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The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois.

CEDA will only accept resumes and applications for open advertised or listed positions within the time frame indicated for each position. Unsolicited resumes and resumes received after the closing date for a position will not be considered or retained. Applicants must clearly and specifically identify the position for which they are applying. We appreciate your interest in CEDA.

It is the policy of the Community and Economic Development Association, Inc. to implement affirmatively, equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, or physical handicap, and positive action shall be taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy. Also included in this policy are veterans of the United States military.


Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in CEDA. Please click on the job title below to view the job description. Interested Applicants should forward resumes listing Position Announcement (PA)# and Job Title to hr@cedaorg.net

Date of Posting: August 19, 2016

PA: 1623

Worksite: Central Office

Department: Human Resources

Summary Statement of Primary Function:

Directs and ensures the efficient administration/management of the HR function to include recruiting, training, and wage and benefits administration. Responsible for meeting compliance requirements in order to provide each department/site with the personnel guidance and support to achieve success and to provide the communities they serve with proper attention.

Description of Responsibilities:

  1. Provide assistance, guidance and counseling to the President, Managers and employees in order to promote professionalism of CEDA staff;
  2. Review and appraise all personnel changes for merit and accuracy; approve all required HR forms (i.e. Personnel Activation Form, Employment Requisitions);
  3. Control the administration of wages and benefits to ensure accurate and equitable wages;
  4. Develop, implement and administer policies and programs related to the management of all CEDA personnel to ensure a positive and productive employment environment;
  5. Respond to all grievances in writing and resolve issues in an agreeable manner;
  6. Monitor the Employee Performance Appraisal program to ensure reviews are administered in a timely manner; review and analyze evaluations and goals to ensure appraisal comments are appropriate and goals are realistic and achievable;
  7. Ensure compliance with all State and Federal laws as well as court rulings which pertain to HR by reviewing current management practices, implementing new procedures and communicating verbally and in writing, any new requirements; supervise Affirmative Action policy.
  8. Direct and instruct the management staff in effective recruiting and interviewing techniques.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, Master's preferred, Human Resources or Personnel Management. At least five (5) years management experience in personnel administration. Excellent communication skills. Must be a self-starter with the ability to generate good interpersonal relationships.

Closing Date:   September 2, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date of Posting: August 23, 2016

PA: 1624

Worksite: CEDA Central

Department: Energy Services

Summary Statement of Primary Function:

Position is responsible for making outbound calls to provide information and referral services to customers regarding CSBG programs, other CEDA services as well as resources offered by other organizations, outside of CEDA, based on the client's needs.

Description of Duties:

  1. Place outbound call to clients who have requested resource referral information.
  2. Prescreen clients, via phone, based on a prewritten questionnaire.
  3. Determine client's need and make appropriate referral(s) to services.
  4. Where applicable, instruct client of application process and/or necessary documents required to apply for other program services within CEDA or other agencies.
  5. Keep referral list updated and research and validate new referrals sources.
  6. Submit reports as directed by Supervisor and/or Program Directors.
  7. Check client LIHEAP application status as needed.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required, some college preferred. 1-2 years prior customer service experience required; call center and web center experience preferred. Experience working for social service agency a plus. Intermediate computer knowledge, MS Office and Internet experience required.

Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills proven in a wide range of settings with people of all backgrounds. Ability to work flexible hours as needed. Bi-lingual a definite plus.

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week; Monday through Friday 8:30 a to 5:00 p. Call Center operation hours can change, with notice, based on call volume and/or direction of funder.

Closing Date:  August 30, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date of Posting: August 23, 2016

PA: 1625

Worksite: West - Cicero

Department: Human Resources

Summary Statement of Primary Function:

Position will conduct outreach in assigned region to identify families and individuals within the service delivery area who need case management and other services that will help them reach self-sufficiency. The position also functions to coordinate the development of external resources to meet customer needs. Position is also responsible for assisting with the implementation of neighborhood forums and community needs assessments as well as any regional or county-wide events as needed.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for conducting outreach within the assigned region to recruit and enroll families and individuals in CSBG service programs.
  2. Implement assigned CSBG work programs as written to ensure achievement of objectives and outcomes.
  3. Conduct intake, case manage all families and individuals as required, maintain case files, utilize appropriate tracking methods to report activity, including DCA Tracking logs and checkbooks, enter all data into CSBG databases, conduct follow-up per work program instructions.
  4. Coordinate internal and external linkages for referrals for additional services as needed.
  5. Assist in conducting community needs assessments and client satisfaction surveys for program planning, CAP preparation and the IS report.
  6. Prepare weekly service reports and other reports that correspond to job responsibilities.
  7. Participate in regular staffing meetings and trainings as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree. Specialist, Program CSBG (12)
  • At least three years of experience in community and direct service work.
  • High level case management and case noting skills required.
  • Experience working with low-income, diverse populations.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills required.
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in meeting deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated, have initiative and the ability to work under minimal supervision at times as required.

Hours of Work:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Travel:

Almost daily within service delivery area. Candidate must have regular access to an automobile, a valid driver's license and current auto insurance. Copy of valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance will be required.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to plan and manage work flow.
  • Solid case management and case noting skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to speak and write effectively and professionally.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in self-sufficiency programs.
  • Ability to relate to professional personnel and clients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date:  August 30, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Interested Applicants should forward resumes listing Position Announcement (PA)# and Job Title to:
CEDA
Human Resources Department
Email: hr@cedaorg.net

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer