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Program Manager – Child Development

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Program Manager opening to oversee and supervise day to day workflow in our Early Childhood Care sites.

  • Location: Bangor, Maine
  • 40 hours per week; 52 weeks per year (benefits eligible)

Penquis Child Development will pay for newly hired staff to obtain appropriate credentials or continued educational opportunities. This position is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and supports of the Penquis Child Development sites listed above and corresponding staff, ensuring that contract and grant requirements are met, such as tracking outcomes and reporting, participating in statewide coalitions, and ensuring that clients receive quality services in a timely and efficient manner.   The successful candidate will supervise staff, work well with community partners and participate in planning processes and program development while conforming to applicable regulations and funding source requirements.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, or related field, with 2 years of work experience which includes direct service and staff supervision.  It also requires computer proficiency including word processing, excellent verbal and written communication skills, budget development and monitoring experience, and experience facilitating meetings.  Previous work experience in managing an early childhood center and program evaluation is preferred. If you do not have the required qualifications, Penquis Child Development can support newly hired staff in a professional development plan to acquire the appropriate credentials.

The starting salary for a Program Manager is $54,653 per year, and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.  *Eligible upon hire, new employees in our Early Child Care programs who work 24-40 hours per week, will receive a $200 monthly incentive.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework. For more information email:  or call 207-973-3500 (TDD: 207-973-3520). Please apply by clicking the APPLY TODAY button below. Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.

Penquis complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees, including those pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.  This includes rules associated with the State of Maine healthcare mandate as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs.  It is the expectation that all Penquis employees will adhere to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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. #CD

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