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Assistant Planner/Grant Writer

Posted: 07/19/2022

Starting Pay: $17.75/hour. The Facilitator/Assistant Planner assists local units of government with transportation planning, infrastructure requests, and other community development initiatives.

  • Grant writing and reporting experience is preferred, but we will train a candidate with strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in geography, public administration, political science, or a related field. 
  • The position requires strong organizational, public speaking, and computer skills.
  • We encourage applications from recent graduates.
We welcome your application to join our team. Western Illinois Regional Council is a great place to work. WIRC offers an excellent benefit package, including:
  1. 100% employer-paid premiums for employee health, dental, and vision insurance.
  2. Retirement plan benefits.
  3. 37.5 hour work week.
  4. Generous vacation, personal, and sick leave.
  5. Holiday and birthday leave.
  6. A casual and flexible work environment.
  7. The opportunity to contribute to important work in our community.

WIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values and encourages diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications for everyone interested in working with us. If you have questions about working at WIRC, call Roger Pavey, Executive Director, at 309-837-3941.

You can apply three ways:

  1. Email your resume and cover letter to
  2. Mail or drop off your resume and cover letter at WIRC, 133 W. Jackson Street, Macomb IL 61455. If you don’t have a resume, you can stop by our office to fill out an application or call us at 309-837-3941 and we will mail an application to you.
  3. Apply on Indeed.