This position will serve as the Professional Services and Community
Collaborations Manager for the Norther Illinois Center for
Nonprofit Excellence ( NICNE ). Position will manage all aspects of
professional and collaboration services available to staff, board
and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. This NICNE product
line’s purpose is to build nonprofit management and organizational
capacity enhancing their ability to meet mission and serve the
needs of the community.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Develop the network of professional service providers; identify and
meet nonprofit sector professional services needs; assist with
Social Innovation and Collaboration Laboratory; facilitate
collaboration with nonprofit sector
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)
- Bachelor’s degree
- Five (5) years of experience working within the nonprofit
sector or consulting services industry.
Education and Experience Preferred
Experience with Rockford nonprofit sector
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the
performance of this position.
- Ability to facilitate group discussions and community
- Knowledge of the Rockford region.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven
- Effective representative of the organization.
- Well-honed and proven managerial skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive
and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and
multidisciplinary project skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse
groups of people.
- Passion for nonprofit work, integrity, positive attitude, and
M-F 8-4:30, nights and weekends as needed
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
Hiring Rate Information
Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and
internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to
Priority Review Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
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of the application. Be specific on your entire work history,
including employment dates and duties for all positions
held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered
toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted
to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of
- If you have education and/or training in excess of what is
required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial
- After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed
to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the
classification, including any specialty factors associated with
this particular position.
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Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials
as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required
qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on
your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the
active employment register. After the application deadline, the
names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring
department for interview.
- Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed
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DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable
Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order
to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service
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- Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal
background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal
background investigation results have been received and cleared by
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age,
physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political
affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional
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state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire.
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and
application procedures include full opportunities for applicants
with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to
anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s
disability during either the application or interview process. An
applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * What is the highest level of education attained?
- High School Diploma
- Associates Degree
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree
- * Do you have a Bachelors Degree?
- * What field/major is your degree in?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Have you attached all transcripts to support the degrees you
are submitting for consideration?
- * How many years of experience working within the nonprofit
sector or consulting services industry do you possess?
- 0-1 years
- 1-2 years
- 2-3 years
- 3-4 years
- 4-5 years
- 5+ years
- * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of
employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this
information must be verified on an NIU application and/or
(Open Ended Question)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Military Discharge Documents ONLY
- Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
- Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
- Transcripts #3 (unofficial with official required at hire)