The Planning Council seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce that shares our commitment to providing exceptional service with uncompromising integrity.  We believe that by fostering an environment in which employees’ differences are respected and valued, we can better meet the varying needs of the diverse clients and partners we serve.

Through a set of shared values, we are able to maintain an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, fairness, and a commitment to excellence.  We strive to engage our employees in meaningful activities that offer professional growth and development opportunities.  It is in this manner that all employees are able to participate and contribute to their full potential as they provide exceptional service in support of our mission and strengthen our organizational effectiveness.

Qualified applicants for positions must submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application.  Required documents can be submitted as follows:

  • Use the online employment submission form below.
  • Email to cpowell@theplanningcouncil.org
  • Mail to Cynthia R. Powell, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
    The Planning Council, 5365 Robin Hood Road, #700, Norfolk VA 23513

Please note that all selected applicants are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to a child protective services check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  The Planning Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all anti-discrimination policies of the USDA.

Current Positions Available

POSITION:                    CHILD CARE FIELD MONITOR

EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND

The Planning Council, a non-profit human services agency based in Norfolk, is currently seeking a field monitor to work with its United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Field Monitors are responsible for making scheduled home visits to child care providers and centers to recruit them into the program, enroll new providers, and complete monitoring visits on a scheduled basis to ensure compliance with program requirements.  Field monitors also engage in program outreach activities and provide technical assistance and training to providers and center staff on program requirements and child nutrition.  BS degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, Nutrition/Dietetics, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Knowledge of child nutrition; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to plan and manage with little supervision.  Proficiency in MS Office Suite and ability to use web-based computer programs.     Knowledge of child nutrition, excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to plan and manage with little supervision required. Home residence serves as primary office.  Computer equipment, cell phone, and GPS provided Criminal background and child protective services background checks required.  Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed), valid driver’s license, acceptable DMV record, and proof of vehicle insurance.

For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and employment application (found at www.theplanningcouncil.org) to:  Cynthia Powell, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, The Planning Council, cpowell@theplanningcouncil.org.

Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Federal law and policies of The Planning Council, TPC is an equal opportunity employer and provider and complies with all antidiscrimination policies of the USDA.

 

POSITION:                   CHILD CARE FIELD MONITOR

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – The Planning Council

The Planning Council is recruiting a Field Monitor position to monitor home-based child care providers and child care center facilities.  Responsibilities include recruitment and enrollment of new child care providers into the CACFP, which provides reimbursement for eligible meals served to children in care.  Conducts home visits for the purpose of program compliance, technical training in the area of program requirements, and nutrition education training.  BS degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, Nutrition/Dietetics, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Knowledge of child nutrition; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to plan and manage with little supervision.  Proficiency in MS Office Suite and ability to use web-based computer programs.    Computer equipment, cell phone, and GPS provided.  Extensive travel is required, primarily in the Baltimore County area, but may also require some travel within Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia.  Home residence serves as primary office.  Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed), valid driver’s license and DMV record, and proof of vehicle insurance.  Criminal background and child protective services background checks required.

Pay rate: $12.50 per hour.  Comprehensive benefits package available, (health/dental insurance options), pension plan, paid vacation and sick leave, flexible schedule, paid holidays.

For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and employment application (found at www.theplanningcouncil.org) to:  Cynthia Powell, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, The Planning Council, cpowell@theplanningcouncil.org.

Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Federal law and policies of The Planning Council, TPC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all antidiscrimination policies of the USDA.

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