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Director of Programs and Services

Quincy, IL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 1 Dec 2022

Expires on 18 Nov 2022

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Director of Programs and Services


United Way of Adams County (UWAC) advocates the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.  Our focus is on education, financial stability, and health, and is committed to creating cooperative community partnerships.

UWAC provides several services and coordinates a number of community committees that foster collaboration among the social service agencies in Adams County. This work allows United Way to maintain an active presence within the social service network and provides hands-on exposure to challenging conditions within the community.


The Director of Programs and Services is an integral, key team member of the UWAC staff.  All members should demonstrate and continuously display these core values: Integrity, Transparency, Responsiveness, Inclusion, Excellence, Compassion, and Strategic-Mindedness.  

the Director of Programs and Services compassionately advocates for those in need, leads volunteer groups and collaborates with community partners.  The job requires planning and organization skills to navigate and improve the resources to meet human needs and successfully oversee community events.


Day of Caring Coordinator: Coordinate event with partner agencies to provide a day for volunteer groups to give back to the community and see the impact of United Way and the programs and agencies we support. 

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Coordinator: Co-Chair; a federally funded program to supplement and expand current available resources for clients in need to address the problem of homelessness in Adams and surrounding counties.

Good News of Christmas: Organize and assist in choosing families and facilitate volunteer center opening and distribution day. 

Helpline: Plan and implement Helpline operations, which is an information and referral assistance service for Adams County. 

Interagency Council Chair: Organize and lead monthly meetings with approximately 30 participating organizations to keep updated on what is going on in the community through information sharing and presentations.

Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs: Co-chair; oversee services and maintain records for the Unmet Needs committee.

Stamp Out Hunger: Collaborate with the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, for their annual food drive, by coordinating donation pick up times with local food pantries and assisting distribution the day of the event.

Tri-State Warrior Outreach Program Administrator: Administer applications for Veterans in need for this fiscal sponsorship program

Volunteer Banquet Coordinator: Coordinate annual Volunteer Banquet, secure the event location, send formal invitations, order awards and gifts, decorate and emcee the event.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Chair; a collaborative partnership with human service agencies, faith-based organizations and local businesses that facilitates communications, gathers resources, and effectively mobilizes volunteer manpower to respond to the needs of the community. 

Respond to all of the duties as assigned by the United Way of Adams County, Inc CEO


Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Versatility and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Proficiency with variety of software and the ability to learn new programs quickly


●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.