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We have child care job openings for qualified early childhood education teachers, as well as other positions in support of our mission.

Current Opportunities:

  • Persimmon Early Learning Childhood Education Teacher
  • Director, Finance and Operations
  • Kitchen Assistant, Persimmon Early Learning
  • Classroom Supervisor (Kinder Prep), Persimmon Early Learning – OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY
  • Classroom Supervisor (Toddler), Persimmon Early Learning – OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY
  • Latina Achievement Support (LAS) Advocate

About Us

For 100 years, YWCA Boulder County has worked to eliminate racism and empower women in Boulder County and helped women and children of all ages and backgrounds thrive. Founded by community volunteers in 1922, the organization has supported generations of women and girls by tackling social issues such as housing, employment, education, and childcare. Today, YWCA Boulder County provides programs such as high-quality, affordable, and flexible childcare; parent education classes; and racial justice and equity programs including youth empowerment, youth and adult education, and advocacy.

In 1977, YWCA Boulder County recognized the need for flexible, affordable drop-in childcare and created Children’s Alley. In 2020, responding to changing community needs, we expanded our childcare program, prompting a new name: Persimmon Early Learning. As a Level 4 Colorado Shines rated Early Childhood Program, Persimmon Early Learning provides a safe, nurturing, and creative space for children ages eight weeks to six years to learn and grow in newly redesigned and expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas. We offer high-quality, affordable drop-in, short-term and permanent childcare options, and we are the only childcare center in Boulder County offering emergency care for families with nowhere else to turn.


 

Hiring Ad for Persimmon Early LearningPersimmon Early Learning
Early Childhood Education Teacher

$21 to $25 per hour ($34,944 to $41,600 annually) depending on qualifications
$1,000 sign-on bonus
32 hour work week with full time benefits

YWCA Boulder County’s early childhood education program, Persimmon Early Learning, is expanding to serve more families in Boulder County. We are currently hiring for qualified early childhood education teachers, particularly Toddler and Preschool teachers. We are committed to improving the lives of families by providing quality care for children from eight weeks to six years of age, and we need caring, creative, dedicated teachers to help us in our mission.

Our full-time positions offer competitive pay, generous paid vacation and sick time, over 40 days of paid holidays and recess, affordable group health insurance with $70/month employee premiums, a 100% employer paid retirement plan, free Eco-Passes, discounted child care and continuing education benefits. We are currently offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus for successful candidates.

Priority will be given to ECT- or Director-qualified candidates, but we also have opportunities for teachers who have not yet completed coursework.

For additional info, email Kate Hise: khise@ywcaboulder.org, or call Persimmon Early Learning: (303) 449-1951.


 

Director, Finance and Operations

The Director, Finance & Operations reports to the CEO, is responsible for overseeing all financial management and reporting of the organization, ensure adherence to GAAP and meet other non-profit compliance requirements. This position creates systems, processes, and policies to ensure staff and management are supported to achieve the goals of the organization. In addition, the Director builds models, forecasts and produces ad hoc reports as needed to support the CEO, Board, and Senior Management. The individual in this role will be a numbers-oriented professional who has a passion for understanding the operations, goals and mission of every program and department within the organization. This is a full-time/Exempt position.

Responsibilities:

Financial Planning

  • Work closely with the CEO and senior management to develop the annual budget and interim forecasts
  • Serve on the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Monitor adherence to budget and assist managers in developing any corrective measures required
  • Stay abreast of any program or organizational changes that might have significant budget implications and communicate any potential financial impact to CEO and leadership as appropriate
  • Work with Development and program managers to create ad hoc budgets as needed for grant applications as well as any other grant reports as requested
  • Manage cash flow, and present cash projections to the Finance Committee
  • Work with PEL management to review enrollment for accurate forecasting
  • Create ad hoc reports as requested by CEO and managers or as needed to illuminate trends or forward-looking developments

Finance Operations

  • Responsible for making sure daily financial operations run smoothly
  • Work with Bookkeeper to make sure all transactions are appropriately approved, are within the purchasing policy and accurately entered in accounting software
  • Monitor cash balances daily
  • Approve invoices as needed
  • Produce and present accurate and timely financial statements to Board, CEO and Senior Management
  • Oversee annual audit
  • Oversee bi-weekly payroll preparation
  • Prepare monthly invoices for billable grants
  • File all tax reports as required
  • Complete all entity reporting needed for Federal/State/County compliance.
  • Manage the credit card accounts to issue and terminate cards and ensure the purchasing policy is being followed
  • Oversee business insurance, quotes, and renewals as well as COI requests
  • Review payroll tax reporting and payment
  • Point person for third party IT hosting, equipment purchasing and maintenance
  • Oversee CACFP program, including claims filing, payment monitoring, bi-annual audit, and annual application process
  • Assist as needed with childcare software support and data collection
  • Work with Director of Human Resources to select benefits providers and plans

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in leading an accounting department, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • 3 years of FP&A experience
  • 3 years of experience in financial modeling, highly proficient in Excel and database queries
  • Must be able to manage multiple high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Results oriented
  • Enjoy working with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of business management principles
  • Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to identify and implement process improvements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise
  • Experience migrating software systems
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment
  • Connectivity and understanding of the communities we serve

Benefits:

  • Salaried at $60 – $75K DOE
  • Sick time off beginning day 1
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Employer funded pension plan
  • RTD Pass

Individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives highly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may apply for this position by emailing their resume and cover letter to Crystal Navarrete, Director of Human Resources, at cnavarrete@ywcaboulder.org.


 

Kitchen Assistant, Persimmon Early Learning

The Kitchen Assistant reports to the Director of Persimmon Early Learning and is responsible for the morning kitchen process. Including, but not limited to morning snack preparation while utilizing recipes from inhouse chef, washing dishes, and putting groceries away. Ensures adherence to Colorado Public Health Department standards. This is a Part-time/Exempt position at 10-15 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Stay in communication with the onsite chef for best practices and orders
  • Cut fruit and vegetables to a one bite size appropriate for children
  • Maintain adherence to Colorado Public Health Department standards
  • Put groceries in the proper location once delivered
  • Prepare morning snacks and one alternative afternoon snack
  • Make one to one food substitutions when needed
  • Prepare snacks with awareness of allergens and cross contamination protocol

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with cutting, chopping, and dicing
  • Ability to multitask and work within pre-existing time frames
  • At least six months of previous experience working in a kitchen (home and professional kitchen work welcome)
  • Experience working with knives, cutting boards, measuring devices, and other kitchen equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) standards
  • Ability to work early morning

Benefits:

  • $17 – $19 per hour
  • Pay raise after 90 days
  • Sick time off accrual on day 1
  • Paid time off
  • RTD pass
  • Other Great Benefits!

Individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives highly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may apply for this position by emailing their resume and a cover letter to Crystal Navarrete, Director of Human Resources, at cnavarrete@ywcaboulder.org.


 

Classroom Supervisor (Kinder Prep), Persimmon Early Learning

OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Reports to: Senior Program Manager, Persimmon Early Learning
Status: Exempt/Full-Time

Opportunity: The Classroom Supervisor (Kinder Prep) Persimmon Early Learning has the primary responsibility for the daily management of their assigned Persimmon Early Learning classroom. This position ensures that the classroom provides a welcoming, supportive, developmentally appropriate and safe environment for children, families and teachers. This position is currently open to internal YWCA Boulder County applicants only.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily supervision of Persimmon Early Learning classroom and teaching staff, including:
    • Maintaining a safe environment at all times.
    • Ensuring that classroom ratios are maintained in accordance with Persimmon Early Learning Policies.
    • Supervising classroom teaching staff assigned to the room.
    • Provides in-classroom coaching/mentoring.
    • Annual goal setting and reviews for classroom teaching staff.
    • Ensuring that twice yearly parent-teacher conferences are being held for all children in the classroom.
    • Monitors and ensures all health and safety practices and requirements set forth by CDHS Child Care Licensing, Public Health, CACFP, and Colorado Shines, and that all requirements are met to fidelity.
    • Makes classroom decision for sending a child home for illness or behavior issues that impact classroom safety.
    • Is familiar with all protocols regarding injury, incident, and/or Child Abuse & Neglect reporting, and escalates issues to Director, PEL and Senior Program Manager, when necessary.
    • Knows all safety and emergency protocols established by Persimmon Early Learning and YWCA Boulder County and ensures that teaching staff are trained in the protocols.
  • Coordinates with the Senior Program Manager, PEL on:
    • Ensuring classroom staffing, is aware of absences both scheduled and unscheduled, and communicates them to the Senior Program Manager.
    • Developing classroom curriculum and lesson plans.
    • Creating and implementing a classroom daily schedule that includes all “elements of the day” (Drop-off/Pick-up; Snack and mealtimes; large and small groups; outside times; free choice; and enrichment times).
    • Developing responsive action plans for children who exhibit challenging behaviors and advising Senior Program Manager if further action or referrals are needed (Parent-Teacher conferences regarding behaviors, Kid Connects Warm Line referrals, etc.).
  • Coordinates with Senior Operations Manager, PEL on:
    • Classroom enrollment changes and detailed plans for children transitioning between classrooms and attends regularly scheduled meetings with the Senior Operations Manager to discuss changes before they happen.
    • Approves requests for classroom materials/supplies and forwards them to the Senior Operations Manager.

Qualifications:

  • ECT qualified
  • Full understanding of Colorado State Childcare Licensing regulations
  • Experienced in classroom management, lesson planning and curriculum delivery
  • Trained in challenging behavior and trauma informed classroom management
  • Must be able to manage multiple high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including understanding of when to escalate issues
  • Must be physically able to lift children, standing, kneeling and bending as required

Current YWCA Boulder County employees may apply for this position by emailing their resume to Kate Hise at khise@ywcaboulder.org and Crystal Navarrete at cnavarrete@ywcaboulder.org.


 

Classroom Supervisor (Toddler), Persimmon Early Learning

OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

About You:
The Classroom Supervisor, Persimmon Early Learning reports to the Senior Program Manager, Persimmon Early Learning and maintains the primary responsibility for the daily management of their assigned Persimmon Early Learning classroom. This position ensures that the classroom provides a welcoming, supportive, developmentally appropriate, and safe environment for children, families, and teachers. This is an Exempt/Full-Time position and currently open to internal YWCA Boulder County applicants only.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily supervision of Persimmon Early Learning classroom and teaching staff, including
    • Maintaining a safe environment at all times.
    • Ensuring that classroom ratios are maintained in accordance with Persimmon Early Learning Policies.
    • Supervising classroom teaching staff assigned to the room.
    • Provides in-classroom coaching/mentoring.
    • Annual goal setting and reviews for classroom teaching staff.
    • Ensuring that twice yearly parent-teacher conferences are being held for all children in the classroom.
    • Monitors and ensures all health and safety practices and requirements set forth by CDHS Child Care Licensing, Public Health, CACFP, and Colorado Shines, and that all requirements are met to fidelity.
    • Makes classroom decision for sending a child home for illness or behavior issues that impact classroom safety.
    • Is familiar with all protocols regarding injury, incident, and/or Child Abuse & Neglect reporting, and escalates issues to Director, PEL and Senior Program Manager, when necessary.
    • Knows all safety and emergency protocols established by Persimmon Early Learning and YWCA Boulder County and ensures that teaching staff are trained in the protocols.
  • Coordinates with the Senior Program Manager, PEL on
    • Ensuring classroom staffing, is aware of absences both scheduled and unscheduled, and communicates them to the Senior Program Manager.
    • Developing classroom curriculum and lesson plans.
    • Creating and implementing a classroom daily schedule that includes all “elements of the day” (Drop-off/Pick-up; Snack and mealtimes; large and small groups; outside times; free choice; and enrichment times).
    • Developing responsive action plans for children who exhibit challenging behaviors and advising Senior Program Manager if further action or referrals are needed (Parent-Teacher conferences regarding behaviors, Kid Connects Warm Line referrals, etc.).
  • Coordinates with Senior Operations Manager, PEL on
    • Classroom enrollment changes and detailed plans for children transitioning between classrooms and attends regularly scheduled meetings with the Senior Operations Manager to discuss changes before they happen.
    • Approves requests for classroom materials/supplies and forwards them to the Senior Operations Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • ECT qualified
  • Full understanding of Colorado State Childcare Licensing regulations
  • Experienced in classroom management, lesson planning and curriculum delivery
  • Trained in challenging behavior and trauma informed classroom management
  • Must be able to manage multiple high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including understanding of when to escalate issues
  • Must be physically able to lift children, standing, kneeling, and bending as required

Current YWCA Boulder County employees may apply for this position by emailing their resume to Kate Hise at khise@ywcaboulder.org and Crystal Navarrete at cnavarrete@ywcaboulder.org.


 

LAS iconLatina Achievement Support (LAS) Advocate

$15.13 per hour
Average of 6-12 hours per week


POSITION PURPOSE

The Latina Achievement Support (LAS) Advocate works directly with ninth- to twelfth-grade Latina high school students in Boulder County, helping to close the achievement gap and provide specialized support. LAS advocates provide a space where students can build upon the strengths and resources of the Latinx Community and understand the challenges they may face in reaching their goals. LAS provides positive youth development through programming (described below) and exposure to other organizations in Colorado.

This is a position requiring a commitment to the work and mission of YWCA Boulder County and supervision of youth. May be a virtual position or partially virtual, subject to COVID-19.

Essential Functions

  • Recruits and retain students for LAS group at assigned area high school in Boulder County
  • Develops and maintains relationships with school staff, counselors, teachers
  • Develops/coordinates programming and leads weekly empowerment group meetings held at school site, such as
    • Life skills topics (wellness, study skills, adapting to change, issues of relevance)
    • College readiness and career planning
  • Provides tutoring and mentoring
  • Helps plan and chaperone students on college visits, field trips, volunteer, and other extra-curricular activities
  • Communicates with LAS student families as needed
  • Adheres to all protocols of using school space, resources

 Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintains LAS calendar on spreadsheet
  • Collects and enters data on student attendance and grades/graduation rates into spreadsheets
  • Administers Pre/Post program surveys, collects Pre/Post surveys; enters data
  • Coordinates logistics for activities, including: refreshments, room location, AV set-up, reservations, etc.
  • Administers and collects any necessary field trip or participation permission slips

Requirements

  • Fluent in Spanish and English (preferred)
  • Timely and clear communication skills
  • Experience working with multicultural audiences and/or underrepresented youth
  • Employment-eligible to work in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age; current college student or college graduate
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Available during school, afterschool hours (to be arranged with high school site)
  • Availability to attend bi-weekly staff meeting with director and other specialists
  • Flexible work hours, avg. 6 – 12 hours/week, August through May

Interested candidates may apply for this position by emailing their resume and cover letter to Crystal Navarrete, Director of Human Resources, at cnavarrete@ywcaboulder.org.