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OrganizationMonticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 16, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$35-40,000


The Health & Nutrition Coordinator supports the safety, health, and wellbeing of children enrolled in MACAA’s Head Start program. Primary responsibilities of the position include

  • Ensuring each child receives preventive health care including annual physical and dental examinations, screenings, and up-to-date immunizations;
  • Coordinating or providing vision, hearing, and nutrition screenings for Head Start children;

  • Providing child, parent, and staff education in health, safety, and nutrition practices;

  • Monitoring the implementation of state and federal health, nutrition and safety requirements described in Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Licensing childcare standards;

  • Overseeing all aspects of administration and monitoring of USDA/CACFP;

  • Supervising the Nutrition Assistant;

  • Managing a health and nutrition services budget; and,

  • Maintaining detailed records and documentation.


This position currently involves approximately 80% remote work (teleworking or work from home) and 20% in-office work. Local candidates only. Reliable home internet service is required to apply.

Skills Required

  • BA/BS in Health, Public Health, Food and Nutrition, Nursing or related field required.

  • 2 years’ experience in nutrition or public health delivery/coordination of services for children 0-6 years of age.

  • 1 year of relevant work experience in a childcare/school setting, clinic, hospital, or a public health department is preferred.

  • 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and as an effective member of a team.

  • Bi-lingual, with oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish is highly preferred. Other language competencies are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Info

  • Must provide a current physical/TB test and pass background screenings including criminal, sex offender, and child protective services.

  • Must obtain and maintain certifications in Medication Administration Training (MAT), ServSafe, and First Aid/CPR for infants and children.

  • Become a certified First Aid/CPR Instructor within the first year of employment.

  • Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Must have reliable home internet.

  • Must be willing to adjust work schedule as needed.

  • Physical activity of this position – ascending and descending stairs, ramps, and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting; use of fingers for picking, pinching, grasping, and typing; repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual acuity requirements – visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

  • Conditions subject to in this position – not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

About Head Start at MACAA

Head Start is a national, comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten program created in 1965. At MACAA, our Head Start program serves families in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Albemarle counties and the city of Charlottesville. Our children participate in a wide range of educational activities designed to enhance school readiness.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Austyn Monday, HR & Communications Coordinator at Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Immediate availability is required.

MACAA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. 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 origin or ancestry, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process, please send us a message at or call (434) 987-2236 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.