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The Colorado Springs School, 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, 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

Children’s School Division Director

Posted: January 31, 2019
Job Title: Children’s School Division Director
Reports To: Associate Head of School
Supervises: Assists Students and Staff assigned to the division

Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced and dynamic early childhood educator to lead The Children’s School. This role requires direct oversight of the division, in addition to active participation as a member of the school’s administrative team. A successful candidate will possess pied piper qualities, an eye for detail, and innate ability to connect with a broad range of school constituents. Additional roles, responsibilities, professional and personal qualities for interested candidates are as follows:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serves as the educational leader of the division

  • Communicates a deep knowledge of CSS programs, curriculum, educational philosophy, and pedagogy to the internal and external community, and artfully promotes key differentiators relative to other educational options
  • Facilitates a shared vision, consistent with the all-school vision, within his/her division, and consistently guides, motivates and directs faculty toward this vision
  • Actively leads his/her division in an ever-present mission to improve the student experience and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of institutional processes
  • Provides faculty with regular feedback about their educational effectiveness

Engenders a healthy, educational, community atmosphere

  • Ensures a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for students and staff
  • Promotes high academic, behavioral, and professional standards for students and staff
  • Supports, mentors, inspires and provides feedback to staff as they strive to improve their impact on the CSS community
  • Appropriately balances institutional goals and needs with individual teacher autonomy
  • Addresses issues of student misconduct/discipline for the betterment of the CSS community and the individual(s) involved
  • Responds objectively and proactively to parent questions/concerns within his/her division
  • Keeps parents apprised of significant incidents (+-) involving their children
  • Kindles authentic and positive relations with all school constituents

Contributes to smooth school operations by providing logistical Support

  • Is an active and contributing member of the School’s Administrative Team and collaborates on topics such as, but not limited to school calendars and events, retention and recruitment, professional development,  and schoolwide policies and procedures. Plans, coordinates, and orchestrates student, staff, and parent events within his/her division, interfacing with other Division Directors as appropriate
  • Assists the Associate Head of School (AHOS) and Director of Student Programs in curriculum development, program evaluation, personnel management, emergency procedures, professional days, calendar and schedule creation, resource scheduling, community relations, and overall planning for the division
  • Assists the Director of Admission with events, tours, and applicant interviews, evaluations, and screenings
  • Oversees the divisional budgets and confers with the AHOS regarding significant expenses

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced degree in early childhood (PreK - K) and/or elementary education (grades 1-5) from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated early childhood/elementary school leadership
  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones and curriculum alignment
  • Strong understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development
  • Knowledge of best practices in social and emotional learning in an early childhood setting
  • Experience or knowledge of Colorado child care regulations and licensing

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • A genuine and passionate inclination to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment
  • A natural at building relationships with all school constituencies
  • A team player with a penchant for collaboration and a nose for school advancement
  • An innovator with a keen interest in student-centered learning and technology

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

  • Submit supporting the following supporting documents to Sam Gaudet via PDF at sgaudet@css.org: 
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Educational Philosophy
    • 3-5 Professional Recommendations
    • Cover Letter

Director of College Counseling

Posted: January 31, 2019
Job Title: Director of College Counseling
Reports To: Associate Head of School & Upper School Division Director
Supervises: Students and families  (8th - 12th)

Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced and dynamic educator who is prepared to lead the next iteration of College Counseling. This role requires an expert who is knowledgeable of the college admission landscape and is adept at shepherding students and their families through the nuances of the college application process from start to finish. A successful candidate will possess pied piper qualities, an eye for detail, and innate ability to connect with a broad range of school constituents, including the school’s small international population. Additional roles, responsibilities, professional and personal qualities for interested candidates are as follows:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

College Counseling:

  • Provide personal and professional college counseling to families in grades 9 through 12
  • Communicate regularly and frequently students and parents in grades 11 and 12 regarding the college admission process
  • Advise students on academic and extra-curricular/co-curricular choices
  • Build and fosters strong relationships with selective college admission offices throughout the United States and abroad
  • Represent the school and its students through active participation in college counseling professional organizations and takes a leadership role in meetings, committees and workshops       
  • Stay current with trends in college admission, higher education, and national testing    
  • Work with international students to ensure understanding of the United States college admission process and aspect unique international applicants
  • Maintain current knowledge of the college financial aid process and works closely to support families applying for aid, college-awards, and scholarships 
  • Manage all college counseling office data, systems, and records, while ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of all student information   
  • Annually review college counseling policies, criteria, processes, and requirements;   
  • Oversee and guides the faculty writing of requested recommendations for students applying to college
  • Write school recommendations for all upcoming seniors
  • Identify and establish contact with colleges/universities that align with the school’s academic profile
  • Oversee visits to colleges and from college representatives.
  • Represent the school at relevant state, regional and national conferences and workshops. 
  • Report regularly to the Head of School, Associate Head of School, Upper School Division Director
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Student / Parent Education

  • Plan, design, and implement college counseling programs and events for students (grades 9 - 12) and families to assist them in proper planning for college
  • Oversee visits from college representatives to the School’s campus
  • Manage and track student visits to colleges and college fairs
  • Organize and host local college fair
  • Administer the CSS Parent Education Series on College Counseling
  • Teach College Overview

Test Administration

  • Manage logistics associated with the administration of college placement exams, including Advanced Placement exams: schedule, registration, proctors, pre and post test counseling sessions, test prep
  • Collaborate with school’s learning specialist to ensure all testing accommodations are current and upheld

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree in guidance and counseling
  • 7+ years experience in secondary school counseling and post-secondary admission counseling
  • Strong technology/computer skills including familiarity with Naviance, various online search engines, online forms, and facility using multiple technological tools
  • Google Educator Level I Certification

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Adept at building meaningful and lasting relationships with all school constituents
  • Ability to counsel students from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds and with varying learning styles and academic abilities
  • Willing to go the extra mile for each and every student
  • Driven to deliver a first-rate college counseling program
  • Possess a genuine disposition with a penchant for providing a caring and supportive counseling experience
  • Knack and desire to participate fully in the daily operations of school life

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

  • Submit supporting the following supporting documents to Sam Gaudet via PDF at sgaudet@css.org:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Educational Philosophy
    • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Upper School Math Teacher

Posted: February 11, 2019
Job Title:
Upper School Math Teacher
Reports To: Associate Head of School & Upper School Division Director

Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced and dynamic high school math instructor who is knowledgeable of a broad range of math competencies that range from Geometry to Pre-calculus. Knowledge and experience of economics and statistics is a plus. A successful candidate will possess an eye for detail, an innate ability to connect with a broad range of school constituents, and a deep desire to be involved in many aspects of school life, including the school’s Experiential Centered Seminars. Additional roles, responsibilities, professional and personal qualities for interested candidates are as follows:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach five academic classes in Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry (FST), Pre-calculus, Economics
  • Knowledgeable of the developmental and academic abilities of students
  • Adept at providing identified learning accommodations
  • Assume a leadership role as advisor
  • Lead or co-lead an Experience Centered Seminar (ECS)
  • Participate in the school community as assigned: Study Hall Proctor, etc.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Desire to meet the academic and social/emotional needs of students
  • Provide an engaging, welcoming, and supportive learning environment
  • Naturally inclined to communicate with parents in a timely fashion
  • Excited about getting involved in aspects of student life beyond the classroom
  • Explore meaningful and effective tools for student feedback and assessment

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERENCES:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in math and/or economics
  • A track record of successful teaching (3 to 5 years) high school level math
  • Firm understanding of students’ academic, social, and emotional development
  • An Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology
  • Experiential learning and/or outdoor education experience
  • Google Educator Certification - Level 1 (preferred)

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

  • Please submit the following supporting documents via PDF to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School at sgaudet@css.org:
    • Letter of Interest
    • Resume
    • Educational Philosophy
    • 2-3 professional references

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Posted: February 5, 2019
Job Title: 
Fundraising and Communications Assistant (part-time)
Position reports to: 
Director of Advancement and Communications.
Job Purpose/Summary:  To support The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising, communications/marketing, and enrollment activity.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Fundraising

  • Responsible to prep charitable contributions for gift entry: includes checking mail, coding, scanning documents for Raiser’s Edge database admin, generating acknowledgements, completing additional tax documentation, mailing, and filing records.
  • Assist with fundraising mailings and solicitations: includes list pulls, mail merges, printing, coordination with printer on collateral material, ordering stationary, adhering to postage guidelines.
  • Catalog and manage all gala donations (certificates and products): includes inkind donations paperwork, inventory or items, auction displays, donor checkout, and donor thank you receipts.
  • Capture prospect research notes and track key relationships in the database: current parents, faculty/staff, donors, foundations/grants, corporations, past parents, volunteers, and alumni.
  • Provide event and volunteer management (e.g. Gala, Receptions, Donor Recognition events, and Alumni events). Include managing invitations, rsvps, coordination with caterer, event setup, student volunteers, and staffing the event, etc.
  • Contribute additional efforts to high-priority alumni initiatives, to include: maintain the alumni reunion website and lend coordination with the Capstone Coordinator to help match alumni expertise with senior capstone projects.

Communications

  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of the school’s marketing strategy, including advertising, social media, and public relations.  
  • Execute assigned 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.).
  • Contribute and collect images of key school experiences for photography library and social media.
  • Assist in the management of Lifetouch studio pictures for yearbook photos and student information.  
  • 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 and branding across collateral materials.
  • Preferred experience or similar experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education, Constant Contact email system, video-editing software, photo-editing and video-editing, content management system for websites, Renweb admission database, Raiser’s Edge fundraising database, social media management tools.

Necessary Qualities:

  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. Exude a high-level of customer service and professionalism to all constituents including, current parents, faculty/staff, donors, foundations, corporations, past parents, volunteers, and alumni.
  • Ability to manage systems, produce high-quality and consistent data, and exercise follow-through.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude and attitude to learn a variety of computer-based tools; self-paced training and some formalized training available.
  • Strong communication and proofreading skills.
  • Embrace the school’s mission for educating students in an experiential learning environment.

Hourly: $11.10 - $12; no benefits
Hours: Approximately 20 - 25 hours per week from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; some nights and weekends for events
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a PDF resume, cover letter and references to Jessica James at jjames@css.org.

Kindergarten (Co-Teacher)

Posted: March 4, 2019
Job Title:
Kindergarten Teacher (Co-Teacher)
Reports To: Director of Children’s School Division
Supervises: Section of Kindergarten students ranging in ages from 5 to 6 years old

Position Overview: The School is experiencing growth and demand among families with a specific interest in its early childhood and elementary school programs. CSS is currently seeking an experienced kindergarten teacher 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 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-lead teacher with considerable emphasis on growth and development in language & literacy
  • 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.
  • Observe and record areas of growth, skill development, and social & emotional development
  • Evaluate the kindergarten curriculum with a focus on content and skill alignment
  • Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture kindergarten age students

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
  • Experience implementing literacy skills (ex. Orton-Gillingham or Lindamood Bell methodologies).

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
  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES: 

  • Submit supporting the following supporting documents to Sam Gaudet via PDF at sgaudet@css.org:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Educational Philosophy
    • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Physical Education Teacher (PreK through 8th Grade)

Job Title:  PE teacher (PreK through 8th Grade)
Reports To:  Athletic Director and Division Director(s)
Supervises:  PE classes for students in PreK through 8th Grade
Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced and creative physical education instructor with early childhood and middle school experience. This role requires a dynamic individual who is knowledgeable and adept at developing physical education lessons with energy, enthusiasm and a strong emphasis on health, wellness, and teamwork. Additional roles, responsibilities, professional and personal qualities for interested candidates are as follows:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute a progressive prekindergarten through 8th grade PE program
  • Design and lead experiential education seminars throughout the school year
  • Build confidence and physical stamina among students with a wide range of ability
  • Establish behavior or habits of mind that lead to healthy choices
  • Work with the school counselor to implement school-wide wellness program
  • Coach or assist with after school athletic program
  • Serve as a Middle School student advisor

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with a focus in Physical Education, Athletics, Kinesthesiology, or a related field
  • A track record of successful teaching to elementary and middle school age students
  • A deep understanding of developmentally appropriate physical education instruction, strong interpersonal skills, and effective risk management practices are essential
  • A firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development in addition to an innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Possess an athletic spirit that is contagious
  • Knowledgeable of a broad range of sports/activities that excite and engage students
  • Attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of students
  • Lives and breathes physical education and models a healthy lifestyle
  • Adept at communicating to a broad range of constituents with confidence
  • Passion for outdoor endeavors is preferred

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 Recommendations

 

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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