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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
How to Apply
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
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.