Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403b) with generous company match
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accident

SCHEDULE AND WAGE: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Wage: $26.07 hourly


 This position requires a success-driven person that will be responsible for improving the overall performance scores of classrooms by establishing coaching partnerships with HS/EHS classroom teams that promote early childhood best practices, curriculum implementation, and effective teacher-child interactions.  Success in this position will be directly measured by the achievement of overall classroom performance increases. This position is a member of the Head Start/Early Head Start Leadership Team and will provide support and leadership to program staff.  Project management skills, writing skills, and familiarity with computer systems are important in this role. 

  1. Develop and monitor individual coaching plans with specific goals and areas for growth.
  2. Collaborate with Comprehensive Services Supervisor (CSS) to continually improve overall functions of classrooms. Work to develop a regular schedule for conducting classroom observations as a foundation for determining needs. 
  3. Review coaching goals with PBIS Leadership Team and report on implementation progress.
  4. Support cultural and linguistic responsiveness throughout the program by fostering a commitment to cultural diversity, home language support and specific support for dual language learners and their families.
  5. Function as a member of the Head Start Leadership team in activities assuring that federally mandated child outcomes are completed and reviewed for areas of strength and growth.
  6. Effectively identify problems, take appropriate corrective actions or makes timely notification to the Early Childhood Programs Director for area beyond his/her control.
  7. Provides child ratio coverage in the classroom on an emergency basis to meet state licensing and/or federal compliance regulations.
  8. Perform other duties as directed by the Early Childhood Program’s Director.


 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

 BA or advanced degree in early childhood education; or a BA or advanced degree in related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching in early childhood.


  1. Ability to read, comprehend and implement procedures.
  2. Ability to use good judgment
  3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  4. Ability to work with a diverse population
  5. Ability to relate to low-income people
  6. Strong organizational skills
  7. Ability to work effectively with age-appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way
  8. Detail orientated



  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.

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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.