Join the HACAP team

Are you interested in working with a nonprofit organization that is passionate about building strong communities and providing support to people in need? Take the next step toward creating change by applying for one of our available positions below.

Open Positions

HR Manager

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.
What we are proud to offer you:
Health and Dental Insurance
Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
Basic Life and AD&D coverage
Employee Assistance Program
Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for administering HACAP's Human Resources Department, ensuring that it is consistent with the agency's mission and complies with federal, state and individual program regulations. Primary responsibilities of HACAP's Human Resources department are hiring dynamic team members and keeping our team members employed.
Education and/or Experience:
1. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field
2. A minimum of two years of Human Resources management experience
3. Must possess technical writing skills
4. Experience in applying emerging technology in personnel administration
Hours and Wage:
Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; $27.44/hour

To apply please click here: http://bit.ly/2HijRV6

Weatherization Tech

Location: Corporate Office, Hiawatha

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week

Wages: $14.47 per hour

Summary Description:   

Weatherization Technicians perform weatherization services in homes and housing units of program-eligible participants. Duties include; installing materials, insulation blowers, operating other hand and power tools, performing equipment maintenance, and generally performing various aspects of manual labor.


1.  Two years work experience, which demonstrates skills including carpentry, plumbing repair, energy efficiency measures, painting and minor electrical skills in home/office maintenance areas.
2.  Demonstrated ability to measure accurately with ruler or tape measure.
3.  Work experience that demonstrate ability to follow and communicate instructions, ability to work with others and flexibility.
4.  Be able to follow LSWP and have Lead Abatement Worker certification or successfully obtain Lead Abatement Worker certification within seven (7) working days after hire.


To Apply:





Substitutes (Linn, Johnson, Jones, Washington & Benton Counties)

Location: Linn, Johnson, Jones, Washington, & Benton Counties

Work Schedule: Varies/Intermittent

Wages: $10.31/hr

Summary Description:

Substitute Teacher supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for children. These positions are intermittent and may be short or long term roles.


High School Diploma or GED 


3 months preschool experience

To Apply:


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Location: Urban Clinic, Cedar Rapids

Work Schedule: Part Time - Intermittent Hours

Wages: $14.53/hour, No Benefits

Summary Description:   

Under the supervision of the Alliance Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator, this position conducts all aspects of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program and process of assessing normal breastfeeding concerns and challenges associated with the WIC, Child Health and Maternal Health Programs in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations to provide breastfeeding supportive services to target women in the community.


A breastfeeding peer counselor must currently be a WIC participant or must have been a WIC participant in the past and must have successfully breastfed at least one baby for a minimum of four months. Must have a telephone and be willing to make contacts from home. Breastfeeding peer counselors must also be available outside the usual clinic operating hours to mothers who are breastfeeding.


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Oral Health Coordinator

Location: Urban Clinic, Cedar Rapids

Work Schedule: 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday

Wages: $28.50 per hour

Summary Description: 

The Oral Health Coordinator is responsible for leading the agency's local public health infrastructure by building local public health system capacity in the Oral Health Dental Home Project in Benton, Jones and Linn counties. The Coordinator will serve as the oral health prevention expert and the liaison between the HACAP Family and Community Health Alliance, families and the dental offices to ensure completion of dental care. The Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the oral health hygiene services, in coordination with other health care team members and community collaborations.  



1. Current Iowa RDH license from an accredited program

2. At least three years of dental hygiene experience; public health dental hygiene experience preferred

3. Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of socio-economic groups and community collaboration systems

4. Must successfully complete agency orientation and competencies

5. Demonstrate proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced dental hygiene procedures in the administration of preventative services/education and the operation of complicated specialized equipment


To Apply:


Child Care Nurse Consultant

Location: Corporate Office, Hiawatha

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week (some evening and weekend hours may be required)

Wages: $23.71 per hour

Summary Description:   

The Child Care Nurse Consultant will provide health and safety consultation, training, and technical assistance to childcare providers. Also, this position will train Head Start (HS) staff on health related topics, complete child screenings and assessments, provide guidance on health issues and medical care plans, review child health information, and provide information and education to Head Start families.  


1. Registered Nurse - licensed in the state of Iowa, BSN preferred

2. Expertise in community health, maternal and child health


To Apply:


Marion Assistant Teacher


Work Schedule: M-F 9:30am-5:30pm


Wages: $14.26/hr


Summary Description:

The Assistant Teacher supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children. This position also works to carry out activities covering the comprehensive nature of the program.



 • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
• Two years of experience in a licensed childcare program



• Preschool Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
• One year Early Childhood Diploma from an accredited Community College
• Other related Associate’s Degree with nine (9) hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education


To apply, please click here: http://bit.ly/2HCXR8F  


Anamosa Cook

Head Start Cook

Jones County Head Start, Anamosa
30 hours/week, full benefits
$12.27 per hour

This position is responsible for food preparation and maintaining a functional kitchen that provides daily meal service for the Head Start centers.

1. High school diploma or GED
2. One year food service experience

Please click here to apply: http://bit.ly/2H7593r

Lead Infant/Toddler Worker II - Inn Circle Head Start

Lead Infant/Toddler Worker II
Inn Circle Early Head Start
40 hours/week, Full Day/Full Year
$14.26 per hour

Interact with toddlers in the implementation of daily activities, planned to meet their social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs in accordance with Early Head Start Program Performance standards.


Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education

High School Diploma/GED
Current Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

To apply, please click here: http://bit.ly/2FXilIP

Temporary Assistant Teacher II - Jane Boyd

Intermittent Assistant Teacher II
Jane Boyd Head Start Center
8:00AM-2:00PM, Part Day/Part Year
$15.54 per Hour
30 Hours/Week, No Benefits
Position ends May 11, 2018


The Assistant Teacher supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children.  This position also works to carry out activities covering the comprehensive nature of the program.


Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood
Two years experience in a licensed child care program AND
One of the following:
Pre-school Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
One year Early Childhood Diploma from an accredited Community College
Other related Associate’s Degree with nine (9) hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education

To apply, please click here http://bit.ly/2FEjs2d

HACAP is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against or in favor of any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or political affiliation.