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Program Manager II 

Posted May 9, 2021
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission has an opening for a Program Manager II to join our team! The Program Manager II will design and implement high-quality social service programming based on research that is responsive to the needs in Champaign County and will participate on the  Community Services Division program management team. The position will provide oversight and overall coordination of assigned programs, contracts, and grants in compliance with all relevant State,  Federal, and local provisions; is responsible for administrative and clinical oversight of assigned programs, assigning tasks and monitoring direct services provided by social services staff within a  specified program area. This position acts as Community Services Director in the absence of the  Community Services Director. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized leader who enjoys a sense of job accomplishment. The candidate selected must be able to create an environment where team members are motivated to achieve objectives as a cohesive team. The program offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic team members and make a difference in our community. We are looking for a highly motivated leader who inspires community involvement!  

The job description may be viewed here

Primary Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., however, work may require occasional nights and weekends. (37.5  hours per week) 

Status: Full-Time
Pay Grade: 8
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Starting Wage: $32.35 – $35.90 

Minimum Requirements: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and a minimum of three years supervisory experience, Master’s degree preferred. 
  2. Exceptional skills in leadership, supervision, training, and program evaluation.
  3. Must possess strong skills in the use of common office software for word processing,  spreadsheets and databases. 
  4. Ability to prioritize and handle emergency or crisis situations. 
  5. Ability to pass criminal background check. 
  6. Valid driver’s license and ability to transport clients and their children and visit their homes throughout service area on a daily basis. 
  7. Ability to attend community meetings and interpret information presented and shared amongst participants, provide program information at community meetings, provide formal program presentations, and collect and share relevant meeting information with team. 
  8. Effective management, leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills necessary to relate well to clients, community members, stakeholders and funders, and to provide supervision to subordinate staff. 
  9. Ability to handle program and client information in a confidential manner and report concerns as mandated. 
  10. Knowledge of trauma-informed care principles. 
  11. Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate program needs including periodic evenings and weekends.

CCRPC is EEO/AA/ADA employer.

Weatherization Assessor  

Posted May 20, 2021
Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials is a non-profit agency, serving Adams, Brown, Pike, and Schuyler  Counties in Illinois, whose mission is to grow stronger and more positive communities through relationships. As  a connected community of individuals, families, businesses, and government; we focus on supporting the basic  needs of our community, fostering resiliency, and developing economic opportunity for all. 

Job details 

$32,000 – $36,000 a year 

Job Type

Base Qualifications 

  1. US work authorization (Required) 
  2. Construction Trade Certification or Associate Degree (Preferred) 
  3. Construction Experience: 2 year (Required) 
  4. Driver’s License (Required) 

Full Job Description 


  1. Attain Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Building Science Principles Certification within 30 days  of employment. 
  2. Attend 10-week training and attain Weatherization Training Center Program (TCP) certification  within one year of employment. 
  3. Attend classes and attain Lead Renovator Certification within one year of employment. Continuing education as required to maintain certification status. 
  4. Conduct audits and/or quality control inspections on residential homes to determine required  health, safety, mechanical, architectural and air reduction measures to be performed. Perform final inspections. 
  5. Work with contractors to ensure that standards of service for measures are enforced and  maintained. 
  6. Data entry of assessments into energy modeling system. 
  7. Maintain production goals. 
  8. Stay up to date with funding and programmatic changes. 
  9. Understand and comply with Energy Efficiency programs. 
  10. Complete production paperwork including but not limited to: Mileage, time records, gas receipts,  assessment, and quality control paperwork. 
  11. Assist with facility maintenance. 
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Construction Trade Certification or Associate Degree (Preferred). 
  2. High school graduate or equivalent (GED). 
  3. Basic knowledge of residential construction. 
  4. Familiarity with building codes. 
  5. On the job experience preferred. 
  6. Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry a minimum of 50 lbs. and work from a ladder. Good math, verbal, and written skills. 
  7. Good people skills. 
  8. Basic computer skills. 
  9. Must be self-disciplined, show initiative and display good judgment. 
  10. Valid Illinois Driver’s License and current insurance coverage. 

Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials is an Equal Opportunity Employer Benefits:   Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Vacation, Many Paid Holidays, and  Deferred Compensation 


  1. Day shift
  2. Monday to Friday

Energy Efficiency Program Manager  

Posted May 21, 2021
To support growth, the Regional Planning Commission is seeking an advanced level candidate with a strong interest in energy efficiency. This position requires experience with utility energy efficiency programs and knowledge of energy efficient technologies associated with commercial and residential building systems. Knowledge of energy efficient technologies and practices related to lighting, solar, HVAC systems, commercial and residential building energy technologies or experience in the building trades is a plus. Prior experience or a strong interest in one or more of the following is a plus:

  1. Experience performing energy audits and energy savings calculations
  2. Lighting retrofit design, assessment, and installation
  3. HVAC System assessment, operations, and maintenance
  4. Interacting with business owners, landlords, homeowners, utilities, federal and state officials and other key stakeholders;
  5. Managing energy efficiency staff and developing substantive grant and contract proposals

Minimum Requirements:

  1. At least two years of experience managing staff and professional work experience in planning, developing, and researching work directly related to program design and administration, business outreach, or renewable energy. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Engineering, or Business.
  2. Strong technical and analytic skills to ensure proper equipment and material selection, implementation, and operational leadership and management ability to properly plan and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Strong time management skills to keep projects moving forward consistent with performance goals and budgetary constraints.
  4. Knowledge of energy analytics and management (e.g., building operations, building management systems, HVAC, etc.).
  5. Ability to pass criminal background check.
  6. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to homes throughout service area on a daily basis.
  7. Proficient in English (spelling, punctuation, grammar).
  8. Ability to attend worksite regularly to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  9. Computer skills needed to complete case documentation, data entry and timesheets.
  10. Ability to obtain program specific certification(s) within twelve months.
  11. Ability to attend program meetings and/or training as required.
  12. Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate client scheduling needs including periodic evenings and weekends.

Schedule:  37.5 hour work week, schedule primarily 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F, but requires flexibility to meet program needs.

Status:  Full-Time
Paygrade:  Exempt/ 7
Starting Wage:  $30.64

Competitive benefits, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, high-quality programming, and great work environment!

CCRPC is EEO/AA/ADA employer.

Early Childhood Services Director  

Posted May 25, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Early Childhood Services
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Duration: Full Time
Date of Update: May 2021

Job Summary
The Early Childhood Services Director is responsible for overall administration of the Empowerment Opportunity Center Early Childhood Services programing in accordance with the guidance established by the Governing Board, Policy Council, Licensing Standards, and other requirements. The Early Childhood Services Director provides oversight, monitoring, and evaluation to ensure that the program meets or exceeds all Head Start Performance Standards and DCFS Licensing Standards. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  1. Promote engagement in positive parent/child relationships, families as lifelong educators, families as learners, family engagement in transitions, family connections to peers and community, family well-being, and families as advocates and leaders 
  2. Formulate and implement strategic plans to assure that the program meets or exceeds all relevant performance standards 
  3. Prepare and submit grant proposal using results of community assessment, self-assessment, outcomes data, and monitoring information 
  4. Review and monitor agreements and contracts with external entities to ensure services are provided 
  5. Maintain and facilitate Head Start Policy Council in accordance with the performance standards, ensuring parent participation in decision-making 
  6. Plan and provide guidance for Policy Council meetings 
  7. Review management reports to ensure their accuracy 
  8. Monitor program financial status through monthly review of income statement and balance sheets 
  9. Oversee record keeping systems to meet internal and external needs of the agency 
  10. Establish and maintain system for annual self-evaluation of the Head start Program including direct involvement of parents, community volunteers, policy council and staff 
  11. Review, approve and sign all bills, requisitions and purchase orders 
  12. Recommend personnel policy changes in accordance with program operation and federal regulations, with input from Leadership Team and approval by Policy Council 
  13. Serve as mediator when there is a conflict among staff 
  14. Recruit, interview, and recommendation for hiring and/or termination of Early Childhood Services Staff with approval of the Policy Council 
  15. Provide supervision and guidance to Leadership team (Program Assistant, ERSEA and Family Services Manager, Educational Site Manager, Health and Safety Advocate) 
  16. Evaluate leadership staff annually or more if required 
  17. Inform and consult with the Empowerment Opportunity Center Executive Director regarding challenges affecting the overall operation of the Early Childhood Services program area 

Qualifications & Experience
The Early Childhood Services Director is required to have a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a Bachelor Degree in a related field with at least 21 credit hours in Early Childhood Education. The Early Childhood Services Director must have experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management, and administration. Director must be free of tuberculosis, pass physical exam, and criminal background check prior to placement on the job. 

Application Procedure
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Tara Murray, Executive Director, via email at by Friday, June 4, 2021. 

Annual Salary Range: $53,000 – $56,000
Benefits Include: Low Cost Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off policy 

Community Services Director  

Posted May 25, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Community Services
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Duration: Full Time
Date of Update: May 2021

Job Summary
Responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing all phases of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs, the homeless program, senior services and all other programs as assigned. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  1. Establish written goals and objectives for Job Training and Employment Support programs, Homeless programs, and Senior Service programs. 
  2. Develop action plans utilizing all available community resources to carry out the goals and objectives to be achieved under each program area. 
  3. Develop and interpret needs assessment data and other forms of information for use by staff, Board of Directors, and the community as it relates those living with low incomes. 
  4. Oversee the day-to-day direction of staff. 
  5. Prepare projected budgets to carry out stated goals and objectives within the various program and grant requirements. 
  6. Prepare all documents for grant requests and program changes as required. 
  7. Conduct assessments of programs to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. 
  8. Create and improve linkages to effectively serve the low-income community. 
  9. Prepare and submit program reports as assigned for each grant. 
  10. Represent the agency at internal and external meetings that are relevant to the agency’s goals and mission. 
  11. Mange, modify and monitor the operations of all programs in accordance with grant rules and program intent. 
  12. Identify and coordinate new programming ventures to improve services to residents living with low incomes. 
  13. Due to the nature of this agency, all staff members must be willing to perform all other duties as assigned to maintain a quality program. 

Qualifications & Experience 

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Management, Human Services or related field. 
  2. Two years work experience in a planning capacity, involving community and/or business development or working with grant funding. 
  3. Two years work experience in a supervisory capacity involving program management responsibilities; including business, budgeting, creative writing skills, supervision and implementation of services. 
  4. Requires proficiency in utilizing computers, databases, word, outlook and spreadsheets. 
  5. Ability to get food sanitation manager certificate within 30 days of employment. 
  6. Ability to function independently with minimal supervision. 
  7. Strong administrative and public speaking skills. 
  8. Ability to pass a background check. 

Application Procedure
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Tara Murray, Executive Director, via email at by Friday, June 4, 2021. 

Annual Salary Range: $45,000 – $47,000
Benefits Include: Low Cost Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off policy 

Senior Accountant 

Posted June 3, 2021
Serves the public with supervisory and professional, or highly specialized accounting work. 

Work involves performing professional accounting work and supervising the work of accounting support staff in the maintenance of a subsystem of the accounting system. Work of positions in this class may also involve overseeing and administering grant funds, coordinating fiscal operations regarding federal, state, and local grant programs, maintaining financial control of federal and state funds, or supervising specialized, high volume accounting functions such as accounts payable and accounts receivable. Work is performed according to generally accepted accounting principles and within the framework of established laws, regulations, policies, rules, and procedures governing the financial accounting and reporting. This is the second of a three level series of classifications. It is distinguished from an Accountant by its broader supervisory responsibility and the increasing and recurring professional complexity of assignments. Positions in the class may supervise a unit comprised of technical or accounting support positions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (These essential duties are only illustrative.) 

Maintains financial accounting records for control and reporting of federal and state grant fund expenditures, in compliance with various laws, regulations, and funding agency requirements; prepares fiscal reports on the financial position of grants. Ensures compliance with all State and Federal grant regulations. 

Maintains and approves payroll related records; prepares various reports, schedules, exhibits, and summaries; recommends revisions in the account structure; performs periodic reviews of various payroll areas and prepares materials for payroll auditors. 

Supervises and evaluates accounting support staff engaged in general ledger coding of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable relating to the various grant programs; prepares and recommends changes in account and entry processes to improve operations. 

Reviews departmental expenditures to ensure accepted accounting practices and cost principles are followed and financial accounting and reporting requirements are met. 

Anticipates Health and Human Services Department needs and challenges related to resource allocation and regulatory issues and advises Division Managers and/or Executive Director of the Health and Human Services Department.  

Initiates and maintains current fiscal division policies and procedures and seeks prior approval when appropriate. Coordinates and reviews fiscal procedures, policies, and processes with internal staff and external partners. 

May participate as a division manager in Health and Human Services Department Staff meetings, board meetings and in Policy Council meetings as needed/required and provides current reports to all three groups. 

Supervises and coordinates accounting support staff engaged in state, federal, or citywide audits; coordinates data requests by agencies for accuracy and timeliness. 

Prepares proposed budget for department; develops proposed budgets for grant submissions. 

Reviews and recommends revisions to departmental accounting and budgetary controls over expenditures. 

Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance. 

Works under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager or other professional or administrative superior. Work is reviewed for effectiveness of program assigned in conformance with applicable laws, ordinances, policies, and regulations, and is reviewed through external and on-line audits, conferences and evaluation of periodic and special reports. 

Exercises supervision over accounting technical and/or support staff engaged in carrying out the various functions and requirements of their respective responsibilities. Supervisory responsibilities include assigning and evaluating work, resolving personnel problems, setting performance goals and standards, making hiring and disciplinary decisions, and performing other supervisory functions. Some positions in this class may not have supervisory responsibility, but orient new employees to the workflow of the department and are available to answer questions about more advanced or technical financial accounting. Employees may be assigned to represent and act in the absence of the department director. 

Work is performed primarily in an office setting and is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and carrying items under 25 pounds such as papers and files. Work requires periods of extended computer use and performing tasks with set deadlines and volume processing.

Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting principles and procedures. 

Considerable knowledge of government grants accounting, as required by the position. 

Considerable knowledge of computerized accounting systems and their use in assigned accounting system or subsystem. 

Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles and practices of payroll accounting, as required by the position. 

Considerable knowledge of applicable federal regulations, OMB circulars, and other related documents used for monitoring grant programs, as required by the position. 

Considerable knowledge of automated timekeeping systems, as required by the position. 

Knowledge of the laws and procedures followed governing garnishment of wages, payment of child support, and other court directed involuntary payment of employee wages to third parties. 

Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision, as required by the position. 

Knowledge of MS Office Suite or other word processing, spreadsheet and data base software standard that may be adopted by City departments. 

Ability to operate computerized accounting, budgeting, grant, and related programs. 

Ability to generate and interpret financial reports. 

Ability to integrate and reconcile grants accounting requirements with the City’s financial accounting system. 

Ability to develop and implement operating procedures to support software systems, as required by the position. 

Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations rapidly and accurately. 

Ability to recognize and reconcile discrepancies in financial records. 

Ability to carry out complex oral and written directions. 

Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete financial records and reports, prepare records in advance of deadlines for various grant submissions, report filings and external financial audits.

Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the work of the position. 

Ability to interpret applicable federal regulations, OMB circulars, and other related documents used for monitoring grant programs, as required by the position. 

Ability to be seated for extended periods, as required by the position. 

Skill in the operation of a personal computer. 

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or a related field and 3 – 5 years of increasingly responsible financial accounting and reporting experience, including experience in a supervisory or team leader capacity. State and Federal grant reporting experience preferred. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience. 


Residency Requirement: 

Effective June 1, 2018 all newly hired employees, including newly hired Department Heads, shall live within the municipal boundaries of City of Rockford within six (6) months of their completion of their introductory period. 

Classified employees hired after January 1, 1984 may live anywhere in Winnebago County or anywhere within an area fifteen (15) miles from the Public Safety Building within six (6) months of their date of completion of probation. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1984 shall be subject to their conditions of employment in effect at that time. 

CEO Position  

Posted June 3, 2021
Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) seeks a visionary, creative, energetic,
compassionate person to help shape and lead the future of the organization and its
impact on people experiencing poverty and its related challenges. BMAC is a
nimble and entrepreneurial Community Action Agency that provides a truly unique
opportunity for professional fulfillment and impact across the entire community.


  1. Community Action Program experience highly desirable
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  3. Seven-plus years of success in a CEO or senior management role in a complex, similar or larger sized nonprofit organization
  4. Success working with a nonprofit, volunteer board of directors
    Strong financial acumen and experience working with local, state and federal contracts
  5. Demonstrable commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  6. Demonstrable success in community leadership and collaboration with other organizations providing community services.

Application and Selection Process
Applications received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021 are assured full consideration. It is wise to apply earlier if possible because additional application materials may be requested. It is anticipated that final candidate interviews will be held the week of August 16, 2021 with a decision made shortly thereafter.