Head Start Advocate

Job Summary

  • Location
    Head Start locations throughout Central Oregon (Bend, Redmond, La Pine and Prineville)
  • Hours
    40 hours/week - subject to normal school year furloughs plus two weeks in summer (approximately six weeks per year)
  • Compensation
    $16.42/hour (plus .50 for Bilingual Spanish), Union represented, after six working months and a positive review, wage will increase to $17.28.
  • Benefits
    100% premium paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Agency paid Retirement plan (up to 6%), Very aggressive time off accruals. Many voluntary plans including family medical, dental, vision and life, flex spending medical savings, discount fuel, health club membership and pet insurance.
  • Deadline
    Positions remain open until filled

NeighborImpact’s Head Start is continuing to expand in Central Oregon! Are you passionate about children and families? Do you want to help Central Oregon children get the very best start in life? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field? Then the Head Start Advocate position is for you! Come to work for one Oregon’s 100 Best Non-Profits and help affect constructive change in people’s lives.

The Head Start Advocate works with identified high-need families at multiple sites to promote asset development, family wellness, family partnerships and parent involvement in the Head Start program. The position works closely with families and other team members to facilitate and nurture children’s physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development. The advocate operates as a liaison between classroom and home settings and as a liaison between families and other NeighborImpact programs and community services. Consultation, support and mentoring are provided to program staff in the area of family services. The position also works as a member of the ERSEA team with responsibility for Head Start and Early Head Start recruitment, enrollment and attendance activities. This position is represented under a collective Bargaining Agreement.


NeighborImpact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.