Employment

We're always on the lookout for awesome people to join our team as we work to make HRCA a great organization for all our members.

Key Application Information

  • Click on an opening below to learn more about a specific job and apply.
  • All jobs listed require a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Any problems or have comments or questions, contact Susan Roth at [email protected].

Current Openings

Aquatics

Swim Instructors

Aquatics

Swim Coach

Aquatics

Lifeguards

Arts and Education

Preschool Enrichment Teacher

Arts and Education

Pottery Instructor

Arts and Education

Cooking Instructor

Arts and Education

Dance Teacher

Arts and Education

Preschool Teacher

Backcountry Wilderness Area

Nature Camp Counselor

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist


Aquatics

Swim Coach

Job Type: Part Time

Description: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing high level, structured workouts to age group programs, giving stroke correction and technique training to age group swimmers 5-30 participants, ensuring a safe swimming environment for all involved in the program, providing excellent customer service and working with other coaches to maintain and improve our high quality age group programs.

Requirements: A background in competitive swimming is required with 2 years of previous age group coaching experience desired. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. EOE

Salary: Rate of pay starts at $12.55 and is dependent on qualifications and experience.


Aquatics

Swim Instructors

Job Type: Part Time

Description: Responsible for instructing participants of all ages and skill levels to improve their swimming ability and water skills in a constructive, safe and enjoyable environment. Examples of duties include organizing lesson plans, teaching in-water swimming skills, maintaining written progression reports and producing final report cards to discuss with parents of participants on a monthly basis. Previous experience working with children and a competitive swim background is helpful. EOE

Requirements: Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Good customer service and organizational skills are required. Scheduling requirements may include working evenings and/or Saturdays. Must possess a positive attitude and be able to relate to children of all ages. Swimming a competent freestyle and backstroke for 50 yards is required. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. Employment opportunities at HRCA are not guaranteed and depend on a successful completion of a certification course.

Salary: Rate of pay starts $12.30 per hour


Aquatics

Lifeguards

Job Type: Part Time

Description: Are you a swimmer looking for flexible hours in a fun environment? We are currently accepting applications for year round employment. Urgent need for day time staff. EOE

Requirements: You must be a minimum of 16 years of age. You must be able to swim 200 yards, tread water without the use of your hands for one minute and retrieve a ten pound brick from a depth of eight feet. Employment opportunities at HRCA may be available, but not guaranteed, after successful completion of a certification course. Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen. Starting pay $12.00 up to $12.80 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Salary: Starting pay $12.00 up to $12.80 per hour, depending on qualifications.

To apply save the completed application then click the 'Apply Now' button to submit application, cover letter and resume.


Arts and Education

Preschool Enrichment Teacher

Job Type: Part Time

Description: Preschool Enrichment Teacher The HRCA Youth Department has an opening for a part-time, Preschool Enrichment Teacher. Starting hours would be approximately 11:30am-5:30pm M-F, with the opportunity for additional hours during different times of the day. EOE

Requirements: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teaching a comprehensive program to include Music, Story or Books, and Arts or Crafts projects, swimming and other activities that correspond to weekly themes, implement weekly themes, assist in maintaining and arranging the appearance of the room following Human Services guidelines, assist in preparing supply lists, demonstrate excellent public relations and customer service skills when communicating verbally and in writing with participants, parents, and other staff and has a soft and gentle, warm demeanor working with children. Applicants who meet the requirements for Lead Teacher Qualified are strongly encouraged to apply. Basic computer skills a plus. Ability to lift items 10 to 25 lbs. Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Salary: Rate of pay starts at $12.61/hour


Arts and Education

Preschool Teacher

Job Type: Part Time

Description: The HRCA Youth Department has an opening for a part-time Preschool/Enrichment Teacher. Hours vary depending on our AM or PM program needs but will range from 8:30am-5:30pm. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teaching a comprehensive curriculum for children ages 2 ½ - 6 that assist students in developing their cognitive, social/emotional, linguistic and motor skills. Our afternoon program includes Music, Story or Books, and Arts or Crafts projects, swimming and other activities that correspond to weekly themes. Implementing weekly lesson plans, assist in maintaining and arranging the appearance of the room following Human Services guidelines, assist in preparing supply lists, attend monthly staff meetings, demonstrate excellent public relations and customer service skills when communicating verbally and in writing with participants, parents, and other staff and has a soft and gentle, warm demeanor working with children are requirements of the position. EOE.

Requirements: Teachers are required to obtain 15 hours of continuing education a year. Applicants must meet the requirements for Lead Teacher Qualified according to the Department of Human Services and must be able to supply proof of education and experience at the time of interview. Basic computer skills a plus. Ability to lift items 10 to 25 lbs. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Salary: Rate of pay starts at $17.71/hour.

To apply save the completed application then click the 'Apply Now' button to submit application, cover letter and resume.


Arts and Education

Dance Teacher

Job Type: Part Time

Description: The HRCA Youth Department has an opening for a part-time Dance Teacher for children ages 3-18. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and facilitating personalized learning programs, working one on one and in classroom settings with students to prepare and assist them in developing not only a familiarity, but comfort and proficiency in dance. EOE.

Requirements: Must have a background in dance or related degree and 3 years of dance instruction experience and the ability to work after school hours and weekends. Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with children. Basic computer skills a plus. Ability to lift items 10 to 25 lbs. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Salary: Rate of pay starts at $15.59/hour.

To apply save the completed application then click the 'Apply Now' button to submit application, cover letter and resume.


Arts and Education

Pottery Instructor

Job Type: Part Time

Description: The HRCA Youth Department has an opening for a part-time clay arts instructor. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and facilitating personalized pottery programs, working one on one with students to prepare and assist students in developing not only a familiarity but comfort and proficiency in the subject. EOE

Requirements: Must have a related degree or 3 years of clay arts instruction experience and the ability to work in the mornings, after school hours and weekends. Must possess a familiarity in mixing glazes, firing kilns and teaching both hand-building and wheel classes for youth and adults. Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with children. Basic computer skills a plus. Ability to lift items 10 to 25 lbs. Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Salary: Rate of pay ranges from $15.59- $17.71/hour.


Arts and Education

Cooking Instructor

Job Type: Part Time

Description: The HRCA Youth Department has an opening for a part-time cooking instructor. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and facilitating personalized cooking programs, working one on one with students to prepare and assist students in developing not only a familiarity but comfort and proficiency in the subject. EOE

Requirements: Must have a culinary or related degree and 3 years of culinary instruction experience and the ability to work in the mornings, after school hours and weekends. Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with children. Basic computer skills a plus. Ability to lift items 10 to 25 lbs. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Salary: Rate of pay ranges from $15.59- $17.71/hr


Backcountry Wilderness Area

Nature Camp Counselor

Job Type: Part Time

Description: The Backcountry Wilderness Area’s mission is to improve wildlife habitat, inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, and ignite a lifelong love of the outdoors for all. Camp Backcountry accomplishes this through teaching scientific inquiry in a collaborative and fun outdoor setting. Located at 5,920 feet in the heart of the Front Range, our 8,200-acre campus—featuring an outdoor amphitheater, outdoor “classrooms,” a free play area with natural playscapes, archery range, horse corrals, and barnyard critters—serves as the ultimate learning environment. Camp Backcountry offers programs that provide a balance of hands-on science, field-based exploration, team building, and adventure. All Nature Camp sessions are based on a theme including, but not limited to, forest ecology, high desert ecology, geology, entomology, weather and climate, and wilderness survival skills. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and teaching age appropriate lessons, activities, and games related to the weekly theme. Nature Camp Counselors are responsible for supervising up to 16 children each day and actively interacting with and engaging campers during all Camp Backcountry programs. Counselors are the primary caregivers for campers and are also responsible for guiding children in their personal growth. Counselors are responsible for checking campers in and out for the day, maintaining high standards of health and safety, set up and clean-up of all camp activities, and following all camp policies and procedures. This position averages approximately 40 hours per week. Camp programming begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A typical work day is from 8:50 a.m. to 4:10 p.m., however Nature Camp staff may be scheduled anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the possibility of an occasional overnight. This position starts May 18th and ends August 7th.

Requirements: • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older • Must have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children • Have a passion for nature and outdoor recreation • Ability to plan, coordinate, and teach age appropriate lessons, activities, and games related to each weekly theme • Ability to adapt lesson plans and instructions to meet a wide variety of learners • Knowledge of basic ecological principles and environmental issues • Ability to supervise and be responsible for the health and safety of up to 16 children each day • Strong work ethic and motivation to contribute positively to the Backcountry Wilderness Area at large • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds • Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions • Previous childcare experience preferred. Candidates with prior childcare experience will be asked to provide verification of up to 1,040 hours of previous experience working with school-age children in a formal capacity • Current First Aid and CPR certifications required, or ability to obtain before the first day of employment • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Applicants 21 years of age or older will be required to drive the 15 passenger camp vans. • Must attend the mandatory staff training May 18 through May 22, 2020 Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen. The first review of applications will begin in January of 2020, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $12.24-13.10/hour depending on qualificationsdd


Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Job Type: Part Time

Description: Highlands Ranch Community Association is looking for a confident, motivated professional to work directly with participants of all ages and abilities. This part time position requires knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation programs including personal instruction and group classes designed to enhance skills and well-being. Knowledge of adapted programming in the water and on land is essential. Must be people-oriented, flexible and customer service focused. Serve as a liaison between the TR Coordinator and families served through the Therapeutic Recreation program. Work flexible hours which includes some weekend and evening hours. Provide administrative support and direct service to clientele and properly teach weekly group programs. Assist the TR Coordinator with the daily operations of the Therapeutic Recreation program area for HRCA. Enforce all HRCA policies and procedures. EOE.

Requirements: Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited four-year college or university, NCTRC certified, possess current American Red Cross or equivalent First Aid/CPR certification or obtain in 30 days, and able to acquire lifeguard certification. Must also have a minimum of 6 months experience working with special populations in a TR environment. Must have experience or demonstrated skills in aquatics. Experience with children and working with volunteers preferred. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Salary: Rate of pay starts $14.80 per hour

To apply save the completed application then click the 'Apply Now' button to submit application, cover letter and resume. For details on the Therapeutic Recreation programs please call [email protected], CTRS, at 303-471-7043.


More Application Information

Questions? Contact Susan Roth: email or call 303-471-8911.