Join our organization to find community and engage in a fulfilling career! We value our teachers. Our staff receives extensive paid training in Pyramid Plus (our social/emotional curriculum), weekly coaching, and are supported as educators and continuous learners. Additionally, our school offers a competitive pay structure, paid time off, health insurance support, and a part-time schedule that provides holidays and summer breaks off. 


We value diversity of all types and work to create an inclusive environment for children and their families. Ruth Washburn is a stronger organization when we have a variety of voices representing a broad range of lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

Check out our openings below, and apply to begin your career at Ruth Washburn!

Career Openings

Executive Director-Begins Summer 2023

We are looking for a dynamic Preschool Executive Director with knowledge and skills to lead a non-profit organization of over 20 employees and 200 children and families with a focus on the early childhood education arena. The candidate should have strong communication, leadership, business skills, and technical abilities working with multiple types of technology products, including client management systems, donor databases, accounting software, and typical office software products. The ED will guide the administrative staff, supervise and support staff professional development, and embrace current and potential families in various functions. School/early childhood leadership experience is a plus. Colorado Preschool Director qualified is a requirement in the first six months if not currently certified.

Salary Range: $65,000-$68,000

Read the full job description here and apply for the position here

Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are lifesavers in the event we need unexpected coverage in the classroom. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please message us.


We are always lookings for volunteers. If you are interested in supporting our students and school through volunteering in the classroom, helping out at our events, or assisting with the maintenance of the school, please send us a message.

More About Our School

We are excited you are interested in employment at Ruth Washburn. To learn more about our teachers’ experience review the below videos and view the school calendar, new staff training calendar and yearly training calendar. These are past years’ documents, but can give you an idea of the flow of the year.

A Tour of Ruth Washburn

Year at a Glance

Circle Time Example


Thank you to our generous sponsors, whose financial support funds scholarships, facilities improvements, and continuing education for teachers.

Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School provides quality preschool programs for children ages two-and-a-half to five years old.