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Lead Preschool Teacher

Open Door Ministries
Posted: 02/22/2024
Salary/Range: $47,907/year - $73,010/year

Overview of Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Our primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through 18 distinct programs, we focus on tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and Christian spiritual guidance.  To learn more about Open Door Ministries, please visit our website:


Title of Position Lead ECT (Early Childhood Teacher)


Supervisor: Learning Center Director

Hours: Full Time Position

Compensation: $47,907/year – $73,010/year; Generous benefits package; opportunity to raise additional salary, additional perks working in Denver County


Job Purpose

The Lead Teacher at the Open Door Learning Center is responsible for planning, implementing, and providing leadership for a developmentally appropriate Creative Curriculum for a group of children in a full-day preschool program. This includes assessment and documentation of children’s progress, effective communication with parents, and supervision of assistant teachers and aides. The Open Door Learning Center is a part of Open Door Ministries.



  • ECE classroom teacher qualifications by the State of Colorado
  • One to two years’ experience working in a Preschool Learning Center or similar environment strongly preferred
  • Education requirements: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or similar field preferred
  • Working knowledge of or desire to learn and implement trauma informed best practices to create an emotionally safe classroom
  • Knowledge of or willing to learn TS Gold
  • Experience with Conscious Discipline preferred
  • Advancement opportunities available


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must be skilled in verbal and written communication, demonstrate professionalism and confidentiality
  • Must be able to lift children/equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and utilize child-sized furniture or sit on the floor as appropriate.
  • Invite and incorporate the ideas of assistant teacher and aides
  • Coordinate and participate in transporting students via 15-passenger vans
  • Prepping and planning a daily schedule incorporating the learning goals for our center; lesson plans will be completed in advance on a weekly basis
  • Assume responsibility for planning a visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating, child centered environment; ensure that classroom is maintained in an attractive condition
  • With Director, arrange and conduct regular parent conferences; maintain regular informal contact with parents regarding each child’s progress at home and school; maintain and record observations on and work samples from each child
  • Physically work and play with children in a variety of contexts: indoors (at table, on floor) outdoors, on fieldtrips, and other situations.
  • With Director, develop and pursue a plan for professional development, including trainings after work or on weekends
  • Complete and submit all daily, weekly, and monthly forms and records, including but not limited to forms for attendance, staff/child ratios, meals served, food program, accident, etc.
  • Will attend ODM/ODF Chapel and ODM monthly staff meetings
  • This position is required to attend Open Door Fellowship Church or Westside Church Internacional for 6 months



  • Lead in being a heartfelt team member of the Open Door Ministries staff
  • Show evidence of a daily walk with Christ
  • Cover those in your area of leadership in prayer
  • Show respect for the leadership and members of Open Door Fellowship Church
  • Exhibit professionalism and integrity
  • Commitment to excellence as one of the public faces of the ministry


Work Environment and Physical Demands


  • Work environment is both indoor and outdoor. Outdoor activities can be in extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow or high temperatures
  • This job involves sitting, standing, walking, and running
  • Must be able to lift children/equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and utilize child-sized furniture or sit on the floor as appropriate.

To apply, send resume to Cindy Bellin at or visit and click on the “Join Us” tab.

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