Accounting & Finance Manager

Child’s Voice is hiring for an Accounting and Finance Manager. This role oversees ALL budget and fiscal functions, policies and procedures as well as procurement and vendor management.  They work closely with all department leadership including the Advancement team relating to fundraising accounting.  The Billing Coordinator reports to the Accounting and Finance Manager.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of finance and accounting
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other personnel, vendors and board of directors.
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule and to work both on-site and remotely, as required.
  • Considerable ability to communicate effectively both in writing and in person, including the ability to present to small and large groups.
  • Considerable ability to pay attention to detail, advanced critical thinking skills, and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines within a complex non-profit organization
  • Considerable ability to maintain accurate, organized records, processes and maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a B.A. or B.S. degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent.
  • 4 years’ experience in Accounting/Finance, preferably in Non-Profit management
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable computer and software systems including:
    • Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    • QuickBooks or comparable accounting software

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Executive Director

Child’s Voice is hiring a new Executive Director. The full detail of this opportunity can be found here.

For more information or to apply, please contact David@davidschreierassociates.com.

Ideal candidates will possess:

        • Versatility, adaptability and flexibility
        • Personal drive, energy and engagement
        • Strong set of interpersonal and communication skills
        • High level of sociability
        • Passion for serving children

Ideal candidates will have the ability to:

        • Maintain an external focus by creating innovative solutions and fostering wide-ranging stakeholder relationships
        • Deliver results through skillfully allocating resources, driving accountability and establishing operational excellence
        • Set strategy and exemplify a continuous improvement mindset
        • Take ownership for decisions and initiative for actions
        • Manage through complex and ambiguous circumstances
        • Build strong teams by developing, motivating and engaging others

Ideal candidates will have:

        • ISBE License or can obtain (required)
        • Masters degree in relevant field (advanced degree desired)
        • Listening and Spoken Language Certificate—LSLS Cert. AVT or AVED –or will obtain
        • 10+ years of experience in senior position(s) at organization(s) with focus on deaf education, audiology or communication sciences
        • Successfully developed and rolled out new programs/initiatives
        • Led key stakeholder relationships in the community, including with individual and institutional donors, clients, vendors, sponsors and partners
        • Led volunteers and staff
        • Been visible in the community, conducted public speaking and worked with the media
        • Overseen organization finances and facilities
        • Worked with a nonprofit board of directors and an understanding of how it functions

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Bilingual Teacher Assistant

General Scope of Responsibility

The Teacher Assistant assists the teacher or teachers to whom they are assigned to help the class run smoothly, provide supplementary instructional help, prepare teaching materials, and to provide other assistance as needed. Specific assignments will be made by the teacher. The Teacher Assistant is directly responsible to the Classroom Teacher then to the School Coordinator.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Classroom Environment

  • Work with individuals and small groups of students to reinforce the material introduced by the teacher.
  • Guide independent study and remedial work designed and supervised by the teacher.
  • Assist teachers with non-instructional classroom duties including, but not limited to, class displays, bulletin boards, notes to parents, etc.
  • As appropriate, perform general school assistance duties including, but not limited to, recess supervision, lunch supervision, assist young children with toileting, preparation of classroom materials, checking hearing aids, and cochlear implants.
  • Establish supportive relationships with students.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information regarding students.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned, with the exception of program planning.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of students and the ability and willingness to operate within the philosophy of the program.
  • Ability to manage potentially challenging behavior from students and maintain a professional and patient demeanor
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Training

  • Associates degree or equivalent
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Paraprofessional Certification
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable workplace technology

Benefit Information

Hourly employees receive 3 paid sick days per school year (9/1 – 6/1) and a 403b retirement account with up to 3% employer match. No other benefits are available.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 – $18.00 per hour

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VOLUNTEER – Child’s Voice Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Child’s Voice serves as the governing body and custodian of Child’s Voice investments.  Each member of the Board assumes the responsibility of the duty of care, loyalty, and obedience.

Individuals interested in joining the Board, should complete the application through the link below. Please note, this is an opportunity to apply. The Governance committee and leadership at Child’s Voice will reach out to prospective candidates.

The responsibilities of our Board of Directors are to:

            • Be committed to the mission, goals and policies of the organization.
            • Perform the functions and work of the board to the best of one’s ability.
            • Contribute financially to the organization to the best of one’s ability and seek financial support from others outside of the organization.
            • Recommend others who could serve on the board or be of particular value to the organization in other capacities.
            • Avoid any conflicts of interest and situations that would compromise the principles of the organization or lead to the perception of compromise.
            • Support the mission, goals and objectives of Child’s Voice,
            • Attend all Board and committee meetings. (75% minimum for Board meetings required),
            • Serve on a committee of the Board and provide leadership to that committee,
            • Financially contribute to Child’s Voice at the level deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors policies,
            • Attend both the annual fundraising events inclusive of the Gala and Golf Outing,
            • Attend at least one (1) school function in an academic year (Winter Festival, Recognition Ceremony, Special Friends Day),
            • Adhere to Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies at all times.

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