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Director of Auxiliary Programs

April 4, 2022 - June 30, 2022

The Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for strategic planning, operations, market development, program design, budgeting, and ongoing evaluation of all Auxiliary Programs including Summer Camps, After School Care, Enrichment Programs, and oversight of facility rentals and external partnerships. This role represents an enviable opportunity for an experienced program builder to leverage the many assets of Dawson School in growing current programs for the school. Successful candidates will have the experience and expertise to continue to develop and grow Dawson Programs to the highest degree of educational excellence. They will be motivated by an entrepreneurial spirit and committed to continuous program innovation.

Upper School Physics Teacher

April 4, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Physics Teacher and Robotics Coach for upper school (grades 9-12). Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.

Facilities Specialist

April 2, 2022

International School of Denver is an independent school that teaches the curricula and fulfills the highest educational standards of the United States, China, France and Spain by offering early immersion bilingual international education, accredited by participating governments, in order to prepare its students to thrive in a diverse and competitive global society. The middle school is accredited as a prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the Primary school is in the process of receiving its Primary Years Programme authorization. Staff and Faculty members are the cornerstone of our school. In addition to driving the school’s operations, they must also embody the school’s values.



The facilities assistant maintains school buildings and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of school facilities. To accomplish these tasks the facilities assistant must work closely with the facilities manager, staff and administration and be able to effectively communicate with all members of the staff and school community. We are looking to hire 2 people - one for an aspiring facilities person and the other for an experienced professional with mechanical skills. The work environment is very friendly and we think it is flexible to accommodate the employee’s needs. Expect to work during now days.

Colorado Academy seeks candidates for the position of physical education teacher. This is a full-time, ongoing appointment.  The position begins in mid-August 2022.

We seek candidates who have strong academic training and expertise in the teaching of physical education (PE) to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th. Interest candidates should possess knowledge of the key principles and approaches for a strong and healthy PE program.

 
Requirements: 

  • At least three years of experience teaching physical education in a school setting.
  • An extensive knowledge base of health, wellness and fitness principles for children aged 4-12
  • Experience teaching students the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play
  • Demonstrated commitment to—and expertise in—teaching children with diverse talents and physical abilities.

Candidates should be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued, where rich curricular conversations are common, and where openness to growth is the norm. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated intercultural competence: the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is a must. Additionally, candidates will be expected to share in the day-to-day life of the school community, which may include organizing and running a one-week Interim, and serving as a grade-level advisor.

All CA teachers are expected to carry out the mission of CA, "Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders," and to support the vision of the School.

The pay range for the position is $50,000-$75,000. Although $50,000-$75,000 is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any wage differential that may exist for the position does not relate to sex, gender or gender identity, but relates solely to a seniority system, a merit system, or relevant education, training and/or experience. The Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefit programs are available, as is a 403(b) retirement plan. Eligibility for all benefit programs is defined by the applicable plan document.

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.

The K-5 Library Media Specialist creates dynamic learning experiences for our students in the Lower School Library. This person is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the library space, including circulation, print and digital collection development, budget management, special events, readers advisory, and creating monthly thematic displays. S/he is also responsible for supporting individual and classroom academic learning, fostering media literacy, digital citizenship, resource acquisition, research skills, study skills, and educational technology.

Lower School Counselor

March 28, 2022

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Lower School Counselor for the 2022-2023 school year, starting August 1, 2022. Previous school counseling experience and a graduate degree is preferred. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.


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 Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in counseling preferred

  • LCSW/LPC licensure.

  • 3+ years counseling experience with K-5 students, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of child welfare mandates, including reporting and follow up procedures

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

  • Previous experience working with children experiencing anxiety, stress, and trauma.


 Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a Student Support Team

  • Ability to advocate for students


Responsibilities:

  • Report to Director of Lower School

  • Teach one 45-minute guidance lesson per week in all Lower School grades (8 in total), using a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum (Dawson currently uses the PATHS curriculum)

  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to Lower School students

  • Participate in class trips, clubs, or Winterim expeditions

  • Respond to student crises during the school day

  • Collaborate with the Counseling Team and Lower School Student Support Team on all student matters.

  • Work with teachers to develop emotional support plans as necessary and help teachers identify strategies and supports for students and families in need

  • Remain current with research in areas related to school counseling

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School


The salary range for this position is $40,000-70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience, relevant skills, and hours worked. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, find Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Lower School Counselor posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. 


No phone calls, please.  Visit: www.dawsonschool.org.

 

 

School Counselor/Social Worker

March 24, 2022 - June 30, 2022

The school counselor is responsible for supporting the short-term social-emotional needs of K-8 students, as well as, supporting faculty and families with their respective students as needed. This position begins August 1, 2022

Director of Development

March 22, 2022 - August 1, 2022

Mack Boulder seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development for the 22/23 school year.

Primary Responsibilities:

This position is primarily a middle school history position. It would consist of three “global studies” periods and one 5th grade English period as well as a homeroom.

Required Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:


· A bachelor’s degree in an education or discipline-related field, advanced degree preferred 
· Classroom experience teaching at the middle school level 
· Demonstrated passion for project and activity-based instruction of middle school students 
· Experience teaching and using a variety of presentation software for creating visual media 
· Ability to integrate technology, use innovative curricula, and employ best pedagogical practices 
· An understanding of the developmental needs of middle school students 
· Ability to differentiate instruction when necessary, to reach all levels of learners 
· Collaborative spirit in developing curricula and teaching methods, both within the department and across other disciplines 
· Flexibility, optimism, creativity, high expectations, and a growth mindset 
· Enthusiastic involvement in the school community outside the classroom 
· Proven positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and families 
· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
· Proven organizational skills 
· Passion for the uniqueness of middle school learners

About Evergreen Country Day

Evergreen Country Day is a small, independent school located in the foothills outside of Denver, Colorado. It is about 25 minutes to downtown Denver, and is just off the highway near the beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. We are a non-profit, secular, small-by-design, independent school with approximately 200 students 18 months-8th grade, with about one class per grade, and class sizes ranging from 12-20 students. Our students are amazing, our parents are supportive, and our staff is friendly and excellent. Teachers have the autonomy to create creative lessons and challenge students, and students are engaged and happy. Please come check out our amazing school!

The High Mountain Institute is seeking an Admissions Associate, a .75-time position. Responsibilities include managing Gap recruitment and admissions and implementing an annual digital marketing plan for the school. Flexible start date, ideally mid-May 2022.