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.

NEW! Accounting Specialist- Marshalltown

 

Responsible for accounts payable activities, processing of purchasing requests, cell phone procurement, and billing.   Provides assistance for the purchasing of supplies, materials and equipment for the agency. 

 

Requires high degree of accuracy.  

 

$14.00 per hour, 40 hours per week.

 

Required: 

High School Diploma or equivalent. 

 

Two years of experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, payables or other closely related financial experience.

 

Preferred:

AA degree in business or closely related field

 

 Closing Date:  Open until filled.

NEW! Program Aides– Marshalltown, IA; Tama/Grinnell, IA; Nevada, 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? Do you like to read and play with children? New to the workforce?  This is a great way to build your resume. Then join the Head Start team as a Program Aide. 

We provide an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities. $10.90 to $12.40 per hour, commensurate with education. 40 hours per week.

Marshalltown, IA - One positions open. 40 hours per week. Temporary through August 13, 2021.

Tama and Grinnell, IA - One position open. 40 hours per week. Temporary through May 2021.

Nevada, IA - One position open. 40 hours per week. Temporary through May 2021.

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent

 

Prefer:  Experience working with children birth to 5 years of age

 

Closing Date:  Ongoing

Human Resources Director-Marshalltown

Contributes to mission and vision of MICA by creating a positive, respectful, and safe environment when working with children, families and agency and community partners.  Responsible for all Human Resources disciplines within the agency, including Employee Relations, Staffing Management, Employee Development, and Employee Compensation and Benefits.  Responsible for pursuing legal compliance for the agency in keeping with state and federal employment laws.  Responsibilities include developing agency guidelines and performing human resources oversight and monitoring. Responsible for defining, designing and implementing staff development activities to increase staff knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to the agency and its work.  Responsible for extensive networking and collaboration activities. This position is a member of the agency leadership and management teams.  

Full time position, $37.50 per hour, with an excellent benefit package. 

 

Education & Experience:

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Four years minimum of experience in human resources, business administration or closely related field

  • Two years of supervisory experience

       

Preferred: 

  • Certification as Professional in Human Resources by Human Resources Certification Institute or  SHRM Certified Professional certification

 

Candidates offered the position must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of all background checks at hire and thereafter according to agency and program standards

 

 

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Temporary Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Development Worker - Marshalltown

 

This is a temporary position for one year from date of hire.  Join our family development team 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. 

Full-time, temporary position, 40 hours per week.  $14.86 per hour with excellent benefit package. 

 

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • One year of customer service experience

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

 

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services/Office Management

  • Experience working with low-income or community programs

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

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

Dental Assistant Sealants 

 

Seeking registered dental assistant to contribute to mission and vision of MICA by creating a positive, respectful, and safe environment when working with children, families and agency and community partners. 

 

Part Time position at 16-24 hours per week.   $18.00 per hour.  

Requirements:  Must be a Registered Dental Assistant, registered in the practice of dental assisting in Iowa through the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.

 

AND

 

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

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW! Weatherization Auditor - Marshalltown

 

This position works with the Weatherization department to help make a difference in the lives of families by lowering their energy bills and helping them live in safe, energy-efficient homes. Responsible for inspecting and analyzing residential building envelope, HVAC systems, heating systems, electrical, plumbing and all other aspects of building characteristics with an emphasis on energy conservation. Preparing necessary work orders related to energy audits. Computer proficiency, including familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Access, Word, Excel, Outlook) is helpful. Experience in residential energy, education, and construction highly desirable.

Full time, year round position.  Work 10 hour days, Monday through Thursday.  $17.65 per hour, with an excellent benefit package. 

 

Education & Experience:

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license and insurance

       

Preferred: 

  • 4 years of carpentry or construction-related work

 

Closing Date:  Until Filled

NEW! Temporary Family Development Worker - Grinnell

This is a temporary position for 9 months from date of hire, with possibility of extension dependent on program funding

 

Join our family development team 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.  Full-time, temporary position, 40 hours per week.  $14.31 per hour with excellent benefit package. 

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; able to speak Spanish

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

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW! 1st Five Developmental Support Specialist - Ames

 

Join our health services team and make a difference in the lives of families and children.  This full time position provides developmental support for the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative (1st Five) in assigned county service area; promotes primary care provider use of validated screening tools to assess children’s social/emotional development; links children and families to community resources; builds partnerships with community stakeholders. Services include establishing medical and dental homes, assisting with Medicaid and hawk-i applications, and other assistance applications as needed (food stamps, food pantries, FIP, etc.).  Works to increase participation rates at clinics.

 

This position regularly travels with clinic teams to alternative work sites.  Full time position, $17.30 per hour, with an excellent benefit package. 

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Health or Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, Family and Community Service, Individual and Family Studies, Human Services or Nursing

 

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. 

NEW! Bilingual 1st Five Developmental Support Specialist - Marshalltown

 

Join our health services team and make a difference in the lives of families and children.  This full time provides developmental support for the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative (1st Five) in assigned county service area; promotes primary care provider use of validated screening tools to assess children’s social/emotional development; links children and families to community resources; builds partnerships with community stakeholders. Services include establishing medical and dental homes, assisting with Medicaid and hawk-i applications, and other assistance applications as needed (food stamps, food pantries, FIP, etc.).  Uses bilingual skills to provide services to non-English speaking families as needed.  Works to increase participation rates at clinics.

 

Full time position, $18.16 per hour, with an excellent benefit package.

 

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Health or Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, Family and Community Service, Individual and Family Studies, Human Services or Nursing

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

 

Preferred: 

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

  • Previous interpretation/translation experience

 

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. 

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

AmeriCorps Volunteer Position – Head Start Program Support

Position location will be at one of our 5 sites locations in Hardin, Poweshiek, Marshall, Tama, or Story Counties, and also remotely from member’s home as well. Build your resume. Become a part of a dynamic, innovative organization as AmeriCorps member working to deliver support to the Head Start Program. Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) in partnership with the Iowa Community Action Association, is seeking motivated individuals to serve as Head Start Program Support AmeriCorp Members. Head Start Program Support will provide a supportive social-emotional climate in all programs, while building and maintaining positive relationships with program partners, students, families and volunteers as needed to provide services

 

The AmeriCorps member must have:

  • Willingness and ability to serve as a team member, provide support, communicate clearly, ask for guidance when needed, and admit mistakes

  • Ability to handle responsibility, make decisions and problem-solve in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, situational awareness, and comfort taking broad direction

  • Flexibility and capacity to take initiative

  • Ability to set healthy boundaries with others

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Committed to the concept of diversity and the inherent worth of every individual

  • Experience with diverse populations with complex needs

 

The member will receive a living allowance of $10,650 for completing 1200 hours of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will receive a Segal Education Award worth $4,336.50 from the National Service Trust.

 

Requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older by start date

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent or in the process of completion.

  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks

  • Ability to work remotely, if applicable

  • Must have and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Mail or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, Attn: Stacey Moran, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; Stacey.moran@micaonline.org.   EOE

AmeriCorps Volunteer Position – Out of School Time Program Support

Position location will be in Marshalltown, and also remotely from member’s home as well.

Build your resume. Become a part of a dynamic, innovative organization as AmeriCorps member working to deliver support to the Head Start Program. Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) in partnership with the Iowa Community Action Association is seeking motivated individuals to serve as Out of School Time Program Support AmeriCorp Members. Out of School Time Program Support will provide a supportive social-emotional climate in all programs, while building and maintaining positive relationships with program partners, students, families and volunteers as needed to provide services

 

The AmeriCorps member must have:

  • Willingness and ability to serve as a team member, provide support, communicate clearly, ask for guidance when needed, and admit mistakes

  • Ability to handle responsibility, make decisions and problem-solve in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, situational awareness, and comfort taking broad direction

  • Flexibility and capacity to take initiative

  • Ability to set healthy boundaries with others

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Committed to the concept of diversity and the inherent worth of every individual

  • Experience with diverse populations with complex needs

 

The member will receive a living allowance of $10,650 for completing 1200 hours of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will receive a Segal Education Award worth $4,336.50 from the National Service Trust.

 

Requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older by start date

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent or in the process of completion.

  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks

  • Ability to work remotely, if applicable

  • Must have and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Mail or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, Attn: Stacey Moran, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; Stacey.moran@micaonline.org.   EOE

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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