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Cook -- Early Childhood Program

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Urbana, IL
  • Expired: 27 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is seeking a Cook to join our team. Champaign County RPC is a people-focused agency made up of over 100 programs designed to generate possibilities for all within our community. A great deal of planning goes into creating opportunities where people can succeed on their own, and RPC is doing that work. From analysis to policy guidance to offering services to our communities, RPC’s people plan for people.

The Cook is responsible for providing and/or preparing nutritional meals and snacks and assisting supervisor in overall management of food services. Cook is responsible for insuring that food ordering, storage, preparation, and serving is completed in such a way as to meet or exceed Head Start Performance Standards, Public Health regulations, and children’s daily nutritional standards. Our culture requires that the Cook ensures a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming environment every day and fosters a sense of belonging and safety for staff, families, and children.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of experience working under a trained cook
  • Must have an Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Manager license or achieve certification within 30 days of hire
  • Experience working in an early childhood setting preferred
  • Knowledge and experience meeting the Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements preferred
  • Knowledge of Head Start and other agency rules and regulations preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred
  • Must meet all requirements of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Status: Full-Time/Year-Round
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 1
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Starting Hourly Wage: $12.27

The job description may be viewed at .

Competitive benefits, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, high quality programming (NAEYC Accredited) and great work environment!

Applicants may apply at

CCRPC is EEO/AA/ADA employer.


Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Why Work Here?

High-quality programming and excellent work environment!

Who We Are Champaign County Regional Planning Commission logoThe Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is an intergovernmental membership organization that provides a variety of programming in the areas of regional, environmental and transportation planning; economic, community, and workforce development; social services; early childhood education; and technical assistance in East Central Illinois. As a multi-faceted government agency, the Commission administers over 100 federal and state grants and contracts with an annual operating budget of $25 million and a staff of over 230 professionals housed in 12 locations serving over 30,000 clients annually. In 2016, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission reached a 50-year milestone in promoting, planning, and facilitating improvements to the health, safety, welfare, education, economic conditions, environment, and development within our region. We are proud of our many achievements over the past 50 years and look forward to continuing to develop collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of our region. Formed in 1966, the Regional Planning Commission has spent 50 years cultivating partnerships and alliances that range from the federal government to local boards, councils, and committees. The Commission works collaboratively with stakeholders to address community issues, create and advance comprehensive plans and strategies, and provide quality services to the citizens of our region. As the Regional Planning Commission looks to the future, we will continue to seek new opportunities to expand and impact our community beyond the current measures of success. As we explore these opportunities, our work may take shape in new and exciting ways, beyond what has been the norm in terms of our service area and approach to programming. We will approach the future with innovative practices and solutions that will enable us to better serve community needs and support sustainability for future growth. The Regional Planning Commission recently rebranded itself to represent what the next 50 years of services will bring. Our new tagline provides the context for our daily efforts: PEOPLE.POSSIBILITIES


Urbana, IL 61802
Urbana, IL