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 title 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!  Dental Hygienist, Child Health & Sealants - Marshalltown, IA

 

Seeking licensed dental hygienist to join a team of dedicated professionals in rewarding work.  Provide oral health screenings, fluoride varnish and sealants at assigned Head Start classrooms, WIC clinics and schools in a multi-county area.  Educate on oral hygiene and help with community training by developing presentations and educational information. 

 

We provide an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Position is 32 hours per week, daytime hours, Monday- Friday, although the daily schedule may vary.  $29.34 per hour.

 

 Required: 

  • Two year degree or bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene

  • Current Iowa Dental Hygienist License

  • Three years of experience as a dental hygienist

  • Must obtain Public Health Supervision status through the Iowa Dental Board within 30 days of hire.

Closing date:  Open until filled

Clinic Data Clerk - Ames, IA

Join our health services team and make a difference in the lives of families and children.  In this full time position you will staff WIC and Maternal/Child Health clinics and office, schedule appointments, complete intake information, determine income eligibility, issue WIC EBT cards, enter data, and perform other clerical and receptionist duties.  This position may travel with clinic teams to alternative worksites. 

 

We provide an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Fulltime, 40 hours per week, day time hours, Monday through Friday, $12.00 per hour.

 Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience or training in basic computer skills

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Head Start Lead Teacher - Tama, IA

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference every day in the lives of children ages 3 to 5, then Join our Head Start teaching team!  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 including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Full-time, 40 hour per week, 9-month position with daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  Up 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

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

 

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

Infant Toddler Development Specialist -  Tama, IA

We’re looking for people with a passion for early childhood education to partner with parents of children from birth to age three enrolled in our home-based Early Head Start Program in Tama County.  Work with parents in their homes and help them write goals for their child based on his/her individual needs, interests and learning styles.  Plan and facilitate socializations – opportunities for children and parents to interact with one another in group settings.  

 

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Full-time, 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday.  Hourly wage up to $21.02 per hour based on education and experience. 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 3)   $21.02/hour

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 2)  $18.49/hour

 

Will Consider:

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field (or equivalent coursework) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 1)  $16.26/hour

 

Preferred::

  • Home visiting and/or experience working with children 0-5 years old. 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

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

Bilingual Attendance Specialist, Marshalltown Community Schools Project - Marshalltown, IA

This position is focused on the reduction of chronic absenteeism with identified families whose children are attending class in-person or virtually at elementary schools in the Marshalltown School District.   Works with families in a strength-based approach to identify challenges to well-being, reduce barriers, establish goals and develop written plans for improved attendance.  Facilitates the use of resources and serves as a source of support.  Maintains program compliance and accurate records.  Collaborates with other agencies. 

 

We provide an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Full-time, 40 hours per week, daytime hours, Monday- Friday. $18.95 per hour.

 

Required: 

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

  • 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

 

Preferred:  Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English and Spanish languages in order to provide written translation.

 

Closing Date:  Until filled

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

Program Aide - Central Iowa

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?  Do you like to read and play with children?  Then this could be a perfect job for you! 

 

As a fulltime program aide you would help teaching staff provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in our Early Head Start or Head Start classrooms. 

 

Must be able to travel to any of MICA’s five core counties (Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story and Tama) to provide services. 

 

We provide ongoing training opportunities and an excellent benefit package with 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Two fulltime positions, 40 hours per week, daytime hours, Monday through Friday, $11.12 per hour.

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred:  Experience working with children birth to 5 years.

Closing Date:  Open until filled.  

Head Start Lead Teacher - Marshalltown, IA

 

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference every day in the lives of children ages 3 to 5, then Join our Head Start teaching team!  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 including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  Part-time,  26 hours per week, 9-month position, daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  Hourly wage up 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.  ($15.75/hour)

 

Preferred: 

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience teaching preschool-age children

 

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

Head Start Assistant Teacher - 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 offer ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

We provide an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment. 

Full-time, 12-month position, daytime hours, Monday through Friday, up to $13.23per 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. 

We provide an excellent benefit package including 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment. 

Fulltime position, 40 hours per week, year-round position, $10.75 per hour.

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent

 

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

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW!  Temporary Fulltime Program Aide - Iowa Falls, IA

This is a fulltime temporary position through May 31, 2022.  Do you want a rewarding position where you can make a difference in the lives of children and their families every day?  Do you like to read and play with children?  Then this could be a perfect job for you! 

 

As a fulltime program aide you would help teaching staff provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in our Early Head Start or Head Start classrooms. 

 

We provide ongoing training opportunities and an excellent benefit package with 12 paid holidays, generous paid time off and a casual work environment.  This is a fulltime (40 hours per week) temporary position through May 31, 2022.  Daytime hours, Monday through Friday, $11.12 per hour.  

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred:  Experience working with children birth to 5 years.

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.  Earn $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 or two years  of relevant experience in teaching, tutoring, leading or supporting children in academic or enrichment activities.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

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.  $9.74 to $11.22 per hour commensurate with education. 


Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent


Closing Date:  Ongoing

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.

Family Development Assistant - 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

 

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