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
  • 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



This position serves as the point of contact for a network of homeless service providers and other stakeholders who utilize the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to support efforts to address homelessness in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.  In addition to possessing the technical skills required of this position, the ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, flexible, able and not afraid to take initiative, and looking to contribute to an organization that is seeking to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. The individual in this position should be self-motivated, driven, energetic, flexible, dependable, well-organized, and be a fast learner with the ability to work independently and within a team.

Qualified candidates will have knowledge of, and experience with, database management and administration; experience in the Information Technology (IT) field, including Internet browser interface; ability to troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems; possess a working knowledge of programming language that will be applied to the writing of reports; knowledge and understanding of ethics, privacy, confidentiality and security protocols; ability to translate between agency information needs and database structure and functions required; the ability to understand and comply with data and technical standards of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that relate to HMIS (preferred); good communication skills, the ability to work well with other people and organizations, strong organizational skills; excellent training/teaching skills with the ability to convey a working knowledge of the HMIS in a manner that system users can understand based on their knowledge of the computer and the Internet.

$19.71 per hour



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 to:  Cynthia Powell, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, The Planning Council,

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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