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Early Childhood Education Academic Director

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Los Angeles County
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MAOF Administration
$83,340.00 - $93,616.00
Full Time
1 Position
Open untill filled


The Early Childhood Education Academic Director is responsible for providing comprehensive academic counseling, support services, and placement to our MAOF employees in the early childcare field. This role primarily involves assisting students in transcript review, educational planning, accessing foreign and domestic transcripts, data analysis, and offering in-person and virtual support during occasional evenings and weekends.


Educational Planning and Intern Coordination: Collaborate with students to develop personalized educational plans that align with their academic and career goals. Assisting with internship compliance and works with our external partners.

Multilingual Support: Provide counseling and guidance in multiple languages to cater to the diverse needs of the MAOF staff team.

In-Person Meetings: Conduct face-to-face meetings with staff throughout our MAOF service areas during evenings and weekends, offering flexible scheduling options to accommodate their availability.

Virtual Support: Conduct remote counseling sessions via Zoom or other online platforms to assist MAOF employees who cannot meet in person.

Data Analysis: Analyze student data to identify trends to inform MAOF educational trends, pathway development, and compile relevant reports.

Resource Referral: Connect students with relevant campus resources, such as tutoring, financial aid, and career services, including job placement, to enhance their overall academic experience at their campus of choice.

Cultural Competency: Foster an inclusive and culturally sensitive environment to support students from diverse backgrounds.

Documentation: Maintain accurate records of counseling sessions and academic progress to ensure compliance with organizational, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Required Qualifications:

The minimum education, experience, or other background required to be considered eligible to apply for, or otherwise perform the duties of the position being applied for. Candidates must meet all required qualifications to be eligible for employment.

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, education, or related field(Bachelor’s or Master's degree or Early Childhood Education, preferred).
  • 5-7 years’ experience in academic advising or counseling.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish to effectively communicate with a diverse student population.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of transcript evaluation and educational planning.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Familiarity with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms.
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Bilingual Skills: Fluency in Spanish and English is essential for effective communication with community members and educators.


The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  


The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work may include evenings and weekends.

MAOF Sponsored Benefits:

MAOF offers a comprehensive package of benefits and perks for both part- and full-time employees, including: 

  • Personal Time Off(PTO) - Vacation/personal days or sick time).
  • Paid Sick Time – 48hours
  • Paid Holidays per Calendar Year - 12 paid holidays.
  • Bereavement Leave – 5paid days.
  • Jury Duty – 5 paid days.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance Paid 100% by MAOF.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan- 5% employer match – 100% vested.
  • Basic Life and Accidental Insurance.
  • Pet Insurance.
  • Supplemental life insurance.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance(EAP) – For team members and dependents; counseling, legal assistance,financial planning, identity theft, etc.
  • Supplemental Cancer, Disability,and Accident plans.
  • Employee referral bonus (referring employee earns $500 for each new hire who completes 90 days.
  • Discounts for AT&T wireless, movie tickets, amusement parks, and much more.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  • Credit Union Membership

Contact information below if you would like more information regarding this  position.

Phone Number: (855) 755-6263

Fax Number: (323) 890-9632


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Early Childhood Education Academic Director

Application Procedure

To apply directly online, follow the link below.
You can also download the application, fill it out and email it to
Contact information below if you would like more information regarding this position.
Phone Number: (323) 890-9600
Fax Number: (323) 890-9632

In order for your application to be accepted, the following documents are REQUIRED:

  • College Transcripts are REQUIRED when applying for the MAOF Head Start, Child Care and Pre-School programs,
  • Degree along with college transcripts REQUIRED for any positions that require a BA or higher degree,
  • When applying for positions of Associate Teacher, Teacher, Head Teacher or Site Supervisor a copy of the Permit from the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing is REQUIRED,
  • When applying for positions that do not require transcripts or degrees a High School diploma or equivalency  REQUIRED,
  • Updated resume REQUIRED for all positions,
  • 2 letters of PROFESSIONAL recommendation REQUIRED for all positions.

Minimum qualifications must-be-met by the close of filing date.

MAOF offers the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Accidental Insurance, Employer Contribution and Employer Match 403(b) Retirement Plan with 100% vesting, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs (EAP), Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, 501(c)(3) Designation Public Service Loan Forgiveness, other supplemental benefits such as AFLAC, Credit Union Membership and Discount tickets to Southern CA theme parks and attractions. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Employment Application

Applicant Information

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Previous Employment


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If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release.

Applicant's Statement

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I understand that if offered employment, the offer may be contingent on my passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screen and a pre-employment physical. By signing this application, voluntarily agree to submit to a pre-employment alcohol/drug screen and pre-employment physical upon request. I understand that failure to pass the alcohol/drug screen and or physical will result in withdrawal of the employment offer. I also understand that refusal to submit to an alcohol/drug screen will be considered a voluntary resignation of employment.

I understand that nothing contained in the application or conveyed to me during any interview, which may be granted, is intended to create an employment contract, implied or explicit, between me and the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. In addition, I understand and agree that if am employed, my employment relationship with Mexican American Opportunity Foundation is strictly voluntary and at our mutual will. understand that if employed, my employment is for no definite period and may be terminated at any time, with or without prior notice, with or without cause or reason, at the option of either myself or Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, and that no promises or representations contrary to the forgoing are binding on Mexican American Opportunity Foundation unless made in writing and signed jointly by the President/CEO.

I understand and agree that any future changes in my title, duties, compensation, working conditions, and/or Mexican American Opportunity Foundation benefits, policies and procedures will not alter our at-will agreement.

I understand that if offered employment, I will, as a condition of employment, be required to submit proof of my identity and legal right to work in the United States on my first day of employment.

If the position applied for requires driving in the course of work, understand that will be required to posses a current valid California Driver's License and understand that I will be required to provide a copy of my official driving record and proof of insurance. also understand that any offer of employment is contingent on my ability to be covered by Mexican American Opportunity Foundation auto insurance, if required for my position.

I hereby certify that have not knowingly withheld any information that might adversely affect my chances for employment and that the answers given by me are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further certify that I, the undersigned applicant, have personally completed this application. understand that any omission or misstatement on this application or on any documents used to secure employment shall be grounds for rejection or this application or for immediate discharge if I am employed, regardless of the time elapsed before discovery.

My signature below certifies that I have read and understand this complete page, and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.

Voluntary EEO Identification

Various Agencies of the United States Government require employers to maintain information on applicants pertaining to factors such as race, sex and type of position for which and individual applies. The information requested on this sheet is for compliance with certain records keeping requirements. MAOF believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by statue.

Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor with respect of disabled individuals, disabled veterans, and Vietnam Era veterans require that federal contractors provide an opportunity for self-identification to candidates seeking employment. Such self-identification is submitted on a voluntary basis, on a confidential basis, for use only in accordance with regulations, and without subjecting the individual to adverse treatment.

White (Non-Hispanic origin): Persons having origins any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.

Black (Non-Hispanic)
: Person having origins in any of the Black racial groups or Africa.

Asian or Pacific Islander
: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, or the Indians subcontinent including, for example, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Samoa, India, and Pakistan.

: All persons of Mexico, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South America or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

American Indian or Alaska Native
: Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

Disabled Individual
: Federal regulations define a disabled person as one who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, (2) has a history of such impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such impairment.

Vietnam Era Veteran
: Federal regulations define a veteran of the Vietnam Era as one who (1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964, and May 7 1975, and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or (2) was discharged or released from active duty for a service connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed between August 5, 1964, and May 17, 1975.

Special Disability Veteran
: Federal Regulations define a special disabled veteran as one who (1) is entitle to compensation under administered by the Veterans' Administration for a disability rated 30% or more, or (2) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

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