January 18, 2022
Job Title: Director of Development
Supervisor’s Title: Head of School
January 17, 2022 - April 1, 2022
Colorado Rocky Mountain School is seeking a highly qualified Learning Specialist to join our team of dedicated faculty members starting in the fall of 2022. This educator will support the academic progress of diverse learners in our college preparatory boarding school. The CRMS Learning Specialist works closely with students, faculty, and parents with the goal of enhancing student success through direct intervention, professional development, and outside support mechanisms. CRMS faculty also participate in our active program (including outdoor, sports, arts, and community service curricula) and contribute to our residential life program.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Meet with students 1-1 and in small groups to provide targeted academic support
Provide appropriate academic accommodations, including assistive technology and classroom interventions, for students as appropriate.
Educate and support teachers providing best practices for addressing the needs of all students
Coordinate academic support structures for students with learning needs and oversee our tutoring program
Work with the Academic Dean, Student Support Team and Instructional Support Teacher to develop protocols appropriate for a college-preparatory, boarding school environment
Maintain records of educational evaluations, learning profiles, and approved accommodations
Apply for College Board and ACT accommodations
Maintain compliance with ADA
Read applicant files and provide recommendations to Admission
Instruct active program curriculum including trips, mountain sports, arts, or service work
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Foster inclusion and social justice, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging
Take on other duties as needed
Execute all duties in a timely and professional manner
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; advanced degree or Special Education credential preferred
Teaching or learning support experience (1-year minimum)
Experience teaching fundamental skill sets (reading comprehension, writing, numeracy, executive function)
Demonstrated experience in the use of technology
Cultural competencies required to promote inclusion, equity, and belonging within a diverse cultural and social framework
Ability to effectively engage with students in our residential community
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.
Compensation package: Salary and benefits are commensurate with other Colorado boarding schools. Housing included. Salary range: $25,000-$50,000 plus benefits
January 13, 2022
January 12, 2022
Position available starting in late February 2022
Founded in 1972, Stanley British Primary School is an independent day school for 460 students TK-8. The school sits on 12 acres in east Denver, Colorado. The school has always been rooted in a progressive approach to education, embracing student-centered learning, social emotional learning, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Stanley is in a strong financial position with no debt, an annual budget of $9.8M and a current endowment value of $8 million. The school has had incredibly stable leadership in its time having welcomed just its 3rd head in 50 years in 2020. A highly functional Board of Trustees and a talented leadership team lead a faculty and staff of about 95. The school is comprised of three divisions TK-2, 345, and Middle School.
Following a leader with deep ties to the community who has helped elevate policies and professionalized operations over nearly five years, the new Director of Operations will be critical in continuing to elevate the campus operations and look to the future. The school is presently exploring a campus master planning process and is excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the ‘22-23 school year.
At the highest level, the ideal candidate will be a dedicated leader and manager, a pragmatic visionary, collaborative, self-motivated, and decisive. They will have experience leading growth and change, and will garner trust through open, empathic and direct communications and a strong work ethic. They will be creative and flexible, and will have a high energy level to match the rest of the dynamic leadership team.
The candidate of choice will act with humility and good humor. They will be organized and an excellent, strategic and thoughtful communicator, and will have extremely strong relational skills.
Below is a summary of the different roles and responsibilities for the position:
>Serve as staff lead for board level committees of both Child Well-Being and Risk Management committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee.
>Supervise Director of Facilities ensuring that day-to-day campus and facilities maintenance issues are addressed in a timely, effective manner, with a spirit of customer service. Manage school’s facilities related budgets in alignment with strategic and operational goals
Community Well-Being, Safety and Risk Management
>Oversee annual risk assessment practices, and thorough reviews of policies and procedures including handbooks. Design and deliver trainings and communications to faculty, staff and parents.
>Serve as main point of contact for school’s general counsel on matters pertaining to both physical campus safety as well as all-school policies.
>Serve as the Title IX Coordinator. Maintain adequate levels of training and professional development to ensure compliance at Stanley.
>Serve as an integral member of the school’s Review Team, provide direct support and counsel to the Head of School and division heads with documentation and process.
>Support the Head of School, division heads, and faculty and staff with mandatory reporting issues, including making reports as needed, documentation, and communication strategies.
>Serve as staff lead for the Emergency Response Team, coordinating all safety drills, trainings, and procedures
>Supervise the School Health Coordinator to ensure student well-being is at the forefront of school practices on campus and off campus on field trips
>Ensure the school has adequate liability insurance, and reasonable deductibles, and that school resources are allocated in alignment with strategic and operational priorities.
>Serve as liaison for school’s managed service provider partner, including supervising on-site engineers, project management, and direct support to faculty, staff and students related to all aspects of technology, network administration and technology security.
>Work with Senior Management Team to create a holistic approach to understanding people’s needs and experiences with technology on campus.
>With division head and/or faculty support, develop a technology philosophy, including acceptable use and device policies
Human Resource Management
>Serve as lead point of contact with the school’s outside human resource legal counsel. Collaborate with the Head of School and division heads, as necessary, on the resolution of staffing and human resource related challenges.
>Serve as point of contact for all personnel regarding questions or concerns regarding Employee Handbook policies and procedures, particularly related to harassment, discrimination, conflict resolution, or risk management.
>Maintain an effective partnership with the Head of School regarding any staff development, coaching, or conflict management issues
For more information about the school, please visit website: www.stanleybps.org
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Susan Farr, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, [email protected]
January 12, 2022
Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 245 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, 12-month administrative position reporting directly to the Director of Enrollment Management. The Office of Admission oversees the admission and financial aid process and the continued enrollment of its boarding and day students. The admission staff works collaboratively on the recruitment, evaluation of new students, and retention of all enrolled students.
The Assistant or Associate Director of Admission will demonstrate creativity, collegiality, a welcoming demeanor and a high level of energy matched with strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and computing skills to manage the Admission Office. A keen attention to detail, an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently during high-pressure periods, a genuine interest in promoting the School to prospective student families, educational consultants, placement directors and a high level of professionalism, initiative and confidentiality are essential qualities. The ability to articulate the distinct attributes of independent education is paramount and an understanding of the ethos of boarding school is critical.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for assisting in the recruitment and selection of appropriate students
- Assist in the formulation and implementation of local, national and international marketing plans
- Support all on-campus recruitment events and lead assigned off-campus events
- Manage faculty and administrative follow-up with prospective and newly admitted students
- Interview prospective students/parents on campus and support the planning of individual school visits
- Cultivate relationships with feeder school administrators, independent educational consultants and alumni/parents for the purposes of applicant referrals
- Support the Financial Aid Committee with discussions and decisions
- Collaborate with Advancement office for recruitment/development initiatives
- Assist with special event planning
- Support the director in reporting admission statistics and trends
- Coordinate Admission Ambassador program
- Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the director
- Participate fully in the life of Fountain Valley School, including:
- Attend Faculty Meetings and in-service sessions
- Participate in weeknight and weekend duties, as assigned
- Attend All School programs
- Other duties that accompany working at a boarding school
Knowledge and Skills:
- Strong use of Google and Microsoft Office products
- Previous experience in database management, OnBoard/Blackbaud a plus
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Excellent analytical, communication and social skills
- Commitment to customer service
- Requires a strong attention to detail
- Team player with a strong capacity for initiative
Bachelor's degree required, Masters degree preferred
3-5 years experience in admission preferred
- Environment: Office working with prospective high school students
- 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, stand and lift up to 30 lbs for eight hours per day, occasional weekend and/or weeknight obligations
- Working Relationships: Students, parents, admission personnel, and all other FVS employees
Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000 depending on experience and degrees
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.
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.
Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
E-mail: [email protected]
January 11, 2022
Employment Opportunity at Stanley British Primary School
Opening: Middle School Counselor
- Position to begin August 2022
- Stanley British Primary seeks a middle school counselor for the 2022-2023 school year. This position reports to the Head of Middle School and is charged with providing counseling support to students in the middle school. We are looking for candidates with a strong understanding of child and adolescent development, and an appreciation of the various challenges faced by students in middle school.
About Stanley BPS: For more than 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
? Support students with social-emotional growth by facilitating groups and individual sessions with children needing extra support.
? Respond to students in emotional distress as needed and in consultation with advisors, classroom teachers and Middle School Head.
? Create and update support plans for students as needed, with specific social, emotional, or mental health goals, and communicate with the Middle School Head, teachers and learning specialists about these plans to ensure they are implemented appropriately.
? Communicate with families and teachers when a child is in need of social-emotional support.
? Communicate with outside therapists working with middle school students to ensure continuity of care for students.
? Communicate more broadly to grade level and/or all-school constituencies around topics of relevance (such as: stress, bullying, substance abuse, healthy eating habits, self-care, human development). This communication might include updates on best practices or current strategies being considered in schools, and could take the form of, for example, updates in the Weekly Bulldog, a section in the weekly middle school email to parents from the Middle School Head, presenting at middle school team meetings, collaborating with K-5 social emotional teachers, etc.
? When appropriate, participate in planning and collaboration related to cross-division parent education events, and in consultation with school administrators.
? Attend meetings of middle school grade level faculty in order to proactively share information about strategies to support students of concern and to coordinate communication and support plans;
? Coordinate with middle school grade level heads to integrate social-emotional learning and topics of relevance into grade level classes, and in collaboration with the Middle School Head and grade level heads, develop an annual approach to social-emotional curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation at grade levels.
? Maintain a network of local, outside mental health professionals and make referrals to outside resources when warranted.
? Coordinate health and human development curriculums, sexual harassment, and Freedom from Chemical Dependency trainings for students yearly, and coordinate related communication and parent education.
? Maintain confidentiality and adhere to the school’s policies on confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and harassment and bullying.
? Reports to the Head of the Middle School.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
? Commit to a flexible schedule that includes night and weekend consultation and communication with the faculty, administrators, and families.
? Be available to travel on middle school overnight trips, such as homeroom camping trips, the 6th grade trip, 7th grade Moab trip, and the 8th grade England trip.
? Participate in all full-staff professional development, and any social-emotional teacher specific trainings, particularly related to confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and harassment.
? Take a proactive approach to stay engaged with mental health and social emotional education trends within independent schools.
Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:
- An appreciation for and understanding of Stanley British Primary’s philosophy of education, including the 7 goals for learners of self-awareness, collaboration, respect, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, lifelong learning
- A deep enjoyment of working with kids and getting to know them as individual people, honoring and valuing each individual child.
- A commitment to, enjoyment of, and appreciation of the development needs of middle school students.
- A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students.
- A bachelor’s degree is required; the ideal applicant for this position will have a master's or doctorate degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work, with current licensure in Colorado and experience as a teacher or counselor at the middle school level.
- Experience working in a diverse environment.
- Highly organized and attentive to detail, able to keep track of a wide variety of dates, deadlines and logistics.
- A willingness to pitch in and help out wherever needed.
- A self-starter who is attentive to the needs of individual faculty and of the overall middle school team.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Familiarity and comfort with a range of technology, including the Google platform, and the Microsoft suite of software.
- An inclusive and diverse community
- Lifelong learning
- Positive and constructive communication
- Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
- An understanding of children and childhood
- Commitment to making a positive difference in the world
Compensation will be based on experience and Graduate education and will be offered in the range of 50,000-75,000.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs.
To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:
Name: Susan Farr, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Email: [email protected]
Stanley British Primary School
350 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80230
January 10, 2022 - March 18, 2022
Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible, and dedicated educator who is interested in working to create a nurturing, stimulating and organized classroom environment. A desire to work collaboratively on a team, as well as a desire for personal and professional growth, are essential qualities for this position. The person must be cognizant of the variation of students’ cognitive, social, and emotional needs and capable of responding appropriately to each student as an individual.
- Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
- Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology, Special Education. OR
- Associate’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education and six (6) months of verified experience working with children in a child development program
- Minimum of two (2) years training and/or experience working in a professional setting with children ages one to four (1-4).
Reports to: Associate Head of Lower School and ECLC Director
The responsibilities of the lead teacher are:
- Responsible for the care and safety of up to 10 children; ensuring that children are always in a safe environment in accordance with Colorado Child Care Rules and Regulations.
- Responsible for the planning and implementation of daily lesson plans, monthly calendars, classroom newsletters, and daily communication to parents.
- Responsible for maintaining age-appropriate, consistent classroom routines and daily schedule.
- Responsible for daily set-up and delivery of programs by organizing activities, snacks/meal service, diapering/toileting, cleaning/sanitizing, playground supervision, rest time, arrival, and departure of children.
- Use positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally appropriate guidance strategies to encourage appropriate behavior.
- Develop and maintain positive communication with parents, children, and faculty/staff.
- Seek out continued professional development opportunities.
- Responsible for monitoring and maintaining annual fifteen (15) hour professional development credentials as required for their position.
- Demonstrate commitment to the Graland mission, core values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and site events as requested by the Director.
- Attend work on a regular, reliable, and punctual basis.
- Provide before and after care supervision daily.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, children, and family information.
- Demonstrate responsible, nurturing, and professional behavior always.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
- Must be willing to meet appropriate Infant/Toddler Teacher requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services upon hire
- Possess a current certification in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions
- Complete fifteen (15) hours training annually
- Submit and pass criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five (5) working days of employment
- Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire
- Must be able to fulfill the role as a mandated reporter
Material and Equipment:
- Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and general office equipment (computer, copier, iPad, phone, etc.). Proficiency with applicable computer software application (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Multiple manuals such as Colorado Health Department Guidelines, Graland Employee Manual, General Rules and Regulations for Child Care Services and the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Childcare Rules and Regulations
- Most of work is performed indoors, approximately 70%, with normal noise and frequent interruptions.
- Balance of the workday, approximately 30%, will be outdoors, possible exposure to extreme temperatures, sun, rain, snow, wind, humidity or icy conditions and frequent exposure to grasses, molds, fertilizers, dust, and pesticides.
- Must have the ability to supervise the children visually and audibly in a variety of situations.
- Requires the ability to stand for various periods of time (15-30 minutes), bend or kneel to communicate with children, engage in activities with children, and distribute supplies or materials
- Must be able to push, pull, and balance
- Must be able to lift/move a maximum of 30 pounds unassisted, and lift/more a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance
- Requires sense of smell and touch
This position requires a current signed Child Care Provider Health Form.
Please send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]
January 7, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Middle School Class Teacher
January 2022 | Shining Mountain Waldorf School | Boulder, Colorado
Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic candidate with Waldorf teacher training for the 2022-2023 school year. The Middle School Class teacher carries primary responsibility for teaching the middle school curriculum, grades 6-8. SMWS currently has a 1-5 and 6-8 class teacher rotation system. While we welcome applications from teachers experienced in the 1-8 cycle, we anticipate that the successful candidate will be moving through the grades 6-8 cycle.
The ideal candidate is a Waldorf-trained, experienced middle school teacher. A Bachelors or more advanced degree, Waldorf training and classroom experience are required. Social health and Waldorf remedial training are pluses. The candidate will also have strong committee leadership skills, and proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues.
SMWS is a prekindergarten through 12th grade school. We offer the full breadth of the Waldorf curriculum, which includes two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and choral music. All of our full time faculty members are Waldorf trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators.
SMWS is celebrating its 39th year of bringing Waldorf education to the community of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The school is fully accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). Additionally, there is an active Anthroposophical community in the Denver/Boulder area.
Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about a 45 minute drive from Denver. It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award-winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world-class ski areas, and many national parks and forests.
The parent body is supportive, well informed and involved. Our Board is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the Faculty. We have a highly competent administrative function with a School Director, Pedagogical Director, Admission Director, Development Director, HR Director, Marketing Director, Campus Operations Director, and Business Director.
We offer a competitive Waldorf-trained base salary, along with years of experience. SMWS has an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, and a newly added identity theft recovery group plan.
If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume and three references to [email protected].
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
January 5, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located in the mountains of western Colorado. CRMS’s average enrollment is 175 students in grades 9-12 from a variety of countries around the world. We provide students with a transformative education through an inclusive community on our 300-acre campus, a rigorous academic program in our classrooms, and experiential learning on our public lands.
CRMS seeks to be a learning environment where students and faculty with diverse lived experiences and backgrounds and respect for the outdoors can challenge their intellect, hone life skills while developing skills and character. It is our goal to provide access to all youth to the transformative powers of the outdoors. 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 inclusivity, equity, and belonging.
The CRMS Fellow Program invites recent college graduates the opportunity to gain teaching skills in our Active and Residential programs while sharing their unique gifts with CRMS students. Additionally, Fellows assist as substitute teachers, provide study support in the Learning Center, and may opt-in to classroom observation and participation in coordination with CRMS faculty members.
RESIDENTIAL: Living and working in a residential dormitory, Fellows gain practical training in residential education. Fellows serve on a weekend duty team nine weekends per year, facilitate a weekly restriction work crew, and participate in evening dorm duties averaging two to three nights a week. Fellows also assist with several Weekend Rendezvous, which provide overnight weekend adventures for our students.
ACTIVE: Involvement in our Active program including:
- The Sports Program (kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, numerous types of skiing and snowboarding activities, running, soccer, etc.);
- The Service Program (ex. ceramics, bike shop, recycling and sustainability, outdoor trip logistics, etc.);
- The Outdoor Program, including Outdoor Orientation, Fall Trip, and Spring Trip, includes backpacking as well as expeditions linked to our Sports Program.
- Interim, a two-week immersive course of study
ACADEMIC: Diverse experiential teaching opportunities available through the Active and Residential programs as well as self-motivated classroom observation and participation in coordination with CRMS faculty members in a specific subject area (History, Math, Literature, Modern Languages, Science, Art, Technology, College Counseling).
COMPENSATION: The Fellow Program is a one-year appointment. Employment begins in early August 2022 and extends through early June 2023. While at CRMS, fellows will receive room and board, a season ski pass to the four areas of Aspen, a $12,500 stipend, and health benefits.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Individuals with a college degree who are interested in experiential education, working with teenagers, and gaining firsthand experience working with students from across the globe in an inclusive independent board school setting. Individuals who work well collaboratively as well as independently. Candidates dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong personal experience in kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and/or skiing/snowboarding preferred.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and CRMS Employment application to:
Jessica McGrath Colorado Rocky Mountain School 500 Holden Way, Carbondale, Colorado 81623
For more information, please contact the school at 970-963-2562. Position open until filled.