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  

Manager, Parent –Child Education Program                           Job Code-MPCEP

 This position is responsible for assisting the Sr. Director in the direct supervision of the Parent-Child Education Program. This includes supervising staff, monitoring, preparing reports and ensuring successful implementation of the programs at all locations it is offered. The candidate will be prepared to address parents’concerns and help provide resources and referrals as needed. The candidate will serve as parent educator when needed, by providing interactive lessons using AVANCE signature curriculum.

Education:Bachelors Degree in Education, Human Behavior, Social Services, Psychology or related field.

Experience:3+years of experience working with parents and young children, and supervising staff. Required:Bilingual in Spanish and English.


Family Development Worker – Fathers in Action                      Job Code- FDW-FIA

This position is responsible for serving as a link between participants and community services. The Family Development Worker is also responsible for providing participants with comprehensive case management (including family development and adult education services) through the development and implementation of a family partnership agreement that describes family goals, responsibilities, timetables, and strategies for achieving these goals as well as progress in archiving them. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the participants that will in turn promote their child’s overall growth and development.

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

Experience: 2 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing and or/administering public or non-profit programs and services for families or other community services. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish



Head Start Teacher                                                                                      Job Code-HST

The Head Start teacher will be responsible for possessing 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 Education Capacity.


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

The Instruction Support Aide will be 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 will be 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

The Teacher will be 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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