Truman College is seeking a Field Advisor/Trainer to provide
professional development, academic and career advisement, to
recipients of the Chicago Early Learning Workforce Scholarship,
which serves an important role in Chicago’s effort to expand access
to early learning programs across the city and build a more robust
workforce that can help the City expand high quality early learning
The Field Advisor/Trainer reports to the Director of Teaching and
Learning Programs, and is responsible for providing mentoring,
coaching and training, at an early childhood program or a CCC
campus to students seeking credentials, degrees and certificates in
field related to early childhood education.
- Mentors and advises students on placement testing,
interpretation of results, education plan development, graduation
planning and petitions, practicum planning and petitions and
transfer opportunities. Assists students and practitioners with
completion of required application forms.
- Conducts individual and small group orientation sessions to
review scope of the program and requirements. May participate in
student recruitment activities.
- Conducts site visits as needed
- Meets with program participants and graduates on a regular
basis to provide advice and support. Refers students for tutoring
- Recommends specific academic courses needed by practitioners.
Suggests ways to improve classroom practices.
- Prepares and presents workshops, seminars and lessons essential
to the success of the practitioners and students in the program.
Develops new material as necessary.
- Assists in identifying potential funders, available grants or
other support for the department and program.
- Attends monthly staff meetings, relevant conferences and
professional meetings to maintain knowledge of research and trends
in the field of child development, social work, Head Start, NAEYC
and youth development.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Full health benefits, 403(b) & 457(b) investment plans, paid
vacation/holidays and City Colleges tuition waiver. Plus, you will
enjoy working with a group of people who really love what they do.
For a more detailed overview of benefits visit our benefits
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
six months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
Thank you for your interest in CCC!
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Early Childhood Education, Education, or a related field.
- Five years of work experience in Early Childhood Education as a
teacher or trainer.
- A combination of education and experience may be taken into
consideration based on the applicant’s credentials.
- Moderate proficiency in the use of Microsoft (Work, Excel,
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in child care
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
- Demonstrated willingness to lead, take charge, and offer
opinions and direction.
- Demonstrated willingness to take on responsibilities and job
- Demonstrated ability to be reliable, dependable, and to fulfill