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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: September 13, 2016

PA: 1627

Job Title: Bi-Lingual Program Specialist (Spanish)

Worksite: South

Department: CSBG

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.

Description of Duties:

  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 intakes, 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.
  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:

Bachelors degree. 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. Sofid 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.
  • Must be able to speak. read and write fluently In Spanish

Closing Date:  September 23, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date of Posting: September 13, 2016

PA: 1628

Job Title: Program Specialist

Worksite: West

Department: CSBG

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.

Description of Duties:

  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 intakes, 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:

Bachelors degree. 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 fiow.
  • 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:  September 23, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date of Posting: September 23, 2016

PA: 1629

Job Title: Multi-Family Project Supervisor

Department: Weatherization

Location: Central Office

Report to: Multi-family Manager

FLSA Status: Nonexempt/Hourly

Employment Status: Full-Time

General Description:

Responsible for the coordination and execution of primary and major aspects of CEDA’s Weatherization multi-family housing projects including supervision of Weatherization multi-family field project staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises multi-family field staff; and ensures high level of quality achieved on each multi-family Weatherization project.
  • Collects building data for Weatherization energy audits inclusive of but not limited to construction type, building dimensions’/space requirements, dimensions and types of building components.
  •  Prepares diagnostic test, evaluates baseload, conducts indoor air quality tests, performs combustion safety and efficiency tests, performs pressure diagnostics, as well as HVAC distribution tests.
  • Conducts accurate application and practices to comply, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, or verify information or data.
  • Analyzes complex issues and information to determine the most effective and efficient way to complete the task in a timely manner.
  • Performs document maps and dimensions accurately; enter test set-up information and data to enter into energy modeling software.
  • Maintains weekly production goals, completes and submits production and other required paperwork within specified deadline.
  • Identifies any health or safety issues related to weatherization projects.
  • Evaluates information to ensure compliance with Federal, State and program guidelines; executes the appropriate measures when/where needed.
  • Serves as a liaison between other vendors either in-person, written communication and/or via telephone.
  • Stays abreast of all program /regulation changes or updates, as well as those within the Weatherization industry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Production Manager.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required (Bachelor’s Degree preferred), and a minimum of 2 years’ multifamily energy audit experience.
  • Multifamily Building Analyst Certification and must maintain BPI CEU requirements for certifications.
  • HEP QCI certified or must become certified within one year through State of Illinois and CEDA training.
  • Multifamily Building Analyst Certification (MFBA).
  • EPA/RRP certification – if not current, must attain within 6 months of hire.
  • OSHA 10 hour certification – if not current, must attain within 6 months of hire.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and calculation of energy load applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of energy code.
  • Familiarity with TREAT energy modeling software.
  • Drafting skills and general background in carpentry skills, on-the-job experience preferred
  • General background in carpentry skills, on-the-job experience preferred
  • Must have knowledge and experience gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative performance data. 
  • Understand and comply with IHWAP programmatic guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with stakeholders in positive and collaborative manner.
  • Self-disciplined, showing initiative, and displaying good judgment and uses critical thinking to determine solutions, logical conclusions and approaches to problem solving.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have a current valid Illinois driving license with current insurance coverage.

Closing Date:  September 30, 2016

CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CEDA considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.


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