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Higher Education Navigator (Coach/Mentor), Early Childhood Education 

Position Higher Education Navigator (Coach/Mentor), Early Childhood Education  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $20.00 - $22.00 per hour based on education and experience  
Description

SAL Family and Community Services connects the community to services that ensure every child can succeed in school and life, and every adult has access to basic human needs like food, counseling, services, and housing. We do this by listening, learning, and acting to help individuals and families navigate the barriers that prevent them from moving their life forward in a positive way.

The Higher Education Navigator position is a critical member of our Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois team, a program under SAL Family and Community Services. In the role, you get to help individuals achieve their goals for continuing education. You will:

  • Create pathways for current child care providers to complete classes and degrees;
  • Coach childcare providers for professional development planning;
  • Strengthen the child care system to attract and build the child care workforce through outreach and community events; and,
  • Navigate alongside childcare providers in enrollment and scholarship steps at colleges and universities.

A full list of job responsibilities will be provided prior to an interview.

We are looking for team members who:

  • Believe that early childhood education is the first step to a child’s successful future;
  • Are passionate about building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all, and,
  • Are professional, kind, and don’t take themselves too seriously!

Salary, benefits and perks

In addition to the compensation listed above, our entire compensation package includes paid time off and paid holidays; health, dental, and vision benefits; 401(k) with employer contribution; pet insurance; professional development opportunities. A full list of benefits is available on our website.

Minimum Requirements

Must obtain background clearances, be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, a Bachelor’s Degree with two years of experience in ECE or higher education, and complete physical tasks such as sit, stand, lift 10 pounds, and communicate with individuals. Additional detail will be provided prior to an interview. Requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law will be considered.

 
About the Organization Mission


SAL Community Services (SALCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.


About Us


SALCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. SALCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

 
EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Location SAL Child Care Connection  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/14/2022  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://SALFamilyandCommunityServices.appone.com



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