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Long Term Substitute Teachers to Cover Leaves

December 7, 2020 - June 11, 2021

Seeking:
* 5th Grade Language Arts - Dec 2020 - Mar 2021
* 3rd Grade Language Arts - Feb 2021 - May 2021
* 6th Grade Math - Mar 2021 - Jun 11, 2021

Be part of a team focused on cultivating excellence in academic achievement, character and leadership development, and community strength and service. Through internationally acclaimed academics and the nation’s first integrated Pre-K through 8th grade leadership and entrepreneurial development program, Aspen Academy students are empowered to lead purposeful and extraordinary lives. Small classes are led by exceptional, award-winning faculty who provide a foundation of rich academics and a personalized approach to instruction.

K-8 Substitute Teachers

Stanley British Primary School

December 1, 2020

Substitute Teaching Opportunities at Stanley British Primary School

Location:

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado

Type:

Part-Time, Hourly – (20-29 hours per-week; $15.00/hour)

Requirements:

Successful candidates will be energetic, organized, flexible and interested in the field of education. Ideal candidates will also have or be working towards a bachelor’s degree.

Position Description:

The role of the Denver Academy Teacher’s Assistant is to support and assist individual teachers and the division with:

  • Classroom support
    • Working with students in small groups or one-on-one 
    • Helping students with executive functioning skills
    • Substitute teaching as necessary 
    • Grading
  • Coordinating special events/field trips
  • Performing clerical tasks

 How to apply:  Interested candidates should download and complete the Denver Academy application on the DA employment web page and send it, along with a resume and cover letter, to:  [email protected]

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Fun, energetic experienced teacher needed to teach every student's favorite subject...PE!

Plant Superintendent

November 11, 2020

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Plant Superintendent to supervise and manage all day-to-day facilities needs. Our facility includes multiple classroom buildings, residential housing, athletic fields, and a sewer plant. This position is equal parts administrative and hands-on work. This position participates in board meetings, manages remodeling projects, oversee vendors, does event set-ups, and provides leadership for an amazing maintenance crew.

 

After a long career at Dawson, our current Plant Superintendent is retiring in May. Our hiring timeline is as follows: Interviews will be conducted in December. The position will start in February or March to allow for training and shadowing.

 

Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 

 

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of plant operations- administration and hands-on
  • Lead by doing.  Be a role model for work ethic and safety
  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility
  • Proficient with computer software including email, calendar, google suite, vendor software systems, payroll system, and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies
  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity
  • Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies

 

Duties

  • Oversee all facilities projects on-campus. This includes vendor selection, project management, and processing payments
  • Development and implementation procedures for the efficient and effective operation of the maintenance department
  • Model workplace safety and customer service for the maintenance crew.
  • Interview and train new employees. Process timecards each pay period. Manage time-off requests.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective preventative maintenance and energy conservation programs
  • Develop procedures and maintain proper written records of maintenance and repair activities
  • Ensure compliance with OHSA, Fire Codes, federal/state/local ordinances, insurance requirements, and any other applicable codes or ordinances
  • Oversee and participate in snow removal
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and Human Resources

Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job. Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Plant Superintendent posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted.

 

 

 

Professional Development Center Associate - Eagle Rock

November 10, 2020 - January 11, 2021

Do you believe in the power of young people, educators, and communities to enact changes they want to see in education? Are you able to activate individual and community brilliance? Would you like to work at an intentionally-diverse, tuition-free boarding school based on antiracism, relationships, and beloved community?

Director of Finance and Operations

November 5, 2020 - March 2, 2021

The High Mountain Institute is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Operations to begin work May 24, 2021. The Director of Finance & Operations oversees HMI’s accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting, human resources, technology, and operations. The Director serves as a member of the school leadership team and serves as the staff support member to the HMI Board of Trustees Finance Committee.


About the High Mountain Institute: HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and oversee annual and capital budgets and long-term fiscal planning
  • Provide staff support and advise Board of Trustees on fiscal matters
  • Oversee IT systems
  • Bid and oversee all HMI insurance programs
  • Oversee retirement, healthcare, and other employee benefits
  • Oversee all bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and regulatory filing for HMI
  • Oversee facility maintenance and new capital construction
  • Oversee human resources for all HMI employees
  • Serve on HMI’s administrative team/oversee Executive Assistant/participate in on-call coverage


Position Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
  • 3-6 weeks vacation
  • Wilderness leadership training opportunities
  • Annual professional development opportunities
  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • On-campus housing (as available)


Qualifications: BA or higher in Accounting or another Business related field; 5-10 years prior experience in office management, benefits management, budgeting, bookkeeping, GAAP and accounting; ability to manage IT systems; proficiency in MS Office suite, Google Drive, Quickbooks, and web based applications, ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.


How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Em Ducharme, Administrative Coordinator & Registrar, at [email protected]

We will review applications on a rolling basis, but expect a thorough review to begin the week of February 15, 2021; we will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.

Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.

The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.

Business Manager

November 4, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Watershed School is seeking a full time Business Manager

Director of Enrollment

November 4, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Havern School creates confident learners by nurturing the potential of students with diagnosed learning disabilities through specialized, small group instruction, and integrated therapies.

Job Title: Director of Enrollment           

Department: Admissions          

Supervisor’s Title: Head of School      

Employee Classification:  Exempt 

The Director of Enrollment is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting directly to the Head of School and serving as a member of the school’s executive leadership team. In general, the Director of Enrollment generates new leads, fosters continuous relationships with families and community professionals, and oversees the operational effectiveness of the admissions process--from inquiry through confirmation of admission to the school. 

Havern School is a small, one building school with under 100 students.  We have COVID-19 precautions in place and are considering ourselves one cohort.  Daily hours are 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Roles and responsibilities:

Marketing and Communications:

  • Responsible for designing and implementing a marketing plan that aligns with the school’s enrollment goal as well as drives increased engagement with prospective and current constituencies

  • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement, along with the executive leadership team, to continually evaluate, update and redesign all marketing materials, including the website and collateral materials, ensuring a brand identity consistent with our mission 

  • Directly supervise the Marketing Manager to support the implementation of a marketing plan 

  • Represent Havern School at various gatherings and conferences in order to disseminate information about Havern School, as appropriate to admissions program 

  • Assume active membership in organizations that support the mission and direction of the school including the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and other professional associations related to the position 

  • Form and maintain strong relationships with local elementary and middle schools, as well as private practice professionals 

Admissions:

  • Foster appropriate relationships with parents and guardians, providing guidance to potential placement at Havern while acknowledging the whole child through the admissions process.

  • Represent Havern School to prospective students and parents through thoughtful communications, campus tours, and “shadow” days 

  • Work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff to make admissions decisions and communicate with applicants in a timely and sensitive way about those decisions

  • Keep current with Havern School’s curriculum and professional development expectations for faculty and staff members

  • Maintain current statistics/trends and best-practice admission procedures 

Transition and Impact:

  • Foster ongoing relationships with families as they approach the time of transition to their next school

  • Oversee the setting of long-term and short-term enrollment goals that utilizes a data-driven approach to enrollment management

  • Attend and actively participate in all administrative team meetings to share out admissions and enrollment information

  • Maintains relevant longitudinal statistics on all aspects of the admission and enrollment program and provides statistical reports as requested by Head of School

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of three to five years experience in an Independent School setting, preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and print editing

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work individually and collaboratively under tight deadlines

  • High ethical standards, sense of integrity, and respect for all constituents

  • Sensitivity to economic, cultural, and familial situations embedded in the enrollment of a diverse student body

  • Knowledge and understanding of multidisciplinary assessments to determine appropriate “fit” for the student's successful learning through Havern School’s education program, preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree, preferred

Havern School offers a full package of benefits including health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

Please look at our website for more information about our school: www.havernschool.org  If you are interested in the position please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Buttitta, Interim Head of School at [email protected].

Director of Enrollment Managemet

November 3, 2020 - November 20, 2020

Who We Are

Fountain Valley School was founded on the belief that a boarding school dedicated to traditional standards of excellence, character, and progressive ideals could thrive in the sublime setting of the American West—and so it has.  91 years later, a city of 750,000 people has grown up around our 1,100-acre campus, which remains an idyllic refuge on the Colorado prairie and that is home to 245 day and boarding students in grades 9-12.  In 2019-20, Fountain Valley’s enrollment included 164 boarding and 79 day students from 24 states and 21 countries. 38% of those were students of color including non-white students of international origin. The School allocated $2.8 million in financial aid and 43% of FVS students received need-based financial aid or merit scholarships. Enrollment for 2020-21 is 225 and has been impacted by the global pandemic.

Our core values—Courage, Curiosity, Compassion, Self-Reliance, and Open-Mindedness—serve as inspiration for all we do, and students from around the globe choose FVS because we offer the quality of an East Coast boarding school combined with the culture of the American West. Our globally minded approach follows a traditional, liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum infused with abundant opportunities for experiential learning. As a community, we work hard, but we also play hard. All the recreational amenities of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are easily accessible via our 40-acre satellite Mountain Campus. Our main campus in Colorado Springs boasts a new Athletics Center that includes an indoor swimming pool and climbing gym, as well as substantial English and western riding facilities, and 12 miles of multi-use, dirt trails. 

Who You Are

You are looking for an opportunity to build an unmistakable global brand for a boarding and day school and are ready to go “all in.” You are strategic in your approach, creative in your vision, focused on the details of the operation, and eager to share the wisdom you’ve gleaned as a seasoned enrollment management leader. You have exceptional communication skills and are able to work collaboratively, leading or following as the situation demands.  And finally, but most importantly, you are a passionate ambassador of your community and thrive on connecting with others to build partnerships that serve students and in so doing, advance the mission of your school.

Job Responsibilities

As the Director of Enrollment Management, you will lead a collaborative and coordinated all-school effort to convey FVS’s unique value to the marketplace in order to attract, enroll, and retain a mission-appropriate, diverse and inclusive student community. This includes:

  • Developing and implementing enrollment and admission plans with clearly stated goals and objectives to achieve head counts and net-tuition revenue
  • Serving as a thought partner for, and collaborator with, a dynamic, fast-paced, ambitious, and creative administrative team
  • Providing leadership in admission, marketing, and recruitment and directing the process of attracting, selecting and enrolling students while sustaining and enhancing the School’s position in the marketplace
  • Maintaining statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Presenting statistical and trend information to the senior staff, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty. Understanding and informing the School community about research and trends in admission that ensures that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood, and addressed
  • Serving as a liaison to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Working in partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan and identify best practices to reach targeted, mission-appropriate audiences
  • Identifying potential donors within the broader community and working with the Director of Development to cultivate advancement opportunities for the School
  • Working closely with the Director of Athletics to cultivate interest-based markets that leverage our strength in western, mountain, and other sports
  • Managing all facets of the admission process, collaborating in the financial aid process, and serving as the PDSO for the SEVIS process
  • Supervising and mentoring an admission staff of three in a manner which will maximize their individual talents and encourage their professional growth
  • Traveling domestically and internationally as needed in support of enrollment and advancement efforts
  • Formulating application, admission and enrollment policies that are strategic and forward thinking
  • Overseeing the admission information management software, the online application and submission of materials, and testing administration and logistics
  • Actively participating in and leading local and national professional development and networking opportunities in order to serve the greater needs of the School, hone your craft, and leverage a peer-to-peer hive mindset
  • Fostering high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for students, colleagues, alumni/ae, and parents throughout the admission process and beyond
  • Living on campus and participating in the responsibilities of the senior administrative team and other school activities as time and the travel schedule reasonably allow
 
You Should Possess
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to generate and adopt new leading-edge ideas about enrollment and the enrollment management process
  • A minimum of seven years of admission and financial aid leadership experience
  • A strong commitment to boarding school life
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken
  • An intuitive understanding of data and demonstrated success managing an admission database
  • Experience with financial aid—both need-based and merit-based
  • The ability to think critically, creatively, and strategically as well as superior interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills
  • Warmth and a sense of humor as well as high energy, flexibility, and a collaborative style
  • A bachelor’s degree (required) or a master’s degree (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment (strongly desired). 

FVS Head of School, Will Webb

Appointed in 2013, William Webb has extensive experience as a boarding and day school leader. After attending Groton School in Massachusetts, he earned his B.A. in English from the University of Vermont. His boarding school career began at The Frederick Gunn School in Connecticut as a teacher and assistant dean of students. Mr. Webb went back to the University of Vermont as a development officer and next earned his M.A. in independent school organization and leadership at the Klingenstein Center, Teacher’s College, Columbia University. From there, he went to Athens Academy in Athens, Georgia, as assistant dean of students and English teacher. In 2004, he returned to Groton School as the associate director of development and director of alumni affairs, and later as associate director of admission. In 2011, Mr. Webb moved to Heritage Hall School, an independent day school in Oklahoma City, to become assistant head of school for external affairs.

Applying for the Position

Fountain Valley School has retained The Baker Group, the premier independent school enrollment management consulting firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Director of Enrollment Management. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit in an electronic file, their resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to Christine H. Baker at: [email protected]. Please submit materials by Nov. 20, 2020