Careers

AVANCE is dedicated to strengthening families and building stronger communities. We are looking for individuals who are committed to our mission. "Unlocking America's Potential" and who have a passion for family education services. AVANCE employees make a difference in the lives of many families, earn competitive pay and are eligible for the following benefits: health and dental care, life insurance, retirement, disability, vacation, sick leave, and more. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the open positions.

 

Job Openings for July 2015  


Sr. Director of Human Resources: Job Code – SDOHR

This position is responsible for managing the full scope of human resources matters on a day-to-day basis. This will involve development of overall strategies, near –and long-term planning, trainings, compensation, benefits, and recruitment.

This person will be responsible for undertaking the task of introducing the appropriate level of human resource disciplines while maintaining and enchanting the creative process and team-oriented approach that characterizes the organization.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Psychology, Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, or Human Resources from accredited University.

Preferred: Human Resource Certification,-PHR, SPHR Experience: 15 plus years of HR experience needed. 10 years’ plus experience in investigating and resolving employee relations issues and organizational development problems and initiatives. Strong experience in communicating and negotiating with senior Management. Strong generalist background in human resources with specific experience in training and development, human resource planning, compensation, benefits and human resource information system and leading or managing a team. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

Graphic Design and Website Specialist: Job Code – GDAWS

This position designs high quality, creative and innovative visuals including but not limited to brochures, flyers, annual reports, newsletter and banners for print and digital promotions. Manages and updates website content using Drupal CMS. Provides support in the coordination of the alumni program.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, web design, marketing or related field. 2+ years of full time experience as graphic designer. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must present a portfolio that coveys creative talent in graphic design. Bilingual – English/Spanish is a plus. 

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Sr.Director of Donor Relations Job Code-SDODR

This position establishes relationships with donors and donor resources that can generate voluntary and in-kind support for AVANCE programs. It is in charge of maximizing financial gifts by seeking private contributions in order to increase the margin of excellence of its educational programs. It provides guidance in establishing and implementing a wide range of advancement policies and practices to grow and cultivate the number of individual donors, contributing members, corporations, and foundations. The department is responsible for integrating the activities of volunteer organizations and other leadership groups and aligning them with the AVANCE mission and program priorities and in particular the Parent Child Education Program. The Department is committed to offering exceptional fundraising services to meet the needs of and grow the organization, knowledge, and counsel to donors, prospective donors, and the leadership of the agency.

Education: BA in social sciences, arts, science, humanities and business administrations. Master’s Degree preferred in any of the fields mention above. Certification in Fund Raising is a plus. Experience: 5-10 Years of experience in fundraising, with a track record of administering successful campaigns setting and meeting goals and cultivating individual contributors. Analytical skills are important for this position.  Bilingual Preferred English/Spanish

 

Workforce Services Manager Job Code- WSM

This position is responsible for the program administration and implementation. It develops employment opportunities for the Head Start parents, Adult Education and Healthy Marriage participants. The position builds relationships with employers, colleges and skill training organizations and job training agencies. Assists program participants with resume writing, job search techniques and interviewing skills. Conducts job market research, lines up appropriate trainings or develops in-house training programs. This position directs the record keeping that documents placement rates and improved wages. Work Experience: Minimum two years of experience working in workforce programs as a coordinator, employment counselor, employment coach, or related field.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field. Workforce Development Professional Training Level I and II. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.

 

Education Specialist   Job Code-ES

This position is responsible for training and assisting teaching staff in planning, implementing and individuating the educational program, assessing children’s outcomes in attending educational and developmental goals, and modifying the curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of each individual child.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field and coursework equivalent to a major (24 college credits) relating to Early Childhood Education. Experience: At least two years of classroom teaching experience.

 

Intervention Support Associate Job Code-ISA

This position is responsible for providing support, information and referrals to Head Start parents and staff through consultation regarding: children’s atypical behavior and/or development; appropriate techniques and methods for responding to and guiding earl childhood development or behavior to facilitate a timely & effective response to children’s suspected and/or identified needs.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work or a related field. Experience: One year experience in early childhood development, special education, or social services to children and families.

 

Family Development Worker Job Code-FDWHM

This position is responsible for providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services though the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field. Experience: 2 yrs. minimum. Must be bilingual English/Spanish. 

 

Family Development Worker- EHS Job Code- EHS-FDW

This position is responsible for providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development. This position will require you to work evenings and weekends as needed. Bi-lingual Preferred. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Certified.) Work Experience: One (1) year.

 

Family Development Worker- HS  Job Code- HS-FDW

This position is responsible for providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development. This position will require you to work evenings and weekends as needed. Bilingual Preferred. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Certified.) Work Experience: One (1) year.

 

Parent Educator Job Code- CD-PE

This position is responsible for empowering parents to support the educational growth of their children. Work in a family-centered program and center your duties on the needs of the family. Education:

Bachelors’ Degree. Work Experience: 2 years working in educational, social services or family literacy setting, working with parents and young children, and working with families with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Biligual preferred.

 

Wellness Health Technician   Job Code-WHT

This position is responsible for assisting the Health Specialist and the Family Development Worker in the planning and implementation of health services, as well as establishing mutually respective partnerships with families and providing support services for the AVANCE-Houston Head Start Program participants. Education: High School Diploma or GED and current Certified Nurse’s Aides, Health Care Assistant or Certificate in Nursing. Experience: One year experience in providing health related services.

 

Program Aide Job Code-EHS-PA

This postion is responsible for providing support to the Teacher, Center Administrator, program staff, and assist in the delivery of services to ensure a safe and healthy environment for infants, toddlers, and two’s at all times. The program Aide is responsible for assisting the Teacher in developing and implementing a program of activities that promotes the social, emotional and physical development of each child enrolled in a group in accordance with Head Start Performance, Texas Child Care Minimum Standards and NAEYC Standards. Education: Required High School Diploma or GED. Experience: Required 6 Month work experience with Infants and Toddlers. Preferred: 1 Year related work experience with Infants and Toddlers.   

 

Early Childhood Educator    Job Code- ECE

This position is responsible for providing a safe, educationally stimulating and nurturing environment for children at the AVANCE service site and teaching developmentally appropriate concepts and skills to young children. Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent, or must be able to complete Child Care Associate Certification within one (1) year from hire date. Experience: Six (6) months to a year (1) of Infant and Toddler practicum/daycare. Bilingual English/Spanish.

 

Teacher (Early Head Start ) Starting Salary: $9.00  Job Code EHS-T

This position is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the child’s cognitive, social / emotional, health and physical development.  Develop individualized developmental and educational goals for each child. Assess each child’s outcomes to monitor developmental progress, and use various teaching strategies with an emphasis on language and literacy skills to meet the needs of each individual child. Required:  High school diploma or GED and CDA certification. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish.

 

Teacher Aide Substitute (Head Start – various locations)

This position is responsible for assisting the program teachers with all aspects of the program, including intake, filing, organizing and maintaining participants’ files.  It is also responsible for assisting teachers in providing children with a safe learning environment that includes children with disabilities, to meet their differing abilities, developmental levels and approaches to learning.  Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent,1-2 years of experience, and CDA in pre-school.  Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish, college hours in Education or related field, and AVANCE graduate.
   

EHS Home Visitor   Job Code-EHS-HV

This position is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and providing guidance to home based Early Childhood Case Management ensuring quality and quantity Early Childhood Services to infants and toddlers, pregnant women and their families enrolled in the AVANCE-Early Head Start Program. Education: High School Diploma with CDA in Infant and Toddler or able to complete CDA within (1) one year from date of hire. Preferred: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education (0-3 years) and AVANCE (9) nine months parenting program graduate. Experience: Must have experience working with Infants and Toddlers. Preferred: Experience in home based early childhood services. Must be bilingual English/Spanish.

 

EHS-Instruction Support Aide  Job Code EHS-ISA

This position is responsible for providing a safe, educationally stimulating and nurturing environment for children at the AVANCE Early Head Start (EHS) service sites. Preferred: at least 6 months experience working in an infant and toddler setting .EDUCATION:  Required:  HS School Diploma or equivalent Preferred: Associates Degree in Child Development in Infants and Toddlers (Center-Based) Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written.  Bilingual -English/ Spanish.

 

Mobile Facilities Maintenance Technician  Job Code- HS-TMAIN

This position is responsible for Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the structure, equipment, building systems, and grounds of all AVANCE facilities to provide a safe, clean, and productive learning environment for students and the building occupants. Education: High School Diploma or GED. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience performing general building maintenance on HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

 

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

To apply, please send your resume and a copy of your transcripts to:

ATTN: HR @ Fax-713-812-1473 or EMAIL hrhouston@avancehouston.org

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Due to the volume of interest, we cannot respond to every resume and we are unable to provide ongoing status. You will only be contacted if you are determined to be one of the most qualified candidates for the position(s) based on your skills and experience.

Positions open until filled. Must have valid driver’s license and pass background check, physical and drug screen. EEO

All Positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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