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Volunteers of America Colorado believes unique challenges require unique and thoughtful solutions. VOA creates specialized programs to meet the critical needs of the communities we serve—our programs across Colorado look different because each community is distinct. Volunteers of America recognizes the senior who needs assistance with her grocery shopping in Fort Collins, and the student in Aurora who has never been to summer camp. We support Denver’s homeless veterans who have been underserved, and prepare preschoolers challenged by poverty to be successful in elementary school and beyond. Wherever we go we engage faith, relationship-building, and volunteers to lift-up and support Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens.


The Center Manager is the center Director and is responsible for the overall functioning of the early childhood education center. Responsibilities include creating a culturally, linguistically, inclusive, and loving culture for all. The Center Manager provides direct supervision to teachers, kitchen staff, substitutes, onsite contractors/venders, and volunteer groups. The Center Manager promotes and maintains a positive organizational culture to build positive relationships with families and staff. They are responsible for the development, monitoring, and implementation of the budget, and maintains compliance with federal, state, and local agency and licensing requirements. They collaborate with the Education Coordinator and Director of Children’s Programs to continue high-quality educational practices for both students and staff.


  • Maintains compliance with licensing standards, Head Start performance standards, and Volunteers of America guidelines to implement high-quality early childhood education based on parent input, staff assessment of individual children’s needs and strengths, Teaching Strategies GOLD, and CLASS assessment.
  • Adequately staff the facility in accordance to licensing, Head Start, and Colorado Preschool Program standards. Works in the classroom as a substitute teacher when needed.
  • Directly or indirectly supervises all teaching staff, kitchen staff, substitutes, onsite contractors/venders, and the implementation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, reviews performance of teaching staff and provides constructive feedback and coaching with the aim at consistently improving staff performance.
  • Monitors the program budget, coordinates inventory, purchases needed supplies, complies with the billing process for CACFP, Denver Preschool Program, Colorado Preschool Program, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, Head Start (In-Kind donations), and private pay.
  • Ensures the facility is maintained, clean, and orderly. Organizes necessary repairs and plans for regular maintenance. Ensures compliance with state health department and fire department codes.
  • Effectively ensures that all areas found in non-compliance with state childcare licensing, health department, and fire departments are rectified within the required time frame.
  • Continuously facilitates daily communication between parents and staff in a manner that follows HIPAA and FERPA rules, and communicates children’s accomplishments, activities, needs, and special events within the center or community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of state and federal standards, regulations, and requirements for early childhood centers.
  • Knowledge of CACFP, DPP, CPP, Denver Great Kids Head Start, and CCAP
  • Ability to maintain a program budget
  • Ability to maintain a positive organizational culture
  • Understanding of human diversity
  • Understanding of HIPAA, FERPA, NAEYC Code of Ethics, and the Social Workers Code of Ethics


Lead Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher Assistants,
Lunch Coordinator
Family Service Case Managers


  • Colorado Early Childhood Licensing requirements
  • Head Start Performance Standards
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • CCAP


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field: Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • Must be Large Center Director Qualified by the State of Colorado


  • Three years of classroom experience working with children age 3-5.
  • Head Start Lead Teacher Qualified.
  • Two years of Early Childhood Education program management
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

POSITION TYPE: Fulltime, Salary/Exempt

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm or 9am to 6pm; occasional weekend work (Saturday)

SIGN ON BONUS:  $1,500 

PAY RANGE:  $53,872.00/yr. – $71,864.00/yr.


Working conditions are generally inside the building. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, and bending. Occasional lifting or pushing, up to 50 lbs. Occasional work outside, on a playground or community events. Requires ability to monitor and supervise children auditorily and visually. Requires emotional and mental stability for consistent professional responses to program needs, staff and participants. Office noise level is low, classroom and gym noise levels can be loud.

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer/Wellness Day
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Pension and 403b Retirement Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances
  • Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
  • Accident Insurance
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • LifeLock with Norton
  • Company Paid Unlimited Mental Health Benefits for Employees on the VOAC Health Plan
  • Volunteers of America is an EEO/AA Employer

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