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Performing Arts Teacher (22/23 school year)

February 25, 2022 - June 1, 2022

Mackintosh Academy - Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in K through 8th, is seeking a Performing Arts (PA) Specialist Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

HR Director

February 17, 2022 - March 5, 2022

The Kent Denver School is seeking a Director of Human Resources. This individual will bring a balance of exceptional people skills and strong HR knowledge and experience to help support all school employees. The Director of Human Resources will help promote the school’s vision, mission, and be committed to helping the school achieve its Diversity Equity and Inclusion goals.



The Director of Human Resources will lead and manage all functional areas of HR, including the implementation and administration of School policies relating to HR activities, administer employee benefits programs, manage the hiring process for all positions, and ensure that all personnel-related activities are in compliance with federal and state law.

The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the Associate Head of School & Chief Financial Officer.

Middle School English Teacher (MYP L&L)

February 14, 2022 - June 1, 2022

Mackintosh Academy, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th, is seeking a MYP Lead Teacher (L&L) for the 22/23 academic year.

Engagement and Events Coordinator

February 11, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an Engagement and Events Coordinator. The school community is engaged, collaborative, and committed to the healthy development and education of all its students. The Engagement and Events Coordinator is a key member of the school’s Development team. The Engagement and Events Coordinator works closely with the Director of Development to build a culture of philanthropy at the Dawson School through community-building and fundraising events, strategic communications, and a strong alumni program.


Dawson 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of experience in development

  • Prior event planning experience desired

  • Prior alumni association experience desired

  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills

  • Social media, communications, and graphic design skills desired

  • Blackbaud/Raisers Edge knowledge a plus

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


Alumni Relations

  • Recruits and staffs a Dawson Alumni Board

  • Works with the Director of Development to set and accomplish annual alumni fundraising goals

  • Meets with Alumni Board regularly to plan activities, solicitations, and events

  • Plans and executes regional alumni events


Event Planning

  • Provides organized back-end support for all development events, including community-building events, Farm to Table, Grandparents Day, stewardship events, and the annual gala

  • Manages event logistics, including sending invitations, preparing mailings, follow-up calls and emails, and preparation of event materials

  • Monitors and adheres to all budgets related to events

  • Partners with the Director of Development and the volunteer committee to plan and execute a successful spring gala


Communications Support

  • Supports the Director of Development in creating text and design for collaterals, such as solicitation letters, emails, e-newsletters, postcards, and the Annual Report

  • Prepares materials for Dawson Fund volunteers, including personalized thank you notes and training materials

  • Coordinates and helps to execute a comprehensive development communications calendar and plan under the guidance of the Director of Development


Professionalism

  • Be a collaborative and supportive member of the Dawson Community 

  • Take initiative

  • Maintain an attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Model caring, respect, patience and appreciation of differences


The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $65,000 and commensurate  with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k) and generous time-off.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, find Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Engagement and Events Coordinator posting to apply for this position. A cover letter and a resume are also required as part of the application process.  Only online applications will be accepted.  No phone calls please.

Substitute Teachers

February 8, 2022

Friends School is looking for fun, energetic, and responsible people who would like to be on our substitute teacher list.

Colorado Academy seeks candidates for the position of Spanish Teacher for students in Pre-K, 3rd – 5th grades. This is a full-time, ongoing appointment beginning in mid-August 2022.  This position reports directly to the Lower School Principal.

The primary role of this position is to create a classroom that promotes learning and personal growth. The Spanish teacher motivates students to develop the necessary skills for language acquisition and provides rich instructional experiences as a foundation for the introduction of the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish speaking countries.

Responsibilities

  • Plan daily academic, differentiated lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the language acquisition needs of all students
  • Teach Spanish to multiple grade levels in a way that matches the individual needs of students
  • Relate to students in an age-appropriate manner
  • Create a positive learning environment following the Responsive Classroom approach
  • Establishes effective communication with families and students
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Participate in curriculum development Pre-K – 5th Grades
  • Support Lower School programs
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings and professional day opportunities
  • Support rules of conduct and discipline and suitable learning environment in the classroom and during recess
  • Perform other assigned duties (recess, car line, etc.)
  • Engage in ACTFL as a professional organization for research and networking


Requirements:

  • Elementary teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in teaching World Languages (Master’s preferred)
  • Classroom experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish
  • Effective and supportive communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Technology literacy skills

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.

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 Lower School.

Pay for this position: $60,000 - $75,000. Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex. 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.

Lower School Assistant Teachers

February 4, 2022 - July 1, 2022

Mackintosh Academy - Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th, is seeking full time Lower School (K-5) Assistant Teachers for the 22/23 academic year.

Math Faculty

February 3, 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 math department and is responsible for teaching math classes to students in 9-12 grade. 

 

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections of math.
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the Math 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 Math department.

 

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 Math education.
  • 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 Math; 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]

 

 

 

Director of Marketing and Communications

February 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Dawson School, a K-12 independent school in Lafayette, CO, with 525 students, seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications to develop, coordinate, and implement Dawson’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. The position will oversee digital and physical publications, website content and design, brand identity, and media relations. This position is a member of the executive leadership team and reports to the Head of School/CEO.


This team member will have a thorough understanding of marketing and branding principles and tactics acquired through 8+ years of progressive marketing and communications experience. This is a hands-on position where a proven ability to design, develop, and implement both strategy and supporting tactics in a one-person department is essential. Our top candidate will have strong writing and editing skills and a bachelor’s degree. Graphic design, photography, and private school or college experience is helpful.


Dawson is a highly regarded, growing institution with an active strategic plan, and this position is key in its implementation. Thus, our top candidate must be able to take initiative, have excellent organizational skills, manage multiple projects simultaneously, have strong public relations skills, and be a confident and creative contributor to the leadership team.


In addition to furthering school strategy and success, and managing the school’s brand identity in keeping with the stature and mission of the school, the Director of Marketing and Communications will conduct relevant market research, develop and deploy social media strategies, and coordinate all school print, electronic, and digital media. This position will support internal constituents, oversee production of school publications, and ensure the website is compelling, accurate, and reflects Dawson in the best possible way; they will also help spearhead crisis communications, and create community partnerships to support school visibility and growth.


If you are an experienced marketing professional who would love to work in a non-profit, educational setting, we would like to hear from you. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, 401(k), and generous paid time off. The approximate start date for this position is May 1, 2022. The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $105,000.


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 Director of Marketing and Communications posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted.  No phone calls please. 

 

Learning Specialist

February 1, 2022 - June 9, 2023

Kent Denver School is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist to work with students in grades 6-12. The Learning Specialist will be part of a student wellness team under the supervision of the Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs. Visit https://www.kentdenver.org/about/careers to apply.