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  

Head Start Teacher                                                                                         Job Code- HST

Possesses at least a job-related bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree and a substantial amount of content-related coursework; has primary responsibility for classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, supervising children; conducts parent/teacher conferences; supervises classroom volunteers; may also supervise teacher assistant.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or in a related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education. Experience:

Experience with working with young children in an Educational Capacity.  


Healthy Marriage Facilitator                                                                    Job Code-HMF

The Healthy Marriages Facilitator will provide couples, both single and married, with marriage/relationship education and support group services; ensure that individual’s needs are being met; and empower couples to formulate and maintain healthy relationships.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in, Social Work, Humanities, or other related field.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing and/or administering public or non-profit programs and services for children and families or other community services, including supervision of subordinates.  


EHS Health Aide                                                                                     Job Code- EHSHA

Assist 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 services for the AVANCE–Houston Early Head Start Program.

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: One year of experience in community public health Services


Program Assistant-Healthy Marriage                                                 Job Code-HM

The Healthy Marriages Program Assistant will provide clerical/administrative support to Assistant Director of Workforce and Family Strengthening and program staff.

Education: High School Diploma. Some college is a plus.

Experience: 2 years related work experience. Required: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

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 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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