Current Openings

  • Marketing & Communications Intern (Project Discovery)

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant Teacher

  • Head Start Substitute Teacher

  • MACAA Board of Directors Member


Marketing & Communications Intern

Description: Project Discovery seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for a community based nonprofit organization.

Project Discovery is a college access program for low-income and first-generation students, grades 9-12, at Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson County high schools. Project Discovery promotes academic achievement as a means of propelling families out of poverty by helping students prepare for and pursue a college education.

Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain Project Discovery’s social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates

  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly communications

  • Update and maintain Project Discovery Alumni database

  • Draft news releases, media alerts, and other stories

  • Designing flyers, graphics, e-vites, and other marketing material for events hosted by Project Discovery  

  • Organize and attend Project Discovery Advisory Board meetings; including preparing agendas and taking minutes

Qualifications:

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)

  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • An effective communicator, both written and oral

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with Project Discovery participants, Alumni and current, and community contacts

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, and multi-task

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Project Discovery and the families we serve

Hours:

  • 8 – 12 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office.

Start Date:

  • Position open until filled, requires 3 – 6 month commitment.

Compensation:

  • This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

To Apply:


HEAD START Teacher/ASSISTANT TEACHER

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.

Benefits:

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 jchance@macaa.org


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

Creativity

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 jchance@macaa.org.


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.