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Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Long-Term (Spanish) Substitute Teacher for the Upper School.  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 Qualifications

  • Teaching experience required

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field of education or Spanish is required, a graduate degree is preferred

  • Strong classroom management skills 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into instruction

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team

Duties

  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Follow instructions left by the teacher

  • Teach five classes

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

The salary for this position is $200.00 per day. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. 

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 Long-Term (Spanish) Substitute Teacher posting to apply for this position. This position is available from January 30, 2023 and runs through May 1, 2023.

Only online applications will be accepted.  

 

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Long-Term (Digital Arts & Photography) Substitute Teacher for Upper School. 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 Qualifications

  • Teaching experience required

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field of education or Digital Arts & Photography is required, a graduate degree is preferred

  • Strong classroom management skills 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into instruction

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team

Duties

  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Teach a total of three classes for grades 7th-12th

    • 7th and 8th grade - Digital Arts

    • 9th - 12th grade - Digital Arts 

    • 9th - 12th grade - Digital Photography

  • Follow instructions left by the teacher

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

The salary for this position is $200.00 per day. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. 

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 Long-Term (Digital Arts & Photography) Substitute Teacher posting to apply for this position. This position is available from February 8, 2023 and runs through April 14, 2023. 

Only online applications will be accepted.  

 
The Administrative Assistant to the divisions - Early Childhood Education (ECE), Primary School, Middle School - is a key position in the school and an ambassador of ISDenver. This person will have three primary responsibilities; assisting the division director/principal, staffing lunch in the ECE division, and staffing all or part of the after-school program. Must be able to function between these areas and compartmentalize responsibilities.

ECE Afternoon Assistant

October 11, 2022 - November 12, 2022

Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant Position

 

The Denver Waldorf School is looking for an Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant at our main campus location.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • CDHS qualifications
  • Strong love of working with children ages 3 ½ – 6
  • Interest in Waldorf education
  • The ability to work well in a collegial setting
  • The ability to communicate clearly and regularly with parents

 Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervising children on the playground
  • Cleaning up the room
  • Supporting the Lead Teacher and Lead Assistant
  • Caring for the children in the after-school care program
  • Interacts closely with the group of children
  • Nurturing and tending the domestic and artistic life of the classroom
  • Shares in the care of the greater classroom environment
  • Supports and provides an atmosphere of security, warmth, and joy.

Afternoon assistants are also required to participate in CPR and First Aid training offered at the school.

The hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., up to 5:30 p.m. on some days 

The base pay is $19.25/hour. 

Benefits include PTO and opportunities/support for ongoing professional development

 

If you are interested, please send your resume with three professional references including their contact information to:

 e-mail to [email protected]

Job Title:  Director of College Counseling

Department: College Counseling

Supervisor's Title: Head of School

Employee Classification: Faculty - Exempt 12-month

Salary Range: $70,000 - $100,000

Fountain Valley School:

 

Fountain Valley School, a selective boarding and day school, educates 270 students in grades 9–12 on a beautiful 1,100-acre campus in the heart of Colorado Springs, Co. 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.

 

The College Counseling Office at Fountain Valley School seeks to guide students and parents through a thoughtful journey that emphasizes reflection, discovery, and the excitement of the process. Students are eager to engage in a college process where fit and student agency are valued and expected. The ability to establish a genuine rapport with each student and the capacity to individualize the admissions process are essential qualities. This is an important position for the school where the Director is expected to be able to celebrate and communicate the mission, the curriculum, the history and accomplishments of the school.

 

The Opportunity:

 

Fountain Valley School seeks experienced and dynamic candidates for the position of Director of College Counseling. Reporting to the Head of School and serving as a member of the Senior Administrative team, candidates should be experienced in the college admissions process and in national trends and be prepared to serve as a leader in and out of the school. The Director must be comfortable and experienced in engaging with a wide range of constituencies: students, teachers, administrators, parents, college representatives, and alumni. The ideal candidate will possess ten or more years of experience working in a selective secondary school, college or university admissions office, committed to building strong, individualized relationships with students and their families, delighted to join an engaged and diverse school community, willing to be a visible presence, and exude empathy, warmth and humor. The Director will lead a team of three including an Associate Director of College Counseling and an Office Manager and will work directly with approximately 30 students per graduating class.

  

Director of College Counseling Job Description:

 

Requirements:

  • Ten or more years of experience working in a highly selective secondary school, college, or university admissions office
  • Report directly to the Head of School, serving as member of the Senior Administrative Team
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituencies, including the Head of School, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends of the school
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with college counseling software systems (familiarity with Scoir/Naviance a plus)
  • Commitment to Fountain Valley School’s mission, location, and the ability to communicate this mission effectively to constituents
  • An understanding of, ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, ability, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds of boarding school students, faculty, and staff
  • Willingness and ability to travel on behalf of the school and work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree preferred
  • Ability to pass a background check

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • The Director of College Counseling leads an experienced team that works with students and families through the college selection and application process
  • The Director develops and implements operating systems (i.e., procedures, protocols, timetables) for the office and programming to ensure exceptional support for students and their families prior to and as they move through the college process
  • The Director leads the college counseling team by example; they ensure that expectations are clear; and they are accountable for meeting the annual and long-term goals of the office
  • Lead a team to ensure the highest ethical and professional standards, bearing in mind that all members of the team represent Fountain Valley School and its values to families and to universities
  • Able to share the hope and optimism, as well as a sense of humor about the realities of the college process
  • Committed to building strong, individualized relationships with students and their families and is delighted about being part of a school community, eager to engage, and willing to be a visible presence; and who is warm, patient, and empathetic, but firm and clear about boundaries
  • Possesses excellent communications skills, especially engaging public speaking, close listening, and clear and dynamic writing abilities
  • Attend conferences and actively develop and maintain strong relationships with university deans of admission and admissions representatives by visiting campuses and keeping in touch with higher education colleagues throughout the year to keep abreast of new programs and opportunities at colleges and universities to which Fountain Valley students apply while also articulating effectively Fountain Valley’s mission, goals, curriculum and institutional priorities
  • Stay abreast of current trends within college admissions and adapt the Fountain Valley college counseling systems accordingly and as proactively as feasible
  • Manage the standardized testing process including SAT and ACT testing
  • Promote and ensure equitable access to the college process, including access to information and educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds
  • Support students in the college process in an ethical and effective manner
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and an understanding of the curricular landscape as it pertains to college admissions
  • Develop the skills and abilities of the team through a regular and intentional process of reflecting on the professional goals and aspirations of each member and their skill development
  • Assure that all members of the team maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information
  • Serve as the capable subject matter expert on college admissions for Fountain Valley stakeholders, including parents, trustees, and alumni
  • Encourage students and families to explore a range of excellent educational opportunities
  • Encourage students to be discerning researchers of the diverse admission requirements, policies, and procedures of individual colleges and universities
  • Create an open, fun and positive atmosphere that encourages students and families to take full advantage of the resources available to them
  • Understand and respond appropriately to the individual needs of students in a way that promotes self-sufficiency and confidence
  • Provide appropriate support for students as they write their applications while empowering them to develop their own voice and make their own choices
  • Promote experiential learning opportunities, including a gap year, which could complement and enhance students’ formal education
  • Oversee the submission of transcripts, recommendations, and secondary school materials to colleges and universities
  • Communicate with and be accessible to parents/guardians throughout the college search process
  • Serve on Fountain Valley School committees including the Academic Program Committee, and other committees as assigned
  • Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Fountain Valley School include responsibilities in their core function (college counseling), regular duty in the residential program, periodic participation in faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs, in addition to the potential of coaching a co-curricular team or the equivalent specialized assignment, and work closely with studentadvisees

To Apply:

For more information, please visit https://www.fvs.edu/about. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Megan Harlan at [email protected].

School Director

October 4, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Job Title:    School Director  

Program:    Administration

Reports to: Board of Trustees

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: July 2022

Position Summary

The School Director is ultimately responsible for the overall operational management and vision of the school. This includes the development and delivery of the school’s program consistent with the school’s mission, philosophy and goals, overseeing the school’s business operations and financial health, and assuring adherence to policy and procedure. The School Director works in collaboration with the Governance Council and Pedagogical Director to ensure robust classrooms and Waldorf educational programs that meet the new generation of students and families.

The School Director is hired by the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Governance Council, and is the sole employee of the Board of Trustees. The School Director is responsible to the Board and reports to the Board at meetings on the conduct, affairs, and operations of the school. The School Director also participates with the Governance Council and Pedagogical Director in the development of school programs and pedagogical policies.

Please Note: The current School Director is contracted through August 15, 2023.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, founded in 1983, is an accredited Pre-K-12 nonprofit independent school located in Boulder, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are recognized for our academic depth, experiential learning, artistic integration, wilderness experiences, and strong athletic program. Our school is about an hour’s drive to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are close to world-class hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A college town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and Naropa University, as well as numerous local organizations that provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, environmental initiatives, sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table dining, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year. 

 Authority and Responsibilities 

  • The School Director is the official advisor, executive agent of, and sole school employee of the Board of Trustees.

  • The School Director shall exercise overall supervision over all the affairs of the School, represent  the School to the Community, and advance the School’s mission and vision. 

  • The Board delegates the responsibility for the leadership and management of the school to the School Director, who, in turn, works in collaboration with designated individuals and leadership groups to  achieve the mission of the school. 

  • The School Director position reflects the values of service and collaborative leadership.

  • The School Director is responsible for all areas of the school and has authority to decide when questions or issues need their intervention for effective and timely decision-making or implementation. This includes issues related to faculty, parents, students and our community at large. 

  • Anytime that a leadership group, committee or individual is unable to fulfill their obligations or make decisions in a timely fashion consistent with any approaching deadlines, it is the School Director's mandate and responsibility to either ensure that deadlines are moved, or to exercise authority to make the decision as they see fit. 

  • The School Director is a voting member of the Board of Trustees. 

  • The School Director is a member of all standing committees of the Board, Faculty and Administration, yet discerns where time and energy is most needed to reach strategic goals. 

  • The School Director represents the Board in its relations with the faculty, staff, students, parents and patrons of the school.

  • The School Director may be a member of the Governance Council and is a non-voting member of the Hiring Committee and the Personnel Committee. 

  • The School Director is responsible for the review, selection, and hire of qualified persons to serve in administrative roles with input from leadership groups of the school.

  • The School Director is responsible for overseeing the school’s administrative staff performance evaluation system.

  • The School Director has authority for the administration of all faculty and staff, and, working with  delegated administrative leaders, the Pedagogical Director and the Governance Council, coordinates the activities of the entire organization.

  • The School Director supports the Pedagogical Director and High School Director in resolving parent or student issues when escalated. 

 General Duties of the School Director

  • To embody, manifest and advocate the purpose and promise of the school. 

  • To articulate the school’s vision for the future. 

  • To monitor and address all matters of school climate and culture in partnership with the Pedagogical  Director and High School Director.

  • To manage the sometimes competing demands of the various constituencies. 

  • To support the work of the Board and Governance Council related to strategic planning and future growth, and to keep Trustees  informed of overall school operations. 

  • To carry out established school policies, and to review those policies and make recommendations for change in order to ensure continuous improvement. 

  • To work in consultation with the Pedagogical Director, Governance Council and Section Chairs in the administration of school programs. 

  • To exercise fiscal authority and supervise the Business Director, to ensure effective business, legal and financial management, to include preparation of the preliminary and final budgets and monitoring income, expenditures, collections, cash flow and employee pay and benefits.

  • To supervise the Advancement and Communications Director who oversees the Development Director, Admissions Director, Marketing Director, Social Media Director and Alumni Relations Coordinator, as well as the Pedagogical Director, Human Resources Director, Campus Operations Director and High School Director. The School Director has purview over all staff in determining admissions, marketing and fund development strategies, and monitoring successful branding of the school. 

  • To represent the school to all of its constituents including outside counsel, consultants, neighbors,  parents, students, alumni, local community, faculty and staff. 

Education and Qualifications

Education 

  • At least 5 years combined as a teacher, administrator, or School Director in a pre-K-12 Waldorf School.

  • A background that demonstrates leading organizations successfully through transition and improvement processes. 

  • Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required, additional Waldorf training preferred.

  • Experience working with Restorative Practices in schools and/or communities is preferred and  completion of RP Facilitator Training a plus.

  • Experience with accreditation.

Leadership 

  • A person who is accessible and approachable, who deals with people in a welcoming and engaging  way, and who leads by active involvement in the life of the school. 

  • An individual who has high EQ and emotional intelligence, is responsive and inspires others through their dedicated servant leadership. 

  • Cultivates collaboration and trust easily and has a proven track record in their ability to be an effective liaison between all constituents and build a team environment. 

  • Successful results in marketing, finance and fundraising in a Waldorf School.

  • Experience with Capital Campaigns and Campus Development/Expansion.  

  • Considerable knowledge of Waldorf Education, its principles, techniques and methods, and an  embodied connection to Anthroposophy. 

  • Proven ability to build strong personal relationships with major donors over time to solicit major gifts to the school.

Skills 
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills. 

  • Business and management skills necessary to develop strategic plans, improve administrative  infrastructures, and guide the preparation of school budgets.

  • Facilitative style.

  • Honest, transparent, and able to lead difficult conversations effectively. 

  • Strategic decision making and proactive problem solving.  

  • Cultivate a culture of engagement, fulfillment and appreciative inquiry. 

  • Exceptional listening and curiosity. 

  • Skilled at giving and receiving feedback and development approach to managing others.

  • Embodied leadership presence and centering practices. 

  • Stress management skills/resilience. 

  • Communicate and partner with parents in supporting the goals of Waldorf Education. 

Personal Traits 

  • Honesty, integrity and transparency. 

  • An educator and leader who loves children and teenagers and is dedicated to fulfilling the school’s mission.

  • Passionate about the Waldorf movement and strong relationship to Anthroposophy. 

  • Direct, objective, decisive and consistent. 

  • Comfortable in professional and social situations, and in interactions with constituents.

  • Energetic, warm and compassionate. 

  • Inclusive, engaging and a good listener. 

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

Annual salary range of $95,000 to $150,000 based on School Director experience. SMWS offers a generous employee benefit program, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, family medical and dental plans, personal time off, sick leave, and retirement savings options. 

  • Full Time Salary position (exempt)

  • Year-round administrative position

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.  

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected]

 
 

Staff Accountant/HR Admin

September 26, 2022

Friends School is hiring a Business Office Manager who reports to and supports the Director of Finance and Operations. The Business Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, recording financial information in the general ledger, payroll, benefits and HR assistance.

School Bus Driver

September 16, 2022

Boulder Country Day School, (a private Preschool through 8th grade located in Boulder) is looking for a part-time, on-call school bus driver. Will operate a school bus seating no more than 72 children and adults and will be needed for field trips and after-school sporting events.

Hours:  Trips will be scheduled in advance

Range of hours for potential trips - 8:30 a.m. to – 7:00 p.m.

Pay: Starting at $25 per hour, commensurate with experience

Benefits: None

Qualifications:

  1. Must possess a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B) with  P- Passenger Endorsement and S – School Bus Endorsement; 

  2. Must have a clean driving record;

  3. Complete a full background check and fingerprint required;

  4. Ability to pass drug screenings (pre and post on a random basis as determined by the Department of Transportation (DOT));

  5. DOT medical examination required;

  6. Must be dependable and punctual;

  7. Good with children;

  8. Must be 21 or over;

  9. Previous/current bus driving experience;

  10. Effective communication skills with adults and children.

If interested in this position and you possess the necessary qualifications, please send a letter of interest, together with qualifications and at least three appropriate references to [email protected]

 

Lower School Teacher

August 19, 2022

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of our teachers will focus on instilling a love of learning. The lower school teachers foster children’s curiosity and children’s innate desire to learn and understand the world around them. They create a secure environment to support learning and assist children with their growing independence. Our teachers are flexible, creative, maintain structure, and establish freedom within structure. They will help children in the development of social skills and supervise children during meal times. Elementary teachers report to the Lower School Division Director.

The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a closely related field. A graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the elementary school level are preferred
  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development
  • Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology
  • Ability to create a vibrant and positive learning environment
  • ESL / Bi-lingual skills desired (Spanish)

The knowledge, skill, and abilities required for the Lower School Teacher position:

Lower School teachers will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.

The Lower School teacher candidate will:

  • Shape the lives of children by using best practices.
  • Be able to collaborate effectively.
  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.
  • Teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
  • Facilitate social-emotional learning using the RULER program
  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth
  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities
  • Be energized by working with young children.
  • Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well.
  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records
  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.
  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.
  • Effectively coordinate with co-curricular teachers.
  • Perform various student supervisory duties.
  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Salary Range

$35,000 - $41,000

Excellent benefits, including tuition remission.

Please submit your resume, teaching philosophy, and references to [email protected]

Associate Teacher - Full Time

August 9, 2022 - June 2, 2023

Aspen Academy is hiring a full time Associate Teacher to join our team for the 22-23 academic year. Aspen Academy was selected by our employees as the Denver Business Journal's Best Place to Work.
Do you cultivate students’ curiosity, growth and performance? Do you possess strong instructional pedagogy? Do you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency? If so, Aspen Academy has amazing full time opportunities available!