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Preschool Teacher - Year Round - Full Time

Company: Steamboat Ski Resort
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, CO.Year Round
Who We Are: Steamboat- Ski Town, U.S.A. is known as the friendliest mountain destination in the world, thanks to our western heritage and welcoming staff. We pride ourselves on hiring the best employees and providing the best experience in the industry. Our employee satisfaction scores top the charts and we have employees who choose to work for the resort for 2, 5, 10, 20 plus years. Fair warning, starting a job at Steamboat could lead to endless fun, lifelong friendships, and a rooted sense of community.

Who We're Looking For: Friendly folks who want to work at the best ski resort, play in Champagne Powder and meet friends from around the world. Our culture is supportive, challenging, passionate and committed and we believe that diversity makes us stronger. We are looking for unique individuals who exemplify these qualities and care about each other, our mission, our environment and our communities. If you like to provide incredible guest service with a friendly attitude, you're ready to join our team. If your dream job includes skiing and riding, interacting with guests, rewarding work, free concerts, fireworks, employee parties and more-we'd love to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits: All Steamboat employees are eligible for a Steamboat and Alterra Mountain ski pass for you and eligible dependents, competitive compensation, free bus passes to surrounding areas, retail/rental discounts, food & beverage discounts, industry pro deal discounts, friends & family discounted tickets (subject to restrictions, reservations and/or blackout dates.) Steamboat also offers a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, (eligibility rules apply), Employee Assistance Program, and a chance to learn and advance within Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Steamboat employees are also eligible for discounted tuition with partner online universities for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education. Employees who are Year Round (Full-Time or Flex Year Round) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, legal plan, pet insurance, PTO and Vacation, Paid Parental Leave, health saving account with employer contribution as well as the perks and benefits that all Steamboat employees enjoy.

Our parent company Alterra Mountain Company headquartered in Denver, Colorado is a collection of iconic year-round resorts, the world's largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass - the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.

A career with Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is more than what you do today; it's being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free Alterra Mountain Pass for all eligible employees and eligible dependents for winter and summer, and a free IKON Pass to eligible employees.
  • Discounted skiing + riding for friends and family of eligible employees
  • Vacation and Sick Time policies for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Discounted tuition with partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Free regional bus pass

    For information on Alterra Mountain Company's Social Responsibility work including our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion actions, please see our webpage at Among other resources, Alterra has Employee Resource Groups to support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), disability, LGBTQIA2S+, and women communities within our workforce.

    For information on Steamboat Ski Resort's Social Responsibility work, please see our webpage at

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Early Childhood Teachers are responsible for the education, supervision, and care of children at the Steamboat Child Care Center - a year-round child care center for SSRC employees. Early Childhood Teachers must understand and follow all state rules and regulations and best practices for the children in their care.

    Preferring candidates that can start by March 15th, 2024.

    • Provide a safe, healthy, and secure environment with an emphasis on children's social-emotional, physical, and cognitive needs
    • Perform daily child care duties as assigned including feeding, diapers/potty, and naps
    • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements
    • Register in the PDIS and complete all required trainings including 15 hours of continuing education/year. Provide documentation to Director.
    • Prepare and maintain classroom materials and interest-centers
    • Plan daily lessons, monthly themes, and a classroom monthly calendar
    • Teach large group lessons, small group lessons, and provide individualized instruction
    • Be prepared to engage children in outdoor activities for long periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather
    • Attend all staff meetings and trainings
    • Supervise, mentor, and direct assistant teachers and subs/floaters
    • Work with the Director, early learning specialists, and families to create and implement behavior plans for children with challenging behavior
    • Work cooperatively on a team with other teaching professionals
    • Provide positive guidance and redirection
    • Maintain professional communication with parents and other staff
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Support children and families with potty training if applicable
    • Maintain all necessary records including attendance records and food program forms
    • Work with a teaching team to write monthly newsletters
    • Complete observations and assessments 3 times a year using TS Gold
    • Use assessments to prepare, plan, and lead parent-teacher conferences in the fall and spring
    • Help plan and lead family nights including back-to-school night
    • Send home sick children
    • Compliance with all company policies and procedures as well as any regulatory requirements
    • Other duties, as assigned

      • Knowledge of child development and willingness to stay up to date with current best practices
      • Must meet the qualifications for an Early Childhood Teacher
      • Must demonstrate an interest in young children and a concern for their proper care and well-being.
      • Flexibility to care for children of all ages birth-5 years
      • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor under stressful situations.
      • Skills and ability to inspire and lead children through a large variety of indoor and outdoor activities
      • Willingness to engage children in outdoor activities for long periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather
      • Ability to maintain professional communication with parents, supervisors, co-teachers, and assistants
      • Ability to work cooperatively with a teaching team to create a safe and cognitively stimulating environment
      • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with children, colleagues, and parents.
      • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, talking, and sitting on the floor
      • Experience in environmental education or nature-based preschools (preschool) or lifeways (I/T) preferred
      • Routine sanitizing and disinfesting of toys and surfaces
      • Ability to adhere to all health and safety policies and program policies and procedures


        An early childhood teacher, assigned responsibility for a single group of children and working under the supervision of a director and must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

        1. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas:
        • Early childhood education;
        • Elementary education;
        • Special education;
        • Family and child development; or
        • Child psychology.

          2. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in any area other than those listed above and an additional two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies;

          3. A current Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II as determined by the PDIS;

          4. An Associate's degree in early childhood education with at least one course being introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies and at least six (6) months of experience;

          5. Completion of twelve (12) semester hours in early childhood education. One of the three (3) semester hour courses must be either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies, plus nine (9) months of verified experience; Completion of a vocational program in child growth and development plus twelve (12) months of verified experience

          6. Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA)

          7. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes training and work experience with children in a child growth and development program plus twelve (12) months of verified experience;

          8. Twenty-four (24) months of verified experience plus either:
          • A current Colorado Level II credential; or,
          • Two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies.
            * All college course grades toward early childhood teacher qualifications must be "C" or better. All experience must be verified and consist of the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.

            The base hourly pay range below represents the low and high end of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation's hourly pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include many region-specific benefits.

            Steamboat Springs area base hourly pay range: $22-$26 per hour. This pay is determined by your CO Shines PDIS credential level.

            • Ability to lift, carry, and position children up to 40 pounds
            • Must be able to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, talking, and sitting on the floor
            • Must successfully complete background & fingerprint check
            • Must be at least 18 years of age
            • Must be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbal and written.

              The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

              While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


              Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

              Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the workplace is high at times.

              This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

              Application Deadline: Recruiting timelines vary by position, however, all Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation positions accept applications for a minimum of 4 days from the posting date listed above. This position is open and still accepting applications.

              This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

              Employment with Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation or any of its affiliates is "at will" meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

              This position is located in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Steamboat Springs, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

              Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable. Associated topics: archaeology, baccalaureus divinitatis, greek, history, italian, journalism, m. div, music, performing arts, religion

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