Head Start Jobs

Includes Head Start and Head Start-related jobs in Kentucky, regionally and nationally.

If you are a Head Start Grantee in Kentucky and wish to share to your job postings, please send to: jmountjoy@headstartky.org


Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC)

OVEC has immediate openings for the following Manager positions:

  • Education Manager: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education or related field, with experience teaching young children, minimum 3 years ECE and 2 years of managerial experience preferred.
  • Family and Community Services Team Manager: Bachelor’s in Family Studies, Social Work or related field, two years’ experience, and be able to work independently.
  • ERSEA Manager: Bachelor’s in Business Administration or related field.
  • Program Operations Manager: Bachelor degree or IECE in Early Childhood Education required. Master’s degree in related field preferred, managerial experience preferred.
  • Fiscal Operations Manager: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • Health and Nutrition Services Manager: Bachelor’s in Nursing or related field required. Minimum two years of Head Start, Early Childhood, or related field experience. Management experience in supervision and mentoring staff desired.
  • Technology Associate: Any combination equivalent to: One year college-level course work and/or computer science and/or one year technical school work in computers and one year experience troubleshooting, repairing, and servicing computers and related equipment.
  • Facilities Specialist: High School Diploma or GED Certificate required.  Two years of experience preferred. Must have knowledge of tools, equipment, methods, and materials used in unskilled to semi-skilled maintenance in at least one of the building maintenance and construction trades.

For full job descriptions and to submit an online application please go to www.ovec.org

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Central Kentucky Head Start

Lead Teacher(s) (Bardstown and Lebanon areas)

The Head Start teacher establishes a learning environment and plans and implements a daily program for child development activities designed to meet the individual needs of the child in one classroom. The teacher coordinates with other component staff to involve parents in education activities to enhance their role as the prime educator of their children. The teacher provides structured education activities for pre-school age children participating in the program. Activities associated with the job include supervising a teacher assistant and volunteers, making recommendations regarding education programs curricula and implement program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with governing regulations including all Federal Performance Standards, CLASS and ALLSTARS. Preparing, posting and implementing lesson plans using Frog Street Press Curriculum, conduct two Parent/Teacher conferences per year, two home visits per year, participating in and assisting with staff training activities and ensuring the thorough and timely completion of children's classroom records.

Must have an Associates or Bachelor's ECE or IECE or equivalent. Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.

Send resume to Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Head Start Program Attention: Teacher, P.O. Box 830 Lebanon KY 40033 or email your resume to Rachael Thompson at rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Region IV Head Start Association - Job Fair


National Head Start Association - Careers

ICF Consulting - Head Start-related

KHSA on Twitter

October is Head Start Awareness Month - created in 1982 by President Reagan, Head Start Awareness Month is an opportunity for you to share the power of Head Start! Check out the @NatlHeadStart Head Start Language Playbook for help in shaping your message - https://t.co/ilLQXNFvk6

Teaching Strategies Gold Training sponsored by Kentucky GOEC - Oct. 14-17, 2019 https://t.co/wtsLjtuIzq

Family Services Institute - 3 Day FREE Training - Nashville - Nov. 12-14 https://t.co/2oOxkzx6xC

Facilities Boot Camp Training - FREE 2.5 Day Training - Oct. 22-24, 2019 - Louisville, KY. Limited to three (3) participants per grantee! Contact kimberly.mcintyre @icf.com or
camille.baker @icf.com https://t.co/Q09WRFAbH8 @KYGOEC @RIVHSA

[GRANT ALERT] - OHS Disaster Recovery Funding for 2018 & 2019 https://t.co/8Zd3RlE3gT

Registration is now OPEN for the Kentucky Fatherhood Summit: Friday, Sept. 27 in Lexington - providing a collaborative opportunity to influence Fatherhood in Kentucky and explore the best ways to reach fathers. To register, visit: https://t.co/pmuNufeI1x