Why Should I Work Here?

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.  There are many great reasons to work at Community Action, but the best reason of all is that by joining us you will have the honor of working for children, families, and individuals with limited income.  We work in partnership with our customers to help them achieve great things, and you can be part of this.

Your future coworkers are great people, dedicated to our mission, and you will love our casual work environment.  In addition to paid leave time and paid holidays, you will also have the option to participate in several benefits.  We offer the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), and health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance packages.

Employees of Community Action of Eastern Iowa can apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Several of our employees are working towards student loan forgiveness.  We also offer tuition assistance, and opportunities to attend high quality training.  If you are a lifelong learner, this is the place for you.

How Do I Apply?

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Current Job Openings

Health and Nutrition Director
Pay:  To Be Determined
Regular Full-Time/Full Year
Location: Davenport
Summary:  Design and implement health and nutrition services for agency customers, with a focus on early childhood education. Fully implement the CACFP program in Head Start centers and by sponsoring child care home providers.
Health and Nutrition Director Job Description

Child Care Consultant
Pay:  $16.10 per hour
Full-time opening
Location: Primarily in Benton, Tama, Iowa, Keokuk, and/or Jefferson County. Work from home, covering these counties.
Summary: Improve the quality of care by providing training, consultation, and technical assistance to child care centers and child care homes.
Child Care Consultant Job Description

Early Head Start Teacher
Pay:  $14.18 per hour
Regular Full-Time/Full Year
Location: Davenport, Clinton and Muscatine openings
Summary: Provides education and developmental training and support to infants and toddlers (0-3 years) aged children in a classroom setting using a comprehensive family services approach.
EHS Teacher Job Description

Head Start Teacher
Pay:  $14.18-17.21 per hour
Regular Full-Time/Part-Year
Location: Davenport and Clinton openings
Summary: Provides education and developmental training and support to preschool-aged children in a classroom setting using a comprehensive family services approach.
HS Teacher Job Description

Head Start Education Assistant
Pay:  $10.50 per hour
Full and part-time openings
Location: Multiple openings – Davenport and Muscatine
Summary:  Provides education and developmental training and support under the daily direction of the Teacher to children ages 3-5 in a classroom setting.
HS Education Assistant


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At Will Employment:  All employees enter into employment voluntarily, and with no specified length of employment.  Accordingly, such employment is “at will”, which means that either the Agency or the “at will” employee can terminate the relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, regardless of performance or length of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Community Action of Eastern Iowa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Gender identity
  • Creed
  • Marital or familial status
  • Ancestry
  • Pregnancy
  • Veteran or military status
  • Unfavorable discharge from military service
  • Request for FMLA leave

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