Job Openings

Iowa AEYC posts job openings as a resource for the field early care and education profession. Anyone who is a member of Iowa AEYC may request that a job be posted. Postings will be kept on the list for 30 days.

Head Teacher – Iowa State University Child Development Laboratory School
The Child Development Laboratory School at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a full-time Early Childhood Head Teacher (Program Coordinator I) to provide a high quality care and education environment for a group of young children, including children with disabilities, ages three- to five-years old. Responsibilities include:
-plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum;
-write developmental summaries of children based on assessment information;
-supervision of practicum students, undergraduate staff and volunteers;
-communication with parents, Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) faculty, administrators, and other professionals;
-collaboration with HDFS faculty conducting research and fostering relationships with faculty in other departments for research purposes;
-maintaining the highest quality care and education through adherence to state, federal, and accreditation guidelines and standards. 
The Child Development Laboratory School is accredited by NAEYC and has a five star QRS rating.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
The successful candidate will have the ability to balance the competing demands and needs of children, parents, practicum students, interns, student teachers, faculty, and researchers.
For more information and/or to apply for this opportunity, please go to our employment page at:
posted 2017.04.25
Classroom/Food Aide – Marshalltown
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Do you like variety in your work? Then this may be the perfect job for you! Not only will you read and play with children, you will also prepare nutritious food for them. What could be better than that? This position is located at our Early Head Start/Head Start Center in Marshalltown where we provide a quality, comprehensive early childhood education program to children ages 6 months to 5 years. We offer an excellent benefit package and provide ongoing professional development opportunities. Full year, part-time position, 34 hours per week, $9.62 per hour.
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Preference given to candidates with the following:
-Previous experience or training in food preparation in a like setting
--Applicants who have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age with which they will be working
Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education
Experience working with children 0-5 years of age
Send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address. Open until filled. EOE
Posted 2017.04.25
Infant Toddler Development Specialist – Hardin County
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. 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. Full time position with ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package. $16.29 per hour.
Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field.
-Home visiting and/or experience working with children 0-5. 
-Bilingual English/Spanish
Closing Date: Open until filled
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.  Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2017.04.25
Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Seeks college student for summer intern opportunity through AmeriCorps VISTA
Do you have passion about young children and the people who educate them?
Do you love being in a fast-paced environment, working on projects that really make a difference in programs serving young children in poverty?
Are you looking for a summer opportunity before you return to college in the fall including earning a $1,194.71 Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education [JE1] Award from the National Service Trust and a living allowance of approximately $1800?
Iowa AEYC is seeking a full or part-time college student for a summer AmeriCorps service opportunity in our Des Moines location.
The successful candidate is a college student at an Iowa college or university, or an Iowa resident who has been attending college out of state, with an interest in human services, nonprofit management, early childhood education, counseling, child and family services, communications, human resources, or a related field. Students with other majors will also be considered, as will non-college students. The position will full-time from June 2 to July 28[JE2] . Transportation is required; mileage and training will be provided by Iowa AEYC. See job description, following.
This may be a wonderful opportunity for a college student looking for a meaningful internship, or someone employed by preschool or Head Start who has the summer off from work. You must have completed one year of college by June 2017. You will be in a welcoming, positive, team-focused environment with opportunity to work in child care programs throughout greater Des Moines.
By May 2, 2017 please submit a letter of application and a resume to Stacey Walter at or Barb Merrill at For more information, call (515) 331-8000. For information about the Iowa Campus Compact Summer VISTA program, contact Geovanni Almanza at
Iowa AEYC is a state-wide nonprofit professional membership organization for the early care and education field.
AmeriCorps Member Job Description
The AmeriCorps Member is responsible for providing infrastructure support to child care programs in the Des Moines Early Childhood Coalition. This could include policy and procedure writing and revising and creation of an orientation manual for staff and families.
Reports to AmeriCorps Member Supervisor and to Iowa AEYC ECQuIP Program Manager.
Minimum qualifications
●          Member must be at least 17 years of age or older
●          Member must have a High school diploma or equivalent
●          Member must be a U.S. Citizen or US national or a lawful permanent resident alien of the US
●          Member must be able to attend orientation on June 2, 2017
To support child care centers with infrastructure components
Using the provided templates, review and revise parent, staff, and program policies and procedures
Pull together resources for parent and staff program orientation
To maintain a commitment to professionalism
1.    Supports the center’s code of ethical conduct
2.    Show sensitivity and respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community members and groups.
3.    Participates in program meetings to better understand program mission and vision to be reflected in written material
4.    Regular and reliable attendance, notify supervisor as soon as possible in the case of absence or lateness.
5.    Interacts with colleagues, families, and center visitors in a pleasant, professional manner to promote a harmonious work and team environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to proficiently utilize a computer and MS Office applications; professional demeanor and appearance; above average interpersonal skills and the ability to get along with individuals at all levels. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Working Conditions: 
Work is performed largely in an office environment with little chance for personal injury.  Deadline pressure is an integral part of the job. Frequent mental and visual concentration for computer usage and reading/assimilating computer information. Work hours are generally during normal business hours and average a minimum of 40 hours a week. There will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines, and other concerns. Requires frequent travel for the purposes of attending meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements. There is an expectation for an active role in community activities.
Measures of Performance:
Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and thoroughness of work performed; communicates effectively and develops good working relationships with clients and, co-workers responsiveness to the information needs of management; soundness of business decisions made; maintenance of highly confidential business and financial information.
Equipment Operated:
Utilizes a PC and computer printer for word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet/Intranet access, and other specific applications. Utilizes a keyboard, telephone, fax, office copier, and other general office equipment.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by Executive Director or ECQuIP Program Manager of Iowa AEYC. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
posted 2017.04.18
Director - Bidwell Riverside Center/Child Development Center
Postion Title: Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Category: Exempt; Full Time
Compensation: $42,000-$51,000 DOQ. Excellent benefit package provided.
Job Summary: To facilitate the proper function and operation of the Child Development Center which serves 2 to 5-year olds through effective staff management, maintenance of partner relationships and fiscal management/reporting. The Director is also responsible for ensuring high quality programming for the children through curriculum implementation and health/safety standards.
Subordinate Staff: Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Floater, & Cook
Job Requirements:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to effectively manage/supervise staff and schedule staff to cover needs of classrooms.
- Promote the Child Development Center through working closely with partner agencies and making presentations to community groups, organizations, and churches.
- Proficient MS Office computer skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Ability to manage, negotiate, and handle crisis situations.
- Good problem solving, record keeping, and analytical skills.
- Ability to extablish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of diverse families.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to perform light housekeeping and occasional lifting up to 30 pounds.
- Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa and meet agency auto insurance coverage requirements.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor degree in early childhood, child development, elementary education, or releate field. Teaching certificate preferred with Pre-K endorsement.
- CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Certification required.
- Four-years experience working in a child development center required.
- Minimum two-year supervisory experience preferred.
Essential Position Responsibilities:
Responsible for the general operation of Child Development Center including supervising and scheduling staff.
- Ensure Child Development Center enrollment through marketing, recruitment, and student intake.
- Maintain child Development Center finances including billing, collecting parent fees, verification of family incomes, track budgets, submitting documentation for reimbursements, and submitting financial reports.
- Prepare statistical summaries and other reports as required.
- Ensure compliance with all DHS licensing requirements.
Ensure high quality of care/education for all children by utilizing best practices in curriculum, child assessments, child & staff interactions, behavior management, etc.
- Assures compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and standards governing the operation of the Child Development Center.
- Establich and maintain close relationships with Child Development Center families.
- Plan and execute summer programming activities, parent/teacher conferences, family events, picture days, preschool graduation, etc.
- Maintain a safe and clean classroom/child center environment. Perform household duties when necessary.
- Ensure that all children receive a helathy breakfast, lunch, and snack; and all meals at the Child Development Center meet appropriate federal guidelines.
Recommend and secure, as directed, needed repairs and maintenamce for Child Development Center  facility.
- Complete special projects as assigned.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: or mail to Bidwell Riverside Center, 1203 Hartford Drive, Des Moines, IA 50315
Position is open until filled.
Bidwell Riverside Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, mairtal status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
posted 2017.04.19
Chief Community Impact Officer - United Way of Central Iowa
The Chief Community Impact Officer advances United Way’s mission of improving lives by leading community mobilization and United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) resources for attainment of the organization’s Goals for 2020 and beyond. This work is done by collaborating with volunteers, community partners, government, labor, faith-based organizations, residents, and staff for the greatest community impact in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Impact work is focused on public education, public policy, outcomes and evaluation, development of partnerships/collaborations, resource mobilization, and community impact investments.
For more information about this position
posted 2017.04.18

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA Counseling Specialist
The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is seeking a strong candidate to serve as a Scholarship Counselor for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA. See full job announcement here and full position responsibilities here. Applications will be accepted until May 10, 2017. Email professional letter of interest and resume to or mail to: Ashley Otte, T.E.A.C.H. Program Manager,;  5525 Meredith Drive Suite F, Des Moines, IA  50310
posted 2017.04.11
Head Start Lead Teacher, Grinnell, IA
Mid-Iowa Community Action is seeking a passionate teacher to join the team at our Head Start site in Grinnell, Iowa.  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.  Full-time 9-month position beginning August, 2017.  $14.46 to 18.97 per hour, commensurate with education.   
·       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.
·       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.
·       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.
·       Supervisory experience
NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan forgiveness program.  For more information you will need to contact the school where you received the Federal Perkins Loan.
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.  Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address.  Position open until filled.  EOE
posted 2017.03.30
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