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|Employer Name:||Skills for Chicagoland's Future|
Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) is a public-private partnership driven to meet the talent demands of businesses, and to be a catalyst for systemic change and innovation. The force behind this drive is centered on our mission to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work. By focusing on the hiring demand of employers, Skills has created a paradigm shift in the general supply-driven approach to workforce development. The impact of this demand-driven approach can be seen through both the employers’ skilled and diverse workforce, and the economic mobility provided to the job seekers who are no longer unemployed/underemployed. Launched in 2012, Skills’ foundation is built on its strong employer partner relationships, dedicated Board of Directors, and funding support from both the City of Chicago and private donors. To date, Skills has directly impacted the lives of 3,700+ job seekers who were returned to work, via a partnership with over 50 employer partners.
For more information on Skills’ impact on the local business and economic landscape, and national thought leadership, please visit www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.com.
With our employer partners core to our decision making, Skills is a results and data-driven organization. Innovation is embraced and norms are challenged. Given our desire to provide economic mobility, our values guide us. We strive to lead with integrity, serve our diverse stakeholder community, demonstrate professional excellence, and embrace change. The right fit will understand that the role may not always be a 9-5 job, however, balance is important and valued. The focus is more about understanding the big picture, deadlines, deliverables and planning accordingly to achieve them.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, result-oriented environment that can manage multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation in all dealings with internal and external customers and demonstrate a willingness to be innovative in their approach to tasks. An openness to learning how to execute at a tactical level, but show a willingness to see the bigger impact to the organization. The Accounting Lead will take direction and guidance from and report to the Controller.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.