Career Opportunities

Below is a list of current career opportunities at Penquis.  You can view a brief job description and complete the Job Application at the end of each job description.


If you do not want to complete the online application an application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Lincoln or Rockland. 


In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

Child Development Director

Date Posted: 02/09/2018

Closing Date: 02/23/2018


Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for 50 years, is recruiting for the above senior leadership position.  Based in Bangor, this full-time (40 hrs/wk; benefits eligible) management position is responsible for all aspects of our Child Development Department which serves 600 children, operating 36 child care and Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms in 14 locations across three counties.  The position is responsible for:  meeting all assigned contract requirements and performance standards (State, Federal and local) for multiple contracts; developing and managing a budget of $7MM and a staff of 120; developing and maintaining a broad range of partnerships at the local, state and national level; and staffing governing and advisory groups. The position oversees communications related to the management of daily operations, leads department development and grantsmanship, and integrates operations to blend direct service from all funding sources.  This position is responsible for developing the department’s vision, strategies and resources and is a public advocate for children, families, the Early Childhood profession and Penquis.  The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is a key member of Penquis’ executive leadership team, carrying shared responsibility for the leadership and success of the corporation, integrating Child Development Services with the rest of Penquis’ work.   The ideal candidate will be committed to Penquis’ Mission and will build and maintain a unified Penquis presence in the community. 


Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, 5 years related management experience, three of which are in a supervisory or administrative capacity, excellent verbal and written skills, math/computational skills, and computer proficiency. Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree or professional licensure; experience in grant writing; and experience in not-for-profit management.  Experience as a senior manager in a multipurpose agency and in Head Start management will be important considerations.  Familiarity with the issues of rural poverty will be helpful.  The chosen candidate must be bondable. Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.

Application must include a cover letter and a current resume.  Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Friday February 23rd.


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