Current Openings

  • Head Start Family and Community Engagement and Health Manager
  • Head Start Substitute Teachers
  • MACAA Board of Directors Board Member

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

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 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.