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Website Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission

Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

We are looking for a leader to direct, monitor and oversee the day-to-day administration of the NOCAC Community Services programs from an executive level, including grant/regulatory compliance, records management, reporting, staff supervision and training, and community/funding source contacts.

Starting Wage:  $55,000 annual salary


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability Insurance.
  • 403(b) w/ up to 6% employer match.
  • 15 Paid Holidays.
  • Personal and Vacation accruals

Job Duties include:

  • Conduct adequate needs assessment and research to identify the needs of current and potential program recipients and formulate objectives to address services that would meet the identified needs and where no similar services exist.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness of current services offered, through employee, client, and governing board surveys annually and identify strengths and weaknesses. Incorporate findings into funding applications.
  • Identify potential funding sources related to area of need and prepare grant application packages following regulatory instruction and timelines. Utilize research to support the funding request.
  • Make necessary contacts with funding sources for guidance, to gain approvals when required, and to answer questions.
  • Make written and verbal presentations to funding sources as required.
  • Maintain files and documentation including computer-tracking software for outcome measurement. Submit reports as required.
  • Work directly with funding source program specialists and monitors for each program as needed during day-to-day administration and as necessary during on-site reviews. Document contacts and prepare follow-up responses to any monitoring reports.
  • Make necessary outside contacts to collaborate and coordinate program services and to avoid duplication. Arrange for inkind or other necessary support from these contacts should grant funds become available.
  • Prepare grant applications and required reports as necessary.
  • Participate in community, regional and statewide advisory groups and other committees related to NOCAC Community Service programs as requested.
  • Work with local groups and organizations such as local units of government, health departments, county departments of Job & Family Services, United Ways, law enforcement agencies, utility companies, and private sector businesses, to foster support for more coordinated services.
  • Develop marketing methods and strategies to promote to the communities in Northwest Ohio, available services through NOCAC Community Services programs.
  • Perform public relations as requested in order to inform community groups and organizations of agency accomplishments and to explain the services offered.
  • Prepare budget revisions/amendments, bidding documents, contracts, etc. as necessary, following the regulatory guidance of each funding source and NOCAC procedures.
  • Review, approve, code and continually monitor all Community Service program expenditures utilizing the NOCAC financial procedures.
  • Direct program staff, both directly and through subordinate supervisors. Provide leadership and administrative expertise to promote organizational effectiveness, coordination of work efforts, a productive work atmosphere and positive working relationships.
  • Assist and provide on-going training to program staff through regularly scheduled individual and group meetings, training sessions, and through on the job instruction in order to provide technical direction, answer questions, and to obtain input from those providing direct services for planning and operational decisions.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, school hours, 40 hours per week, exempt.

Minimum Requirements for Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience working in a social or community service program capacity including administration, case management supervision, grants administration, and financial management.
  • Experience in supervision.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit and work at a computer for periods at a time


  • Have the ability to apply management principles from an executive level; identify problems and recommend viable solutions; accomplish organizational goals through direct work and delegation of work assignments; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, community organizations and the general public; work independently under general guidelines; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; exhibit creative thinking; and demonstrate good organizational skills.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, maintain the state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance, and be insurable through NOCAC’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be proficient in use and knowledge of computer systems.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality of program, client and staff information at all times.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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