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Early Learning Center Assistant Director

Posted: 05/14/2024
Arvada, CO

Position Summary:

Hope House Colorado (HHC) is hiring an assistant director (AD) who is responsible for supporting the leading of the Early Learning Center (ELC) for Hope House Colorado. The AD is responsible for supervising and leading staff and assisting the director of childhood education (DCE) in building a culture that exemplifies Hope House Core Values, implementation of programming that aligns with our educational philosophy and principles, running the summer program, managing parent communication, and ensuring compliance with Colorado licensing and Colorado Shines standards.

Looking to hire in June for an August 19th first day of school.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide supervision for operations assistant, summer camp staff, ELC teachers and ELC assistant teachers
  • Oversee daily operations of the ELC in partnership with DCE, including programming, staff and quality of care
  • Lead classroom scheduling, coverage and support to ensure child/staff ratio for all classrooms and compliance with childcare regulations
  • Maintain accurate teacher and child records needed for licensing and Colorado Shines
  • Assist the DCE in ensuring compliance with Colorado licensing standards and state and federal laws to maintain license, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and local fire department regulations
  • Lead and implement professional learning, lesson planning, classroom fidelity checks, and coaching for Creative Curriculum, Orange (Bible) Curriculum and Social-Emotional strategies as appropriate
  • Lead and implement Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment System professional learning, assessment schedule, management of TS Gold System, teaching coaching to utilize data to make decisions to increase child outcomes
  • Direct annual professional learning for ELC (required and based on needs of ELC), including identifying needs, scheduling, budgeting and managing presenters
  • Assist the DCE in the compliance and quality of the ELC to reach and maintain a Colorado Shine 5-star rating (learning environment, leadership management and administrative plans, family engagement and child health program)
  • Promoting Hope House Colorado’s Core Values throughout the organization and external relationships

We want to hear from you if…

  • You are larger center certified (required)
  • You possess Infant Nursery Program Supervisor credential or willing to obtain within 6 months of hire (required)
  • You have experience in early childhood setting serving infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers (required)
  • You have two years of experience in a supervisory role, leading and managing staff (required)
  • You are familiar with ELC licensing regulations (required)
  • You are knowledgeable of early childhood education, child development principles and practices, and early intervention best practices (preferred)
  • You have a working knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum (preferred)
  • You have knowledge and experience in the implementation of trauma informed care practices as it relates to both children and adolescents (preferred)

Who we are:

Hope House Colorado is committed to empowering teen moms, changing the future for two generations! We are a future-thinking organization, striving to be experts in our field. We invest in each employee, providing opportunities to pursue individual passions, gifts and strengths. Our staff is a unified team, pursuing excellence in all we do. We serve with integrity, humility and respect for one another, in an environment that combines professionalism with fun, humor and even a little bit of silliness each day!

Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center Educational Philosophy:

In support of our mission and vision, the Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center believes all children are a gift from God and are created in His image. This belief is at the heart of our philosophy and desire to nurture the whole child in a play-based learning environment that is a fun, engaging, and nurturing place of belonging for children of Hope House teen moms and staff, ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 5 years old. We believe that learning is best supported when built on a strong social-emotional foundation in an environment where children feel seen, heard, loved, and valued and ultimately free to be who God created them to be. We believe in a family centered approach, working in partnership with families to help children build a strong, secure, social-emotional foundation allowing them to realize their full potential.

Salary Range

$50,000 – $62,000


Employees who are regularly scheduled to work 24 hours per week or more are eligible for the below benefits

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.
  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 4.62 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes twelve (12) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday. In addition, salaried employees are currently gifted the week of Christmas off, to be scheduled at the discretion of their supervisor.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
  • Mental Health Days: Employees are given two (2) mental health days per year to use at their discretion.

Job Application Deadline

May 24, 2024

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