Careers with
Reach-Up Head Start

Reach-Up is a not-for-profit organization that provides education and support services to those who meet our eligibility requirements in Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive education and familial support services that strengthen young children and their families who are experiencing low income. All relationships - with our staff, students, and families - are based on integrity, trust, and respect. We focus on establishing strength-based partnerships and embracing the uniqueness and diversity within our communities. Reach-Up is recognized throughout our community and the state of Minnesota as a family-focused early childhood developmental model of excellence that has a lasting impact.

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What Makes Us Different?

Reach-Up provides education and support to children - and their families - from Pregnancy to Preschool. We go beyond individuals in a classroom to look at the support, resources, and services they need in every aspect of their lives to lay a foundation for a brighter future. Our staff works with expecting mothers, families of young children, and young children in a classroom setting. From nutrition support to childcare, home-based and center-based services, and everything in between, Reach-Up is here to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out.

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“When I saw Reach-Up’s mission statement about supporting not just a student but the whole family made such a difference to me. This organization is special because of the support and resources they provide to us as staff, but to their students and families as well - including mental, nutritional, and general health support, family engagement resources, and so much more.”

Ana, Staff Teacher

Employee Benefits

Reach-Up offers a variety of standard benefits including medical insurance, vision and dental coverage, life insurance policies, and retirement planning support. Benefits are available to full-time employees* working more than 30 hours per week and voluntarily to part-time employees. Below is a snapshot of just a few of the great benefits we offer.

Health, Vision, & Dental*

We provide health & vision insurance options as well as free single dental insurance to keep you healthy and feeling your best

HSA & 401k with Company Contribution*

We happily match a portion of contributions to full-time employees’ HSA and 401k accounts

Learning & Development*

We provide on-the-job training and cover the cost of your Child Development Certificate (CDA) for Classroom & Home Visiting Staff

Generous Vacation Days

All Reach-Up Staff have paid holidays, personal, sick, and bereavement leave time. Plus, you’ll never be asked to work evenings or weekends

Retention Bonuses

We appreciate the loyalty and dedication of our staff and offer retention bonuses for Classroom & Home Visiting Staff

YMCA Corporate Membership

We know better health leads to increased immunity, higher energy levels, and less stress — all of which make for happier employees

Now Hiring

There are many open positions available to join our team! Reach-Up provides equal employment opportunity to all persons. Reach-Up Inc. does not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment regardless of color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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Open Positions:

The Early Childhood Education and Disabilities Coordinator will work with a team of coordinators to oversee and coordinate the daily operations of designated Center Based programs operated by Reach-Up Inc. The Early Childhood Education and Disabilities Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing disability services in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.

B.A/B.S./B.E.S Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education; Masters Degree preferred

Wage Range: $67,288 - $81,200

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The Application Process

We know our students and families are most successful when communication and expectations are clear and transparent, and we treat our application and hiring processes the same way. Here’s what you can expect when you apply for a career with Reach-Up Head Start.

Submit Your Application

Wait for Our Review + Follow Up

Schedule an Interview

Decision
Making

Onboarding + Training

A Culture Committed to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Reach-Up Head Start, we hold ourselves accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We regularly assess our progress, solicit feedback from our community, and adapt our practices to ensure we are continuously improving. We believe that by embracing diversity, striving for equity, and fostering inclusion, we can create a more just and compassionate society for all children and families, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Our commitment to DE&I is embedded in every aspect of our organization, from the curriculum we offer to the way we engage with our families and staff.  We strive to create a culture where all individuals feel valued, respected, and included. We actively foster an inclusive environment that embraces differences and encourages open dialogue. We believe that when everyone feels heard and seen, they are empowered to reach their full potential.

We are committed to empowering both our staff and the families we serve to be advocates for themselves and their communities. We provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities for our team members, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to best support our families. Additionally, we offer resources and tools to help families navigate challenges and access the services they need.

Reach-Up Head Start provides equal opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of gender, gender identity, age, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics.

Together, we can build a brighter future for our communities.

Additional information on EEO can be found at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Contact Sue Huot at shuot@reachupinc.org or 320-253-0811