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There are more than 500 individuals working as teachers, teacher assistants, substitute teachers, family services, health/nutrition aid, nurse, disabilities managers, cooks, supervisors and many more professions.

Recent Job Postings:

Associate Director, Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA): Head Start seeks an experienced senior manager to provide support and supervision to our management team and assist the Program Director in the overall program administration, leadership and strategic planning, including policies and procedures, budgeting, and staff professional development, orientation and training. The ideal candidate must have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and have exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail. Knowledge of Reflective Supervision approach a plus; proficiency in computer technology required. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field. Minimum of three years of demonstrated management and administrative expertise including the ability to supervise staff required. The closing date for applications is October 30, 2017 or until filled. To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.

Minimum Requirements for Associate Director Include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field
  • Training and/or experience in supervising staff
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Commitment to be actively engaged in a continuing process of professional development
  • Sufficient transportation to meet job requirements

Teaching Assistant (Two Positions), NEKCA: Positions available at the NEKCA Newport and Island Pond Head Start programs, 30 hrs/wk, 42/wks yr. Responsibilities include assisting in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences and establishing a safe, healthy learning environment for children ages 3-5. Experience working with children and families preferred. Minimum of a Child Development Associate credential or Child Care Certificate with 2 years of experience working with groups of young children or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree is required. To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.

Lead Teacher, Rutland County Head Start (RCHS): Join a high quality Early Childhood Education team that holds 5 STARS from the Vermont Child Development Division and Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This is a 35-38 hour per week position, 48-52 weeks per year. The candidate must have the ability to individualize and provide a developmentally appropriate pre-school curriculum for children ages 3-5. This position embraces a unified approach that fosters teamwork and engages in partnerships with families. BA or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, and a minimum of one year experience working with preschool children in a group setting.  Apply on and download the application.

Lead Teacher, Full Time/12 Months: Bennington County Head Start is seeking an innovative lead teacher who will be responsible for providing a high quality pre-school education program.  Our Head Start gives preschool children and their families the right building blocks for learning, parenting, and life.  To apply complete an application and submit with resume to: or 100 Ledge Hill Drive Bennington, VT 05201 or FAX 802-375-2381

Other Job Postings:

Visit each program’s website to learn more about a career in Head Start. Job opportunities are posted on a program’s website, employment websites, in local print and on-line papers or a combination of both.   Current positions are listed at the following program links:

Champlain Valley Head Start
Capstone Community Action
Early Education Services
Rutland County Head Start
Bennington County Head Start


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