JOB OPPORTUNITY: Harvest Market Manager

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Position:  Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, Market Manager

General Description:

The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market began operating in 2000 as an event of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin.  It is a seasonal market held weekly on Thursdays from the first week in June through the first week of October (18 weeks) and is located outdoors in a City of Elgin parking lot at 200 North Grove Avenue in Downtown Elgin.

The market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food, provides an outlet for educational opportunities on sustainable practices and healthy living, supports local artists, community organizations, and Downtown businesses while cultivating a welcoming and entertaining public space atmosphere in Downtown Elgin. During peak season, more than 20 vendors of raw and processed agricultural local products participate, selling their goods to over 500 or more customers and visitors a week.

The market manager is a part-time position who will work closely with the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Event Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. The person filling this position will need to have the following skills to successfully operate an urban farmers market including:

  • Vendor recruitment and relations
  • Market application process
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Market promotion and outreach
  • Collaboration with city departments, local businesses, and other organizations
  • Market day logistics and execution
  • Financial record keeping
  • Understanding/operating EBT program

Qualifications:

A strong candidate for this position will have a demonstrated passion for local, sustainable food production and/or community building and civic engagement as well as excellent communications skills.  This is a physically demanding role, requiring the ability to work in all weather conditions and to lift and carry up to 50lbs.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and legally eligible for employment in the U.S.

Other desired qualifications are:

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiar with Downtown Elgin and/or Downtown Districts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic understanding of social media, online communications
  • Experience in customer service and/or event planning
  • Agricultural background
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse populations
  • Ability to learn on the job and multitask
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills

Position Responsibilities:

The 2015 Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Harvest Market outdoor season will operate on Thursday’s from June 4 through October 1, 9am – 2pm, at 200 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL. The Market Manager will be expected to arrive at 7am and stay through tear down (approximately 3pm).  During that time, s/he will work with volunteers, etc. to set up the Market, coordinate volunteers, interns, sponsors, vendors, community partners, kid program partners, special activities, and tear down of the Market.  This is a physically and mentally demanding role that is best filled by someone with enthusiasm and a positive, resilient attitude. The Market Manager will also have regularly scheduled office days to focus on such tasks as enrolling farmers/vendors, collecting fees, creating and maintaining the Harvest Market budget, overseeing the Harvest Market Committee meetings and other duties as assigned. The DNA office is located at 10 N. Spring Street, Elgin, IL.

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL at info@downtownElgin.com. In the subject line, please enter “Harvest Market Manager Position”.

Elgin Area Manufacturing Career Internship Program for Young Adults

EDG logo 2014The Elgin-Area Manufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP) is designed to help employers find and hire young adults interested in manufacturing. The program provides young adults ages 18-21 the opportunity to learn about and start a career in manufacturing by paying for them to participate in a 6-week internship with area employers.

The MCIP starts with a 3-week boot camp on Monday, January 5 to introduce WIA-eligible youth to today’s manufacturing careers. The boot camp provides a 10-hr. OSHA Certification, and a focus on work ethic, math skills, motivation and attitude, communication skills and interviewing techniques.

After the boot camp, participating employers have an opportunity to meet and select interns on Wednesday, January 21 for a paid, 6-week, 240-hour internship. Intern assignments are made on “Draft Day” on Friday, January 23 and the internship program begins Monday, February 2. Upon conclusion of the internships, employers have the option of hiring.

Organized and presented by the Elgin Development GroupElgin Community College and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, MCIP also benefits area employers by providing companies the opportunity to find and train motivated entry-level employees with no commitment required to hire after the paid internship is completed. Business and Career Services, Inc. (BCC), a not-for-profit 501c(3), serves as the employer of record, pays wages to the interns and covers all payroll and liability insurance throughout the internship. There is no charge to the company.

The MCIP is funded through a grant from the Department of Labor (DOL) through the state and regional Workforce Investment Board and the Kane County Department of Employment & Education, and is administered by BCS.

The MCIP was featured as a “Best Practice” at the 2012 National Association of Workforce Board Professionals in Las Vegas, and receive the Innovative Solutions Award from the Illinois Workforce Partnership in 2014.

Click here to watch a YouTube video of the MCIP program in action.

For more information on how to participate in the 2015 Elgin-Area Manufaturing Careers Internship Program, contact:

MCIP Outreach Liaison
Sid Hussaini
847-809-8901
sid@medusainc.com

BCS Youth Coordinator
Eddie Perez
224-538-1039
eperez@bcsillinois.org

For general information about Business and Career Services, Inc., visit www.worknetncc.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Bilingual Parent Educator

ChildServORGANIZATION: ChildServ – Elgin, IL

POSITION: Bilingual Parent Educator

Provide paraprofessional assistance to the EHS/Home Based program participants, including pregnant and parenting adults and children from birth to age 3. The Parent Educator is also responsible for providing resources and support through educational and family development activities. Participate in initial orientation and ongoing training; Conduct weekly home visits to families and provide services as outlined in the service plan. Build and encourage constructive relationships with the families to increase their knowledge of their children’s developmental needs and ability to advocate for their family. Serve as a positive role model for parents to help strengthen the parenting skills of adult caregivers in the families. Complete initial assessments on parents and children; May act as mentor for newly hired Parent Educator. Refer parents to community resources and provide follow-up to ensure needs were met. Complete all required documentation by established deadlines. Participate in monthly activities offered for families. Encourage and motivate parents to attend center-based socialization activities. Recruit new families through positive promotion of the agency and its programs. Participate in scheduled group and individual supervision meetings, providing progress of families and concerns. Responsible for recruiting entire caseload of 20 clients.

Qualifications: Parent Educator must be at least 21 years of age. One to five years experience required. Experience in a social services setting preferred. Must be familiar with the ethnic background and sensitive to the cultures of families in target communities. Must have access to an insured automobile. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Bachelors Degree in social service or childhood education required. Access to insured auto required.

Elgin requires Bilingual candidate able to read, write speak fluent Spanish.

Send resumes to: Careers@childserv.org or for further questions, please contact Ms. Bebe Bermudez at 773-867-7326.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Security/Bouncer

 

Martini Room is the premier lounge, nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique martini roomChicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers!

Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland.

 

 

Security/Bouncer

Martini Room in Elgin has openings for Security/Bouncer positions for Friday and Saturday shifts.

Requirements: Previous industry experience, excellent customer service skills, great personality.

This position is for individuals 21+.

Must be able to pass background check.

Email your resume to office@martiniroomelgin.com with your contact information.

Martini Room
161 E. Chicago St.
Elgin, IL, 60120
www.martiniroomelgin.com
office@martiniroomelgin.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Advancement

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Judson University is hiring!

POSITION TITLE: Director of Advancement

REPORTS TO: Associate Vice President for Development

JOB SUMMARY: To lead advancement operations and events and plan and execute fundraising strategies for the Annual Fund, Grants and Foundations

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience:  Minimum of two years of direct fundraising, development or advancement experience            

Skills: Relationship Management, communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), teamwork, customer service, interpersonal skills, leadership development and team management, exceptional time management, outgoing/personable/relational, database management and related technology skills, organizational skills, goal orientated

Travel:  Conferences and some donor events

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advancement and development staff ranging from two to five direct reports depending on growth of the division

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Lead person on assigned donor and university events
  • Direct and manage all aspects of the annual fund
  • Lead person on assigned donor and university events
  • Manage and provide direction for all aspects of office and advancement operations, including donor database management
  • Manage the publishing of the annual report
  • Create and manage all foundation and grant proposals
  • Attend staff meetings, chapel, and training seminars
  • Other duties or responsibilities as deemed necessary for the successful operation of Judson University

EQUIPMENT USED:

Laptop/computers and database access

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Operations and Front Desk Staff

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The Leafs Ice Centre is a state of the art ice facility located 5 minutes off of I-90. With 3 NHL size rinks, featuring youth figure skating and hockey programs as well as various adult leagues, the Leafs Ice Centre truly has something for everyone. The facility also includes a full service restaurant and bar as well as an off-ice training center.

Front Desk Associate (part time)

Job Functions:
- Answer customer inquiries in an informed way via telephone, email, and in-person        contact
- Assist customers in the registration process for various LIC programs
- Maintain and clean the facility business office
- Perform general transactions through the point of sale system
- Book on ice events and birthday parties
- Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older as of 8/1/14
- Must have a minimum of one year experience in a customer service related field
- Must have an outgoing personality and be willing to go above and beyond customer    expectations
- Must be able to multi-task and meet project deadlines set by supervisor
- Must possess strong verbal communication skills in the English language
- Ability to work nights, weekends and select holidays, as needed
- Previous college experience preferred
- Demonstrated ability to learn and use new computer software preferred

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Ability to manage constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
• Proactively anticipates needs and works to meet them.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Professional appearance and demeanor.
• Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.
• Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
• Familiarity with website content management systems and social media applications
• Ability to lift and carry up to 45lbs.

Please submit resume to Dan Kremer at dkremer@leafsicecentre.com.

This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All candidates offered a position must submit to a criminal background check as well as drug testing before beginning employment.

Ice Resurfacing Operator

Job Functions:
- Resurface ice in a timely matter following a strict schedule
-Operate building systems in order to satisfy event and customer requirements
-Coordinate event logistics as assigned
-Ability to perform janitorial work throughout the facility
-Maintain and repair building equipment
-Advocate safe work practices and customer service
-Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older as of 8/1/14
- One year of training and operation of ice resurfacing equipment required
- Expertise in HVAC, refrigeration operation, or mechanical fields strongly preferred
- Certified Ice Technician certificate is preferred
- Must have the ability to multi-task and promptly complete tasks
- Strong verbal communication skills in the English language
- Ability to work nights, weekends and select holidays, as needed
- Previous college experience preferred

Please submit resume to Operations Manager, Mike May, at mmay@LeafsIceCentre.com.

This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in Leafs Ice Centre; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All candidates offered a position must submit to a criminal background check as well as drug testing before beginning employment.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Northwest – Elgin

HolidayInnThe newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and Bennigan’s, 495 Airport Road in Elgin, are in search of enthusiastic candidates who take pride in customer service, while creating a great environment for all team members and guests.

Current Positions:

Full Time: AM Shift Houseperson- Housekeeping dept.
Full Time: PM Maintenance Engineer- Maintenance Dept.
Full Time: Room Attendants- Housekeeping Dept.
Full Tme: PM Line Cook
Part time: Dishwasher / Prep cook –
Part time: Servers Bennigans
Host Bennigans
Floor Supervisor Bennigans
On Call: Banquet Servers

The Holiday Inn Elgin has deluxe accommodations, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere that awaits our guests. This Holiday Inn Elgin is a full service 250 room hotel off of hwy 90.

To apply, send your resume to the email using link above or complete an application at the front desk. Address: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Northwest – Elgin, 495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Mission Statement:
To create a Legendary brand experience for: every guest, every meal, every day and, to be known for our remarkable people, our chef-driven food, innovative drinks and warm, friendly hospitality.