Current Openings

  • Senior Program Director
  • Head Start Family Engagement & Health Manager
  • Head Start Substitute Teachers
  • MACAA Board of Directors Board Member

Senior Program Director

Full time, with benefits, $50,000 - $60,000 depending on experience

Application deadline:  February 13, 2018

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance, Human Resources Director, at


The Senior Program Director is responsible for overseeing all of the Agency’s programs with the exception of Head Start (which is the responsibility of the Head Start Director). In addition, he/she prepares all grant proposals (with the exception of the Head Start grant) and produces all required reports to funders. The Senior Program Director is a member of the Senior Management Team and supports and promotes the mission, vision, and values of the Agency.

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Full time, with benefits, $40,000

Application deadline:  February 15, 2018

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance, Human Resources Director, at


The Head Start Family Engagement & Health (FE&H) Manager is responsible for managing the Head Start Family and Community Engagement service area as well as the Health service area. The FE&H Manager is responsible for integrating parent and family engagement strategies into all systems and program services to support family well-being and promote children’s learning and development.

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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


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

MAcaa board of directors- board 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, Louisa, and Nelson. 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 privately-donated funds.

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 at least one committee meeting per month, which, in addition to attendance at the monthly board meeting, requires the contribution of several hours of volunteer time per month.

If interested in applying for a position on our board, please download the application HERE and return the completed form to our office.


MACAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.