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 March 2014


 
Sr. Director of Fund Development, Marketing & Communications
Job Code - SR.DFDMC
Assures that AVANCE’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development, marketing, communication and vice versa.  Leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy, fund development, marketing and communication strategies within the organization. Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors, and contributions to support the organization. Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to volunteer and donor management, research and grant cultivation, gift processing and recognition, marketing and communication. Maintains   accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. Minimum of 7 years’ experience maintaining external relations with other organizations and collaborative partners in the development and marketing fields.  Must also demonstrate experience in nonprofit development; capital campaigns, fundraising, grant writing, cause marketing, short and long-term planning, evaluation, financial management, grant cultivation, oral and written communication skills, organizational behavior, and governance. Knowledge and experience in the following areas:  the nature and dimension of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising  techniques, grant writing, face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing special events, donor data bases, fundraising reporting systems, etc. EDUCATION Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Development or related field.  Membership in a professional fundraising association and a certification in fundraising, the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional) are preferred.  5 years of successful experience in development and marketing fields. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, resume and salary history to lflores@avancehouston.org. As part of your application, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire and submit writing samples.  Inquiries and nominations may be directed to The Search Committee at lflores@avancehouston.org.

Deadline for applications is April 26, 2014. Must have valid driver’s license and pass background check, physical & drug screen.  AVANCE-Houston, Inc. is an EEO employer.

 
Accounting Specialist                                                                                                             
Job Code –ACC-S
This position is responsible assisting the Senior Director of Finance when necessary and is responsible for the process of the electronic requisition and purchase orders. Assist with accounting entries and budgeting transactions into the automated system. Assist with special projects and clerical assistances. Required:  Two years’ experience as a bookkeeper or related field. Preferred: Three or more years working with account payable, purchase order, electronic requisition in a non-profit organization. EDUCATION:  Required:  High School Diploma with six or more hours of related college course works. Preferred: BA Degree in Accounting or related field.
 

Associate Intervention Support                                                                                       
Job Code- AIS
Provide 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 & effective response to children’s suspected and/or identified needs. Required: One year experience in early childhood development, special education or social services to children and families. Preferred: Two years’ experience in providing mental health/health, disability services or social services to children and families. Bilingual English/Spanish.

Nutrition Associate.                                                                                                                          
Job Code- NA
Provide 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. Experience 2 years in an environment that caters to children nutrition. Education: Associate’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field (A Bachelor’s Degree can be substituted for one year of experience.
 
EHS Health Aide                                                                                                                                         
Job Code EHS HA
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 Required:  One year of experience in community public health services Preferred: Previous AVANCE participation EDUCATION:  Required:  High School Diploma or GED and Health Aide Certification Preferred: AVANCE Graduate, Hearing and Vision Screening Certification, First Aide Certification. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written
 
EHS Program Aide                                                                                                                                            
Job Code EHS-PA
This position is responsible for providing services for children 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. EDUCATION: Required: HS Diploma or GED CDA preferred Good presentation and communication skill, Bilingual with excellent written and oral skills.
 
Center Administrator                                                                                                                                  
Job Code CAHS
This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of the AVANCE Head Start (HS) Program and support services at the designated center. 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 EDUCATION:  Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education, Social Work or related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education and Management/Supervision
Certificate.
 
EHS Home Visitor Salary $9.57 w/CDA $10.52                                                                                         
Job Code EHS HV
This position is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and providing guidance to home base
Early Childhood Case Management ensuring quality and quantity of Early Childhood Services to infants and toddlers, pregnant women and their families enrolled in the AVANCE – Early Head Start Program.
-. Required: Experience in home based early childhood services
 Preferred: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (0-3) and
 AVANCE (9) months parenting program. Bilingual: English / Spanish Preferred.

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.

    

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

www.avancehouston.org


Employee Corner                                       

Employee Email

Employee Helpdesk