Kids and Company of Linn County (Kidco Head Start/Early Head Start) provides a comprehensive preschool program in Linn and Benton counties for children from low-income families and children with special needs. Kidco Head Start is now accepting applications for the following position in Linn and Benton counties:

WAGE:         $10.88 per hour/classified non-exempt

HOURS:        30 hours per week/layoff period mid-June through mid-August annually

BENEFITS:    Employer-paid medical, dental and life insurance, paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, and job-related training opportunities


  • Minimum Education requirement: HS Diploma/GED, Associates degree preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; excellent computer skills; professional level written and verbal skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of reception/office procedures, gained through a minimum of three years office/administrative experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions, while maintaining a professional demeanor

  • Bilingual English-Spanish proficiency strongly preferred; 6% wage increase upon successful completion of bilingual skills assessment

  • Must be enrolled in the Child Care Division’s Central Background Registry

  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and available transportation; must meet insurability criteria for driving program vehicles.

  • Must obtain an Employee Health Appraisal (which includes TB screening)


Reception:  Answer high volume multi-line phone; transfer calls, receive and disseminate messages in an efficient and professional manner; receive and route calls and information of a sensitive nature in a confidential manner.  Effectively manage the work space, to include all common areas. Keep areas clean and organized, appropriately handle paperwork and maintain control over physical environment. Use high quality, professional oral and written communication skills to project a positive image of the organization.

Administrative Support: Provide clerical support to the administrative office, Board of Directors and Policy Council utilizing Microsoft Office software packages including: Word, Excel and Publisher; display proficiency using standard office equipment. Perform data entry in program specific data bases.

Please note: A program application is required.


Questions: Human Resource Department 541-451-1581 x115 or larnold@kidcoheadstart.org


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Kids and Company of Linn County reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice

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