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MVCAA Employment & Online Application

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Recommended operating systems include: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 8 or above.

Submit your application online, or print, complete then email or fax your application:

The application can be downloaded here, completed and emailed or faxed to the address on the application.


Job Title:  Teacher Assistant/Bus Monitor – Higginsville, MO
Employment Summary: The Teacher Assistant/Bus Monitor assists the Teacher in implementing and planning developmentally appropriate individual activities in a safe, healthy learning environment; and will supervise children and assist the driver while transporting the Head Start children to and from the center.  Child Development Associate credential preferred, but will train. Download complete job description here.  Base pay is $9.45 per hour. This position will be 33+ hours a week, 38 weeks per year.

Job Title:  Custodian – Higginsville, MO
Employment Summary: The Custodian will maintain a clean and healthy facility. Duties may vary based on the individual facility. High School Diploma or GED required. Download complete job description here.  Base pay is $9.45+ per hour. This position will be 20 hours per week, 45 weeks per year.

Job Title:  Information Technology Director – Marshall, MO
Employment Summary: Information Technology Director manages the hardware, software, and network capabilities of all agency technology equipment. Responsible for managing and updating mission-critical and programmatic agency systems to include Windows Server & Active Directory, Management Information Systems (MIS), anti-virus/malware services, and related software.  Responsible for implementation of strategic goals as related to IT, as-needed system troubleshooting, responding to and coordinating the technical needs of central office and satellite staff. Bachelor’s degree in Informational Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or in a computer related field. Download complete job description here. Position is exempt and salary is based off experience.

Job Title:  Family Development Manager – Marshall, MO
Employment Summary:  The Family Development Manager is a senior manage with overall programmatic responsibilities including planning and implementing social services for parents of children enrolled in the Head Start program, parent engagement, and adult & family literacy content areas. It includes oversees the program efforts to meet the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework; supervising Family Development staff who work directly with family’s, development approaches to family services that support family progress, and tracking family process. This position works closely with the Early Head Start Manager and Family Engagement Manger to coordinate program- wide family development and family engagement activities, and with the Program Senior Management team to ensure Heads Start Performance Standards are met. Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in social work, family development or a related field. Another degree may be accepted with experience working with families. Will be required to obtain the Family Development Credential within 18 months of hire if do not have one at hire; to become qualified as an FDC Instructor/Facilitator. Download complete job description here.   Base pay is $15.42 per hour. 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year.

Job Title:  Family Development Specialist – Sedalia, MO
Employment Summary:  Bilingual Family Development Specialist (Pettis County): primary assignment consists of families with one or both parents Spanish-language speakers with limited English proficiency.  Responsibilities include assisting families in overcoming language barriers to accessing community services for themselves and their children, including required health and developmental screenings and care for enrolled Head Start children. Required education and experience: High School Diploma or GED; will also be required to obtain the Family Development Credential within 18 months of hire. Bi-Lingual in Spanish and English. Prior experience working with families in the home environment.  Download complete job description here. Base pay is $10.53 per hour. 40 hours a week, 39 weeks a year.

Job Title:  Early Head Start Teacher – Richmond
Employment Summary:  The Teacher is responsible for implementing the Creative Curriculum and planning developmentally appropriate individual activities in a safe, healthy learning environment. Services are provided within the context of the family, its culture, and the community. This position has ongoing supervisor of the classroom Teacher Assistant and other staff as assigned. Child Development Associate credential required. Download complete job description here.   Base pay is $11.31 per hour. 40 hours per week, 52 weeks a year.

Job Title:  Weatherization Specialist (Marshall)
Employment Summary:  Plans, carries out, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.  Download complete job description.  Base pay is $10.28 per hour. This position is 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year.

Job Title:  Special Teacher Assistant – Sedalia Buckner
Employment Summary:  The Special Teacher Assistant assists the Teacher and Teacher Assistant in classroom where there is a child that has special needs. Helps in implementing developmentally appropriate individual activities in a safe, healthy learning environment. High School Diploma or GED required, experience working with persons with special needs. Download complete job description here.   Base pay is $9.45 per hour. 30 hours a week, 38 weeks a year.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA).  The application must be filled out entirely or it will not be considered, even if you attach a resume.

Generally, MVCAA has a large number of applications in the database.  For each vacant position each application will be screened to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the job and has the skills and abilities that are needed to fill the position.

Those applicants who are most qualified will be called for interviews.  If you are not given an interview, it simply means that there were applicants who had more experience or whose skills and abilities more closely met the requirements for the job.

If you are called for an interview, you will receive a letter informing you of the interview results.  If you are not interviewed, you will not receive further notification.

All employment applications are kept for a period of one year.  If it has been more than one year since you applied you must complete a new application.  If is often to your benefit to complete a new application if you have gained experience that has enhanced your job skills even if you have an application on file.

You may return the completed application in person, mail, fax or email to: Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, Attn: HR Director, 1415 S Odell Ave., Marshall, MO 65340,

Benefit Package for Prospective Employees

MVCAA is a private non-profit community action agency, one of nineteen in the state. Our purpose is to end poverty by providing self-help programs for area residents. MVCAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and hires individuals without discrimination based on race, gender, age, creed, color, handicap, national origin, belief, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Members of the governing body and their immediate families are not eligible for employment in this corporation.


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