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 Worker – Grinnell, 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 Grinnell 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. 

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.

NEW!  Out of School Time Lead Program Assistant - Marshalltown, IA

Are you passionate about supporting children’s learning and development?  Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job?

 

You can stop your job search now!  Join our Out of School Time team and make a difference by helping Kindergarten through 4th grade students achieve more!  

 

Our 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, in partnership with the Marshalltown Community School District, provide fun and engaging tutoring, academic support and enrichment activities that will set students on the path to success in their academic and personal development.   

 

You’ll lead a variety of exciting learning activities that will help students develop and strengthen academic, physical and social skills to be successful.  You will facilitate these activities through the guidance of the Out of School Time Coordinator, Principal and Teacher.  As the Lead Program Assistant, you will support all the amazing work we do.

 

We are looking for reliable, dependable people.  Hours are 3:00 to 6:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. $12.00 to $15:00 per hour, depending on education and/or experience.  

 

Required: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience working with children 3-12 years of age.

 

Preferred:  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience in teaching, tutoring, leading or supporting children in academic or enrichment activities.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

NEW!  Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Development Specialist, Early Childhood Programs - Marshalltown, IA

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families?  Are you upbeat, compassionate, detail-oriented?  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 Childhood Programs (Early Head Start and Head Start) 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.  Uses bilingual skills to provide services to non-English speaking families as needed and as approved by the Human Resources department.  

 

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full time position, $18.94 per hour.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or family/human services or closely related field

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

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

 

Preferred:

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

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

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

NEW!  Out of School Time Program Assistant -  Marshalltown, IA

Are you passionate about supporting children’s learning and development?  Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job?

 

You can stop your job search now!  Join our Out of School Time team and make a difference by helping Kindergarten through 4th grade students achieve more!  

 

Our 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, in partnership with the Marshalltown Community School District, provide fun and engaging tutoring, academic support and enrichment activities that will set students on the path to success in their academic and personal development.  

 

You’ll lead a variety of exciting learning activities that will help students develop and strengthen academic, physical and social skills to be successful.  You will facilitate these activities through the guidance of the Out of School Time Coordinator and Lead Program Assistant. As the Program Assistant, you will support all the amazing work we do.

 

We are looking for reliable, dependable people.  Hours are either 3:00 to 6:20 p.m. or 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Earn $10.00 to $12.00 per hour, depending on education and/or experience.  

 

Required: 

  • Must be at least 17 years old.

  • Some experience working with, or caring for, children 3-12 years of age; or relevant coursework.

 

Preferred:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Associate’s degree or two years of higher education and experience working with children 3-12 years of age.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

NEW!  Family Development Specialists Early Childhood Programs - Ames & Marshalltown, IA

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families?  Are you upbeat, compassionate and detail-oriented?  Then you may be just the person we’re looking for to fill one of these 2 full time positions. One will be located in Ames  working with children and families participating in Early Head Start/Head Start in Story County and one will be in Marshalltown working with children and families participating in Early Head Start/Head Start 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 positions, $18.49 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 student loan forgiveness.

NEW!  Early Childhood Programs Family Development/ Recruitment Specialist - Marshalltown, IA

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is outgoing, upbeat, compassionate and flexible and who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and families.  The Specialist will partner with families of children participating in our Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Marshall and Poweshiek Counties.  They will work collaboratively with families, education staff and community partners to ensure the program meets the developmental needs of children.  Through home visits the Specialist will support parents/guardians in addressing family needs and setting and achieving family goals while connecting them to resources as needed. 

Recruiting involves outreach to families, community partners and attending community events.  Once families are identified, the Specialist will assist families through the intake process.

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

 

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

Preferred:  Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and languages of Burma

Closing Date:  Open until filled

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

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!  Out of School Time Coordinator - Marshalltown, IA

 

We’re looking for a good communicator with excellent organization skills to coordinate our after-school and summer learning program in partnership with the Marshalltown Community School District.  The coordinator is responsible for providing oversight and leadership to the after-school and summer learning team, including supervision of staff and volunteers, and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants.  Creates a program schedule based upon best practices and research of high quality after-school programs, in partnership with school district leadership.  Engages community volunteers and organizations in the implementation of the program. Collaborates with other programs to coordinate project activities and to enhance cooperative relationships. 

We provide an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, 30 hours per week, August through June.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule including Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   $21.25 - $23.72 per hour.

 

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

Preferred:

  • Experience working with children in a school setting or similar setting or youth services program.

  • Experience in managing after-school/summer program or youth development programming for elementary students.

  • Supervisory experience.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

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

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!  Head Start Assistant Teachers - Marshalltown, 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. 

Two full time (40 hours per week) 12-month positions available. $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

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

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!  Receptionist Substitute - Marshalltown, IA

Seeking an energetic person with great customer service skills to fill in as a receptionist at our central office in Marshalltown.  Greets all callers and visitors in a friendly, professional and helpful manner.  Operates and maintains the automated telephone system, fax machine, postage meter, copy machines and other office equipment.   Processes and distributes incoming and outgoing mail and packages. 

 

This is a casual position, working as needed.  $9.74 per hour. 

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Experience working directly with a diverse public

 

Preferred: 

  • Post-secondary education in office management, administrative assistant skills or related field.

  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite

 

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