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Founded in 1962, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college-preparatory, day, and international school serving students from preschool through high school. Recognized as the top choice among Niche schools and nestled in the shadows of Pikes Peak, The Colorado Springs School’s distinctive educational philosophy strikes a balance between innovation and tradition.

CSS is a PreK-12th-grade school of approximately 330 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, and seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.

The school is situated on one campus with 28 acres.

Open Positions

Theatre Arts & Middle School Spanish Teacher

Posting date: March 3, 2020with employment beginning in August 2020
Position reports to: 
Associate Head of School 
Position overview: 
CSS is looking for an energetic, passionate, and inspirational teacher excited to take their talents into the classroom (stage). A successful candidate will instruct and/or support a variety of middle school (Theatre Arts and Theatre at Play) and upper school (Acting, Makers Theatre) classes, and be able to lead (directing) two upper school performances (Fall and Spring) from beginning to end. Prior experience directing student-based performances is preferred.

In addition to teaching theatre arts, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience teaching Spanish. A successful candidate should have experience and a high level of comfort with immersion-style instruction. The combination of theatre arts and Spanish instruction creates a unique opportunity for creative individuals to potentially integrate disciplines to enrich and engage students in and out of the classroom.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Theatre Arts:

  • Teach a combination of acting classes in either the Middle (2) or Upper School (1)
  • Lead and direct two Upper School plays during the school year
  • Support two Middle School performances during the year

Spanish:

  • Teaching two sections of middle school Spanish
  • Serve as either a middle or upper school advisor

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in performing arts or related field of study
  • Three+ years of experience developing and directing student-led theatre art programs
  • Three+ years of experience teaching Spanish

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with fellow colleagues and families
  • Innovative mindset with skills in communication, 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
  • Possess a love of the outdoors and a desire to inspire students to develop the skills and respect necessary to become stewards of the natural world
  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life


CONTACT:
Qualified candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School at sgaudet@css.org and should include 3-5 professional references

 

Middle School Science & Computer Science Teacher

Posting date: February 28, 2020, with employment beginning in August 2020
Position reports to:
Associate Head of School
Position overview:
CSS is seeking an innovative and creative educator with a broad skill set in science and computer science. A successful candidate will be required to work across divisions, developing the fundamentals of computing (K-12) while teaching two sections of middle school science. In doing so, the strongest candidate will be able to assess the current program needs in order to advance 21st-century skills and knowledge. This position will have a variety of responsibilities related to delivering the school program. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Middle Science:

  • Teach two sections of middle school science

Computer Science (K-12):

  • Teach one section of AP Computer Science (Principles)
  • Teach one section of Introduction to Computer Science as needed
  • Provide computer science instruction in grades 3-5
  • Support the implementation of computer science in middle school (6-8)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an active and influential member of the CSS Tech Team
  • As schedule permits, involvement in other aspects of school life, including clubs, study halls, lunch supervision
  • Serve as a student advisor
  • Participate and/or lead experiential education seminars
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
  • Support the school and its leadership

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Comfort with project-based learning
  • Familiarity with nationwide ISTE standards in computer science and technology
  • Knowledge of computer science curriculum instruction trends of 21st-century learners
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (Preferred) in fields of science, math, or computer science
  • First-hand experience with Lego Mindstorm, Python, and other programming languages
  • Experience in other innovative and computational arenas (STEAM, Maker Space, Design Thinking, Programming, Virtual Reality)
  • Experience implementing and leading a robotics program a plus

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Possess an innate ability to engage and inspire students through innovation and creativity
  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with department, colleagues, and families
  • Innovative mindset with a focus on 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
  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

Submit the following supporting documents to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School, via PDF at sgaudet@css.org:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Educational Philosophy
  • 3-5 Professional references

 

Children’s School Teacher

Posting date: February 28, 2020, with employment beginning in August 2020
Position reports to:
Director of the Children’s School
Position overview:
Children’s School teachers (PreKindergarten-5th) work in classrooms of approximately 16-18 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,  art, and computer science. 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.

CSS is currently seeking an experienced upper elementary teacher (4th and 5th grades) who is ready to provide direct instruction in language arts, math, science, and social studies, with a strong interest in supporting the social and emotional growth of each child. The individual selected for this role will fulfill all duties that will include, but are not limited to:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture students
  • Work in collaboration with another co-teacher to create a unified community of learners
  • Lead teacher with considerable emphasis on growth and development in language & literacy
  • Create and support a positive, mission-appropriate climate suitable for students
  • Apply basic tenets of RULER (social-emotional awareness) and other CSS approved methodologies in the supervision and teaching of children
  • Plan interdisciplinary units of study using project-based curriculum that inspires children to investigate and research
  • Observe and record areas of growth, skill development, and social & emotional development
  • Evaluate the curriculum with a focus on content and skill alignment
  • Plan, implement and assess outdoor education experiences including overnight expeditions

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (preferred) in elementary education from an accredited college or university
  • 3+ years of experience lead teaching language arts in an early elementary school setting
  • Familiarity and practice with a variety of early childhood pedagogy
  • Strong understanding of children’s academic, social and emotional development
  • The ability and desire to integrate technology into lessons in authentic, child-centered ways
  • Experience implementing literacy skills (ex. Orton-Gillingham or Lindamood Bell methodologies)
  • Experience with elementary math instruction (ex. Math in Focus or Singapore Math)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage students, colleagues, and families and build long term relationships

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with co-teacher, colleagues, and families
  • Innovative mindset with skills in communication, 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
  • Possess a love of the outdoors and a desire to inspire students to develop the skills and respect necessary to become stewards of the natural world
  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life
CONTACT:

Qualified candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School at sgaudet@css.org and should include 3-5 professional references.

 

Substitute Teachers

Position overview: Substitute teachers ensure that learning continues when classroom teachers are absent throughout the school year. For the 2019-2020 school year, CSS is looking to add to its substitute teaching roster with experienced individuals who have flexibility in their schedules and are available to cover classes upon notification. CSS is eager to have teachers with a broad range of experience who are eager to teach in areas where they have the greatest depth of knowledge and expertise. Alignment of subject matter and experience with a specific age group are primary considerations when selecting substitute teachers for assignments. 

Qualified applicants are required to submit a résumé and three professional references to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School, at sgaudet@css.org. Selected candidates will be required to complete an employment application and agree to complete a formal background check before working at CSS. 

Part-time Kitchen Assistant

Posting date: January 8, 2020
Position reports to: Head Chef Lori Burgess
Position overview: The kitchen assistant works Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will help the head chef with daily tasks, including prepping the salad bar, deli items, and grab-and-go items. The kitchen prepares much of its food from scratch and tries to use local and organic whenever possible. Other duties include assisting with serving lunch to children in kindergarten through grade 12, cleaning, sweeping, and mopping. The kitchen assistant must understand FIFO rules for the cooler and dry storage and be comfortable using a slicer and fryer. This is an hourly position without benefits. The kitchen assistant will have weekends and major holidays (Thanksgiving, winter break, and Spring break) off. Experience working in an industrial kitchen preferred. At least two years of management experience preferred but not required.

Reliable transportation to and from work is a must. We have a newer dish machine and have minimal hand-washing to do. Candidates must pass a background check. Compensation is $13.00 to $13.75/hour.

The kitchen assistant will need to be able to cover duties when the head chef is out on occasion. This includes opening the kitchen, running it for the day, and closing it. The Colorado Springs School has access to temporary help that can be called upon as well. When required to fill in as head chef, the kitchen assistant will be paid an extra $3 an hour. Please know this is extremely important. If the head chef is out for any reason, we must work together as a team to get lunch served to the students. Health and safety standard regulations will be required to be upheld at all times.

If interested, contact Head Chef Lori Burgess at lburgess@css.org. Include a résumé and professional references. 

Part-time Lunch Server & Dish Washer

Posting date: January 8, 2020
Position reports to: Head Chef Lori Burgess
Position overview: Seeking a lunch server and dish washer Monday through Friday. There are four lunch services, and dishes will keep you busy in-between serving lunch. Upon arrival each day, you will help the kitchen assistant and head chef in light prep duty. Lunch service starts at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 1:00 p.m. After lunch service, we clean the kitchen and start afternoon prep while you finish with dishes. You will have weekends off, as well as school holidays and professional days throughout the year. These are Thanksgiving, winter break, Spring Break, and summer. No benefits attached with this part-time position. Reliable transportation to and from work is a must. We have a newer dish machine and have minimal hand-washing to do. Candidates must pass a background check. 
Compensation is $12.00/hour. 

If interested, contact Head Chef Lori Burgess at lburgess@css.org. Include a résumé and professional references. 

Faculty

While CSS has minimal faculty and staff turnover, we are always interested in 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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