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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 a Program Coordinator that is highly knowledgeable in delivering high quality services and supports for people with intellectual disabilities. This position is responsible for ensuring all regulatory requirements are followed and for the overall programming offered in our residential and supported community living homes. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance and direction to up to 9 residential supervisors.

  • Operating the agency’s residential programs;

  • Reviewing residential activity plans for quality;

  • Providing feedback and recommendations for best practices; and

  • Aligning residential programs with accreditation and regulatory service definitions

The position reports to the Associate Executive Director.

Schedule: First Shift, Monday - Friday (Flexible Times)

Wage: $48,972.71 - $57,795.42


  • Retirement savings plan (401k Match up to 5%)

  • Dental, vision & health Insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance (Paid by employer)

  • Disability leave

  • 7.4 hours of accrued PTO every 2 weeks in first 5 years of employment

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

  • Referral Program

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A BS/BA degree in an education or human services-related field;

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience that includes at least two in supervision;

  • Professional communication and technical skills;

  • A knowledge of I/DD licensing and accreditation in the state of Iowa; and

  • Strong leadership abilities.

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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