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History Faculty

November 22, 2021 - January 31, 2022

*2022-2023*

 

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 History department, and is responsible for teaching History classes to students in 9-12 grade. 

 

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections of history.
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the History department with a focus on inspired and hands-on teaching.
  • In collaboration with the department chair and other faculty maintain an up-to-date scope and sequence document for the History department and work to stay current with and utilize history-centered best practices.

 

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 develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Stay current with trends in History education, and best practices centered on project-based learning with emphasis on inquiry and student-driven learning.
  • 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 and collaboratively, 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 History; 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:  $36,000 - $42,000 depending on experience and degrees

 

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]

 

 

 

Assistant Director of College Counseling

November 22, 2021 - January 31, 2022

*2022-2023*

 

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 is a full-time, 10-month faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. The Assistant Director counsels students and families through all stages of the college process. Responsibilities include:  assisting students with the formulation of appropriate college lists, guiding students through the writing and editing of application essays, managing records in Common App and SCOIR, educating parents, faculty and other constituents about recent trends in college admission, delivering appropriate curriculum to sophomores, juniors and seniors, developing relationships with college admission personnel, advocating for students throughout the process, and building knowledge of colleges and universities. 

 

General Duties:

  • Serve as professional support to the Director of College Counseling
  • Under supervision of the Director:
    • Counsel students and their families on the importance, objectives and process of the college application, and assist them with use of appropriate technology resources such as SCOIR, the Common Application, FAFSA, and the CSS Profile.
    • Maintain effective contacts with the admission offices of a wide range of colleges and universities of interest to FVS students, and maintain current knowledge of trends in the profession.
    • Advance the application process of individual students by writing effective letters of recommendation, maintaining appropriate contact with college admission officers, and by overseeing the work of other recommenders.
  • With others:
    • In collaboration with the Assistant to the Director, responsible for assisting students in the mechanics of the college application process.
    • Assist the Office of Communications in producing and evaluating publications, profiles and promotional materials.
    • Collaborate with the Deans Office in sponsoring joint activities, workshops and publications for students and parents.
    • Maintain office statistics and records in Common App and SCOIR.
  • Regularly inform faculty of trends in admissions.
  • Solicit faculty assistance in responding to the college/university interests of individual students.
  • Regularly evaluate and revise marketing and application strategies. 

 

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 student 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 develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • 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 in a related discipline required; advanced degree and experience working in a selective college admissions office or previous college counseling experience preferred.  Working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment is preferred. 

 

Salary Range:  $50,000 - $60,000 dependent upon experience

 

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. 

 

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]

 

 

 

Studio Art Faculty

November 22, 2021 - January 31, 2022

*2022-2023*

 

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 Fine Arts department, and is responsible for teaching studio art classes to students in 9-12 grade. 

 

General Duties:

  • Teach four sections of studio art with a focus on 2D work.  This may include but is not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and mixed media.
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the Fine Arts department with a focus on inspired and hands-on teaching.
  • In collaboration with the department chair and other faculty maintain an up-to-date scope and sequence document for the Fine Arts 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 develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Stay current with trends in art education.
  • 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 Studio Art; 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:  $36,000 - $42,000 depending on experience and degrees

 

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]

 

 

CRMS has worked intentionally to develop a greater sense of inclusion into our learning community. As a school that values the importance of experiential education, it is also our goal to provide access for all youth to our unique, progressive model of education that draws upon the transformative power of the outdoors. With the aspiration of leading in this space, we are excited to announce an inaugural position for a Director of Community, Engagement, and Belonging.

 

This position works directly and indirectly with the students who identify as diverse members of the community including international students, students of color, and student populations that are traditionally underserved, under-represented, or discriminated against.  This position also involves direct engagement with students while teaching in the academic, active, and residential life programs. 


The Director of Community, Engagement and Belonging reports to the Head of School and is a member of the school’s executive team. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Shape a new and aspirational position guided by our strategic work developed through the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice task force and Future Path Committee.

  • Model, mentor, and train administrators and school leaders (students and faculty) to support a vision for progressive learning in an inclusive community.

  • Work in partnership with the education team and the director of the (HS)2 program to create and implement a mission-aligned vision for community experiences related to diversity, equity, and engagement, and to develop a communication strategy around that vision.

  • Collaborate with the school administrators to ensure that the school’s academic, active, and residential curricula and instruction delivers culturally responsive pedagogy and communication.

  • Maintain a presence in the broader independent school community to ensure continued professional development and wellness.


Additional duties as a member of the teaching faculty and administrative team include:

  • Teach an academic class or support program

  • Instruct active program curriculum including trips, mountain sports, arts or service work

  • Support boarding students as a dorm parent in the evening and weekend residential program 

  • Mentor a group of students as an advisor

  • Work in the five-week HS2 summer program

  • Take on other duties as needed

  • Execute all duties in a timely and professional manner


Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong oral and written communication skills

  • A strong understanding of and advocate for teenagers

  • Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work preferred

  • Experience and/or interest in outdoor programming and supporting access for non-experienced students 

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Capacity to facilitate conversations and mediate conflict

  • Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies

  • Ability to embrace ambiguity and opportunities for this inaugural position



Compensation package: Salary and benefits are commensurate with other Colorado boarding schools. Housing included. Salary range: $40,000-$50,000 plus Benefits


To apply: Please complete the CRMS Employment application along with a resume and cover letter and send via email to [email protected] CRMS is an equal opportunity employer.

Science Faculty

November 22, 2021 - January 31, 2022

*2022-2023*

 

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 science department, and is responsible for teaching four science classes.

 

General Duties:

  • Teach four science sections, which may include a combination of biology, chemistry and semester electives.
  • Serve as a collaborative team member of the Science Department with a focus on inspired and hands-on teaching.
  • In collaboration with the department chair and other faculty maintain an up-to-date scope and sequence document for the science department and work to stay current with and utilize science-centered best practices.

 

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 develop a constructive, learning-centered teacher/student rapport with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • 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 in biological science or a related field required; advanced degree and experience with classroom teaching and working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.

 

Working Conditions

  • Environment: 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 events will be required.
  • Working relationships: students, parents, outside vendors, and all other employees.  

 

Salary Range:  $36,000 - $42,000 depending on experience and degrees

 

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]

 

 

K-8 Administrative Coordinator

November 19, 2021

Position:                     K-8 Administrative Coordinator

Reports to:                 Heads of grade-level divisions K-1-2, 3-4-5 and Middle School

Direct reports:           None

Contract Terms:        Full-time exempt, 12-month position, starting January, 2022

 

Purpose of the Position and Overview: The K-8 administrative coordinator works with the grade-level division heads of K-1-2, 3-4-5 and Middle School to support the administrative and logistical needs of the K-8 program and the K-8 teaching team. The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support for division heads and the K-8 team that aligns with our British Primary philosophy, mission, vision and values and that embodies our 7 Goals for Learners:

  1. Self-Awareness – self-advocacy and confidence in one’s beliefs and abilities.
  2. Collaboration – working with and striving to understand others, including cooperation, communication and empathy.
  3. Respect – as well as appreciation, for one’s role as a responsible community member.
  4. Curiosity – including creativity, risk-taking and ability to think anew.
  5. Perseverance – finding success through hard work and internal motivation.
  6. Academic Resourcefulness – problem-solving, critical thinking, applying skills and concepts.
  7. Joyful, Lifelong Learning – finding fulfillment in pursuing one’s passions.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Educational Program Support – K-5

  • Manage DIBELS and Aims data bases.
  • Coordinate testing schedules, materials and other logistics for the 3-4-5 division.
  • Coordinate tutors – DPS and private – at the direction of division heads and coordinate all communication and logistics in partnership with the executive assistant to the head of school for space assignments and schedules.
  • Support with student progress reports and ongoing maintenance of files.
  • Organize 3rd grade placement forms.
  • Coordinate the Academic Club After School Program - scheduling,, communications and logistics in partnership with executive assistant to the head of school and division heads
  • Provide logistical and organizational support for K-5 programs such as 2nd and 5th grade continuations.

Educational Program Support – Middle School

  • Coordinate all middle school testing schedules, reports, materials and other logistics. Collaborate with the Learning Resource Team to support students needing any accommodations.
  • Support with student progress reports and interface with the registrar’s office on report distribution, as needed.
  • Support with high school application processes and interface with the registrar's office, as needed.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the middle school trips program, including collaborating with the student health coordinator on waivers, scheduling medical trainings, record keeping and general support to trip leaders.
  • Coordinate and oversee all 8th grade Graduation activities, including the rose ceremony, graduation dinner and graduation ceremony.  Help recruit and supervise parent volunteers to assist with these events.
  • Support the middle school head with scheduling, special programming and assemblies, as needed.

Administrative Support K-8

  • Support the email and communications needs of division heads and division teaching teams through school database and web-based communications systems.
  • Organize K-8 parent coffees with direction from division heads.
  • Support with logistics, materials and general organization of K-8 back-to-school nights.
  • Support with logistics and general organization of division-level special events, such as 2nd-grade transition night and 6th-grade transition night.
  • Organize K-8 school portraits in the fall and class photos in the spring. Support K-8 division heads and parents with communication and scheduling. Hang the “Wall of Honor” each spring in the main lobby.
  • Maintain up-to-date position descriptions for all K-8 team members and update in business office in February each year.
  • Assist division heads, as needed, with thank-you notes, staff celebrations and other special occasions.
  • Assist in creating and posting open positions. Collaborate with division heads and Director of Operations, as needed, on reviewing resumes, following up with candidates and setting interview schedules, as needed.
  • Maintain a database of all applicants.
  • Recruit, screen and manage the roster of substitute teachers for all K-8 teaching needs, and coordinate with the business office, as needed, to ensure paperwork is in order for all substitute teachers working at Stanley. Assist teachers in finding and scheduling substitutes.

Qualifications

  • A bachelors’ degree and two years of administrative experience, preferably in an independent school setting.
  • A passion for school-aged children and for supporting teachers.
  • Computer literate with a high level of experience in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and all aspects of Google Suite is essential.
  • School database experience is preferred - Blackbaud in particular is an asset
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and tasks at the same time. Comfortable taking direction from more than one supervisor.
  • Strong written and oral communication and an ease with a diverse range of students, staff and parents. A commitment to culturally competent interpersonal relationships is key.
  • Flexible, resourceful and collaborative, and able to self-start and take initiative.

Compensation

This is a full time, 12 month exempt administrative position.  Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications and will be offered in the range of $50,000-60,000.

 

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, please submit the following:

1.    Letter of interest

2.    Resume

3.    List of 3-5 professional references

 

Submit to: Susan Farr, Executive Assistant to the Head of School [email protected]

21-22 Middle School MYP Math

November 16, 2021

International School of Denver is an independent school that teaches the curricula and fulfills the highest educational standards of the United States, China, France and Spain by offering early immersion bilingual international education, accredited by participating governments, in order to prepare its students to thrive in a diverse and competitive global society. The middle school is accredited as a prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Staff and Faculty members are the cornerstone of our school. In addition to driving the school’s operations, they must also be living examples of the school’s values

Long-Term Substitute Math Teacher

November 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 529 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a long-term substitute math teacher for middle school.  This position will be available around February 1, 2022 and runs through May 31, 2022


The 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. The School is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.  


What We Require

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

  • 1 to 3 years of teaching experience

  • 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

What you will need

  • A current resume, references,  and a cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position 

  • 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

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Follow lesson plans and instructions designed by absent teacher

  • Supervise school or student activities 

  • Enforce school and class rules to maintain order in the classroom

  • Operate equipment such as computers or audiovisual aids to supplement presentations

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

  • Report to the Director of the Middle School

The compensation for this position is $150.00 per day. This temporary position is not eligible for benefits.  Free lunch is provided.  Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, find Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Long-term Middle School Math Substitute Teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. 

 

Extended Day Program Associate

November 12, 2021 - December 10, 2021

The Extended Day Program (EDP) Associate provides operational support for after-school, extended day programming serving the Lower School at St. Mary’s Academy. This part-time position requires proper certifications, experience working with school age children, and effective communication with parents, teachers, and students

Montessori School of Denver seeking Lower Elementary Teacher

November 11, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Montessori School of Denver (MSD), located in beautiful Colorado, is currently seeking a Montessori Certified Lower Elementary Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, with a mid year start.