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Teaching Fellow

January 20, 2021 - April 1, 2021

The CRMS Teaching Fellow Program offers the opportunity to become fully immersed in the three integral parts of our program:
Active, Academic and Residential.

ACTIVE: Involvement in our five-day a week Active program including:
The Sports program (kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, numerous types of skiing and snowboarding activities, etc.); The Service program (ceramics, blacksmithing, bike shop, etc.); Outdoor trips, including Wilderness Orientation (10 days), Fall Trip (5 days) and Spring Trip (7 days). Interim, a week-long immersive course of study

RESIDENTIAL: Living and working in a residential dormitory, with ongoing training in residential education. Fellows also serve on a weekend duty team nine weekends per year, facilitate a weekly restriction service crew and participate in evening dorm duties averaging two to three nights a week. Teaching Fellows also assist with several Weekend Rendezvous, which provide overnight weekend adventures for our residential students.

TEACHING: Diverse experiential teaching opportunities through the Active and Residential programs as well as self-motivated classroom observation and participation in coordination with CRMS faculty member in a specific subject area

(History, Math, Modern Languages, Science, Art, Technology, College Counseling). Teaching Fellows will also be called upon to be substitute teachers, collaborate with Learning Center and to cover study halls when necessary.

 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and CRMS Application to:

Jessica McGrath
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
500 Holden Way, Carbondale, Colorado 81623
or electronically to [email protected]

For more information, please contact the school at 970-963-2562. Position open until filled.

Salary Information: The Teaching Fellow Program is a one-year appointment. Employment begins early August 2020 and extends through early June 2021. While at CRMS, teaching fellows will receive room and board, a season ski pass to the four areas of Aspen, a $10,000 stipend and health benefits.
The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a three-summer scholarship program that prepares students for college, with an emphasis on courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and college counseling.
During five weeks each summer, [HS]2 scholars live and learn on the CRMS campus in Carbondale, Colorado. On weekdays, students attend six hours of academic classes. In the afternoons, they participate in the Active Program, which includes rock climbing, kayaking, and team sports, as well as art classes such as silversmithing, fused glass, and music. On weekends, the natural environment surrounding campus inspires exploration. This unique combination of challenging academics and outdoor activities contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each [HS]2 scholar, while the boarding experience fosters independence and responsibility.
The 2021 [HS]2 program runs June 21 to July 24, with faculty and RA/TAs arriving on campus Wednesday, June 16, and departing between July 24-26.

Resident/Teaching Assistants are the backbone of the [HS]2 program because they interact with students on every level and in every setting. [HS]2 hires Assistants for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Writing. Assistants live in a dormitory room with another assistant (sharing bathroom facilities with students). Successful Assistants have a strong academic background, are enthusiastic leaders, have a high level of stamina, are compassionate, genuinely enjoy working with high school students, and are interested in mentoring first-generation college-bound students.

Program Duration

  • Summer session lasts five weeks, beginning typically on a Monday and ending on a Saturday. This duty begins four days prior to session start.

Prerequisites

  • At least 21 years old
  • Clean driving record
  • Graduate of college with a Bachelor’s Degree (by exception, finished their Junior year in college)
  • Possess a current First Aid, CPR, AED certificate

 

Duties

  • Assist assigned teacher in the classroom M-F, up to three hours per day.  Two Assistants will support afternoon sports in lieu of classroom support
  • Foster diversity, inclusion, and social justice, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging
  • Supervise a dormitory two or three days per week (M-F), for 5.5 hours in the evening and for one hour in the morning.  Evening times include supporting students in study hall.
  • Supervise a dormitory for three weekend shifts, from Friday evening to Sunday evening
  • Proctor academic restriction/study hall on four Fridays in the evening, and five Sundays in the daytime
  • Chaperone students during off-campus activities, including an all-day trip to the Front Range on College Visit Day
  • Transport students in a 14-passenger vehicle, including driving one-way on College Visit Day and possibly driving one-way to the Denver airport on student arrival and departure days
  • Participate in an afternoon of Team Building with students at the beginning of the session
  • Attend a welcome dinner at the beginning of the session
  • Know, understand, and implement the [HS]2 Residential Handbook
  • Know, understand, and abide by the [HS]2 Employee Handbook

 

To apply, click HERE

HS2 Summer Program- Science

January 20, 2021 - April 3, 2021

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a three-summer scholarship program that prepares students for college, with an emphasis on courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and college counseling.
During five weeks each summer, [HS]2 scholars live and learn on the CRMS campus in Carbondale, Colorado. On weekdays, students attend six hours of academic classes. In the afternoons, they participate in the Active Program, which includes rock climbing, kayaking, and team sports, as well as art classes such as silversmithing, fused glass, and music. On weekends, the natural environment surrounding campus inspires exploration. This unique combination of challenging academics and outdoor activities contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each [HS]2 scholar, while the boarding experience fosters independence and responsibility.
The 2021 [HS]2 program runs June 21 to July 24, with faculty and RA/TAs arriving on campus Wednesday, June 16, and departing between July 24-26.

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School is currently hiring science  teachers for the following positions for the 2021 five-week summer session:

  • Biology - 2 Sections
  • Chemistry - 2 Sections
  • Computer Science - 1 Section

Each section of science will be taught for two hours per day, M-F for a total of 10 hours per week if teaching one section (approximately 50 hours over the course of the summer).  Applicants are encouraged to consider teaching two sections if possible.

Responsibilities also include tutoring students during study hall three evenings per week from 7:00-9:00 pm, and chaperoning one on-campus social event and one off-campus trip during the session. Teachers do not have dormitory responsibilities.

Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching subject content. Strong candidates have significant teaching experience, a mastery of science, a love of working with high school students, and an interest in mentoring first-generation college-bound students. Applicants will also be expected to foster a sense of inclusion and social justice in their work, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging. 

Established in 2007, High School High Scholar [HS]2 is a rigorous STEM-based summer enrichment program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School that supports first-generation and/or low-income minority students and prepares them to succeed in college by empowering them with STEM-based skills, a family of driven peers, and a space to see the light and power in their own voices.

For more information, contact program director Annie Oppenheim at [email protected]

This is an intense and rewarding opportunity to teach highly motivated students and to spend five weeks working and playing in the mountains, rivers, and trails surrounding Carbondale, Colorado.  Housing includes a room in a faculty dormitory with a shared bathroom. Meals are thoughtfully planned and prepared by the CRMS kitchen. Welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community. Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, click HERE.