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Thank you for your interest in employment with us. Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. offers competitive salaries and benefits. Current employment opportunities are listed below. Please read the complete job description as it provides supplemental information on essential job functions and minimum qualifications.

An employment application, along with a resume and cover letter, should be mailed or faxed to:

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.
309 Spangler Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
Attn: Human Resources Director
Email to: [email protected]

Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. Recruitment and hiring will be done on the basis of the applicant's abilities, skills, experience, and other job related measures. You can also go to the Foothill’s Main Office, located at 309 Spangler Drive in Richmond, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and fill out an application on site. You are encouraged to bring a copy of your resume and a cover letter to be included with your application.

Positions may also be advertised as they become available in the following newspapers: Lexington Herald-Leader, Richmond Register, Winchester Sun, Clay City Times, Berea Citizen, and Estill County Tribune or contact the Human Resource Manager. Please check these newspapers for current available positions.

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, veteran status, political affiliation, or gender identity.


Current Job Opportunities

Kentucky River Foothills has the following positions available:

Chief Financial Officer
Full-time position available (37.5 hours per week) to direct and oversee all aspects of internal accounting functions with regard to accounts payable, receivable, and financial activities of the agency. Performs specialized professional accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, maintains financial records, analyzes financial data, and prepares financial reports. Supervises staff accountants and the Payroll/Benefits Coordinator. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required; MBA/CPA preferred. Knowledge of complex non-profit financial operations including multiple funding sources (federal, state, local) strongly desired. Minimum of four years high-level business accounting and financial management experience, including supervision required. Must have advanced computer skills with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint in addition to knowledge of and demonstrated experience with fiscal management software. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Pay contingent on education and relevant experience. In addition to offering a comprehensive benefit package, the agency participates in the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) which is operated by the Kentucky Retirement System. Agency policy regarding drug screens and criminal background checks applies to this position. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. via email to [email protected] Position will remain open until filled. EOE

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is a private non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA) and is one of 23 CAAs providing direct social services to the Commonwealth with low and moderate incomes in all 120 Kentucky counties. The agency employs over 300 people with a core service area of Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties. The organization’s administrative offices are located in Richmond, Kentucky, known for its rich historical culture, and home to Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond is located 30 minutes from Lexington (Kentucky’s second largest urban area) and 15 minutes north of Berea, a community renown for Berea College and considered the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky”.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Case Manager
Kentucky River Foothills has an immediate opening for a FT Mental Health and Substance Abuse Case Manager at HCH in Powell County. $24 per hour. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive case management services to people who are diagnosed with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The Substance Abuse/Mental Health Case Manager will support treament, including coordination with specialty providers that will provide care via referral agreement for severe/complex cases.  Bachelors Degree in a relevant human services field plus at least two-years experience working with adults experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse disorders required. Must have a valid driver’s license and the willingness and flexibility to travel the service area. Must be able to lift forty (40) pounds.  Agency policy regarding drug and alcohol testing and criminal background checks applies to this position. Send resume with work experience and references to [email protected].  Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Education Aide PT
Service Area: Madison, Clark, and Laurel counties
Rate of Pay: $9.00 per hour
Program: Head Start
Job Summary: To support the school readiness of children as they transition into and out of Head Start Services. To assist the HS teacher and cooperate in a supportive role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. To promote the health, nutrition and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare. Must meet applicable requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, and any local, state/or agency policies and procedures. Qualifications/Agency Requirements:High School Education or GED required, CDA preferred. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal records checks required prior to employment. Must have reliable transportation and the ability and willingness to travel the service area as needed.Other Requirements:Physical Examination and TB Skin Test, INH, or Risk Assessment.To indicate your interest in applying for this position, please send a resume including education, work experience, and references to [email protected] to apply: Position will remain open until filled.EOE

Teacher FT
Service Area: Powell County
Program: Head Start
Job Summary : To support the school readiness of preschool children as they transition into and out of Head Start Services. Provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom or outdoor play area). The development of lesson plans and Individual Goals for children, provision of on-going assessment and facilitation of transitions into and out of Head Start. Support parents in their role as primary caretakers and educators of their children and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the program. Maintain on-going contact with families to assist with requirements in health, nutrition, family services, mental health, and special services. Must meet applicable requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 and any local, state/or agency policies and procedures. Qualifications/Agency Requirements:IECE degree required. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal records checks required prior to employment. Must have reliable transportation and the ability and willingness to travel the service area as needed.Other Requirements:Physical Examination and TB Skin Test, INH, or Risk Assessment.To indicate your interest in applying for this position, please send a resume including education, work experience, and references to [email protected]
Deadline to apply: Position will remain open until filled.EOE

Early Head Start Teacher
Kentucky River Foothills’ Head Start has an opening for a full-time Early Head Start Teacher in Madison County. Infant/Toddler CDA required. IECE or other degree related to early childhood education preferred. Agency policies regarding background checks and drug screen apply to this position. A resume including references, education, and work experience should be sent to [email protected] Funding for this position is provided by the Administration for Children and Families, through the Office of Head Start Grant#04CH4649. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Safe Off the Streets (SOS) Monitors
Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women has immediate openings for Safe Off the Streets (SOS) Monitors (PRN) to conduct initial screening and supervision of clients including facility safety checks. Position is “as needed” and may include weekend hours. School Diploma or GED required. If in recovery, two years of continuous sobriety and working an active recovery program is required. Persons completing a recovery center program may be considered for employment with less than two years of sobriety. Agency drug and alcohol policy and criminal background check applies to this position. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Substitute Teachers
Kentucky River Foothills’ Head Start is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers in Clark, Estill and Powell counties. A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood is preferred, a minimal of an Associate’s Degree for Head Start/CDA for Early Head Start is required. Background checks and drug screen is required prior to employment. A resume including references, education, and work experience should be sent to Kentucky River Foothills’ Head Start; 309 Spangler Drive; Richmond, KY 40475; Attn: K.C. Alleruzzo or via email to [email protected] Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

PT Assistant Teacher
Kentucky River Foothills is accepting applications for a PT Assistant Teacher at the Richmond Child Care Center; 220 Duncannon Lane; Richmond, KY. High School Diploma or GED required. Prior experience in a child care setting preferred. Pay contingent on education and experience. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Agency policy regarding criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening applies to this position. Send resume with work experience and references to [email protected] Position will remain open until filled. EOE.