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.

 

AVANCE-Houston's Job Openings for September 2014


Adult Education Program Assistant
Job Code- HS-AEPA
The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Adult Education program administrator, staff and participants in the areas of supervision and program related issues. Education Required: High school Diploma/GED. Preferred: Associates Degree in Education or any related field. Experience Required: 2 years of related work experience. Preferred: 4 years of related work experience. Bilingual Required.

Center Administrator
Job Code- HS-AC
This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Avance Head Start (HS) Program and support services at the designated center. Education: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education, Social Work or related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education and Management/Supervision Certificate. Experience Required: Two (2) years experience in management or supervision in NPO setting, which serves the target population. Preferred: Four (4) years experience within the Avance system or four (4) years management or supervision, working with high-risk children and families

Nutrition Associate                                                                                                                                        
Job Code- HS-NA
This position provides support, information and referrals to Head Start parents and staff through consultation regarding: children’s nutrition and health. Provide guidance to parents on appropriate techniques and methods for responding to children with food allergies and/or other special nutritional concerns, including: anemia, underweight, overweight or under-height. Provide training to staff on Head Start and USDA requirements. Education: Associate’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition or related field. Experience: At least 2 years in an environment that caters to child nutrition. A Bachelor’s degree can be substituted for one year of experience.

Mobile Facilities Maintenance Technician                                                                          
Job Code-HS-MFMT
This position is 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/GED. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience performing general building maintenance on HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.

Intervention Support Associate                                                                                                                
Job Code- ISA
This position provides 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 early childhood development or behavior to facilitate a timely and effective response to children’s suspected and/or identified needs. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work or a related field. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field. Experience: One year experience in early childhood development, special education or social services to children and families. Preferred: 2 years experience in providing mental health/health, disability services or social services to children and families.

Family Development Worker- EHS                                                                                          
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 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
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 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.

Special Events & Marketing Coordinator                                                                                                
Job Code-SEMC
This position is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Development Marketing & Communications in the day to day functions of managing the department. The Special Events &Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for managing, planning and execution of special events and the Corporate Volunteer Program including logistical and creative support for special event planning and execution and support for major gift correspondence. The candidate must be comfortable independently managing some writing assignments, including pledge letters, grant proposals, stewardship reports and visit reports. Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field required. Experience: 4 years of experience in marketing and handling special events.

EHS Education Coordinator                                                                                                          
Job Code- EHS-COED
This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the early childhood education and development services provided in AVANCE’s Early Head Start Program to ensure compliance with the underlying principles and goals of AVANCE, Head Start Performance Standards, program goals and objectives, and the need of the community. Provide guidance, training, mentoring, and support to assigned staff and monitor the quality of early childhood education and development services that are provided to infants and toddlers, pregnant women, and their families. Education: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Preferred: Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Work Experience: Four (4) years experience in early childhood education and development services. Work experience may be substituted by advanced training in Early Childhood Development or related fields. Preferred: Four (4) years experience in a home-based early childhood program serving infants and toddlers, or supervising and managing early childhood education and development programs for infants and toddlers.
 

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.

Early Childhood Educational Aid                                                                                                                               
Job Code- ECEA
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/GED and CDA, or able to complete CDA within 1 year. Work Experience: 6 months – 1 year in early childhood setting. Bilingual preferred.

Workforce Services Manager                                                                                                                     
Job Code- WSM
This position 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 experience working in workforce programs as a coordinator, employment counselor, employment coach, or related field. Education: B.A. in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field. Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field. Bilingual is a plus.

Director of Human Resources                                                                                                         
Job Code- DAC-DRHR
This position is responsible for deal with the full scope of human resource matter on a day-to-day basis. This will involve development of overall strategies, near-and long-term planning, training, 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 enhancing the creative process and team-orientated approach that categorizes the organization. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Psychology, Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, or Human Resources from an accredited University. Work Experience: 8 years of HR experience, 8 years experience in investigating and resolving employee relations issues and organizational development problems and initiatives, 8 years experience in communicating and negotiating with senior management, 5 year experience in leading or managing a team, strong generalist background in human resources with specific experience in training and development, human resource planning, compensation, benefits and human resource information system. Preferred: Human Resource Certification (PHR, SPHR), Bi-lingual is a plus, Experience with non-profits or community services agencies

ESL Instructor                                                                                                                                                    
Job Code-ESL-INS
Responsible for providing quality instruction to adult learners, integrating meaningful classroom activities and valuable experience that facilitate student’s learning goals and workforce skills. Supports AVANCE adult education initiatives by assuring hat students are making levels and gains. Assists the Adult Education Lead Teacher with: recruitment and enrollment, program evaluation and reports as needed. Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Work Experience: Must have at least 1-2 years of experience in teaching Adult learners or related fields.  Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish.

EHS Health Aide – Home Based                                                                                                                 
Job Code-EHS-AH
This position is responsible for helping families access needed health services by setting up appointments, providing transportation, language translation, assisting with the purchase of prescriptions, and helping families understand instructions from the doctor and pharmacist. Experience: Previous AVANCE participation, experience in community public health services. Education: High School Diploma/GED and some college course work. Preferred: AVANCE Graduate, First Aide Certification, CDA in Infants and Toddler or able to complete CDA with (1) year from date of hire. Bilingual Preferred.

Cook

Job Code HSC
This position is responsible for providing nutritious meals and snacks for HS participants and for special program events. Required:  One (1) year in commercial kitchen EDUCATION:  Required:  High School Diploma or GED, Preferred: Avance Graduate

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.
 
Teacher Aide      (HS- Various Locations) Starting Salary: $8.00                                  
Job Code HS TA
The Teacher Aides are responsible for providing childcare services for children of the Head Start enrolled in the Head Start  Program. The Teacher Aide is responsible for providing children with a safe learning environment and providing them with child development instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, Center Administrator, and Curriculum Facilitator.  
Required: High School Diploma and CDA.  Preferred: One year working in a licensed child care facility.
 
Bilingual -English/ Spanish.
Teacher (Early Head Start –Openings) Starting Salary: $9.00                         
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. Required:  High school diploma or GED and CDA certification. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish.
 
Teacher (HS, Various locations) Starting Salary: $19.00                              
Job Code HS T
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: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or in a related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education.  Experience with working with young children in an educational capacity.  Bilingual English/Spanish.  Preferred:  Two years working in a licensed child care facility.  Head Start experience plus
 
Teacher Aide Substitute (HS – various locations) Salary: $8.00                  
 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.  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.
   

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

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

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

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