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.


 January 2016  

Home Educator/Gold Monitor                                                                        Job Code-HEGM
This position is responsible for conducting home visits and observing the parent interaction with the child and interacting with child using the toys at AVANCE toy making class. This position assists the Parent Educator to address problems at home and provide appropriate referrals for needed services. It also coordinates with other services providers to meet the needs of the parents and children. This position may temporarily preform duties of other services of the program as needed. Other job duties include GOLD monitoring during assigned times. 
Education: High School Diploma or GED
Education: One year experience working with adults and children or in family support services environment.  
Communications Specialist                                                                              Job Code – CS
This position is responsible for writing and editing internal and external communications materials, such as news releases, website content, employee, community newsletters, and blogs. Other responsibilities will include managing social media content and interacting with followers by posting engaging content and responding to community inquiries promptly.
Education: Required Bachelor’s degree in
communications, journalism, marketing, English or a related field and Strong writing skills. Experience: 3 years of experience in the field. 
Safety Coordinator/Procurement Administrator                                           Job Code- SCPA
The Human Resources Safety Coordinator's responsibilities include to champion and promote occupational safety awareness i.e. manage worker’s compensation claims, monitor safety related functions, risk assessment and assure that safety training is being satisfactory implemented.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Management or related field.
Experience: A minimum of  3+ years’ experience handling safety as worker’s compensation claims. Five or more years of professional experience in office management for a mid-size company. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.  
Chief Collaborations Officer                                                                            Job Code -CCO
Chief Collaboration officer will be working closely with the Deputy Director and Sr. Management staff establishing comprehensive collaborations vision for family, community, and business engagement. Oversees the development, design, and implementation of short-and long-term family, community and business engagement strategies that are aligned with AVANCE –Houston strategic collaboration plans. Responsible for the direct supervisor of facilities, health & safety, procurement, and MIS departments.
Education: Master’s Degree in related field.
Experience: 10 years’ experience in planning, implementing or administering education and family support programs. Prefer experience in education and parent support programs and knowledgeable of non-profit community based agencies.   
Education Specialist –Head Start                                                                  Job Code- ESHS
Responsible for training and assisting teaching staff in planning, implementing and individualizing 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 child.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field.
Experience: At least two years of classroom teaching experience in an early childhood program. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish.
Health Coordinator                                                                                               Job Code-HC
The Health Service Manager will be responsible for providing an on-going monitoring of in-house program in compliance with AVANCE policies and Head Start federal regulations and program requirements. To ensure that the basic health needs of all Head Start children are met.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a health service area, or LVN License.
Experience: Two to Three years of work experience in the delivery of medical/social services.
Program Assistant - Data Entry                                                                      Job Code-APDE
The Program Assistant/Data Entry is responsible for collecting data on an ongoing basis from participants in the new Fatherhood Program, “Fathers in Action/Padres Activos”: Assist at workshops, administer required pre-post assessments and intake forms as per grant mandates. Staff will also provide administrative assistance and support to the Fatherhood Program Coordinator and program staff.
Education: GED or High School Diploma, Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Experience: 2 years of experience in social services, data collection and data management. Work experience in related field could compensate for the education requirements.

Family Development Worker- EHS/HS                                                    Job Code- EHS-FDW

The Family Development Worker will be 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 Spanish/English Required.
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.


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: HS School Diploma or equivalent 
Experience: Associates Degree in Child Development in Infants and Toddlers (Center-Based) Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written.


Teacher (Early Head Start –Openings)                                                          Job Code EHS-T

The Teachers are 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.
Education: High school diploma or GED and CDA certification. 
Experience: Bilingual English/Spanish.


Teacher Aide Substitute (HS – various locations)                                    Job Code TAS-HS

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.
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Experience: 6 months to 1 year experience in a licensed childcare facility or working with young children. Head Start experience is a plus. CDA preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish, college hours in Education or related field, and AVANCE graduate.



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

ATTN: HR @ Fax-713-812-1473 or EMAIL

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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