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Executive Assistant to the Head of School

June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

The Executive Assistant to the Head of School is an integral part of the school’s administrative team, and the primary responsibility is to support the Head of School.
St. Elizabeth’s School seeks an enthusiastic and skilled Middle School Social Studies & Social Justice Teacher for the 24–25 school year with the possibility of a start date May 1, 2024. The ideal candidate is steeped in personal and professional commitment to equity in education and is versed in child development and culturally responsive pedagogy. The Middle School Social Studies and Social Justice Teacher teaches eight 60-minute periods of social studies ( four for grades 6 and four for grade 7) and six 45–60 minute periods of social justice studies (one for each grade, 4-8) per week. The Middle School Social Studies and Social Justice Teacher also serves as a Middle School Advisor for a group of approximately 12-14 students.

Development Manager

May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

St. Elizabeth’s School, an intentionally inclusive K-8 school in northeast Denver, seeks a Development Manager to join with the Director of Philanthropy in raising funds to support our mission and our students.

St. Elizabeth’s School is entering the second year of a three year growth initiative and has increased its annual fundraising by approximately 50% to support our growing student population, our people and our programs. This is a very exciting time to join a school with a unique and compelling mission. The Development Manager will work in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure St. Elizabeth’s School achieves its annual fundraising goals. Specifically, the Development Manger will be responsible for executing many aspects of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as well as writing grant proposals and reports, managing fundraising events, and maintaining donor records. This position has the opportunity to engage directly with donors, as well as, develop systems for meaningful stewardship.

Job Posting - Substitute Teachers

April 14, 2024 - June 1, 2025

Denver Jewish Day School Seeking Candidates for our Substitute Teaching Pool:
Denver Jewish Day School Lower Division seeks innovative, creative, knowledgeable substitute teachers for our Substitute Teaching Pool. Qualified candidates will have some teaching experience and a valid substitute teaching license. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding teaching skills, have experience in independent schools, be familiar with best practice in all content areas, be comfortable employing project based learning and other student-centered approaches into the classroom and possess excellent communication skills with students, parents and colleagues. We are looking for candidates with experience with a diverse population of learners, differentiated instruction and future ready teaching practices. Candidates will be positive school community members and will enjoy working collaboratively with a team and building positive relationships amongst all constituencies.

Second Grade Lead Teacher

April 12, 2024

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional full-time Second Grade Lead Teacher starting August 1, 2024. Previous classroom experience is required, and a graduate degree is preferred. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.


Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 

 

Professional and Personal Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree in Early Education or a related field is required

  • 3+ years teaching experience required

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of skill in teaching mathematics via concrete and abstract methods

  • Strong understanding of the science of reading and a proven ability to teach all readers using phonemic and phonological awareness 

  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into all aspects of instruction

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters


Personal Qualities

· Demonstrate enthusiasm with all school constituencies

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

· Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies

· Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team

· Personal warmth and friendliness

 

Duties

· Report to Director of Lower School

· Actively participate in the extracurricular life of the School

· Participate in class trips, clubs, and Winterim

· Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

 

The salary range for this position is $45,000-$70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off.   Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), click on About at the top of the page, click on Careers, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link View Current Job Openings, and select the Second Grade Lead Teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.  


Dawson School Diversity Statement

Dawson is united in nurturing a culture of belonging that embraces diversity of thought, experience, identity, and passion.

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

Fourth Grade Lead Teacher

April 12, 2024

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional full-time Fourth Grade Lead Teacher starting August 1, 2024. Previous classroom experience is required, and a graduate degree is preferred. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.


Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 

 

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Early Education or a related field is required

  • 3+ years teaching experience required

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of skill in teaching mathematics via concrete and abstract methods

  • Strong understanding of the science of reading and a proven ability to teach all readers using phonemic and phonological awareness 

  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into all aspects of instruction

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters


Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm with all school constituencies

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

  • Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

 

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Report to Director of Lower School

  • Actively participate in the extracurricular life of the School

  • Participate in class trips, clubs, and Winterim

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

 

The salary range for this position is $45,000-$70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off.   Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), click on About at the top of the page, click on Careers, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link View Current Job Openings, and select the Fourth Grade Lead Teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.  


Dawson School Diversity Statement

Dawson is united in nurturing a culture of belonging that embraces diversity of thought, experience, identity, and passion.

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

 

Middle School Dean

April 11, 2024 - August 1, 2024

Position Overview:

As a member of the Middle School administrative team, the middle school dean (5/6 or 7/8) works with the head of middle school to assist with the day-to-day operations of the division and to support the academic, social and emotional health and wellbeing of Middle School students Grades 5-8 while also serving as a leader for Middle School faculty by facilitating discussions, modeling professionalism, learning about best practices, and providing support and resources to colleagues. The middle school dean also serves as a secondary school counselor assisting Grade 8 families as they make the transition from Middle School to High School.

Reports to: Head of Middle School

Terms: Full-time, exempt, 11-month position

Job Responsibilities:

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

STUDENT LIFE:

  • Supports the division head with implementation of Graland’s Middle School vision to fulfill the school’s mission.

  • Works with the Middle School faculty and staff to promote a culture of community that enables social emotional learning.

  • Manages the discipline, necessary communication with families of students and impacted faculty and maintains all records related to discipline.

  • Attends weekly faculty Kid Talk meetings and Student Support Team (SST) meetings.

    • Assists SST with facilitating meetings with faculty and families to address student needs.

  • Works with the other Middle School dean to share supervisory responsibilities for:

    • chaperoning dances, socials, concerts and other grade-level performances.

    • chaperoning overnight trips.

  • Keeps the division head fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life.

  • Contributes to student leadership opportunities in the Middle School.

  • Serves as a grade-level advisor.

FAMILY RELATIONS:

  • Serves as a liaison between parents and Middle School by:

    • Facilitating grade-level back to school orientation sessions for students and families.

    • Supporting positive communications and partnerships with faculty.

    • Communicating through class pages and weekly email newsletter.

    • Hosting monthly meetings with grade-level parent representatives.

    • Attending/hosting parent informational sessions (ie: coffees, evening events).

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

  • Works with the other middle school dean to share responsibilities for:

    • Assigning faculty/staff duties.

    • Managing schedules and staffing for clubs and electives.

    • Developing assembly schedules and implementation. 

  • Works with the division head as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team to foster faculty growth as outlined in the Faculty Growth Model.

  • Attends weekly Dean and Instructional LeadershipTeam meetings and monthly All-School, Division and Team Leader meetings.

  • Assists the division head with progress report proofreading, editing, and processing.

  • Participates in the hiring process by:

    • Attending hiring fairs as needed.

    • Leading search committees as needed.

    • Sitting on hiring committees.

    • Assisting with reference calls as needed.

    • Onboarding new faculty to ensure they understand school-wide policies and protocols. 

  • Performs teaching and other administrative duties as assigned.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PROCESS:

  • Works in collaboration with the other middle school dean and division head to oversee all aspects of the secondary school placement process for Graland’s graduating eighth grade class by:

    • Building and maintaining relationships with secondary schools in the Denver-metro area.

    • Partnering with families as they engage in the secondary school process.

    • Writing student recommendations.

    • Supporting faculty as they write recommendations.

    • Hosting and coordinating secondary school informational events for secondary schools in the Denver-metro area.

ADMISSION:

  • Partners with the Admission Office to:

    • Coordinate student ambassadors to assist with tours, open houses, and campus visitors.

    • Interview student applicants with follow-up phone calls after the visit.

    • Participate on the Admission Committee.

    • Ease the assimilation of incoming students and help with the transition of new students and their families including summer onboarding. 

    • Host admission events and lead tours as needed.

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.

  • Upholds school, employee, and family confidentiality.

  • Representative for 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.

  • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.

  • Offers administrative team support after-hours and on weekends as needed. 

  • Likes to work with people and create solutions.

  • Takes on additional responsibilities to support the evolving needs of the community.

Qualifications:

The next Middle School dean at Graland Country Day School will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred;

  • Experience with Middle School students preferred;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Be an excellent relationship builder and collaborator;

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), Google Suite, and AI

  • Have an educational approach that is aligned with the Graland mission and philosophy;

  • Have passion and expertise in experiential and expeditionary learning;

  • Have the ability to see the big picture and understand logistics planning for seamless execution;

  • Possess strong organization and communication skills;

  • Offer flexibility and a problem solving approach;

  • Have the ability to motivate, support and lead others;

  • Bring a growth mindset and excitement to further the school’s vision.

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 so that they learn to value individual differences and divergent thinking. 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, Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Philosophy Statement 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 $90,000 - $105,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid time off for school holidays and school vacations, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch, access to an on-campus workout facility and opportunities based on availability for subsidized on-site child care. 


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.

(revised 04/09/2024)

HOW TO APPLY: https://jobapply.page.link/WcisN

 

3rd-5th Assistant Teacher

April 10, 2024 - April 26, 2024

Mackintosh Academy - Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th is seeking full-time Assistant Teachers for 3rd-5th Grades for the 2024-2025 academic year. Mackintosh Academy presents an exceptional opportunity to work with bright, dedicated, and creative students and colleagues in a highly innovative and naturally beautiful setting.

We seek a candidate who values the balance of intellectually challenging and creative programs with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. We take a strengths-centered approach in offering an academically strong, child-focused and differentiated curriculum to gifted and creative children.

Position Description

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works closely with the Lead Teacher to coordinate instruction using a variety of best curricular approaches including:

    Orton-Gillingham-based word study, writing & reading workshop using the Collaborative Literacy curriculum, conceptual and manipulative-based math programming via Illustrative Mathematics curriculum, inquiry-based/hands-on science, and integrated and thematic social studies.

  • Supports the coordination of IB planning and implementation via a highly collaborative relationship with other grade levels, specialist teachers, and curriculum coordinators.

  • Facilitates the social and emotional development of the students. Key components of our daily life include: morning meetings, class meetings, service and leadership opportunities, class and school-wide agreements, rituals, routines, and all-school gatherings.

  • Implements a variety of instructional and assessment methods including integrated use of educational technology, design-thinking, experiential education, and project-based learning.

  • Maintains effective communication with families, colleagues, and administration.

  • Participates fully in staff meetings and retreats.

  • Supports the overall mission of Mackintosh Academy.

Credentials / Salary / Benefits

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred. Experience in gifted education and/or International Baccalaureate programs is a plus.

  • Salary range: $44,000- $53,000 (Our scale represents teaching experience ranging from 0-10 years.)

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, life insurance, 401k/401k-Roth retirement, sick leave, and paid time off.

Application

Please send/email cover letter, resume´, statement of educational philosophy, and supporting materials to [email protected], Attn: Alice Murphy, Lower School Assistant Teacher. The application deadline for this position is April 26.

Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial and marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability. Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion among our employees, school community and beyond. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace that promotes a sense of belonging for all. We encourage you to read the school’s BeJEDI Commitment Statement on our website.

For more information about Mackintosh Academy, visit our website at mackboulder.com.

Development Officer

April 8, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Rivendell School seeks an experienced Development Officer to join our community.  At Rivendell, we believe every child and every team member is unique. We take an individualized approach to education which focuses on the progress of each child rather than on the class average.  We are a long-standing, independent, tuition funded elementary and preschool, in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Our diverse and inclusive environment is a big part of what makes the Rivendell experience so unique and enriching. At Rivendell School, we prioritize creating an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and respected. We recognize the importance of embracing diversity and engaging with multiple perspectives. Our focus is on building cultural bridges and empowering our students to develop their heads, hearts, and hands. We believe in co-responsibility, where each member of our community plays a vital role in fostering a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all. 

Rivendell provides a comprehensive package of total value: 

  • Estimated base pay will vary depending on experience / part-time / 12 months per year

  • 401k plan and potential employer match 

  • 7 PTO days/hours

  • Tuition remuneration (tuition and summer camp discounts)

  • 20 plus paid holidays

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance (effective in your 2nd month of employment)

  • Additional compensation for extended care, enrichment camp, summer camp and stipend-based opportunities

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • Life Insurance AD&D

  • Professional Development annual funding

  • HRA and/or HSA employer contribution

About the role: 

The Development Officer (DO) plays a pivotal role in advancing Rivendell's mission through diverse funding streams. The DO is the school's fundraising strategist, a leader in donor cultivation best practices and drives the implementation of all fundraising.  The position raises funds and builds donor relationships that will be used to advance Rivendell's mission and philosophy. The position manages all fundraising and advancement programs including major and planned giving, annual fund, alumni and parent engagement, and donor stewardship.

What you will be doing: 

  • Represent and demonstrate Rivendell's core values, mission and philosophy in all aspects of Development and Advancement activities.

  • Develop and execute an annual plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donor prospects at all giving levels; expanding the school’s fundraising capacity.

  • Track results and provide accurate reports on revenue generation and relevant development expenses; communicate to Board as needed.

  • Own all aspects of events related to fundraising, donar awareness, parent fundraising, etc.; also attend other school events and meetings as necessary (some outside standard school hours).

  • Works with Marketing and Communications team members to create strategic and tailored outreach to the broader Rivendell and Northern Colorado community; may include social media, print and digital materials, event promotions, advancement webpages, etc.

What we are looking for: 

  • Ability to lead successful efforts with fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations.

  • Ability to lead in a diverse environment, specifically upholding Rivendell values related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity.

  • Understanding of the independent school landscape and corresponding fundraising climate within the Northern Colorado region.

  • Understanding of prospective funding source motivations and barriers to be overcome.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive both in a team environment as well as working autonomously; capable of self-motivation and follow-through.

  • Ability to educate all stakeholders (team members, board, parents, community, etc) on the 'why and how' behind philanthropy.

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success in development, advancement and fundraising initiatives.

  • Development, advancement and fundraising experience ideally in a mission driven, independent school environment or a non-profit organization.

  • Bachelor degree not required but education preferred in communication, sales, business management or education.

Salary Range: $65,000-$81,000  12 month position 3/4 time. 

Please note this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities required of this position. For more information on Rivendell School, including how to apply, please visit https://www.rivendell-school.org/about-us/employment/ or send email to [email protected] with any questions.  Application window is anticipated to close on or around April 30th.
Rivendell School seeks a Younger Kids Elementary Teacher (Kinder/Pre-K combined) to join our community. At Rivendell, we believe every child and every team member is unique. We take an individualized approach to education which focuses on the progress of each child rather than on the class average. We are a long-standing, independent, tuition funded elementary and preschool, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Our diverse and inclusive environment is a big part of what makes the Rivendell experience so unique and enriching. At Rivendell School, we prioritize creating an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and respected. We recognize the importance of embracing diversity and engaging with multiple perspectives. Our focus is on building cultural bridges and empowering our students to develop their heads, hearts, and hands. We believe in co-responsibility, where each member of our community plays a vital role in fostering a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all.