Current Openings

  • Human Resources Coordinator

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant Teacher

  • Head Start Substitute Teacher

  • MACAA Board of Directors Member

human resources coordinator

Salary Range:  $40,000-$45,000/year

Schedule:  30 hours per week

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) is currently accepting resumes for the position of Human Resource Coordinator.  The Human Resource Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of human resource management for the Agency, including employment, employee relations, wage and salary administration, safety and health, benefits, and employee services.   

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Coordinates the recruitment and selection process for prospective employees;

  • Develops orientation for new employees, to include but not limited to the use of related technology, systems, and data collection resources, risk management, etc.;

  • Advises management on placement activities (transfer, promotion, demotion, lay off, and/or termination of employees);

  • Identifies future personnel needs and shares this information with the management;

  • Manages the performance evaluation process by coordinating annual performance reviews and ensuring their completion;

  • Analyzes employee compensation and makes appropriate recommendations to the Executive Director;

  • Oversees employee relations for the Agency;

  • Maintains and interprets the personnel manual for all employees;

  • Maintains up-to-date employee records, ensuring all requirements of the Office of Head Start and Virginia Department of Social Services Licensing Standards are met;

  • Administers the employee exit interview process;

  • Monitors the Agency’s equal employment opportunities (EEO) plan and advises the Executive Director regarding EEOC complaints;

  • Remains current on trends in human resource management by attending seminars and conferences, networking, and conducting research, as needed, to inform best practices within the Agency;

  • Serves as staff for the board’s personnel committee;

  • Continuously monitors and recommends new or revised policies or practices in all areas of human resource management;

  • Provides appropriate communications and promotes employee understanding of programs, policies, and procedures;

  • Leads efforts to cultivate a healthy work environment and organizational culture that promotes the Agency’s goals and values;

  • Ensures compliance with various governmental laws and regulations covering the areas of employee relations, OSHA, EEO, safety, employment, wage and hour, workers’ compensation, etc.; and,

  • Contributes to organizational efforts to address poverty issues, social change, and dismantling racism involving program design, staff structure, external and internal Agency coordination, and internal policy development.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Related Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in human resources, business administration, or a related field.

  • At least three years’ experience in human resources or previous work experience that demonstrates the individual’s ability to be effective as a human resource professional.

 To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to MACAA, Sarah Hanks, Executive Director, 1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or will be reviewed as they are received; this posting will close on Friday, November 8, 2019.


MACAA Head Start is currently accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are seeking qualified Teachers and Assistant Teachers.

We have classrooms in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Albemarle counties, and follow the school calendar.  All of our classrooms have a teacher and an assistant teacher that work together as a collaborative team to provide a high quality educational experience for all children. 

Education Qualifications:

Teachers:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work, or similar (transcripts and/or copy of diploma are required)

Assistant Teachers:  CDA, Certificate in Child Development or AA in Education preferred.  Candidates with experience in child care will be considered.  CDA will be required within 2 years of hire (FREE).

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching children in a group setting (school, child care, camp)

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Commitment to learning and using best practices

  • Ability to adhere to Head Start Program Performance Standards and VA DSS Licensing Standards

  • Experience with dual language learners, special education, or at risk populations is a PLUS

  • Strong preference for bilingual candidates

  • Ability to pass background checks and fingerprinting

  • Strong attendance record

  • First Aid/ CPR and MAT certifications is a PLUS

Complete job descriptions are available here for Teacher and Assistant Teacher positions.


We offer ongoing professional development training.   Health, dental and vision insurance are available to all employees.  All employees receive paid personal and sick days, paid holidays (includes two weeks for winter holidays and a week of spring break) and paid inclement weather days.  Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and references to

Head STart Substitute Teacher

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 is geared toward children and families that will benefit from  a “head start,” and it prepares them for school.  MACAA Head Start houses programs in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle, and Charlottesville. 

We are currently accepting applications for substitute teachers in all of our classrooms.  Interviews are held all year long.  

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

All candidates must have the following

Reliable transportation

Good attendance

Love for children

Understanding of best practices in early childhood education or a strong willingness to learn


Ability to work well in a team-teaching environment

Ability to pass criminal background checks, TB test, and physical

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance, at

MAcaa board of directors member

As our region's Community Action Agency, MACAA uses a 15-member, tripartite board to promote the participation of the entire community in the reduction or elimination of poverty in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Nelson, and Louisa. MACAA's board includes citizens designated by local governments, private-sector representatives, and low-income residents to assess local needs and address the causes and conditions of poverty.

MACAA assists low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge to achieve economic self-sufficiency. MACAA currently operates Head Start, Hope House, Project Discovery, and Rural Outreach programs. Monies to support the programs are received from federal, local, foundation, and private donations.

The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MACAA's central office in Charlottesville. Board members are expected to attend both the monthly board meetings plus at least one committee meeting  per month, which, in addition to the monthly board meeting, requires the contribution of several hours of volunteer time per month.

If you are interested in applying for a position on our board, please download the application here and return the completed form to our office at 1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


MACAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.