Stark County Community Action Agency - Employment

Current Openings

The following are currently available positions with the Stark County Community Action Agency. The title, description, and minimum qualifications can be found here. Please send a cover letter and resume to the agency at the address below or email to if you meet the requirements. You can also click on "SCCAA Employment Application" in the menu to download an application to fill out and mail with your cover letter and resume.

Head Start / Early Head Start Director

Overview of SCCAA Head Start Program: Federally funded, birth to five School Readiness Program, serving low income and at risk children. The program serves 94 infants/toddlers and 855 pre-school aged children with an annual budget of $8.7 million. Staff of 100+ and 9 direct reports.

Apply: Email Resume or Vitae to,

Deadline: May 11, 2015.

General Summary

Under administrative direction, the Head Start /Early Head Start Director is responsible for assuring

Head Start program mandates and standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. The in-cumbent will provide overall leadership in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all service area performance. This position requires a high degree of knowledge about the Head Start Act of 2007, Head Start Performance Standards, and all service areas accountability requirements.

Exercises direct supervision of program managerial staff and develops the structure, systems and procedures to facilitate positive school readiness outcomes.

Responsibility for fiscal, legal, and programmatic aspects of the program. Incumbent shall have responsibility of assuring that the program is strategically positioned for the future.

Essential Functions

  •  Assures program compliance with all funding source mandates, laws and regulations, and assures that standards which exceed the minimum are being met
  • Ability to lead staff to achieve performance expectations and manage operations to achieve fiscal accountability
  • Competency of Head Start regulations and standards and theability toapply the knowledge in daily operations

Job Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university and/or a Bachelor's degree with 10 years of equivalent work experience in a Head Start or Early Childhood program or related field.
  • 3-5 years of demonstrable senior management experience, including program planning, operations and evaluation, proven Leadership ability in previous employment history.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop and work as part of a team.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  •  A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a Head Start or Early Childhood program environment, inclusive of management, development, grant management and supervision.
  •  Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, ODJFS licensing rules and ODE learning standards.
  • Functional knowledge and experience working with federal rules and regulations pertaining to grant funded programs.  Experience with budget development and management.
Teacher - Stark County Community Action Agency Head Start Program, will implement Early Childhood Development program curriculum and activities which take into consideration cultural, social,  and economic backgrounds, emotional or physical disabilities, and individual style and pace of learning to ensure a holistic and comprehensive delivery of services.   Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of four (4) months documented successful experience in a pre-school/child care environment. 
Assistant Teacher - Minimum  an Associates Degree in Early Childhood.
Computer Instructor - Teach students the computer skills necessary for application in the current business world.
Develop curriculum to teach computer applications.  Maintain current knowledge of computer applications and training methods.  Develop assessment mechanisms to measure academic progress and achievements.  Evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations as necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.  Certification in Microsoft preferred.  Minimum of three
(3) years of demonstrated experience in teaching computer skills, preferably in a non-profit environment and/or with diverse populations, including low to moderate income individuals.  Possess exceptional excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Job Mentor Coach – (Seasonal during summer months) provide training and direction to participants of the Summer Youth Program. Act as liaison between the agency, participants, and employers.

Function as an advocate between the employer personnel and youth participants to maintain open communication and achievement of individual education plans and employability objectives.  Conduct weekly individual and/or group mentoring sessions.  Plan, develop and implement assigned strategies for development of youth independent job readiness and work specific skills.  Monitor youth activities, work performance, attendance, and employability session participation.

A minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or related field or three years of demonstrated experience with working with at risk youth and diverse populations in social service organizations setting.  Excellent verbal and written communication; Proficient with Microsoft office applications and Publisher.  Must pass pre-employment physical assessment screening. Incumbent must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and insurance.


Summer Camp Director - will provide the proper planning, execution and evaluation of the day-to-day programmatic and logistical operations including: 1) development of math and reading objectives and curriculum to reduce summer learning loss 2) supervision of 5 staff, 3) scheduling of activities, 3) behavior management of campers, 4) check-in and check-out, and 5) evaluation of the program.
The Camp Director must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have a valid drivers license. She/he must bring to this position an educational background suited to the requirements of the position. The Director must possess superb skills in coordinating the proper planning, execution and documentation of summer day camp programs.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Participate in pre-camp training and planning process.
  • Responsibility for the safety and well-being of all campers and staff throughout the camp program.
  • Supervision of campers and Counselors during all field trips and specialty programs.
  • Organizing and insuring a high level of standards in all activities, themes, meals and specialty programs.
  • Maintain all paperwork pertinent to the job.

Summer Camp Leader - Participate in pre-camp training and planning process  Directs assigned groups of children in a manner that promotes safe behaviors and improves the quality of the children's interaction with one anothe.  Has a specialty area in which plans and provides instruction to the ability level of different age groups.  Has a specialty one or more of: Creative Arts Science/Nature, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Soccer.  Participates in all activities with their groups, making camp fun for their campers, teaching skills, providing encouragement and support.  Serves as a role model to young children by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct.   Supervises and guides junior staff assigned to group.  Responsible for campers' safety; on the bus, on a trip, at activities, and during transitions.


Summer Camp Counselor - Participate in pre-camp training and planning process.  Assists in leading group through day’s schedule; assists in assuring the safety of campers at all times. Participates in all activities with their groups, making camp fun for their campers, teaching skills, providing encouragement and support, etc ,Serves as a role model to young children by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct. Assists with planning of activities; assists with daily attendance, and is attentive and follows all administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines
Equal Opportunity Organization
The Stark County Community Action Agency is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate in its employment practices nor in its delivery of services.

There shall be no discrimination in employment practices, operations and activities, or contractual services with any other entity based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability status. The SCCAA Board of Directors has adopted the revised Affirmative Action Policy in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and with Executive Order #246 as amended by Executive Order #11375.

 SCCAA - Human Resources Central Office
1366 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1676
Fax: (330) 454-6850

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 4:30PM



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