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Career Opportunities

Child Development Teacher (Parent Child) (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children.
MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree program where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Director of Human Resources (AVANCE)

The Director of Human Resources originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes safety, excellence, caring, goal-attainment and retention.  Responsible for the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  Supervises two human resources employees in an organization with approximately 400 staff.

Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources. Strong generalist background in human resources with specific experience in employee relations, employment law, training and development, performance management systems, human resource planning, compensation, benefits and human resource information systems.

Required Education: BA or BBA in Human Resources, Business Organization Development, or related area from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education: PHR/SPHR Certification

Employment type: F/T

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison (AVANCE)

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant and Board Liaison will provide executive support to the Executive Director and administrative support to one Senior Director.  The Executive Assistant will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the Executive Director.  The Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organize and coordinate executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversee special projects.  The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working in a mid-sized, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-oriented and community-centric.  The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.  The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work in independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Experience: Strong work tenure: five years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat.

Required Education: Minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent with 5 years of related work experience in a business or nonprofit environment.

Preferred Education: BA/BS in Business Administration, Communication, or Social Sciences.

Employment type: F/T

Facilities /Transportation/ Supervisor (AVANCE)

Conducts maintenance and repair of physical structure and maintenance of grounds, which includes but is not limited to: painting, structural masonry, woodwork, furnishings, general building maintenance and general repairs such as changing light bulbs, touch up painting, installing locks etc.  Assist with the purchase and transporting of foods and supplies for home and center base services.  Ensure that equipment, furniture and play structures are in good condition and make repairs as needed.  Check facilities and out door play areas regularly for damage or other conditions that present hazards to children.

Experience: Minnimum of six months experience.

Required Education: High school graduate and some college course work.

Preferred Education: High School Diploma plus training and certifications in appropriate areas of facility maintenance and special drivers training and road safety.

Employment type: Full time

Bus Driver (Expansion) (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for  transporting families to and from home to Avance centers, and special events.  Periodically will involve extended working hours, including evenings and weekends.

Experience: Previous experience in childcare transportation, Care Safety Training, Van Driver Training

Required Education: High School (proof) or GED & Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Preferred Education: N/A

Employment type: F/T

Bus Monitor/Floater (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing childcare services for children and monitoring and ensuring the safety of the children while onboard the bus, exiting the bus and to their destination point.  The Teacher Assistant is responsible for providing children with a safe learning environment and providing them with child development instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, Center Director and Education Coordinator.

Experience: Required: One year working with children in a licensed child care facility. Preferred: Two years working with children ages 3-5.

Required Education: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

Preferred Education: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children.
MUST submit transcript with application.


Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree program where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher TX WG (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized  knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children. MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Cook (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing nutritious meals and snacks to enrolled children  and who attend special events. This service must provide opportunities for the development of positive attitudes toward healthy foods; for decision-making, sharing, communicating with others; and for the development of muscle control and eye-hand coordination. The food provided should also emphasize appropriate eating patterns and mealtime behavior when children observe adult behavior at family style meals.

Experience: Required: One year experience in commercial kitchen or in a public school cafeteria as a cook. Preferred: Three plus years in commercial kitchen or in a public school cafeteria as a cook.

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED; Must have a Food Handler Certificate.

Preferred Education: Post secondary courses in related field; must have a Food Handler Certificate.

Employment type: F/T

Home Educator (San Antonio) (Early Head Start)

The Home Educator works with parents to strengthen the family's knowledge of child development, including assisting parents to understand how children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child education activities with the parents which meet the child's intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs. The Home Educator role is that of a resource for parents and a facilitator for learning in a home-based program. 

Experience: Six months working experience with high-at-risk families in the target or similar area.Preferred: Some experience working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelors Degree in a related field with at least 18 hours of early childhood development completed.

Preferred Education: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Bus Monitor/Teacher Floater (Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing childcare services for children and monitoring and ensuring the safety of the children while on board the bus, exiting the bus and to their destination point. The bus monitor/teacher floater  is responsible for providing children with a safe learning environment and providing them with child development instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, Center Director, and Education Coordinator.

Experience: Required: One year working with children in a licensed child care facility. Preferred: Two years working with children ages 3-5

Required Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

Preferred Education: NA

Employment type: F/T

Family Support Worker (San Antonio) (Head Start)

This position is responsible for Case Management services through referral, advocacy, and brokering.  Services will be provided to families in compliance with the underlying principals and goals of AVANCE policy, and Head Start Performance Standards, federal, state, and local regulations.


Experience: Required:1 year working experience with high risk families, and familiar with case management systems.

Required Education: Associates in Social Work or related field

Preferred Education: Associates in Social Work or related field

Employment type: F/T

Lead Teacher Assistant II (Head Start)

The Lead Teacher Assistant II will be assigned to a specific classroom and  is responsible for providing children a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the child’s cognitive, social/emotional, health and physical development through effective delivery of instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, and in accordance with the Head Start performance Standards and Federal, State, and Local regulations.
MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: (Preferred) One year working in a licensed child care facility.

Required Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with at least 18 hours of early childhood education completed

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Employment type: F/T

Teacher Floater (Head Start)

Respects and promotes the unique identity of each parent and child and refrain from stereotyping on a basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion or disability, follows program confidentiality policies concerning information about parents, children, and other staff members.  Knows each child's capabilities and modes of learning, to assist with individually appropriate activities in the classroom.  Promotes feelings of security and trust in the children by being warm supportive and comforting. This position requires the ability to visually and audibly monitor children, bend, lift, stoop, sit on the floor and pull in variable directions when working with children and equipment.

Experience: Two years working in a licensed child care facility.

Required Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of 18 hours in Early Childhood Development Education.

Preferred Education: Two years working in a Head Start Program.

Employment type: F/T

Family Development Worker (Uvalde) (HS Wintergarden)

This position is responsible for Case Management services through referral, advocacy, and brokering.  Services will be provided to families in compliance with the underlying principals and goals of AVANCE policy, and Head Start Performance Standards, federal, state, and local regulations.

Experience: Required:1 year working experience with high risk families, and familiar with case management systems.

Required Education: Associates in Social Work or related field

Preferred Education: Bachelors in Social Work with Certification

Employment type: F/T

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