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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927.  We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Catholic Charities Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.

Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.  Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded.  We accomplish this through:

  • Employer sponsored training
  • Culture of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Generous compensation and benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.


An ECE Specialist at Catholic Charities:

  • Assures program compliance with the Child Care Licensing regulations, as well as Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Supports the implementation of a quality early care and education program.
  • Follows budget as set by manager. Provides input into process.
  • Maintains accurate and timely program statistical data to meet reporting requirements.  Enters data and generates reports.
  • Assists in the hiring and training of teaching staff.
  • Observes, monitors, evaluates, and provides feedback and consultation for each classroom teacher and teaching team.
  • Provides classroom staff with role models (mentors) or training as needed to demonstrate specific curriculum development, facilitate communication and identify the strengths and challenges of the classroom environment.
  • Monitors education staff and assists in curriculum & individual planning sessions as needed.
  • Assesses problems and involves children, parents, staff and volunteers in developing and presenting solutions.
  • Partners with the Center Directors to prepare and deliver annual performance evaluations of teaching staff.
  • Completes Professional Development Plans for all teaching staff 3 times per year and provides input to the Center Directors for the Professional
  • Development Goals included on annual performance evaluations.
  • Oversees the education staff involvement in working with the disabilities team in the identification, staffing and service delivery for children with special needs.
  • Assists as necessary with Qualistar and other collaborating programs.
  • Oversees and monitors the developmental screening of enrolled children which includes training of staff.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from accredited school with a degree in ECE or equivalent AND three to five years related experience and/or training; OR Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field with 24 ECE credits AND three to five years related experience and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience with children 0-5 years old in an educational setting.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Head Start Standards.
  • Ability to remember schedules, programs, policies and other details.
  • Ability to remain calm and calm others in an emergency and/or confrontational situation.
  • Knowledge of the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the client population.


Salary: Base Rate $1923.08 bi-weekly with increases commensurate with experience & education.

Schedule: Dependent on location, Center is open 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday.  This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career.  Training provided within the first year of employment includes:

  • De-escalation & Safety
  • Public Speaking
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health
  • Human Trafficking
  • Trauma Informed Care and many more.

Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  • Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees – increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.
  • Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee’s and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
  • May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.

**Part-time employees (20-29 hours per week) also receive paid annual leave, company paid holidays, and 403b retirement plan with agency contribution and match.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?  If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application here.  We look forward to meeting you!

We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.

Catholic Charities is a Drug-Free Workplace.

We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.


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