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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 16 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

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Fundraising and Communications Assistant (Temporary; Short-term: August 13 - 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:
Contact: Director of Communications and Advancement, Jessica L. James:

Prep/Line Cook/Dishwasher

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: Prep/Line Cook/Dishwasher
Description: Never work weekends! Monday- Friday 9:00am-3:00PM. This job will be available August 8, 2018. Brand new Hobart Dishwasher purchased August of 2017.

This person will be expected to help Head and Sous chef with daily responsibilities and prep. Upon arrival for the day, you will set up the dish pit for the day and wash any dishes left over from the afternoon before. You will also help the Chef’s prep or set up the lunch line for service. We serve children in grades K-12, with four separate lunch periods. During lunch service, you are responsible for serving lunch and doing dishes. You will also be required to clean in the dish pit and around the kitchen as it is needed. During lunch service on occasion, you will be required to fry some food items using a two-barrel high temp fryer. Experience with this machine is a plus. Your day concludes with a continued cleaning of all surfaces and dishes and dish pit. If extra prep is required of you this is also the time of day that it would be required. I want to also add that in the event of the Head Chef or Sous chef absence you would fill in and complete the day’s tasks and get the kids fed lunch for the day.

This position is 25-30 hours a week. There are no benefits attached to this position and you would have school breaks off. This includes a week for Thanksgiving, Spring break, and an extended Winter Break.

Experience dishwashing is a required! You will be required to pass a background check as well.

Hourly: $10.20 to $12.00/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Contact: Chef Allison Thompson at

Sous Chef

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: Sous Chef
Description: Never work Weekends! Monday- Friday 9:00AM-3:30PM. Sous Chef will assist the head chef with daily tasks. You will prep salad bar and deli items daily for freshness. The sous chef is responsible for setting up the salad bar daily and preparing some of our grab and go and deli made items including using the slicer regularly to slice meats. The sous chef is also responsible for most of the baking/pastry work done in the kitchen. We make many things from scratch and try to use local and organic whenever we can. You will assist with the service of lunch to all grade levels K-12. You will help to keep the hot line stocked during service and at times charge for items sold. The sous chef will be expected to learn all of our prices and be able to run and operate the computer for cashier sales. You will also have the usual end of the day clean up and prep including sweeping, mopping and deep cleaning your area of work. I expect that this person understands FIFO rules in the cooler and dry storage. I expect that this person is comfortable with a knife and a slicer.

Our main clients are children of all ages. If you are not comfortable with kids or cannot pass a background check please do not apply for this job.

This is an hourly paid position and there are no benefits attached to this job. You will have major holidays and weekends off. You will also have a summer break and longer Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. This position does pay for 5 Holiday throughout the year that you will not work. Consider this an extra week of pay on us.

The School is looking for someone who has experience working in an industrial scale kitchen. Prefer at least 2 years experience in management, but not required.

You must have a reliable mode of transportation to get you to and from work.

***The person applying for this job should also be aware that they are to step into the Head Chefs position in her absence. This means that you open the kitchen, get it up and running and execute the daily menu in some shorter form for the day. Then close the kitchen, ready for the next day of service. The Colorado Springs School has access to temporary help and they can be called upon to work for the day as well. When you are required to fill in the head chef you will be paid an extra $3/ hourly then your stated wage for all the hours you work. Please know that this is extremely important. If the head chef is out for any reason, we must still work together as a team to get lunch done and served to the kids. Health and safety standard regulations will be required to be upheld at all times.

Hourly: $10.20 to $13.50/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Contact: Chef Allison Thompson at


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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