Are you passionate about early childhood, like to work as a team and can take on challenges to produce powerful results? Consider joining our team at CDI.

CDI is seeking highly qualified, experienced individuals with a thorough knowledge of Head Start and/or Early Head Start in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Parent, Family and Community Engagement, Health, CACFP & Nutrition, Facilities and Transportation to provide periodic consulting services to Head Start/Early Head Start programs that are under interim management.

These consultant assignments are generally 1-3 weeks in length; and, require on-site, time intensive services to meet Head Start Programs immediate needs and produce results. The work is not a one-shot workshop or training session. Multiple assignments occur throughout the year.

Extensive travel is required. Payment is on a reimbursement basis, with the exception of airfare.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to consulting@cditeam.org



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  • Site Manager

  • Post Date: February 13, 2019

    Closing Date: Open until filled

    The Site Manager is assigned NIM (National Interim Management) Contract Head Start and/or Early Head Start program(s) to ensure smooth transition from the previous grantee; oversee operation of the program in all areas to provide safe, quality services to children and families; supporting the goals of the program during the time period the federal Office of Head Start is conducting the replacement grantee process; transition to the replacement grantee; and, conducting close-out activities.   This position requires extensive Head Start management experience. Extensive travel is required. This is an employment position with excellent benefits. 

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in a related field such as Education (Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Elementary Education), Human Services, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Family Services or Business Administration.
    • A minimum of eight years of management experience required (ten years preferred), including experience in project management, staff supervision, fiscal/budget oversight, and implementation of comprehensive management systems in early childhood programs.
    • A minimum of three years of experience required (five years preferred) as a Head Start/Early Head Start program director/associate/assistant director.
    • Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org     

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer


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  • Director

  • Post Date: February 19, 2019

    Closing Date: Open until filled

    The Director will oversee implementation of new project that delivers facilities and program improvement services to early childhood and non-profit organizations. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project, meeting project targets, and supervision of a small team working on project activities. The position will coordinate external outreach, marketing, and strategic partnerships. The position will also support CDI’s international programming with development and sustainability efforts. This position requires regular travel and is a home-office based position. This position comes with excellent benefits.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a related field.
    • A minimum of five years of non-profit management experience required.
    • Experience preferred working with early childhood programs.
    • Experience preferred working with facilities projects.

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org     

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer