Now Hiring

Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation has approximately 90 full and part-time employees. Our personnel have a high retention rate and limited turnover. The Agency provides ongoing training. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Employee benefits for full time staff include paid vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holiday pay, health and life insurance and an optional 403(b) retirement plan.

DMCOC will only accept resumes and applications for positions when an advertised position is to be filled, during the time frame indicated.

Unsolicited resumes will not be kept on file. Resumes received after the closing date for a position will not be considered. Applicants must specify clearly the position for which they are applying.

Applicants may stop by the Agency’s main office, or call us at 217-428-0155 for an application. Employment applications, resumes, and cover letters may be faxed to 217-428-0169.

All potential employees must pass all criminal background checks.  AA/EEO.

Open Positions

Teacher Assistant

The position of Teacher Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the lead teacher with the implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program in the classroom and for managing all aspects of outdoor activities. The Teacher Assistant assists by ensuring that the classroom activities and environment are developmentally appropriate and reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum. The Teacher Assistant ensures that the individual needs of all children regardless of race, creed, or disability are met as mandated by federal, state and local standards. The Teacher Assistant will assist to promote family involvement and will provide guidance and supportive supervision for other adults in the classroom including Floaters, Foster Grandparents, interns and volunteers.

Site Manager

Responsible for administering all pertinent provisions of policies and procedures and for the total day to day operations of the site, including staff supervision, maintaining and monitoring licenses and regulations for compliance of federal, state, and local entities. Set daily examples in supporting Head Start’s philosophy. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in meeting the needs of the families, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs to apply effective management principles in working with all children, families, and staff within the Head Start Program.

Weatherization Energy Auditor

Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation is seeking to fill a position for the Weatherization Energy Auditor. This position will be responsible for taking applications, data entry, maintaining filing systems, completing energy audits and final inspections, completing paper work, and other duties as assigned. This position will require a High School Diploma or equivalent, ability to with stand confined spaces, ability to climb, crawl, stand for long periods of time, extreme temperatures, and excellent customer service skills. 

Assistant Site Manager

Responsible for assisting with the administering all pertinent provisions of policies and procedures and for the total day to day operations of the site, including staff supervision, maintaining and monitoring licenses and regulations for compliance of federal, state, and local entities. Set daily examples in supporting Head Start’s philosophy. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in meeting the needs of the families, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs to apply effective management principles in working with all children, families, and staff within the Head Start Program.

Accounts Payable Clerk

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for entering all Accounts Payables data into the MIP Accounting System; validate the accuracy of invoices, statements, purchase orders and receiving tickets. Prepare deposit daily; reconcile vendor credits to accounts payable documentation and monitor travel advances and returns.

Receptionist

Provides first impression of Agency for all persons entering facility on a daily basis. Handles various tasks to assist all staff in the daily intake of client information and in the day-to-day operation of the Agency.

Bus Monitor/Education Aide

The Bus Monitor/Education Aide is responsible for assuring the safety of children traveling on buses. The Bus Monitor/Education Aide has primary responsibility for safe supervision of children on the school buses. Bus Monitor/Education Aides also assist in Head Start classrooms to support the teaching staff and volunteers. 

Family Resource Advocate

The Family Resource Advocate (FRA) is responsible for providing quality, comprehensive child/family support services to families by implementing and executing the Head Start Performance Standards. The FRA is responsible for engaging families and building productive relationships to ensure parents receive the full benefits of their child’s preschool Head Start experience. The FRA must be passionate about engaging families, organized and meticulous in work execution, must work well in a team-based environment, have strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities. Recruit, determine eligibility, monitor child attendance, enroll families; work with parents in identifying and achieving goals and accessing support services, conduct community outreach efforts to identify and develop relationships with community-based organizations that provide other needed services to families. Provide support to classroom teaching teams as identified and needed.

Teacher

The position of Teacher is primarily responsible for the implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program in the classroom and for managing all aspects of outdoor activities. The Lead Teacher ensures that the classroom activities and environment are developmentally appropriate and reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum. The Lead Teacher ensures that the individual needs of all children regardless of race, creed, or disability are met as mandated by federal, state and local standards. The teacher will promote family involvement and will provide guidance and supervision for other adults in the classroom including the Teacher Assistant, Floaters, Foster Grandparents, interns and volunteers.

Health and Special Services Manager

The position of Health and Special Services Manager is primarily responsible for managing and providing oversight of all health/nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services as required by the Head Start Performance Standards. This position will supervise the program Cook and the Health/Nutrition Assistant. This position will also work closely with the community, program managers, and other DMCOC staff to ensure the recruitment and enrollment of 10% funded slots are filled with children ages 3 to 5 years with varying disabilities.

Mentor Coach

Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Mentor Coach shall be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of the pre-school curriculum, plans, and procedures to promote developmentally appropriate practices, sound program approaches to delivery of services, and to impart culturally and linguistically appropriate beliefs. This position will provide coaching and support strategies to classroom teaching teams and will also monitor, analyze and evaluate program systems and procedures, make and coordinate appropriate changes.

Head Start Director

The Head Start Director is responsible for overall administration of the DMCOC Anna Waters Head Start program in accordance with the guidance established by the Governing Board, Policy Council, Licensing Standards and other requirements. The Head Start Director provides oversight, monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the program meets or exceeds all Head Start Performance Standards. 

Nutrition Aide

The Nutrition Aide is responsible for delivering food to Head Start classrooms. The Nutrition Aide carefully monitors food temperatures and portions delivered to each classroom. The Nutrition Aide assures that the kitchen and food handling areas at each site are organized, clean, safe, sanitary and meet all applicable health standards.