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 you can send a cover letter, resume and application to:

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

Fax: 641-753-1048

You can send your cover letter and resume electronically to:  jobapp@micaonline.org

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

NEW!  Family Development Specialist, FaDSS - Marshalltown, IA

We’re looking for a compassionate, committed and determined person with a passion for working with families to fill a full-time position with our Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program.  In this position you will provide strength-based services to enrolled families in Marshall and Tama Counties.  Through home visits you will guide, support, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency.  You will help families break down goals that seem out of reach into small steps that will lead to success.

Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the families we serve.  Bring your innovative ideas and passion for success to help us change lives. 

 

Ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, 40 hours per week, $18.49 per hour.

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

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

NEW!  Family Development Specialist, Family Connections - Grinnell, IA

We’re looking for an upbeat, compassionate and adaptive person who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Poweshiek County.  Works with families in a strength based approach to identify challenges to well-being, establish goals and develop written plans.  

 

Assists families to develop a greater knowledge of child development, parenting, and creating safe and stable home environments.  Responsible for promoting the parent’s role as their child’s first teacher.

 

Facilitates use of resources and serves as a source of support. Services provided through home visits. 

 

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, $18.49/hour

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

Preferred:  Experience working with children ages 0-5.

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

NEW! Bilingual (Spanish) Site Coordinator - Marshalltown Community School Project,  Marshalltown, IA

This position is responsible for refinement of practices that lead to new and more powerful outcomes for children and families.   This position is responsible for planning, implementing and operation of Marshalltown’s full-service community school model. These services will improve the coordination, integration, accessibility and effectiveness of services for children and families.

 

This position requires excellent project management skills, ability to build community relationships, and a broad knowledge of early childhood development, family relationship dynamics and social service delivery models.  This position has a flexible schedule which includes some evenings and weekends.   

 

Full-time position with ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package, $22.51 per hour.

 

Required: 

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

  • 5 years of related experience; including service coordination

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language; able to speak the Spanish language

 

Preferred:

  • MS in Social Work and 3 or more years of related experience and/or training

  • Experience working with low-income or community programs

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

NEW!  Family Development Worker - Ames, IA

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, an ability to solve problems and a desire to make a difference for families.  If that sounds like you, then consider joining the family development team at our office in Ames and make a difference in the lives of families!  Assess family needs and link them to resources to meet their needs.  Determine eligibility and take applications for MICA’s programs.  Assist families to apply for resources and programs services, and work with families to resolve crisis situations.  Negotiate and communicate with utility companies, landlords, and others to prevent disconnection or eviction. 

 

We provide ongoing professional development and an excellent benefit package including paid holidays and generous paid leave.  Position is full-time (40 hours/week), $14.60 per hour. 

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • One year of customer service experience

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services/Office Management

  • Experience working with low-income or community programs

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to speak Spanish

  • Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English and Spanish languages in order to provide oral interpretation and/or written translation

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Head Start Lead Teacher - Marshalltown, IA

 

As a Head Start Lead Teacher you will sing, dance, create, explore, get messy, experiment, laugh and learn with children ages 3 to 5.  Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school and the community. 

 

Lead the classroom team and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 5. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  Responsible for oversight and leadership of the classroom team, including supervision of staff and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants. 

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Part-time, 9-month position, 26 hours per week, beginning in August 2021.  $15.75 to $21.69 per hour, commensurate with education.   

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.

       OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.

       OR

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (such as the Child, Adult and Family Services Degree with Child Option at Iowa State University), with experience teaching preschool-age children (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 2).

 

Will consider:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 1) with infant, toddler, or pre-school teaching experience.

 

Preferred: 

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience teaching preschool-age children

 

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

Head Start Assistant Teacher - Nevada, IA

Join our Head Start teaching team and make a difference in lives of children ages 3 to 5.  Help children learn new shapes, colors, numbers, and more while developing important social skills they need to succeed at home, school and in the community.   

We provide an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

Full time, 40 hours per week, 9-month position beginning in August 2021.  $12.17 to $13.23 per hour commensurate with education.  

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent

 

Preference given to candidates with the following:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age group with which they will be working,

       OR

  • Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education  AND experience working with children 0-5 years of age

 

Closing Date: Open until filled

Early Head Start Assistant Teacher - Marshalltown, IA

If you are passionate about toddlers, this may be a position for you!  Join our teaching team and make a difference in lives of children ages 18 months to 3 years. Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school and the community.  Promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.  Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  

 

We provide an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

 

Full-time, 12 month position, beginning in August 2021.  $12.17 to $13.23 per hour commensurate with education. 

 

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 

       OR

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age group with which they will be working. 

       OR

  • 2 year or 4 year degree in Early Childhood or Child Development

      OR

  • Related 4 year degree and a Child Development Associate Credential for the appropriate classroom age group. 

 

Preference given to candidates with the following:

  • Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education

       AND

  • Experience working with children 0-3 years of age (will accept experience with children 0-5)

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW!  Food Aide - Marshalltown, IA

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?   Then join our Head Start team as a Food Aide where you will prepare and serve nutritious meals and snacks to children ages 3 to 5.  Responsible for food safety and sanitation, ordering paper products and cleaning supplies, as well as verifying all supply deliveries against invoices. 

 

Fulltime (40 hours per week) 9-month position, $10.75 per hour.   Position will begin in August 2021.

 

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent

 

Preferred:  Previous experience or training in food preparation in a like setting

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW!  Early Childhood Programs LPN - Marshalltown, IA

Are you passionate about preschoolers?  We’re looking for a licensed practical nurse to provide health screenings and/or assessments and health related consultations for children ages 0-5 enrolled in our early childhood education programs.  As a part of the ECP team, the nurse will ensure enrolled children receive the medical services they need.  Will provide services throughout our five county area. 

 

Enjoy daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  No weekends. No holidays.   Casual position working on call hours as needed.  $23.00 per hour. 

Required: 

  • Completion of LPN program from accredited school

  • Possession of a valid Iowa License as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • 2 years of experience in the nursing field

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Family Development Assistant - 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

 

Preferred: 

  • Associate’s Degree

  • Ability to work in all 5 counties served

  • Customer service experience

  • Oral and written bilingual (English/Spanish) skills

 

Closing Date:  Ongoing

Classroom Substitute - Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown, Nevada and Tama, IA

 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?  Would you like a position that helps children and families in the community?  Then you should consider joining the Head Start/Early Head Start team as a classroom substitute.  Classroom substitutes working with teaching staff to create a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for preschool children.  


New to the workforce?  Working as a classroom substitute with Head Start and Early Head Start is a great way to build your resume.


Returning to the workforce?  The flexibility of the classroom substitute is a great way to ease back into employment without the commitment of a full-time schedule.


Retired?  Being a classroom substitute is a great way to stay active and earn some extra money without committing to a regular schedule.


Busy parent?  If you have school-age children but want to earn some extra income, you should definitely consider being a classroom substitute.  Since classes meet during the time your children are also at school, you can earn extra money without sacrificing time with your family. 


This Classroom Substitute position is an on-call, as needed position.  $9.72 to $11.22 per hour commensurate with education. 


Required:  High School Diploma or GED


Closing Date:  Ongoing