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Applications can be completed in person at 3206 N. Central Ave., Rockford or download the employment application and fax it to (815)964-9607. 
All positions are daytime hours Monday through Friday. Excellent benefit package for full-time employees. Barbara Olson Center of Hope is a drug free workplace.

Click here to download our Application for Employment.

  • Direct Support Professional Aide - Full Time

    May 30, 2018
    Caring hands-on support staff needed to work directly with developmentally disabled participants of all levels of functioning.  Responsibilities include toileting, daily care, eating, transportation and assisting with activities of daily living. Candidates who apply need to be versatile and have the ability to change as the needs of the Center require on a daily basis.  Barbara Olson Center of Hope is an innovative and fast paced environment and is looking for individuals that can grow with the Center. DSP Aide positions require a High School diploma or equivalent. Valid Illinois Driver's License.
  • Development Director

    May 30, 2018


    The Development Director works closely with the Executive and Board of Directors to plan and execute development strategies and monitor progress toward determined goals. This position is responsible for overseeing agency fundraising, writing community, state and federal grants. Key to success in this position is maintaining visibility and communication with trustees, donors and other stakeholders.


    Essential Responsibilities (list not all-inclusive):

    • Research, collect data and write all necessary grants at the community, state and federal level.
    • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year fund development efforts
    • Prepare and present for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support of the Center
    • Oversee planning and logistics for special events, including overseeing committees, obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed materials and coordination with all viable entities needed
    • Responsible for soliciting cultivating and securing major gifts


    Flexible hours, Monday - Friday. Bachelor’s degree required, degree in non-profit fundraising or related field preferred.  Minimum of five years experience writing grants and fundraising experience required. Knowledgeable in Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities preferred.



It is the policy of Barbara Olson Center of Hope (BOCOH) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person is to be discriminated against because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability.