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Director of Active Curriculum

November 17, 2022

REPORT TO: Head of School

 CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt from overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act

This senior administrator is responsible for the school’s programs in the Active Curriculum, which include sports, work crews, interim, and the outdoor program. The Director of Active Curriculum assists the school in its overall mission to educate and develop the character of students. This position oversees the Teaching Fellow Program.  The Director of Active Curriculum reports directly to the Head of School and attends CRMS Trustee meetings when available.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Communicate active curriculum philosophy, policies, and procedures to the school community;
  • Chair the Active Program Committee
    • Meet weekly, managing agenda and ensuring that minutes are posted.
  • Member of the Risk Management Committee
    • Serve along with Head of School and Chief Finance & Operations Officer as one of the school’s safety officers, helping to monitor active program compliance and faculty compliance with the school’s safety as it relates to the active curriculum;
    • Ensure industry best practices are in place with regard to risk management within the active curriculum, including compliance and coordination with insurance carriers;
    • Meet as needed.
  • Member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee
    • Meet as needed.
  • Member of the Executive Team and Education Team to ensure transference and an interdisciplinary approach across programs
    • Both committees meet weekly.
  • Act as the administrative representative for the school’s active curriculum 
    • Meet as needed with individuals from the development office, maintenance, parent-relations, admissions, and registrar to help respond to day-to-day challenges with programs.
    • Respond to parents, outside agencies, faculty, contracted help, and the public in general as it relates to the active curriculum at CRMS;
    • Meet with the Head of School on a weekly basis to plan and communicate essentials.

AS DIRECTOR OF THE ACTIVE CURRICULUM, ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • With the approval of the Head of School, Hire, staff, supervise, assist, and evaluate all instructors for active curriculum programs (including sub-contracted employees);
    • Oversee the supervision, assistance, and evaluation of all faculty, including program managers who share responsibilities in the active curriculum;
    • Oversee the Director of Outdoor Program;
    • Oversee the ten-day CRMS Wilderness Session, fall and spring trips, and interim.
    • Oversee on-call protocols for Wilderness, Fall and Spring trips.
  • Work with the Outdoor Program Director to coordinate
    • Faculty and staff orientation sessions
    • First-aid training, and
    • Professional development in relevant areas;
    • Ensure appropriate med-kits for outdoor trips, service crews, and any school-related excursions.
  • Principally lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of the service and sport programs within the active curriculum;
    • Oversee the hiring, supervising, assisting, and evaluating of Teaching Fellows;
    • Oversee budget and finance for all aspects of the active curriculum, including outdoor program, many seasonal sports programs, and Interim;
    • Manage land-use agreements and recreation permits with land management agencies with the support of the Director of Outdoor Programs;
    • Coordinate with outside agencies regarding projects, public relations, and payment for use on public lands;
    • File annual reports with each of the land management agencies;
  • Implement a registration process for each of the 4 quarters that the Active Curriculum operates.
  • Schedule and coordinate active curriculum programs in conjunction with the mission of the school.
    • Assign faculty and manage their individualized commitments to individual programs;
    • Work with the school registrar to register students for active participation at outset of each of 4 quarters.
    • Oversee the drop/add of each individual student for each of their active commitments for each of 4 quarters.
    • Resolve individual internal and external conflicts for staff and students participating in the active curriculum as it relates to their individualized agreements with the institution.
  • Maintain relationships, working agreements, and financial obligations to all outside agencies involved in the active curriculum (i.e., Aspen Ski Company, rock guides, river guides, coaches, blacksmiths, etc.)
  • Monitor student participation in active curriculum and assist in arbitrating disagreements and cases of objection;
    • Coordinate with the Business Manager and Maintenance Department to determine work projects for work crews;
    • Coordinate with the facilities crew to ensure that vehicles are assigned to active programs in an appropriate way;
  • Coordinate and schedule the annual Work Day and the Scholarship Work Day;
  • Oversee the communication plan for crisis support during Wilderness Fall and Spring Trips;
    • Rent satellite phones for Wilderness, Fall Trip, and Spring Trip; purchase and maintain in-reach devices
  • Assist in managing the Active Curriculum Office’s communication channels: AV-tech, bulletin boards, newsletter highlights, and the like.

 INSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Based on background and experience, will likely be in the classroom, supporting the college counseling office or another similar duty.
  • Participation in the active program on trips and interim and in the weekday program as deemed necessary based on availability.

COMMUNITY-ORIENTED DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Serve as an advisor to approximately 5-7 students;
    • Meet weekly with advisee-group;
    • Contact each advisee parent no less than 8 times a year.
    • HHJ and All-School Clean programs
    • Formal Dinner set-up

RESIDENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE: [if position resides on campus]

  • Serve on a Weekend Duty Team throughout the year as the administrator on duty, providing supervision to the dorms throughout periodic weekends during the year;
  • Serve on a residential program team during the week as designated by the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life.

AS THE SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

  • Schedule all competitive athletic events.
  • Hire and coordinate compensation for athletic trainers;
  • Order and pay for equipment and clothing and gear in each of the programs as needed;
  • Assist in ensuring the maintenance of the athletic fields and playing areas and related equipment;
  • Oversee school’s participation and general requirements as a member of Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA);
  • Serve the welfare of the students by enforcing Colorado State High School Athletics Association’s ethical codes;
    • Hire coaches and assistant coaches as needed;
  • Serve as public relations contact for local newspapers;

(HS)2 SUMMER PROGRAM

  • Due to the nature of this summer program, review active staffing with the director and ensure appropriate skill levels.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Maintain professional status and continue to stay current by attending trainings, conferences, and symposiums

CRMS is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located in the mountains of western Colorado. We provide students with a transformative education through an inclusive community on our campus, a rigorous academic program in our classrooms, and experiential learning on our public lands.

CRMS seeks to be a learning environment where diverse students and faculty can challenge their intellect, hone life skills, share a respect for the outdoors, and develop character. We are a community that welcomes and values differences so that we may understand, grow, and support each other in our quest for a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging. Faculty dedicated to promoting these values, and those from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

SALARY: $60,000 includes on-campus housing

TO APPLY: Complete the CRMS Employment Application and send it along with a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Middle School Math Teacher

November 12, 2022

Benefits:

  • Medical with a Health Savings Account, vision and dental insurance

  • Dependent Care Assistance through our 125 flexible spending plan

  • Life insurance as well as both short and long-term disability for you

  • BCD currently matches your contribution to our 403b retirement plan up to 5% of your salary

  • Vacation/sick time plus 4 additional weeks off – 2 weeks for Winter break, Thanksgiving week, March Spring Break

  • Salary for first year teacher starts at $43,000, and increases dependent on degree attained and experience

The Boulder Country Day Middle School Math Teacher will work with the members of the middle school faculty and staff to teach math and/or science in grades 6-8. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach 5 MS classes in an 8 period day with the ability to teach courses ranging from Pre-Algebra through Algebra II and MS Science;

  • Advise 10-12  students;

  • Participate in ongoing training for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, Developmental Designs for Middle School, BCD’s 1:1 program, and other subject specific skills;

  • Provide regular and thorough communication to all BCD constituencies (students, parents, and colleagues);

  • Help review and revise the BCD math curriculum as needed;

  • Support enrollment and retention by assisting with tours, events, and other school outreach; and

  • Perform other duties as directed by the Head of School.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • A strong background in math education and current pedagogy  

  • Bachelor’s in mathematics or mathematics education,  Master’s preferred;

  • At least 3-5 years teaching in grades 6-8;

  • Demonstrated love for working with middle school students;

  • Experience working in an IB setting;

  • Knowledge of or background in independent schools;

  • Desire to teach in a technology rich 1:1 learning environment including innovative use of technology and digital resources in math and science;

  • Ability to differentiate within each class;

  • Flexibility, ability to work with change, and strengths in innovation; and

  • Effective communication skills.

Characteristics of Professional Excellence

Members of the BCD Faculty: 

  • Are passionate educators; they are optimistic about and love working with children 

  • Possess a strong sense of integrity; they embody and promote character in our school and its community 

  • Employ innovative educational practices to ignite curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm 

  • Have a growth mindset; they are open minded, flexible, and reflective 

  • Believe in and are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community 

  • Model balance, are deeply curious, and share their interests within and outside of school 

  • Find joy in taking risks and failing forward 

School Health Aide

November 9, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Montessori School of Denver (MSD), located in beautiful Colorado, is seeking a School Health Aide for the 2022-23 school year. The position is set to start immediately.

Upper School Social Studies Teacher

November 7, 2022 - July 15, 2023

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 529 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a full-time Upper School Social Studies teacher for the 2023-24 school year. 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 and Personal Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in Social Studies or related field is required; a graduate degree is preferred 

  • Experience teaching Upper School Social Studies

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • The ability to include technology elements into all aspects of instruction

  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

  • Enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

 Duties

  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Teach four sections of history, plus coaching or another similar duty

  • Serve as Advisor

  • Participate in class trips and Winterim

  • Actively participate in the extracurricular life of the School

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

The salary range for this position is $45,000-$70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, and 401k. 

 

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 Upper School Social Studies posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. 

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


Dawson School Diversity Statement:

Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues –- respect, compassion, courage, and integrity — into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.

 

Substitute Teachers K–8

November 6, 2022

St. Elizabeth’s School seeks Substitute Teachers for all grades for the 2023–2024 school year. St. Elizabeth’s School is a K–8 Episcopal school in Denver founded on the principles of equity, belonging, and excellence, and that a family's current financial circumstances should not dictate a child's future. A sliding-scale tuition model, dedicated and dynamic faculty and staff, and a supportive community make this an exciting opportunity. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Substitute teaching at St. Elizabeth’s requires a BA or equivalent.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, St. Elizabeth’s School is committed to being an environment in which all people are respected and valued. As such, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status, will not be tolerated. The school actively works to acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the individual and common threads of our humanity.

 
For more information, please email Executive Assistant, Loree Lindsey or call 303-322-4209

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Business Manager

November 3, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Montessori School of Denver (MSD), located in beautiful Colorado, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Business Manager. Applications for the position will be accepted from October 3 through November 3, 2022.

Education Director

November 3, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Education Director

The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Education Director to begin with the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Education Director works closely to support both teachers and students while working collaboratively to support the administrative efforts to ensure the delivery of a high-quality Waldorf education to all students in this nursery through Grade 12 school. The Education Director helps to set the pedagogical vision of the school and leads the faculty in upholding agreements and honoring decisions made through a consensus process. We are looking for a candidate who is willing to make a minimum 3 year commitment in this integral role.

The Education Director serves as an ambassador of the school for all pedagogically related activity. The Denver Waldorf School is looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, and consensus building, as well as, conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will be open, welcoming, and engaging to others and lead by active involvement in the life of the school. 

The Education Director is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the school and is a vital member or chair of multiple school committees, including the College Leadership Council. Knowledge of Waldorf school philosophy and a commitment to anthroposophy is required. 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (MA preferred)
  • Waldorf teaching certification
  • 8+ years teaching experience in a Waldorf school
  • Exceptional customer service and ability to respond promptly
  • Success in working in a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to self-manage in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think systematically and strategically
  • Ability to be a visionary leader

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000, depending on education and experience

Available benefits: Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement Plan, FSA and HRA plans, Tuition Remission for one child, PTO.

The Denver Waldorf School

The Denver Waldorf School is an urban Waldorf school in the heart of Denver near the Rocky Mountains. The school enrolls approximately 315 students within a prek-12th grade curriculum. With a deeply committed faculty and student body we are able to break molds and foster individualized journeys.  The school is an accredited member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). The school’s mission is to awaken and inspire students’ critical thinking, emotional intelligence and artistic expression, preparing them to bring relevant contributions to the world. We are committed to recognizing and developing the whole human being in an inclusive and engaging environment.

 

To Apply

Please e-mail a letter of interest and a resume to:

email [email protected]

Part-Time Health Assistant

November 3, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Health Assistant

The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is seeking a qualified candidate to join our faculty and staff as Health Assistant.  The Health Assistant is responsible for managing student health, student health records and ensuring compliance with regulations. 

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working with a team in the main office
  • Working with the school’s nurse consultant and state health department including meeting with the nurse consultant at least monthly and as needed, consulting with the nurse consultant and/or health department with any questions/issues that may arise
  • Coordinating annual faculty/staff training for CPR/AED, 1st Aid, Standard Precautions, Medication Administration and nurse delegations
  • Managing student health, including tending to sick and injured students, communicating with parents and guardians, administering medication as needed
  • Managing student health records, including collecting immunization records, physician statements, sports physicals and health care plans; ensuring state immunization compliance; managing student health care plans and medication forms in conjunction with the school’s nurse consultant

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, college or nursing degree preferred
  • Experience working with children in a health setting preferred – But will train the right person
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record keeping
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills

Pay:  $19.25 - $21 per hour, depending on education and experience

Hours:  20 hours per week

Available benefits:  PTO

 

The Denver Waldorf School

The Denver Waldorf School is an urban Waldorf school in the heart of Denver near the Rocky Mountains. Founded in 1974, the school enrolls approximately 300 students in pre-K through Grade 12. The school is an accredited member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). The school’s mission is to awaken and inspire students’ critical thinking, emotional intelligence and artistic expression, preparing them to bring relevant contributions to the world.

 

To Apply

Please e-mail a letter of interest and a resume to:

email [email protected]

Academic Database Manager

November 2, 2022 - January 31, 2023

The Academic Database Manager is responsible for the performance, integrity, maintenance, and security of all academic databases and systems. This includes internal systems such as our Student Information System and Learning Management System (Powerschool and Canvas) in addition to external systems such as 3rd-party websites that provide a curriculum to students (e.g., Membean, Nearpod, Brain Pop, etc). They also are responsible for analyzing and streamlining SMA’s data-related processes and data requests, and for the training of end-users, both in academic and administrative departments.