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Clayton Early Learning is one of the nation's leaders in early childhood education, dedicated to improving the quality of learning that children experience before they begin kindergarten. When we have positions available, we seek early childhood professionals who want to spread their wings, share their talents, work collaboratively with other leaders in early childhood and actively incorporate research-based strategies into improving their practice.

Operations Specialist

Department: Operations
Location: Denver, CO

Hours: Typically 8:00am - 5:00pm

Reports to: Senior Director of Operations

Classification: Exempt

Pay: $17.50-$18.00/hour



Provides day to day operational, transportation and customer service to staff, children, families and venders. Plans, coordinates, communicates, improves and evaluates systems and processes. Builds and maintains strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external parties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


This position is a member of the operations team reporting to the Sr. Director of Operations and will have direct responsibility including:


  • Provides customer service and strong leadership for staff in facilities/operations management, support team, tenant relations and transportation.
  • Greets and assists visitors in a friendly, polite manner in person and via phone/email contact. Communicates, disseminates accurate and pertinent information to staff, families and the community including information regarding Clayton Early Learning program policies, procedures and support services.   
    • Oversees operation of campus buildings, equipment, grounds, vehicles, security, emergency preparedness and transportation as well as janitorial services for selected buildings.  Prepares and monitors maintenance and ensures regulatory compliance in all areas of responsibility.
    • Helps to develop protocols for all internal and external school communication, office operations, systems, processes and financial stewardship.
    • Maintains a proactive approach to safety and monitoring systems to meet program standards. 
    • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of services through system and customer service improvements.
    • Works with Director of Maintenance to identify any cleaning, safety or security concerns.
      • Provides quality supervision to and performance monitoring for direct reports.
      • Demonstrates exceptional communication and organizational skills.
      • Completes special projects as assigned by Sr. Director of Operations.
      • Performs other duties as assigned. 
      • Ensures safe vehicles and transportation of students, parents and staff where appropriate.
      • Manages the scheduling, coordination and services of short term rentals.
  • Builds effective partnerships with all departments to improve operational systems and processes in support of organizations mission.
  • Interacts and maintains communication between program leadership, managers, parents and staff. 





Minimum education:  AA Degree


Certificates or licenses:  Valid driver’s license with evidence of vehicle insurance.


Special professional and/or job-related requirements: Background check and compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.


Special professional and/or job-related requirements: 


Special training or experience: 


Work experience in positions similar or related to this job:   





This position reports to:  Sr. Director of Operations


This position has supervisory and/or management responsibility for:  Support staff



Automobile, van, telephone, telephone system; alarm system, calculator, copier, computer, and similar other business/office equipment. 





•               Conduct activities involving moderate standing and walking, and moderate sitting.

•               Lift, carry, push, and/or pull burdens weighing up to 50 pounds.

•               Grasp and manipulate office equipment, hand tools, and similar other tools and materials.

•               Conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, and reaching on a frequent basis.

•               Work with hands above shoulder height with a weight up to 20 pounds.

•               Work with arms extended at shoulder height with a weight up to 20 pounds.

•               Participate in routine conversation in person or via telephone, and distinguish telephone, radio/pager signals, alarms, and other auditory tones such as distress in a parent's or child's voice.

•               Distinguish small objects at near and far distances in conditions of bright or low light.  Distinguish color and depth, and see objects in a wide field of vision.

•               Operate vehicles including vans, and other company vehicles.

•               Respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children ranging in age from 0 to 5 years.




This position is classified as a Level II risk within The Clayton Foundation work environment.  The majority of this position's duties are performed within an indoor or a protected environment.  The incumbent may be exposed to adverse weather and congested traffic conditions while making deliveries.  May be exposed to loud noise, fumes, odors, dust, and mechanical and electrical hazards.  Infrequently may be exposed to medical/health conditions of known and unknown origin, human body fluids, and the threat of direct or indirect violence/conflict by other individuals, and other unanticipated circumstances.



•               Interpret/understand information received as well as prepare and transmit same.  Involves ongoing interaction with other Clayton employees, the general public, and children and parents within the community.  May involve interaction with persons whose first language is not English.

•               Read and understand written materials and compose information/instruction in written form.

•               Remember schedules, programs, policies, and other details.

•               Understand and perform basic mathematical computations.

•               Apply analytical skills essential for assessment and evaluation responsibility.

•               Apply problem-solving skills essential in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges.

•               Remain calm in an emergency and/or confrontational situation.

•               Calm others under stressful or confrontational conditions.

•               Identify conflict and take the steps necessary to resolve the issues or inform those who can.

•               Work with other people taking into consideration, among the dynamics, their needs, their personal styles, and the requirements of their jobs.




•               Ability to speak a foreign language such as Spanish, Hmong, or Vietnamese.

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