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St. Elizabeth’s School, an intentionally inclusive K-8 school in northeast Denver, seeks a 4th Grade Co-Teacher for the 2021–2022 school year. This position reports to the Lower School Division Head. The Co-Teacher supports the Lead Teacher in carrying out the day-to-day activities in the classroom. The Co-Teacher also collaborates with the Lead Teacher and assists with individualized attention, differentiated instruction, and intervention as needed. Hours: 30 hours per week

Human Resources Manager

September 9, 2021 - October 25, 2021

Position Overview:

Graland Country Day School is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager to manage all aspects of the Human Resources function. The Human Resources Manager shall lead Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee oriented, high performance culture that promotes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a growth-oriented and adaptable workforce.

 Reports to: Director of Director of Finance & Operations

Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month on-campus position

 Essential Functions:

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures that policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance
  • Defines and manages hiring processes and procedures including: developing job descriptions and postings, coordinating interview schedules, supporting the recruitment process as needed, conducting background check process for final candidates, preparing employment contracts or letters, and overseeing the onboarding process including completion and collection of employment forms
  • Manages Workers Compensation claims and manages safety initiatives
  • Manages unemployment claims, employment verifications, garnishments, FMLA, and attendance
  • Manages and monitors HR best practices with respect to all employee relations; advises senior management on all employee relations matters
    • Employee appeals
    • Conflict resolution
    • Harassment complaints
    • Monitors for EEOC compliance
    • Cultural communication issues
  • Works with senior management to refine and implement compensation programs and assists with annual salary budget to ensure compliance and equity within the organization
  • Administers benefits programs and manages relationships with vendors. Responsible for ensuring programs meet employees needs, complies with legal requirements, and are cost effective. Also performs monthly accounting reconciliations of programs:
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance and cafeteria plans
    • Retirement plans
    • Life and Long Term Disability insurance
    • COBRA
    • Others as may be determined
  • Processes payroll on a semi-monthly basis in coordination with controller and payroll software vendor
  • Communicates key changes in programs and legislation that may affect budget; interprets and explains personnel policies and procedures to department heads, employees and applicants. Assists the Director of Finance & Operations in modifying policies, programs, and cultural and organizational changes
  • Conducts exit interviews and gleans suggestions for improvement of employee experience and practices
  • Implements employee management best practices and minimizes legal risks. Employees include full and part-time faculty and staff, after-school activities personnel, and others as needed
  • Retains personnel files in compliance with state employment requirements for independent schools, including teacher licensing and employee occupational licenses
  • Supports administration in staff development and evaluation
  • Reviews and updates the Employee Handbook in collaboration with Administrative team

Compentency:

           Customer Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance and makes self available to faculty and staff

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect regardless of status or position; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
  • Confidentiality – Maintains confidential information
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Communication – Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures
  • Teamwork - Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Technical Skills – Strives to build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others

 Team Player

Be a collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community who:

  • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
  • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive staff member.
  • Provides a safe environment for students.
  • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
  • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
  • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
  • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and is open to feedback and new learning.
  • Offers support during after-hours as needed.
  • Likes to work with people and create solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills are required
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of employees
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts
  • Ability to solve practical problems; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Exceptional relationship management, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Individual must be proficient with industry software and technology

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Compensation and Benefitts

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $65,000-$80,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid time off for school holidays and school vacations, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch and access to free on-campus workout facilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and letter of interest to syou[email protected] 

About Graland

A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.

 While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.

Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.

 

Our Mission

Achieve intellectual excellence, build strong character,

enrich learning through the arts and athletics, and prepare our students to be

engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

 

Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain

Purchasing Manager

September 8, 2021 - October 25, 2021

Position Overview:

Graland Country Day School is seeking a full-time Purchasing Manager to manage the day to day purchasing for the School. Graland utilizes a centralized purchasing process to e?ectively manage vendor relationships, secure best pricing and ensure timely delivery of items needed to operate the School.

 

Reports to: Director of Director of Finance & Operations

Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month on-campus position

Essential Functions: 

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Purchase school supplies, classroom furniture and other items necessary to operate the school
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships to facilitate the purchasing of goods that are of high quality, reasonably priced and can be delivered in a timely manner
  • Negotiate fair pricing with vendors so school does not overpay for items
  • Establish, enhance and maintain purchasing policies
  • Evaluate and improve processes where appropriate to gain e?ciencies
  • Coordinate the purchasing, tracking and delivery of ordered items
  • Establish relationships with faculty and sta? to coordinate purchasing requested items, communicating delivery schedule and training them on purchasing systems and procedures
  • Review purchase request against remaining departmental budget. Alert department leader about potential budget overage and seek approval before placing order.
  • Reconcile orders placed with items received and follow up with vendors regarding any missing items.
  • Reconcile items received with vendor invoices and reconcile to the corporate purchasing department bank purchase card.
  • Coordinate with maintenance department for delivery of items to the classrooms
  • General duties as assigned by the Director of Finance & Operations

 Quali?cations:

  • Education or Formal Training - Associates or undergraduate degree in business administration preferred.
  • Experience – 5 years purchasing experience
  • Desired skills – Excellent organization skills, strong communication skills, e?ective researcher, ability to negotiate, skilled at troubleshooting and ability to work independently. Intermediate level user of technology systems including purchasing applications, Microsoft O?ce and Google apps.
  • Working Environment/Physical Activities - O?ce and school environment; able to access buildings and rooms on school campus, typing, copying, printing, ?ling, able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Compenstation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $60,000-$68,000 per year. Bene?ts include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid time o? for school holidays and school vacations, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch and access to free on-campus workout facilities.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] 

About Graland

A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.

 While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.

 Our current enrollment totals 700 students, and we have just over 160 employees. Graland’s faculty and sta? enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heartof Denver and other bene?ts make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.

Our Mission

Achieve intellectual excellence, build strong character,

enrich learning through the arts and athletics, and prepare our students to be

engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

 

Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain

Assistant to Lower School

September 8, 2021 - June 15, 2022

Aspen Country Day School seeks a full-time Assistant to the Lower School for the 2021-22 academic year.
Friends School is seeking an experienced and dedicated Director of Finance and Operations for whom educational or non-­?profit financial and operations leadership is your passion. The Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Head of School and is a member of the Administrative Team and Senior Leadership Team. They are responsible for overseeing the school’s financial management, human resources, facilities and providing financial analysis and strategic financial vision for the school’s future to the Head of School and the Community Board.
Aspen Academy has an amazing position available for a Data Systems Manager / Registrar. If you take a proactive, analytical approach to your work; thrive when you get to solve problems; have a passion to enable others to use technology successfully; and have excellent customer service and organizational skills, we want to meet you.

Athletics, Wellness, and Leadership Educator

September 3, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Watershed School has an opening for a part-time Athletics, Wellness, and Leadership educator for the 2021-22 school year.

Maintenance Assistant

September 1, 2021 - November 1, 2021

The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Maintenance Assistant, a full-time year round position to support the maintenance and upkeep of our campus. Responsibilities include basic repairs, carpentry, painting, cleaning, snow removal, and record keeping.  

About the High Mountain Institute

HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating adolescents to be good students and good adults. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. In addition to a high school semester, HMI also offers a summer term for high school students, a gap semester for 18-22 year olds, and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

Position Details:

  • Perform general building maintenance; including basic repairs, carpentry, painting, cleaning, and record keeping

  • Perform campus grounds and landscaping upkeep 

  • Schedule vehicle maintenance, including record keeping 

  • Perform snow removal, plowing & shoveling from roads, paths, and roofs

  • Share on-call responsibilities with Maintenance Manager to respond to emergency calls regarding facility problems during weekends and holidays 

  • Check maintenance logs daily and respond to issues in a timely fashion

  • Maintain all HMI owned tools, equipment, and furniture in good working order

  • Assist Maintenance Manager in performing special projects and in coordinating the work of outside contractors to perform special repair and improvement projects

  • Health Insurance provided

  • Retirement benefits (TIAA-CREF) after 1 year

  • $16.00 - $20.00 per hour DOE

  • Start date: September 2021


Minimum Qualifications: 1+ years of relevant experience in maintenance & repairs.  Must maintain a valid drivers license.  


Desired Qualifications:

  • Inspired by HMI Mission 

  • Highly motivated & organized individual with prior relevant experience

  • Passion for high quality workmanship 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 

  • High School diploma or the equivalent required 

  • Criminal and driving background check required 

How to Apply: After reviewing the minimum qualifications and the HMI website (www.hminet.org), please submit a Cover Letter and Resume via email to Jill Gardiner, Administrative Coordinator & Registrar, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. Your application will not be complete without all three of these items. We will begin our initial review of applications immediately and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. After an initial review, HMI may solicit further information from some candidates. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview. HMI is committed to taking the time to review candidates carefully and will not fill the position until an ideal candidate is found. 

Correspondence via e-mail is preferred. The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

HMI’s Diversity Statement: 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.

Account Payable Specialist - Part Time

August 30, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Graland Country Day School is seeking a part-time accounts payable specialist to work approximately 30 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible including the possibility of some work being done remotely.

 Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. A desirable location in the heart of Denver and excellent benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute full cycle A/P – Sort, log, scan, and file invoices, verify approvals, enter invoices into A/P system, and process payments to vendors
  • Process employee expense reports and timesheets for auxiliary staff
  • Help reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies
  • Review, monitor and distribute monthly general ledger reports to department managers to facilitate budget tracking.
  • Prepare month end cost allocations and account reconciliations
  • Prepare bank deposits and make bank deposits as needed
  • Enter annual budget into accounting system
  • Assist with audit and tax schedule preparations
  • Oversees 1099 maintenance and process 1099’s at the end of the calendar year
  • General duties as assigned

 JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education or Formal Training - Associates or undergraduate degree in business or accounting preferred.
  • Experience – 3 years general accounting experience.
  • Desired skills – Automated accounting systems, NetSuite experience a plus, intermediate Microsoft Office and Google Suite user experience desired, detail oriented, strong financial analysis, exhibit above average time management, organizational and troubleshooting skills, excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, able to work both independently and collaborate as part of a team, able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Working Environment/Physical Activities - Office and school environment; able to access buildings and rooms on school campus, typing, copying, printing, filing, able to lift up to 20 lbs (small electronics and boxes).

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$23-$26 per hour

Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, matching retirement and more.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]

Facilities Technician

August 28, 2021 - September 17, 2021

Facilities Technician

 

The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is seeking a qualified candidate to join our faculty and staff as Facilities Technician.  This is a full-time position.  The Facilities Technician is a member of a team of 2, working closely with the Operations Manager to provide care and maintenance of the DWS facility including both the buildings and grounds at the school’s main campus and satellite location. This position ensures that the facility can operate smoothly in the daily operations, as well as for multiple festivals and out-of-school activities on campus.  

 

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: 

   Facility and Property Maintenance:

  • Daily building inspections to assure readiness for the start of school each day
  • Preparation of shared spaces for events, room use, etc.
  • Annual or routine inspections of equipment (classroom and building as appropriate)
  • Identify and manage routine building maintenance items
  • Repair and maintain building and equipment as needed
  • Monitor, repair and replace HVAC equipment as needed
  • Maintain exterior of building and ensure that the entire campus is kept tidy
  • Manage upkeep and repairs of playgrounds (fencing, mulch, equipment, sand, logs)
  • Respond to staff work requests in timely manner
  • Order supplies and materials for facility operations
  • Provide snow and ice removal coordinating with third party vendor when applicable 
  • Repair and maintain sprinkler system as needed, coordinating with third party vendor
  • Lawn care, trimming of bushes and trees, weeding, coordinating with third party vendor
  • Custodial – garbage, compost and recycling removal; environmental clean-up of spills and accidents; organization and supervision of faculty/parent work days

 

   Compliance with regulatory agencies and standards:

  • Coordination with outside regulatory agencies (fire department, OSHA, CDHS)
  • Annual posting of evacuation routes
  • Ensure High School chemical lab procedures followed (procedures, disposal)
  • Ensure that building procedures are followed in accordance with ACIS child protection standards and CDHS
  • Ensure compliance with CDPHE, CDC and local government recommendation for COVID

 

   Administrative Duties:

  • Assist in scheduling in relation to program and events in the facility
  • Coordinate with Operations Manager around safety procedures and protocols
  • Maintain tracking of short and long term maintenance goals, records
  • Attend Buildings and Grounds Committee meetings, providing updates as needed

 

  Requirements:

  • 2 – 5 years’ experience working in a large facility with deferred maintenance; preferably school
  • Experience and knowledge of building systems, especially HVAC and plumbing
  • Able to deal with frequent change and unexpected events; able to think ahead, self-manage, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID

 

Salary Range:  $39,000 - $52,000, depending on experience and knowledge

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

           

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. 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, resume and three references to:

 

HR Manager
The Denver Waldorf School
2100 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80210
or
email [email protected]