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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:

  • Manager, Finance
  • Teacher, Persimmon Early Learning Childhood Education (Infant and Preschool)
  • 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.


 

Finance Manager

About You:
The Manager, Finance 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 maintains systems, processes, and policies to ensure staff and management are supported to achieve the goals of the organization. In addition, the Manager builds models, forecasts, and produces ad hoc reports as needed to support the CEO, and Senior Management. 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
  • Monitor budget variances
  • 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 CEO

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 the 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

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in accounting
  • Results oriented
  • 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
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment
  • Connectivity and understanding of the communities we serve

Benefits:

  • Salaried at $65K – $75K DOE
  • Sick time off beginning day 1
  • Separate PTO
  • 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

Hiring Ad for Persimmon Early LearningPersimmon Early Learning
Early Childhood Education Teacher (Infant and Preschool)

About You:
The Early Childhood Education Teacher reports to the Assistant Director, 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/Non-Exempt position at 32.5 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

  • ECT Qualified – through PDIS credential, CDA credential, or alternative pathways
  • 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:

  • Early Childhood coursework through a regionally accredited college or university
  • Pyramid Plus Approach or EQIT
  • Minimum of one year verified experience

Benefits:

  • $25/hour
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • 32.5-hour work week with full time benefits
  • Sick time off accrual on day 1
  • Employer funded pension plan
  • Over 5 weeks of paid vacation
  • 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 of 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
  • $200 sign on Bonus
  • 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.