Land of Lincoln CEO Facilitator

Job Description

The CEO Facilitator will create a learning environment where students are encouraged to explore, discover and experience learning through real life activities. The facilitator’s role is to model a passion for learning, connect with the students and community, collaborate with the board, and, most importantly, provide guidance to the students. The facilitator position is a half-time position-approximately 20 hours a week. 90 minutes of the day is spent with the students, and the balance is used for arranging business visits, guest speakers, calling on businesspeople, etc. CEO requires a great deal of time from the facilitator to establish good relationships with the business community, prepare the many communications that make the program transparent, and build the learning environment that allows students to succeed.

We are seeking a facilitator who is:

  • Enjoys high school students’ energy
  • Able to get out of their own way (i.e., They will be willing to lean on community members who are experts in their fields.)
  • Able to contextualize and prioritize Craig Lindvahl's and their own life lessons throughout the program.
  • Dedicated to kids/ a great relationship builder
  • Naturally curious
  • An excited learner
  • Adaptable
  • A first-class communicator
  • Able to interact with business investors and partners
  • Comfortable working in a technology rich environment
  • Has experience as an entrepreneur and/or small business owner

Specific functions of a facilitator:

Support Student Development:

  • Mentor students
  • Review student journals
  • Assist students in creating business plans, feasibility studies & financial plans
  • Facilitate the students’ development of the class business
  • Identify students’ needs
  • Plan to meet students’ needs
  • Facilitate the students’ development of their personal businesses
  • Connect students to resources
  • Incorporate Life Lessons (from Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday)


  • Class meeting sites
  • Business visit sites
  • Guest speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Class activities
  • Team building


  • A positive image of CEO
  • Greet and introduce guests
  • Schedule changes whenever needed
  • Write weekly class updates (newsletters) to be posted on the website
  • Prepare a monthly board report
  • Facilitate student presentations for community organizations
  • Collaborate with the CEO board
  • Class orientation
  • Market the class
  • Student recruitment
  • Student and Alumni activities
  • Website maintenance
  • Trade Show

Participate in The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship Events &

Heartland Community College Training:

  • Attend Annual National Conference
  • Participate in Webinars
  • Submit weekly newsletters
  • Complete & administer Midland Institute surveys
  • Attend HCC new faculty orientation
  • Attend HCC department meetings

Application Process

If you are interested in interviewing for the Land of Lincoln CEO Facilitator position, please e-mail or mail a letter of interest and a resume to Kristi Powell,
LLCEO Chairperson.
Kristi Powell
Heartland Community College Lincoln
2201 Woodlawn Rd.
Lincoln, IL 62656

The Land of Lincoln CEO Board requests that you complete the DISC Assessment as part of the application process.
DISC Directions for Facilitator Candidates
1. Go to www.midlandinstitute.com
2. On the top of the page click on the “Our Community” tab
3. Select “DISC” from the menu options
4. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Take the Assessment”
5. Follow the prompts to complete the DISC Evaluation
6. The facilitator candidate will immediately receive their DISC report at the email address they entered during the DISC registration process.
7. Facilitator candidates must then forward this report to Kristi.powell@heartland.edu

Thank-you for your interest.
LLCEO Board of Directors