Colorado Openings

Thank you for your interest in working for Centro! Below you will find a listing of all vacancies in Colorado. Please fill out an application and email it to our Human Resource Specialists: Laura Torres, , or Edith Urbina, . If you have any questions about any of the positions listed, Laura and Edith would be happy to assist you.

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Employment Application - English

Employment Application - Spanish

  • Center Aide

    Wage Range: $12.39 - $15.87

    Under the supervision of the Regional Manager, possess the ability and willingness to help various areas as assigned. Primary duties will be helping in the classroom, on the playground, and/or on the bus to ensure safety and promote school readiness. Secondary duties may include supporting the cook, office manager, family service specialist, and disabilities specialist.
    Qualifications: High School diploma. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.  
    Total Number of vacancies: 6 Type: Full time (40 hours per week) 
    Location(s): Grand Junction (2),  Olathe (2), Brighton (1), Craig (1)

  • Cook

    Wage Range: $12.50 - $17.25

    Responsible for overseeing a Head Start Center's Food Services. Ensures compliance with all appropriate Local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to the Food Services component. This position is responsible for ordering, preparing, serving, and documenting meals and snacks; following menus, overseeing kitchen operations and inventory. The position contributes to the smooth operation, function, and strict cleanliness of the kitchen, food service, and food storage, in adherence to health and food safety codes and following the USDA/CACFP standards.
    Qualifications: HS/GED. Minimum of 1-year experience in food preparation. Bilingual English Spanish preferred. Familiarity with USDA/CACFP meal requirements. Experience preparing culturally appropriate foods; food purchasing; documenting food production, costs, and meal counts. Current Food Handler permit, ServeSafe Certification or equivalent.
    Number of vacancies: 1 Full-Time
    Locations(s): Greeley

  • Early Childhood Education Coach

    Wage Range: $21.40 to $32.50

    Under the direction of the Education Director, assist with Centro’s implementation of Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) by providing intensive coaching with teachers to help improve and refine teaching practices associated with positive child outcomes for children. Use coaching data to make informed decisions that best support teacher’s development.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field, with training and experience in adult learning and education. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction area

  • Education Specialist

    Wage Range: $15.46 - $21.27

    Under the direction of the Education Manager, monitors and supervises the Head Start education services in the center. Ensures that such services are comprehensive, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate in a learning environment that maximizes opportunities for each child’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth; guides curriculum and assessment fidelity including data collection and analysis; supports professional development and training; and ensures teachers support parents in their role as the child’s first teacher.
    Qualifications: Associate degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field, with emphasis or experience in special education, social work, or psychology.  Three years management and/or group process experience preferred. Bilingual English Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction

  • Family Service Specialist

    Wage Range: $15.65 to $21.53

    Under the supervision of the Family and Community Partnership Manager, develops and oversees social service activities, makes contact with community resources and partners, and ensures quality service to families. Works closely with Family Services Specialists, parents, staff and community to implement Head Start and other program objectives and activities.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a social service-related field. One or more years’ experience in social services, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Bilingual Spanish-English required.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Olathe (1)

  • Family Service Specialist

    Wage Range: $15.65 - $21.53

    Under the direct supervision of the Family and Community Partnership manager, develops and oversees family partnership activities and develops collaborative community partnerships. Actively recruits to meet and maintain funded enrollment throughout the program year. Works closely with parents, teachers, developmental specialists, and community partners to implement agency and Head Start program objectives and activities. Plays a critical role in engaging families in the program and supporting families in children’s school readiness and manages disability services at the center for children and families. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field. Bilingual Spanish-English required.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s):  Grand Junction

  • Health & Nutrition Manager

    Wage Range: $21.40 to $32.40

    The Health & Nutrition Manager oversees and coordinates the health and nutrition content areas for the effective delivery of Head Start services to children and families and ensures that such services are comprehensive and culturally relevant in order to maximize opportunities for each child’s physical and mental growth and well-being. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to network within the community and among health professionals.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, nursing, or related field. One year of experience in social services or health and nutrition is desired. Bilingual Spanish English is required.
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction Office

  • Office Manager

    Wage Range: $13.89 to $19.18

    Under the direct supervision of the Center Support Specialist, provides administrative support to the Head Start center. Implements and ensures quality services to children and families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. Provides support to staff in all activities affecting and involving children. Oversees use and inventory of office equipment and materials. Occasionally drives a school bus.
    Qualifications: Associate degree or higher in administration, management, or related field. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly recommended. CDL required or the ability to obtain one.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s):  Craig

  • Substitute Bus Driver

    Wage Range: $18.46 - $24.46

    Under the supervision of the Lead Bus Driver, this position is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and on field trips. This position is also responsible to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions always.
    Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, current in-state Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a School Bus and Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Bilingual preferred English/Spanish.  This is a substitute position, not eligible for benefits.
    Number of vacancies: 3
    Location(s): Grand Junction (1),  Greeley (1), Brighton (1)

  • Teacher - Early Head Start (Infant/Toddler)

    Wage Range: $13.89 - $19.18

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of infants and toddlers; plans and implements learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment to help promote children’s developmental progression; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning & execution of their child’s education. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers.
    Qualifications: Child Development Associate (CDA) or comparable credential, with a focus on infant and toddler development. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 8
    Locations:  Grand Junction (3), Greeley (1), Olathe (2), Brighton (1), Craig (1)

  • Teacher - Preschool

    Wage Range: $15.65 - $21.53

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged children; plans and implements learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment to help promote children’s developmental progression; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning and execution of their child’s education. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers.
    Qualifications: Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field; with experience in teaching preschool-age children. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction (1), Olathe (1)

  • Teacher Assistant

    Wage Range: $12.50 - $17.25

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist and the leadership of the Preschool Teacher, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged children; assists the preschool teacher implement the curriculum. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers. Assumes Preschool Teacher duties in the temporary absence of the Preschool Teacher.
    Qualifications: Child Development Associate (CDA), a degree in early childhood education, or enrollment in a program that will result in a CDA or college degree within two years of hire. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 3 Full Time (40 hours per week)
    Location(s): Grand Junction (2 FT), Olathe (1 FT)