Please email resume to: ryanchamp@bradfordbank.com


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 CEO board, and, most importantly, provide guidance to the students.

The facilitator position is a half-time position. 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:

  • A kid magnet, dedicated to students and their success
  • A great relationship builder
  • First-class communicator
  • Willing and able to interact with business investors and partner
  • Comfortable working in a technology rich environment
  • Resourceful and adaptable
  • An excited learner and naturally curious
  • Able to get out of their own way. Facilitators are not instructors of this experience. A facilitator must be willing to lean on community members who are experts in their fields
  • Able to contextualize and prioritize Craig Lindvahl's Life Lessons and their own throughout the program.

Specific functions of a facilitator:


  • Promote a positive image of CEO.
  • Serve as a shared point of contact for all CEO matters.
  • Schedule CEO visits and speakers.
  • Receive feedback from presenters.
  • Assist with marketing of the program: write and post class updates through Facebook.
  • Prepare and present a monthly board report.
  • Collaborate with the CEO board on shared responsibilities.
    • Class Orientation
    • Mentoring
    • Class Business
    • Individual Businesses
    • Trade Show
    • Alumni Activities
  • Look for and develop community networking opportunities that benefit students.

Support Student Development:

  • Read and respond to students’ weekly journals.
  • Connect students to resources.
  • Continually assess and evaluate student performance.
  • Develop Strong Team/Produce the WOW.
  • Facilitate development and execution of class business.
  • Facilitate development and execution of individual student businesses.
  • Identify and address student needs and issues.
  • Track student grades and report quarterly to schools.
  • Incorporate Craig Lindvahl’s Life Lessons from Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday.


  • Develop program materials and content.
  • Develop class and team building activities.
  • Seek & secure host sites.
  • Organize business visits and guest speakers.
  • Track / attain key concepts and foundational skills recommended by MIE through provided evaluation system.
  • Participate in The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship Training and Events:
  • Required: Attend New Facilitator Training in Effingham, Illinois.
  • Participate in Monthly Webinars (August - April).
    • New Facilitator Huddle (Monthly)
    • Kitchen of Learning (Quarterly)
  • Complete & administer Midland Institute surveys.

Please email resume to: ryanchamp@bradfordbank.com

Amanda Dussold

Amanda Dussold

Amanda Dussold is a certified public accountant who teaches accounting, taxation and auditing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She also occasionally performs consulting work through the company she started, and her husband now manages, Avail Professional Services.  In addition to her other roles, she is the owner and primary yoga instructor at Studio Ananda Yoga Classes.  Dussold and her husband, Chris, live on a farm in the Sorento area where they raise crops and cattle.  Dussold has two sons Gerald and Joel Bemis.

"This program marries my two worlds--business and teaching. The CEO program provides a great foundation for the students' future studies, business ventures, and life in general. Through the classes, the students will meet people from a variety of businesses and they will learn the importance of small businesses to a community. "