Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County Executive Director Resigns

Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County will be saying Good-bye to Shelly Smith, Executive Director, on May 5th 2015.

Smith graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Family Services and a certificate in American Humanics, Non-Profit Youth Agency Administration. She worked within local non-profit agencies in Black Hawk County for twenty years. In July, 2012 Smith began her placement as Executive Director at Family & Children’s Council. During her three years of dedication to the non-profit agency and the public she worked extensively with members of the Council and their local and state agencies to assure the accomplishments of the council’s stated goals. Smith is a great leader in the community and she will continue her success within Black Hawk County.

Family & Children’s Council is now accepting applications for the Executive Director position. The deadline for applications will be on May 1st, 2015.  This deadline has been extended to May 15th, 2015! 


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Nonprofit Agency Administration, Human Services or related field, plus at least five years of increasing responsible work experience both with families and administration.
  • Substitution of one year required work experience for a Master’s Degree in the human services or related field may be made.
  • Other equivalent combinations of experience and training could be accepted.
  • Considerable knowledge of the theories of human and social behavior, with emphasis on family and child welfare.
  • Considerable administrative ability, including program planning, program development, program evaluation, and budgeting skills.
  • Experience in preparing and securing grants.
  • Experience in planning and community organization.
  • Skills in volunteer recruitment, training, and management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, professional associates, and supervisors.
  • Ability to convey information and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral form.
  • Shall not have been convicted of or participated in any crime involving moral turpitude.


Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Shelly Smith at .  For further questions please contact Shelly Smith at (319)234-7600 or by e-mail.


April 30th Trivia Night

Trivia Question MarkKCRR, UAW 838, and volunteers of Family & Children’s Council are organizing a Trivia Night on Thursday, April 30th, 2015!   April is Child Abuse Prevention awareness month, and may have related questions included in the trivia!  Doors open at 6:00 and the competition begins at 6:30pm with 10 rounds of questions consisting of 10 various categories.  Teams of six compete against each other for a traveling trophy, prizes and bragging rights.  All proceeds will benefit Family & Children’s Council programming.

When:  April 30th, Thursday 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 2015   (doors open at 6:00)

Where: UAW 838 in Waterloo  (Near the intersection of LaPorte Rd and Mitchell Ave.)

How:  Grab five of your friends and sign up today!   Registration is $120.00 for each team of 6 players.  There is an Early Bird discount of $20.00! 

Trivia Night flyer 4.30.15

Door Prizes, raffles, food sales and a cash bar are all available to assure everyone has a good evening.

To register on-line, complete the form below.   

Click here to pay your team’s registration fee of $100.00 before April 24th.  If paying after April 24th the fee is $120.00.