The Ounce of Prevention Fund is one of Chicago’s most energized, future-focused organizations devoted to early childhood development.
Our mission is to improve the life chances for low-income children through programs, training, research and advocacy.
We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in this mission and share a commitment to our core values of appreciation & respect, empowerment, diversity, excellence, learning and communication.
Working on the Ounce Institute (OI) team, you will deliver high quality professional development and support to Illinois home visiting and center based programs through technical assistance, coaching, and training.
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager you will:
Coordinates the logistics of the Ounce Institute training events, meetings, and divisional administrative maintenance. Prepares and collaborates with the Senior Operations Coordinator for all meeting and training needs
Collaborate with the Ounce Institute’s Operations Team to provide on-site and off-site support for trainers, consultants, trainees, and other staff before, during, and after events. This includes but is not limited to day of room set-up and breakdown, replenishment of refreshments and snacks, and set-up of each training’s required technology needs.
Produce materials for events such as folders, handouts, name badges, wall postings, and other instructional content.
Responsible for division procurement, including but not limited to maintaining, tracking, and ordering event and office materials, supplies, and equipment. Serving as primary contact for vendors used to support training events.
Utilize LMS, CRM, and other technology platforms to support the division’s work in maintaining attendance records, evaluations, and generating training documentation.
Provide support to the Ounce Institute team to ensure the continuing success of new and on-going initiatives and projects.
Performs other job-related duties as requested.
Last but not least we offer some great perks:
Work from home options for qualified employees plus flexible hours.
Tuition reimbursement, competitive salary and benefit packages, employer contribution towards your 401k, and much more.
The Ounce is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, education, or related field; OR
3 years relevant experience
Proficiency in operating office equipment (phones, computers, copy machines) and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.).
Ability to learn and master computer technology/software programs such as LMS and CRM platforms, as needed.
Strong communication, organizational, and problem solving skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Working knowledge of Audio and Visual equipment a plus.
About Ounce of Prevention Fund
Here’s what we do:
We serve more than 4,000 children and families directly through birth-to-five programs we fund and operate in Chicago as well as through our network of voluntary home visiting programs throughout Illinois.
We integrate the latest research and best theories into our program development efforts.
We train nearly 3,000 community-based early childhood professionals in Illinois each year.
We advocate for state and federal funding for early childhood services that reach hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
We partner with advocacy organizations in 23 states and Washington, DC, to build their capacity to advance policy change and increase public investments in effective birth-to-five programs.
We communicate through publications and other resources to ensure that what we know is translated into understanding that leads to action—in homes, schools, board rooms, and on Capitol Hill.
We design and develop models, curricula, education materials and other programs that help prevent the academic achievement gap and the social problems it can create, including school dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime and chronic health conditions.