ACIS accredits, supports, and advances the interests of Colorado independent schools.
Friends School seeks an experienced Director of Development and Community Engagement responsible for the strategy, design, implementation, and management of all fundraising efforts for Friends School, with the goal of building the School’s contributed resources, as well as the strategy and development of mutually beneficial partnerships to address community needs.

Outreach & Engagement Manager

March 17, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Summary: The Outreach & Engagement Manager, a member of the Denver JDS Advancement team, is responsible for designing and implementing strategies, both short and long-term, for increased engagement of all constituencies within the Denver JDS community through substantive events, stewardship, communications, social media, committee work, and cultivation leading to meaningful relationships. We seek a proven leader who establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships, thinks critically and creatively, possesses strong organization and time-management skills, takes initiative, is a collaborative problem solver, and possesses great people skills, including compassion, sensitivity, understanding confidentiality, discretion and exhibiting Jewish values. Manager will be expected to assist with school-related special events that engage any or all elements within the Denver JDS community. This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks a Registrar/College Counseling Assistant for the school year (August - May). The school community is engaged, collaborative, and committed to the healthy development and education of all its students. The position is a student, parent, and college rep-facing role. Applicants must enjoy interacting with all school constituencies. The top candidate embodies the ideals of the school and understands the importance of customer service to our students, parents, staff, and outside entities.

Teacher Candidate

March 9, 2022 - July 31, 2022

The Alexander Dawson School is offering an opportunity for college graduates to obtain a Colorado Teaching License (Certification) in elementary education through a 10-month program.  You will be enrolled in the Friends’ School Alternative Teacher Preparation Program which is in conjunction with the State Department of Education and the University of Colorado, Denver. The cost of the Teacher Preparation Program is $10,000.  Alexander Dawson School will cover the cost of the tuition and, in addition, will provide a $3,000 stipend (medical and dental benefits are also available). 


Teacher Candidate Program Description:

Teacher candidates spend one full school year working in the classroom alongside a mentor teacher four days a week and attend workshops/seminars at Friends’ School on Fridays. Candidates gradually assume more teaching responsibility until they move into a co-teaching role.  A support team provides feedback and advice throughout the internship year. For more information, please go to the Teacher Preparation Program link www.friendsschoolboulder.org (once there, click on the tile for the Teacher Prep Program on the lower right of the Home page).


Master’s Degree Option:

Candidates also have the option of receiving a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Learning & Development, Early Literacy or Early Childhood through a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver at a significantly reduced tuition rate.  See Friends’ School website for additional information.


Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a BA or BS degree. Some training or experience with children is desirable. Must also apply to, and  be approved by, the Colorado Department of Education.  See “CDE Requirements” under the Teacher Preparation Program link of Friends’ School website.  Passing a score on the Praxis or Place test is required.

How to Apply:  

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 Teacher Candidate posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. This position is available August 1, 2022.  No phone call please. 


Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, The school community is engaged, collaborative, and committed to the healthy development and education of all its students. The position is a student, parent, and college rep-facing role. Applicants must enjoy interacting with all school constituencies. The top candidate embodies the ideals of the school and understands the importance of customer service to our students, parents, staff, and outside entities. 


Dawson School Information:

Alexander Dawson School

10455 Dawson Drive

Lafayette, CO  80026

www.dawsonschool.org

[email protected] 

 

History Faculty

March 7, 2022 - June 30, 2022

*2022-2023*

 

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This position reports directly to the chair of the History department, and is responsible for teaching History classes to students in 9-12 grade. 

 

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections of history; expertise and experience with inquiry-driven approach to U.S History, AP US History, American Studies, American West preferred. 
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the History department with a focus on inspired and hands-on teaching.
  • In collaboration with the department chair and other faculty maintain an up-to-date scope and sequence document for the History department and work to stay current with and utilize history-centered best practices.

 

Other Duties:

  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities.
  • Serve as an adviser to approximately six students.
  • Participate in a class level retreat along with other faculty members.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Participate in co-leading an Interim trip (Spring experiential learning trip.)
  • Serve as a member of a weekend and weeknight duty team (1 weeknight a week, and 9 weekends a year.)

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Stay current with trends in History education, and best practices centered on project-based learning with emphasis on inquiry and student-driven learning.
  • Ability to work with individuals in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, self-directed and punctual.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a major in History; advanced degree and experience with classroom teaching and working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.

 

Working Conditions

  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination/or evidence vaccination is in process.  The school will make reasonable accommodations for applicants who require a medical or religious exemption.
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.
  • Attendance at certain community events will be required.
  • Working relationships: students, parents, outside vendors, and all other employees. 

 

Salary Range:  $36,000 - $42,000 depending on experience and degrees

Benefits 

  • Beautiful campus setting and supportive community
  • Campus housing
  • Dining hall
  • Ongoing professional development and major PD grants
  • Athletic Center and facilities
  • Student travel opportunities
  • Tuition remission for full-time faculty children
  • Group health plan
  • Term life insurance policy
  • Long-Term disability insurance
  • Retirement Plan

Culture:

FVS’ Core Values are courage, open-mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues.  FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning. 

 

Mission:

Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a transformative curriculum in a supportive environment where students are challenged to think critically, become leaders, and live by our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness.

 

Contact:

Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:

 

Amanda Dedrick

Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO 80911

fax 719.392.6138

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

*2022-2023*

 

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This is a full-time, 10-month faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. The Assistant Director counsels students and families through all stages of the college process. Responsibilities include:  assisting students with the formulation of appropriate college lists, , guiding students through the writing and editing of application essays, managing records in Common App and SCOIR, educating parents, faculty and other constituents about recent trends in college admission, delivering appropriate curriculum to sophomores, juniors and seniors, developing relationships with college admission personnel, advocating for students throughout the process, and building knowledge of colleges and universities. 

 

General Duties:

  • Serve as professional support to the Director of College Counseling
  • Under supervision of the Director:
    • Counsel students and their families on the importance, objectives and process of the college application, and assist them with use of appropriate technology resources such as SCOIR, the Common Application, FAFSA, and the CSS Profile .
    • Maintain effective contacts with the admission offices of a wide range of colleges and universities of interest to FVS students, and maintain current knowledge of trends in the profession.
    • Advance the application process of individual students by writing effective letters of recommendation,  maintaining appropriate contact with  college admission officers, and by overseeing the work of other recommenders.
  • With others:
    • In collaboration with the Assistant to the Director, responsible for assisting students in the mechanics of the college application process.
    • Assist the Office of Communications in producing and evaluating publications, profiles and promotional materials.
    • Collaborate with the Deans Office in sponsoring joint activities, workshops and publications for students and parents.
    • Maintain office statistics and records in Common App and SCOIR.
  • Regularly inform faculty of trends in admissions.
  • Solicit faculty assistance in responding to the college/university interests of individual students.
  • Regularly evaluate and revise marketing and application strategies.

 

Other Duties:

  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities.
  • Serve as an adviser to approximately six students.
  • Participate in a class-level retreat along with other faculty members.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Participate in co-leading an Interim student trip (Spring experiential learning trip.)
  • Serve as a member of a weekend and weeknight duty team (1 weeknight a week, and 9 weekends a year.)

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with individuals in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, self-directed and punctual.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required; advanced degree and experience working in a selective college admissions office or previous college counseling experience preferred.  Working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment is preferred. 

 

Salary Range:  $50,000 - $60,000 dependent upon experience

Benefits

  • Beautiful campus setting and supportive community
  • Campus housing
  • Dining hall
  • Ongoing professional development and major PD grants
  • Athletic Center and facilities
  • Student travel opportunities
  • Tuition remission for full-time faculty children
  • Group health plan
  • Term life insurance policy
  • Long-Term disability insurance
  • Retirement Plan

Working Conditions

  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination/or evidence vaccination is in process.  The school will make reasonable accommodations for applicants who require a medical or religious exemption.
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.
  • Attendance at certain community events will be required.
  • Working relationships: students, parents, outside vendors, and all other employees. 

 

Culture:

FVS’ Core Values are courage, open-mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues.  FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning. 

Mission:

Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a transformative curriculum in a supportive environment where students are challenged to think critically, become leaders, and live by our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness.

 

Contact:

Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:

 

Amanda Dedrick

Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO 80911

fax 719.392.6138

E-mail: [email protected]

Lower Division Physical Education Teacher

March 6, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Denver Jewish Day School Lower Division is seeking applicants for an elementary (K-5) physical education teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.