The Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. has an opening for the Miami
County Director of Development position. This position is responsible for increasing public awareness in the services of the Miami County Community Foundation.
Associates degree or beyond preferred with minimum of three years' work experience, preferably with a not-for-profit organization. Applicants should be highly motivated with great organizational skills; must have ability to effectively interact and communicate successfully in both written and oral form; must be able to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and discretion; maintain ongoing visibility throughout the Miami County area; should possess knowledge of Miami County and its citizens; must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
Please send a resume with cover letter and three reference letters to Jay Albright, Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975. Application deadline for this position is noon on Monday, March 24, 2014. Click here to see the job description.
Preschool Scholarship Program
Seeks to Raise Public Awareness
The NICF, has a partnership with local preschools, schools and other organizations,to offer preschool scholarships for the children of Fulton, Miami and Starke Counties.
The goal of the program is to make one year of preschool education affordable to every child in our counties. Need-based scholarships are available to families of four-year-old children.
Many people underestimate the importance of preschool education. The expectations of what a child entering kindergarten should know have risen dramatically in recent years and local children who arrive for kindergarten unprepared often have difficulty catching up to their peers.
Eighty-five percent of a child’s brain growth happens by the age of five, and children who attend preschool are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and continue on to secondary education.
Rigorous studies have shown that for every dollar invested in early childhood education programs for low-income children, between $4 and $9 is returned to the community.
These financial returns come in the form of reduced special education costs, less grade repetition in schools, better job preparedness and a greater ability to meet future labor force demands, higher incomes due to higher educational attainment, fewer welfare payments, and lower criminal casualties and prison costs.
“It’s clear that investing in early childhood education leads to long-term community benefits that would be unwise to ignore,” says NICF Executive Director Jay Albright.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To contribute, visit the Giving Connection to invest in the Preschool Scholarship Program for Fulton, Miami or Starke County children.