provide a menu of IDEAS, INFORMATION, OPINIONS, and RESOURCES for nonprofit management staff, board members, and community participants. Join us the last Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Puri School of Business at Rockford University. This program is FREE for current NICNE Members. ‌‌

2016-2017 Leadership Cafe Series Brochure (pdf)‌

Leadership Exchange on Volunteerism (click to expand details)

Join us for cutting-edge discussion and an open exchange of information and best practices related to volunteerism. All are welcome to join this free, self-facilitated group on the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Room 124 of the Puri School of Business (first building on your right immediately off State Street) at Rockford University. View the Exchange on Volunteerism 2017 Flyer to see the dates and topics for this year’s meetings!

Please contact Jennifer Smith at jsmith@rockford.edu for more information.

Withdrawal and Cancellation for Courses and Programs

Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a one percent (1%) cancellation fee will be granted to a registrant who notifies us about his or her cancellation at least five business days prior to the start of the course/program. After this date, no refund will be given unless the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence cancels the course/program. Registrants may apply the tuition to another course/program offered by the Center, if contact is made at least five days prior to the start of the course/program. Failure to attend a course/program does not entitle a registrant to a refund. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing by registrants.

Weather-related Class Cancellation: All courses/programs will be held during inclement weather unless Rockford University closes its campus. If the Center cancels a program due to weather, the program will be made up during the same semester or an opportunity will be offered for registrants to make up a program the next time it is offered by the Center. Failure to attend due to inclement weather does not entitle a registrant to a refund or make-up session.

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“NICNE sessions are relevant, informative, and affordable.”

Lynn Knodle

Executive Director, Serenity Hospice & Home

NORTHERN ILLINOIS CENTER FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) has been providing capacity building, training, technical assistance and resource support to nonprofit organizations within our region since August 2004. Housed within the PURI School of Business, NICNE is the region’s primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE strengthens nonprofits by providing education, training, technical assistance, and assessments, and encourages collaboration resulting in a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector critical to a healthy community.
Our Mission: Promoting innovation and excellence in the nonprofit sector. 

Questions about course offerings, resources, consulting, or NICNE Membership? Contact Us!

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“I know that my organization is stronger and healthier due to the NICNE trainings we have attended.”

Julie Bosma

Executive Director, RAMP

Give to NICNE: Invest in Your Community.‌

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence believes in investing in people and organizations that make communities in the northern Illinois area safer, healthier, and more vibrant. We do so by providing training opportunities which help nonprofits to successfully achieve their missions. Through your tax deductible contribution to NICNE, you are supporting best practices in management and ensuring that the daily work to meet the critical needs of your community continues. INVEST TODAY. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.