Careers

The Voluntary Action Center is currently hiring for the following positions. VAC is a social service non-profit whose mission is commitment to providing high-quality services that address the basic transportation and nutrition needs of our community. Our services include Meals on Wheels, Nutritional Programs such as lunches for local daycare providers and senior citizens, and community transit trips for local seniors, the disabled, and the general public. We have a strong community commitment and presence.

 Why work at VAC?  VAC, as a progressive mission-driven agency, believes in serving our communities, and that especially means our employees. VAC employees get career growth and development, work flexibility, and a sense of greater purpose. We offer competitive pay, competitive benefits (including generous vacation time), and a family-friendly work culture. We hope you join our team!

Nutrition Careers

KITCHEN MANAGER (Sycamore location)

VAC has been the nutrition provider for the DeKalb County Corrections Facility since 1994 and has recently expanded operations into the new County Jail site. We are seeking a Kitchen Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the kitchen. Duties include cooking meals, kitchen sanitation, planning meals, record keeping, training new staff, ensuring quality customer service, and maintaining efficient use of kitchen inventory. Must be flexible and available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis. Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience managing in a commercial kitchen environment, including supervisory experience over direct reports, have excellent communication skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees, government officials, and the public. Illinois food sanitation certification required within 90 days of hire. Must pass background check process.

Applications are available online or in-person at www.vacdk.com or Voluntary Action Center, 1606 Bethany Rd, Sycamore. Applications can be submitted in person at the address listed above or emailed to VAC’s HR Department. Drug-Free Workplace. EOE.

MEALS ON WHEELS ASSISTANT (Sycamore location)

We are seeking a part-time MOW Assistant to assist with the general administration of the agency’s Meals on Wheels program. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting in-home assessments, managing meal delivery, processing client paperwork, and data entry.  This position is part-time and will work between 20-25 hours per week. Hours will generally be between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. M-F, but some flexibility may be required given programmatic needs. Social service experience, customer service experiences and knowledge of Microsoft Office are musts. Prefer prior work in a meals on wheels setting. Must pass a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug screen according to Vac policy. Looking to fill ASAP.

Applications and full descriptions are available online at www.vacdk.org or in person at Voluntary Action Center, Human Resources Department 1606 Bethany Rd, Sycamore. Applications can be submitted in person at the address listed above or emailed to VAC’s HR Department. Drug-Free Workplace. EOE.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT (Sandwich location)

Part-time kitchen assistant position is available at VAC. Duties include cooking meals, cleaning the kitchen, packing meals, and other items in operation of VAC’s community nutrition programs. Must be flexible. Candidates must have experience in a commercial kitchen environment. Illinois food sanitation certification required within 90 days of hire. Apply by visiting vacdk.com/employment for more info. Drug-free workplace. EOE.

Transportation

BUS OPERATORS (Sycamore location)

VAC is hiring FT and PT transit bus operators. Must be at least 21 years of age, excellent driving record, excellent communication skills, knowledge of areas surrounding region. CDL w/endorsements required within 30 days of hire. Excellent benefits. No experience necessary, but customer service experience and driving experience pluses. Applications are available at the link below or in person at Voluntary Action Center, 1606 Bethany Rd, Sycamore. Applications can be submitted in person at Voluntary Action Center or emailed to VAC’s HR Department at hr@vacdk.org. Drug-free workplace. EOE.

BUS DISPATCHERS (Sycamore locations)

Voluntary Action Center is seeking applicants for FT and PT dispatchers for our community transportation programs.  Must be at least 21 years of age, have excellent communication, customer service, and computer skills.  Must have knowledge of the DeKalb County area.  Appropriate college degree a plus.  Previous dispatching experience preferred.  CDL w/endorsements required within 30 days of hire. Apply by visiting vacdk.com/employment for more info. Drug-free workplace. EOE.

Internship Opportunities

ADMINISTRATION INTERN (Sycamore location, others potential)

VAC is seeking an Administration Intern to support the programs and services of the Agency. This can/will consist of working in various departments to obtain a global perspective of the Agency, including special projects coordination, grant evaluation, training & e-learning, non-profit support services, communications, resource management, donor services, human resources, and information management.  The intern will receive a well-rounded experience of the various facets of a non-profit foundation and will also gain a valuable working relationship with numerous non-profit, governmental, and community organizations. No experience necessary, but customer service experience a plus. A candidate for this internship must be enrolled in a higher education degree program with an accredited higher learning institution. Valid Illinois driver’s license required by date of hire. Apply by visiting vacdk.com/employment for more info. Drug-free workplace. EOE.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERN (Sycamore location, others potential)

VAC is seeking a Community Outreach Intern to provide support on a variety of assignments that may include writing, events management, data compilation, marketing and web research, and social media posting. This work includes the development of materials, content, and activities, as well as logistics and communication with VAC staff, community partners, and volunteers. No experience necessary, but customer service experience a plus. A candidate for this internship must be enrolled in a higher education degree program with an accredited higher learning institution. Valid Illinois driver’s license required by date of hire. Apply by visiting vacdk.com/employment for more info. Drug-free workplace. EOE.

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