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Field Advisor/Trainer

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 programs.

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 as needed.
  • 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.


  • 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, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in child care education.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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 challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to be reliable, dependable, and to fulfill obligations.

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 page

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in CCC!

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