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.
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.
- 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)
- Please submit the following supporting documents via PDF to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Letter of Interest
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
First Grade Teacher
Posted: May 5, 2019
Job Title: First Grade Teacher
Reports To: Associate Head of School
Job Overview: Children’s School teachers (PreK-5) 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 first grade 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:
- Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture students
- Work in collaboration with another first grade 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 first grade 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 first grade 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
- 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
Qualified candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.