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 May 2015


Sr.Director of Donor Relations                                                                                                    
Job Code-SDODR
The mission of the Development Department is to articulate the critical role of AVANCE-Houston Inc. In parent engagement and early childhood education, establish relationships with donors and donor resources that can generate voluntary and in-kind support for AVANCE programs. The office is charged with 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

Nutrition Technician       
Job Code-NT
The Nutrition Tech works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning & Compliance. This position is responsible for the administration of AVANCE’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
contract, including implementing systems for CACFP operations and procedures, preparing contract renewals and amendments, assisting in conducting monitoring visits of the Head Start/Early Head Start centers, assisting cooks with food orders, conducting research, analyzing data, and preparing reports. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Business Administration or Business and Office Training Program at junior college level. Experience: 1-3 years working in a social service agency as a casa manager, nutritionist, research assistant, or executive assistant; must be well versed in preparing business correspondence, and have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications. Bilingual Preferred English/Spanish.    

Program Aide
Job Code-EHS-PA
The duties and responsibilities will be carried out to provide 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.   

Family Development Worker
Job Code-FDWHM
The Family Development Worker will be 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. 

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.

Mobile Facilities Maintenance Technician                                                                                             
Job Code- HS-TMAIN
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. Workforce Development Professional Training Level I and II. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.

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.
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 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

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