Positive change for thriving communities.


Oregon Coast Community Action provides services and resources, helps people in need, and fosters self-sufficiency while empowering individuals and families.



Treat everyone with dignity and respect; employ individuals who are committed, caring, and compassionate; empower communities through collaborative partnerships; offer hope and celebrate success!



Thank you for your interest in Oregon Coast Community Action. We are always looking for talented team members who share our mission to create positive change in our community. 


Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) has been combating poverty on Oregon's south coast since 1965 serving Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas Counties.

We are a non-profit network of programs that feed, house, warm and educate people. Our joint administration provides cost effective ways to manage and develop programs to meet the needs of the communities we serve. We strive to provide families with help up and out of poverty.

Our Departments include: South Coast Head Start, Early Head Start, South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub, South Coast Food Share, Essential Services (Housing, Energy, & Weatherization Services),Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), South Coast Families First (FAST, STEP, & FS&C), Administration, Finance, IT, & Development



All permanent Full-Time employees enjoy Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life, Retirement, & other voluntary benefits. Dental, Vision, & $10,000 of Life Insurance are fully paid for by ORCCA with a shared medical premium for the employee only.


Permanent Full-Time & permanent Part-Time employees enjoy a 6% of earnings contribution to a 403b Retirement plan after 1 year of employment and meeting specific hour requirements.


All permanent Full-time and permanent Part-Time employees enjoy paid vacation, sick, float, & holidays.


All on-call and temporary employees accrue paid sick leave.


Our staff enjoy various training opportunities, professional development, and potential tuition reimbursement related to coursework while employed depending on the program and funding.


Central Background Registry (CBR)

Federal Head Start and State Child Care Licensing require that staff and volunteers 18 years or older employed or volunteering must be registered with the Early Learning Division’s Central Background Registry (CBR). (If under the age of 18, they will need to complete a different background check). There is no fee to enroll in the CBR and there is no fee for Fingerprinting.


Enrollment must occur prior to a new employee’s hire date, and before any trainings can take place. It is highly recommended that any applicant wanting to work in any childcare setting (even if its not with ORCCA/Head Start) enroll in the CBR. If for any reason someone is removed from the registry or their CBR has expired, they cannot work until it has been reinstated. Your enrollment status will not impact whether or not you are interviewed. Apply to the CBR online or print off an application and mail it in at the link below.

To check on the status of your Central Background Registry Enrollment, call them directly at 1-800-556-6616 and select the 3rd option when prompted. You will also receive letters in the mail from the CBR regarding your status as well as information on how to set up a Fingerprinting Appointment, and if they still need any information from you.


Please note that it could take several weeks for the Early Learning Division to process these applications, please apply immediately. Online applications are processed faster than mailed in applications.



How to Apply for Open Jobs

  1. Open/Download the employment application and fill-out completely. Save your completed application to your computer.

  2. Have your electronic Cover Letter and Resume, and other documents ready.

  3. Go to the job opening you wish to apply for below.

  4. Select the position and click "Apply for this position."

  5. Upload complete application and required documents. Application is required for all positions. Some positions have specific requirements to be considered.


We encourage all applicants to apply online. However, if you are unable to complete the process online, you may snail-mail or drop-off the application at our Main Building in Coos Bay, any of our Head Start Locations, or via email.


Please contact Human Resources Department if you need further assistance or have any questions.

ORCCA Human Resources Department Contact

Monday - Friday, From 8:00am - 5:00pm

    (541)435-7090                      hr@orcca.us                1855 Thomas Ave

                                                                                                Coos Bay, OR 97420

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