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Current Opening: Information Technology (“IT”) Manager

People Places, a 40+ year 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is looking for a difference-maker to join our team!  This is an immediate opening. We are hiring an Information Technology (“IT”) Manager who will ensure the streamlined operation of the IT department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.

Duties will include:

  • Planning, coordinating, directing, and designing IT-related activities of the organization

  • Providing administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT department

  • Working closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-­effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization

  • Defining and implementing IT policies, procedures and best practices

  • Identifying, procuring, installing, and maintaining agency server, network, software, telephones and related hardware needed to provide an internal information system

  • Training staff to use computers and the network they form

  • Diagnosing and fixing problems with the network and with individual machines

  • Identifying system needs and recommend hardware/software upgrades and replacements

  • Establishing network resources as needed including new office set-up

  • User account management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A thorough understanding of the computers and computer systems used by People Places

  • A high school degree or equivalent

  • At least five years experience setting up and maintaining information system(s) for a business or businesses

  • Familiarity with software used at People Places and with the type of servers and individual machines the agency uses

  • The ability to install and maintain new equipment and diagnose and correct routine e-problems that arise with the network, servers, telephones, PCs and the staff who use them

  • The ability to communicate clearly and with patience in assisting staff with problems and questions

  • The ability to demonstrate successful leadership of the IT Department

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced study in the areas of networking, server administration, VoIP/SIP, time management and communication

The position is based in Staunton, VA; however, traveling is required in this role to serve People Places locations in Staunton, Charlottesville, and Harrisonburg.

EEO: People Places provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

To apply, please fill out the online application and send a resume and cover letter to

Candidates must pass a background check.

Current Opening: Administrative Assistant (Charlottesville)

People Places has an immediate opening for an experienced, responsible, and committed administrative professional to manage work in our front office.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a wide variety of administrative and clerical tasks essential to the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Directly Supports to the Operations Manager and assists all agency staff, visitors, teaching parents, vendors, and customers
  • Answer and directly all incoming calls to agency staff accodringly
  • Maintain appropriate filing systems
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure proper state licensing requirements
  • Manage internal and external information while abiding by HIPPA and OSHA regulations and guidelines
  • Order office supplies and research the best deals/suppliers
  • Run work-related office errands
  • Manage travel and meeting arrangements
  • Write and distribute detailed meeting minutes, e-mails, memos, letters, faxes, and agency forms
  • Maintain a professional relationship with our referring service providers
  • Will carry out responsibilities as required in the absence of the Operations Manager

Required Qualifications: 

Qualified candidates will posses a high school diploma and will have a minimum of 4 years of administrative support experience. Proven customer service skills. Exhibit excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills. Able to follow instructions. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. Must have strong organizational skills and exercise strict attention to detail. The ability to prioritize a heavy workload and adapt to constantly changing conditions. Strong work ethic and dependable. Working knowledge of office equipment like printers, scanners, postage meters, and fax machines. Intermediate computer and technical skills. Reliable transportation to work. Physical capability for heavy lifting.

Preferred Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a passion for assisting others. Experience in an office environment is desirable. Vocational training in business, office, or clerical studies. Experience working with a diverse population is a bonus. Candidates should be quick learners, proactive, show initiative, and have flexibility in responding to various office demands. Ability to work independently to complete assignments and to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Possess a valid driver’s license.

Required Application Documents: 

  • Fill out the online application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references



Current Opening: Youth Mentor

People Places is seeking skilled and committed individuals to act as role models and teachers for youth in foster care. This position typically requires a few hours, of time with youth, each week.

Qualified candidates are those who are passionate about serving youth in foster care. Other requirements include: a high school diploma or GED and the ability to establish appropriate, positive, and nurturing relationships.

Candidates must pass a background check.

Current Opening: Family Mentors (part-time)

Family Mentors provide hands-on support and guidance to families to help either: a) prevent placement disruption, or b) facilitate successful reunification. They are a resource, coach, and advocate for their clients; a co-pilot on their clients’ journeys toward goal attainment. Through weekly home visits, Family Mentors provide parent education and support to promote positive, lasting impacts within family systems. Goals are individualized to meet the unique needs of each family; however, common goals revolve around parenting skills, organizational skills, accessing community resources, creating consistent and predictable family routines, communication skills, and securing stable housing and employment.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience working in a community setting with families from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience working with individuals and families with mental health needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • The ability to function well within interdisciplinary treatment teams
  • The availability to spend several hours with each family on a weekly basis
  • Dedication to the principles of service, social justice, integrity, and the inherent dignity and worth of every person

To Learn More:

Contact us at the location nearest to you!

Staunton: (540) 885-8841 | Charlottesville: (434) 979-0335 | Harrisonburg: (540) 437-1857