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The Colorado Springs School, a PreK-12th-grade school of approximately 300 students and 55 faculty/staff. Founded over fifty years ago, The Colorado Springs School offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.

CSS prides itself on high student engagement, and its teachers are known for their ability to bring learning to life with project-based units, real-world connections, and student-centered classrooms. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to serve as class and club sponsors, student advisors, PLC contributors, and seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.

The school is situated on one campus. Children’s School teachers (PreK-5) work in self-contained classrooms of approximately 18 students each and are responsible for creating a community of learners in which children develop the skills of self-advocacy and resilience while demonstrating empathy and compassion for others. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess outdoor education experiences, language arts, math, science and social studies curricula and work in collaboration with specialists in physical education, drama, Spanish, music, and art. They utilize technology to develop integrated units of inquiry. Classroom teachers also serve as important resources for parents, helping them understand the school’s educational philosophy and children’s developmental needs.

Open Positions

Kindergarten Teacher

Posting Date: August 31, 2018
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Description: The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. The School is experiencing growth and demand among families with a specific interest in its elementary school grades. As a result, the School is currently seeking an experienced kindergarten teacher who is ready to provide daily instruction, supervision, and support in language arts.

The individual selected for this role will report directly to the Director of the Children’s School and will fulfill all duties that will include, but are not limited to:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Co-teach with experienced Orton-Gillingham trained teacher with considerable emphasis on growth and development in language arts
  • Create and support a positive, mission-appropriate climate suitable for kindergarten students
  • Apply basic tenets of RULER (social-emotional awareness) and other CSS approved methodologies in the supervision and teaching of children. This may require attending some professional development opportunities in the opening week of school and throughout the school year.

Qualifications & Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (preferred) in elementary education from an accredited college or university
  • 2+ years of experience teaching language arts in an early elementary school setting
  • Strong understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development

Personal Qualities:

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with families and colleagues
  • Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, student-centered learning, and technology
  • Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety
  • Enjoy building relationships with students and their families
  • Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture PreK full-day students during the afternoon

How to Apply: Interested parties can submit a resume and cover letter to Sam Gaudet (hr@css.org)

Director of Community Engagement

Posting Date: July 26, 2018
Position: Director of Community Engagement

Description:  To strategically manage The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising and communications/marketing as we grow our Advancement and Communications team.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively cultivate relationships with parents, students, faculty/staff, alumni, grandparents and past parents for the purpose of advancing the school’s mission, network, and fundraising capacity.
  • Strategically work with the Director of Advancement and Communications to advance goals of the department. Work closely and collaboratively with Fundraising and Communications Assistant.
  • Plan and implement a successful Annual Fund campaign. Manage fundraising mailings and solicitations: including list pulls, mail merges, printed materials, coordination with printer on collateral material, ordering stationery, adhering to postage guidelines.
  • Serve as the lead staff contact for the gala and work closely with gala volunteers to execute all levels of the event and auction, including promotions, online bidding, inventory, and event logistics, charitable messaging, and tax acknowledgments.
  • Manage advancement events and collaborate with volunteers (e.g. Gala, Receptions, Donor Recognition events, Parents Association events, and Alumni events).
  • Coordinate the implementation of the school’s day-to-day communication and marketing strategy, including marketing, advertising, social media, and public relations.  
  • Execute communication elements for varied audiences and messages (e.g. Annual Fund appeals, electronic newsletter (ROAR, Alumni News) and eblasts, social media posts, website updates and blog posts, videos, and other needed collateral, etc.).
  • Prepare institutional surveys for accreditation, feedback, and improvement purposes.
  • Contribute and collect images of key school experiences for photography library and social media.
  • Work with external agencies and vendors as needed (e.g. graphic designers, printers, web designers, photographers, clothing companies, media agencies, catering companies, event venues, etc.)
  • Apply style guidelines, branding, and key messaging across all collateral materials and opportunities.
  • Click here for a complete job description and list of necessary qualities and requirements.

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 with benefits (health, disability, retirement and tuition remission)
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: arunte@css.org

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: 
Fundraising and Communications Assistant (Temporary; Short-term: September - December 31, 2018)
Description:  To support The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising and communications/marketing initiatives.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Annual Fund with Raiser’s Edge database coordinator in the preparation of mailings, merges, processing gifts, acknowledgments and tracking goals.
  • Curate photos, pictures, and videos to create and schedule social media posts across multiple platforms
  • Assist in the layout of parent newsletter through layout and content creation in Constant Contact
  • Implement website updates using a content management system and Siteimprove plugin
  • Coordinate event support for donor receptions, parents association events, alumni reunion weekend (September 21-23, 2018), yearbook picture days, gala committee and prep, etc.
  • Create in-house flyers and branded posts incorporating style guidelines and branding standards
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This position is a part-time, hourly position for up to 25-30 hours per week. Some nights and weekends required. There are no benefits attached with this position.

Hourly: $10.20 to $12.00/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: arunte@css.org

Faculty

While CSS has minimal faculty and staff turnover, we are always interested in the reviewing the qualifications and experience, of enthusiastic teachers for PreKindergarten through 12th grade. If you are interested in being part of a faculty that engages students through active, hands-on learning, and individual attention then email your resume and references as PDF documents to our HR Department.

The Colorado Springs School is an equal opportunity employer.

 
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