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Project NOW employs approximately 130 people in Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry Counties in Illinois. If you are interested in seeking employment opportunities at Project NOW, please send us your application and resume, or come in to one of our locations to fill out an application in person. You can email your resume and application to: amishra@projectnow.org. You will be contacted by Human Resources if you are selected for an interview. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to personally contact each applicant. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we participate in E-Verify.

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Job Title: Senior Services Operations Supervisor
Department:  Senior Services

SUMMARY:  Responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations and activities related to Project NOW’s Senior Congregate Meal Program.  Support in absence of supervisors and director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the day-to-day operations and activities of employees in the Congregate Meal Program.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and overseeing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Assisting management in judgment and decision making in absence of Director.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office software and be able to use the 10 key and keyboard as well as other office equipment. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally as much as 50 pounds as associated with a typical office and/or food service environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as associated with a typical office and/or food service setting.

 

Job Title: Outreach Worker (Kewanee)
Department: CSBG/LIHEAP

Summary:  Performs a variety of outreach functions and searches for customers who do not know about or have not utilized appropriate services.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1 year of related experience and or training or a combination of education and experience.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office software and be able to operate office equipment such as 10 key and keyboard.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds as it relates to the office environment.  The noise level is quiet and the type normally associated with the office environment

 

Job Title: Administrative HR Specialist
Department: Administration

SUMMARY: To perform administrative duties for the Executive Director and coordinate Human Resource activities including recruiting, employment, compensation, staff relations.  Interact administratively with a variety of persons including agency staff, board members, funders and the public.  Act as custodian of official agency confidential records.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years related experience or AA Degree and 5 years related experience and/or training. SPHR or PHR preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Notary Public Association of Illinois Certification desired.

PHYSICAL and WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk listen, type, and write.  The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee will be required to use telephones and computers frequently. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds associated with the office environment.  The noise level is quiet as it relates to the office environment.

 

Job Title: Family Service Worke
Department: Head Start

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Functions as a member of Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements.   Includes the following and other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification or ability to complete CDA within 2 years of hire and full time experience in Early Childhood, Family Services or related field.  An Associate’s degree in social work or early childhood education is highly preferred. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, as when dealing with pre-school age children.  Work environment as associated with the normal office environment and pre-school environment.

 

Job Title: Program Specialist
Department: Housing

SUMMARY Serves as programmatic specialist for the Housing/Weatherization Division, helping to assure program quality, completion, compliance, and timeliness of various program components. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities, but may have day to day operational oversight of various staff.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Relevant Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or, minimum Associates Degree and 2 years equivalent experience required.  Minimum of 2 years experience in program management with a non-profit agency or comparable setting.  Experience in banking, property title and deed processing, or real estate closing is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and listen.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds as it relates to the office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet as generally associated with an office environment.

 

Job Title: Meal Site Monitor
Department: Senior Services

SUMMARY: Oversee the day-to-day activities at the meal sites.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
May supervise 2 or more volunteers in the Meal Site Program in accordance with the organization's policies.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  While serving food and assisting clients at the meal sites, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and associated with a restaurant environment.  Also will be working around hot and cold foods and must practice good safety habits.

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Teacher Home Based
Department: Head Start

Summary: Functions as a member of Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a high school diploma or GED with CDA and 1 year of experience OR 18 hours of ECE with 1 year experience OR 2 years experience and must complete CDA within 1 year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are as with handling children of pre-school age. Environment will be of a normal office environment and normal pre-school environment.

Job Title: Assistant Teacher(Kewanee)
Department: Head Start

Summary: Functions as a member of Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a high school diploma or GED with CDA and 1 year of experience OR 18 hours of ECE with 1 year experience OR 2 years experience and must complete CDA within 1 year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are as with handling children of pre-school age. Environment will be of a normal office environment and normal pre-school environment.

 

Job Title: Van Driver 2 - Aledo
Department: Senior Services

Summary: Transports seniors, disabled persons, & the general public in Rock Island & Mercer Counties

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have documented good driving record and have had drivers license for a minimum of 3 years. Must be at least 21 years of age.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds as required to assist the passengers to and from the van.

Job Title: Bus Driver
Department: Head Start Kewanee

SUMMARY:  Provides safe transportation services and supports all components of Head Start in compliance with regulatory guidelines and program requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Requires the ability to pass a medical examination certifying you to be physically able to drive a school bus and free from communicable disease.  Requires the possession or attainment of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver's license (CDL) and current Illinois School Bus Driving permit.  Requires submission to initial and random periodic drug and alcohol testing. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires the physical ability to sit for long periods of time in a vehicle.  While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in work environment is usually moderate.

Job Title: Classroom Aide
Department: Head Start - Kewanee

SUMMARY Works cooperatively with teaching and family service team to plan and provide daily early childhood education program at a center site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Functions as a member of the Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements. Other duties as assigned.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Requires a high school diploma or GED and experience with preschool-aged children.  Must be willing to attend college courses in child development or early childhood education and special needs and/or complete coursework for Child Development Associate (CDA) certification within 2 years.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must periodically lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are as with handling children of pre-school age. Environment will be of a normal office environment and normal pre-school environment.

 

Job Title:  Head Start Site Supervisor
Department: Head Start

SUMMARY Functions as a member of the Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Collaborates with staff and management team in providing high quality comprehensive services to families. Functions as a contact person at assigned site and provide guidance to site in the absence of Program Supervisor.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Requires a Bachelor's degree in child development or early childhood education with 2 years' experience in Head Start or other early education/family services, or a Bachelor's degree with coursework equivalent to a major (minimum of 30 semester hours) in child development or early childhood education plus 2 years' experience in Head Start or other early education/family services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, as it related to dealing with pre-school age children.  The environment will be that of a normal office environment and of the typical pre-school element.

 

Job Title: Teacher/Advocate 1 (Center Based)
Department: Head Start - Kewanee

SUMMARY:  Functions as a member of the Head Start team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Requires an Associate's degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours in child development or early childhood education and 2 years full time early education experience, plus ability and willingness to take courses every semester towards a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in early education or related field.  
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are as with handling children of pre-school age.  Environment will be of a normal office environment and normal pre-school environment.

 

Job Title: Cook (Kewanee)
Department:  Head Start

Summary:  Functions as a part of the meal service team for the site(s) assigned and is responsible for food service in compliance with all regulatory guidelines and program requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:  Requires a high school diploma or GED and Food Service Sanitation certification, or ability and willingness to complete GED and courses in food service and sanitation.

 

Job Title: Education Manager
Department:  Head Start

Summary:  Functions as a member of the Head Start management team to provide comprehensive services in accordance with all regulations and program requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct supervision of 3 Program Supervisors and indirect supervision of approximately 45 classroom staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Project NOW’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training and mentoring of employees; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education or related field. Supervisory and/or administrative experience highly preferred. Three years’ experience in early childhood education, supervisory experience highly preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are as with handling children of the pre-school age. Environment will be of a normal office environment and normal pre-school environment.

 

Project NOW is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and PROVIDER

Positions within Project NOW are primarily grant funded and funding decreases can affect our staffing needs.