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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

Upper School Economics and Stats Teacher

Posting date: June 17, 2019
Reports To: Associate Head of School & Upper School Division Director
Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced, dynamic and versatile educator who can lead classes on Economics (AP), Statistics (AP), Finance and Investing, and has a passion for history. A successful candidate will have a knack for engaging students through inquiry and project-based learning, making learning relevant to the world students will inherit. This position requires a unique blend of skills and acumen in the disciplines of economics and humanities. Additional roles, responsibilities, professional and personal qualities for interested candidates are as follows:

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a traditional teaching load that consists of five classes and three preps
  • Teach one section of AP Micro & Macro Economics World History classes
  • Teach one section of a ninety minute block of AP Statistics three times a week
  • Teach two sections of tenth grade world history
  • Assume additional roles as advisor, class sponsor, coach, or lead/co-lead seminars

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 5 years of teaching experience in a rigorous, college preparatory program
  • A bachelor’s degree in history, economics, math, or a related social science
  • Advanced degree and strong math background preferred
  • Experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Experience with inquiry-based learning and/or project-based learning
  • Demonstrated success teaching multiple disciplines/subject areas
  • Experience beyond the classroom is welcome
  • Passion for outdoor endeavors is preferred

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • A passion for learning and with a commitment to  student-centered learning
  • Possess an innate ability to motivate, inspire,  and engage students
  • Energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and possess an inexhaustible sense of humor
  • Collegial and eager to collaborate with a broad range of school constituents
  • Natural leader with a knack for connecting with students in and out of the classroom
  • Able to assume multiple responsibilities with aplomb
  • Prioritizes students learning      

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

Middle & Upper School Spanish Teacher

Posting date: June 17, 2019
Position Overview:
The Colorado Springs School is seeking an experienced and dynamic Spanish teacher to teach in both the middle (grades 6-8) and upper (grades 9-12) schools. This role requires an individual who is a fluent Spanish speaker with a knack for developing the written and conversational aptitude of students. A successful candidate will have a genuine passion for Spanish culture, arts, history, and literature in addition to experience living in a Spanish speaking country for an extended period of time.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 2-3 sections of middle school Spanish
  • Teach 2-3 sections of upper school Spanish
  • Prepare to teach advanced-level Spanish Literature in 2020-2021
  • Serve as a middle school student advisor
  • Design and lead experiential education seminars (approximately 15 instructional days)
  • Supervise students during study halls, recess and/or lunch
  • Willing or interested in assuming responsibilities including Music, Arts, Athletic Coaching

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • A native Spanish speaker with a graduate degree is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree in education or language instruction
  • A demonstrated fluency in the Spanish language is required
  • Possess a track record of successfully teaching students in grades 6th through 12th grade
  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development
  • Passion for the outdoors and experiential learning is preferred

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture students
  • 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 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

 

Middle School Science & K-12 Computer Science

Posting date: June 12, 2019
Position Reports to: Associate Head of School
Position Overview: The Colorado Springs School 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 all three 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 each year
    • Teach one section of Introduction to Computer Science as needed
    • Provide weekly computer science instruction to grades (K-5)
    • Oversee the implementation of computer science in middle school (6-8)
    • Review, assess and revise the school’s computer science curriculum 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an active and influential member of the CSS Tech Team
  • Involvement in other aspects of school life, including clubs and athletics
  • 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, CSS, Python, and other programming languages
  • Experience in other innovative and computational arenas (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 co-teacher, 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:

Fundraising & Communications Assistant

Posted: May 10, 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 the 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: $13 - $15; no benefits
Hours: Approximately 20 - 25 hours per week from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; year-round position (includes summer), 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.

 

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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