Founded in 1965 as part of the
War on Poverty, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is one
of 1,000 community action agencies across the U.S. and 23 in
Massachusetts created to address disparities throughout the
Our values of advancing equitable access, elevating all voices,
and partnering with people are embedded in the role we play as the federally
designated anti-poverty agency for Central and South-Central Massachusetts.
WCAC embodies service to the community through our Mission: Helping
people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and
Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at
a time. Through safety-net services and asset
building solutions, WCAC creates economic mobility opportunities for
tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy
assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive
youth development, and career pathways.
WCAC is committed to being a responsible and inclusive
partner through strong collaboration and a shared client perspective. We are
committed to advocating for policies that create equitable access to education,
health, social, and economic systems. We are committed to a workplace
culture with a shared passion for our mission that promotes
teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference.
About WCAC Early
Education and Care Programs
Through our Early Head Start and Head Start Programs, WCAC provides a continuum of early
education and care programming for families throughout Southern
Worcester County prenatally through Kindergarten enrollment. We strive to
support positive parent/child interactions through developmentally appropriate
curriculum and activities for the whole family to participate in. Early Head Start provides intensive
comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income
infants and toddlers through age three and pregnant women
and their families. We currently operate two Head Start Centers, one in Southbridge
operating 8 classrooms and the other in Webster with 4 classrooms.
WCAC is seeking a full time Business Manager to
oversee the administrative function for the Head Start (HS) and Early Head
Start (EHS) programs in Southbridge. This is a full-time,
year-round, exempt level position. WCAC offers a competitive salary and
excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, 403(b)
retirement plan with Agency contribution, flexible spending account, paid
holidays, vacation, personal and sick time.
degree in Business Administration or related field preferred or Associate’s
degree with prior accounting or business management experience. Combination of
experience and education equivalent to five years of business administration
experience will be considered.
– 5 years’ business administration experience required - child care setting
managing childcare subsidies/voucher system strongly preferred.
communication skills both written and verbal.
computer skills and the ability to learn Agency databases required.
interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with co-workers, parents,
and outside vendors.
to multi-task and handle interruptions throughout the day and remain on task.
organization and project management skills, with attention to details.
supervisory experience and the ability to train staff and work well in a team.
possess leadership skills and the ability to follow through on assignments with
and creative individual who can forecast the needs of the programs.
Special Certification or
driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to travel between WCAC
to successfully complete a CORI/SORI/DCF/finger printing review every two
physical every two years and evidence of negative Mantoux, required by DEEC.
Hepatitis B (optional).
Aid and CPR Certificate for infants and children.
hours may be required to meet the needs of families and programs.
be reachable and available for emergencies.
ability to fulfill duties and responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
with Program Director and finance staff to procure necessary equipment or
services in accordance with WCAC’s purchasing policy and procedures. This includes obtaining bids for service,
service agreements for consultants, and registering staff for conferences and
trainings with all necessary accommodations.
that Purchase Orders, Invoices, Check Requests, Expense Reimbursements for Head
Start are properly completed, approved, and coded and submitted to the finance
office on a weekly basis.
electronic log of invoices and intuitive filing system. Maintain a filing
system that is backed up and easy to use for auditing purposes.
and maintain staff files as assigned in accordance with HS/DEEC regulations.
for record retention and destruction procedures for children’s files.
for oversight of facility projects. This
includes creating a calendar, tracking and scheduling facility related activities
to include: pest management services, equipment maintenance, repairs, and inspections
and license renewals. Work with vendors
to ensure that work is completed to expectations in accordance with agreement.
Maintain a record of all such activities.
one full-time Data Entry/Administrative Assistant
with the onboarding and offboarding of staff to include distribution and
collection of Agency-owned equipment, and permissions to ChildPlus database.
Policy Council meetings, create information packages with relevant information,
attend the meetings and record minutes. Create Zoom meeting links and calendar
events to distribute to Policy Council Members and program staff.
as liaison for voting items and information sharing between Policy Council and
the Agency Board of Directors working with the appropriate staff in the
Send cover letter and resume
specifying position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to the Human Resource Department, Worcester Community Action Council, 484 Main
St, #200, Worcester, MA 01608. Deadline
to apply is May 31, 2021.
Community Action Council, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity
to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental
disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender
identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or
any other classification which is protected under state or federal law.