Childcare Manager/Operations Director

Date:  Jun 6, 2024

Breckenridge, CO, US

Company:  Breckenridge Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Available
  • Outlet: Breckenridge 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time 
  • The budgeted range starts at $55,000 - $65,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Job Summary:

The Childcare Manager/Operations Director is responsible for leading a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the center in collaboration with the Senior Manager.  The Childcare Manager/Operations Director must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating center environment where children and staff are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. Childcare Manager/Operations Director must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide center staff and support relationships with families.  This position will comply with all company and department policies and follow all state licensing regulations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Lead Educator in coordinating and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Effectively communicate center policies staff and guests and efficiently support families through the registration process.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise assisting teachers to ensure they follow planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Effective manage billing, paperwork, payroll, enrollment, subsidy, and other administrative tasks when Director is not present


Job Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor/Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or child development and family studies, early childhood special education, or combination of work experience and education commensurate with above duties
  • At least 3 years of professional child care experience
  • 1 year of experience managing a classroom
  • 1 year of experience supervising a team
  • Licenses/Accreditations: Colorado Childcare Director’s Certificate
  • Computer Skills: Desired skills include Microsoft Office Software
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certification, Universal Precaution Certification
  • Must Pass CO Criminal Background Check (and FBI Fingerprint check if a Colorado Resident for less than three years)


  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and foster a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of child development, and open to continued professional development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow all procedures and guidelines as outlined in the staff manual and employee handbook.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.



The expected pay range is $55,000 - $65,000 + annual bonus. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  501176
Reference Date: 04/08/2024 
Job Code Function: Children's Center