Current Openings

  • Accountant
  • Head Start Family and Community Engagement and Health Manager
  • Head Start Family Advocate
  • Head Start Substitute Teachers

Accountant

Full time with benefits, $28/hr

Application deadline: August 19, 2017

The Accountant prepares financial reports for the Agency’s management and its Board of Directors as well as for funding sources.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Complying with Federal and other funding-source requirements;
  • Preparing required fiscal reports to organizations, agencies, and regulatory entities;
  • Preparing monthly fiscal reports to the Finance Committee, Policy Council, and the Board of Directors;
  • Presenting monthly fiscal reports to the Finance Committee, Head Start Policy Council, and MACAA’s Board of Directors;
  • Ensuring compliance with Federal, state, and local taxing authorities;
  • Ensuring compliance with MACAA’s fiscal policies and procedures and standard operating procedures;
  • Preparing reports for Head Start grant;
  • Contributing to the preparation of budgets for various grant applications;
  • Promoting strong relationships between MACAA and federal, state, local, and community agencies;
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement policies; and,
  • Completing other assignments as assigned by the Senior Accountant.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting;
  • Three or more years of experience in a fiscal-management-related position;
  • Proven expertise with automated fiscal applications;
  • CPA preferred;
  • Experience in a foundation or a not-for-profit entity preferred;
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles preferred;
  • Experience with SAGE accounting program preferred; and,
  • Experience with federal grant reporting standards preferred

Please send cover letter and resume’ to MACAA, Attn:  Jo Nell Chance, Human Resources Director, 1025 Park St., Charlottesville, VA22901 or email to jchance@macaa.org.


Head Start family and community engagement and health manager

Full-time, with benefits, $40,000/yr.

The Head Start Family and Community Engagement & Health Manager is responsible for managing the Head Start Family and Community Engagement service area as well as the Health service area. The Family and Community Engagement & Health Manager is responsible for integrating family and community engagement strategies into all systems and program services to support family well-being and promote children’s learning and development. The Family and Community Engagement & Health Manager reports to the Head Start Assistant Director and is a member of the Head Start Management Team. Reporting to the Family and Community Engagement & Health Manager are the Health and Nutrition Coordinator and the Family Advocates.

Job Duties

Job-specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: ensuring the implementation of all Head Start Performance Standards related to Family and Community Engagement and Health, including physical health, nutrition, and oral health; developing and implementing a system of on-going monitoring, evaluation, and record-keeping for the Family and Community Engagement and Health service areas; participating in the screening and interviewing of both Family Advocates and the Health and Nutrition Coordinator and recommending personnel actions; providing regular individual and group supervision of the Family Advocates and individual supervision of the Health and Nutrition Coordinator; using the ChildPlus Management and Information System (MIS) for all aspects of the Family and Community Engagement and Health programs; leading the effort in implementing a comprehensive plan for involving parents in all aspects of the Head Start program; developing and maintaining professional relationships with other community agencies and professionals serving children and families; and, acting as a liaison between community agencies and Head Start families and staff.

Additional Info

Please send a cover letter and resume to MACAA, Attention: Jo Nell Chance, Human Resources Director, 1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or email to jchance@macaa.org.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in education or human services;
  2. Experience in human development, family dynamics, and casework;
  3. A working knowledge of best practices in early childhood health, including physical health, nutrition, and oral health;
  4. At least three years’ experience in a managerial capacity;
  5. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  6. Skill in the use of computer technology including Microsoft Office;
  7. Proficiency in oral and written communications;
  8. Ability to work independently without close supervision;
  9. Ability to enlist the willing cooperation of others;
  10. Ability to analyze issues and to use sound judgement; and,
  11. Sensitivity to the needs of low-income populations and the ability to understand and address positively the conditions of poverty.

Head STart Family Advocate

Full-time, with benefits, $25,000/yr.

Application deadline: August 19, 2017

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) is accepting resumes for the position of Head Start Family Advocate.

The Head Start Family Advocate plays a crucial role in the Head Start program. The Family Advocate links a child’s home life to school life by working with the child in the classroom and with his or her family. The Family Advocate reports to the Family Services and Health Manager and works in collaboration with each center’s Teacher and Assistant Teacher. The Family Advocate functions as an active member of center teams by working in the classroom on a regular schedule and by maintaining close working relationships with both the Teacher and the Assistant Teacher.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: working in the classroom as a teaching assistant for two ½ days per center; in conjunction with the Teacher and the Assistant Teacher, providing an annual orientation to parents, which includes an overview of policies and procedures; attending bi-weekly meetings at each center, taking the lead on those issues primarily involving the family; following through on the progress of families toward their goals as spelled out in their Family Partnership Agreement; facilitating family development by fostering trusting relationships with parents and caregivers and by adopting the Strengths-Based Family Worker approach to addressing family needs;  contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of services for families, including maintaining accurate records and data collection; using a tracking and reporting system (such as Child Plus) for family partnership agreements, family contacts, and follow-up services; making scheduled home visits to all assigned families; performing all other job-related tasks as requested by supervisors.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: minimum of a CDA and/or an associate’s degree (in a child development, human-services, or a related field); experience working with parents and caregivers in parenting programs; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; skill in the use of computer technology including Microsoft Office; proficiency in oral and written communications; ability to organize time and to maintain accurate records; and, sensitivity to the needs of low-income populations and the ability to understand and address positively the conditions of poverty.

Please submit cover letter and resume’ to: MACAAAttn:  Jo Nell Chance, Human Resources Director, 1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA22901 or jchance@macaa.org.


Head STart Substitute Teachers

Part-time, no benefits, $10.67/hr

Application deadline: Ongoing

Do you love working with children?  Want to make a difference in the lives of children in our local community?

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten program created in 1965.  It isgeared toward children and families that will benefit from  a “head start” and prepare them for school.  MACAA Head Start houses programs in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle and Charlottesville. 

We are currently accepting applications for our classrooms in Albemarle and Charlottesville for the 2017-2018 school year.  Interviews will be held in June, with a start date in early August. 

Our Head Start program follows the school calendar and provides paid leave for school holidays, and snow days, in addition to personal and sick leave.  We also provide medical, dental and vision insurance.  All teaching staff will be provided with professional development throughout the year.

All of our classrooms have 2 teaching staff and up to 20 children.

Qualifications and preferred certifications are outlined below:

Candidates should have or be interested in earning their CDA *OR*  have a certificate/degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education *OR* have experience working in an early childhood or elementary classroom.

All candidates

Reliable transportation

Good attendance

Love for children

Understanding of Best Practices in early childhood education or a strong willingness to learn

Creativity

Able to work well in a team-teaching environment

Be able to pass criminal background checks, TB test and physical

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance at jchance@macaa.org.

 

 

MACAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.