Employment Opportunities



Open Positions


Program Director

Statement of the Job: Responsible for managerial oversight and direction to Early Head Start and Head Start programs, consistent with agency policies and applicable federal and state regulations, under the administrative direction of the Executive Director. Coach, mentor, supervise and support program coordinating staff. Collaborate with the senior leadership team to provide leadership in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of program systems and represent the agency in local, state and regional communities.

Required Qualifications:  Experience in administration and supervision, with strong leadership and management skills; ability to balance regulatory requirements with budget constraints and growing community needs. Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education, Human Services and/or Human Development. A B.A. or B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field required, preferably a Master’s degree.  Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong organizational skills to provide timely administration of assorted duties;  Ability to work well in a team environment;  Ability to engage in difficult conversations;  Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships.


Development & Community Relations Director

Statement of the Job: The Development & Community Relations Director serves on the senior management team to provide leadership in fund development activities to meet the Program’s objectives. Provide leadership and oversight of a diversified fundraising program including grant writing, an annual giving program, planned giving, corporate giving, special events and in-kind contributions. Assume primary responsibility for securing financial support for the organization while ensuring all development activities are consistent with the organization’s mission, vision and values. Monitor the grants budget, calendar and strategies to generate support from governmental, corporate, community and family foundations. Supervise development staff and monitor success within defined areas of responsibility. Represent the Executive Director to the Kansas City philanthropic community as needed.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor degree in English, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or other related field; Prior experience in a fundraising capacity with a proven history of direct solicitation; Experience in the areas of grant writing, planned giving, major donor development and annual fundraising; Excellent research skills; Knowledge of fundraising databases with capability to design and provide dashboard reports; Excellent interpersonal, leadership, organization, verbal and written communication skills.


Early Head Start/Head Start Assistant Teacher

Statement of the Job: The Assistant Teacher is responsible for contributing to the planning, implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program. The Assistant Teacher supports the teaching team in ensuring that the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs of the children as mandated by Head Start and state and local standards.

Required Qualifications: A Child Development Associate credential (CDA); or enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood or Child Development and one year’s experience is required.


Head Start Substitute Teacher

Statement of the Job: To provide coverage and support in the classroom as needed due to absence of regular full/part time employees.

Required Qualifications: Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field with a minimum of 18 credits in Early Childhood or Child Development and one year’s experience is required.


Office/Kitchen Substitute

Statement of the Job: The Office/Kitchen Substitute will provide coverage and support at the front desk or in the kitchen as needed due to absence of regular full/part time employees.

Required Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and experience in a responsible position is required.


Contact Information

Please download and complete our Employment Application and send with resume and cover letter to:

humanresources[at]growingfutureseec.org or mail to

Growing Futures Early Education Center
8155 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66204

No phone calls please.