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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 more than 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

Middle School Science and AP Environmental Science Teacher

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 four sections of middle school science, and one section of upper school AP Environmental 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 reports directly to the Middle School Director and 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:

  • Teach middle school sciences
  • Serve as an advisor for 10-12 students
  • Teach Upper School AP Environmental Science

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate and/or lead experiential education seminars
  • Support the school and its leadership
  • Serve as an advisor to an assigned group of students.
  • Support a differentiated and globally integrated curriculum that includes student engagement through project-based learning, hands-on activities, experimentation and iteration, and other active approaches to learning.
  • Take a student-centered approach by providing responsive instruction, including differentiation and flexibility to adjust plans when needed.
  • Use activities and a variety of assessment types to assess student learning and monitor growth.
  • Stay updated on current science instruction methods and research.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities, such as sponsorship of clubs, involvement in after-school student activities, and chaperoning of student events.
  • Participate constructively and collaboratively in professional development, grade level, and department meetings.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable, and engaging classroom environment.
  • Communicate with parents in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Comfort with project-based learning
  • Knowledge of science curriculum instruction trends of 21st-century learners
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (Preferred) in fields of science, math, or computer science

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

SALARY RANGE:

  • $30,000 - $50,000 annually based upon skills and experience

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Submit the following supporting documents to Human Resources via PDF at hr@css.org:

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

Elementary Teacher Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities: The role of our teachers will focus on instilling a love of learning. The elementary teachers foster children’s curiosity and children’s innate desire to learn and understand the world around them. They create a secure environment to support learning and assist children with their growing independence. Our teachers are flexible, creative, maintain structure, and establish freedom within structure. They will help children in the development of social skills and supervise children during meal times.  Elementary teachers report to the Children’s School Division Director.

The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a closely related field. A graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the elementary school level are preferred 
  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development 
  • Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology 
  • Ability to create a vibrant and positive learning environment
  • ESL / Bi-lingual skills desired (Spanish)  

The knowledge, skill, and abilities required for the Elementary Teacher position:
Elementary teachers will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.   

The Elementary teacher candidate will:

  • Shape the lives of children by using best practices.
  • Be able to collaborate effectively.
  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.
  • Teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies 
  • Facilitate social-emotional learning using the RULER program
  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth
  • Appreciate and support  varying learning abilities
  • Be energized by working with young children.
  • Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well.
  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records
  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.
  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.
  • Effectively coordinate with co-curricular teachers.
  • Perform various student supervisory duties. 
  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School. 

Salary Range: $35,000 - $41,000

Qualified Candidates: Submit the following supporting documents to hr@css.org with the Subject: Elementary School Teacher.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

School Counselor

Job summary: The position is for grades K-12 as the sole school counselor at our school of about 300 students. The position is full-time.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with running Social/Emotional groups or SEL curriculum in a classroom setting
  • Experience with how to do a suicide assessment in a school setting and follow through with parent communication, crisis resources, and re-entry meetings
  • Experience working as a school counselor or mental health professional in a school setting (as school counseling is quite different than clinical counseling in an outside setting)
  • Experience working with all grade levels K-12, elementary, middle, and high school
  • School Counselor License and/or LPC, or LPCC or LCSW
  • Be a team player that will have a busy day popping around to different buildings on campus while maintaining a level of calm

Required knowledge, skill, and abilities:

  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, School Counseling, Social Work, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with students and use a variety of counseling techniques specific to school counseling including Solution-focused Brief Therapy (meetings will last 5 to 20 minutes, no longer).
  • Ability to manage a classroom while teaching a lesson with a group of up to 20 students
  • Must pass a background check

School Counselor will:

  • Serve as the only mental health professional on the CSS campus for grades K-12
  • Respond to mental health crisis situations that occur during school hours; this can include handling situations that come up when a student has suicide ideation
  • Perform “weekly check-ins” with a caseload of students throughout the week
  • Meet with students at the request of the Lower School and Middle/Upper School Directors who come up as students of concern
  • Mediate conflicts that arise between students
  • Attend weekly meetings for staff members as well as other meetings specific to the school counselor
  • Teach “Advisory” class to grades K-5. This class is a part of the co-curricular rotations each week and focuses on developing social/emotional skills. A curriculum will be provided for you to follow (different for each grade level) and there is also room for some creativity. These classes are on average 45 minutes long.
  • Cover recess and supervision duties as assigned to you for all grade levels.
  • Provide mental health resources to the CSS community
  • Track student meetings and keep brief notes while maintaining appropriate confidentiality depending upon the situation
  • Be ready to transition to e-learning at any time if there is a mandatory COVID response on campus

Salary:
$39,000 and higher based on skills and experience.

Qualified Candidates: Submit the following supporting documents to hr@css.org with the Subject: School Counselor

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Part-time Elementary Art Teacher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art education or a closely related field; a graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the elementary school level are preferred
  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development
  • Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology
  • Ability to create a vibrant and positive learning environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Art Teacher Position:

The art teacher will create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.  

The Art Teacher Candidate Will:

  • Teach students PreK-2nd grade
  • Teach students Art History and different art genres in order for them to learn a range of art styles
  • Teach concrete and abstract concepts to students
  • Recognize and encourage students’ creativity
  • Determine art supplies needed to conduct class each day
  • Shape the lives of young children by using best practices
  • Be able to collaborate effectively
  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners
  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth
  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities
  • Be energized by working with young children
  • Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well
  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records
  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis
  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students
  • Effectively coordinate with classroom teachers
  • Perform various student supervisory duties
  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Salary:
This position is a part-time position with a salary of up to $15,000 annually based upon skills and experience.

Qualified Candidates: Submit the following supporting documents to hr@css.org with the Subject: PT Elementary Art Teacher.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Part-time Elementary Spanish Teacher

Preferred qualifications:

  • 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 at the elementary school level
  • Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development
  • Passion for the outdoors and experiential learning is preferred

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the Spanish Teacher position:
The Spanish teacher will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.  

The Spanish teacher candidate will:

  • Teach students PreK-5th grade
  • Shape the lives of young children by using best practices
  • Be able to collaborate effectively
  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners
  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth
  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities
  • Be energized by working with young children
  • Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well
  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records
  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis
  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students
  • Effectively coordinate with classroom teachers
  • Perform various student supervisory duties
  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Salary:
This position is a part-time position with a salary of up to $15,000 annually based upon skills and experience.

Qualified Candidates: Submit the following supporting documents to hr@css.org with the Subject: PT Elementary Spanish Teacher

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Part-time Content Writer

Job Overview:
The job of a content writer is to create print and digital content that provides information, supports the story, and outlines the mission and vision of The Colorado Springs School. The content writer will develop content that accurately reflects the brand, messages, and spirit of the CSS community. The content writer will utilize research both internally and externally to tell the story of CSS and market the school-wide initiatives. They collaborate closely with school leadership, the Head of School, and external networks. An effective writer works independently and consistently meets deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in English or marketing is desired. The ability to use a variety of writing and publishing programs, such as Microsoft Office, G Suite, and WordPress preferred. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure are essential.
  • Proven record of excellent writing demonstrated in a professional portfolio
  • Impeccable grasp of the English language, including idioms and current trends in slang and expressions
  • Ability to work independently with little or no daily supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to communicate with clients, colleagues, and management
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with different objectives simultaneously
  • Strict adherence to the style guides of each company and their policies for publication
  • Good time management skills, including prioritizing, scheduling, and adapting as necessary
  • Proficiency with computers, especially writing programs, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with each client’s requirements and the company’s brand image, products, and services

Responsibilities for Content Writer:

  • Produce well-researched content for publication online and in print
  • Organize writing schedules to complete drafts of content or finished projects within deadlines
  • Utilize industry best practices and familiarity with the organization’s mission to inspire ideas and content
  • Communicate and cooperate with colleagues, including various departments and outside entities
  • Follow an editorial calendar, collaborating with other members of the school community to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Develop related content for multiple platforms, such as websites, email marketing, product descriptions, videos, and blogs
  • Execute key performance indicators (KPIs) and monitor projects for effectiveness.

Salary Range:
$20 - $45 per hour based on skills and experience

Qualified Candidates: Submit the following supporting documents to hr@css.org with the Subject: PT Content Writer

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional Recommendations

Substitute Teachers

Position overview: Substitute teachers ensure that learning continues when classroom teachers are absent throughout the school year. For the 2020-2021 school year, CSS is looking to add to its substitute teaching roster and seeks experienced individuals who have flexibility in their schedules and availability 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 assignment.

Given the climate in today’s schools, flexibility and agility are essential qualities that we are looking for in successful candidates. Specifically, teachers who are adept at using technology in the classroom to facilitate learning and have used technology to support learning online are highly sought after.

Qualified applicants should submit to submit a resume, and three professional references to hr@css.org. Selected candidates will be required to complete an employment application and agree to complete a formal background check before working at CSS. 

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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