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OrganizationMonticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 4, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$38,000 - $42,000
Phone(434) 295-3171


We are:

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) partners with individuals and families experiencing low income to promote economic empowerment, equitable access to healthcare and nutritional supports, and the education and development of the whole family. We serve residents in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, and Louisa counties, working alongside local leaders and community partners to leverage our collective resources and experiences and create sustainable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make our region a better place to live for everyone.


The opportunity:

MACAA is looking for an Early Head Start (EHS) Coordinator to join our Early/Head Start program’s Education team. The EHS Coordinator will lead the day-to-day operations of the EHS center-based and home-based programs and play a crucial role in creating high-quality birth to three programming. In this role, you will provide direct supervision for all EHS teaching staff and volunteers and ensure our program maintains compliance with VDSS licensing requirements for childcare centers and Head Start Program Performance Standards for EHS classrooms. You’ll monitor and analyze program data and outcomes to identify areas for improvement and determine program development goals.

Reporting to the Child Development & Education Manager and collaborating with team members in each Early/Head Start service area, you will help to strategize, manage, and implement a successful EHS program to deliver maximum value to the organization as a whole.

Job Duties

Your impact / You’ll:

  • Lead a team of EHS teachers and cultivate a positive, collaborative environment that promotes the success of teaching staff, students, and families.
  • Assist with planning, scheduling and facilitating professional development and training for your team.
  • Manage classroom monitoring for CLASS observations, curriculum fidelity, School Readiness Goals (SRGs), and ongoing compliance with VDSS licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Monitor Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) to approve quarterly checkpoints and analyze child outcomes for evidence of progress toward goal attainment.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of required data is recorded in ChildPlus by your team.
  • Coordinate with other Early/Head Start teams (service areas) to confirm completion of annual screenings, provide/collect required documentation, coordinate playground schedules, and establish daily meal schedules.

Skills Required

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related field with demonstrated coursework in early childhood development.
  • 5+ years of early childhood care and education experience, with a minimum of 1 year in a supervisory role.
  • General knowledge and understanding of VDSS licensing standards.
  • Ability to obtain certifications in First Aid and CPR for infants and children, Medication Administration Training (MAT), Infant/Toddler CLASS-Certified Observer, Teaching Strategies GOLD reliability training, and Mandated Reporter training.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.
  • Ability to provide a current physical exam/TB screening and pass background searches including criminal, sex offender, and child protective services.
  • Reliable home internet.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities.


Preferred qualifications and skills

  • Experience working with children and families facing adverse conditions (Homelessness, food instability, incarceration, foster/kinship care, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Prior experience with ChildPlus as a user or administrator.
  • Bilingual, with oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish is highly preferred. Other language competencies are also encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule

MACAA continues to monitor federal, state and local guidance and vaccination progress in the region. While this position will interview remotely, this role will be expected to be local to the Charlottesville area and work a full in-person schedule.  We have implemented guidelines and procedures at our facilities to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of our team and community, including health screenings, physical distancing, the use of face coverings, and regular sanitizing and disinfecting.

Additional Info

Why you should join us:

MACAA believes that when we work together, we’re able to create opportunities for all people to thrive, build strong, resilient communities, and ensure a more equitable society. We strive to form and cultivate teams with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives that reflect the diversity of those we serve. We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment in which each team member can be the best version of themselves. And we do our best to take care of our team. We offer a full benefits package, with competitive pay and flexible PTO for all employees, as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage options and a retirement savings plan for full-time positions. We also provide wellness perks, learning and development opportunities, and a work environment that values innovation, creativity, and exceptional client services.

We are looking for collaborative thinkers and doers to contribute to a community action agency focused on inclusivity and growth. Are you a change agent? Do you think differently? Do you want to make a positive impact in your community? If so, come join us and find out what the best work of your career could look like here at MACAA.


How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application through our career center at Internal applicants must apply through their ADP profile. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit your application by email. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Preference will be given to applications received by May 21, 2021. For questions about the application process, please contact us at (434) 987-2236.


MACAA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, or political affiliation. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process, please call (434) 987-2236 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information. TTY/TDD users please dial 866-480-8821.