The Planning Council – Plans that work to make lives better.

From children’s services to homelessness, The Planning Council identifies issues of regional concern and brings together the decision-makers and resources to address the challenges. With expertise in community needs assessments, compliance auditing, research, and evaluation, our team partners with local governments and businesses, non-profit agencies, and the faith-based community to address the most vulnerable populations’ needs.

As a nonprofit community convener, we administer a variety of local, state, and federal programs to bring the highest quality of care to children, adults, and families in our communities and advocate for initiatives that benefit the region. Since 1941, our dedicated team has reached across geographic boundaries and organizational structures to bring together the right partners to transform ideas into reality.

We believe in serving our team and environment well and therefore have a generous benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, LT and ST disability, life insurance, retirement, an employee assistance plan for all, a liberal PTO program and a paperless system for the majority of our work functions.

Join our team and become an integral player in making a difference!

Current Job Openings


Job Opening: Respite Support Specialist


The Respite Support Specialist supports the activities of the Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Respite Care Team.  They are responsible for the recruitment, training, and monitoring of care providers.  Additionally, they serve as liaison between participating families and Child Care Aware of America.  They will regularly engage in verbal and written communication between partner agencies, families, and providers. This position requires strong organizational skills and critical thinking. Regular communication with Providers, Families, and the Respite Team is critical to success in the position.

Download the complete job description for Respite Support Specialist HERE.



Job Opening: Accountant


The Accountant position has responsibilities as a team member within the Department of Finance at The Planning Council, including performing tasks related to General Ledger and Accounts Payable, contract management, cash accounts (Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts), and Payroll. The Accountant will report to the VP of Finance.  They perform multifaceted accounting and related functions such as general ledger maintenance and reconciliations, cost/financial analysis, and other fiscal aspects of contract/grant compliance. They will analyze financial and operating data, prepare invoices, claims, and management reports, and investigate/resolve variances related to program funding and expenditures.

Download the entire job description for Accountant HERE.