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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:

  • Development Donation and Data Specialist
  • Manager, Persimmon Early Learning
  • Teacher, Persimmon Early Learning Childhood Education
  • 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 child care. Today, YWCA Boulder County provides programs such as high-quality, affordable, and flexible child care; parent education classes; and racial justice and equity programs including youth empowerment, youth and adult education, and advocacy. As an inclusive, secular nonprofit organization, we are publicly funded, not affiliated with any religious group, and welcome people of all backgrounds and genders to participate in our important work.

In 1977, YWCA Boulder County recognized the need for flexible, affordable drop-in child care and created Children’s Alley. In 2020, responding to changing community needs, we expanded our child care 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 child care options, and we are the only child care center in Boulder County offering emergency care for families with nowhere else to turn.


 

Development Donation and Data Specialist

About You:
The Development Donation and Data Specialist reports to the Director, Individual Giving and Grants and is a key member of the YWCA development team. Providing data management and maintenance, gift processing and donor acknowledgments, and support for department mailings, events, communications, and outreach. Supporting programs staff in the collection of data and manage the production of metrics required for grant proposals and reports. This is a part-time/exempt position 20-25 hours per week with full benefits and can be performed remotely or in the office.

Responsibilities:

Development and Events

  • Manages donor database and safeguards the accuracy, consistency, integrity and security of data standards, collection, coding, and processes, while performing ongoing maintenance
  • Tracks and processes gifts, correctly identifying, coding, and entering donations into the database
  • Processes donor acknowledgments, generating acknowledgment letters, completing additional tax documentation, performing mail merges, printing, mailing, and filing digital records
  • Coordinates with the finance department for revenue, monthly reconciliation with QuickBooks and other reporting requirements

Programs Data and Metrics

  • Manages data in support of the organization’s Program Evaluation and Metrics strategy
  • Works with programs staff to create and maintain systems for data collection and retrieval
  • Works with Persimmon Early Learning staff to capture program data while adhering to data privacy and civil rights requirements
  • Support Grants Officer with administrative work including research, reports, and applications

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience with a focus on data management and analysis
  • Strong computer skills and ability to manage systems, produce high-quality and consistent data, and exercise follow-through
  • Professional discretion in working with sensitive and confidential information

Education:

  • Two years of experience or equivalent education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A high standard of customer service and professionalism
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $20K per year
  • Sick time off beginning day 1
  • Paid time off
  • Over 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • Employer funded pension plan
  • RTD Pass

Interested individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, female identifying, and people with different levels of ability are urged 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.

Manager, Persimmon Early Learning

About You:
The Manager, Persimmon Early Learning reports to the Co-Directors of PEL, and shares responsibility leading Persimmon staff. Maintains the vision, goals, and strategy of Persimmon Early Learning (PEL), ensures the highest quality program is offered and develops strong, positive relationships with staff and families. This is a full-time/Exempt position working a closing shift (5:30/6 pm end time) M-F .

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains all classroom communications while collaborating with Co-Directors on multiple projects
  • Approves extended care contracts, assists with review requests for short-term and drop-in care, and maintains accuracy of child and family enrollment files
  • Manages scheduling for teaching staff and provides classroom support up to 50% for coverage, coaching, and mentoring
  • Handles escalated issues for incident reporting, behavioral issues, etc.
  • Oversees PEL volunteer program including orientation, pre-service trainings, and assignments
  • Ensures accuracy of billing for direct services of all programs including family accounts, 3rd party, etc.
  • Acting Director, Persimmon Early Learning when Co-Directors are offsite
  • Assisting with other tasks as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Office Coordinating/ Administrative experience
  • Knowledge of licensing rules and regulations, Public Health, DAP, IT-ERS, E-CRS, PDIS, and CO Shines
  • Supervisory experience
  • Multitasking of high priority tasks
  • De-escalating and communication expertise

Education:

  • ECT qualified

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ECT Director qualified

Benefits:

  •  Salaried at $42 – 46k DOE
  • Sick time off beginning day 1
  • Paid time off
  • Over 5 weeks of paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • Employer funded pension plan
  • RTD Pass

Interested individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, female identifying, and people with different levels of ability are urged 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, Celina Hernandez, Co-Director, Persimmon Early Learning, at chernandez@ywcaboulder.org and Griffin McKeague, Co-Director, Persimmon Early Learning, at gmckeague@ywcaboulder.org.

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

The Early Childhood Education Teacher reports to the Senior Program Manager, Persimmon Early Learning and is responsible for providing a caring and creative classroom environment. Qualified to care for ages ranging 8 weeks through 6 years. This is a Full time/Exempt position at 32 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health and safety of classrooms
  • Implement developmentally appropriate practices through experiential, play-based curriculum, and positive guidance
  • Classroom management
  • Daily curriculum delivery
  • Maintaining child assessment through COR Advantage, and parent/teacher conferences
  • Access to continued coaching in children’s social-emotional growth to support all developmental needs

Required Qualifications:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Full understanding of Colorado State Childcare Licensing regulations
  • Multitasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be physically able to lift children
  • Standing, kneeling, and bending as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ECT or Director qualified
  • Completion of CDA credential
  • Early Childhood coursework through a regionally accredited college or university
  • Pyramid Plus Approach or EQIT
  • Minimum of one year verified experience

Benefits:

  • Salaried at $34,944 – $41,600 DOE
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • 32-hour work week with full time benefits
  • Sick time off accrual on day 1
  • Employer funded pension plan
  • Over 40 days of paid holidays
  • Other Great Benefits!

Interested individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, female identifying, and people with different levels of ability are urged 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, Celina Hernandez, Co-Director, Persimmon Early Learning, at chernandez@ywcaboulder.org and Griffin McKeague, Co-Director, Persimmon Early Learning, at gmckeague@ywcaboulder.org.

 

Latina Achievement Support (LAS) Advocate

About You:
The Latina Achievement Support (LAS) Advocate reports to the Director, Community Engagement and Equity. They will work directly with ninth – 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 and exposure to other organizations in Colorado. This position requires a commitment to the work and mission of YWCA Boulder County and supervision of youth. This is a part-time/exempt position 6-12 hours per week and can be performed remotely or hybrid.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruits and retain students for LAS group at assigned area high school in Boulder County
  • Develops and maintains relationships with school staff, counselors, teachers
  • 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
  • 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) and College readiness/career planning

Administrative:

  • 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

Qualifications:

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

Education:

  • Current college student or college graduate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English -not required

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $15.13 per hour
  • Over 5 weeks of paid vacation
  • RTD Pass

Interested individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, female identifying, and people with different levels of ability are urged 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 and Marisol Garcia, Manager, Racial Justice and Equity at mgarcia@ywcaboulder.org.