Careers

Please fill out the attached application and send that along with your resume & cover letter to:

CAC HR Department
c/o Deborah Downs-Lynch
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, #226
Columbia, MD 21046
ddowns@cac-hc.org

 

Director of Resource Development

General Description:

The Director of Resource Development is a vital member of the CAC management/leadership team. Reporting to the President, and coordinating with other senior level staff and the Board of Directors, the person in this position will determine new ways to address CAC’s fund raising efforts and resource development.

Volunteer Coordinator Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities:

Fund Raising:

• Develop an inventory and time schedule for all current grants secured by CAC. Maintain records of all past and current approaches to outside funding sources so as to avoid unnecessary and undesirable conflicts.

• Develop, write, and submit (after President approves) grant proposals to third-party entities and support other team members in doing the same. Coordinate with the Board to determine if personal knowledge of foundation/corporation philanthropies (i.e. people serving on the Boards) can be used.

• Researches and identifies new government and private funding prospects.

• Writes reports for President’s approval to submit to government, foundations, corporations, and other funders on the progress of grant-funded activities.

• Work closely with President and the Board of Directors in establishing private funding priorities (grants, individual giving, corporate) and advising them on trends in the philanthropic world which affect organizational priorities.

• Develop a realistic annual development plan and set of procedures and timelines to implement that plan. Evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommends short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives.

• Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.

• Helps establish performance measures, monitors results.

Communications:

  • Because the Director of Resource Development must have excellent writing skills that apply to the fund raising area, it is critical that the person in this position guides the use of communication tools that support all types of fund raising and resource development. The person in this position will also be central to donor recognition as well as donor cultivation and community awareness. This may include but not be limited to:
  • Producing an annual report.
  • Production of materials that support events and activities such as press releases, fliers, brochures, displays.
  • Production and distribution of a newsletter that highlights resource development opportunities to the community on a regular basis. This area includes the coordination of database information to assure wide distribution of the newsletter.
  • Use of social media such as Facebook and Linked In.

Human Resources:

Coordinating with Director of Finance, serving on Resource Development and related committees, participates in developing a resource development budget (revenues by category, expenses for raising those revenues including special events)

 

Assistant Teacher – Head Start Program

General Description:

Under the supervision of the classroom teacher, assist in providing a learning environment on sound developmentally appropriate practices, health, safety, nutritional procedures, staff, parent, and volunteer involvement.
Scope of Work:
• Participate in the on-going assessments of children including completing observations, portfolio sampling, and developmental checklists.
• Support the individual learning and development of each child by providing an environment which offers developmentally appropriate equipment and materials.
• Be inclusive of children with disabilities by following the child’s Individual Education Plan.
• Assist with the implementation of a daily program which balances adult and child-initiated activities in both large and small group, indoor and outdoor play, and timely and predictable transitions.
• Collaborate with the teacher to develop and implement lesson plans based on the agencies Unit and Theme Calendar with an emphasis on the eight domains of learning and Head Start Mandated Child Outcomes.
• Provide opportunities for creative self-expression through the use of art, music, movement, and dramatic play.
• Support the social and emotional development of each child by building trust, fostering independence, encouraging self-confidence, and supporting positive adult and peer relationships.• Encourage positive guidance by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations.
• Support the home language, culture, and family composition of each child by encouraging the feelings and rights of others.
Education, Experience, and Knowledge:
• Must hold a child development associate (CDA) credential.
• Must have all required education and experience to meet current Maryland Office of Child Care Administration requirements for qualifications.
• Must have knowledge of Maryland Office of Child Care Administration regulations.
• Must participate in continued professional development through enrollment in formal and informal educational courses related to early childhood education.
• Must participate in all required core of knowledge workshops and/or educational courses, and professional activity units to meet the Maryland Office of Child Care requirements for the Maryland Child Care Credential of level 3 or higher.
• Comply with all Head Start Performance Standards and Maryland State Department of Education Accreditation Standards.
Required experience:
• Assistant Teacher or Teacher’s Aide experience – Head Start/Preschool: 2 years
Required license or certification:
• Must hold a child development associate (CDA) credential.

 

Bus Driver (part time)

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Transportation Coordinator, execute coordinated bus routes safely and efficiently, maintain transportation and emergency forms, and supervise assigned bus monitor.

Scope of Work:

Transportation Services:
• Maintain a fixed bus route based on current program enrollment.
• Operate the bus safely by adhering to established policies and procedures and Performance Standards 1310. 10 (d)(1-4)(e)(f)(g) and 1310.15(a)(b)(c)(d)
• Complete pre and post-trip inspections on a daily basis and insure that all the assigned bus is equipped with a communication system, labeled first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and a labeled seat belt cutter.
• Maintain accurate records on vehicle maintenance.
• Report all maintenance and supply requests to the Transportation Coordinator.
• Provide transportation services that are in accordance with the American’s with Disabilities Act.
• Complete three emergency evacuation drills yearly.
• Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner.
• Maintain a bus that is free of debris and hazards.

Transportation and Emergency Information:
• Maintain accurate transportation and emergency information on each child assigned to your fixed bus route.
• Complete agency forms including but not limited to Report to Parent, In-house Referral, Temporary Exclusion, and In-house Accident Reports when needed.
• Provide updated transportation and emergency information to the Center Manger, Family Service Worker, and Teacher.
• Complete Transportation Accountability forms on a daily basis.
• Follow established policies regarding alternate emergency pick-up.
• Contact parents when the bus is not running or will be late.
• Provide parents/guardians with pedestrian safety information.

Bus Monitor Supervision:
• Review and approve time sheets based on scheduled hours worked.
• Assist the Bus Monitor with providing positive guidance to children.
• Review child boarding, exiting, and restraint procedures on an as needed basis.
• Model proper communication between staff and parent and/or staff and child.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge:
• Current Commercial Drivers License (CDL), with “S” endorsement and certificate of completion of the written knowledge exam.
• Minimum of one year driving a school bus.
• Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards 1310
• Knowledge of current Maryland School Bus Safety Regulations as per the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
• Current CPR and First Aid certification
• Understanding of the agencies Child Abuse and Neglect reporting procedures.
• Basic understanding of child development and guidance techniques.

Additional Responsibilities:
On days when scheduled driving time does not exceed assigned number of hours, assist with the following:
• Delivery of food and supplies to classrooms located at the Dasher Green and/or Ellicott City Head Start Center.
• Answer the telephone at the Dasher Green Head Start Center
• Assist the Center Manger, Family Service Worker, or Teacher with making copies or distributing information to children by packing back packs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Health Assistant

General Definition:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Education provide administrative and program support to HS students, their families and staff in the areas of health and wellness.

Scope of Work:

Administrative /Program Assistance:
• Work with Health Consulting team to prepare and distribute weekly menus.
• Monitor the 30, 60, 90 day notification policy for all health HS student health related requirements.
• Coordinate administration of Hearing and Vision and Dental screenings.
• Follow-up on all temporary class exclusions and file all medical documentation pertaining to the exclusion.
• Assist in the preparation of monthly monitoring reports as requested by the Director of Education.
• Assist with implementing annual Program Self-Assessment
• Work with Health Consulting Team to facilitate EatPlayGrow Initiative
• Work with Special Program Specialist and the Horizon Foundation to monitor and report outcomes for Healthy Families Healthy Children Initiative
• Work with HS Centers to ensure all Health and Safety related regulations are maintained at the highest standards.
• Work closely with Consulting Team, Disabilities and Education Coordinator to plan/coordinate health related trainings and community events that support Teachers/Administrative Staff/Students and Parents.
• Assist Family Service Coordinator with Health Alerts and recording Health information in student files.
• Work with Director of Education and Special Project Assistant to strengthen and expand community based partnerships that support HS students and their families.
Data Tracking/Monitoring:
• Update students data files to include: medical and dental information.
• Prepare monthly tracking sheets for health and dental requirements.
• Provide reports which meet the requirements of the Head Start PIR.
• Post, monitor and report health assessment data in CAP60.
• Prepare weekly/monthly data reports to share with HS staff/parents/parent committees and Policy Council
Education, Experience, and Knowledge:
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience using Computer/IPAD.
• Three years training/experience in a clerical or administrative assistance position in a medical /health/non-profit environment.
• Knowledge of data systems and Microsoft programs.
• Knowledge of HS Performance Standards.
• Knowledge of agencies ERSEA policies.
• Knowledge of Child Care Administration Regulations

 

Administrative Assistant (Part time; M-Th 9am-3pm & Fri 9am-2pm)

General Description:

Performs a variety of administrative and staff support duties for a specified unit/department, which require a range of skills and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures. Resolves administrative problems and inquiries; composes, edits, and proofreads correspondence and reports, and prepares a range of administrative documents.

Scope of Work:
• Coordinates and performs a range of staff and/or operational support activities for the unit; serves as a liaison with other departments and in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational problems.
• Provides administrative/secretarial support for the department such as answering telephones, and resolving and/or referring a range of administrative problems and inquiries.
• Operates personal computer to compose and edit correspondence and/or memoranda.
• Schedules and coordinates meetings, events, interviews, appointments, and/or other similar activities for supervisor, which may include coordinating travel and lodging arrangements.
• Prepares or assists with the preparation of scheduled and/or ad hoc reports; performs basic information gathering and analysis and/or forecasting, as specifically directed.
• Posts, balances, monitors, and reconciles internal departmental monthly postage use.
• Assists in petty cash disbursements and reconciliations.
• Establishes, maintains, and updates files, databases, records.
• Sorts, screens, reviews, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail; composes, prepares, or ensures timely responses to a variety of routine written inquiries.
• Logs any cash received through the mail in a Cash-Log book.
• Requisitions supplies, printing, maintenance, and other services.
• Performs bank reconciliation for all bank accounts.
• Distributes monthly leave balances to all staff.
• Maintains all job descriptions.
• Assists in development of classified advertisements, places ads in appropriate papers, collects all resume/applications, forwards to appropriate department.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

 

Weatherization / HVAC Contractors Wanted (Central MD)
Compensation: to be negotiated
Community Action Council of Howard County invites all qualified Weatherization and HVAC contractors to present their qualifications to be included on our roster of approved contractors. Applicants should be aware of and possess the appropriate credentials necessary to perform work under the MD DHCD Weatherization Assistance Program. Please send us your companies resume including a list of WAP program experience and references. Provide contact information so that we may send our formal RFP (Request for Proposal) which must be completed and returned by April 1, 2017.

 

Ongoing Weatherization Support

The Weatherization Department of Community Action Council of Howard County MD is seeking bidders for weatherization projects and heating replacements. The work is funded through various grants and covers Central Maryland. Any qualified contractors interested in finding out more about this opportunity should email us at cachowardweatherization@gmail.com to receive a detailed RFP.