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Careers at Head Start

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FEATURED Head Start Careers - Downstate

 Recently submitted positions, if any  (*)  

HEAD START JOBS ACCESS / IHSA helps support the recruitment and retention of Head Start and Early Head Start staff. This is why all Illinois Head Start Members receive unlimited job postings on our Career page. (See more links at bottom of this page). 

To submit YOUR AGENCY'S new positions, see posting requirements below.  

IHSA City of Chicago Members & Delegates

IHSA Downstate Members & Delegates

Click any program link for Member Agency’s contact information:

Anna Waters Head Start, Empowerment Opportunities Center 
Baby TALK Early Head Start
BCMW Community Services, Inc.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
CDI – Serving Vermillion, Iroquois and F ord Counties
CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation
Centerstone Early Head Start
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)
Childcare Network of Evanston
City of Rockford Early/Head Start
Community Action Agency of McHenry County
Community Action Partnership of Central IL (CAPCIL)
Community Link / First Step
Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. (ERBA)
Evanston/Skokie Community SD 65
Governors State University Early Head Start
(*) Heartland Head Start (for multiple positions - also still open for Heartland HS Executive Director)  
IDHS Migrant & Seasonal Head Start
Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC)
Kankakee School District #111
Mount Vernon School District #80
Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA)
Parents and Children Together (PACT) 
Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO)
Project NOW, Inc.
Proviso Leydon Council for Community Action (PLCCA)
Quincy Public School District 
Regional Planning Commission / Early Childhood Education Program (Champaign Co.)
Riverbend Head Start and Family Services
Rock Island-Milan School District
SAL – Family and Community Services
SIU-Carbondale Head Start
(*) SIU-Edwardsville Head Start  (for multiple positions; including Teachers and Teacher Assistants
Southern 7 Health Dept.
Springfield Urban League
Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC)
Two Rivers Head Start Agency
Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI) 
Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council (WEEOC)

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See other HS and Early HS Opportunities throughout Illinois posted via:

ECLKC job-center – Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

Region V Head Start Association:

No new submissions this month (by IN, MI, MN, OH or WI)

(*)  Other Illinois Community Partners in Early Education: 

STGi Grantee Specialist - (T&TA Region 5)

POSTING REQUIREMENTS (free for Members):

Each hiring notice should, of course, be fully proofed with your own specific details, including: your agency’s contact information, the actual job city or location, and your deadline date (if any).  New individual positions may be submitted weekly.  After 60-90 days (unless otherwise requested), postings are removed. For timely postings, provide your EHS/HS job opening as a PDF file, or simply send the link to your own agency’s employment webpage.  IHSA Members may send their links or posting attachments to 
If you have a third party emailing your agency’s postings, they MUST cc your agency’s contact person (as an indication to IHSA of your prior approval).   
Forward your PDF file (as instructed above).  Non-member postings ($50 each) have a 30-day expiration, including weekends and holidays.Upon consent and payment, a link to your IHSA invoice will be emailed to you. Paying by credit card will include a 3.5% transaction fee (by PayPal). Regular social posts are included, bringing our viewers to this IHSA jobs page.    

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