Assistant Childcare Director
Winter Park Resort

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Assistant Childcare Director

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, Colorado
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Dec 01, 2020)


Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city. Owned by the City of Denver and managed by Alterra/Winter Park Operations Corporation, Winter Park Resort plays a vital role in the rich history and tradition of Denver mountain parks, and is also one of Alterra’s premier destination resorts in North America.  Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners.


The Assistant Director will follow all Winter Park policies and procedures, all applicable laws (federal, state, and local), and all health and sanitation codes. Maintain center to Winter Park Resort, Colorado Office of Early Childhood, as well as Health and Fire Department codes.


 Ensure the facility is safe and operational complying with policies and procedures. Works with Director to complete all administrative duties listed below. Assists teachers in day to day classroom activities, as well as reminding them to keep their PDIS trainings up to date.

  • Act as the Director if needed, maintain a professional and calm demeanor when issues arise. Ask for help from Manager in emergency or to find solutions to a problem.
  • Assist the Director in setting centers operational policies and procedures, including center policies, and classroom curriculum.
  • Work with Director to ensure all parent manuals, and center SOP’S are up to date.
  • Assist Director with all administrative duties, including but not limited to staff and children scheduling, enrolling new children, taking payments, and performing RTP transactions.
  • The Assistant Director will help with staff meeting agendas, and conducting staff meetings.
  • They will write agendas for and co-lead quarterly Parent Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Direct and assist teachers with daily childcare duties, such as covering all breaks, and covering for them when they are absent.
  • The Assistant Director will be available for staff or director communication evenings until 10:00pm, and after 6:00am in case they are needed to cover a shift or complete a task the Director asks.
  • Train and help orient new teachers.
  • The Directors are responsible for staff morale, and mediating any issues that arise.
  • Supervising the professional development of the staff to make sure they complete mandated annual trainings, and continuing education.
  • Assist director in accurately maintaining all necessary records and forms, such as child, and staff folders, and all documents displayed for the state or health department.
  • Be prepared to meet with an inspector should they arrive when the Director is absent.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:   (State minimum required and preferred)  

The educational requirements for the director or substitute director of a large center must be met by satisfactory completion of one of the following. (All course hours are given in semester hours, but equivalent quarter hours are acceptable.) Official college transcripts must be submitted to the Department for evaluation of qualifications.

  1. A Bachelor degree in early childhood education from a regionally accredited Colorado college or university; or,
  2. A current early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; or,
  3. A master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education; or,
  4. Completion of all of the following three (3) semester hour courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas:
  5. Introduction to early childhood professions;
  6. Introduction to early childhood lab techniques;
  7. Early childhood guidance strategies for children;
  8. Early childhood health, nutrition, and safety;
  9. Administration of early childhood care and education programs;
  10. Administration: human relations for early childhood professions or introduction to business;
  11. Early childhood curriculum development;
  12. Early childhood growth and development.
  13. The exceptional child; and, CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 12 CCR 2509-8 Social Services Rules 45
  14. Infant/toddler theory and practice; or the Department approved expanding quality infant/toddler training; or,
  15. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes course content listed at Section 7.702.42,

 A, 3, a-j, and experience listed at Section 7.702.42, B.

  1. The experience requirements for the director of a large center must be met by completion of the following amount of work experience in a child development program, which includes working with a group of children in such programs as a preschool, child care center, kindergarten, or Head Start program:
  2. Persons with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development, early childhood education, early childhood special education, or an early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; no additional experience is required.
  3. Persons with a 2-year college degree in early childhood education must have twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program. 3. Persons with a Bachelor's degree and completion of courses specified in Sections 7.702.42, A,

3, a-j, must have twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program.

  1. Persons who have no degree but have completed the thirty (30) semester hours specified in Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, must have twenty-four (24) months (3,640 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program.
  2. Verified experience acquired in a licensed Colorado family child care home or school-age child care center may count for up to half of the required experience for director qualifications. To have Colorado family child care home experience considered, the applicant must be or have been the licensee. The other half of the required experience must be working directly with children in a child development program.
  3. Experience with five (5) year olds must be verified as follows: a. If experience caring for five year old children occurs in a child care center classroom, the hours worked shall be counted as preschool experience; or, b. If experience caring for five year old children occurs in an elementary school program, the hours worked shall be counted as school-age experience


Early Education Center employees will be required to supply and/or obtain the following:

  1. First Aid Certification
  2. Infant/Child CPR certification
  3. Record of immunizations
  4. Physical examination
  5. Fingerprints
  6. Central Registry Background check
  7. Three written references
  8. Emergency contact information


 When authorized, may drive a 15 passenger van with children and adults to fieldtrips and activities.


  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 30 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with children, co-teachers, directors, and parents.
  • Routine cleaning of surfaces and toys.  Loading dishwasher and washer, mopping the floors when needed.
  • Routine sanitizing and disinfesting with hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.

Mountain Environment:

  • Be prepared to take children outside in weather as cold as 5°.
  • Closed toed shoe are recommended due to varying ground surfaces.
  • You will be provided an outdoor uniform.
  • Supervising children in busy, tourist environment.


  • Most work tasks are performed indoors- temperature is moderate and controlled by environmental systems.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment and products.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to non-slip shoes, protective eye wear, and protective gloves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.


Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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