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Director of Human Resources

January 25, 2024

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Director of Human Resources. The school community is engaged, collaborative, and committed to the healthy development and education of all its students. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the operation of human resource functions and for collaborating with the leadership team to develop a culture that enables employees to perform according to the School's mission, values, and objectives. Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, this person sets clear goals and works to enhance the school's culture, staffing initiatives, and ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines. This position oversees hiring, employee relations, benefits, leaves of absence while ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines. An integral part of this role is the ability to build relationships with faculty, staff, members of the board, and others within the community. A successful candidate will have experience as an HR Director with generalist expertise in a small/medium-sized company or a one-person HR department. 

Dawson 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.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. 

  • At least 7+ years Human Resource Management experience is required.

  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or PHR certification preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Hands-on experience administering benefit programs and complying with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.


Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's HRIS and talent management systems (Paycom). 

  • Leadership style that reflects teamwork and personal responsibility.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

  • Outstanding organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all constituent groups.

  • Absolute integrity, discretion, and confidentiality.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

  • Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning.

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits,  leaves of absence, disciplinary matters, investigations, performance management, recognition, and training and development.

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization's goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.  Develop and coordinate recruitment and retention activities and execute best hiring and talent management practices.

  • Determine training and development needs and develop programs to meet those needs.

  • Conduct research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization's human resource information system (HRIS). 

  • Investigate and follow through on formal complaints.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

  • Experience administering COBRA, ACA, EEO, Flexible Spending, 401(k), and other benefit programs in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Oversee new hire, termination, exit interviews, and benefits paperwork.

  • Monitor unemployment claims and appeal when necessary.

  • Manage worker's compensation claims to minimize losses.

  • Update Dawson Employee Handbook yearly.

  • Maintain job descriptions, performance evaluations, and compensation programs.

  • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employment relationship and promote high employee morale.

  • Supervise one part-time team member and ensure the department’s work is professional and consistent with the school’s mission and virtues.

  • Participate in Dawson community events and support faculty, staff, students, and families.

  • Seek out and participate in professional growth opportunities in independent school development.


The salary range for this position is $75,000-$100,000 and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), 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 Director of Human Resources posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls pleaseThis year-round position is available April 1, 2024, and is 100% in the office.   


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.

 

Admissions & Alumni Engagement Associate

January 25, 2024 - March 15, 2024

The High Mountain Institute seeks an Admissions & Alumni Engagement Associate, a full-time position at the school, to join our team starting winter 2024, with possible renewal in summer 2024. The Admissions & Alumni Engagement Associate is charged with overseeing and expanding the scope of alumni relations at HMI and supporting admissions, development, and communications at the school. This position is based on HMI’s campus in Leadville and is not eligible for remote work.

Position

Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade Multi-Age Classroom Teacher 

Full-time position to begin August 2024

 

Overview

Stanley British Primary School, located in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, is a progressive independent school serving 470 children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.  For 50 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. At Stanley, a child's education goes well beyond academics - our teachers and our instruction principles give children the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, creatively, socially, emotionally and physically. We asked parents, teachers, staff and students to reflect on why they chose Stanley BPS. The answers we heard reflect a place and a philosophy unlike any other in the Denver independent school landscape. Teaching and learning at Stanley goes beyond a simple education. Students here have a chance to play, to choose, to interact and to own and embrace their own 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

 

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 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 learning and actions
  • Communicating and collaborating with parents and actively involving them in the life of the classroom and of the school
  • Communicating and collaborating positively and professionally with the Stanley staff and community
  • Collaborating with co-teacher to develop curriculum, support children, communicate with families, and create an inclusive learning environment
  • Actively engaging in ongoing professional development

 

Desired Qualifications  and Background Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in Education is preferred
  • At least two years’ experience teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience and commitment to social emotional, inquiry based and student centered learning
  • Prior experience working in an independent school with a progressive educational philosophy is a significant plus.

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $54,000- $80,000 based on experience and education

The salary range listed is just one component of Stanley’s total compensation for employees. Stanley provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement, paid time off in addition to paid fall, holiday and spring breaks, paid parental leave, tuition remission and professional development.  

 

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 Apply:

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Farr

Stanley British Primary School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]

 

Interviews will start as resumes are received. We will be accepting resumes until our position is filled.

High School Spanish Teacher

January 24, 2024 - February 29, 2024

Steamboat Mountain School’s Spanish classes afford students active learning opportunities to engage with the language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is expected that the classes be taught almost entirely in the target language if not entirely in the target language. The goal of the program is to foster confident, empathetic, and global learners who strive to engage genuinely with other people and the Spanish language.

St. Mary’s Academy, located in Englewood, Colorado is Metro Denver’s premier Catholic, Independent school offering rigorous academics in its co-ed PreK-Grade 8, and all-girls High School. SMA offers a safe, yet innovative program that embraces all student backgrounds, and fosters character and moral development from Pre-Kindergarten to graduation.


SMA is a close community where faculty and staff serve as role models for the students with a mission to foster excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development and service. The qualities of a strong work ethic, desire for personal growth, and commitment to life-long learning that St. Mary’s Academy expects of students is likewise an expectation for faculty and staff.  Each day, too, is an opportunity to live the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.


SMA is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to their profession and the well-being and life of the St. Mary’s Academy community. St. Mary's Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation or religion. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: educational policies, admission policies (historically high school admission is open to women only), scholarship, and grant-in-aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs as well as employee/personnel concerns. St. Mary's Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. 



Job Description:

St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a High School Social Studies teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position reporting to the division principal, beginning in August 2024. The position consists of three teaching sections and serving as an advisor to a small group of students. Candidates should have strong academic training and possess a demonstrated ability to teach and develop a robust and innovative curriculum. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about developing and supervising a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students, with interest possibly in Model UN. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching advanced curriculum to high school students in Advanced Placement (AP). Explicit graduate training in the field of history or social sciences is preferred. 


Through regular conversations with their division principal and colleagues, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of St. Mary’s Academy that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation of the student but also the emotional, social, and spiritual development of students.  Additionally, teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic, and they find support for new ideas. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a helping hand.




Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach three 90-minute block classes;

  • Lead extracurricular activities, such as Model UN;

  • Serve as grade-level advisor;

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences that meet students’ varying needs;

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;

  • Use relevant technology to support instruction;

  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback on work to allow students to grow in their educational abilities;

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development, and prepare required reports on students and activities;

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing appropriate rules and procedures;

  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as social events, sporting events, clubs, overnight trips, community service, and other school community activities;

  • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings;

  • Communicate regularly with students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs;

  • Keep updated with developments in the subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities;

  • Other tasks as assigned;

  • Adhere to and support the mission of St. Mary’s Academy.


All teachers are also responsible for a variety of duties and tasks throughout the day; the principal will make these assignments and share them with the faculty.  These tasks and assignments change as the needs of the community are determined.  


Qualifications/Requirements:

Education and qualifications should include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or a related area

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • An understanding of and appreciation for the developmental needs of young adolescents

  • Willingness to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues and parents

  • Commitment to employing a positive, growth mindset to teaching

  • A sense of resonance with St. Mary’s Academy’s mission and Loretto values

  • Respect for all faith perspectives

 

Salary/Benefits:

The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $50,000.00 - $68,000.00. St. Mary’s Academy provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance, retirement, paid time off, tuition remission, and opportunities for professional development.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to Lyndal Brookhart, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. No calls, please.

 

Teacher in Residence

January 24, 2024

The SMS Teacher-In-Residence is an experiential program meant for early career teachers and recent college graduates who are interested in working at independent schools. Teachers in Residence both learn and teach in our academic, outdoor, and boarding programs. Each teacher is paired with an expert mentor, instructs in our outdoor programming, and works with the boarding students on campus. The SMS Teacher-In-Residence program lasts for 10 months, and includes a room in the faculty dorm and many meals served in the US dining hall based on the US daily schedule.

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a full-time Middle School Learning Specialist for the 2024-25 school year.  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. 


Personal and Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Masters in Reading, Education or Special Education preferred. 

  • Teaching credential in SPED preferred.

  • Experience working with students who have a variety of learning differences

  • Extensive understanding of current trends and best practices in the realms of neuroscience and learning support

  • Experience working as a learning or reading specialist in an educational setting

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Ability to advocate for students and the school

  • Attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Effective time management skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google systems (drive, sheets, documents)


Job Duties:

  • Work directly with teachers to evaluate strategies for supporting students and identifying students who may need additional diagnostic testing for learning differences

  • Interpret testing and design Individual Learning Plans to be implemented by classroom teachers

  • Create and maintain the school’s electronic learning profile system and learning support plans for each student who needs additional support. This includes regularly updating student files with information on effective strategies, testing/assessments, reports received, notes on meetings with parents, and classroom accommodations.

  • Train faculty to identify and address the strengths and challenges of all their students

  • Identify training and resources for faculty to enhance their ability to work with many different learning styles

  • Train and support advisors as coaches to students with particular needs

  • Develop a culture of empowerment, support, and responsibility among students, faculty, and families with respect to student learning 

  • Work with students and families to qualify for appropriate accommodations on standardized tests

  • Work closely with divisional student support teams on campus to provide necessary services for students and families

  • Collaborate with the learning support team around K-12 learning support initiatives

  • Maintain a list of outside support specialists including tutors, educational therapists, psychologists/psychiatrists, and provide information to families as needed

  • Remain current with research in areas related to learning support

  • Potentially teach one section of English during the ‘24-25 school year. 

  • Lead a Plus One activity that complements the student experience through a club or co-curricular activity.

  • Participate in Middle School trips and Winterim and attend Middle School faculty meetings


The salary range for this full-time position is $50,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k) 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 Middle School Learning Specialist 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.

 

Teaching Fellow

January 22, 2024

Position

K-8 Teaching Fellows

Full-time position to begin August 2024

Overview

Stanley British Primary School, located in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, is a progressive independent school serving 470 children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.  For 50 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. At Stanley, a child's education goes well beyond academics - our teachers and our instruction principles give children the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, creatively, socially, emotionally and physically. We asked parents, teachers, staff and students to reflect on why they chose Stanley BPS. The answers we heard reflect a place and a philosophy unlike any other in the Denver independent school landscape. Teaching and learning at Stanley goes beyond a simple education. Students here have a chance to play, to choose, to interact and to own and embrace their own 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

In this position, the Teaching Fellow will work alongside a master teacher to:

  • Inspire and educate children to develop to their full potential – socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and creatively
  • Create a safe, supportive, mutually respectful classroom community that values the distinct contributions and abilities of each child
  • Implement integrated, meaningful, developmentally-appropriate curricula in which students can explore and experiment through first-hand experiences
  • Create opportunities for students to know themselves, to make good choices, and take responsibility for their own learning and actions

In addition, Teaching Fellows:

  • Engage in 2.5 hours/wk of coursework with Head of British Primary Teaching and Learning
  • Receive support and feedback from an advisor
  • Actively engage in ongoing professional development
  • Communicate and collaborate positively and professionally with the Stanley staff and communit
Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Salary and Benefits

Compensation is $28,000

The salary listed is just one component of Stanley’s total compensation for employees. Stanley provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, paid time off in addition to paid fall, holiday and spring breaks and professional development.   Affordable housing options on campus, if available.

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.

For more Information about our Teacher Preparation Program, please go to:

https://www.stanleybps.org/Page/39

To Apply:

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Farr

Stanley British Primary School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]

In your cover letter, please express why you are interested in becoming a teacher and learning at Stanley British Primary School.

Interviews will start as resumes are received. We will be accepting resumes until our position is filled.

First Grade Teacher

January 21, 2024 - May 1, 2024

The Denver Waldorf School is looking for a Waldorf-trained Class Teacher to begin in the 2024-25 school year. This teacher will move with the class through 4th grade, looping back to 1st grade. TDWS is a friendly and lively urban preK-12 school with 300 students located in Denver, Colorado with the splendor of the Rocky Mountains just a short trip away. Founded in 1974, we are a fully accredited full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf Early Childhood Association and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.

High School Math Teacher

January 18, 2024

St. Mary’s Academy Overview:

St. Mary’s Academy, located in Englewood, Colorado is Metro Denver’s premier Catholic, Independent school offering rigorous academics in its co-ed PreK-Grade 8, and all-girls High School. SMA offers a safe, yet innovative program that embraces all student backgrounds, and fosters character and moral development from Pre-Kindergarten to graduation.


SMA is a close community where faculty and staff serve as role models for the students with a mission to foster excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development and service. The qualities of a strong work ethic, desire for personal growth, and commitment to life-long learning that St. Mary’s Academy expects of students is likewise an expectation for faculty and staff.  Each day, too, is an opportunity to live the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.


SMA is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to their profession and the well-being and life of the St. Mary’s Academy community. St. Mary's Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation or religion. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: educational policies, admission policies (historically high school admission is open to women only), scholarship, and grant-in-aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs as well as employee/personnel concerns. St. Mary's Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 


Job Description:

St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a High School Math Teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position reporting to the division principal, beginning in August 2024. The ideal candidate can teach a range of levels through Advanced Placement Calculus and/or Advanced Placement Computer Science. The position is responsible to: teach three 90-minute block classes per semester, serve as a grade level advisor and club sponsor, staff and oversee weekly math lab, and attend in-school activities. 


Through regular conversations with their division principal and colleagues, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of SMA that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation of the student, but also the emotional, social and spiritual development of students. Additionally, teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic and they find support for new ideas. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a helping hand.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences;

  • Develop schemes of work and lesson plans;

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;

  • Prepare classroom for class activities;

  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;

  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs;

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment;