Article Title: Regional Programs Director

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Looking for an individual with a love of Knox County and its people

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following opening in Rockland, Maine for the position of Regional Programs Director.

The Regional Programs Director will recognize the unique characteristics and culture of the Midcoast/Knox County region, serve as a liaison between Penquis, community leaders and citizens. The Director will participate in community affairs to increase the visibility of Penquis and enhance its service delivery in the region. The position is chief administrator of the Community Investors (CI) project, is responsible for all project initiatives, and working collaboratively with community partners. Collaborate with Penquis Community Relations department to coordinate public relations in the assigned region. The Director provides staff support and leadership to the Knox County Steering Committee (CSC) and is the lead corporate staff person in the region.

Required education and 3-5 years of experience in human services or related area; Bachelor’s degree preferred; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to conduct oneself with poise and professionalism; proven leadership experience; access to reliable vehicle for reimbursed business travel.

The starting annual salary for position is $53,845 additional compensation may be considered for commensurate experience and qualifications.

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, competitive wages, and opportunities for advancement. Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973-3520) or by email at to request an application and job description.

In addition to an application, please provide a cover letter and current resume.  Applications without a cover letter and resume will be excluded from further consideration. 

Applications will be accepted until March 25, 2022.

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 accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.  Penquis is a tobacco and smoke free workplace. #HP

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