Penquis

Article Title: Operations Manager

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, is recruiting for the above position in its Child Development Department.  Based in Bangor, this full-time (40 hrs/wk; benefits eligible) management position assists the Child Development Director by managing operational aspects of Early Head Start, Head Start, and Childcare across three counties, Maine Families Home Visiting in two counties, and the Journey House in Dexter. Position is responsible for meeting all assigned contract requirements and performance standards (State, Federal and local), accomplishing this by supporting and providing supervision and technical assistance to a team of Child Development Managers.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to integrate departmental activities, oversee communications related to the management of daily operations of services, build and maintain a unified Penquis presence in the community, participate in department development and grantsmanship, and integrate operations to blend direct service from all funding sources.  As part of the management team, this position assists in the development of the department’s vision, strategies and resources and is an advocate for children, families and the Early Childhood profession.

Requires a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field, at least 5 years related experience, two of which in a supervisory or administrative capacity, excellent verbal and written skills, math/computational skills, computer proficiency, word processing skills and reliable, insured transportation. 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.

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, Rockland and Lincoln or you may apply online at www.penquis.org.  Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2018. 

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. 

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