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5-8th Grade Learning Specialist

January 4, 2021 - June 1, 2021

Mackintosh Academy - Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th, is seeking a full time 5-8th Grade Learning Specialist for the second half of the 2020 – 2021 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. 

The primary goal of the Learning Specialist will be to ensure that Mackintosh Academy – Boulder appropriately identifies and supports students who may have additional learning needs that require an extra level of support. This person will provide supports and interventions as needed to individual students and groups of students based on developmentally appropriate and research based practices. This person will also support the school's faculty to equip them in supporting the needs of various learners. The Learning Specialist will interface with faculty, parents, and independent contractors on behalf of students who require specialized academic instruction (including advanced learners). 

Position includes, but may not be limited to: 

  • Lead the process for identifying, monitoring, and remediating individual student learning needs in conjunction with homeroom teachers, families, outside providers, and/or administrators. 
  • Completing student observations or assessments as needed or when requested by homeroom teachers or other concerned parties for the purpose of evaluating targeted learning needs and creating plans of support. 
  • Work with teachers, families, and outside supports to make and/or facilitate and track plans to support identified student needs. 
  • Meet with individuals and/or small groups of students (primarily 5-8th) for academic support and intervention in all areas of learning including: literacy, math, etc. 
  • Support students with the development of executive functioning skills. 
  • Support 5-8th faculty with developmentally appropriate strategies and resources for meeting the needs of various learners who may be facing academic challenges. 
  • In conjunction with the homeroom teacher and/or administrators make appropriate recommendations for outside student support when needed. 
  • When outside testing is submitted to the school, support staff with implementing appropriate accommodations as appropriate to your role. 
  • Offer occasional faculty and parent educational programs or trainings as possible. 

 Credentials and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred. Knowledge of gifted children a plus. 
  • Applicants must have a strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as attention and executive functioning challenges. 
  • Desirable candidates will also know about intervention, assessments, and be current on the general teaching pedagogy of reading, writing, and mathematics. 

Application: 

Please send/email cover letter, resumé, statement of educational philosophy, and supporting materials to: 

JJ Morrow, Head of School 
Mackintosh Academy, Boulder 
6717 South Boulder Road 
Boulder, CO 80303 
Please no phone calls 
For more information about Mackintosh Academy, visit our Website: http://www.mackboulder.com 
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, 
socioeconomic status, or disability. Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is committed to fostering justice,

The High Mountain Institute has an anticipated opening for a Humanities Teacher, a full-time position in the HMI Semester. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of Literature of the Natural World, one section of US History, leading wilderness expeditions, and participating in residential life duties.  

About the High Mountain Institute: HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org

Position Responsibilities: 

-Teach 2 sections of English and 1 section of U.S. history each semester  

-Co-lead wilderness expeditions in the Rocky Mountains and the canyons of southern Utah (7 weeks per year) 

-Participate in daily and weekly residential life responsibilities 

-Mentor an English or history apprentice each semester 

-Advise 4-6 students each semester 

-Live in on-campus housing (as available)

Position Benefits: 

-Health, dental, and vision benefits 

-4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year 

-Summer vacation, early June to mid-August 

-Wilderness leadership training opportunities 

-Annual professional development opportunities 

-Competitive salary, dependent on experience 

-On-campus housing possible

Qualifications: BA or higher, willingness to acquire and maintain current WFR & CPR certifications, prior English and/or history teaching experience, prior experience in wilderness settings, enthusiasm  for working with teenagers in a residential setting, criminal and driving background check required. 

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Em Ducharme, Administrative Coordinator for the HMI Semester, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. We will review applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.  

The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.

 

Communications Manager

December 29, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Graland seeks an exceptional candidate to join the school’s marketing and communications team. The position's primary responsibility is developing content for the school’s internal and external communications. Content produced will support the school’s strategic institutional priorities, including enrollment, fundraising, and increasing the engagement of various constituencies and stakeholders. Candidates must have experience writing for a variety of media, each designed to reach varying audiences, including digital and print publications, newsletters, e-blasts and other digital marketing and web content. The ideal candidate thrives on being part of a community and working on a team. We seek an adaptable, detail-oriented, innovative self-starter. 

Reports to:  Director of Marketing and Communications

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.

Content Marketing

  • Develop and execute an overall content strategy and content marketing plan for various school audiences across different mediums. Plan and manage the content calendar. 

  • Act as editor, writer and producer for numerous school-wide communications including weekly and monthly e-newsletters, all school emails, the school magazine and numerous annual publications.

    • As the “campus reporter,” connect with faculty to seek out stories, propose ideas, inquire and uncover what is happening with students and learning.

    • Visit classroom lessons and school events to gather written and photo/video content.

    • Prepare content for digital distribution via CMS and email platform, and/or collaborate with the designer for print layout. 

  • Daily management of social media platforms, including crafting engaging content, monitoring posts, developing social media campaigns and identifying goals and performance metrics.

  • Produce and approve web content and on-going updates to the external and internal school website. 

  • Develop approaches and resulting communications for integrated marketing campaigns to support major school initiatives.

  • Partner with the Director of Marketing and Communications in media relations, proactively pitching stories to appropriate media outlets and responding to media inquiries.

School Communications Support

  • Provide support for communications from other areas within the school. Ensure all communications uphold the school’s mission, values and brand proposition and adhere to writing standards. May include drafting, proofreading, editing and/or publishing written communications or presentations. 

    • Collaborate with the development and admission departments on strategic communications targeted to their respective audiences (ie: prospects, donors, alumni, friends).

    • Assist cross-functional departments including school administration, business teams, board of trustees and instructional members with content and distribution of messages. 

    • Serve as communications consultant and liaison to the Graland Parent Association (GPA).

    • Assist with crisis communications, drafting content for communications. Requires availability outside of business hours as needed, for prompt response and/or delivering communications.

Community Involvement and Growth

  • Seek professional development opportunities to stay current on industry trends, identify improved tools and generate new ideas. Engage in equity and inclusivity training as part of a school-wide initiative.

  • Actively participate in the school community helping to enrich student learning and experiences, as well as taking on duties to support daily operations.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Team Player

  • Work closely within the three-person marketing / communications team.

  • Service-minded, fulfilling internal and external customer needs, while cultivating meaningful professional relationships with cross functional teams and faculty. 

  • A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who…

    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences

    • Provides a safe environment for students

    • 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.



Qualifications:

4-7 years of experience in a communications position with management of print, digital and social media.

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field.

Experience with content management systems and email platforms. Ability to use: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Blackbaud Website CMS, Blackbaud Pushpage email software, Constant Contact, Asana, BrightArrow texting platform, Photoshop (basic).

Moderate skills in using digital SLR camera. Basic video editing preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, exhibiting strong grammatical knowledge and AP style. 

Creative mind that can ideate new ways to engage the community and implement new ideas.

Resilience to successfully manage self and others through multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Flexibility to adapt plans as needed.

Ability to work autonomously with limited direction, while using intuition and experience to identify and escalate items that might have a larger cross functional impact.

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 volunteers.

Ability to maintain confidential information.

On-campus position. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed. 


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

How to Apply

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

 

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