Job Description

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full time Child Care Licensing & Program Support Specialist.

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. (See: http://www.rrcc.edu/diversity)  We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness. 

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

Position Summary: Assists in the review and approval of staff qualifications as needed for issuance of Child Care Director letters, Early Childhood Teacher letters, as well as review of documentation required to receive approved training vendor status.  This includes maintenance of related lists or data bases.  Provides support in compiling information for programs recommended for adverse licensing action, programs requesting waivers/appeals of licensing regulations or programs requesting from licensing regulations.  May also support preparation of information in response to Colorado Open Records Requests.  Inspect facilities and authorize the issuance of a license for child care facilities after compliance with rules and regulations has been verified, provide technical assistance, and investigate complaints concerning children in care in order to assure safety of children in and out of home settings when necessary due to fluctuations in the workflow of the Division.  Provides customer service duties including providing child care information to the public by interpreting licensing rules, procedures, responding to calls and written reports.  Responsibilities will include assisting with phone duty coverage, walk-in visitors to the Office of Early Childhood, and other duties as assigned.   

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development Economics or a closely related degree to the work assignment.
  • One year of professional experience working in a human services field either a private or public entity, which includes working in the group care of children and in child care licensing or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with focus on early childhood education or a related field
  • Current or previous license to operate a family child care home or center
  • Experience with data entry, answering phones, and providing customer service
  • Technical writing skills, investigatory practice, experience working with diverse populations

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated documentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Colorado rules and regulations for child care facilities
  • Knowledge of MS computer applications

Starting salary: $47,476 - $47,600/annual 

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday September 23, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A resume
    • Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online: http://jobs.rrcc.edu   

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.

Application Instructions

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday September 23, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A resume
    • Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online: http://jobs.rrcc.edu   

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