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At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Cook & Kitchen Manager

March 29, 2021 - May 28, 2021

The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Cook & Kitchen Manager, a full-time year round position including responsibilities in the areas of: on-campus food service, expedition rationing, menu planning, food ordering, budgeting, training others, and kitchen curriculum development. 

About the High Mountain Institute

HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating adolescents to be good students and good adults. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. In addition to a high school semester, HMI also offers a summer term for high school students, a gap semester for 18-22 year olds, and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

Position Details:

  • Oversee all HMI food service and expedition rationing

  • Cook meals and food ordering

  • Plan creative menus including dietary restrictions 

  • Train faculty, staff, and apprentices

  • Teach students to plan and cook

  • Intensive on then off schedule

  • Oversee health code compliance

  • Manage entire food budget

  • Oversee general nutrition

  • Provide varied and healthy meals

  • Health Insurance provided

  • Retirement benefits (TIAA-CREF) after 1 year

  • Starting salary $35,000 - $45,000 DOE

  • Start date: May 2021

Minimum Qualifications: 3-5 years of prior food service experience, experience supervising others in a food service setting, and experience cooking for large groups.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Inspired by HMI Mission 

  • Highly motivated & organized individual with prior relevant experience

  • Significant prior experience with providing healthy, nutritious, and alternative meals

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Budgeting experience

  • Experience with, and passion for, diverse and interesting foods

  • Teaching experience, culinary curriculum development

  • Prior experience in rationing for backcountry expeditions

  • Computer Skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Windows)

  • Passion for the outdoors, working with teenagers, and local community involvement

How to Apply: After reviewing the minimum qualifications and the HMI website (www.hminet.org), please submit the following two items as soon as possible electronically as Adobe Acrobat "pdf" files:

  • 1-2 page Cover Letter 

  • 1-page Resume with listing of 3-5 references

Please submit the above items via email to Em Ducharme, Administrative Coordinator & Registrar, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. Your application will not be complete without all three of these items. We will begin our initial review of applications immediately and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. After an initial review, HMI may solicit further information from some candidates. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview. HMI is committed to taking the time to review candidates carefully and will not fill the position until an ideal candidate is found. 

Correspondence via e-mail is preferred. The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

HMI’s Diversity Statement: 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.

 

Summer Camp Teachers and Assistants

March 23, 2021 - April 13, 2021

The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is looking for Teachers and Assistants to support the Summer Camp program in grades 1-7. The ideal candidates for these positions will have a strong love of working with children and teaching or camp counselor experience.

Upper School Counselor (part-time)

March 22, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional part-time Upper School Counselor (approx. 20-30 hours per week) starting August 1, 2021. Previous school counseling experience 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 Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in counseling preferred

  • 3+ years counseling experience with teens, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of child welfare mandates, including reporting and follow up procedures

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • 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 for work 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


Duties

  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Teach two sections of 9th grade Human Development course

  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to Upper School students

  • Participate in class trips, clubs, or Winterim expeditions

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School


The salary range for this position is $25,000-40,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience, relevant skills, and hours worked. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off. Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the US Counselor posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. This position is available for the 2021-2022 school year.


No phone calls, please.  Visit: www.dawsonschool.org.

 

MS/US Vocal Music Teacher

March 22, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional vocal music teacher for our Middle and Upper School starting August 1, 2021. 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 Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in music education or a related field is required

  • 3+ years teaching experience required

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • 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 for work 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


Duties

  • Report to Director of Middle School or Director of Upper School

  • Teach vocal music, assist with Upper School musical, and lead Lost Keys acapella group.

  • Actively participate in the extracurricular life of the School as a coach and/or club supervisor

  • Serve as Advisor

  • Participate in class trips, clubs, and Winterim expeditions

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School


The salary range for this position is $45,000-70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience hours worked, and relevant skills. This position is either full time or almost full time (75%) depending on exact job duties. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off. Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the MS/US Vocal Music faculty posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. This position is available for the 2021-2022 school year.


No phone calls, please.  Visit: www.dawsonschool.org.

 
CA seeks an energetic and creative, physics and computer science teacher to join collegial and innovative departments as a full-time member effective August 2021. A full-time position consists of two sections of physics, two sections of computer science and an advisory.

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

JOB DESCRIPTION

EVERGREEN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

 

 

REPORTS TO:

Head of The Pre-School (The “Nest”)

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working closely with the Head of The Nest and teach a full-day program for Early Childhood aged children each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

• A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field is required.

• Must be Early Childhood Teacher Qualified.

Classroom experience teaching at the early childhood level.

• Demonstrated passion for early childhood/early elementary education.

• Experience in developing curriculum for early elementary students

Ability to integrate technology, use innovative curricula, and employ best pedagogical practices.

• Understanding of the developmental needs of early learners.

Ability to differentiate instruction when necessary to reach all levels of learners.

Collaborative spirit in developing curricula and teaching methods.

Flexibility, optimism, creativity, high expectations, and a growth mindset.

Enthusiastic involvement in the school community outside the classroom.

Proven positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and families.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Passion for the uniqueness of early learners.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS REQUIRED:

 

Support the school, its mission, and its leadership

Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of The Nest

Third grade teacher

March 17, 2021 - April 23, 2021

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional third grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Previous classroom experience and a bachelor’s degree is required. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.  We are committed to excellence of mind, body, and character and to the support of students’ efforts to reach their individual potential, meet the challenges of the world, and savor life.

Professional Qualifications

  • K-5 classroom teaching experience

  • Experience with the Responsive Classroom framework is preferred

  • Experience teaching Math via small groups and with concrete manipulatives

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills

  • Training in the Orton Gillingham approach and/or other multisensory literacy instruction methods is preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 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 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

  • Kind, joyful, and positive demeanor

  • Willingness to grow and learn

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 go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the 3rd grade teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. 


No phone calls please.  Visit: www.dawsonschool.org

History Faculty

March 17, 2021

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

 

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:

  • Stay current with trends in History 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 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
  • 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:  $35,000 - $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]

 

The Science Teacher at Friends School is responsible for working with the teachers and students in fourth through eight grade. They are responsible for the science instruction of the children, developing curriculum, and fostering experiential learning. In addition, they care for and maintain the science equipment and lab spaces. The Science Teacher is responsible for cultivating a community of learners in the classroom who respect and care for one another. The Science Teacher works collaboratively with the classroom and specialist teachers and administrators, and participates fully in the life of the school.