Monday, October 23, 2017

Downtown Trick Or Treat

Downtown Trick or Treat

Join the FUN!! Rain or Shine

Saturday, October 28th

10:00am - Noon

Get your spook on show off your tricks, float up and down Court Street for your rewards...if you dare!!!

Registration for ICC Spring Semester, Minimester 2018 Opens October 30

Illinois Central College will open registration for its spring minimester and spring 2018 semester on Mon., October 30. The schedule is available online at icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/.
Classes for the spring minimester begin Tues., December 19, and the spring 2018 semester begins on Tues., January 16.
ICC also is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of enrolling all in one day with its new QuickStart program. QuickStart is available on Tuesdays, now through December 19 (excluding November 21) from noon to 7 pm on the ICC East Peoria Campus. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in Lots A and B on the East Peoria Campus, as well as the Visitors Lot.

              During QuickStart events, participants can complete an ICC application and have it processed immediately, take placement testing, meet with an advisor, fill out financial aid paperwork, set up a payment plan, and enroll for classes. Advisors are available to help students who wish to enroll, but additional follow-up may be required. Some programs are restricted enrollment and only general education or pre-requisite courses may be scheduled in those cases. Enrollment, testing, and financial aid services also will be available for all students.

QuickStart participants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure enough time to complete the steps to enrollment, ICC suggests arriving no later than 6 pm.

Applicants also should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov/  prior to coming to campus. Please list ICC on the form in order to be fully considered for federal student aid opportunities at the College.
To complete all the steps of admission and enrollment, participants should bring:
·        A valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, or other government-issued ID).
·        Checkbook or credit card to set up a payment plan.
·        Social security card.
               For those interested in financial assistance, ICC has scholarships still available for spring 2018. Visit http://icc.edu/admissions/scholarships/remaining-scholarships/.
               Students should first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.gov/. ICC Financial Assistance staff is available to answer questions about completing the FAFSA or you can find helpful information located at http://icc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/how-to-apply/.

For more information or for any questions, please call Illinois Central College at (309) 694-5-ICC.                    

Rivermen Season Opener!!


UnityPoint Health – Pekin unveils new Cardiac Cath/Vascular Intervention Suite

The Medical Imaging Department at UnityPoint Health – Pekin has just opened a newly constructed Cardiac Cath/Vascular Intervention Suite. Patients in and near Pekin can now receive specialized cardiac and vascular care, performed with state-of-the-art equipment, close to home. Among the procedures performed in the new suite will be vascular intervention, permanent pacemaker placement, angiography, diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and more.
The media is invited to an open house of the new facility.
When: 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2017
Where: UnityPoint Health – Pekin, 600 S 13th St, Pekin, IL 61554
What you’ll see: The suite was fitted with brand new state-of-the-art technology, including a Dual Plane Toshiba Imaging system designed specifically for Cardiac and Vascular Interventions cases and a new Hemodynamics patient monitoring system. Our highly trained Cardiac Cath/Angiography staff also received intense off-site and onsite training to operate this new system.
Additional visuals: The Pekin Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on at 2 p.m.

Heart of Illinois Chorus Concert at Illinois Central College Features Sweet Adelines 2nd Place International Quartet Medalists “ClassRing” October 21

ClassRing, 2nd place international quartet medalists in the Sweet Adelines International 2017 quartet finals, will be the featured guests at the fall concert by the Heart of Illinois Chorus, in residence at Illinois Central College. The concert takes place Sat., October 21 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus.

ClassRing finished as the 2nd place international quartet medalists at the 2017 Sweet Adelines International competition in Las Vegas earlier this month. The quartet formed in spring 2014 to compete in the Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Contest. After only a few months of rehearsal, they won the contest and were named the 2014 International Rising Star Champions. The foursome also earned 5th place in the 2016 Sweet Adelines International contest.

Members of ClassRing are: Mary Duncan, baritone, Kansas City, Kan.; Heather Havens, lead, Baltimore, Md.; Hailey Parks, bass, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Michaela Slamka-Johnston, tenor, Fort Myers, Fla.
The quartet will perform as part of the annual fall concert by Heart of Illinois Chorus, one of 700 choruses that is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to women’s a cappella four-part harmony arranged in a barbershop style. This year’s concert is titled Hearts’ Tropical Getaway. The HOI Chorus has been regional champions four times, which qualified the group to compete on the International stage in Salt Lake City (1990), Indianapolis (1993), Phoenix (2003) and Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2007).
The Heart of Illinois Chorus was chartered on January 13, 1982. The group is led by director Lora Wright.
The Heart of Illinois Chorus is supported as an in-residence ensemble by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens; admission is free for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtsAtICC.com. Tickets are also available at the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office in person or by phone at (309) 694-5136.

Emiquon project wins top award from Association of Conservation Engineers

Maurer-Stutz Inc. and Hanson Professional Services Inc. won the Award of Excellence from the Association of Conservation Engineers’ (ACE) Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Awards in recognition of Emiquon Preserve’s water control system, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Maurer-Stutz and Hanson were honored for the project Oct. 18 during 56th annual ACE Conference in Ogden, Utah. This award is ACE’s highest honor.
Emiquon Preserve, one of the largest floodplain restoration projects of its type in the Midwest, is located near Havana, Illinois. The floodplain had been farmland that was separated from the Illinois River by a levee. To keep the 5,500-acre wetland in the preserve from degrading, TNC teamed with Maurer-Stutz and Hanson to create a water control system that reconnects the floodplain to the river for the first time in nearly a century. The team designed a multipurpose, gated water control structure; a pump station; and an elevated control building. Watch a video about the project at https://youtu.be/1iYPMlJTU5E.
The water control structure provides adequate drainage and flood control for adjacent agricultural lands and infrastructure, connectivity between the floodplain and the river, control of the movements of sediment and fish and opportunities for scientific monitoring and research. It also allows for the management of water levels, which will benefit aquatic species in the habitat and the river. The water control structure is named Ahsapa — which means “web” in Myaamia, the language used by Native Americans who had been the land’s early inhabitants — to represent the reconnection of Emiquon and the Illinois River. 
“Since the gate has been in operation, we have been so thrilled with the data collected, the general function and the sheer number of fish the wetland is contributing to the river when the gates are open,” Michelle Carr, state director of TNC’s Illinois chapter, said. “It’s cutting-edge floodplain conservation in action!”
Maurer-Stutz served as the project manager and main point of contact with TNC; completed design, plans and specifications for the pump station and control building; developed bid documents; facilitated bid review and contractor selection; and led construction observation efforts as the engineer of record. Hanson provided complete design services, plans and specifications for the water control structure, as well as foundation design of the pump station and control building.
ACE is an international organization that was founded in 1961. The Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Awards recognize members for outstanding projects in conservation engineering.
Earlier this year, this project received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Illinois and a National Recognition Award from ACEC.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, the Conservancy develops on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_org on Twitter.
Maurer-Stutz is a full service, multi-discipline firm with offices in Peoria and Canton in Illinois and in Muncie, Indiana. Its headquarters is located at 3116 N. Dries Lane, Suite 100, Peoria, IL 61604. The office may be reached at (309) 693-7615. For more information, please visit www.mstutz.com.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450. For more information, please visit www.hanson-inc.com.

Mackinaw Valley Upcoming Events

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Fall Fun at the Vineyard


We are thankful for each and every person that visited this year and made 2017 memorable and fun . We had a great turnout for the 'Ohana run and lots of feedback about the route through the vineyard and ideas for next year.
Thank you to our: runners, sponsors, survivors & caregivers.
CRC Life was our race beneficiary

There are still lots of wines to enjoy and fun events this Fall.
Come out and visit, we hope to see you soon.



October FUNdraisers !

10-19 at the Peoria Zoo, the ZOO Brew & Wine too! Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is one of the supporting partners. 530-8pm, call the Zoo for information- 309-681-3500

10-21 Murder Mystery Dinner WCBU Radio -Sold out, sorry.

10-21 Tazewell County Resource Center Zombie Challenge through the vineyards. 5-10pm.sign up that night.

10-22 Bands of Brothers, Five of the areas best bands come to together to support the Herbst and Price families. 2-8pm,$10pp donation, 12 & under free.

10-23 Congratulations to our friends at Hamptons Kitchens and Appliances on 40 years in business. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and Dixon's Seafoods are partnering with Hamptons for a wine and seafood pairing event from 4-6pm at their store at 7605 N. University. Call 309-692-6250 to register.

10-29 Life with Luther, dramatic presentation with wine and chocolate tasting to support Lutheran Social Services Community Children's Programs. to pre-register call- 309-697-5762, or email- pepperbauer@att.net. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


VINEYARD EVENTS
Hours Noon to 5pm,
Thursday to Monday

October
10-27 & 10-28
Murder Mystery dinners- wait list only for both dates-sorry.

November
11-12 Holiday Open House, Gift shopping for Christmas, cork ornament make & take, snacks and holiday music.

11-19 Painting Classes with Merlot & a Masterpiece 11am and 2pm.

December
12-8,12-9,12-10
Yuletide Homicide Murder Mystery Dinner* tickets on sale now. 309-359-9463 to reserve.

We have a new look on our website, let us know what you like and what information you would like to see. We appreciate your feedback.
thanks and blessings,
Diane and family.
Check it out-

SECOND ANNUAL VETERANS’ ART EXHIBIT, PAINTING EXHIBIT OPEN NOVEMBER 1 AT ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE

            Creative works of Central Illinois veterans and paintings by a British artist will be on display in two art shows opening November 1 in the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus.

            The 2nd Annual Veterans’ Art Show will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional works submitted by area veterans. This show takes place in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the facility. A free, public reception is scheduled for November 9 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the gallery.

            Paintings by Mark David Lloyd will be displayed in an exhibit opening November 1 in ICC Art Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building.

            Lloyd is a British contemporary artist who was born in Birmingham, England in 1971. He works predominantly in painting but also in other disciplines, and his works have been exhibited internationally. He graduated in 1992 from the Falmouth School of Art with a bachelor degree in fine art. He graduated in 2012 from the Winchester School of Art with a master degree in fine art. His work has been described as meta-modernist, post post-modernist and nascent.

            Both ICC exhibits will be on display through November 28.

            Hours of operation for Gallery 336B are Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 9 am to noon. The Performing Arts Center Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. The Performing Arts Center Gallery also is accessible when the Performing Arts Center is open for public events.

            The exhibits are presented by the ICC Art Program and the Arts at ICC. The Arts at ICC has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.


            Operation of the galleries varies with ICC’s holidays and breaks. For more information or to confirm a gallery will be open at a particular time, visit ArtsAtICC.com or call the ICC Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department at (309) 694-5113.

Papa Murphy's Jack O Lantern Pizza


First Baptist Church Family Fall Festival and Ladies Christmas Tea

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PEKIN had our very first FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL this past Saturday Oct. 14th.  We started off at 5pm sitting around the fire on hay bales roasting hot dogs followed by a short message from our new pastor, Pastor Vernon Risner. From 5:45-7pm we had our game time with a Cake Walk, Fall Photo Booth and a ton of fun with a pumpkin head bean bag toss, temporary tattoos, farmer browns grocery game, glow bowling and glow pumpkin ring toss.  We feel this was a great success and look forward to doing it again next Fall and hope the community will come out and enjoy all the fun with us!


We are gearing up for the Christmas season at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH with the Ladies Christmas Tea tickets on sale this week.  The Ladies Christmas Tea is a tradition which takes place on November 14th & 16th with doors opening at 6:00 pm.  It is a beautiful setting where ladies are pampered with fancy finger food, mouth-watering desserts, a superb speaker, and beautiful music to create a truly elegant evening to kick off the holiday season right.  If interested in purchasing tickets, please call the office at 309-347-5965.

Friday, October 20, 2017

YWCA Child Care Celebrates 30 Years

Congratulations to the YWCA Child Care on 30 years of quality care to the Pekin community.  Child Care Director Brenda Long was joined by her staff, other YWCA employees, and representatives from the City of Pekin and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting, which kicked off an open house.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

K-9 Grant for Pekin Police Department!

Be sure to vote for Ahen at https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ and help us win the top prize. Don't take this for granted. Last year we led all the way to the end only to receive second place nationally by less than a handful of votes. So vote every day and on all email accounts you may own. This year we have no idea where we are ranked so it is important to vote! Also be careful to select Pekin IL...don't accidentally vote the wrong department. We got this!

ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE HOSTS WEBINAR AND “VIRTUAL” JOB FAIR TO ATTRACT QUALIFIED ADJUNCT FACULTY

Illinois Central College is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach its subject areas of high need. The College will host a webinar, “ICC Adjunct Faculty Job Fair: A Virtual Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Event” on two separate dates for the convenience of those interested in learning about teaching part-time at ICC.

Participants may choose from one of the following sessions:

·        Tues., November 14 at noon
·        Thurs., November 16 at 4 p.m.

Areas of high need, by department, include:

Agricultural & Industrial Technologies: Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology, General Motors Automotive Service Education Program, Diesel Powered Equipment Technology (DPET), and Welding
Arts and Behavioral Sciences: Theatre, Architectural, and Graphic Design
Business, Legal, & Information Systems: Business, Economics, and, Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice
Health Careers: CNA (Nursing Assistant Program), Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician Program, Nursing, and Surgical Technology
Humanities: American Sign Language, English, College Success, English as a Second Language, History, Foreign Language, and Political Science
Math, Science, and Engineering: Chemistry, Biology (Anatomy & Physiology), Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical), Mathematics, and Physics
Candidates must have a master’s degree AND/OR 18 hours of graduate-level courses in the discipline to be considered. Some disciplines have additional requirements.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information on candidate requirements, contact Diverse Faculty Recruiter Margie Lawler at (309) 690-6929 or email Margaret.lawler@icc.edu.                                             

Advanced Medical Transport Open House


Heartland Health Services


Soldwedel Program Center Fall Fest

October 21st, 4pm - 7pm 

Bring your family and dress in costume to the annual Fall Fest at Soldwedel Program Center.  You will enjoy a hayrack ride; face painting, cooking hot dogs over a fire, crafts, photo booth, and so much more fun!  This year we have added a touch a truck event where you will be able to get up close and personal with a Fire Truck from Pekin Fire Department, an Ambulance from Advanced Medical Transport, a Tractor from Rockin P Ranch, and even a Monster Truck from Steve Faichney at Shaw Roofing!  If you have any questions please feel free to email Andrew at arichey@pekinparkdistrict.org.  No need to register...See you There!

Savant Capital Management Recognized by Barron’s and Forbes

Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with 11 additional offices in three states, including Peoria, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.
Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports on current financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics, has named Savant #22 on its list of the Top 30 Registered Investment Advisory Firms. The list is based on several factors that speak to the firms’ ability to provide broad and consistent services to clients. All the firms’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission were used to cross-check the data provided to Barron’s. Click here to view the complete list of honorees.
American business magazine, Forbes, ranked Savant CEO Brent Brodeski #40 on its 2017 list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. Brodeski earned the #50 spot in 2016. The ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is designed to fairly compare the business practices of a large group of advisors from the financial services industry including registered investment advisors like Savant, along with banks, brokerages, custodians, insurance companies, and others. More than 19,000 nominations were received, with 200 advisors chosen. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK received a fee in exchange for rankings. Click here to view the complete list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.
Savant manages more than $5 billion in assets and employs more than 150 team members. Headquartered in Rockford, IL, Savant also has 11 offices in Chicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Peoria, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI.
About Savant Capital Management
Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm, serving clients for 30 years with more than $5 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.
Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received
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other industry recognitions including recently being included on the Forbes top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm by Financial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists by Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.
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Volunteer at Neighborhood House!





Volunteer at Neighborhood House!

Our holiday volunteer opportunities are listed below.
You can make a difference this holiday season!

Questions or volunteering:
Bryna Dixon
309-674-1131 x230


Date
September & October


October 26
October 30

November 20-December 8
November 20 & 21

December 3
December 4-8
December 9



December 9


December 13
December 14
Time
Donations accepted:
6:30 AM-5:00 PM

6:30 AM-5:30 PM
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
8:00 AM



10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Life Together Center

8:00 AM-7:00 PM
6:30 AM-12:00 PM
Event
Collect new or gently used coats and new hats, gloves, & scarves

Coat Giveaway
Toy Boxes delivered to businesses
Toy Shop Registration
Santa for Seniors Wrapping Party
Santa for Seniors Delivery Day
Pick Up Toy Collection Boxes
Santa Cause 5k Fundraiser--to participate sign up at enjoypeoria.com/santa5k

Gifting Hope Market
shop for charitable gifts

Toy Shop
Toy Shop



Job Posting: Greater Peoria EDC Seeking CEO

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, a nonprofit organization serving a five county region in central Illinois, is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead its efforts to grow, strengthen, and diversify Greater Peoria.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading the strategies and operations of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, a nonprofit organization that drives economic growth in a five county region in Central Illinois through business, talent, and community development.

The CEO sets the stage for regional collaboration, coordination, and alignment among dozens of local organizations through servant leadership, kindness, authenticity, ethical behavior, and a commitment to inclusivity across all partners.


For more information on the GPEDC, please go to greaterpeoriaedc.org

To Apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in a pdf format to Melissa Oliveri at  moliveri@greaterpeoriaedc.org. Cover letters may be addressed to Board of Directors Chair Diana Hall.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maximize and leverage a strong Board of Directors relationship and provide strategic leadership necessary to assure full Board participation
  • Develop and recommend goals and objectives for the Board's consideration and approval
  • Work with Board of Directors to develop and execute the strategy to achieve measurable results
  • Work with the Finance Committee to develop and execute the organization's budget
  • Direct the annual and long-term strategic planning process
  • Oversee attainment, measurement, and communication of the annual goals and objectives
  • Work closely and collaboratively with partner organizations
  • Manage staff in maintaining a highly effective and cohesive work team
  • Oversee the region's Economic Development District (EDD) and related Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) process
  • Engage in regular meetings with key stakeholders, business and community leaders on issues affecting the economic vitality of the area
  • Serve as ambassador and principle spokesperson for the organization
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed
  • Serve as organization's liaison with other local and regional organizations
  • Lead fund raising efforts with organization members
  • Lead negotiator on regional economic development leads, opportunities and grants
Supervision Responsibilities:
The CEO is responsible for covering all responsibilities of their direct reports in periods of extended absences, termination, or resignation.
Regular Schedule:
The organizations main hours of operation are 8am - 5pm, however; completing the responsibilities of this position may require working over 40 hours within a week and/or working on weekends, when necessary.

Strategic Leadership Development:
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all executive management and ensure the continued development of all levels of staff
  • Facilitate cross-developmental collaboration and strengthen internal and external communications
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with employees, Board of Directors, and community partners.
  • Create strategic internal organizational initiatives to ensure engagement of all employees in accordance with the GPEDC's vision, mission and values

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skills and abilities required. Employees who do not possess the requirements for a job at the time of hire will not be considered for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience Required:
  • 6-8 years of senior level leadership experience in a community and/or economic development organization preferred
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year accredited college or university
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining budgets and evaluating financial statements
  • Demonstrated experience in managing personnel
  • Proven track record in successfully implementing economic growth strategies
  • Reporting experience to Board of Directors
  • Experience in dealing with both the Public and Private sector preferred
  • Process development and implementation

Skills and Ability Requirements:
  • Strong relationship building skills and demonstrated abilities to form alliances and partnerships
  • Ability to guide the organization to remain flexible in a changing, competitive environment
  • Able to develop and use the organization's strategy to provide clarity in an ambiguous environment
  • Able to strategically represent the organization to other influential community leaders
  • Able to set and articulate a compelling vision for the organization
  • Able to model an organization-wide open door policy
  • Champions collaboration over competition
  • Capable of working effectively independently and in a team environment
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, goal and detail oriented
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Basic proficiency with financial duties pertaining to business operations, including managing budgets and accounts payable/receivable

Language Requirements:
Fluency in the written and spoken English language is required.

Mathematical Requirements:
This role involves capacity to perform basic financial responsibilities, as well as operational and customer contract negotiation.

Reasoning Ability Requirement:
High-functioning, reasoning abilities are necessary to meet deadlines, prioritize organization and customer needs, and work well with teammates.

Physical Requirements:
The ability to climb a flight of stairs is a physical requirement for employees in the case of an emergency. Occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. may be necessary from time to time.  Must be able to sit for long periods of time (up to 8 hours a day).

Salary:
This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary level is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a pdf format to Melissa Oliveri at moliveri@greaterpeoriaedc.org.  Cover letters may be addressed to Board of Directors Chair Diana Hall.

Application deadline is November 17, 2017.