Family Village is Hiring

CHILDCARE DIRECTOR

NEW LOCATION: East Boulder 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder (Columbine Spiritual Center)

 

OPPORTUNITY:

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Little Village. Part-time (20-30 hrs/wk). Pay $22-$25/hr DOE. Childcare costs waived for your own child(ren)'s care.

 

The Childcare Director will be responsible for running our "Little Village," the unlicensed childcare branch of Family Village. This position is unique in that parents are required to stay on site (thus maintaining full legal responsibility for their kids). We cater to kids of all ages (usually ranging from 6 months to ~7 years) and do not separate kids by age. Our drop-in style of childcare means that the number (and age) of kids in the space can vary considerably and is not entirely predictable. During peak times, we enlist the support of parents to assist in Little Village. The Childcare Director makes everything else we offer at Family Village possible –this person is the heart of our co-op. Our vision for this position is that it will expand to include an employee-ownerships stake in the business.

 

ABOUT FAMILY VILLAGE:

Family Village is disrupting the status quo of work-life balance for parents of young children by providing a proven, gap-filling childcare solution that is transforming parental wellbeing, driving entrepreneurship among women and mothers, leveraging under-utilized real estate (via churches) and generating community wealth in the process through our consumer- and worker-owned cooperative model.

 

Our mission is to empower mothers to become changemakers (not just diaper changers) by creating spaces for collective entrepreneurship, communal caretaking and the re- imagining of cultural norms. We've been serving families in the Longmont area since 2018 and are re-opening in our 3rd location in East Boulder this July.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide a safe, nurturing, mixed-age, play-based & screen-free environment for kids ages 6 months and older.

  • Offer enriching activities –this can include story time, crafts, music, dance, themed days/weeks, etc.

  • Contact parents to provide diaper changes, bathroom breaks, snack times and/or snuggles, when needed.

  • Respect various parenting styles and approaches –we are an inclusive, judgment-free environment. Refrain from commenting on parenting choices and giving advice unless specifically asked for it.

  • Manage assistants and volunteers, ensuring that they are trained and confident in their duties and setting guidelines for behavior (including when to contact parents, how to handle arguments, disciplining kids, etc.).

  • Manage the check-in and check-out process for children and parents/caregivers.

  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.

  • Sanitize toys and furniture are daily and uphold Family Village COVID-19 protocols (currently, masked indoors and unmasked outdoors).

  • Embody the vision and mission of Family Village to care for children by resourcing their parents.

  • Coordinate programming and space use with the Village Director and the Youth and Family Minister at Columbine Spiritual Center.

 

TO APPLY:

 

Please complete the following application. Be prepared to upload your resume, cover letter and three professional references as part of submitting your application. Please email us at info@familyvillagelongmont.com with any questions.