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

  • Site Manager

  • Posting Date: April 9, 2020

    Closing Date: Open until filled

    Community Development Institute (CDI), a private, nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, is engaged in organizational development, leadership development, and training/technical assistance. CDI is the Head Start National Interim Management Contractor (NIM) for the Federal Office of Head Start. 

    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, but will work from a home office when not traveling to a Head Start program. 

    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)

    CDI offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, paid time off, volunteer time off, parental leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement and a robust organizational culture that supports innovation, creativity and open communication.

    To be considered for the position please submit a cover letter and resume to

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


  • Federal Interest Specialist

  • Position          :  Federal Interest Specialist

    Post Date       :  May 22, 2020

    Closing Date  :  June 5, 2020


    General Summary of the Position:

    Community Development Institute (CDI) provides essential facilities and real property management support services and resources to the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices. This position has primary responsibility for working in a team environment in providing technical support and resources to the ACF/DHHS/Office of Head Start and Regional Offices in their management of federal financial investment and resulting equity share in real properties.  More specifically, this position provides guidance, monitoring and direct support for staff and consultants in researching Head Start facilities, ownership history, real estate records, federal government and other funding history to identify and document federal share in real property. This position works in collaboration with project staff to develop action plans, materials, and resources to guide the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices in taking next steps to resolve and transition federal interest properties from incumbents to new grantees.


    This position is remote work from a home office.


    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a BA/BS in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Organizational Management, or related field.Juris Doctorate is preferred, with coursework in real estate transactions.
    • Training and experience in federal government property management/procurement, management of real property with federal investment/interest is required.
    • Training and experience in federal government: acquisition/property procurement, business analysis, financial management, program and management analysis is preferred.


    Send cover letter and resume to prior to the closing date.

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