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Supervising Pre-School Teacher

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department Information

Auraria, one of the most beautiful urban college campuses in the nation, provides exciting opportunities for career development, unique challenges and job satisfaction. Conveniently located in lower downtown Denver, the Auraria campus offers an environment which promotes teamwork, creative thinking and the opportunity to excel. As an added bonus, Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation, and outstanding retirement plan. So, if you're interested in a great job working alongside great people, this may be the opportunity for which you've been waiting.

Description of Job

Supervising Pre-School Teacher


This position is located at the Auraria Early Learning Center and provides year-round, high quality child care for the Auraria Campus. The responsibilities of this position include supervising and guiding the children's development; interacting with children and parents; maintaining a positive classroom environment; planning and organizing classroom activities; coordinating and managing the classroom teaching team; working cooperatively with staff members, and supervising and assisting in the training of hourly staff and Assisting Teachers.

Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Child Development or Child Psychology.


  • Two (2) years of professional experience working with children in a licensed child care center.


  • Recognition as "Director Qualified" (Large Center Director Qualification) by the Office of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services may be substituted for the bachelor degree minimum qualification.


  • Bachelor's degree which included 3 college credits in Early Childhood Education AND 3 college credits in Introductions to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies may substitute for a bachelor's degree in a field different than those listed as a minimum qualification.

NOTE: No substitution exists for the required two (2) years of professional experience working with children in a licensed child care center.


In addition to the aforementioned qualifications, the following qualifications are preferred and preference will be given to candidates possessing these qualifications)

  • Demonstrated success at supervising and guiding children's development.
  • Demonstrated competence in classroom management to include guiding behavior in a positive manner and ensuring that all child interaction occurs in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Demonstrated competence in planning and preparing for the instruction of children. To include skill at planning and organizing classroom activities; preparing goals and objectives for the program, assessing individual children's needs, interests and abilities.
  • Demonstrated initiative and success driving one's own professional growth and development.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist & Minimum Qualifications:

E-mail Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted by email.

Applicant Checklist:

We request that you include the following in your application:

  • Cover Letter detailing how your experience & education meet minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Resume detailing a summary of work history
  • College Transcripts when requested, or when using education to meet minimum qualifications

Only applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration.

Minimum Qualifications:

Your application as submitted is used to determine if you meet Minimum Qualifications. Please read the Minimum Qualifications and ensure that information in your application "draw correlations" to the Minimum Qualifications. Human Resources Analysts will not infer that you meet the Minimum Qualifications if information isn't detailed in your application.


Non-classified employees are those employees not within the state personnel system and are overseen by their respective state agencies or institutions of higher education.

These employees are not subject to the rules established by the State Personnel Director or State Personnel Board; instead, each agency or institution is responsible for establishing policies related to the terms and conditions of nonclassified employment.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is $2,964.00 per month (35,568.00 annually) with a comprehensive benefit package that includes 21 vacation and 15 sick days per year; medical and dental plans; life, disability and PERA retirement benefits. Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Application: To apply, submit a letter of application relating your experience to the required qualifications, the title of the job for which you are applying, a resume, college transcript(s), and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Auraria Higher Education Center

Human Resources Office

ATTN: Position #4023

1201 5th Street, Suite 370 Denver, CO 80217-3361

OR E-mail your application materials to or fax to (303) 556-2448.

A background investigation is required for all positions at Auraria.

A complete job description can be obtained by calling 303-556-3384. For a complete listing of employment opportunities at AHEC, log on to the Human Resources Website at

Note: The Colorado Open Records Act (C.R.S. 24-72-204) requires that an applicant make a written request at the time of application that the application be kept confidential. Applications without such a request for confidentiality are open record and must be disclosed upon request.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Jim Gamelin, ADAAA Staffing Coordinator for the Auraria Higher Education Center, at or call 303-556-6465.

Keywords: State of Colorado, Denver , Supervising Pre-School Teacher, Other , Denver, Colorado

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