United Way of
Whiteside County

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  • Director, Born Learning Academies
    of Whiteside County

    Position: United Way Director of Born Learning Academy, Part-time (hours will vary)

    Born Learning Academies   Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. A Born Learning academy includes six sessions, each being in the evening. The topics include: importance of learning, building relationships, building your child’s language skills, nutrition and health, how children learn and routines/learning on the go. Each session is approximately an hour and a half. The sessions are typically held in a school building in the community.

    Position Background and Details   Currently, United Way of Whiteside County funds two academies each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Through a generous donation from the program’s funder, we are able to add this position in order to increase the number of academies offered.

    The director will coordinate calendars with school administrators in Whiteside County who want to host academies on their campus. The director will manage every aspect of the academy including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and incentives, marketing the academies to parents and/or caregivers in a variety of ways; registering families; speaking at public and private events to advance the program; designing marketing materials, arranging for volunteers and food to serve parents and their children at the academies, and arranging for qualified daycare workers to care for the children while parents are learning. Additionally, the director will lead the academies as an instructor/facilitator. The position reports to the United Way’s CEO. Compensation DOE and subject to continuation of the grant year-to-year.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Two years of college at an accredited institution
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe products
    • Experience speaking publicly
    • Pleasant adaptable attitude
    • Preferred background in education

     How to Apply  

    • Send your resume with a cover letter marked confidential explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position to: Ms. Diana Verhulst, CEO, United Way of Whiteside County, P.O. Box 806, Sterling, Illinois, 61081 or preferably email your material to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Include two professional references
    • Include any hyperlinks to your work if it appears online

    Please, no calls.

    Further description of the position and compensation range will be made available upon application. The deadline is August 2, 2019.
    United Way of Whiteside County is a 501 c 3 nonprofit and an equal opportunity employer. More information about Born Learning can be found at bornlearning.org

  • Let’s Feed Our Children
    2019 Sites and Participating Church or Organization
    Starts on: June 4 to August 8
    Sterling Sites:                                           Sterling Mobile Sites
    Broadway Methodist                                   SterLynn
    501 Broadway                                            Douglas Park
    Macedonia Church                                     Salvation Army (back door)
    1313 Woodburn                                          Sterling Public Library
                                                                       (at the back entrance)
    St. Paul’s Church                                       
    1701 16th Ave 

    Rock Falls Sites:                                         Rock Falls Mobile Sites
    Coloma Homes                                             Rock Falls Public Library
    401 West 18th                                              CedarWood
                                                                         Easy Living
    Rock Falls Methodist                                  
    210 Fourth Avenue       
    All sites will distribute lunches from 11:30 – 12:30. 
    Mobile sites will have lunches delivered between 11:30 and 12:30.
    Let’s Feed Our Children will provide FREE lunches to children on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer.
    There is a site in Tampico, Fulton, Albany, Prophetstown, Erie, Lyndon and Morrison.

  • It seems almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.
    The United Way of Whiteside County is proud to be the sponsor of “Literacy Is Fun for Everyone” program that will help you read with your children. Every child from newborn to age 5 will have books of their own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Whiteside County.

    CGH Medical Center provides the first book for newborns, “The Little Engine that Could”. After the parents sign up the child will be mailed a FREE book each month. The program is open to all Whiteside County children newborn to age 5. This program is part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  For more information please call 815-625-7973 or click on link to registeImagination Library
  • United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Whiteside County can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Information and Referral Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.

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  • Letter of Support
  • Luncheon Invite 2019

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Jul 25 2019
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