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TK-5 Music Teacher

June 16, 2022

Teaching Opportunity at Stanley British Primary School 

Opening:  TK-5 Music Teacher

100% position to begin August 1, 2022

 

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.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching kindergarten through fifth-grade music classes
  • Inspiring and educating children to develop to their full potential – socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and creatively
  • Creating a safe, supportive, mutually respectful classroom community that values the distinct contributions and abilities of each child
  • Implementing integrated, meaningful, developmentally-appropriate music curricula in which students can explore and experiment through first-hand experiences
  • Creating opportunities for students to know themselves, to make good choices, and take responsibility for their own learning and actions
  • Act as Musical Director of our Fifth Grade Musical Performance
  • Organize and facilitate musical performances such as Grandpeople’s Day and the Holiday Program
  • Participating in K-1-2 and 3-4-5 events, trips, and activities
  • Assisting with supervision, such as carpool, recess, and lunch duty
  • Supporting other duties as assigned
  • Actively engaging in ongoing professional development

 

Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A degree in music or experience teaching music
  • Experience in teaching  instrumental and vocal music.
  • 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 in working with, honoring, and valuing each individual child
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value in the classroom and within the school community
  • A commitment to, enjoyment of, and appreciation of the developmental needs of kindergarten through fifth grade students
  • A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students
  • Experience working in a diverse environment
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail, keeping 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 K-1-2 and 3-4-5 teams.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity and comfort with a range of technology, including the Google platform and the Microsoft software suite
  • A desire to work with K-1-2 and 3-4-5 aged children
  • A positive presence and enthusiasm for life-long learning

 

We Value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community
  • Joyfulness
  • 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

 

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.

 

Pay Range:  Salary will be prorated from established full time FTE salary of $48,000-$80,000 depending on experience  

 

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                                

303-360-0803

350 Quebec St.                                                         

Denver, CO 80230

Middle School Counselor

June 15, 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.

We Value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community
  • Joyfulness
  • 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:

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                                 

303-360-0803

350 Quebec St.                                                          

Denver, CO 80230

 

Senior Seminar Teacher

June 15, 2022

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado, seeks a High School Senior Seminar Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

Position:

High School Senior Seminar Teacher - Full-Time - Faculty

Category:

High School

Degree:

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher – Background in Language Arts, English, and Writing Pedagogy preferred

Salary:

Starting salary for first-year faculty without teaching experience is $51,000. Salary will be higher for teachers with experience and/or additional qualifications.

Benefits:

You may enroll in Denver Academy’s benefits program if you are classified as a full-time employee and have completed the eligibility waiting period of 30 days. Coverage will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, holiday/vacation pay, and sick leave. Benefits are subject to current Denver Academy policies.

Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and DA Application to [email protected]

The mission of Denver Academy is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Founded in 1972 on the belief that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. DA’s innovative learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Through this unique approach, students excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge.

Accountability: Reports to the Dean of Twelfth Grade

Position Description: The Denver Academy teacher is responsible for executing Denver Academy’s mission of inspiring and empowering diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education. This includes oversight and responsibility for students, programs, and day-to-day operations in the classroom. The teacher is also responsible for communicating with parents and acting as a liaison with other division classrooms and the rest of the DA community.

The Senior Seminar teacher works closely with the Director of College & Transition Counseling to implement program content and collaborate with fellow members of the College & Transition Counseling team.

 

Essential Elements of Senior Seminar:

  • In-depth post-secondary transition preparation at the Senior level:
    • Topics include academic accommodations, academic/extracurricular resumes, the Common Application, the college essay, scholarship applications, post-secondary research, etc.
  • Host post-secondary representatives in seminar
  • Lead career exploration and post-secondary research- showcased during Career Expo
  • Develop interview and job skills- showcased during the annual Job Interview Day
  • Execute the annual Senior Symposium
  • Facilitate the Senior Lecture Series
  • Conduct a technology and writing unit to include appropriate digital citizenship
  • Enhance executive functioning skills throughout the curriculum

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as college & transition counselor to roughly 20 juniors and 20 seniors
  • Assist students and their families to establish and implement a post-secondary plan(s)
  • Committees, as needed
  • School functions, such as Admissions Open Houses, Dances, Plays, and Sporting Events; High School Information Night, Back to School Night, New Parent Orientation, Saturday School, and a variety of College & Transition Counseling evening events
  • In-service attendance and teacher training

Teaching:

  • Maintains a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Responsible for developing effective and purposeful lesson plans
  • Works in partnership with Deans, Heads, and Program Team for effective delivery of the DA program and content
  • Differentiates lessons to meet diverse learning styles
  • Accountable for homeroom responsibilities
  • Familiarize students with the necessary tools to conduct research

Management:

  • Effective communication with parents
  • Conferencing as needed with parents during scheduled conference times
  • Maintain electronic attendance and grade book system
  • Supervision before school, during lunch, and after school
  • Responsible for testing and assessment
  • Responsible for updating student files and anecdotal records
  • Responsible for completing grades and report cards before deadlines

Leadership:

  • Models professionalism in the classroom and amongst the division
  • Positively represents the DA community
  • Models conflict resolution at all levels
  • Models respect and responsibility

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Commitment to understanding the ever-changing college admissions process and various post-secondary options (community college/gap year/military/workforce/etc.)
  • Prior experience in college admissions or career/college counseling
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, demonstrates initiative, and enthusiastic about guiding seniors through the final stages of transition from high school
  • Possess the energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to thrive in working with adolescents in an academic setting, the ability to “pivot” as needed
  • Familiarity with academic accommodations and learning differences
  • Strong technical & professional writing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Suite, iWork, electronic portfolios, and SCOIR is a plus
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining a supportive and approachable demeanor

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Teaching Assistant

June 15, 2022 - June 9, 2023

Denver Jewish Day School seeks caring, responsible teaching assistants for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a full-time position. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of working with children. Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. Our teaching assistants work closely with the classroom teachers to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of all learners. Our teaching assistants engage in a coaching and professional development program that is specifically designed for their role in the school. We employ teacher assistants who have experience with a diverse population of learners, differentiated instruction, and future-ready teaching practices. Our teacher assistants are positive school community members and enjoy working collaboratively with a team and building positive relationships amongst all constituencies.

Elementary Learning Specialist

June 15, 2022 - June 9, 2023

Denver Jewish Day School Lower Division seeks an innovative, creative, knowledgeable elementary grades learning specialist for the 2022-2023 school year. This could be a part-time or full-time position. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of teaching/intervention experience and a valid teaching license. A Master’s degree in special education is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding teaching skills, have experience in independent schools, be familiar with best practices in all content areas, be comfortable employing project-based learning and other student-centered approaches in the classroom, and possess excellent communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues. We are looking for a candidate who has experience with a diverse population of learners, differentiated instruction, and future-ready teaching practices. The candidate will be a positive school community member and will enjoy working collaboratively with a team and building positive relationships amongst all constituencies.

Boulder Country Day School
Coordinator of Equity and Community Engagement

 

Reports to: Head of School                             Status: Fulltime, year round
Start date: August 1, 2022                              

For nearly 30 years Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our school - Community, Character, Academic Excellence, and Small Class Sizes - are the keys to our success and allow us to create an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow and thrive. We believe our children are our future, and, to that end, we offer a broad-based liberal arts education that focuses on developing lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence, recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines - academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. We seek to provide just the right amount of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge.

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
  • 403b retirement plan up to 5% of your salary
  • PTO  time plus 5 additional weeks off – 2 weeks for Winter break, Thanksgiving week, March Spring Break, and July 4th week
  • Salary starts at $50,000 - 65,000 dependent on experience

Boulder Country Day’s mission and strategic plan guides our efforts to engage, enhance, and embody a diverse, well-informed community. BCD currently has employee and parent committees on diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) that supports our DEI program, and the coordinator will partner with those groups.   The Coordinator position  is a dynamic role that will: 

  • Provide strategic leadership in the areas of equity and inclusivity,  living into and continuing work on our equity and inclusivity strategic plan.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a cultural proficiency framework for the BCD community.
  • Guide communication strategy to keep the school community informed and educated about evolving equity and inclusivity issues, curriculum, policies, etc.
  • Collaborate with BCD’s teachers to ensure BCD’s curriculum reflects our diverse learning community and complex world, representing a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, providing cultural relevance for students, and fostering critical thinking around issues of justice and equity.
  • Serve as a coaching resource for faculty, professional staff, and the BCD community in the areas of equity, inclusion, and cultural proficiency.
  • Provide classroom and community support and training in the areas of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Serve as an advocate for all students, faculty, staff, and families.
  • Lead and support equity and inclusion parent groups such as the Parent Affinity Group Program.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, participate in an inclusive hiring process and assist in increasing effectiveness in cultivating, recruiting, mentoring and retaining diverse faculty, professional staff, and administrators.
  • Measure, analyze, benchmark and report the school’s progress on matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice using quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Be actively involved in community outreach, connecting BCD to local organizations and community members in support of DEI work.
  • Act as a liaison between the School and various underrepresented and diverse communities in the locale in support of the School's continued effort to connect with our community and better support the School's outreach and admissions marketing and recruitment programs.

The Coordinator must have a capacity for teamwork and for developing sensitive working relationships with students, faculty, professional staff, parents, and trustees; have the ability to manage thoughtfully the personal, political and institutional dynamics related to equity and inclusivity issues in schools; be a self-starter with strong communications and organizational skills; have the capacity to manage multiple initiatives and responsibilities; be willing to engage in outward facing community engagement; and have a deep concern and compassion for people.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred); five or more years of experience in DEI work in a school environment; personal and professional development through conferences and workshops devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion; a global mindset with wide-ranging knowledge of world cultures; the ability to coordinate school-wide programming across all divisions; a willingness to plan, participate in, and support school events and activities; leadership experience including presentations, workshops and committee work on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion; and a minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience (preferred). The position includes annual travel to a national conference, such as the NAIS People of Color Conference, in addition to local diversity meetings, workshops, and training.

Professional Expectations – BCD Employees:

  • Find joy in taking risks and failing forward
  • Are passionate about their work; they are optimistic about and love working in a school environment
  • Possess a strong sense of integrity; they embody and promote trust and character in our school and its community
  • Employ innovative practices in their fields; they are curious, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Are eager to collaborate with multiple constituencies, including employees, parents, students and members of the greater BCD community
  • 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

 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment

Boulder Country Day School recognizes and values all forms of diversity and is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment which honors each member for their individual differences, experiences and strengths. Our intentional commitment to embracing and exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity in support of social justice affords the freedom for all members of our school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals.

 All interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest along with a current resume and at least three professional references to [email protected].

 

Horizons at Colorado Academy Lead Teachers

June 13, 2022 - July 22, 2022

Description

The Horizons at Colorado Academy (HCA) program seeks candidates for the position of Lead Teachers for the elementary and middle school programs.

HCA offers an enrichment program designed for Denver Public School students from under-resourced communities. The tuition-free program runs for six weeks from June 13 through July 22, 2022 and emphasizes academic enrichment, social and emotional learning, cultural experiences and the arts, and health and wellness – including swimming. 

Lead teachers guide daily classroom activities, go on field trips, oversee swimming and outdoor activities and other duties as required.

Requirements
  • Provide instructional, behavioral and emotional support to all students as they participate in all aspects of their summer day
  • Design and implement summer curriculum based on grade appropriate standards
  • Communicate effectively with the Horizons team, including the assistant teacher, and other professional staff
  • Collect observational data related to student's progress in obtaining and using skills/strategies in the classroom
  • Must have prior classroom experience. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is strongly preferred for Kindergarten
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree
  • Be available to attend the full 6-week program plus mandatory staff training sessions the week prior to program start
  • Culturally responsive teaching experiences preferred
  • Some lifting, sitting, and the ability to engage young children in their daily activities
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

COVID-19 considerations:

Horizons at Colorado Academy complies with the Jefferson County health guidelines, which are subjected to change. 

Candidates should be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued, where rich curricular conversations are common, and where openness to growth is the norm. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated intercultural competence: the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is a must. 

The pay range for the six-week summer program is $4,200 - $4,400.  Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex. 

Applicants are invited to visit Horizons at Colorado Academy website (https//www.horizonscolordo.org) to learn more about the program, or the Program Director, Ruth Castillo at [email protected]

Application Deadline:
Please apply by March 4, 2022 to be considered.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.

French Faculty

June 13, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This position reports directly to the chair of the languages department, and is responsible for teaching French classes to students in 9-12 grade. 

 

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the Languages department with a focus on hands-on and inspired teaching.
  • In collaboration with the department chair and other faculty maintain an up-to-date scope and sequence document for the Languages department.

 

Other Duties:

  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities.
  • Serve as an adviser to approximately six students.
  • Participate in a class level retreat along with other faculty members.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Participate in co-leading an Interim trip (Spring experiential learning trip.)
  • Serve as a member of a weekend and weeknight duty team (1 weeknight a week, and 9 weekends a year.)

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work with individuals in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, self-directed and punctual.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a major in the French language; advanced degree and experience with classroom teaching and working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.

 

Working Conditions

  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination/or evidence vaccination is in process.  The school will make reasonable accommodations for applicants who require a medical or religious exemption.
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.
  • Attendance at certain community events will be required.
  • Working relationships: students, parents, outside vendors, and all other employees.

 

Salary Range:  $36,500 - $45,000 depending on experience and degrees

 

Benefits:  

  • · Beautiful campus setting and supportive community
  • · Campus housing
  • · Dining hall
  • · Ongoing professional development and major PD grants
  • · Athletic Center and facilities
  • · Student travel opportunities
  • · Tuition remission for full-time faculty children
  • · Group health plan
  • · Term life insurance policy
  • · Long-Term disability insurance
  • · Retirement Plan

Culture:

FVS’ Core Values are courage, open-mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues.  FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning. 

 

  

Mission:

Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a transformative curriculum in a supportive environment where students are challenged to think critically, become leaders, and live by our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness.

 

Contact:

Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:

 

Amanda Dedrick

Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO 80911

fax 719.392.6138

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

Business Manager

June 9, 2022 - August 1, 2022

The Business Manager will be responsible for handling the day to day activities of the Business Office.  The primary functions of the business manager is to ensure accurate bookkeeping,  administer HR policies and procedures for school personnel. As the overseer of personnel documents and accounts the Business Manager holds policy, procedure, and protocol as its primary responsibility. Working closely with the CFO, Leadership Team, faculty and staff this position would be instrumental in the day to day operations and general operations of the school. 

The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • Desire to work in an environment that promotes the education and  well-being of children. 

  • 3-4 years experience in financial accounting with an excellent eye for detail.

    • Account reconciliations, includes bank operating cash accounts / investments.

    • Coordinate reporting & analysis of various financial accounts

  • Strong experience in benefits management

  • Managing family/student accounts receivables & vendor’s accounts payable.

  • Strong background in financial software [Quickbooks], along with record-management.

  • Complete timely payroll processing for accuracy, current system Paychex.

  • Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.

  • Demonstrated capability to build excellent credibility/trust, positively influence relationships, and the ability to engage effectively with the Head of School and CFO, as well as the senior leadership team.

  • Display strong written/oral communication and listening skills with outstanding interpersonal qualities.

  • Strong personal integrity and awareness of internal controls and accounting processes..

  • Knowledge and experience utilizing technology, including Excel to enhance/manage results. 

The knowledge, skill, and abilities required for the Business Manager position:

A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field is preferred, however proven success or experience can serve as an equivalent.  Advanced knowledge of appropriate software tools ( Razorsedge, FACTS, & Google products) is preferred. The Business Manager must pass a background check and have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.  Must display and uphold high ethical standards, and possess keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style.

Salary Range: $53,000.00-$63,000.00

Please submit resumes to [email protected] 

 

Director of Technology

June 9, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Position Overview

 

Lead the school’s technology efforts in support of the school’s mission. Over 700 students, 100 teachers and 60 staff utilize technology on a daily basis to support the enriched and innovative learning environment at Graland. Our students from Grade 3 through Grade 8 benefit from a one-to-one device to student ratio and other grades have regular access to mobile devices. The school utilizes robust database systems to help manage student records including grades, homework assignments, attendance and other school related information, as well as software platforms to assist in operations and communicating with parents, students and other constituents.

 

The Director of Technology will be responsible for managing a four person department that includes network administration, technology help desk and data systems management and support. Ideal candidates will be innovative, strategic, have strong people and project management skills, and be very knowledgeable about networks, hardware, databases and other software platforms.

 

Reports to:  Director of Innovative Learning       

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

 

Job Responsibilities

 

The following list is not comprehensive, but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

 

Operational Effectiveness

?      Support the school through the efficient management of the technology infrastructure, desktop support staff and data systems manager.

?      Ensure that the school’s systems including servers, peripherals, databases, phone and security  are fully operational, have current updates installed and are accessible by all users.

?      Develop and implement a technology training program for new employees.

?      Plan and ensure seamless rollout of new software and systems. Includes understanding the user experience, its impact on the community, engaging a cross-functional team and associated training for the school.

?      Provide the highest quality technology services and customer satisfaction to faculty, staff, students and families.

 

Strategic Vision and Planning

?      In conjunction with the director of innovative learning, develop and update a multi-year technology plan to ensure that the ever changing needs of the school are being met and that the school integrates relevant technological advancements.

?      Understand and support the growing role of virtual experiences for our families and expand our virtual accessibility to reach new constituencies.

?      Continually stay abreast of new technologies, research these new technologies and propose solutions for unmet needs of the school, as well as operational efficiencies.

?      Works collaboratively with divisions and business teams to understand how technology systems fit into the big picture, and the resulting user experience.

 

Administration and Team Management

?      Manage and nurture the growth of each technology team member.

?      Maintain software licenses and system updates.

?      As needed, respond to technology issues during and after business hours and work in a timely manner to resolve them.

?      Develop and maintain technology vendor relationships, oversee and reevaluate agreements as needed.

?      Develop and maintain technology department standard operating procedures.

?      Manage technology acquisition process and inventorying of equipment.

?      Prepare an annual technology budget, manage adherence to the budget and inform the director of finance of any anticipated variances.

 

Risk Management

?      Develop a technology risk management plan to include securing data, performing back up recovery, developing redundant systems, managing network access and minimizing outside threats.

?      Periodically engage outside consultants to evaluate the school’s cybersecurity and potential cyber risk.

?      Continually educate Graland employees on cyber risks such as good password management, phishing emails, virus management and other cyber risks.

 

Team Player                                                                             

A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who...                                    

?      Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.

?      Provides a safe environment for students.                                             

?      Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.                                                                                             

?      Represents school in position and in community.

?      Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.

?      Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning.

?      Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides in addition to team responsibilities.

?      Approaches situations with flexibility and creative thinking to identify solutions.

?      Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.

 

 

Qualifications

          

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

Helpdesk operations

Networking architecture and operations

Server architecture and operations

Advanced knowledge of Apple devices in an enterprise environment

Experience supporting Microsoft and Linux server based software

Educational technology

ITIL best practices in service level management, change management, and configuration management

High organizational skills

High customer service orientation

Planning and project management

Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends to upgrade systems while minimizing downtime for the school.

Strong interpersonal skills that are conducive to working with a collaborative team and instrumental in establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students and families.

 

Education or Formal Training

BA/BS in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent work experience

          

Experience

Ten years of progressive technology experience with at least three years of technology management.

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

 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $100,000 and $110,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, vacation, sick and personal time off, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch, access to an on-campus workout facility and opportunities based on availability for subsidized on-site child care.

 

 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]. All applications are to be submitted electronically.

 

Graland Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Graland Country Day School to comply fully with all laws barring discrimination against employees, or applicants, for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military discharge status or physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, rates of pay or other compensation, employee benefits, tuition assistance programs and termination of employment.