Looking for a rewarding career?  You've found a great place to start!  At MICA, you'll work with people who make a difference every day in the lives of people struggling with poverty, and you will love our casual work environment.  In addition to paid time off and paid holidays, we offer great benefits like health and dental insuranceIowa Public Employees Retirement System - IPERS, and even student loan forgiveness for those who qualify for the program.  If that sounds like a good fit to you, review our open positions below.  Click on the job titles to view full job descriptions for each open position.


To apply, use the online application below or send a cover letter, resume and application to:

Mail: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158

Fax: 641-753-1048

Email: jobapp@micaonline.org


Please note - Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only accept applications for open positions.

Early Childhood Programs Family Development Specialist - Marshalltown, IA


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families?  Are you an upbeat, compassionate and adaptive person?  Then you may be just the person we’re looking for to fill this full time position working with children and families participating in our Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Marshall County. You will work collaboratively with families, education staff and community partners to ensure the program meets the developmental needs of children.  Through home visits you will support parents/guardians in addressing family needs and setting and achieving family goals.  


We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, 40 hours per week, $17.38 per hour.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Family/Human Services or closely related field

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Interpreter (English/Spanish) - Tama, IA

Interpreter needed for our Early Childhood Programs in Tama County.  Will provide oral interpretation of discussions into English and Spanish, maintaining content, context and style as much as possible.  Must have knowledge of the structure and content of English and Spanish, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.  May perform duties in family homes, group meetings or classrooms. 


This is a casual position – will work on an on-call, an as-needed basis.  This is not a full time position.  $15.00 per hour.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language and speaking the Spanish language in order to provide oral interpretation



  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

  • Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language and Spanish language in order to provide written translation


Closing Date:  Open until filled

Family Development Assistants - Ames, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown and Tama, IA


Seeking individuals with great customer service skills to join the team at our Family Development Centers in our five county service area.  This is casual position, working as-needed to fill in for regular staff when they are out of the office.  The assistant will assist families to apply for resources, program services, and work with them to resolve crisis situations.  Strong communication skills and the ability to learn and effectively use a variety of computing software and databases is required. 

Candidates who can work in multiple counties are preferred.  This is a casual position working as needed.  This is not a full time position.  $9.74 per hour.

Required:  High School diploma or equivalent



  • Associate’s Degree

  • Ability to work in all 5 counties served

  • Customer service experience

  • Oral and written bilingual (English/Spanish) skills


Closing Date:  Ongoing

Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.

mail: 1001 S. 18th Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158

email: info@micaonline.org

call: 641-752-7162

fax: 641-752-9724


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