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PIQUA – Council on Rural Services is a local social service agency that works through grants to expand opportunities for individuals and families that increase their potential for change and growth in their lives.

The agency is looking for community-minded professionals who want to be involved in thier work and the community by sharing knowledge and skills as a member of the CRS Board of Trustees.

The agency administers grants and programs in a nine county area of west central Ohio. Grants include Head Start, Early Head Start, Kids Learning Place, Gateway Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success and WIA Youth. Also there is a volunteer program Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

According to CRS, the programs help young children advance with kindergarten readiness skills, parents move towards self-sufficiency, adolescents and young adults with youth development, empowerment and high school diplomas, and senior volunteers towards dedicated service in their communities. The agency and employees serve approximately 2,700 clients and their families during each year.

Candidates should have a complex scope and understanding of operational systems for a large company. Skills in finance, program or business development, and community or public relations would also be a great benefit.

Anyone living or working in any of the following counties, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert, which are served by the Council on Rural Services and have an interest in being considered as a candidate, are invited. Meetings are once a month at the Corporate Office in Piqua.

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