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program coordinator

Are you a compassionate professional excited about supporting and advocating for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Your future starts here!

About the job: Area Residential Care is seeking an experienced non-profit administrator to assume the planning and implementation of its day-to-day program operations. The position is the chief operating officer, responsible for all aspects of the services provided by the agency, including:

  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures that guide the provision of services;

  • Ensure compliance with licensing and accreditation bodies;

  • Maintain positive relationships with referral and funding sources; and

  • Supervise the performance of program management staff.

The position reports to the Executive Director of the agency and acts in his/her stead when the Executive Director is absent.

Wage: $55,471.20 - $75,642.66 depending on experience and education.


  • Retirement savings plan with employer match

  • Dental, vision & health insurance

  • Employer provided life insurance

  • Employer provided disability leave

  • Paid time off

  • Free employee assistance program (stress, financial, legal, caregiving, substance abuse, professional development)

  • Employee referral program

Qualified applicants will have:

  • A BA/BS in human services, public administration, non-profit administration, or a comparable field;

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in an administrative or supervisory position

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Proven leadership capabilities

  • Professional communication and technical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to self-initiate necessary tasks.

Highly qualified candidates will have: 

  • A master’s degree, preferably in a human services field 

  • Experience with national accreditation

  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations and experience with the IDD population is strongly desired

The successful candidate is required to successfully pass a background check and complete a pre-employment physical and drug screen as a condition of employment. In accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandate, candidates for employment must provide evidence of their first COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of employment, or successfully request a medical or religious exemption to this requirement. The second vaccine is required within 30 days unless exempted.

Why Area Residential Care? We are a private non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community. Join a team of employees that are passionate about the work we do and the individuals we support! We offer a range of benefits including health and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement savings plans, vision coverage, and paid time off.

Area Residential Care provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

COVID-19 considerations: We require masks for anyone not vaccinated.

Location: 3355 Kennedy Circle, Dubuque, IA 52002.

To apply please email resume (cover letter optional) to

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