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Secondary Special Education Teacher

Posted by | July 30, 2021 |

SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (6-12)

[This posting is for the 2021-2022 school year]

*To be considered: submit a cover letter and resume*

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Secondary Special Education teacher will provide the special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in a self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned. Create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for 6-12 students in collaboration with interventionists and classroom teachers under the direction of the Secondary Assistant Principal.

Must Haves:

  • A strong passion for diverse populations.
  • Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
  • Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
  • Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.

Instruction:

  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP for each student assigned.
  • Collaborate with district partners to ensure students receive services as scheduled, to facilitate meetings, and to conduct problem-solving meetings as needed.
  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
  • Plan and supervise assignments for Special Education para.
  • Use technology in the teaching/learning process.

Culture:

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after-school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Student Growth and Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Experience with charter schools
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred

Licenses, Registrations, or Certification:

  • A valid Colorado Teacher License (initial, professional, or alternative) with Special Education Generalist or Specialist endorsement

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: Secondary Assistant Principal

Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $45,000 – $70,000 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually
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Elementary Principal

Posted by | July 30, 2021 |

ELEMENTARY (K-5) SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to develop academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Elementary School Principal provides overall leadership to the LSE Elementary School. This individual demonstrates outstanding leadership, management and supervisory skills to promote learning for each student. The Elementary School Principal will be a visible instructional leader of the elementary school, daily interacting with students, teachers, parents, and community members to promote a safe, positive, and productive environment that is conducive to achieving the school’s vision and mission. An empowering leader, the Elementary School Principal will be coordinating, counseling, and supervising a variety of programs and personnel; supporting, coaching, mentoring, and evaluating staff; and fostering collaboration between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budgetary items and title funds.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides instructional leadership to the school community through developing and implementing a shared vision, mission, priority, goals, and continuous school improvement
  • Establishes and maintains open and honest lines of communication with key stakeholders
  • Implements systems, processes, and planning functions that are consistent with effective organizational leadership, academic achievement, safety, budget efficiency, and employee and student performance
  • Facilitates group processes, including consensus building and conflict resolution
  • Enforces the student code of conduct outlined in the student handbook
  • Promotes strong working relationships with parents to increase engagement
  • Effectively responds to and resolves student, parent, and staff issues that arise in and outside the school environment that affect the successful operation of the school
  • Promotes the use of assessment data, including monitoring student progress, using formative data to guide instruction, using academic support systems, for the purpose of increasing student achievement
  • Engages in continuous learning through professional reflection and active pursuit of increasing knowledge of relevant teaching and learning best practices
  • Actively participates in a variety of meetings within the school, the chartering District (APS), the neighborhood, and surrounding area in a manner that effectively integrates the school into the fabric of the community
  • Facilitates collaborative partnerships with outside agencies and businesses that promote a positive learning environment for all students
  • Provides leadership and coordination to all staff development initiatives and activities in the building, ensuring the alignment of these activities with building-based school improvement areas
  • Directs the implementation of goals and selection of instructional materials, analyzes test data, and advises on ways to improve instruction
  • Effectively supervises and evaluates all assigned staff, and addresses all performance issues, in a timely manner
  • Assists in implementing best practice instructional strategies, including supporting English Language Learners’ needs, consistent use of daily formative assessments, and staff development techniques for instructional improvement
  • Promotes good student attendance
  • Responsible for student orientation, registration, counseling, discipline, due process, data gathering, student recognition, and securing student services with outside agencies
  • Supports the Executive Director via positive communication and relations with parents, teachers, city leaders, and community members
  • Reviews and provides recommendations for student and staff handbooks
  • Listens and responds in a positive, productive manner to parent concerns, conducts parent and student meetings, and attends after-school activities
  • Promotes good school-parent relationships
  • Organizes parent conferences, back-to-school nights, and other family-related activities
  • Evaluates licensed and classified staff
  • Assists with developing the master schedule
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings to maintain up to date on current education practices and trends
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • Four or more years of classroom teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in student achievement
  • Three years of school administrative experience
  • Successful track record working with elementary students and teachers
  • Experience working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral English communication skills
  • Strong commitment to building an elementary school curriculum
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current Colorado Teaching License
  • Colorado Principal (or Administrator) License
  • Charter school administrator experience
  • Training and/or experience in group facilitation and process management
  • Bilingual

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises elementary administrator(s), licensed secondary teachers, elementary coordinators, and support staff as assigned.

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Type: Full-time (218-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $100,000 – $140,000 starting salary / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 3 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 9 days of PTO annually
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College Access Coach

Posted by | July 28, 2021 |

                          

 

About College Track

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree and a life of opportunity, choice, and power. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that keep first-generation students from low-income communities from completing college and thriving in the workforce. Today, College Track serves more than 4,000 students across 12 communities in California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area, with 750+ alumni leading a movement to democratize potential.

To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Yessenia Tostado, College Access Director, at ytostado@collegetrack.org.

Our Impact

College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Six months out of college, 79% of College Track alumni are employed. For those 30 and over, 92% report earnings greater than their parents with wages on par with the national average. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college–we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.

Our Values

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged.

  • COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
  • PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.
  • JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
  • AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
  • EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. 

Who are we looking for?

College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all College Track students develop the skills needed to succeed in high school and college. The College Access Coach will be an individual who thrives on challenges and opportunities. 

Position: College Access Coach

The goal of the College Access program is to provide information, support, and guidance in all aspects related to college admissions so students can go to the best college/university for them and graduate with minimal student loan debt. The College Access Coach may coordinate, lead, and support workshops, field trips, and other programming focused on college exposure, college applications, and financial aid; provide one-on-one support to students completing college-related tasks and follow up as needed; support and monitor a caseload of students while working with other staff to ensure each of those students’ overall success; and other duties as assigned. This is a part-time position working 10-12 hours per week. College Track’s business hours are 11am-7:30pm Monday-Friday. Programming hours (when students are present) are 4pm – 7:30pm, Monday-Friday. 

Qualifications

First and foremost, the College Access Coach must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Able to commit to working 10-12 hours per week for a minimum of one full academic year) with flexible availability that includes programming hours of 2pm-7pm Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays. 
  • Experience working with a diverse population of students in a relevant program area (e.g. tutoring or teaching, college advising, or youth development)
  • Skilled at relationship building with students and parents 
  • Goal-oriented and strong commitment to meeting goals; dedication to helping students achieve their goal of college completion
  • Proficient in data entry, data analysis and visual tracking
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset
  • Strong written & verbal communication 
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with students and keep them motivated and productive
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence 
  • Cleared background check and TB test before start date
  • Ability to pass a driving clearance

Responsibilities

  • Work approximately 10-12 hours per week, primarily between 2:00 PM-7:30 PM Mondays-Fridays.  
  • Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, supporting the College Access Director with data entry and tracking, monitoring technology, taking attendance, contacting parents, and working with families
  • Organize and chaperone (as available) college campus visits 
  • Lead student workshops to prepare students for going to & graduating from college 
  • Support College Access Director with one-on-one check-in meetings with juniors and seniors

Compensation

This position is a part-time, non-exempt hourly position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and begins at $17.40 per hour.  

 

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Talent Recruiter

Posted by | July 26, 2021 |

Role Mission

Reporting to the Director of Staffing, the Talent Recruiter is responsible for sourcing, recruiting and hiring talented candidates.  They will oversee the strategy and execution of teacher and staff recruitment in the network, build and maintain strong relationships with hiring managers and external partners, and manage all recruitment efforts.  The Talent Recruiter will work to ensure that we have top talent who will contribute to the overall success of our organization while making a positive impact on scholar learning and outcomes.

 

Recruitment and Candidate Communication

  • Oversee the entire hiring process, including managing the talent pipeline, conducting resume reviews, phone interviews, and scheduling final interviews
  • Clearly track all candidate touchpoints within Lever (our applicant tracking system) and manage all candidate information
  • Respond to all applications and candidate emails with 24-72 hours (pending job specific)
  • Provide intentional feedback throughout the interview process that leads to candidate success and individual growth
  • Work with fellow team members to ensure all aspects of the interview process is equitable and reflects the values and mission of Rocky Mountain Prep
  • Ensure that 90% mid-year replacement openings are filled within two weeks and Rocky Mountain Prep is 100% hired for all open positions by the first day of professional development in summer 2022

Recruitment Strategy and Implementation

  • Develop and implement a  strong recruitment strategy that can be added to the talent playbook to increase accountability on the clear whys behind the process
  • Co-create and co-lead  PD sessions for hiring managers that result in an efficient and equitable hiring season
  • Consistently review staffing data, and utilize a recruitment strategy to identify key recruitment events that will result in sourcing highly-qualified candidates
  • Build on existing partnerships and increase RMP visibility at both the local and out-of-state level to attract exceptional talent
  • Set vision for recruitment and marketing materials, with an emphasis on our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Recruitment Evergreens

  • Respond to all phone inquiries, email inquiries, and applications within 24-48 hours of receipt
  • Clearly track touchpoints with applicants in Lever (ATS) to improve processing time
  • Respond to talent team emails, phone calls, and text requests to increase efficiency and capacity in work
  • Act as a culture carrier to staff
  • Create informal ways to connect with NST, staff, school leads, RMP families, and scholars
  • Exemplify excellence and an exceptional customer service orientation leading to 90% of hiring managers report being satisfied or highly satisfied with their partnership with the talent team

Key Competencies

  • Culture Add and Alignment to Peak Values – Internalizes, embodies, champions, and holds others accountable to the RMP mission, vision, and PEAK values. Brings a diverse perspective, a strong desire to learn, and a spirit of generosity and curiosity to the team.
  • Organizational Understanding – Understands the workings, structure, and culture of Rocky Mountain Prep as well as the climate in which our organization operates. Thinks strategically to influence individuals, organizations, and social groups to build excitement and engagement with our schools.
  • Service Orientation – Builds relationships with others by acting with the needs of stakeholders in mind. Facilitates delivery of solutions that meet expressed and unexpressed needs with a genuine desire to assist others and “move the boulders in the road” that impede success.
  • Personal Agility – Demonstrates a positive attitude, resilience and openness to change. Adapts one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change, is comfortable in ambiguous situations, and works effectively in a variety of settings with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Action Management – Manages and coordinates tasks, develops project plans, monitors performance, and achieves project goals in alignment with outcomes. Works collaboratively to set expectations and standards, to evaluate effectiveness, and to hold people accountable to meeting commitments.

Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience participating in recruitment OR working in schools.  Experience in education or nonprofit context is strongly preferred, but not required.  This could look like: 2 years of direct recruiting experience, candidate processing, and hiring, OR, 1 year of recruiting experience and 1 year of school experience (teaching, administration, or operations)
  • Track record of success in recruitment, sales, or outreach context, including recruiting and/or working with diverse constituents
  • Preferred
  • Knowledge of school systems and talent acquisition
  • Proficiency in Applicant Track Systems (ATS) like Lever, Greenhouse, Gem, etc

This is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $47,250 – $60,000, depending on experience.

 

RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Director of Human Resources

Posted by | July 26, 2021 |

Role Mission

The Director of Human Resources plays a critical role in making the organization run smoothly and helping staff members feel supported. They are responsible for ensuring Rocky Mountain Prep is in compliance with applicable employment regulations and ensuring our staff members receive the pay and benefits to which they are entitled.

1. Manage all benefits administration and compliance

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management
  • Coordinate with insurance providers and brokers to select plans for the upcoming year
  • Organize and implement open enrollment and ensure 100% completion of open enrollment events
  • Approve and enroll staff members in selected benefits plans, as applicable
  • Complete all post-payroll benefits accounting steps including invoice review and funds submission
  • Manage the optional 401k plan enrollment for all staff
  • Manage relationship and compliance with PERA
  • Complete and manage all claims for worker’s compensation, short-term/long-term disability, FMLA, and maternity leave

2. Manage all payroll activities so that 100% of staff receive accurate payment every month

  • Collaborate with managers to ensure all compensation changes and work hours are reflected in payroll
  • Manage any payroll advance requests
  • Manage performance pay bonuses
  • Complete and submit payroll register each month, including post-payroll completion steps

3. Provide outstanding customer service to staff members

  • All inquiries from current employees receive a response within 24 hours
  • Complete all VOE requests from current and former employees
  • Develops and maintains the HR resource bank for employees
  • Facilitates professional development and training for current employees on HR practices and policies as necessary

4. Talent Support & HRIS Management

  • Manage follow through and documentation for all employee performance concerns, PIPs, write-ups, and separations
  • Write all offer letters and severance agreements for the organization, ensure signed receipt, and correct filing of documentation
  • Manage HRIS (Paylocity) partnership and adapt platform to the needs of the organization
  • Initiate and complete all HRIS onboarding activities for new staff members
  • Manage employee work calendars and PTO tracking and reporting
  • Manage comprehensive staff list reporting and accurate personnel records in HRIS

Competencies & Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in HR
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Independent problem-solving
  • Flexibility and adaptive to change
  •  Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in payroll, benefits administration, and/or other HR-related activities
  • PHR or SHRM certification required
  • Pass a background check & demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
  • Experience with Paylocity is preferred but not required

This is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $75,000-$85,000, depending on experience.

 

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Controller (Immediate)

Posted by | July 23, 2021 |

About KIPP Colorado:

KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life. We are a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools that educate students from ECE through 12th grade. We currently serve two communities within Denver; the Northeast and Southwest. Both communities serve students in elementary, middle and high school.

Our Vision:

Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Our Mission:

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Job Description

Management

  • Educates and supports Principals and Assistant Principals of Operations (APOs) to prepare annual budgets, manage school-based expenses and follow fiscal policies and procedures
  • Contributes to increasing the financial literacy and business acumen of the organization
  • Creates department goals and performs ongoing analysis and process improvements to ensure the organization’s financial health
  • Directly manages the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant

Finance & Accounting

  • Prepares timely financial statements, including statement of activities, fund balances, and sources/uses of funds
  • Creates and presents management reports and financial models that provide insights into the organization’s performance against its financial plans and related financial health
  • Continually monitors and analyzes revenue and expense activities to ensure accurate allocations
  • Oversees all federal fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, reimbursements and oversight, (ESSER, Title 1A, Title II, Title III, and Title IV) and continuously seeks new information on the financial landscape locally and at the state and federal level
  • Oversees the annual financial audit
  • Regularly evaluates, updates, and creates systems to lead others improve processes
  • Works with Development team to monitor grant budgets and assist with other grant request activities as necessary
  • Regularly evaluates and updates software systems and efficiencies related to finance and accounting

Qualifications

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, CPA preferred
  • At least five years of accounting experience
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required
  • Experience with Sage Intacct preferred
  • Experience in nonprofit/education sector and knowledge of grant accounting
  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity
  • Skilled at explaining complex financial matters in a simple way and an ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Detail oriented with exceptionally strong follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills, with an ability to set up systems and processes to streamline accounting function
  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative
  • Ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with, motivate, and engage a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Professionalism, maturity, and an understanding of how to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work

Additional Information

 Compensation and Benefits

  • The compensation for this role is $95,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.
  • Benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Participation in PERA
  • Paid family or medical leave of absence
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation reimbursement (when applicable)
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance
  • Voluntary long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary short term disability insurance
  • Optional 401(k)
  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • All staff members are issued a laptop computer and cell phone.
  • Numerous professional growth and leadership opportunities within KIPP Colorado Schools.

KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

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Director of Regional Operations

Posted by | July 23, 2021 |

About the Role: 

This position will be a key member of KIPP Colorado’s leadership team. This position sets the vision for school-based operational excellence and realizes that vision through coaching of Assistant Principals of Operations and management of the Manager of Regional Operations, Student Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator and Technology Team. The person in this position must be skilled at developing and coaching people, building systems at a network level and navigating relationships among schools, regional staff and DPS. This full-time position is a part of our Regional Team. The Director of Regional Operations will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

About KIPP Colorado:

KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life. We are a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools that educate students from ECE through 12th grade. We currently serve two communities within Denver; the Northeast and Southwest. Both communities serve students in elementary, middle and high school.

Our Vision:

Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Our Mission:

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Management & Culture Leadership 

  • Proactively works to build a shared culture of equity, joy and and trust across all teams
  • Sets the vision for school operational excellence and coaches APO’s and their team to realize the vision so that operations staff at schools feel supported and are building capacity towards a self-sufficient school operations model.
  • Determines the long term vision for technology at KIPP CO and manages the Tech Team to realize that vision.
  • Manages professional development and the talent pipeline for school and regional operations.
  • Owns APO and school ops hiring processes in partnership with Talent and Principals
  • Directs coaching and performance management processes for school ops to ensure equitable development and coaching of all operations staff in partnership with the Talent Team and Director of Leadership Development.
  • Establishes proactive relationships with DPS service partners in Safety & Security, Facilities, Food Services, Nursing Services, Transportation. Serves as the point of escalation for DPS services.

Systems Leadership

  • Directs Student Recruitment & Enrollment strategy and systems to ensure 100% enrollment at all schools against enrollment targets. Manages citywide lottery participation and compliance
  • Creates and maintains structures that support School Ops planning and execution in partnership with the Head of Schools
  • Regional point of contact for school-based emergencies (e.g. fire, lockdown/lockout, snow days).
  • Liaises with DPS and Shared Campus partners to ensure resources are allocated fairly and efficiently to benefit all students
  • Identifies organizational risk priorities and implements an associated plan for each Manages insurance policies and claims.
  • Oversees short and long term facility capital projects

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of anti-racist, educational equity –  required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • 6+ years of relevant experience and 3+ years of experience managing a team
  • Experience in mapping short- and long-term operations strategy for schools or other nonprofit organizations
  • Experience managing student recruitment and enrollment
  • Experience coaching others to expand their capacity and meet organizational priorities
  • Experience in facility and/or environmental oversight of a school or nonprofit
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and presenting skills, and a keen attention to detail
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Colorado’s mission and values, including a strong commitment to the belief that all children can learn and deserve access to an excellent public education
  • Naturally and readily assumes responsibility to fix problems and create improvements
  • Ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with, motivate, and engage a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Ability to self‐direct and prioritize among competing goals and exhibit flexibility in a fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive results

 

This position is open for an immediate start date. Compensation is competitive and is negotiable based on experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, participation in PERA, and a paid time-off package.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • The starting salary for this role is $90,000
  • Benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Participation in PERA
  • Paid family or medical leave of absence
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation reimbursement (when applicable)
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance
  • Voluntary long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary short term disability insurance
  • Optional 401(k)
  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • All staff members are issued a laptop computer and cell phone.
  • Numerous professional growth and leadership opportunities within KIPP Colorado Schools.

 

KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

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Director of Regional Advocacy

Posted by | July 22, 2021 |

Job Title:      Director of Regional Advocacy
Location:      Denver,  CO 80203
Group:           Advocacy
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a charter support organization that has been place since 1994. Recently established, CLCS Action is a companion advocacy organization to the Colorado League of Charter Schools.
As the Director of Regional Advocacy – Metro Denver, you will be responsible for leading and working within districts and school communities to assist charter school leaders, families, and staff in developing and executing multi-level advocacy agendas. The Director of Regional Advocacy will be responsible for creating strategies to build knowledge and skills among a network of school leaders, parents, teachers, and supporters and then mobilizing them around local and statewide charter school priorities and initiatives. This includes building and managing relationships with key community stakeholders and organizations and convening charter school leaders, setting up and managing district-level charter school collaboratives, and attending and tracking community convenings and board meetings.
Responsibilities:
District Engagement
  • Identify strategy for united action at district level. Lead strategy for League engagement in Denver and Aurora. This includes setting goals for the work and managing reports on progress against goals and data entry.
  • Lead principal engagement and alignment for designated region.
  • Establish, grow, and maintain formal partnerships in designated region.
  • Work in conjunction with the Advocacy Team to develop short- and long-term advocacy goals, strategies and target areas for engagement and advocacy work.
  • Work across external district teams to ensure advocacy campaign strategies are in line with organizational goals and communicate to team members and advocacy partners about campaign development.
  • Build a network of families and staff within schools and identify family and staff champions in communities across region to be trained and mobilized.
  • Develop and deliver trainings to families and staff on a variety of issues for designated region.
  • Facilitate the regular convening of assigned regional charter collectives.
  • Build, maintain and leverage relationships with local advocacy allies.

State-Level Engagement

  • Play critical role in improving and growing the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ ACT advocacy network.
  • Leverage ACT network members for action alerts at key times throughout the year.
  • Support Director of Governmental Affairs in identifying and preparing charter leaders, staff and families to provide testimony on key issues at the State Capitol.
  • Coordinate large public forums, rallies and actions demonstrating the power of charter school families and staff, including events such as Charter School Advocacy Day at the Capitol.
  • Capitalize on unity to impact state policy opportunities.
  • Lead program and content development for family and staff trainings.
  • Lead development of training promotional materials.
  • Represent the Colorado League of Charter Schools at coalition tables.
  • Establish and maintain League relationships with other advocacy organizations and direct service providers to promote opportunities for collaboration, areas where there is misalignment and promote services to school partners to support their families and staff.

Data and Communications

  • Track local school board meetings and develop the necessary communications materials to keep charter school leaders and their communities informed, engaged, and mobilized.
  • Manage data tracking systems; track network growth goals, benchmarks, and overall progress, and ensure accurate and timely data entry; including metrics of training RSVPs, training participants, identified champions, actions taken, and issues noted.
  • Oversee Murmuration database and district advocacy campaigns.
  • Support the application completion and reporting of advocacy-related grants.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coordination and management of partners and consultants as needed for projects and grant work.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, Advocacy, or a policy related field.
  • Prior experience in education advocacy.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish is preferred.
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office, Google Suite, video online platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and be able to work with multiple systems to ensure data is kept up to date and includes: YM, Murmuration, and others.
  • Ability to independently lead, manage and accept responsibility for a variety of complex organizational functions.
  • Able to proactively identify challenges and ask for support where needed.
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to facilitate large scale meetings in person and/or remote.
  • Experience working in a non-profit or startup, with minimal supervision and resources, and the ability to be highly adaptable as the organization changes.
  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Resilient, self-aware professional with exposure to diverse experiences and a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated integrity and high standards in managing information and data in a highly confidential and professional manner.
  • Proven experience in managing large scale programs and initiatives through strategies and tactical practices.
  • Proven ability to take complex concepts and technical information and make them accessible for families and staff.
  • Knowledge of topics related to advocacy, organizing and public relations marketing.

Benefits:

We offer competitive pay based on experience, along with medical and dental insurance after a 30-day waiting period, including 100% premium coverage for the employee on multiple medical plans. We also offer generous PTO, 20 days of holiday pay and a 401k.

The Colorado League is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Manager of Human Resources

Posted by | July 20, 2021 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position: Manager of Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Location: STRIVE Prep- Central Office (Denver, CO)
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000*

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator

THE CHALLENGE

Do you want to leverage your Human Resources expertise to help create a culture and work environment where STRIVE Prep’s K-12 educators and staff can bring their full selves to work and be unleashed to enable breakthrough results for students?

CONTEXT & OVERVIEW OF ROLE

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of K-12 public charter schools that challenges every student to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. The Manager of Human Resources will join STRIVE Prep’s Talent Team at an exciting time of transformation where we are: 1. Evolving our internal and network-wide culture with a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) focus; and 2. Redefining our HR service model to provide more site-based support and relationship building, which are both key to achieving our talent strategy to be the best place for diverse top talent to work in education in Denver. The successful candidate will manage their portfolio of campuses throughout the employee life cycle including but not limited to: onboarding, benefits enrollment, employee relations, performance management, workers’ compensation, leaves of absence, compliance, and offboarding. In so doing, we will create a best-in-class culture and work environment that unleashes breakthrough results in each of our 500 team members and 3,800 students across 10 schools, who are Learning to Change the World.

THE MUST HAVES

Do the following must haves resonate with how you are wired and demonstrable in your unique talents and experiences? If so, we invite you to apply and can’t wait to learn more about you!

You are a people whisperer with a strong lens on DEI: You proactively build meaningful and authentic relationships with your schools’ team members and central office colleagues, and have a gift for creating inclusive spaces in every interaction. You instinctively balance empathy and accountability, and are able to put team members at ease in their most vulnerable moments, especially when there are cultural differences and/or communication barriers. You value diverse perspectives, seek feedback to inform your work, and innately keep those from marginalized backgrounds top of mind, which contributes to an inclusive environment.

You KNOW and LOVE HR: You think, breathe, and eat HR. Your expertise shows up in your ability to quickly and effectively respond to the scope of responsibilities outlined in the Essential Functions section of this job posting. You are driven and agile, instinctively adapting your approach to fit the unique context of each of the schools in your portfolio.

Your customer service is legendary: You know and believe that HR is all about customer service and you keep the customer service experience of team members top of mind. Your time management is impeccable, and you take pride in your ability to ensure 100% follow through on every task and consistently meeting deadlines. Knowing that HR isn’t Monday-Friday, 9-5, you routinely make yourself available to team members through numerous communication methods, and are proactive in alerting others to any limitations to your availability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

With the must haves driving your daily approach to the work, the successful Manager of Human Resources will perform the essential functions of the role for their portfolio of campuses within STRIVE Prep’s 10 schools and Central Office.

Within Portfolio of Campuses & Central Office:

Benefits, Wellness, & Leave of Absences

  • Administers network employee serving benefits and wellness programs.
  • Manages benefits management and orientation.
  • Coordinates and manages leave of absences in accordance with applicable policies and laws.

Technology, Human Capital Management & Data Integrity

  • Ensures accuracy of all employee data in HCM.
  • Executes reporting and compliance requests on an ongoing basis.
  • Trains employees and managers to efficiently and effectively use HCM.
  • Manages employee, position, and competition changes in HCM.
  • Manages HR ticketing system.

Onboarding & Offboarding

  • Manages a best-in-class onboarding and orientation experience that reflects a strong culture of inclusion.
  • Administers systems and processes to ensure proper monitoring, improvement, and cross-functional coordination of onboarding and offboarding activities.
  • Manages a best-in-class offboarding experience for departing team members.

Employee Relations

  • Ensures policies, procedures, and practices are implemented through a DEI lens.
  • Communicates, advises, and trains on policies, procedures, and relevant labor and employment laws to ensure proper administration and compliance.
  • Conducts employee relations investigations.
  • Provides coaching to employees to address their concerns or enhance their contributions to the business.

Law, Policy, & Compliance

  • Ensures HR policies, procedures and programs are consistently administered.  Maintains knowledge of industry trends and relevant, federal, state and local employment legislation and their applicability to STRIVE Prep.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Director of Human Resources for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Coordinates and manages applicable portfolio information and data for any required compliance testing and reporting.

Talent Team and Network-wide Support:

Team Collaboration

  • Collaborates with Talent Team to develop, execute, and achieve strategic team goals, and ensure DEI best practices are at the foundation of STRIVE Prep’s culture, mindsets, systems and processes.
  • Supports and collaborates on strategic retention and employee experience initiatives.
  • Partners with Talent Team to ensure consistency in HR processes and messaging across campuses.
  • Attends and actively participates in all Talent Team meetings, Central Office meetings, retreats, professional development opportunities and coaching sessions with the Director of Human Resources.

Relationship Building & Partnerships

  • Develops and fosters strong working relationships with employees across departments.
  • Participates in applicable committees, groups, etc. as identified by team and network need.

Additional Duties

  • Assist with other duties/tasks as needed or assigned by the Director of Human Resources and other senior leadership team members.
  • As a member of the Central Team, you will be an active participant in network and school level activities and/or events including but not limited to: summer training testing, normed grading, VOICES, and other interactions with staff and scholars.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR PREFERENCES WHERE NOTED)

  • Bachelor’s degree (required); Focus in Human Resource Management, labor relations, organizational development preferred
  • Independent travel (60%-80%) in the Denver metro area (required)
  • 3+ years HR Generalist experience ( in an organization with 350+ staff is strongly preferred)
  • Charter school or school district HR experience preferred
  • SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR certification is strongly preferred

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits. 
  • On average, our network provides a 4% annual salary increase which is one of the highest in the Denver education market. 
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 week paid Sabbatical or a payout. 
  • Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
  • Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. 
  • Equipment provided: laptop
  • Weekly coaching sessions 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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Manager of Talent Acquisition

Posted by | July 20, 2021 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position: Manager of Talent Acquisition
Reports to: Director of Talent Acquisition
Location: STRIVE Prep- Central
Salary: $50,000 – $65,000

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Proactively build relationships with school leaders and execute a hiring strategy customized to their school and context.
  • Manage the hiring process through a DEI lens with strong customer orientation and deliver a world-class experience for candidates and hiring managers.
  • Support and manage a well-coordinated and effective strategic plan and approach to recruiting teachers and network leaders.
  • Support our annual hiring campaigns, which will result in new teachers, leaders, and professional support staff to serve our scholars.
  • Demonstrate and articulate a thorough grasp of STRIVE Prep’s mission and model, and communicate with prospective applicants and candidates about the expectations, benefits, and merits of working at STRIVE Prep.
  • Manage candidate relationships throughout the application process and conduct phone interviews.
  • Support campus-based team members with scheduling and conducting virtual and on- campus interviews.
  • Engage with a team of goals-oriented recruiters, talent managers, and school leaders to ensure a seamless experience for all candidates, as well as the alignment and presentation of the best candidates for every position within the organization.
  • Faithfully utilize STRIVE’s systems and processes as laid out in training in order to drive accurate data and an outstanding candidate experience.
  • Consistently issue offer letters and conduct reference checks in order to complete the hiring process and facilitate a smooth handoff to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Assist with other duties/tasks as needed or assigned by senior leadership team members.
  • As a member of the Central Team, you will be required to regularly support schools throughout the year on campus (including potentially working directly with students) and be an engaged participant in required and optional network and school-level activities/events.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR PREFERENCES WHERE NOTED)

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 2+ years of K-12  classroom teaching experience in K-12 (required)
  • Independent travel in the Denver metro area and nationally (required)
  • 2+ years talent acquisition/recruiting/hiring experience (at least 100 positions annually; strongly preferred)

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits.
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 weeks paid Sabbatical or a payout.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.

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Policy Analyst

Posted by | July 20, 2021 |

ROLE: Policy Analyst

LOCATION: Denver, CO

START DATE: Flexible

 

ROLE OVERVIEW

Democrats for Education Reform – Colorado (DFER) seeks a policy analyst to provide critical support in policy research, organizational operations, and social media. This role is ideal for someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial, flexible, and occasionally high-intensity environment. 

WHO WE ARE

Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a national political organization that supports elected Democrats and candidates for office who seek to expand policies and practices that work well for America’s students and confront those that do not. We are education progressives who prioritize students and families, especially low-income students and students of color who should be better served by our country’s public education system. 

 

DFER partner Education Reform Now Advocacy (ERNA) is an advocacy group that advances education reform measures through empowering community leaders to support our legislative and political advocacy work. ERNA keeps constant pressure on legislators to champion high-quality public education.

 

DFER partner Education Reform Now (ERN) is a nonpartisan think tank that promotes increased resources and innovative reforms in K-16 public education, particularly for students of color and students from low-income families. 

WHAT WE DO

  1. Support for Progressive Education Leaders — In an approach that is markedly different from our peers and partners in the field, DFER engages directly with candidates and elected officials to empower them to advocate for education policies that focus foremost on serving students.  Our partner organization, Education Reform Now’s work involves policy research, analysis and education that helps policy makers at all levels understand complex education issues and make informed decisions.
  2. Informing the Education Debate in Colorado — Our coalition leadership is shown through our work with the Equity in Colorado Coalition, Communities of Practice, and the K-12 Round table.  We work collaboratively with organizations such as the Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Children’s Campaign, Denver Public Schools, Transform Education Now, Stand for Children, OurTurn, New Era Colorado, Young Invincibles, and numerous other organizations to create an education system that is held accountable to all kids and families.
  3. Targeted Interventions and Rapid Response — DFER’s breadth and depth of reach from the most local district relationships to state and federal policymakers, enable us to respond quickly to the changing landscape and policy trends. Activities vary significantly from project to project and may include training, policy analysis, public engagement, electoral and issue advocacy, and policy guidance for elected officials and local advocates.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent DFER-CO and our policy interests in meetings with relevant governing agencies, stakeholder meetings, and education coalitions.
  • Work with policy director to attend and take notes on all relevant interim committees over the summer and fall, which include tracking statements and positions made by elected officials that support or oppose the policy goals of DFER.
  • Attend and take notes on State Board meetings throughout the year, which include tracking statements and positions made by board members that support or oppose the policy goals of DFER.
  • Subscribe to newsletters and attend constituent meetings of key elected officials and track statements that support or oppose the policy goals for DFER.
  • Work with policy director to create talking points to elected officials, one-pagers on proactive policy, and draft research briefs for internal and external parties. 
  • Work closely with state and policy director to establish and cultivate working relationships with key policy makers and staffers at relevant government agencies, e.g. provide briefing materials, and analyzing policy implications.
  • Maintain tracking systems that pertain to policy analyst position, such as contact with elected officials, status of education bills during legislative session, state board member comments, etc.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms, Dropbox and excel required 
  • Strong research and analysis skills 
  • Track record of successful project management 
  • Willingness to be flexible in an entrepreneurial work environment
  • Passion for DFER’s mission and vision 

COMPENSATION

This position is a salaried position between $58,500 – $75,000 per year plus benefits which include: a 401k plan with match, health insurance, and cell phone reimbursement.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Democrats for Education Reform welcomes applications from all, and strongly encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees & LGBTQ people to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of Colorado students. 

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Early Childhood Education

Posted by | July 15, 2021 |

Jeffco Public Schools is hiring for multiple positions across the district.  To view positions and apply please visit:  www.jeffcok12jobs.com Keyword:  Childhood

Quality early childhood education is much more than just childcare. It is an academically and developmentally focused experience that provides students with early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as other academic experiences, so they come to school ready to learn. Expanding Early Childhood Education is a focus of the Jeffco Public Schools vision and aligned strategic plan. It is important to increase the quality and quantity of academically and developmentally focused opportunities for Pre-K students so that those students will enter kindergarten ready and will sustain academic proficiency.

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Teacher-Early Childhood (Licensed), the Early Childhood Instructional Partner assists with the delivery of an appropriate instructional program. Perform classroom duties which may include preparing instructional materials, assisting with instruction and assessment, collaborating in the care and discipline for preschool students, along with other duties such as keeping the classroom clean and well- organized.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Work collaboratively with teacher, special education staff, instructional coach, principal and all other school employees and volunteers.

Perceive feedback received to be constructive and supportive; use feedback to improve practice.

Communicate with team members, students and parents, as appropriate.

Participate in continuous improvement; cooperate in implementation of school-wide and department-wide goals.

Share in classroom responsibilities such as preparing instructional materials. Assist with instruction, and assessment. Collaborate in the care and discipline for preschool students

Ensure classroom is well organized and meets Health Department and CDHS guidelines for health and safety. Participate in professional learning as required.

Maintain updated requirements of Early Childhood Teacher as defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION: High School diploma and Early Childhood Teacher qualifications through Colorado Department of Human Services.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in early childhood setting preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have current CPR and First Aid, or complete within 60 days of hire date. Must complete required CDHS paperwork and TRAILS report before first day of employment – fee charged. Physical examination required by CDHS to be completed within first 30 days of employment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

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Product Administrator (Digital)

Posted by | July 15, 2021 |

The Markle Foundation Seeks a Product Administrator (Digital)

to Operate and Improve the Digital Solutions Suite for the Rework America Alliance

 

About the Markle Foundation:

The Markle Foundation challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutions to critical public problems and achieve systemic change. Today, as millions are unemployed and advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s current priority is advancing solutions toward a labor market that will enable workers in America to move into good jobs in the digital economy.

About the Rework America Alliance:

In response to the devastating impact of the pandemic, Markle launched the Rework America Alliance a nationwide collaboration of employers, non-profits, educators, government entities, and public and private organizations. The Alliance is working to open opportunities for millions of unemployed and low wage workers to move into good jobs, particularly people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the current economic crisis. Partners include National Urban League, NAACP, UnidosUS, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Google, IBM, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Workday and other leading businesses, labor unions, training and workforce organizations.

 

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Product Administrator will join a small team that enables development, delivery, and management of digital solutions for partners of the Rework America Alliance. The Rework America Alliance is working to leverage technology to open opportunities for millions of unemployed and low wage workers to move into good jobs, particularly people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the current economic crisis and those who have built capabilities through experience but do not have a bachelor’s degree. The Product Administrator is an associate level teammate who will serve as an administrator of various existing platforms and products. They will serve as a liaison between the leadership of the Digital Solutions team, product users, and vendors (such as development/engineering). A core responsibility of this role will be the management of a Learning Management System (Totara) and the content it houses. Additionally, this position requires alignment with Markle’s mission of philanthropy. The right candidate will possess a desire to leverage their skills to help those in need and embody a tech for good approach and mindset. This position is a mix of independent, task-based, operational work with close collaboration within a cross-functional teams to influence product innovation and solutions that serve the greater good. Given the entrepreneurial nature of Markle, all team members execute a diverse portfolio of projects and contribute to the learning culture through execution of pilots, supporting multiple initiatives and collabo- rating across teams and partner organizations.

This role may interact with Digital Solutions ranging from wireframes / prototypes / MVPs to E-Learning objects and platforms. Some sample solutions in the suite include the Skillful Job Posting Generator and the Rework America Alliance / EMSI Skill My Resume solution

 

Required Foundational Skills:

  • Problem solving- leverage inspection, deconstruction, and iteration skills to understand an issue and propose a reasonable solution. Split large complex goals into smaller, more concise components.
  • Prioritization, planning, and coordination– demonstrate the ability to place tasks in the sequence that produces quick and efficient results, ability to construct a plan to meet the goals of the team and manage tasks to completion
  • Client / customer service– effectively partner with internal and external clients to understand their needs, user journey, and expectations, ability to work with all clients to resolve
  • Organization, monitoring, and documentation- ability to keep track of multiple projects that require different levels of attention (depending on where they are in their life cycle) and quickly identify points of intervention that require follow-up. Document important metrics and interactions.
  • Detail Orientation– without getting lost in minutia, pay attention to the small but potentially important details that may impact overall goal
  • Dependability and accountability– in this role it is critical to do what you say you will do, in a timely manner, with sufficient responsiveness, follow-up and
  • Understanding of the impact of systemic racism in communities of color: Build awareness of the ways racism and racial inequity have affected labor markets and economic opportunity; demonstrate commitment to understanding and addressing these issues through the work we

Required Occupational / Technical Skills:

  • Technical capabilities operate learning technologies and learning management systems, work with assets such as SCORM objects, audio files, video files, compression methods, and managing users and reports in the
  • Account and software administration– ability and knowledge of LMS configuration and day to day management, understand how to provide ongoing maintenance of user and course data with LMS, ability to serve as system administrator for digital tools (LMS and other systems)ensure the LMS is functional, up to date, and contains accurate information as well as ability to make adjustments accordingly; ability to train users and admins as necessary; understand system roles and as- sign permissions as needed ability to set up new courses in the LMS and work with other work- streams to ensure tools meet necessary requirements
  • Reporting on digital assets– ability to provide on-demand reports for not only LMS but Markle tools at large,
  • Software testing – Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify as needed.

Preferred Foundational Skills:

  • Research– ability to understand client and partner preferences to assist in identifying and screening new ideas and understand consumer satisfaction with a product; assist in desktop research or focus group discussions, interviews, and
  • Concentration- an individual that can focus attention and ignore unrelated topics would be an asset to the
  • Patience- ability to remain calm when dealing with tedious work or with a variety of opinions; demonstrate flexibility, acceptance, and

Preferred Occupational Skills:

  • Programming- SCORM and Moodle proficiency, HTML, grasp of the techniques and principles of software development such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing, and compiling of programming
  • Debugging- ability to detect and catalogue existing and potential errors (‘bugs’) as identified in testing or user reports. Use specialized tools to replicate and analyze the conditions that caused the set of software states or outputs reported by the customer to provide adequate solutions. Work with the software code to find and resolve bugs or
  • Product development- familiarity with review cycles and user testing; ability to take new information and understand how to apply it in a way that makes products more capable; familiarity with JIRA and other product support systems to track development and support
  • User journeys- comfort with user experience and how it plays into product development; ability to identify major points of engagement and value adds for user groups within products; ability to identify points of opportunity to better align products with core

Example activities:

 Testing and Documentation (for in-development and already operational solutions)

    • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or
    • Document software defects using a bug tracking system and report defects to software developers.
    • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or con- tent.
    • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or improve its performance.
    • Troubleshoot issues, identify/recommend solutions and implement solutions where applicable
  • Design, Development and Deployment
    • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product de- sign, schedules, or potential
    • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost
    • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers, and others to design systems and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and

Job Details:

  • Degree Requirements: NONE! We are a skills first organization and care more about your ability to do the job than where you received training for
  • Location: CO, IN, NY or DC
  • Title: Product Administrator (Associate Level)
  • Report: Senior Manager of Digital Solutions
  • Term: Full-time
  • Salary & Benefits: Base salary of $60,000 – $68,000 (depending on location and skill level) and a competitive benefits
  • Travel: Limited, however the ability to travel as needed and when permissible, if required, is de- sired
  • Applying: Please submit cover letter and resume to careers-digital-solutions@markle.org

Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, military status, or veteran’s status. Markle applies this policy to every aspect of employment, including internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, compensation, and termination decisions. Markle also pro- vides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with known disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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School Nurse

Posted by | July 14, 2021 |

Serves as the coordinator of the school health program to provide health services and health education to promote the optimal level of wellness for all students.
 Provides direct health care for students and monitors and supervises delegated nursing tasks, medication administration, and delivery of care by other personnel.
 Assures the provision of first aid and provides triage for physical, oral, and mental health issues.
 Develops and implements health care plans for students with health care needs. Conducts health screenings per state guidelines.
 Conducts health assessments for Special Education and 504 evaluations.
 Manages immunization compliance.
 Provides staff development on infection control and universal precautions. Participates in comprehensive health education programs and school health policy development

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Current Colorado Registered Nurse License required
Current Colorado Professional Special Services License (or ability to obtain)
Compensation:
Compensation depends upon levels of education and experience. The position is full-time, with salary and benefits

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Director, Structured Finance

Posted by | July 13, 2021 |

THE ORGANIZATION

The Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) is a leading nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that identifies the nation’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps to increase their impact. The portfolio includes 150 charter school networks that operate over 1,000 schools and serve more than 500,000 students in 31 states. We are committed to expanding the impact of schools that are closing achievement and opportunity gaps. Our investment strategy is like that of a nonprofit venture capital firm for public charter schools. The diverse “portfolio” of schools and leaders that we support include single-site charter schools as well as established networks that operate schools in several states. Ultimately, we believe the portfolio networks can serve more than one million students nationwide and in doing so, show how public schools can help students achieve excellent outcomes at scale.

This is an exciting time to join the Charter School Growth Fund. We are launching our next philanthropic fund in 2021, building on our 15-year track record of success. CSGF’s new five-year “Fund IV” will be larger in size and scope than previous funds, with a goal to continue to fuel charter sector growth, accelerate innovation, and strengthen long-term outcomes for students, particularly students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. Our new fund will continue to prioritize investments in leaders of color as our current portfolio is led by more than 50% leaders of color and more than 50% female leaders. We believe it is vital for the networks we support to be proximate to the lived experiences of the students and communities they serve.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Role: CSGF’s structured finance team seeks to ensure that facilities and financing are not a barrier to the growth and success of high-quality charter school networks across the country. CSGF is seeking a Director of Structured Finance to partner with charter operators and CSGF’s investment team to solve facilities and financing challenges through a combination of technical support to school leaders and the sourcing, structuring, and execution of loans.  We are seeking a candidate with a strong results orientation, expert financial and analytical skills, and the ability to manage complex projects, think strategically, and build relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, passionate about K‐12 education, and interested in leveraging public and private capital to create long‐term social impact.

Team: In 2010, CSGF launched its initial $20 million Facility Fund to help portfolio members acquire, construct, and renovate buildings for new schools. Over the past ten years, CSGF has utilized this capital to support nearly 100 schools develop over $1 billion in school real estate that will eventually serve 50,000 students each year. Given the success to date, CSGF has expanded our facility loan funds to $150 million which we leverage to solve the most difficult school financing challenges and negotiate the best deals for school leaders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of this role resemble those of a strategy consultant—provide strategic support, serve as a trusted thought partner, solve mission‐critical problems—and those of an impact investor—source and structure deals, conduct due diligence, invest capital, and monitor investments. In addition to the core responsibilities listed below the Director, Structured Finance will support the daily operations of CSGF’s structured finance practice including strategic planning, deal and pipeline tracking, internal cash flow management, and investor reporting.

A team of four Directors of Structured Finance each support a region of CSGF’s portfolio through the following key responsibilities:

SCHOOL LEADER SUPPORT

  • Serving as a strategic thought partner and financial advisor for the senior management and board of CSGF’s portfolio members
  • Partnering with CSGF’s investment team and the education entrepreneurs they support to develop and execute financial, financing and real estate strategies
  • Providing expertise and counsel to charter school operators that are undergoing a strategic planning process, including assisting with financial models, growth strategies and business plans

INVESTMENT ANALYSIS & LENDING

  • Leading 6-8 structured finance deals annually including conducting intensive due diligence on high-performing charter school operators: analysis and evaluation of financial models and deal affordability, real estate strategies, market dynamics, leadership teams, and business plans
  • Preparing investment analyses, proposals, and recommendations to CSGF’s partner team and board around investments

ECOSYSTEM BUILDING

  • Building capacity and knowledge within CSGF’s portfolio and across the industry including capturing and sharing best practices, creating more efficient financial markets, disseminating benchmarking information and creating communities of practice
  • Influencing the environment schools operate within across financing, real estate, and financial supports

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Characteristics

  • Demonstrated expertise in financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and strategic planning
  • Passion for creating social change through the impactful investment of public and private capital
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly the ability to build strong relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Strong project management experience that drives efficiency and excellence in all aspects of work
  • Ability to work seamlessly between high-level strategy and detail oriented work
  • Deep commitment to CSGF’s mission and passion for K-12 education
  • Excitement around creating excellent education options for low-income students
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Seven+ years of work experience, preferably including finance, private equity, impact investing, venture capital, management consulting, philanthropy, charter school management, or similar experience

WORKING AT CSGF

We are focused on hiring and developing great people, giving them freedom and autonomy, and maintaining high expectations to help them grow personally and professionally. In return, our team delivers high-quality work that increases our ability to find, fund, and deepen the impact of the highest performing public charter schools in the country. Our core values are:

  • Results. We work relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable results. We strive for excellence and pursue our mission tenaciously. Ideally, you thrive working in a self-directed manner in a fluid environment where flexibility and tenacity are required.
  • Entrepreneurship. We embrace calculated risks and new approaches. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes innovation, diversity of ideas, and risk. We rely on you to question conventional wisdom and think independently.
  • Integrity. We are truthful, fair, and trustworthy in all aspects of our work. We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest ethical standards. We trust you will too.
  • Respect. We appreciate the challenges faced by education entrepreneurs and recognize the limits of our own knowledge. We understand that our ultimate success is dependent upon the achievements of our partners. Your humility will be key to building trusted and authentic relationships.
  • Teamwork. We value each of our team members as individuals but believe that we achieve the greatest results by working together. We willingly sacrifice individual interests and recognition for greater collective impact. We hope having fun at work is important to you and you enjoy being a team player.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience and education. The target salary range for this role is $120,000+ annually. CSGF offers a very competitive package of benefits, including: health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage; vacation/holidays and parental leave; and participation in CSGF’s 403(b) plan. Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the US.

START DATE

CSGF is seeking candidates who can start as soon as possible; Flexible for the ideal candidate.

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Assistant Director, Implementation & Partnership

Posted by | July 12, 2021 |

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is seeking an Assistant Director, Implementation & Partnership to join CEI’s implementation team in our efforts to support Colorado school districts to: equitably, predictably, and reliably produce graduates who have developed academic, personal, professional, entrepreneurial, and civic competence; embrace a broader understanding of school quality; and, fully maximize the policy and funding opportunities of recovery to enable breakthrough change, particularly as related to equitable access to opportunities that drive increased relevance and experiential learning.

The ideal candidate for this role has deep school and district-level experience designing and implementing work-based, career-connected learning opportunities for schools and is skilled at high-quality project design and project management. Additionally, this candidate must be competent at building and leveraging relationships with CEI school and district partners and in coaching for leadership development and project success. The candidate is excited to join a team grounded in the CEI mindsets: dream big, act small, and pivot quickly; constant learning and adaptation; flexible, nimble, and purposeful; partnership and service orientation. This person is drawn to working with teams of district, school, teacher, and student leaders to design and implement work-based, career-connected, innovative learning programs. In addition to the qualifications described throughout this description, the candidate will exhibit belief in and comfort with the CEI Design Commitments, including change management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; youth activation; family and community partnership; social emotional development; and leadership. This position will report to the Director, Implementation & Partnership.

About Colorado Education Initiative

CEI is at the forefront of improvement, innovation, and change in Colorado’s public education system. CEI is a statewide nonprofit organization that invests time, expertise, and dollars in K-12 public education. For almost 15 years, CEI has worked with educators as an inspired and supportive partner on the ground in over 150 urban, suburban, and rural school districts.

CEI works as an implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and statewide convener in public education. Our mission is to accelerate improvement and innovation in Colorado schools. Our vision is a future in which every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. We currently partner deeply in nearly 50 Colorado school districts and have limited work in other states in the region. In addition to our field implementation work, we engage in important policy and innovation agendas in Colorado. Our success is driven by a passionate team of diverse individuals who truly enjoy working together.

Of note, we are committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work we support across Colorado. We seek to identify and embed equity-seeking practices in our culture and talent systems and have made a focused set of investments in the related professional development of our team. We believe our work demands this because of the historic and current experiences in the school systems in which we operate and because we believe the outcomes we seek for students require the prioritization of equity. In all roles, we welcome candidates who are eager to participate in and contribute to this work and whose lived experiences deepen our perspectives on the education system.

Responsibilities

Specialist in Work-Based/Career-Connected/Innovative Learning Opportunities

  • Build and maintain expertise in current and emerging best practices for work-based/career- connected/innovative learning opportunities
  • Train and support CEI staff and field implementation partners in current and emerging best practices for work- based/career-connected/innovative learning opportunities
  • Lead project design and management on initiatives related to work-based/career-connected/innovative learning opportunities; organize and lead teams to do their best work
  • Lead and coach school and district teams to successful outcomes
  • Strategic coach to support systems seeking equity in work-based/career-connected learning for students furthest from opportunity
  • Support a culture of positivity and customer service internally and externally

Instructional Designer

  • Collaborate with national partners, businesses, students, internal teams, and school districts to design and implement programming for teachers and students, including industry-certification programming
  • Create key learning objectives and deliver learning solutions that integrate best practices to promote equitable student outcomes
  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and training/development expertise to both internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Identify training needs through both systematic assessments and informal discussions with end users
  • Assess the quality and effectiveness of training programs and ensure that programming accomplishes its intended goals through a continuous improvement process

Learner, Collaborator, and Thought Leader

  • Learn new approaches and processes and apply them within and outside of personal areas of expertise to advance the work of CEI and our partners
  • Actively and eagerly partner with colleagues inside and outside of CEI to advance shared goals and increase the capacity of the K12 ecosystem
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge in areas related to, but not limited to, work-based/career-connected/ innovative learning opportunities and how these opportunities intersect with academic and social-emotional student outcomes
  • Understand, promote, and inform policy and funding opportunities that drive increased relevance and experiential learning

Qualifications

A successful candidate will have a proven track record as a successful school and/or district leader with at least five years of experience designing and implementing work-based and/or career-connected learning opportunities in the K12 ecosystem. Understanding of concurrent enrollment systems in Colorado is an additional advantage. They will have skill and experience in working with diverse groups of people, coaching across lines of difference, and empowering local leaders to create change. They will be a strong facilitator in both in-person and virtual contexts and have a working knowledge of adult learning techniques. They know how to work across organizations to build relationships, develop collaborative work products, and be ultimately be responsible for the outcomes. They will have a record of working relentlessly and with humility to serve partners and teams they are accountable to. They will be organized, detail- oriented, an outstanding verbal and written communicator, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this role must be available and willing to travel as needed, approximately 25% of working days.

Competencies

This position requires strong project design and management skills, facilitation, coaching, interpersonal communication, collaboration, relationship building, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to anticipate and take initiative to predict and solve problems.

Compensation

  • Full-time position
  • Annual salary commensurate with experience in a range of $80,000-$90,000
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Hybrid work environment including some flexible scheduling and work-from-home options
  • Role is based in Denver, but if you live elsewhere in Colorado, we’d love to talk with you

 

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Chief of Staff

Posted by | July 9, 2021 |

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: 

The inaugural Chief of Staff (CoS) to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be a system- and people-oriented professional who will serve as a culture leader, project manager and facilitator of organization-wide decision making at KIPP Colorado (KIPP CO). The CoS will be a thought partner to the CEO and the six-person Executive Leadership Team. They will also partner closely with KIPP CO’s Board and school principals.  

 

As the first CoS and newest member of the executive team, this person will have the unique opportunity to both enhance and build new structures that will contribute to the overall impact of KIPP CO. This role is directly responsible for ensuring KIPP Colorado has a strong vision and priorities by planning and driving the development of a 5-year strategic plan. The CoS oversees structures for teaming, collaboration, culture, and accountability for the region. They will maintain effective internal cross-team coordination, especially between schools and regional support teams. Finally, the CoS will be the lead cross-functional coordinator on the KIPP Colorado Executive Leadership Team that sets the direction for the organization. The role reports directly to and serves as a critical support to the CEO. 

 

More specifically, the CoS is charged with the following key responsibilities: 

 

Drive strategy development, execution, and accountability:  

  • Strategic planning: Grounded in the KIPP network’s 2025 plan and commitment to racial justice, lead KIPP Colorado’s multi-year strategic planning process; lead organizational-wide progress monitoring of strategic plan implementation; and establish individual, team, and organizational accountability mechanisms. 
  • Annual planning: Beginning in Winter 2021, set the vision for and execute the annual planning processes for the KIPP Colorado regional team and six schools aligned to the organization’s multi-year plan. 
  • Progress monitoring: Develop organization-wide systems to collect input, analyze data (both qualitative and quantitative), and monitor/report on progress to key stakeholders and the broader organization. 
  • Implementation and integration: Advise the CEO on region-wide matters of strategic importance; identify and mitigate impending risks and barriers to successful strategic plan implementation; ensure that the strategic plan and growth plan are integrated throughout all regional functional areas of work; and engage internal and external stakeholders in the development and implementation of the strategic plan. 
  • Other: Lead strategic initiatives and special projects as determined by the CEO that are critical to KIPP Colorado’s long-term success, including organizational forecasting. 

 

Support regional and CEO effectiveness: 

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to set team purpose and define roles and responsibilities as a team comprised of other new senior leaders at KIPP CO. 
  • Thought partnership: Serve as a critical thought partner, collaborator, and organizer to the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, and Board of Directors. 
  • CEO proxy: Represent the CEO internally and externally, serving as a proxy as needed.  
  • Organizational health: Keep a pulse on the broader organization and organizational health on behalf of the CEO, including culture, systems/processes, crisis management. 
  • CEO time allocation: In partnership with her Executive Assistant, manage scheduling for the CEO to ensure her time is directed towards the region’s top priorities. 
  • Executive role clarity: Establish and manage clear divisions of responsibilities and decision rights within and across teams. 

 

Lead teaming, collaboration, culture and special project management: 

  • Cross-functional team management and collaboration: Support the CEO to coordinate weekly team meetings; develop meeting agendas; ensure pre-work is completed and distributed; and manage follow-up to key actions and decisions.  
  • Staff culture: Support a strong, cohesive staff culture that reflects KIPP’s core values and commitment to equity while maintaining responsiveness to local identity; measure and track growth in staff culture / engagement.  
  • Executive Leadership Team management: Support the CEO in quarterly Executive Leadership Team step backs and monthly Leadership Team (includes Regional Team Directors, Managing Directors, C-Suite, Special Projects Manager, and Principals) meetings to assess and evaluate progress on the annual plan and priorities, as well as review and revise the strategy, as needed. 
  • Broader Leadership Team development: Lead the team development for organizational leaders, aligned to talent, culture and equity vision. Plan and facilitate executive team, regional team, and other senior leadership meetings by developing agendas, fostering an affirming and joyous culture, and managing follow up to actions and decisions.  
  • Executive Office team management: Manage 2-4 direct reports; providing leadership for the vision, goals and strategy for each function, establishing clear expectations, promoting rigorous use of data to drive decision-making and fostering a culture of accountability. 

 

Serve as a critical steward of the KIPP Colorado Board of Directors: 

  • Board meeting and retreat prep: Under the guidance of the CEO, develop and maintain a strong, engaged, and active Board, including planning board meetings and producing Board materials and engaging in Board cultivation. Manage Board of Directors meetings and retreats, including working with committee chairs to set topics and create agendas. Partner with senior leaders and Executive Assistant in the creation and organization of content for all board meetings, retreats, committee meetings. 
  • Board administration and compliance: Support general Board administration and compliance, including following Open Meeting Law and compliance regulations. 
  • Board communication: Serve as a critical point of contact for all Board of Directors to communicate regional updates. Draft and/or edits critical memos. Prepare guests and presenters. 

 

Provide local and network leadership: 

  • Participate in and contribute to KIPP national network and local charter network of talent, strategy, and leadership staff, accessing and sharing learning and support with peers in other organizations.  

SUCCESS IN YEAR ONE LOOKS LIKE: 

  • Leveraging the strategic planning process as an opportunity to build relationships throughout KIPP Colorado and learn about each team’s priorities, goals, and objectives. 
  • Beginning to have touchpoints with the Board of Directors as a liaison between the Board and KIPP Colorado’s Executive Leadership Team.  
  • Establishing a strategic planning process that honors the perspectives and experiences of key stakeholders. 
  • Identifying, building and/or enhancing internal communication structures and planning systems that promote collaboration, deepening the connection between regional teams and schools, and holding all staff accountable to centering students and families.  
  • Modeling KIPP Colorado’s values and commitment to anti-racism that ultimately fosters a positive, inclusive, equitable and fun work environment. 
  • Continuously improve upon Executive Leadership Team and KIPP CO Leadership Team meeting structures, preparation, follow up and scope and sequence. 

 

ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 

KIPP CO seeks a CoS with demonstrated experience leading strategy implementation and holding individuals and teams accountable to outcomes.  An ideal candidate will be able to drive execution and create structures grounded in data, and facilitate effective coordination and communication amongst KIPP Colorado schools, regional departments, the Regional Leadership Team and the Board of Directors. The new CoS will build relationships throughout the organization to understand the ways in which KIPP CO’s infrastructure could help build robust strategies and plans that ultimately impact students, families, and communities.  

 

Key Experiences include: 

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience with 3 or more years of project management experience, at an organizational level. 
  • Demonstrated leadership in organizational planning and execution with the ability to create a vision, develop a plan, marshal resources, and execute on objectives utilizing a proactive and entrepreneurial mindset.  
  • Excellent relationship builder with demonstrated experience managing diverse stakeholders, leading and managing change, and promoting strong collaboration across teams in service of the relentless pursuit of improvement and driving results through collective achievement. 
  • Prior experience exhibiting exceptional use of judgement, as well as strategic thinking and analytical skills to solve complex problems and implement solutions.  
  • Record of results managing both the big picture and the details.  
  • Experience navigating complex legal, political, and community issues, including building and nurturing an inspiring and affirming culture within and across teams. 
  • A hands-on approach to administrative functions and experience creating and implementing top-notch systems, operations, and processes. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities; ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, demanding environment. 
  • Experience as a team and people manager who can motivate, mentor, and build a high-performing team. 

 

Key Attributes Include: 

  • Strong commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of anti-racist, educational equity—required. 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment; willing to learn and take on new responsibilities; comfortable with ambiguity; ability to balance urgency and the pace of change management, as needed. 
  • High self-awareness, humility and integrity; personally driven to be self-reflective, learn and grow; values enabling others to succeed. 
  • Builds relationships marked by respect, trust, and integrity. 
  • Has a strong equity lens when making resource allocation decisions. 
  • Strong team player with excellent customer service orientation; ability to communicate, influence and build consensus across diverse stakeholder groups with self-confidence and initiative; ability to clearly communicate, teach and present to all levels of the organization and Board members. 

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required & master’s degree strongly preferred (MBA or related field) 

 

TRAVEL: Travel within Denver to KIPP Colorado’s network of schools. 

 

ABOUT THE CEO: 

Tomi Amos joined the KIPP CO team in July 2020. Prior to becoming KIPP Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer, Tomi spent nearly ten years in education leadership positions with a previous career in law and policy. In less than a year, Tomi has built a reputation on the KIPP Colorado team as a visionary, strategic-thinker and highly relational leader. She values collaboration and bringing members of the KIPP Team and Family into decision-making processes. As Tomi’s right-hand, the CoS will extend Tomi’s capacity to allow her to spend the necessary time setting the direction for KIPP Colorado and listening to the needs of students, staff, and families.  

 

ABOUT THE TEAM: 

Tomi is the leader of the Executive Leadership Team, which is comprised of the following individuals: Chief Executive Officer; Chief of Staff; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Academics Officer; Head of Schools; and the Managing Director, External Affairs. Except for the Head of Schools and CEO, each member will be a new leader on the Executive Team. This presents an opportunity for the Chief of Staff to be among a newly formed team that will spend the next few months establishing their team’s values, operating principles, and culture. 

 

ABOUT KIPP COLORADO:  

KIPP Colorado Schools (KIPP CO) is a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. The 300-person staff educate 2,500 students in grades 9-12 at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, grades 5-8 at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, and grades Early Childhood Education (ECE)-4 through 4th grade at KIPP Northeast Elementary. In 2019, KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary became the newest elementary school educating students from ECE-3 through 1st grade. The alumni community is supported by KIPP Through College and Career, which is KIPP CO’s comprehensive support program for the 808 high school alumni who are charting their own paths. KIPP CO’s students have seen the highest growth in English among all Colorado Schools, and we have the best-rated high school in Denver and second in Colorado. Learn more about KIPP CO’s student and family experience here. 

 

ABOUT KIPP: 

Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students. 

 

COMPENSATION: This position is open for an immediate start date. Compensation begins at $123,750 and is negotiable based on experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, participation in PERA, and a paid time-off package. 

 

KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds. 

 

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First Grade Teacher

Posted by | July 9, 2021 |

Augustine Classical Academy Mission:
Augustine Classical Academy (ACA), by partnering with families, exists to provide an  education that is both classical and Christian; to equip students to know, love, and practice what is true, virtuous, and beautiful; and to challenge them to strive for excellence as they live for the glory of God and for the good of all people.

Position Overview:
The First Grade Teacher of Augustine Classical Academy works collaboratively to build a
relational and welcoming environment for staff, parents, and children. The Teacher oversees the high quality, integrated, investigative, teacher-directed, and child-focused curriculum using the guiding principles of the school’s mission and the school’s curriculum.
This Position Reports to the Head of School.

Key Responsibilities:

Provides instruction in elementary grade subjects:

  • Provide teaching instruction
  • Grade and return all student work within one (1) week of its original submission
  • Maintain up-to-date quarterly lesson plans, or semester lesson plans, as required by the academic dean
  • Maintain a clean and orderly classroom at all times
  • Participate in various weekly non-academic duties as assigned by the Head of School, e.g., morning drop-off, afternoon pick-up, lunch monitoring, recess monitoring, etc.
  • Participate in regular (monthly, unless otherwise specified) teacher-curriculum meetings as specified by curriculum director or head of school, by providing 1st grade feedback to administration

Supports the school’s teaching and administrative teams:

  • Model school values and desired culture
  • Lead by example
  • Cultivate a solutions-oriented outlook, a mentality of action rather than reaction, a balance of excellence and grace, and a demeanor that is glorifying to God
  • Maintain visibility in the workforce
  • Cultivate camaraderie and team-building

Partners with families:

  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences
  • Participate in special events throughout the year
  • Respond to parent communications in a timely manner
  • Resolve parental concerns
  • Greet each parent by name

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required:

  • A love for children and a desire to do what is best for them.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and takes initiative.
  • Movement involving stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, and reaching and substantial standing and walking and sitting.
  • The ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and alone.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR, First Aid Certification, Standard Precautions.
  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience preferred

Employment Type:

  • Full Time
  • Working Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM; One Friday per month 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Staff Accountant

Posted by | July 8, 2021 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position: Staff Accountant
Reports to: Controller
Location: STRIVE Prep- Central Office (Denver, CO)
Salary: $50,000-$65,000
Start Date: Immediate (Flexible)

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

The staff accountant is responsible for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties including but not limited to: financial record maintenance and transactions such as accounts payable, commercial card reconciliation, accounts receivable; assisting public fund reimbursements and preparation for annual audit. This role requires professionalism and tact in communications with a variety of individuals, strong time management skills, acute attention to detail, and the ability to work well with schools’ administrative teams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Accounts Payable

  • A process payment request with the required paperwork and approval on a weekly basis
  • Bookkeep the API entry with the correct fund code, GL code, grant code, job code, program code, effective date, transaction amount, and description
  • Create the positive pay report on the same day when the checks are mailed
  • Maintain and organize a completed AP record/files (copy of checks, invoices, approval emails, ACH vouchers, credit card payment receipt, etc.)
  • Request the W-9, ACH info form and the acceptable payment methods from the new vendors to establish the vendor profile
  • Update the AP status to the Controller at the weekly check-in
  • Assist the Controller to reconcile the accruals and track the payment status

Bookkeeping

  • Maintain and organize the monthly bank transaction folder
  • Reconcile the supporting files with the bank records
  • On a semi-monthly basis, bookkeep the bank disbursement and cash receipt entries with the correct fund code, GL code, grant code, job code, program code, effective date, transaction amount and description
  • Bookkeep the monthly earnings from the investment account
  • Bookkeep the monthly PERA entry, HSA entry, and 401K entry
  • Bookkeep the journal entries provided by the Controller and maintain the supporting files
  • Assist Controller to prepare for the annual auditing/other accounting projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related fields
  • 3 years experience in bookkeeping and AP clerk
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and MS-Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in an accounting role while working with multiple stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Abila MIP Fund accounting
  • Experience in governmental accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant license

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits.
  • On average, our network provides a 4% annual salary increase which is one of the highest in the Denver education market.
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of 3 weeks paid Sabbatical or a payout.
  • Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh.
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
  • Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth.
  • Equipment provided: laptop

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.

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Chief Legal Counsel & General Counsel

Posted by | July 6, 2021 |

The Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel will:

  • Serve as general counsel to CASB and advise CASB staff and the CASB Board of Directors on legal issues.
  • Lead CASB’s member legal resources and policy teams.
  • Serve as a resource for CASB-member school boards seeking general legal information and policy information.
  • Research and develop resources to keep CASB members apprised of current legal issues and policies affecting Colorado school districts.
  • Provide legal support to CASB’s advocacy and policy teams.
  • Monitor, review, and comment on rules pending before the State Board of Education and other state agencies that pertain to schools.
  • Serve on committees and working groups with the Colorado Department of Education and other state agencies and organizations that pertain to schools.
  • Monitor state and federal cases and decisions that pertain to schools.
  • Develop and deliver presentations that provide general legal information to school board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB events.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in Colorado.
  • Experience in education law in Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience with school board policy research and/or development.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and trends within Colorado and nationwide and to forecast their impact on public education.
  • A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of education, the education community, political figures, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements impacting education within Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience representing school districts, nonprofit education organizations, or other public education entities.
  • Experience with the legislative process and working with educational advocates / lobbyists.
  • Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association’s role in meeting those needs.
  • Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization.
  • Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities.

Industry: Education

Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $110,000 – $130,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidates’ qualifications, variability in years of experience, specialized skill sets and competencies, and may fall outside of the range shown.

Benefits: Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. We are committed to a healthy work-life integration based upon our unique culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility and collaboration. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.

The Colorado Association of School Boards is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.

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Director of Advocacy

Posted by | June 29, 2021 |

 

Position: Director of Advocacy
Reports to: Chief  External Affairs Officer
Location: Central Office – Denver, CO
Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000* based on years of experience
Start Date: Flexible

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.

THE CHALLENGE

We are looking for a strategic and dynamic leader to co-create opportunities for staff, families, and students to build collective voice and power for their children, schools, and the wider community. We need to create pathways to opportunity for our students while building transformative relationships in order to eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

The Director of Advocacy plays a critical role in this by setting the strategy for our network’s advocacy efforts, grounded in a vision for and commitment to equity, innovation, and community. This dynamic leader manages advocacy efforts that most impact our community across STRIVE Prep’s 10-school (K-12) network. The position will require our new Director of Advocacy to work equally well with school and central leaders, families, district personnel, and community members and leaders to build a powerful voice to advocate on behalf of our students, schools, and community.

THE MUST-HAVES

Do the following must-haves resonate with how you are wired and demonstrable in your unique talents and experiences? If so, we invite you to apply and can’t wait to learn more about you!

  • You believe in educational equity and social justice: As an organization, STRIVE Prep centers itself around three core beliefs: Achievement, Justice, and Perseverance. It is our belief in Justice that anchors our work, and our responsibility, to disrupt systems of oppression in our schools. You have a passion for social justice and educational equity.
  • You are a community organizer at heart: You have a background in organizing and wake up each day fueled by a passion to organize people towards an outcome; staying focused on improving educational outcomes and access to opportunity for every STRIVE Prep student. You believe in the collective power of community. You have the ability to work effectively and inclusively with a diverse group of families, students, partners, and communities.
  • You are a people whisperer:  You proactively build meaningful and authentic relationships with all stakeholders (internally, externally, and throughout the community) to live out your vision for equity. You seek to understand the communities we serve and incorporate their perspective at the root of everything you do.
  • You are a data-driven problem solver:  You can identify a problem and see how it impacts the organization as a whole. You set the vision for your proposed solution and establish goals and milestones to achieve the necessary results. You are relentless in your efforts and, along each step of the way, you frequently analyze information to track progress towards the goal. You use data to identify when an adjustment to the course of action is needed in order to solve the problem.
  • You are a creative contributor and proactive leader: You balance the ability to execute tasks independently while also managing others indirectly (including school leaders, school staff, and central office). You have outstanding organizational and time management skills and can multitask and prioritize your daily workload. You are a skilled people trainer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

With the must-haves driving your daily approach to the work, the successful Director of Advocacy will perform the following essential functions of the role:

Developing and executing a comprehensive advocacy strategy

  • Developing a strategic plan incorporating organizing and political know-how, data and analytics, and strategic communications
  • Implementing strategy in order to improve family engagement across network & improve our political standing in Denver
  • Collaborate with the Chief  External Affairs Officer to act as the primary point of contact and strategic thought partner on all advocacy efforts for the network
  • Directly manage the new Outreach coordinator, and support their development and growth, in order to advance our advocacy strategy. Identify policy and legislative issues (local and state) that will impact STRIVE Prep and advocate for policies that will address these critical issues
  • Build strong relationships with local and state education advocates, policymakers, and organizations to work on behalf of STRIVE Prep
  • Collaborate with other high performing charter management organizations and education-focused nonprofits to align efforts and maximize impact on policy, when applicable
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop and implement an effective communication plan that amplifies positive and diverse narratives through op-eds, and other materials to broadly share STRIVE Prep’s story, impact, and  stance on key issues impacting our community

Community Engagement 

  • Provide ongoing training to continue to expand capacity – giving families tools and methods for voicing their collective priorities to policymakers and connecting them to community resources
  • Identify and develop strong community organization leads to fill network gaps in services
  • Build regional family leadership teams, connecting families to each other, supporting them as they grow their leadership
  • Incorporating families’ interests into the electoral process, in a non-partisan way, including education on school boards, involvement on committees, and large scale turnout operations
  • Building advocacy & political capital in neighborhoods we serve

School-Based Organizing 

  • Identifying, training, and organizing school-based teams made up of families, staff, and students
  • Ensure the school-based teams you organized and built, feel supported, connected and are making headway on issues that matter for their children like access to equitable resources and community improvements including, but not limited to:
    • Conduct monthly coaching calls/meetings
    • Organize and execute specific campaigns with specific goals
  • Effectively work across our 10 schools to support their efforts to involve and engage students, families, and staff in advocacy efforts
  • Meet with families and staff one on one to develop strong, authentic relationships built on trust
  • Promote a greater understanding of the political landscape that impacts our community and the wider charter school movement in Denver
  • Use data to drive decision making to shape strategy, improve efficiency, and achieve success
  • Engaging and informing families and staff about the impact of the district and state policy on their students – educate them on advocacy initiatives to solicit support, and to empower parents and family members to advocate

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR PREFERENCES WHERE NOTED)

  • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in community organizing and advocacy
  • Access to reliable transportation daily for frequent travel throughout Denver and attend occasional evening and weekend meetings
  • Speaks fluently in Spanish and English
  • Passion for educational equity and social justice, belief in the collective power of community and families
  • Passion to work on and understand education policy and politics

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits. 
  • On average, our network provides a 4% annual salary increase which is one of the highest in the Denver education market. 
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 week paid Sabbatical or a payout. 
  • Available stipend opportunities include: 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

Not interested but know someone who would be a great fit? Refer them here and earn $200 for each successful hire! You can also sign up to speak with a member of our team about this role here: calendly.com/amanda-jackson-striveprep

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President/CEO

Posted by | June 28, 2021 |

The DPS Foundation is a catalyst for change in Denver Public Schools.

Our city and our communities are strengthened by each student who graduates ready to lead a successful life. Our goal is to help every student, in every school, have the tools and resources to reach their highest potential.

 

As the strategic fundraising partner for DPS, we work together to identify and raise funds for the highest impact investments. We help to accelerate progress and we support the most meaningful ways to empower teachers, students and families and fuel engaged learning.

 

We help change happen faster and funds go further so our students and our city thrive.

We are the only foundation that exclusively raises funds for Denver Public Schools.

 

We invest strategically in proven and innovative programs to help every student have the resources and opportunities to succeed.

 

We invest in accelerating progress. We make strategic investments in proven and promising programs that spur growth for our students and schools.

 

We connect the community to our classrooms. We forge partnerships that bring talent, resources and volunteers together to benefit students and schools across Denver.

 

We inspire confidence in the promise of public education. We celebrate our students’ triumphs, and demonstrate what’s possible when our students, teachers and schools have access to greater opportunities.

 

The Board of Directors of Denver Public Schools Foundation seeks an experienced, committed President/CEO to lead DPS Foundation’s next chapter of growth and development.

As DPS’s strategic fundraising partner, the President/CEO is charged with serving as a lead fundraiser to direct and execute a comprehensive and multi-faceted fundraising and community engagement operation to support the long-term vision and annual fundraising goals of DPS Foundation. The President/CEO works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to execute a highly strategic vision and to facilitate relationships with key stakeholders including but not limited to local, state, and national education and philanthropic leaders, corporations, and media as well as the DPS Superintendent and other school district leaders.

 

The President/CEO works closely with the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools and community leaders to shape programs, provide resources, and implement innovations that accelerate progress in DPS and connect the community to the classroom, while inspiring confidence in the promise of public education.

 

The President/CEO manages an annual fundraising budget of $5-8 million, an operating budget of $1.65 million, and a team of nine talented professionals.

 

Leading DPS Foundation successfully requires a multi-dimensional leader who has skills in directing and growing organizations and initiatives. Successful candidates will possess:


Commitment to Mission and Public Education

  • Proven commitment to public education, ideally with some experience in K-12 education systems; current or prior connection to DPS and its community preferred.
  • Alignment with DPS Foundation Core Values.
  • Ability to be credible with educators at all levels of DPS and be part of the national conversation regarding education effectiveness and delivery.
  • Knowledge of the Denver education, civic, political, and/or business communities preferred.

 

Leadership

  • Significant organization leadership experience in nonprofit, public service, or private enterprise with large annual budget responsibility.
  • Outstanding leadership and skillful management experience in building a strategic vision and articulated roadmap to guide a strong, dedicated, and effective staff.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously with the ability to work independently and collaboratively and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong operations, fiscal management, staff management, and development experience; experience in organization development and how to guide an organization to new levels of impact.
  • Knowledge of how to build, engage, and inspire a governing board of directors.
  • Effective internal capacity builder and communicator, adept at delegation and sharing information and tasks to engage the entire team in the overall organization momentum.
  • Proven experience in building culture and processes that fully embed diversity, equity, and belonging inclusion principles into the fabric of an organization.

 

Fund Development

  • A proven track record and deep understanding of all aspects of a complex, successful fundraising program, engagement of affinity groups and execution of successful special events.
  • Successful cultivation and stewardship of major donors, corporations, and foundations.
  • Knowledge of emerging fundraising techniques and the effective use of technology to drive new sources of funding.
  • Sophisticated world vision with the ability to help donors see how this work shapes the broader community.

 

Communication and Partnering

  • Proven collaborator with outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding public communication skills and proven ability to be an effective “face” of an organization with multiple constituents and in various settings.
  • Exceptional relationship development and management skills, matching the interests and passions of donors, board members, and volunteers with the work of DPS Foundation.
  • Experience in complex communications to multiple stakeholders and constituents – the ability to translate and market DPS Foundation’s unique role as DPS’s fundraising partner to align DPS’s highest strategy goals with major donors and community members.

 

Members of DPS Foundation also exhibit these personal qualities on a consistent basis:

  • Initiative, flexibility, mission-driven
  • High level of energy with a positive can-do attitude; brings appropriate sense of urgency without unnecessary drama
  • Highly collaborative, warm, open, good listening skills
  • Savvy, recognizing opportunities that others might miss
  • Comfortable with complexity
  • Values fun in the workplace and in working with teams

Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be willing to live and participate actively in the metro Denver community.

 

Salary and Benefits

DPS Foundation has a flexible, supportive work environment and strives to work with our Core Values at the forefront of what we do. We value each team member and are excited to hear different perspectives and ideas.

 

DPS Foundation offers a competitive salary range from $165,000-$185,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additionally, DPS Foundation offers a generous benefits package including paid time off (PTO) days, 15 paid holidays annually, 100% paid health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurances, partial parking reimbursement when working in the office, and a fully-vested matching contribution to a 401(k) retirement plan after the first year of employment.

 

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Resident Teacher

Posted by | June 25, 2021 |

Inquiry-Driven School on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Colorado 

Seeking Resident Teachers 

for Early Childhood (3s and 4s) and K/1 2021-22

 

Are you…

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative?
  • Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
  • Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
  • Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?

 

Do you want to…

  • Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
  • Collaborate with others in a small, innovative school?
  • Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
  • Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
  • Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?

 

Do you have…

  • A deep belief that every child can thrive?
  • A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
  • A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills?

 

Who are we?

Compositive Primary, a young school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking exceptional educators to be part of the faculty team. Compositive Primary’s mission is to educate students to live lives of personal excellence. The school is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process. Educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one for Primary classrooms and eight to one in Early Childhood classrooms. All of our classrooms are organized in multi-age groups. Families may sign-up for care before the school day (6:30-8:15am) and care after each school day (3:45-6:30). Our regular school day runs from 8:30-3:30. Compositive Primary is housed in a brand-new facility including outdoor play space and a soccer field with easy access to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. 

 

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
  • Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
  • Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
  • Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
  • Document each student’s growth and help them set goals for their learning
  • Approach each day with a sense of wonder and playfulness
  • Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
  • Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Additional Resident Teacher Responsibilities

  • Work and learn from Lead Teacher in creating a collaborative, joyful classroom environment

 

Qualifications for All Teachers

  • An unyielding commitment to upholding our guiding principles and a firm belief in our school’s vision and mission
  • Early Childhood Credential required for Early Childhood classrooms
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Background in inquiry-based curriculum preferred

 

Compensation

  • All teachers receive: health, life, dental, and vision insurance, a flexible health spending account, paid time off, breaks throughout the year and 403(b) 
  • All teachers participate in regular in-house and outside professional development opportunities
  • Resident Teacher salary range: $32-38,000
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Teacher’s Assistant

Posted by | June 25, 2021 |

Such a fun opportunity to laugh and learn every day! This preschool classroom has one full time Montessori trained teacher and two full time Assistant Teachers, including you, with a maximum of 20 students, ages 3, 4, and 5. (mostly younger). That’s a 1:7 ratio!!

Calm, happy classroom with awesome children. We are a two-classroom school (small!) with a great vibe.

Be a part of a team of professionals who love what they do. Be someone who has experience in early childhood – Montessori experience is a big plus, but not required. All of the school holidays you would expect, paid time off, and dental/health coverage if you decide to sign up. Hourly rate depends on experience. No less than $15/hour.

Come find out why GMS is a great place to be!

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Chief Financial Officer

Posted by | June 24, 2021 |

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

Jeffco Public Schools is a Single-State Employer.  All candidates hired by Jeffco Public Schools must reside within the state of Colorado.

Financial Services is responsible for leading, advising and consulting with the school district, government entities, citizens, and professional organizations on financial issues. Financial services is responsible for conducting school and department audits and insuring compliance with district financial policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Financial services provides administrative support to all departments and schools in regard to their financial needs and consists of the following departments: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Budget Management including Grants Acquisition and Accounting, Internal Audit, Payroll, Purchasing, Risk Management and School Accounting Support Team.

SUMMARY Establish strategic direction and provide leadership of the Financial Services organization within Jeffco. Key deliverables include: maintaining a multi-year financial outlook; creation of an annual budget; maintaining a general ledger and providing financial reporting in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards and state statutes; development of the Annual Financial Report (AFR) detailing the financial status of the district; and ensure appropriate service delivery and outcomes associated with operational functions including accounting; budgeting; purchasing; disbursements; cash management; risk management; payroll; and financial planning, analysis and reporting. Oversee a budget that exceeds $1B and has more than 50 staff in the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Serve as a member of Superintendent’s Cabinet bringing financial understanding and impacts to the strategic and tactical decision-making of this team. Manage all the policies and regulations to ensure Jeffco is fiscally well managed. Attend all Board of Education meetings.

Hire, manage, develop and actively lead a team of finance and accounting professionals capable of meeting the required functional responsibilities and effectively meeting the strategic goals of the District.

Develop the annual budget, with the director of budget, to align with the District’s strategic goals, including establishing the process and timelines, developing the budget request process, and partnering with District committees and community groups to ensure budgetary alignment with the District and Board of Education goals. Includes extensive public engagement to ensure the voice of the public is reflected in the process. Presentations of financial status and budget outlook to the Board of Education throughout the year.

Direct and review the administration of financial activities through the staff including:
*Development and maintenance of a multi-year financial outlook.
*Assistance to school, department and grant managers in budget development, monitoring and management, including maintenance of financial records and controls.
*Management of centralized accounting for District financial transactions; maintenance of official accounting records; preparation of annual District financial audit reports (CAFR) and monthly financial reports; tuition-based program fiscal management; charter school funding; processing of purchasing card and petty cash transactions; fixed assets accounting; filing of state reimbursement claims; and monitoring of grants and special revenue funds.
*Management of cash flow, banking relations, investment of District funds, disbursing of district payments, processing of employer/employee taxes and employee pay withholdings.
*Implementation of appropriate financial and budgetary controls of public and private resources and management of internal audit.
*Management of property and liability insurance program management and worker’s compensation program support, risk management loss prevention and training and related functions.

Facilitate the Financial Oversight Committee comprised of business partners charged with making financial recommendations to the Superintendent and the Board of Education to ensure sound fiscal management in Jeffco. Support the district audit committee in conjunction with Director of Finance.

Extensive knowledge of school finance act and other impactful state legislation. Maintain knowledge of current and proposed State and Federal laws governing the control and distribution of the school district finances. Confer with appropriate individuals in legislature and Colorado Department of Education to provide information regarding fiscal impacts and influence outcomes positively where possible.

Ensure district funds are invested wisely and cash flow is monitored to support the work of the District.

Provide detailed, multi-year financial analysis for labor negotiations and participate as a member of the negotiating team when required.

Provide quarterly Board of Education updates on District finances; monitor bond expenditures; and provide information and presentations to the public and community groups on financial matters related to Jeffco.

Respond to public information inquiries, Board and Superintendent correspondence, and Colorado Open Records Act requests.

Provide legally required financial data to support District bond elections. Manage issuance of bonds, including preparing offering statements, meeting with rating agencies and working with underwriters to design the issuance model for board approval. Manage investments of bond proceeds within investment and debt policies.

Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE 10 plus years progressive experience in increasing levels of supervision and management in business, finance or accounting; knowledge of governmental accounting and financial reporting required; executive level experience preferred.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting; Master’s degree, Certified Public Finance Officer or CPA preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid Colorado driver’s license

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Working knowledge and experience with managing large, complex financial systems. Strong leadership and project management skills. Ability to develop and maintain financial management strategic plans. Experience with vendor negotiations and contracts. Excellent executive interpersonal skills. Positive communicator of complex ideas to diverse audiences. An effective team player who enjoys working in a collegial manner with peers and subordinates.

DECISION MAKING Ability to direct the application of technical and business knowledge, analytical skills, and experience in analyzing collected data to form or adjust policy or direction based upon the analysis performed. Errors in judgment could result in disruption of service and/or bring major discredit to the District, Superintendent, and/or Board of Education. Errors could potentially result in substantial embarrassment and/or cost to the District.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with professional staff within and outside the department to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, maintain relationships, recommend policy, and negotiate controversial matters. Weekly contact with Board of Education, vendors, contractors, developers, and public agencies such as Colorado Department of Education to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, maintain relationships, and negotiate controversial matters. Monthly contact with citizen or advisory committees, local government, State Legislature or Congressional staff to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, maintain relationships, and negotiate controversial matters; and with the media, news, press, etc to obtain/furnish information and maintain relationships.

SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervises employees including Director, Finance; Director, Budget; Director, Payroll; Director, Purchasing; Director, Risk Management; and Executive Administrative Assistant. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Total department numbers more than 50 staff.

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Financial Services interacts with all aspects of both support and instructional district activities. Provide direct services for cash management and financial reporting and management. The majority of time is not spent on the school site.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Generalized goals and objectives are defined by the Board of Education, Superintendent, and based upon the District?s Strategic Plan. Requires independent judgment to interpret board policies, financial management practices, organizational management practices, and District procedures to manage the allocation of resources in achieving goals and objectives. Requires technical knowledge, business knowledge, analytical skills, facilitation skills, interpersonal skills, and interpretation of facts to understand unique technical and business problems, recommend and implement solutions and evaluate the results.

The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, problem solve, communicate, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

OTHER The Chief Financial Officer provides leadership in the critical areas of financial administration as well as ensuring that timely and accurate financial information is available to all levels of the organization.

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5th Grade ELA Teacher

Posted by | June 23, 2021 |

Reach. Empower. Achieve.

High Point Academy is seeking educators inspired to reach, empower, and achieve greatness.

 

At HPA…

We REACH each child every single day.

We EMPOWER students and staff to maximize their learning and growth;

To ACHIEVE more than thought possible.

 

At High Point Academy, we understand that powerful learning only happens with strong relationships between students, staff, and families. Our mission is to provide a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each individual is challenged to achieve his/her highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

 

High Point Academy is a public charter school serving students preschool through 8th grade. Located in Aurora, CO, just north of Green Valley Ranch (10 minutes from Denver International Airport), HPA serves an ethnically diverse student population which includes 26% linguistically diverse students and 54% of students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. HPA is an award-winning wellness school whose curriculum and classes promote healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at High Point Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

 

  • High Point believes the role of every member of the community is to ensure our students are known, cared for, and celebrated. That every member of the community respects each other’s race, gender, ethnicity and all other difference we experience today.

 

  • High Point Academy is committed to each and every child’s growth and success, and we know that creating an accessible, safe and supportive environment are integral components for academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

 

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

  • Strengthens High Point Academy’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion. Demonstrates skills in promoting and supporting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, races, genders, ages and backgrounds.

 

 

Summary:

All employees of High Point Academy work together to achieve HPA’s mission.  In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed below, we seek teachers who are collaborative with colleagues, empathetic in their relationships with students and families, and willing to work above and beyond their job description in order to ensure success for students.  HPA teachers possess a school-wide focus and are able to see beyond their classroom in order to create a unified HPA community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts an organized and professional classroom
    • Implements rigorous and highly engaging standards based instruction
    • Has an unwavering belief that all children can and want to learn
    • Supports all students including students who are linguistically diverse and who have an IEP or 504 plan
    • Develops and implements curriculum to ensure student mastery of Colorado state standards.
    • Maintains curriculum to ensure the needs of students are met
    • Demonstrates exceptional instructional practices
    • Collaborates with other faculty in delivery of appropriate instructional approaches, working to serve the various learning styles and needs of all students.
    • Models and fosters independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and abstract reasoning
    • Shows empathy and understanding of students
    • Creates a safe learning environment where each child excels
  2. Supports students and families by developing strong relationships to ensure student success
    • Assesses student performance frequently and objectively to drive instruction
    • Communicates consistently and effectively with students and parents
  1. Follows policies established by the High Point Academy governing board and administration.
  2. Participates in and contributes to programs and activities that enhance High Point Academy outside of instructional hours, such as extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and/or the enrollment process.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. or higher required in the specific content area (e.g. B.A. in History or related field when applying for Social Studies position)
  • Must meet the requirements of a Highly Qualified teacher as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous successful teaching experience
  • Experience in and knowledge of charter schools

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, noise levels do increase with student and parent traffic at peak times of the day.

 

MENTAL FUNCTIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to analyze, communicate verbally, and in writing, coordinate, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, instruct and compute. The employee is frequently required to compare, copy, compile, and negotiate. The employee is frequently disseminating information to various stakeholders, making decisions for the classroom.

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High School Counselor

Posted by | June 23, 2021 |

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION

PHILOSOPHY:

QUALIFICATIONS: RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program designed to address the social, emotional, educational and occupational needs of all students.

Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling with School Counseling Endorsement on a Valid  Colorado Teaching Certificate

The following are included in the K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Program

 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION

  •  
    1. Meeting with students whose names appear on the low grade list for each marking period and, if appropriate, formulating a plan of action for success involving the student and the parent;
    2. Planning and/or promoting programs which enhance the academic, social or emotional growth of students, e.g., Curriculum Fair, Career Fair, Underclass Honors Assembly & Senior Honors Program, Graduation, opportunities for student enrichment and/or remediation, scholarship opportunities and parent informational programs;
    3. Meeting with seniors once each semester and mailing updates on their graduation status to their parents;
    4. Working with students who have discipline, attendance and academic problems and are referred by teachers, parents or administrators;
    5. Insuring that students are aware of requirements for graduation and college admission, as well as any NCAA requirements that may be necessary for athletic participation;
    6. Guiding each student to choose courses consistent with his/her interests, abilities and career plans;
    7. Helping students develop post-secondary educational plans in accordance with their interests, abilities and career plans;
    8. Assisting students with the completion of college admissions applications;
    9. Organizing and promoting standardized assessment opportunities and

      interpreting test results to students and/or parents on request;

    10. Assisting the principal in the preparation of diploma lists and identification of

      honor graduates in preparation for the Senior Honors Program and Graduation;

    11. Assuring that appropriate, accurate information is maintained in each student’s

      permanent, cumulative record; and

    12. Making necessary schedule changes for individual students that are both

      appropriate for their abilities and aligned with their educational and career plans.

    13.  To facilitate small groups for individual students with identified, common needs. To implement the high school curriculum of the  Comprehensive Guidance Program.
    14. To guide and counsel individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans.
    15. To guide and counsel individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans.

 

To consult with and serve as a resource for students, staff and parents regarding developmental needs of students, which may include:

  1. Identification and referral of students for Child Study Meetings;
  2. Creation and oversight of Section 504 plans;
  3. Active participation in Special Education meetings
  4. Conference with individual students who have experienced a death

    in the family or serious illness and notification of their teachers.

  5. Work with teachers to better help them understand students with physical or emotional challenges.

To refer students and parents/guardians to appropriate school and community resources;

To participate in, coordinate, conduct activities which contribute to the effective implementation of the high school component of the K-12 guidance curriculum;

To evaluate and revise the building guidance and counseling program;

To assist in the development of a District Assessment Program and the interpretation of testing and assessment results related to career guidance; and

To continue personal professional growth and development. Other duties as assigned by the administration

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Instructional Coach Bilingual

Posted by | June 22, 2021 |

SUMMARY This position will involve in class coaching including demonstrating/modeling or observing instruction. Support teachers in meeting performance expectations. Create and maintain systems to manage the coaching process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

-Develop teacher?s understanding and knowledge of Spanish literacy and methodology. Apply and integrate appropriate, explicit and systematic instruction.

-Analyze data from appropriate assessments and student work to inform instructional decisions and design/differentiate instruction for all students.

-Use core, supplemental and intervention materials based on student needs. Learn to address the changes needed within classrooms and the school to ensure that all K-6 students are reading at grade level.

-Increase ESL strategy knowledge in teachers.

-Cultivate strong, collegial relationships with all staff by building rapport and trust through conversations, modeling, and observing in classrooms and during team professional planning days.

-Understand the needs of the adult learner and formulate plans using this knowledge to support the learner in various stages of change.

-Use effective group facilitation techniques to promote collaboration between and among teachers. Facilitate conversations with the bilingual team in analyzing student data and making decisions about research-based materials, grouping and differentiation of instruction.

-Serve as a member of the Design Team, and assist in the facilitation of staff meetings. Provide information on resources and assessments materials; provide professional development modules in areas of need followed by coaching sessions.

-Develop a working relationship with the principal that clarifies coaching goals, responsibilities and expectations. Develop a collaborative relationship with other building instructional coaches.

-Create and maintain a schedule for coaching each bilingual teacher.

-Monitor and organize the administration of required assessments.

-Assess the effectiveness of own work through feedback from teachers, tutors and administrators.

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Current Colorado teaching license. ESL/BL endorsement or an MA in ESL/BL Education. Must be bilingual and biliterate. Advanced degree or comparable experience in content area preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience. Demonstrated experience in classroom implementation of best practices in instructional strategies in a Spanish environment. Success in working with adult learners.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Demonstrated high level of student achievement in literacy. Ability to use standard District technology effectively and efficiently for a variety of purposes, as well as willingness to keep current on new technology. Strong leadership skills; ability to consult with and facilitate groups; and help others make sense of and adjust to change. Demonstrated experience in interpreting assessment data collected from a variety of sources. Willingness to plan and implement professional development, including in-services, classes, and collaborative models for individual teachers, teams, schools, articulation areas and District wide. Must be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, school day, and school year. Must pass written and oral language assessment.

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Teacher, Elementary Dual Language – One Way & Two Way Programs

Posted by | June 22, 2021 |

One Way Teacher:

SUMMARY: The One-Way Dual Language Classroom Teacher is committed to instructing and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students on their pathway to becoming bilingual, bi-literate and multicultural.  The teacher will provide instruction in English and Spanish to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum in both languages for students in elementary grades K-6.  Will create lesson plans, instruct students on core subjects such as science, literature, and math, and create a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional preparedness based on the District’s Core Curriculum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities for students that are English language learners.

Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.

Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

Analyze student data to implement appropriate instructional strategies for differentiated instruction.

Participate in school and district professional development.

Communicate consistently and effectively with parents through both oral and written communication.

Collaboratively plan with grade level and vertical team members plus Instructional Coaches, ESL Teacher, Digital Teacher Librarians utilizing student data, district curriculum and instructional resources.

Conduct parent and community engagement activities.

Demonstrate flexible thinking and exhibit a growth mindset.

Reflect upon and refine teaching craft through participation in coaching cycle – observe, model, practice and reflect on instruction.

Observe and evaluate student’s performance.

Collaborate with all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, instructional coaches, administration at school and district level) to support student achievement.

Administer school, district, and state assessments.

Employ current best practices and research-based instructional strategies.

Implement Jeffco’s guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Utilize various support resources and technologies to enhance student learning.

Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

Manage student behavior and build culturally responsive relationships with students and families.

Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Colorado Department of Education Teaching License with an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement or willingness to obtain and Elementary Education Highly Qualified.  Must demonstrate native or native-like proficiency in both English and Spanish.

EXPERIENCE:  Understanding of or experience teaching in a One-Way Dual Language Program Experience teaching at the elementary level.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT:  Native or native-like level in English and Spanish in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Knowledge of English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional strategies required.  Knowledge of curriculum and development of elementary age children.  Knowledge and experience using a variety of assessment tools and analyzing data

Two Way Teacher: 

Summary:  The Spanish Environment Two-Way Dual Language Classroom Teacher is committed to instructing and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students on their pathway to becoming bilingual, biliterate and multicultural.  The teacher collaborates with all stakeholders (parents, teachers, instructional coaches, etc.) to ensure student achievement.  The teacher provides instruction only in Spanish and collaborates with the English environment teacher to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum in both languages.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Follow the district Two-Way Dual Language Model.

Teach in the Spanish environment of a Two-Way Dual Language Program.

Collaboratively plan with grade level and vertical team members plus Instructional Coaches, ESL Teacher, Digital Teacher Librarians utilizing student data, district curriculum and instructional resources.

Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities for students that are both English speaking and English language learners.

Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.

Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

Analyze student data to implement appropriate instructional strategies for differentiated instruction.

Participate in school and district professional development.

Participate in ongoing training sessions.

Communicate consistently and effectively with parents through both oral and written communication.

Conduct parent and community engagement activities.

Demonstrate flexible thinking and exhibit a growth mindset.

Reflect upon and refine teaching craft through participation in coaching cycle – observe, model, practice and reflect on instruction.

Observe and evaluate student’s performance.

Collaborate with all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, instructional coaches, administration at school and district level) to support student achievement.

Administer school, district, and state assessments.

Employ current best practices and research-based instructional strategies.

Implement Jeffco’s guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Utilize various support resources and technologies to enhance student learning.

Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.  Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

Manage student behavior and build culturally responsive relationships with students and families. in the classroom creating appropriate behavior strategies.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS  Colorado Department of Education license with an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse or willingness to obtain Elementary Education Highly Qualified.  Must demonstrate high level of proficiency in Spanish.

EXPERIENCE  Understanding of or experience teaching in Two-Way Dual Language program (Dual Immersion)

Experience teaching at the elementary level

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT  High level of Spanish proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Demonstrate proficiency in English.  Knowledge of Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) instructional strategies.  Knowledge of curriculum and development of elementary age children.  Knowledge and experience using a variety of assessment tools and analyzing data

 

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Director of Human Resources

Posted by | June 21, 2021 |

DEFINITION 

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the leadership, coordination, and implementation of the district’s human resources services to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED 

Receives direct supervision from the Superintendent.

Provides direct supervision to the Human Resources staff and Guest Teacher Coordinator.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES 

1. Policies and procedures

  • Administer and develop district human resources policies, and apply the appropriate laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the district’s personnel functions.
  • Interpret policies and procedures and make recommendations for revisions to existing policies and addition of new policies. Present policy recommendations to the Board of Education.

 

2. Employee selection management

  • Coordinate and facilitate the selection process for leadership positions.
  • Act as a liaison to the Board of Education regarding the Superintendent selection process.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and monitor job descriptions for all district positions, ensuring compliance with legal and policy requirements including Workers’ Compensation and the American Disabilities Act.

 

3. Salary administration, payroll processing, and budgeting

  • Supervise and direct wage and salary administration, administer employee contracts and supplementary pay and determine appropriate placement on the district wage or salary schedule as required by district policy and procedure.
  • Facilitate the process of job analysis and survey of wage and salary ranges and forecast the budgetary effects of changes in compensation.
  • Supervise the determination, verification, and maintenance of confidential payroll schedules, job classifications, account numbers, types of pay, calendars and methods of payment for all district employees.
  • Supervise the gathering and inputting of all necessary personnel and payroll information into the payroll system for processing.

 

4. Benefits management

  • Administer employee benefits, including contract negotiations with vendors and coordination of open enrollment.
  • Oversee and advise the district’s benefits committee regarding modifications to district benefit plans. Evaluate the budgetary effects of such changes in conjunction with the Asst. Superintendent of Business Services.
  • Work in close partnership with the finance department to oversee the monthly process of reconciling the district’s health insurance billing.
  • Coordinate and oversee the process for administration of the district’s Workers’ Compensation program, including oversight of the district’s Safety Committee as well as district compliance with the terms of the Cost Containment Program.
  • Ensure compliance of all district benefit plans with applicable rules and regulations including, but not limited to, Health Benefit plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans, 401(k) plans.
  • Respond to Unemployment claims; coordinate appeals with district administrators.

 

5. Employee evaluation

  • Monitor and coordinate, with the Superintendent, the employee evaluation process in conjunction with state statutes.
  • Update evaluation management system (currently RANDA) and serve as the district Local Area Manager (LAM) for evaluation purposes.
  • Write and/or approve all discipline letters and remediation plans and coordinate the nonrenewal and dismissal process for classified and certified staff.

 

6. Record keeping and information release

  • Supervise and direct the maintenance of a comprehensive system of personnel records for all employees to ensure accuracy, legality, and compliance with State of Colorado record retention requirements.
  • Supervise the release of personnel information regarding employment verification, background checks, and confirmation of salary, references, and legal records according to district policy.
  • Supervise the compilation of information for and completion of the HR report for the Colorado Department of Education.

 

7. Creating a healthy and safe work environment

  • Serve as the district’s TItle IX coordinator and conduct all investigations as needed.

 

8. Professional development, training, and orientation

  • Conduct New Employee Orientation.
  • Coordinate the onboarding process for employees and conduct exit interviews when employee leave the district.

 

9. Serving as a consultant and resource on district HR matters

  • Advise building administration and other directors/supervisors regarding human resource issues including policies, procedures, legal requirements and past practices.
  • Organize and co-lead in the district’s Interest Based Bargaining process with all certified and classified employee groups for development of and revisions to employee wages and benefits.

 

10. Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of: 

  • State and federal employment laws (e.g., FMLA, FLSA, Workers’ Compensation)
  • State and federal laws regarding public schools (e.g., ESSA, Licensing Act)
  • Principles and practices of developing employee selection criteria
  • Principles of supervision and training and performance evaluations
  • Principles, methods, and procedures used in classification and compensation system administration
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation, including principles of business and letter writing and report preparation
  • Basic mathematical principles
  • Modern office procedures and methods
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Docs, spreadsheets, and Excel
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping

Ability to: 

  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of staff
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Serve as a consultant and resource on district human resource matters
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports
  • Respond to requests and inquiries, including from the Board of Education, building administrators, vendors, and the public
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and confidential records and reports
  • Develop, interpret and apply district policies and procedures
  • Recognize potentially hostile situations and diffuse situations appropriately
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Employ strong interpersonal skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ensure employee confidentiality and maintain boundaries in employee communication
  • Operate and use modern office equipment, including a computer and various software packages

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES 

Experience:

Five years of professional human resources program experience.

Training & Education:

Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, business administration, public administration or a related field; master’s degree preferred.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Office environment; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard.

Soft skills

  • warm, supportive, non judgmental, empathy, caring, approachable, sense of humor, enthusiasm
  • Communicator, responsive, direct
  • Listener
  • Coach, supportive of leaders’ development and confidence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality / boundaries
  • Ability to diffuse hostility and arbitrate disputes
  • Relationship builder, team player
  • Flexible
  • Consistent, reliable, integrity
  • Employee advocate, driven to improve benefits and work environments

Hard skills

  • HR expertise
  • Go-to person for staff seeking clarity on policies and procedures
  • Supervision/management experience
  • Evaluation experience
  • Training experience
  • Analyze problems / identify solutions
  • Reporting
  • Executive skills

Salary Range
$95,000 to $125,951 Depending on education and years of experience.

ABOUT RFSD

The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs.

 

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: https://youtu.be/nYEsuFVucJ8 

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Executive Director of School Performance

Posted by | June 21, 2021 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 20% Through site visits to schools, promotes effective instructional practices that support high levels of instruction through the use of research-based data driven practices, effective classroom consultation, and program evaluation
Daily 20% Supervises, develops and directs Learning Community Directors to ensure the effective development and supervision of school leaders in ways that facilitate student achievement gains and efficient school operations
Wkly 20% Assist in the supervision, training, and evaluation of principals based on school performance, academic growth and operations management.
Wkly 5% Monitor school and district data to determine trends; develop and implements effective strategies for meeting and exceeding state and national student achievement goals
Daily 10% Provide leadership in the areas of school improvement planning, principal professional development, and evaluation
Daily 9% Create collaborative and effective communication channels between the district’s division and departments and school administrators
Wkly 9% Team and collaborate with other leaders in the Division of Equity in Learning including: Executive Directors of Student Success, Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Student Services, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and P-20 Learning Communities to ensure effective implementation and facilitation of the cross-functionally designed priorities through the division.
Wkly 5% In partnership with the Chief Academic Officer and the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, develops and monitors the District Unified Improvement Plan
Yrly 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Executive Director of School Performance
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Executive Director of Student Success

Posted by | June 21, 2021 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 20% Promotes effective instructional, behavioral, and intervention practices that support high levels of response through the use of research-based data-driven practices, effective collaboration, progress monitoring, and program evaluation
Daily 20% Supervises, develops, and directs team and department leaders in School and Community Services; Mental and Behavioral Health Services; APS Welcome Center and College and Career Success to ensure the effective development and support for school leaders and site-based teams in ways that facilitate access to resources for all students that result in positive outcomes and increased academic achievement
Wkly 20% Assists in the supervision, training, and evaluation of department and team leaders based on defined performance standards, effective provision of appropriate resources and supports for stakeholders, and operational management
Wkly 5% Monitors district, Learning Community, and individual school data to identify trends and determine needs; develops and implements effective strategies for meeting and exceeding state and national student achievement goals through differentiated support and development for staff
Daily 10% Provides leadership in the areas of comprehensive academic intervention; data review and reporting; research-based mental and behavioral health support for students; utilization of funds and budget management; design and implementation of staff professional development related to areas of responsibility; and, progress monitoring of effective program and support implementation
Daily 9% Creates, models, and maintains collaborative and effective communication channels between the district’s divisions, departments, and school leaders
Wkly 9% Collaborates intentionally and effectively with other leaders in the Division of Equity in Learning including: Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Director of School Performance, Director of College and Career Success, Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, Learning Community Directors, and others to ensure effective implementation and facilitation of the cross-functionally designed priorities through the division
Wkly 5% Develops and monitors the District Unified Improvement Plan in partnership with the Chief Academic Officer, the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Executive Director of School Performance
Yrly 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Executive Director of Student Success
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Director, Assessment Literacy & Instruction

Posted by | June 21, 2021 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 30% Facilitate development and implementation of high quality curriculum and assessment programming through leadership of cross-functional team.
Wkly 30% Provide vision and leadership to support student achievement and effective services by identifying best practices, developing and implementing strategic improvement plans, determining professional development areas and supporting achievement plans.
Wkly 10% Develop effective professional learning to support principals and teachers in executing assessment practices that improve student learning.
Wkly 5% Make decisions on staff allocations and personnel recommendations with the Division of Human Resources.
Wkly 10% In conjunction with the Division of Accountability and Research, collect, analyze data and prepare reports required by local, state and federal authorities. Make recommendations on assessments.
Wkly 5% Analyze the professional development needs of Curriculum and Assessment staff and align implementation with district goals.
Wkly 5% Facilitate the interview and selection process of Director, Professional Learning; Director, Learning Resources; Director, Assessment and Research. Ensure effective supervision of Curriculum and Assessment staff in accordance with district policy. Assign supervisory duties to Director, Professional Learning; Director, Learning Resources; Director, Assessment and Research.
Wkly 3% Ensure district compliance with state and federal regulations related to assessment of students at all levels.
Daily 1% Ensure district compliance with state and federal regulations related to assessment of students at all levels.
Yrly 1% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Director Assessment Literacy and Instruction
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Middle School Math Teacher

Posted by | June 20, 2021 |

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER (6-12)

(This position is for the 2021-2022 school year)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

Middle School Math Teacher will provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. 

Must Haves:

  • A strong passion for diverse populations.
  • Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
  • Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
  • Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.

 

Instruction:

  • Demonstrates exceptional instructional delivery
  • Plans and implements the approved curriculum for the specified content area (s)
  • Models and promotes independent thinking skills, and creative problem solving and abstract reasoning skills
  • Model engaging, data-driven professional learning utilizing a demonstrated knowledge of math, bilingualism, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Displays empathy and understanding of students’ needs
  • Promote accountability for all students
  • Regularly attend meetings to review student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals 
  • Organize classroom to maximize student learning
  • Consistently and effectively communicates with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Develops a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect with students, staff and parents
  • Assesses student performance daily through frequent checks for student understanding
  • Facilitates the resolution of issues that might arise with students and parents in a timely manner

Culture:

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after-school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based dep meetings.

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the specific content area
  • 1-year relevant teaching experience
  • Experience with charter schools

 

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

  • A valid Colorado Teacher License (preferred) in the applicable endorsement area;
  • Sufficient college coursework (or degree in the content area).
  • CPR certification (Lotus will provide the necessary resources to become certified)

 

 

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: High School Principal

Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $45,000 – $70,000 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually
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Literacy Specialist (Secondary Interventionist) 6th-12th

Posted by | June 20, 2021 |

Job Description

 

Literacy Specialist-SECONDARY INTERVENTIONIST (6-12)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

Secondary Interventionists will create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for 6-12 students by providing high-quality, rigorous and engaging interventions in collaboration with classroom teachers and specialists under the direction of the MTSS Coordinator.

Must Haves:

  • A strong passion for diverse populations.
  • Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
  • Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
  • Well versed in teaching English language development and knowledge of the various proficiency levels.
  • Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.

Instruction:

  • Review and evaluate student achievement information in order to place students in appropriate academic interventions.
  • Analyze all assessment data to understand students’ needs in order to select and recommend evidence-based instructional interventions to implement.
  • Collaborate with and coach teachers for the purpose of increasing student achievement by ensuring best instructional practices are being implemented, and differentiated instruction is being used to meet the needs of every student.
  • Model engaging, data-driven professional learning utilizing a demonstrated knowledge of language acquisition, bilingualism, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Create data dashboards to monitor student progress and measure the effectiveness of intervention programming and services in order to evaluate the impact on student achievement.
  • Demonstrated record of success as a teacher using interventions, providing individualized instruction based on student needs resulting in increased student achievement for all.
  • Regularly attend meetings to review student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
  • Understand ROI’s and ability to recommend changes to time, intensity or duration of interventions based on progress monitoring data.
  • Collaborate with special teams, including English language learners and the special education department to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.

Culture:

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after-school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based dep meetings.

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
  • Experience with MTSS teams
  • 2+ years as a teacher, with preference for experience as an Interventionist

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

  • Achieve Qualified English Language Arts Teacher or Math status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
  • A valid Colorado Teacher License in the applicable endorsement area;
  • Sufficient college coursework (or degree in the content area).

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2020-2021 school year.

Reports to: MTSS Coordinator

Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $45,000 – $50,000 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

 

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Secondary Special Education Teacher 6-12

Posted by | June 20, 2021 |

 SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (6-12)

(This position is for the 2021-2022 school year)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Secondary Special Education teacher will provide the special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.  Create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for 6-12 students in collaboration with interventionists and classroom teachers under the direction of the Secondary Assistant Principal.

 

Must Haves:

  • A strong passion for diverse populations.
  • Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
  • Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
  • Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.

 

Instruction:

  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP for each student assigned. 
  • Collaborate with district partners to ensure students receive services as scheduled, to facilitate meetings, and to conduct problem solving meetings as needed.
  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required. 
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities. 
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned. 
  • Plan and supervise assignments for Special Education para.
  • Use technology in teaching/learning process. 

 

Culture:

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after-school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Student Growth and Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing. 
  • Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP. 

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Experience with charter schools
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred

 

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

  • A valid Colorado Teacher License (initial, professional, or alternative) with Special Education Generalist or Specialist endorsement

 

 

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: Secondary Assistant Principal

Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $45,000 – $70,000 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually
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After-School Program Director (2021-2022)

Posted by | June 17, 2021 |

 

POSITION: After-School Program Director

REPORTS TO: Director of Athletics and Activities 

LOCATION/HOURS: STRIVE Prep – Ruby Hill Elementary with general hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with some flexibility required. After-school programming with scholars will start daily at 3:00 pm.

SALARY: $60,000-$65,000 based on years of experience 

START DATE: Flexible but before 8/9 is ideal

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here. 

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator

SUMMARY of POSITION

STRIVE Prep’s Ruby Hill is in our first year of offering an independently run after-school program. Our mission is to offer an enriching after-school experience for all students who attend Ruby Hill. The objectives of the program are as follows: 

  • Provide engaging enrichment blocks that are inclusive and spark curiosity and inspire creativity.
  • Build a healthy community, both physically and mentally, by promoting movement and positive social-emotional thinking. 
  • Encourage teamwork and character development through organized games and inclusive play. 
  • Explore the city around us in ways that enrich students’ cultural and civic experiences, while also igniting their sense of adventure. 
  • Nurture each child’s needs and interests based on the relationships we’ve built with them throughout the school day. 

The Program Director is responsible for the overall growth and success of Ruby Hill’s after-school program. Working closely with STRIVE Prep Schools’ Director of Athletics and Activities, the Program Director will manage all high-leverage aspects of the after school program including but not limited to: program development and management, program oversight & accountability, staff recruitment and training, student registration, and enrollment, student behavior management, parent and program staff communication, and administrative and operational duties. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience running a school or recreational program for Elementary aged students
  • Experience in supervision and development of staff
  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting 
  • Fluent Spanish speaker

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Creative arts, recreation management, after school programming, outdoor education, or athletics background 
  • Must meet or exceed the education and experience requirements for a School-Age Child Care Center Program Director as established by the Colorado Department of Human Services:
    • Four-year college degree with a major in recreation; education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education; or a subject in the human service field. Copy of transcript required
    • Two years of college training and 6 months (910 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or part-time equivalent experience since age 18 in the care and supervision of four or more children. Copy of transcript/certificate and employer letter outlining employment verification.
    • Three years (5460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or part-time equivalent experience since age 18 in the care and supervision of 4 or more children and completion of 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours or 40 clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children within the first 9 months of employment. Copy of transcript/certificate and employer letter outlining employment verification.

Program Responsibilities: 

Program Planning & Oversight:

  • Accountable for ensuring and maintaining an emotionally and physically safe environment for Ruby Hill students in the after-school program.
  • Responsible for ensuring the program meets all compliance and safety requirements set forth by STRIVE Prep, the DOE, and the DOH.
  • Responsible for all elements of programming, including program planning, implementation, staff evaluations, and overall program quality.
  • Ultimately responsible for the appropriate behavior and conduct of students during the after-school program. 
  • Resolves all student-related issues as they arise; communicates and problem-solves with families.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Athletics and Activities on all compliance/licensing issues, accounts receivable, and registration logistics.
  • Create external relationships with outside partners and vendors to introduce new opportunities for students throughout the school year.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and Activities in order to align development and core competencies, establishing a full k-12 pipeline in the southwest region. 

 Staff Training and Coaching

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with staff in order to create a strong staff culture. 
  • Plan and lead staff professional development and daily staff meetings. 
  • Coach program staff on best practices and conflict resolution. 
  • Ensure that all staff meets ongoing training requirements outlined by DHS. 

Administrative & Operational Duties 

  • Ensures the site is compliant with DOE and DHS regulations and timelines.
  • Monitors and ensures all program compliance, including but not limited to student registration, ratios, & attendance tracking.
  • Ensures new hires have taken appropriate steps prior to beginning work assignments (i.e., background clearances, attended and completed required training, and all required HR paperwork completed).
  • Maintains accurate records on-site (schedules, flyers, materials, etc.)
  • Reports site injuries via appropriate avenues and immediately communicates incidents with appropriate Ruby Hill staff & parents.
  • Tracks and cares for all equipment and supplies used throughout the program. 
  • Creates and distributes a schedule of all activities and ensures appropriate record keeping and reporting for all student attendance.
  • Ensure students and their families are properly informed and prepared for all special events.

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits. 
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 week paid Sabbatical or a payout. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.

Not interested but know someone who would be a great fit? Refer them here and earn $200 for each successful hire! You can also connect directly with a member of our Talent Team here with questions: calendly.com/amanda-jackson-striveprep

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Director of Gates Foundation Partnership (Improvement Project Lead)

Posted by | June 17, 2021 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position: Director of Gates Foundation Partnership (Improvement Project Lead)
Reports to: Senior Director of Data and Assessment
Location: STRIVE Prep – Central Office (Denver, CO)
Salary: $60,000-$75,000

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as anti-racist educators.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

STRIVE Prep is entering its second year of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant in which two of our school sites, SMART and Federal, are working on a continuous improvement project to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The Director of Gates Foundation Partnership will manage STRIVE Prep’s engagement with a Networked Improvement Community of 10 Charter Management Organizations focused on improving outcomes for Students with Disabilities (SWDs). This individual will oversee an ongoing improvement effort at our two pilot schools, supporting them with day-to-day oversight of the project. A successful candidate can inspire educators to identify root causes, introduce practices designed to better support SWDs, and measure the impact of these practices through regular cycles of inquiry. They will work closely with members of the Central Academic Team and school leadership to train educators, monitor and respond to data, and execute on priorities and improvement cycles focused on the needs of this population.  The Director of Gates Foundation Partnership serves as a champion and expert in this work, providing consultation and serving as a collaborative problem-solver as part of the network’s improvement team.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Able to lead in environments of change: You consistently bring focus and prioritization to any work you do, which provides a strong foundation for moving the work forward concurrently with organizational change and growth. You are judicious yet tenacious in planning and executing, and this level of critical thinking enables you to navigate in a dynamic environment that at times may feel ambiguous.
  • Driven by a mission to disrupt barriers facing historically disadvantaged students: You do the work you do, every day, with a deep conviction to address the systemic educational barriers that many students in Denver have faced since they entered the school system. Because of this conviction, you are a tireless advocate for every student, and lead with the belief that every student can achieve.
  • A systems builder and thinker: You have experience in developing systems necessary to push work forward. You can break big picture ideas into the necessary parts and construct the systems needed to drive toward big-picture goals. You also recognize that effective systems include multiple inputs and as a result, ensure you collaborate with stakeholders who bring diverse perspectives and experiences as part of your strategic planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Project Management

  • A visionary with a passion for independently designing and developing project plans to meet Gates Foundation Project Goals, and engaging appropriate stakeholders to provide feedback
  • Serve as the contact person for the network with outside Technical Partners
  • Regularly collaborate with the Project Sponsor, Data Lead, Technical Providers, and Improvement Team members
  • Consistently document continuous improvement work and update different stakeholders supporting the work
  • Communicate changes and project expectations to the Improvement Team and to STRIVE Prep stakeholders whose influence and expertise is required to support the work

Targeted, Responsive Professional Development and School Support 

  • Identify trends in student and teacher performance data in order to inform continuous improvement of PD and school support.
  • Collaborate with the grant Technical Partners and Improvement Team members to design and deliver PD that addresses the primary goals and measures of the grant work.
  • Use a variety of data tools (e.g. progress monitoring, formative and summative assessments, etc.) to strategically support site improvement teams in making decisions to push the work forward.

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties/tasks as needed or assigned by the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and other senior leadership team members.
  • Support schools throughout the year on-campus (including potentially working directly with students) as needed.
  • Build deep authentic relationships with internal and external partners in the Gates work
  • Active participation in network and school-level activities and/or events.
  • Some local travel (25-50% of the workweek) is required across the network to pilot school campuses.
  • Travel twice a year to attend multi-day Gates Convening out of state in September/March (remote for fall 2021, location TBD for March)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
  • At least three years of  Special Education teaching experience
  • A deep belief in holding students to rigorous academic expectations within a critical pedagogy framework
  • Unwavering commitment to growing personally and professionally as an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization.
  • Able to clearly describe thought processes behind continuous improvement cycles and potential for scalability of results to the network as a whole
  • Independent travel in the Denver metro area

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Previous experience leading grant work around continuous improvement practices.
  • Demonstrated success working with students from historically marginalized communities
  • Current Special Education License
  • Expertise in culturally responsive teaching and critical pedagogy

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel by plane for Gates Convenings out of state

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • *Competitive base compensation based on years of required experience and other relevant factors allowable by Colorado law and STRIVE Prep policy.
  • Health benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
    • 100% employer-paid premium for employee-only medical coverage
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Company Paid Employee Life Insurance
    • Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, Child)
    • Voluntary Critical Illness & Accidental Coverage
    • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • Participation in the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) pension program (in lieu of Social Security tax) with an option to elect into a competitive 401(k) plan.
  • Applicable Pay for Performance increase upon successful completion of a full school year
  • Time off benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep works to make a college-prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. STRIVE Prep is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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47240 DIRECTOR, MULTILINGUAL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVEN

Posted by | June 17, 2021 |

Please Apply Here:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=7CJ

MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION (MLE)

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $95,462 – $119,327

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 

Broad responsibility for leading a team of managers to execute against the overall business plan, based on guidance from leadership. Directs, plans and oversees team initiatives, to ensure implementation and administration of programs align with district goals.

 

Works alongside school leaders and teachers to develop, implement and improve their systems and instructional practices for multilingual learners. Creates alignment between English Language Acquisition (ELA) Programming and other priorities for schools, elevate and improve services for multilingual learners. In addition, collaborates within the Multilingual Education Department (MLE) as well as with a number of departments to include a focus on multilingual learners in all initiatives in the district.

Deeply focuses on ensuring alignment to district initiatives by organizing and prioritizing initiatives, formulating a successful agenda, and delivering instructions to managers.

Directs operational units by acting as a business advisor to managers, including: make final decisions, examine and evaluate current process, identify and solve barriers. Develop methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects and programs. Ensures budget and schedules meet all business requirements.

Develops policies and programs, authorizes and influences implementation of these programs, uses innovative concepts, and promotes new ideas. Influence projects by participating in initial planning, assigning teams, directing work, evaluating progress, making decisions and advising on issues.

Coordinate and build collaborative relationships with cross functional departments internally and positively represents DPS in the broader community which includes school boards, parents, students, teachers and community members.

Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Board of Education policies and regulations, maintain and direct activities related to the District’s safety and security efforts.

Coach, direct and set team managers up for success by delegating work, solving complex issues, empowering improvement, and monitoring performance. Hire, train, evaluate, assign and direct work for senior managers within certain departments. 

Lead a high-performing team of Multilingual Education (MLE) Partners overseeing the implementation and effectiveness of English Language Acquisition (ELA) programming in all district schools to achieve improved outcomes for our multilingual learners.

Refine and lead progress monitoring systems focused on the impact and effectiveness of ELA programming in schools. This includes a system to monitor the progress of school-level data, across schools and to measure impact within the MLE department.

Build and maintain strong relationships with the Schools Division and Portfolio Management to ensure that a focus on multilingual learners is embedded in all district-wide, regional and school-based initiatives.

Collaborate within the MLE Department and with multiple other departments within the Academics Division, Human Resources, Finance, Early Childhood education, and Choice & Enrollment to ensure that a focus on multilingual learners is embedded in all district-wide, regional and school-based initiatives. 

Support the implementation, monitoring, oversight and reporting of Consent Decree requirements in schools. This includes an annual evaluation of all schools through an ELA Program Review.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Five (5) or more years of experience teaching and leading for multilingual learners.

Two (2) or more years of school leadership experience.

Various school types (ed levels, governance types, instructional models).

Three (3) or more years of management responsibility.

CLDE Endorsement/ Certification.

Educational Leadership/ Principal License, preferred.

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

Experience in analyzing data, and using this data to for process and program improvements and to inform strategy.

Outstanding facilitation and communication skills, including ability to inspire others.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all different levels in the organization.

Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.

Strategic planning and organizational development knowledge and skills.

Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.

Ability to motivate and influence others. 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Master’s Degree is preferred.

 

Additional Information:

 

– Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

 

 

 

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Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction

Posted by | June 15, 2021 |

Executive Director – Curriculum & Instruction

Serves as part of the Learning Services team whose primary responsibilities are to: support schools, lead a comprehensive vision for teaching and learning and to model the way regarding best practices within the district. As part of the Learning Services team, will provide district-wide leadership to schools and other departments through the implementation of standards-based education aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and the important shifts in the Common Core. Responsible for leading the implementation of standards-based instruction throughout the district.  The scope of responsibility for this position includes leadership, supervision, guidance and support for standards-based education in all K-12 curricular areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health and physical education, drama/theater, world language, gifted and talented programming, International Baccalaureate programing, and English Language Learners. Will also provide leadership for and supervision of the district strategic professional development programming by ensuring that best instructional practice, aligned curriculum, high quality professional development, assessment practices and reporting of student progress are all part of a standards-based education system that supports high levels of achievement for all students.

1. Work collaboratively with the superintendent, chief academic officer and the Learning Services team to lead stakeholder engagement, strategy development, and implementation of standards-based education.  Create, lead and support implementation of standards-based education across all content areas.  Support principals in high quality implementation of standards –based education
2. Supervise and support the professional development director in implementation of a district professional development plan for teachers and administrators.
3. Supervise the Curriculum and Instruction team including staff in charge of gifted and talented, English Language Learners, professional development and various content areas (literacy, math, science, social studies).  Lead budgeting process and management for various budgets and funding sources.
4. Partner with executive directors of schools, student support services, student coordinated services and multi tiered systems of support to ensure individual school support with meeting the needs of all students.
5. Monitor student achievement data across content areas and feedback from teachers and principals regarding professional development to ensure continuous improvement of teaching and learning strategy accordingly.  Ensure broad stakeholder engagement in decision-making and voices from the schools in teaching and learning strategy.
6. Collaborate with various departments to ensure alignment of curriculum and instruction to instructional technology, district assessment strategy and district strategies for special populations.
7. Lead district-wide literacy and mathmatics strategy, based on root cause analysis data and priority improvement strategies.
8. Interpret and communicated federal, state, and district law, policy or procedure related to instruction, curriculum, use of educational materials and required school procedures and reports.
9. Lead and manage budgets across curriculum and instruction in collaboration with directors on the curriculum and instruction team.  This includes management of budgets across multiple funding sources.
10. Lead K-12 new course approval process and course evaluation process and other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in a related field required
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in Educational leadership and/or Curriculum & Instruction.
  • Familiarity with Educator Effectiveness in Colorado
  • Expertise in literacy and/or math as a content area
  • Teaching and/or leadership experience in serving English learners.
  • Secondary education experience and expertise preferred.
  • Experience as a School Principal.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Criminal background check required for hire
  • Professional Principal or Administrator License preferred
  • Must successfully complete current district training for supervision of Classified staff within one (1) year of entering position.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s license required.

SALARY INFORMATION: Level 23 ($108,652 – $159,624)
STANDARD HOURS PER WEEK: 40
FTE: 1.0
MONTHS PER YEAR: 12

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Elementary teacher

Posted by | June 14, 2021 |

Elementary (1st grade) teacher; coaching and sponsor positions may be available.

Elbert County School District C-2 is a rural school district located approximately 20 miles east of Castle Rock, Colorado in the town of Kiowa. We have fewer than 300 students in grades kindergarten-12 with an average teacher to student ratio of 1:15. We operate on a four day school week with schools closed on Fridays. Kiowa Schools offers a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities for students to participate in throughout the school year.

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Operations Coordinator

Posted by | June 12, 2021 |

Operations Coordinator (College Track Aurora) 

 

About College Track:

 

College Track (CT) is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently under-represented in higher education.

 

We actively engage students over the course of 8 to 10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. More than 90% of our students are admitted to a four-year university and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree. 

 

For more information about College Track, visit our website: http://www.collegetrack.org.

Why join the College Track team? 

  1. Impact Students – Everyday you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their set of academic and practical skills so they can not only attend college, but graduate from college. 
  2. Change Communities – You will be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities, and you will witness success, both small and large, each day. 
  3. Develop Your Career – You will have opportunities to participate in professional development with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system. 

Who are we looking for?

College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all College Track students develop the skills needed to succeed in high school and college. The Operations Coordinator will be an individual who thrives on challenges and opportunities, has an eye for detail, and is constantly looking for ways to improve. 

Position Description

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Coordinator will support the day-to-day operations of the center and assist with the site’s key program areas. Furthermore, the Operations Coordinator will participate in and support site activities and have direct accountability for meeting the organization’s bottom line goals in the areas of attendance, retention, and enrollment. 

The position’s primary responsibilities  include: 

  • Program Operations: Support operational procedures, daily snack program, manage front desk reception, safely operate CT vehicles when transporting students, chaperone student activities as needed, and support in the planning and execution of events. 
  • Social Media/Website Maintenance: Responsible for posting/updating social media accounts, create posts about upcoming events, update internal website
  • Data Monitoring and Reporting: Update accurate information in our Salesforce.com database, student files, and excel spreadsheets, have conversations with students about how to increase their attendance
  • Site Maintenance:Improve center appearance and functions, regularly update center bulletin boards, create visuals as needed
  • Resource Management: Ensure center resources are accounted for, updated, stocked, and organized (ex: office supplies, technology, library books, vehicle maintenance, etc.). 
  • External Relations: Phone and email parents regarding student updates or center events as needed, greet walk-in guests/visitors, and provide reception support. Assist with the annual recruitment process, including delivering presentations, hosting student interviews, and outreaching to community partners. 
  • Site Culture:  Display College Track’s core values of Joy, Passion, Commitment, Authenticity and Excellence every day, and lead by example. Be a strong resource and support for our guests, families, staff and scholars
  • New Projects: Special projects as assigned by the Operations Manager or Site Director. 

Qualifications

First and foremost, the Operations Coordinator must embrace College Track’s vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of verifiable administrative and customer service 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with low-income communities
  • 1-2 years with maintaining a website
  • 1-2 years experience with office administration preferred 
  • Results-driven, commitment to utilizing data to make informed decisions 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, keen attention to detail, ability to manage a wide range of tasks 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative, community-minded attitude 
  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative, customer service & welcoming attitude
  • Exceptional organizational skills; keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Unflappable self-starter with the ability to effectively manage a wide range of tasks and projects
  • Strong learning orientation, readily receives and incorporates direct feedback 
  • Goal-oriented and strong commitment to reaching goals 
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and maintain federal, state, local, and College Track guidelines including, but not limited to, fingerprint clearance and negative TB test 
  • Experience with databases, Salesforce.com strongly preferred
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and clean driving record 

 

Compensation

This is a part-time, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits at this time. The Operations Coordinator will work Monday – Friday, most likely during student programming hours, during the school year, with 2 weeks unpaid break in December. Compensation will be $17.60 per hour.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jamille Jones, Operations Manager, at jjones@collegetrack.org. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. 

College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 

 

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Operations Manager – Aurora

Posted by | June 12, 2021 |

Position Overview

The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that all site operations function efficiently and effectively. This position will manage the day-to-day of site operations and the administration of finance, human resources and payroll. Additionally, s/he will oversee data reporting and monitoring at the site level and support the Site Director in student recruitment. This is a critical role in ensuring effective site operations so that the team can best serve students every day.  

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and Manage Site Operations: Successfully manage the day-to-day of site operations including office management, technology, facilities and vehicles. This position will manage front desk administration, oversee the inventory of supplies, project manage facility projects, serve as the central point person for managing the inventory of technology and will work with the IT consultant to address technology needs. S/he will also manage the use of College Track vehicles for transporting students home and to field trip destinations.  
  • Manage the Administration of Finance, Human Resources and Payroll: Support the Site Director with budget development by gathering, analyzing and reporting necessary data; track and process invoices and reimbursements for staff and vendors. Support site supervisors with employee onboarding and orientation; act as an HR and payroll liaison for all employees and volunteer staff.
  • Oversee Data Monitoring and Reporting: Serve as the in-house Salesforce expert and ensure the tracking and reporting of student attendance. Maintain site dashboards and update information on an ongoing basis using student databases.
  • Support Student Recruitment: Assist the Site Director in the annual student recruitment process including delivering presentations aimed at identifying and recruiting prospective students and overseeing the record keeping process.
  • New/Special Projects: Additional projects as assigned by the Site Director.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience managing the operations for an organization, program or school
  • Skilled at managing self; reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, delegates effectively, holds self accountable and produces quality work consistently.
  • Skilled at communicating and managing vertically and horizontally. Effective at being able to work across the organization, through influence, to achieve goals
  • Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and is able to galvanize self towards goals and impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to create efficient systems for completing work
  • Basic aptitude and strong appetite to learn data and technology systems. Experience with Microsoft Office Suites required. Experience with Salesforce or other databases, preferred
  • Minimum 4-year college degree
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SPED Teacher

Posted by | June 10, 2021 |

Special Education for Elementary, Middle School and High School positions available.

Including:

  • Moderate Needs
  • Significant Support Needs
  • Severe Needs Behavior
  • Severe Needs Autism

Must have or be eligible for Colorado Teaching License w/ Special Education Generalist endorsement.

  • 188 Days/Year
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Elementary Teacher

Posted by | June 10, 2021 |

Elementary teaching positions (K-5) Mesa County Valley School District.

  • Must have or be eligible for Colorado Teaching License with Elementary Endorsement
  • 188 Days/Year
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher

Posted by | June 10, 2021 |

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TOD) needed in beautiful Grand Junction, CO. Our TOD positions are itinerant in nature serving preschool through high school age students using various communication modalities. Some degree of fluency in ASL is preferred, but not required. Must have, or be eligible to receive, the Colorado State Department of Education, Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement (https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-hearing_tod).

Included in our team are 2 educational audiologists and 6 Educational Interpreters.

Grand Junction is located on the western side of Colorado in Mesa County. We are 4 hours from Salt Lake City, UT and 4 hours from Denver, CO. Grand Junction is an amazing place to live, work, and play. We have a mild seasonal climate, so we enjoy the seasons, but we don’t get too cold, too hot, or too wet. We are in a prime area for outdoor recreation, with easy access to skiing and other winter sports, biking (mountain, road or trail), hiking, river/lake sports, etc. We are home to the Colorado National Monument State Park, and not far from Arches National Park near Moab, UT.

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is the largest school district on the Western Slope of Colorado and the 14th largest school district in the state. Our boundaries stretch from the Utah border to Palisade, from the Bookcliff Mountain Range down to Whitewater and Gateway. Each day, nearly 3,000 employees serve 22,000 students in 46 of our schools & programs.

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SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR GIFTED EDUCATION SUPPORT (6 – 12)

Posted by | June 10, 2021 |

MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POSITION:        SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR GIFTED EDUCATION SUPPORT (6 – 12)

COLLEGE & CAREER EDUCATIONAL LIAISON

 

LOCATION:        MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

405 EL MONTE PLACE

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO 80829

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current valid Colorado Department of Education license with appropriate school counselor endorsement(s)
  • Gifted Endorsement Preferred
  • Fingerprint/background screening required

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gifted Education Counselor (Grades 6 – 12)
  • Create, Develop and Manage Advanced Learning Plans
  • Develop Parent and Family communication and engagement opportunities
  • Develop community partnerships
  • College & Career Planning
  • Personal education consultant/liaison (Grades 6 – 12)
  • Section 504 case management (as needed)
  • Program development/public relations
  • Gifted Education Program Enrichment opportunities (Grades 6 – 12)

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:    2021 – 2022 School Year, 189 Days

 

SALARY:            See certified salary schedule (on website)

 

SITUATION:            Grades 6 – 12

 

POSTING DATE:        June 16, 2021

 

CLOSING DATE:        June 29, 2021

 

INTERVIEW DATE:        July 7, 2021

 

Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO 80829, (719) 685-2024, edomangue@mssd14.org or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.

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School Nurse

Posted by | June 8, 2021 |

Serves as the coordinator of the school health program to provide health services and health education to promote the optimal level of wellness for all students.
 Provides direct health care for students and monitors and supervises delegated nursing tasks, medication administration, and delivery of care by other personnel.
 Assures the provision of first aid and provides triage for physical, oral, and mental health issues.
 Develops and implements health care plans for students with health care needs. Conducts health screenings per state guidelines.
 Conducts health assessments for Special Education and 504 evaluations.
 Manages immunization compliance.
 Provides staff development on infection control and universal precautions. Participates in comprehensive health education programs and school health policy development.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Current Colorado Registered Nurse License required
Current Colorado Professional Special Services License (or ability to obtain)

Compensation:
Compensation depends upon levels of education and experience. The position is full-time, with salary and benefits.

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Extended School Year Opportunities

Posted by | June 7, 2021 |

Jeffco Public Schools is hiring for our Extended School Year (ESY) Program.

Extended School Year (ESY) is a summer school program, approximately five weeks in duration, for Special Education students who have been determined eligible for additional supports by their IEP team. ESY staff includes, but is not limited to principals, teachers, paraeducators, and paraprofessionals.

Multiple positions in various locations will be available.  ESY runs for the month of July in the mornings:  7/6/21-7/28/21.

Locations will include:

  • North – Campbell Elementary
  • Central Elementary – Welchester Elementary
  • Central Secondary – Sobesky Academy
  • South – Mortensen Elementary
  • Mountain – West Jefferson Elementary

This is a great opportunity to supplement your existing income and gain valuable experience in the classroom.  Teaching, Special Service Provider and Leadership positions will require the appropriate Colorado Department of Education license.

To view positions and apply please visit:  www.jeffcok12jobs.com Keyword: ESY

For additional information about Jeffco Public Schools please visit:  www.jeffcopublicschools.org

 

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Middle School Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

Posted by | June 7, 2021 |

 

Middle School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Colorado K-12 Principal License
  2. Demonstrated strong school leadership and administrative skills
  3. Excellent verbal and written skills
  4. Strong computer and technology skills
  5. Strong Knowledge of 21st Century educational environment, including experiential learning, positive school culture and discipline, personalized learning, differential instruction and learning styles.
  6. Athletic Director experience preferred.

REPORTS TO:

Middle School Principal

SUPERVISES:

Middle school coaches

Staff members designated by the principal or superintendent

JOB GOAL:

To assist the principal in providing school-wide leadership, promoting a positive school culture, developing a disciplined school culture, and to learn the role of principal. To provide each enrolled student of secondary school age an opportunity to participate in an extracurricular athletic activity that will foster physical skills, a sense of worth and competence, a knowledge and understanding of the pleasures of sport, and the principles of fair play.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

  1. Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school.
  2. Maintains discipline throughout the student body and promotes a positive school culture; leads the reporting and monitoring of student discipline.
  3. Promotes student attendance; supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance; facilitates attendance policy and student attendance review board meetings to promote student attendance.
  4. Serves as a principal in the absence of the regular principal.
  5. Proposes schedules of classes and extracurricular activities.
  6. Assists in developing annual budget requests.
  7. Oversees budgets and requisitioning of supplies for all school safety and positive school culture programming; conducts inventories; maintains records; and checks on receipts for such material.
  8. Maintains school safety by managing the access control system, working closes with the school resource officer(s), manages the school cameras, regular staff training, safety inspections and safety drill practice activities.
  9. Serves with parent, faculty, and student groups as requested in advancing educational and related activities and objectives.
  10. Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal may direct.
  11. Supervises, coaches, and evaluates teachers and departments as assigned by the principal.
  12. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the principal may from time to time assign.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

  1. Organizes and administers the overall program of extracurricular athletics, both intramural and interscholastic, for the middle school.
  2. Provides leadership in the selection, assignment, development and evaluation of athletic coaches and staff members.
  3. Fosters good school-community relations by keeping the community aware of and responsive to the athletic program.
  4. Assumes responsibility for the organization and scheduling of all extra curricular events.
  5. Hires officials, team physicians, and policemen as required, and assumes general responsibility for the proper supervision of home games.
  6. Arranges transportation for athletic contest participants and adventure learning trips.
  7. Develops and places into operation appropriate rules and regulations governing the conduct of athletic activities.
  8. Verifies each athlete’s eligibility according to established physical and academic requirements of eligibility for participation in each sport.
  9. Prepares and administers the athletic program budget.
  10. Requisitions program supplies and equipment.
  11. Supervises all ticket sales and fund-raising events of the athletic program, and assumes responsibility for proper handling of funds.
  12. Arranges all details of visiting teams’ needs including gymnasium services, and field assistance, as appropriate.
  13. Makes arrangements for non-school use of playing fields and facilities.
  14. Arranges field and gym practice schedules.
  15. Administers the insurance program covering school athletes, and assumes responsibility for all processing of reports and claims.
  16. Directs an in-school, extracurricular program designed to foster support for the athletic teams and school spirit among nonparticipants.
  17. Plans and supervises recognition programs for school athletes and extra curricular activities.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Salary: Assistant Principal Salary Schedule, up to 7 years experience allowed

Work Schedule: 195 days per year or as designated by board adopted salary schedule.  3 weeks before teachers return for the school year and 1 week after teachers leave for the summer break

Benefits: Full benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability, sick leave, and personal leave.

Hours: A minimum of 7.5 hours per day as designated by the Middle School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt/certified

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.

Salary:

$66,000 – $86,000

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Secondary Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Posted by | June 7, 2021 |

Job Title:  Secondary Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Reports to:  Designated Principal
Evaluation: Designated Principal
Location: Craig Middle School
Date of Availability: July 26, 2021
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Position:  Middle School Assistant Principal/Athletics Director

Position Summary:  The primary function of the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director is to manage and oversee the district’s Middle School athletic and activities program, along with the duties of the Assistant Principal of the Craig Middle School.  Reports to the Middle School Principal.

*Salary:  Administration Salary Schedule – Secondary Asst. PrincipalCommensurate with experience, education and training.

Education and/or Experience:  Administrative and/or coaching experience at the secondary level. Experience working with various constituencies including: faculty, coaches, sponsors, students, administrators, alumni and community members.  Position requires a working knowledgeable of CHSAA rules and regulations; good organizational and communication skills; and ability to work cooperatively with others.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  In possession of or eligible for an administrator or principal licensure through the Colorado Department of Education.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Desired Work Traits:  Excellent teamwork and cross-campus collaboration, flexibility and working with multiple deadlines, willingness to travel and represent MCSD at CHSAA meetings and away games, possess a positive attitude and servant leadership orientation, commitment to faculty and community outreach, ability to present materials to various publics, proficiency with oral and written communication and various forms of technology hardware and software, accept responsibility to work nights and weekends as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

Assistant Principal

  • Works with Principal/teachers in the area of discipline.
    • Develops behavioral modification plans for chronic disciplinary problem students.
    • Meets with parents, teachers and principals to build a support system for high risk students.
    • Supports staff in planning and implementing classroom disciplinary policies
  • Daily supervision responsibility in hallways, lunchroom, classroom and other areas in the school that are a concern.
  • Works with principal, teachers, staff, students, and parents in the area of attendance
  • Assists in teacher evaluations and mentorships
  • Serves on outside committees that work with middle school students
  • Responsible for helping to obtain substitute teachers in the event a regular teacher is absent.

Athletics

  • Prepare a master budget and supervise equipment inventories
  • Direct oversight of fiscal budget for athletics and activities
  • Oversee athletic tickets sales, activities and club fundraising
  • Create a strategic long range plan for the athletic and activities department
  • Secure and file the paperwork for equipment lease requests involving the athletic department
  • Prepare a masters sports calendar that includes conference and non-conference games/events
  • Responsible for the production of publications to include the activities calendars, brochures, resource guides, etc.
  • Assist and maintain athletics website, facebook page.
  • Coordinate gym, building and athletic field use and coordinate with the district building use calendar
  • Coordinate gym use for practices and games and give final clearance for the use of either the gym or the athletic field
  • Work with coaching staff and transportation supervisor to schedule all athletic departure times
  • Ensure travel arrangements and overnight accommodations for athletic teams and coaches
  • Seek and recommend suitable competition for all non-conference events/games
  • Hire all officials for 7-12 and non-conference contests
  • Confirm official’s contracts and all non-conference contest contracts
  • Secure game workers for athletic contests, chain crews, announcers, clock operators, scorekeepers, line judges, etc. and submit the list of contracted workers for the contest to the event supervisor prior to the event
  • Submit athletic expense request sheets for payment of officials and other workers to district office
  • Acts as a resource person and coordinator for all coaches
  • Assist in supervision at both home and away athletic contests
  • Assist in the selection of coaches for the athletic program
  • Evaluate all athletic programs on an annual basis.  Make recommendations for improvement to the building principal and district administrators
  • Mediate the resolution of problems, issues and concerns that may arise between coaches and athletic programs
  • Provide a channel through which students and the community may express their concerns about an athletic program
  • Provide for in-service of coaching staff as needed
  • Ensure district adherence to all CHSAA and district policies and regulations, administrative rules, procedures, and codes relating to and participation in athletics and activities including player ineligibility
  • Collect, file and notify athletes and coaches regarding student eligibility as it pertains to district procedures and CHSAA rules and regulations
  • Collect and maintain on file a properly completed physical card for every student participating in athletics
  • Reviews, updates and distributes school athletic and activities handbooks
  • Administer the school athletic code in a fair and consistent manner
  • Participate as a member of the district Concussion Management Team
  • Serve as liaison to the community based groups by attending meetings and related events
  • Serve as liaison with the Craig Parks and Recreation program sponsors

Both

  • Carries out supervisory and responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;  appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Students, parents, volunteers, and supervise and evaluate athletic program coaches, supervise 7-12 activities sponsors/coaches and collaborate with principals on the development of individual evaluations.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

*Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on position classification and employee’s qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.

Application Process:  Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  Apply online at www.moffatsd.org

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Dove, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Language Development Coordinator

Posted by | June 7, 2021 |

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibility of the program coordinator position is to provide program implementation research, identification and implementation support and guidance across the district and individual schools. Additionally, it is to help teachers analyze their teaching behaviors to increase student performance in the program. The program coordinator will work with building principals, leadership teams and teachers and will facilitate the process for adopting, implementing and monitoring a PREK-12 district program plan including assessment, instruction professional development, and program evaluation. The program coordinator will be expected to be current in instructional strategies and model and coach teachers in program strategies.
ESSENTIAL JOB ELEMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required of the position. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                     

Language Development Duties
  • Assist teachers and administrators in employing appropriate research-based strategies to ensure students achieve linguistically and academically.
  • Oversee the district ELD budget
  • Facilitate professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators.
  • Support and coach teachers in the district.
  • Ensure that all federal and state reporting requirements are met.
  • Coordinate assessment of language learners.
  • Attend district and state-related meetings and training to keep teachers and administrators informed.
  • Actively research and communicate best practices and implementation of a cohesive K-12 Dual Language Program.
  • Coordinate with all schools to ensure articulation of program design including the creation of a dual-language scope and sequence.
  • Provide assistance to school teams in designing, and delivering professional development for teachers and administrators in the dual language program.
  • Collaborate with schools to provide up-to-date materials in the partner language.
  • Collaborate with district staff to promote and support equity initiatives.  (add)
  • Serve as an active member of the Instructional team and curriculum committees.
  •   Collaborate with I-Team to ensure the ELD perspective is included in district work.
  • Work with school and district administrators for teacher recruitment, hiring and retention.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Demonstrate effective implementation of instructional technology in lessons.
  3. Current authorization or license issued by the State of Colorado indicating s/he is properly endorsed or s/he must meet the qualifications criteria under NCA.
  4. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Effective time management and organizational skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Analyzing Computing Instructing Negotiating
Budgeting Designing Evaluating Reviewing
Coordinating Developing Public Speaking Planning
Communicating Implementing Moderate lifting to 50 lb. Purchasing
Prepared/Revised Date: March 2019  May 2021

Starting Salary Range – $44,530 – $78,749

This position is benefits eligible.  The 2020-21 Benefits Guide can be found here

 

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | June 5, 2021 |

High School Math Teacher

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Math Teacher at our GES Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  CHSC GES provides students with an unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver, whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As a member of the CHSC team, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to make a difference for students who have not found success elsewhere. To learn more, please visit our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

 

What makes teaching at CHSC exciting?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and out of the classroom. Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of career paths.
  • You value data and use it to make meaningful decisions about student learning.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive, vibrant school culture.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Job Description

The Math Teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school math content to students over the course of four quarters.

 

Math Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development with an emphasis on problem-based and experiential learning
  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned inquiry-based curricula
  • Manage the classroom effectively by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice practices
  • Conduct after-school study halls to support student achievement
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights
  • Develop good relationships with students

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in subject matter
    • 36 semester credit hours in subject matter
    • Passing score in subject matter on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Ability to align curriculum, performance tasks, and assessments with state content standards
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • Proficiency in using Infinite Campus or other student data-base information systems.

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

 

CHSC proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  Colorado High School Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, natural origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

 

CHSC Mission

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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ELL Teacher

Posted by | June 3, 2021 |

Duties and responsibilities:
Provide direct English language acquisition instruction to identified ELL students, assess their proficiency, and monitor individual ELA and academic growth and performance in grades 6-8.
Assist in delivering academic interventions for any assigned students through the GMS flooding schedule.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be licensed to teach in the state of Colorado. An endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education and fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
A willingness to pursue endorsement is required.

Compensation: Depends upon education and experience.
Location: This position is located at Gunnison Middle School

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Assistant Principal

Posted by | June 3, 2021 |

Duties and responsibilities:
The Assistant Principal will handle a variety of administrative duties including but not limited to: student discipline and supervision, attendance and dropout prevention, organization of activities, and support of teaching staff.

Qualifications:
Principal or Administrator License in the state of Colorado is required.
Compensation:
Salary depends upon education and experience
This position is a 195 day contract year.
1.0 FTE position
Start date:     August 2, 2021
Location:       Crested Butte Community School

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Performance and Accountability Analyst

Posted by | June 2, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Director of Evaluation and Assessment

SALARY RANGE: Starting at $4,583.33 – $5,416.67 (monthly). Commensurate with experience.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The CSI Performance and Accountability Analyst is responsible for supporting and maintaining activities related to school performance data visualization, reporting, and management to support ongoing accountability and continuous improvement efforts. They are also responsible for managing annual accountability reporting and providing support to schools and departments in building data literacy, visualization, and reporting tools and processes. This position will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to establish and support a culture of data and evidence-based decision-making.

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for building and maintaining data visualizations and other reporting systems that allow stakeholder access to assessment results and other relevant accountability data for analysis and decision-making.
  • Maintain and update school-level and portfolio-wide dashboards showing current information and analysis about all portfolio schools in order to facilitate easy access to information, extrapolate trends, drive decision-making and guide strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert as it relates to data visualization, reporting, management, and interpretation.
  • Conduct annual analysis of state assessment data for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools (CARS).
  • Manage the annual release of the CSI Annual Review of Schools Report including the collection of relevant data across departments, the creation of school-level reports, and distribute to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain guidance documentation and technical manuals for the CSI Annual Review of Schools and other school performance analysis and evaluation processes.
  • Works collaboratively with other stakeholders to establish a culture of data and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Develops and maintains effective procedures for ensuring the integrity and organization of assessment, school performance, and accountability data.
  • Provide leadership, training, coaching and technical assistance to schools and departments on school performance data, data literacy, and on internally and externally developed data visualization and reporting tools and processes.
  • Assemble and organize statewide or regional data that informs charter decision-making, market research analysis and communication strategies.
  • Organize and maintain analyses and reports for regular, systematic dissemination including publishing results to website.
  • Design and develop standard, ad-hoc, and custom performance reports as needed for reporting, evaluation, and analysis for various stakeholders.
  • Responds to requests, questions, and support needs around the use of data reports and analyses for decision-making at various levels.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and communicate findings/results effectively to multiple audiences in both oral and written form.
  • Foster knowledge sharing and disseminate evaluation and research findings through development of reports, presentations, dashboards, etc. to increase awareness and knowledge of CSI and the charter sector in Colorado.

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSBILITIES

  • Conduct technical training for schools and other users on assessment, accountability, and evaluation processes and procedures.
  • Plans, conducts, and reviews aspects of assessment, evaluation, and accountability projects and programs related to specialty area.
  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Review proposed and existing legislation for possible impact to assessment data, accountability and evaluation systems, programs and processes.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Evaluation and Assessment.
  • In coordination with the Student Services and Data Submissions Team, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with data analysis, reporting, and dashboard tools including familiarity with relevant systems and software.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with many stakeholders adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to explain data and data systems proficiently to professional and lay audiences through oral communications and technical documents.
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects.
  • Self-motivated.
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred (5+ years of successful work experience or relevant certifications can be substituted for a degree).
  • Experience with designing and maintaining Tableau dashboards.
  • Excellent report design and development skills.
  • 3-5 years of experience in data analysis, school evaluation, or a comparable field.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate data with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to apply continuous improvement strategies to program functions.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service experience.
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado.

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This position may be partially remote for some period due to COVID-19 restrictions but will require full time availability during regular business hours in our Downtown Denver office at 1600 Broadway when restrictions are reduced.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Assessment Coordinator

Posted by | June 2, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Director of Evaluation and Assessment

SALARY RANGE: Starting at $4,166.67 – $5,000 (monthly). Commensurate with experience.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assessment Coordinator is responsible for managing all CSI school state assessments including administration training, management of assessment logistics, technical assistance to schools, student testing accommodations, and test security. This position will collaborate with other departments and stakeholders and communicate with the Colorado Department of Education and various testing contractors. They will also be responsible for creating and providing information, training, and support to school staff on school-selected interim assessments and develop and promote good relations among various stakeholders and school staff.

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) to provide oversight for all state assessments and act the liaison with the Colorado Department of Education.
  • Coordinate and manage the test administration logistics and processes for all state-required assessments including ordering, distribution, administration troubleshooting, check-in, and packaging/shipping.
  • Develop, implement, and update processes and procedures to ensure security for all state-required assessment materials and resources and integrity of the data collection.
  • Implement mandated processes for applying appropriate testing accommodations for students with special needs and support training of accommodation documentation in relevant data systems. Coordinate with the Student Service Department as needed.
  • Manage the development of training materials and provide training presentations for assessment administration and assessment security processes and procedures.
  • Provide training, technical assistance, and monitoring relating to school-selected interim assessments.
  • Work with identified schools to monitor academic progress through seasonal analysis of interim assessments and evaluation against school targets and objectives.
  • Advise and coach school leadership and school assessment coordinators on policies and procedures for state and interim assessments.
  • In coordination with the Data Submissions Coordinator, support schools in completing all assessment-related data collections.
  • Monitor and support the administration of assessments required for kindergarten school readiness, the READ Act, and the Colorado Preschool Program. As needed, communicate assessment and reporting information with the Intervention and Early Childhood Program Specialist.
  • In coordination with the Gifted Education & Professional Learning Manager, provide support for the universal screener assessment for gifted and talented students.

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSBILITIES

  • Conduct technical training for schools and other users on assessment, accountability, and evaluation processes and procedures.
  • Plans, conducts, and reviews aspects of assessment, evaluation, and accountability projects and programs related to specialty area.
  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Review proposed and existing legislation for possible impact to assessment data, accountability and evaluation systems, programs and processes.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Evaluation and Assessment.
  • In coordination with the Student Services and Data Submissions Team, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Familiarity and experience with Colorado state-required assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with many stakeholders adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred (5+ years of successful work experience can be substituted for a degree).
  • Experience in the coordination of state and district assessments in a K-12 setting.
  • Exceptional customer service experience.
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado.

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This position may be partially remote for some period due to COVID-19 restrictions but will require full time availability during regular business hours in our Downtown Denver office at 1600 Broadway when restrictions are reduced.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Executive Director of Learning Services

Posted by | June 1, 2021 |

ADMINISTRATIVE VACANCY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEARNING SERVICES

School District 49 is searching for a proven, innovative K-12 leader to join our team as Executive Director of Learning Services.  The Executive Director of Learning Services (EDLS) will support district administrators by serving as the primary leader for Learning Services departments. In addition to leading all functions of the Learning Services Department, the EDLS provides leadership, support and consultation for a portfolio of 25 district-operated, authorized charter, and alternative and online schools related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, educational technology, and professional development.

The EDLS’ duties include designing and communicating policies, practices and procedures; facilitating and monitoring department objectives, projects and timelines; creating and communicating data/information; participating in budget development and monitoring; supervising staff; and ensuring the district is in compliance with state accreditation regulations.

Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate both breadth and depth of experience in K-12 education, exceptional collaboration skills, advanced communication skills and a continuous improvement mindset.

Applications must be submitted by June 11 2021 at 11:59pm. First round interviews will be scheduled for June 21, 2021.

Start Date: July 1, 2021
Work Year:  Full Year
Reports To: Chief Education Officer
Benefits: This position is eligible for benefits including group insurance (health, dental and vision), paid sick and personal leave and elective retirement savings plans. Benefit details can be found here.
Salary Range: The minimum starting pay is $109,000/year and the maximum starting pay is $119,000/year. Initial pay placement is dependent on level of formal education and years of relevant experience (the maximum credit granted is 15 years).

Please see full job description on District Website

ABOUT DISTRICT 49
School District 49, the fastest-growing district in Colorado, hosts 25 exceptional schools and programs within four distinct innovation zones, providing preK-12-aligned curriculum, online and alternative programming and homeschool enrichment.  Home to more than 24,000 students and 2,100 staff members, District 49 aims to be the best choice to learn, work and lead. As one of Colorado’s recognized Districts of Innovation, District 49 is a challenging and stimulating place to lead. As part of our commitment to innovate, we host a robust portfolio of conventional, charter, online, and blended schools, including homeschool support as well as career and work-based education.

Our vision is to be the best choice in public education. We envision a future when every time a student, parent, or educator chooses a school district, we are the best choice they can make. We have a mission to Learn, Work, and Lead. Our commitment is to be the best place to learn, to work, and to lead. Every day, we create environments so that everyone associated with the district is always learning, working, and leading us to be the best.

District 49 spans 133 square miles of suburban and rural areas covering northeast Colorado Springs and the Falcon area of El Paso County. As the fastest growing school district in the Pikes Peak region, it’s currently serving more than 23,000 students within its portfolio of schools.

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Executive Director of Learning Services

Posted by | June 1, 2021 |

ADMINISTRATIVE VACANCY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEARNING SERVICES

School District 49 is searching for a proven, innovative K-12 leader to join our team as Executive Director of Learning Services.  The Executive Director of Learning Services (EDLS) will support district administrators by serving as the primary leader for Learning Services departments. In addition to leading all functions of the Learning Services Department, the EDLS provides leadership, support and consultation for a portfolio of 25 district-operated, authorized charter, and alternative and online schools related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, educational technology, and professional development.

The EDLS’ duties include designing and communicating policies, practices and procedures; facilitating and monitoring department objectives, projects and timelines; creating and communicating data/information; participating in budget development and monitoring; supervising staff; and ensuring the district is in compliance with state accreditation regulations.

Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate both breadth and depth of experience in K-12 education, exceptional collaboration skills, advanced communication skills and a continuous improvement mindset.

Applications must be submitted by June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm. First round interviews will be scheduled for June 21, 2021.

Start Date: July 1, 2021
Work Year:  Full Year
Reports To: Chief Education Officer
Benefits: This position is eligible for benefits including group insurance (health, dental and vision), paid sick and personal leave and elective retirement savings plans. Benefit details can be found here.
Salary Range: The minimum starting pay is $109,000/year and the maximum starting pay is $119,000/year. Initial pay placement is dependent on level of formal education and years of relevant experience (the maximum credit granted is 15 years).

Please see full job description on District website.

ABOUT DISTRICT 49
School District 49, the fastest-growing district in Colorado, hosts 25 exceptional schools and programs within four distinct innovation zones, providing preK-12-aligned curriculum, online and alternative programming and homeschool enrichment.  Home to more than 24,000 students and 2,100 staff members, District 49 aims to be the best choice to learn, work and lead. As one of Colorado’s recognized Districts of Innovation, District 49 is a challenging and stimulating place to lead. As part of our commitment to innovate, we host a robust portfolio of conventional, charter, online, and blended schools, including homeschool support as well as career and work-based education.

Our vision is to be the best choice in public education. We envision a future when every time a student, parent, or educator chooses a school district, we are the best choice they can make. We have a mission to Learn, Work, and Lead. Our commitment is to be the best place to learn, to work, and to lead. Every day, we create environments so that everyone associated with the district is always learning, working, and leading us to be the best.

District 49 spans 133 square miles of suburban and rural areas covering northeast Colorado Springs and the Falcon area of El Paso County. As the fastest growing school district in the Pikes Peak region, it’s currently serving more than 23,000 students within its portfolio of schools.

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Chief Strategic Recovery Officer

Posted by | May 27, 2021 |

This is a term-limited position and will be funded through September 2024

Position Summary
The Chief Strategic Recovery Officer will lead CDE’s efforts to create strategic, cohesive initiatives at the state and local levels to address the learning impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s students, with an explicit focus on students who have also experienced historic opportunity gaps.

This person will work collaboratively across the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and with the Colorado education community to drive forward four main priorities:
(1) lead the decision-making process for allocation of CDE’s federal stimulus relief state reserve funds to ensure that resources are used in the most strategic, effective ways to support and serve Colorado’s students who have been most impacted by the pandemic
(2) coordinate, monitor and support implementation of evidenced-based activities at the local and state level to address pandemic impacts and support strategies will that create long-term improvements in student outcomes
(3) collect and summarize impact data on student learning of both the pandemic and CDE’s recovery efforts
(4) make recommendations on systemic changes required across CDE systems to benefit the education community over the long term. In addition, this position will support other CDE staff leading efforts to distribute and monitor federal stimulus funds, provide technical assistance to districts, and draft K-12 education policies, as necessary.

This position will also play a key role in communication and strengthening partnerships with the K-12 education community and policymakers, including the State Board of Education, the General Assembly, and the Governor’s Office.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

A.  Lead the development and implementation of the department’s COVID-19 education recovery plan in collaboration with other CDE leaders and staff, including use of state and federal relief funds, implementation of department-led recovery programs, and related state and federal reporting and monitoring activities.

B.  Lead and facilitate the implementation of CDE’s student learning recovery and innovation efforts. This will include coordination and clear communication concerning the work across the department, facilitating cross-department working teams and driving sustained effective functioning of the department’s teams.

C.
 Depending upon the date of hire, the position will lead the process for decision making on CDE’s federal stimulus relief funds by working with a contractor to gather, analyze and respond to community input, bringing research on high impact strategies into the process, communicating results and proposed allocations to the State Board of Education, and supporting implementation of the board and commissioner’s final decisions on the funding.

D.
  Recruit, hire and lead teams of new or current employees to assist with roles defined in this job description and work closely with other Executive Team members for implementation of recommendations.  The teams will include a CDE Learning Team that will be responsible for determining and articulating the impacts of the pandemic on K-12 education, advising on research around the highest impact activities to address those needs, recommending data collections and metrics to measure the impact of state-determined Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)-funded initiatives, and informing potential policy adjustments. The team will also be responsible for supporting and coordinating federal reporting requirements concerning the use of ESSER funds.

E.
  Support the department in understanding various funding sources dedicated to recovery and how to leverage those funds appropriately.

F.  Coordinate the implementation of the identified high impact state and local initiatives, when allocation decisions are finalized, which may include expanded learning opportunities, statewide workforce capacity and other initiatives.

G. 
 Support coordination of CDE’s technical assistance to the field, as defined and organized around the Learning Impacts Toolkit.

H. Communicate in writing and verbally about the student learning recovery and innovation work at CDE and in the field, including through State Board of Education and legislative presentations, meetings with policy makers, regular meetings with the K-12 education community, and updates for CDE staff.

I.  Coordinate an independent evaluation of CDE’s organizational systems and make recommendations on how to improve existing structures for more effective support of the Colorado education ecosystem.

K. Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The position reports to the Commissioner of Education and will be a part of the commissioner’s executive team.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position does have supervisory responsibilities.  The duties and responsibilities for employees that supervise staff include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Models and ensures consistency with organizational values and policies.
  • Clearly communicates expectations and standards to staff.
  • Conducts timely performance management of staff including formal evaluations, on-going and routine feedback, and holding staff accountable.
  • Awareness and approval of employee time worked and work schedules.  This includes approval of time worked for payroll and monitoring and approval of all work schedules including remote work and flex schedules, based upon CDE’s policies.
  • Provides the applicable tools and resources staff require to perform their job.

Supplemental Information

Competency and Qualification Requirements

  • Experience in and knowledge of the K-12 education landscape in Colorado including key policies, governance structure, education data and educational equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Successful program management experience (developing, monitoring, implementing and revising program plans, budget, schedule, activities, and deliverables), involving cross-organizational teams in a targeted, focused, and outcomes-driven format from initiation to completion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding of federal stimulus funding/grant parameters, and ability to think creatively within those parameters to solve historic and new problems in new ways
  • Ability to provide performance improvement feedback and facilitate change management within individuals, teams, organizations and oneself
  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity to bring clarity to roles and tasks to meet deliverables
  • Experience in all stages of the research process, including design, implementation, data collection and interpretation; and dissemination of results to a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of how students learn and effective intervention strategies, including relevant research

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent leadership experience in a K-12 education setting in Colorado
  • Proficiency in facilitating design thinking sessions
  • Experience in grant management, including managing budgets, meeting statutory requirements, and reporting outcomes.
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • The ability to pass a background check, which includes a motor vehicle records search

Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or related field or comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent experience

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47105 SPECIALIST, DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION & STUDENT LEARNING

Posted by | May 26, 2021 |

Please Apply Here:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=770

ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA SUPPORT (ARD)

Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $63,852 – $77,316

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes. 

Plans and coordinates the implementation of the District’s Data-driven Instruction (DDI) plan and Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Administers the execution, maintenance, projects’ implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams. Interprets changes to the District curriculum and Colorado standards, ensuring SLOs and resources are aligned and informs teachers and principals of the implications of these changes.

Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.

Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting. 

Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.

Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement. 

Works with regional staff to provide support and professional development to District schools in the areas of DDI, SLOs, assessment literacy, and use of the District’s assessments and assessment results.

Develops high-quality DDI and SLO resources and protocols and facilitates professional learning opportunities for central departments, Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs), and teachers to continuously improve student achievement; including collecting and analyzing data on resources and professional learning to improve strategy.

Creates a positive data-driven instruction culture through investment and understanding with key stakeholders across the District, and builds capacity of stakeholders through ongoing support to implement effective DDI practices in schools.

Contributes to the ongoing development and implementation of the SLO system, including providing support, communication, and training for SLOs to school leaders and teachers; as well as managing the development of District supported SLOs and corresponding assessments.

Partners with departments to provide instructional data to schools that is meaningful and relevant to ILTs for use in coaching and instructional practice.

Supports ILTs to build school-based collaborative structures and systems to collect and analyze student data and generate instructional action plans to improve practice and student achievement.

Monitors SLO submissions, determining the quality of SLOs, and collaborating with schools to create the next steps to address SLOs that are not of high quality.

Leads work with the online SLO application, identifying improvements and collaborating with the District’s technology services department to ensure upgrades are made in a timely manner. 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience.

Three (3) or more years of substantial knowledge and experience working with Colorado Academic Standards and/or Common Core State Standards.

Two (2) or more years of school leadership experience preferred/

Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage, and acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Strong understanding of the fundamental assessment concepts (e.g., reliability, validity).

Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to develop and present complex information to teachers, administrators, or other adults.

Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.

Strong attention to detail.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Google Suite.

Ability to understand and interpret assessment data.

Effective time management and organizational skills.

Demonstrated success in leading complex projects/bodies of work.

Works collaboratively with others on a team.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field required.

Master’s Degree in education or related field preferred.

 

Other information:

 

The Assessment, Reporting & Data Support (ARD) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.:

 

Additional Information:

 

Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

 

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47039 SPECIALIST, READ ACT

Posted by | May 26, 2021 |

Please Apply Here:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=76B

ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA SUPPORT (ARD)

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $63,852 – $77,316

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes. 

Plans and coordinates the implementation of the District’s assessment plan. Supports Assessment, Reporting and Data Services by managing the implementation of the District’s Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act assessment portfolio. Interprets public school rules, laws, and policies regarding assessment. Informs teachers and principals of the implications of these policies. Trains school personnel in proper administration of assigned assessments, analysis of data and makes connections between assessment data and instructional implications.

Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives. 

Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting. 

Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.

Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement. 

Collaborates with other central office departments in order to provide District schools with guidance and support in the planning of instructional interventions for literacy.

Audits the quality of READ (Reading to Ensure Academic Development) plans; supports schools in the improvement of READ plans.

Collaborates with other department staff in the management, development, and analysis of District-supported assessments.

Works in conjunction with the Senior member of the team in a particular assessment strand within the department.

Works with central office and regional staff to support and coach District schools in the areas of assessment literacy and using the District’s online systems to deliver assessments, obtain assessment results electronically, and identify instructional next steps.

Assists the Reporting and Data Services teams in conducting analyses of assessment results and the development or modification of stakeholder-specific assessment reports; supports school personnel in interpreting READ assessment results, linking results to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  

Supports training and staff development in the areas of assessment administration, ethical assessment practices, scoring documentation, and the use of assessment information for READ plan development and instructional improvement.

Support Universal Flexibility process by helping to source, vet, engage with appropriate assessments for READ.

Collaborates with Culturally Sustaining Curriculum and Instruction (CSCI) personnel on various projects and reports, prepares and conducts presentations for various groups; and responds to administration and school requests for information.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Five (5) or more years of successful K-12 teaching experience required.

Three (3) or more years of substantial knowledge of and experience working with Colorado Academic Standards and/or Common Core State Standards.

Three (3) or more years of experience analyzing and interpreting data.

Experience with the administration and processing of Istation or an equivalent early literacy assessment program preferred.

Professional learning development and/or instructional coaching experience preferred.

Knowledge with Google Suite.

Effective time management and organizational skills/

Effective communication skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Work collaboratively with others on a team.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.  

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field required.

Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Education or related field preferred.

  

Other information:

 

The Assessment, Reporting & Data Support (ARD) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

Please review the following links to see benefit information and Work Year Calendars including accrued time off. (Subject to change August 1st).

 

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46559 MANAGER, SCHOOL SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Posted by | May 26, 2021 |

Please Apply Here:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=6VF

ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA (AR&D)

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $71,481- $89,350

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 

Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives.

 

Responsible for driving the vision and delivery of annual federal, state, and internal accountability systems, including the School Performance Framework (SPF), Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs), transcripts and course codes.

 

Manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.

Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility.

– Solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

Establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.

Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.

Work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges.

Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct trainings, present findings & materials and other deliverables.

Improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.

 Assist the Director of Reporting & Accountability in supporting accountability initiatives within the district in terms of design, data gathering, analysis, and reporting. Collaborate with District and Division leaders to support processes to identify key questions, develop recommendations and rationale, and inform and provide relevant data to support policy decision-making processes. Support process development and implementation of appropriate measures of school performance at the district and stakeholder levels. Inform the Executive Director and Director regarding changes in legislation, and decisions that impact the state school performance framework (SPF) and the implications around the Accountability Clock, School Reviews, Request to Reconsider, etc.

Lead the development, execution, and refinement of district school accountability systems, processes, and tools. Lead a team in the communication of the annual school performance framework, the primary tool used to accredit and evaluate schools in the district. This includes decisions related to displaying district-level information to engage in quality policy decisions.

Build and maintain strong relationships with the Colorado Department of Education and accountability partners to understand state and federal accountability requirements. Build District and school capacity around local, state, and federal accountability measures through direct collaboration with other district departments. Collaborate with District departments to support district leadership, network staff, and school leadership regarding the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs).

Lead specialists who work directly with schools to develop, implement, communicate, and train staff on policies and consistent processes and procedures regarding transcripts, records, and scheduling to ensure students are on track to graduate and fully understand graduation requirements. Direct the work of the School Support Team (Transcripts) and provide direct feedback to district leadership on grading and course policy that impacts student transcripts and grades.

Ensure all District high schools are supported with all aspects of transcript work, including credit attainment, scheduling, and graduation requirements support. Support the design and maintenance of integrated systems and processes that drive ongoing improvement in District progress monitoring tools to ensure students graduate college and career ready. Build and maintain positive relationships with Career and College Success, Culturally Sustaining Curriculum & Instruction, Department of Technology Services, and the Schools Division and ensure leadership is well supported in all data needs, effective systems for providing data, and data interpretation.

Ensure systems and processes are in place to manage communications and updates to schools and central office staff regarding policy and procedure changes, important dates, and timelines to ensure streamlined transcript entry and accurate records for use in District reporting and accountability systems.

 

 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

 

5+ Experience with K-12 education, 9-12 is preferred.

3+ Management experience.

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

– Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.

Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.

– Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources.

Ability to motivate and influence others.

– Ability to effectively lead a team.

Demonstrated proficiency with Google Workspace. 

Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

Extensive knowledge of high school transcripts, grading, scheduling, the School Performance Framework, and Unified Improvement Plans is preferred.

 

Education Requirements:


–  Bachelor’s Degree in Education is required. 

–  Master’s Degree in Education is preferred. 

 

Other information:

 

The Assessment, Reporting & Data Department (AR&D) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

 

 

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46629 MANAGER, REPORTING, ANALYSIS & DATA SERVICES

Posted by | May 26, 2021 |

Please Apply Here:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=6WA

ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA SUPPORT (AR&D)

Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $71,481 – $89,350 

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives. 

Responsible for establishing effective structures and processes to support quality reporting and analyses of all district assessment and outcome data by implementing high standards for data quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Oversees a team of analysts, data specialists, programmers, and database administrators responsible for data processing, validation, analysis, reporting, visualization, interpretation, and data literacy support.

Manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.

Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility.

Solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

Establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable. 

Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.

Work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges. 

Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct training, present findings & materials and other deliverables.

Improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.

Assist the Director in identifying and documenting the department’s practices and procedures for State summative, local assessment, and student outcome data, including data loading, validation, storage, and requests. Support maintenance of department databases, needs for enhancements and improvements as data and reporting needs change.

Lead the design and release of a variety of assessment reports, presentations, and tools to ensure district leadership is well supported in all assessment, student outcome, and strategic data needs, putting students first when submitting or reporting student data. Collaborate with teams across the district to understand data and support needs, provide necessary training, and ensure effective systems are in place and aligned at both the department and team level.

Manage the design and creation of integrated systems and processes that drive ongoing improvements in District tools to support leaders in translating District vision to goal, and monitor progress towards ensuring students graduate college and career ready. Collaborate with Assessment, Reporting and Data support (AR&D) leaders, and teams across the district to promote District initiatives by maintaining and providing the data needed to monitor progress toward goals, and support district, region, and school-based leaders with their data needs to be aligned to targets. Support cross-departmental collaboration efforts to guide strategic reviews of processes, resources, and reports to ensure alignment with department goals.

Collaborate with the Reporting and Analytics and Data Services Team Lead, Department of Technology Services, the Academic Portal team, and vendors in the design and validation of portals-based reporting, as well as in the validation of the data flowing into student information systems (Infinite Campus), district data stores, and district accountability systems.

Collaborate with Team Leads in prioritizing and responding to data requests from within the department, outside the department, and outside the district, while ensuring strong adherence to student data privacy, and coordinating with the Legal Department as necessary.

Maintain strong relationships with AR&D Assessment Team to provide accurate and timely support for assessment administration, including rosters, testing lists, student biographical data validation, and other assessment data submissions to the State of Colorado.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Three (3) or more years of demonstrated exceptional performance in similar work.

Two (2) or more years of management responsibilities.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage and acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.

Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.

Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources.

Ability to motivate and influence others.

Ability to effectively lead a team.

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Google Suite.

Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

Proficiency in accessing and manipulating data as well as fluency with one or more of the following applications: MS Access, SPSS, SAS, Stata, R.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in education or other related areas that include training in research methodology, evaluation, measurement, continuous improvement, and/or statistics required.

Master’s Degree in education or other related areas that include training in research methodology, evaluation, measurement, continuous improvement, and/or statistics is preferred.

Other information:

 

The Assessment, Reporting & Data Department (ARD) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

 

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Early Childhood Teacher – housing available

Posted by | May 25, 2021 |

WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW:

Who We Are: At just 67 miles away, Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high-country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience. Whether you are fulfilling a lifelong dream to work at a ski resort or you are just wanting a change of scene, we have great jobs and an awesome experience waiting for you!

Who We Are Looking For: Winter Park Resort is a place for mountain lovers, adventure seekers, and outdoor explorers. A place to chase new experiences, marvel at the unexpected, and discover the adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are looking to have your first taste of a winter season in the Rockies or to build a long-term career, we have something for everyone.  We work to play… Are you in?

Perks & Benefits: There’s more than a free season pass waiting for you! You don’t just get a job at Winter Park, you get an experience and a lifestyle. As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a variety of perks and benefits that are available to our year-round and seasonal employees. Some examples include:

  • Free season pass to Winter Park Season and free access to all fifteen Alterra Resorts throughout North America.
  • Discounted tickets for your friends & family
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs for eligible employees
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Generous food & beverage and retail discounts,
  • Onsite employee childcare based on availability, discounted equipment rentals and plenty of opportunities for growth, advancement & year-round employment! Don’t worry the uniforms are provided!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Early Childhood Teacher position is a year round key position at the Early Education Center.  Early Childhood Teachers are responsible for educating, supervising, and caring for the children at the EEC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Teachers have responsibilities and requirements, including but not limited to:
  • To provide a safe, pleasant environment and attentive child care with an emphasis on the children’s emotional, physical, and social needs.
  • To effectively deal with children in a classroom setting.
  • To maintain safety and supervision of all children.
  • To assure compliance of all EEC, Winter Park Resort, and The Colorado Office of Early Childhood policies and procedures.
  • To perform daily child care duties as set forth by the Director, including but not limited to feeding, changing diapers and all other basic needs of the children.
  • To formulate and implement daily, weekly and monthly educational activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
  • Assisting the Director/ Supervisor in keeping accurate attendance records for each child.
  • Train and help orient attendants in child care.
  • Maintain the EEC in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  • Maintain professional communication with parents and staff.

Teachers must meet education and experiential requirements, register and complete classes in a Colorado statewide professional development system, as well as completion of 15 hours of Continuing Education annually.

All early childhood professionals must complete a finger print and child protection background check, as well as any other required classes or trainings pertinent to their job.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Early Childhood Teacher

  1. An early childhood teacher, assigned responsibility for a single group of children and working under the supervision of a director, must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
  2. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas:

1) Early childhood education;

2) Elementary education;

3) Special education;

4) Family and child development; or,

5) Child psychology.

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in any area other than those listed at Section 7.702.54, A, 1, A and additional two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies;
  2. Current early childhood professional Credential Level III Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 12 CCR 2509-8 Social Services Rules 49
  3. A 2-year college degree, sixty (60) semester hours, in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, which must include at least two (2) three-semester hour courses, one of which must be either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies; and at least six (6) months (910 hours) of satisfactory experience;
  4. Completion of twelve (12) semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas in early childhood education and one of the three (3) semester hour courses must be either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies, plus nine (9) months (1,395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual;
  5. Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence in child growth and development plus twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual;
  6. Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or other Department-approved credential;
  7. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes training and work experience with children in a child growth and development program plus twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual; or,
  8. Twenty-four (24) months (3,640 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a Colorado family child care home; a teacher’s aide or teacher in a child care center, preschool, or elementary school, plus either:

1) A current Colorado Level I credential; or,

2) Two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies.

  1. All college course grades toward early childhood teacher qualifications must be “C” or better. B.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Early Education Center employees will be required to supply and/or obtain the following:

  1. First Aid Certification
  2. Infant/Child CPR certification
  3. Record of immunizations
  4. Physical examination
  5. Fingerprints
  6. Central Registry Background check
  7. Three written references
  8. Emergency contact information

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

When authorized, may drive a 15 passenger van with children and adults to fieldtrips and activities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 30 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with children, co-teachers, directors, and parents.
  • Routine cleaning of surfaces and toys.  Loading dishwasher and washer, mopping the floors when needed.
  • Routine sanitizing and disinfesting with hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.

Mountain Environment:

  • Be prepared to take children outside in weather as cold as 5°.
  • Closed toed shoe are recommended due to varying ground surfaces.
  • You will be provided an outdoor uniform.
  • Supervising children in busy, tourist environment.

Housekeeping:

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors- temperature is moderate and controlled by environmental systems.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment and products.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to non-slip shoes, protective eye wear, and protective gloves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

WAGE:

The base hourly pay range below represents the low and high end of Winter Park Resorts hourly pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Winter Park Resorts total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include many region-specific benefits.

hourly pay range: $14.50 – $21.00 per hour

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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Director of Academics: Literacy

Posted by | May 21, 2021 |

About the Role 

This role is based on our Network Support Team and will be responsible for the program management of our EL Education curriculum implementation for all grades. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Direct the implementation of EL Education Curriculum in grades K-5 
  • Provide professional development and coaching to school leadership regarding curriculum implementation and literacy instruction
  • Provide professional development and coaching to teachers regarding curriculum implementation and literacy instruction
  • Analyze network-wide data to determine progress toward goals and isolate next steps in literacy instruction
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Qualifications

Required

  • 3+ years of lead teaching experience in a public elementary school
  • 1+ years of experience in leadership and coaching (either as an administrator or teacher leader)
  • Deep knowledge of the science of reading and classroom instruction techniques that lead to outstanding literacy results
  • Experience with EL Education (or similar) curriculum is required

Preferred

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in literacy instruction
  • 2+ years of experience as a school administrator or district leader with direct teacher coaching and professional development responsibilities
  • Specialized training in research-based literacy intervention (e.g. Orton-Gillingham)
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families
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9th Grade Success Coach

Posted by | May 20, 2021 |

The Role

Your role stands at the center of the fight to change the odds for underserved students. As a key member of Stand’s coaching team at a moment of tremendous need and opportunity, you will work in partnership with school-based leaders to develop and operate effective 9th Grade Success Teams to review data on 9th Grade performance and design and monitor the effective implementation of supports that help mitigate failure and increase achievement. You are responsible for the creation and implementation of proven success systems, structures, and practices at the Center for High School Success’s partner schools in Colorado. As someone motivated by results and impact, you get the opportunity to work with colleagues who not only care deeply about justice and equity, but who are bold and strategic and take responsibility for achieving substantial progress toward greater justice and equity every year, everywhere we work.

The Organization

Stand is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.

The Center for High School Success is a program of Stand for Children that was established to increase the number of high school students who are on-track to graduate by the end of 9th grade. Research from the University of Chicago found that students who finished 9th grade on-track were 4 times more likely to graduate high school than their off-track peers. We used this research and developed practices, tools, and coaching to support high schools across the country in implementing successful 9th Grade Success Programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with CHSS partner high schools in Colorado to develop processes, structures, and tools for maximizing 9th Grade On Track Rates;
  • Build partnerships with identified school principals and 9th Grade Teams to improve 9th Grade On Track rates through analyzing attendance, course performance, and behavior data;
  • Coach 9th Grade Success Team Leads to build their capacity to successfully perform their role in leading change; effectively facilitating meetings, data analysis, and problem solving; and creating conditions that support overall student success;
  • Maintain on-going communication with school leaders and select school staff, and record and document contacts and progress;
  • Support school-based 9th Grade Success Team Leads with establishing team roles, norms, and protocols that organize the team for success and allow for routinization of best practices;
  • Use the CHSS research and change theories to guide school-based coaching and the development and implementation of systems for monitoring and addressing student progress and supports;
  • Support schools with implementing tools and systems for documenting process and outcome measures, including but not limited to notes, objectives, and outcomes of 9th Grade Success meetings;
  • Support schools with developing a tiered system of supports and interventions for students at-risk of missing their 9th Grade On Track benchmarks;
  • Ensure that team meetings are set up with clear connections to team goals and objectives; ensure meeting agendas have clear accountability structures identifying responsible parties and timelines – for what, to whom, and by when;
  • Establish regular meeting schedules with partner school principals;
  • In collaboration with partner principals, establish 9th Grade Success Team goals and benchmarks, and determine the specific data, data sources, and inquiry/intervention cycles that will be employed to support progress monitoring and evaluation;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled 9th Grade Success Coach trainings and supervision with CHSS team and Colorado director;
  • Provide regular and as-needed reports on implementation and progress towards 9th Grade Success goals and benchmarks;
  • Conduct ongoing needs assessment to help identify structural or resource gaps, and to inform resource allocation and or funding strategy;
  • Identify and co-facilitate cross-functional collaboration with other school teams whose work intersects;
  • Co-facilitate professional learning around 9th Grade Success for partner schools and more broadly as part of CHSS’ professional development offerings;
  • Support partner schools with organizing 9th Grade Success events in recognition of students’, teachers’, and families’ efforts towards improving student outcomes; and
  • Organize quarterly network collaboratives of partner schools for learning, practice sharing, and engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field; or minimum of 8 years’ experience in school improvement at the secondary level, preferably as a principal or assistant principal;
  • A relentless commitment to public education, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all students;
  • A commitment to self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and to challenging inequities;
  • Proven ability to build relationships with and communicate effectively with people at different levels of an organizational hierarchy;
  • Proven ability to manage for results;
  • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize data to help define challenges, set goals, measure progress and solve problems;
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial with a record of generating innovative ideas to solve persistent challenges;
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles;
  • Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development and team and self-evaluation;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements and adjust to ambiguous circumstances and change;
  • Ability to organize and host online webinars and meetings, preferably experience with Zoom and Google Meets;
  • Ability to work from home and in multiple locations in the course of a given day,
  • Access to transportation; travel to districts;
  • Ability to transport items, and the ability to set up and take down meeting equipment (chairs, tables, projectors, screens, etc.); may require the ability to climb stairs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Principal or assistant principal experience at the secondary level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitating, coaching, evaluating, and supervising teams;
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Tableau Dashboards.

Salary: $95,000 – $112,000 a year

Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)

Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or marital status. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.

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College Access Director

Posted by | May 20, 2021 |

Position Overview

The College Access Director provides targeted support to students from 9th through 12th grade, ensuring that students are prepared to apply to and ultimately matriculate to a four-year college.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Visionary Leadership: Set the vision for the site’s College Completion high school programming and outcomes.
  • Program Design & Implementation: Design and implement learning experiences and individualized support in all grades that achieve expected outcomes for students.
  • College Application & Matriculation: Manage 12th grade Advisory and admissions processes to ensure financial aid and college application completion, scholarship attainment, and college matriculation.
  • College Exposure: Plan and lead high school student college exposure activities that are aligned to College Completion strategy, including college tours, college representative visits, and summer programs. Additionally, provide individualized college access support to students and families through one-on-one/family meetings
  • Team Leadership: Manage part-time staff to achieve high quality results aligned to the college completion site goals and collaborate with other program staff to deliver a coordinated, impactful high school programming experience.
  • Collaboration: Build and maintain relationships within College Track and externally to ensure ongoing student success.
  • Program Performance & Reporting: Assess, track and report student outcomes. Support development and monitoring of College Access budget.
  • College Affordability/Scholarship Management: Oversee high school senior FAFSA completion and internal merit- and need-based scholarship administration
  • New Projects: Projects as assigned by the Site Director.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Minimum 4-year college degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working directly to support high school students to excel academically and matriculate to four-year colleges
  • Strong understanding of and experience with higher education, financial aid and college admissions
  • Holds the highest expectations for students. Demonstrated success in motivating, influencing, and managing students
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship building with students, families, and partners (e.g. college reps, school counselors, etc.)
  • Strong classroom or group facilitation skills within the areas of higher education, financial aid, and college admissions.
  • Demonstrates success in designing curriculum and project planning through backwards mapping
  • Reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, delegates effectively, holds self accountable, and produces quality work consistently
  • Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and is able to galvanize self towards goals and impact
  • Ability to travel for college exposure events, including overnight college tours
  • Familiarity and experience working with student populations similar to those served by College Track.
  • Spanish speaking (preferred)
  • A deep understanding, and commitment to low-income and first-generation students.

Compensation & Benefits

Full Salary Range: $55,000 – $82,000

College Track offers a competitive, region specific, salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data and internal equity. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. A complete look at the benefits College Track offers full time benefits eligible employees can be viewed here.

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Student Support & Early Childhood Specialist

Posted by | May 20, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is committed to creating and sustaining a portfolio of high-quality school options that meet the needs of all students. CSI is seeking passionate, equity-oriented Student Support & Early Childhood Specialist candidates to assist CSI in furthering the organization’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools. This position will collaborate with other staff to develop and implement an organization-wide approach to supporting school’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports. The Student Support and Early Childhood Specialist will also lead CSI’s work on early-childhood initiatives to improve outcomes for our youngest students.

Strong candidates will be high-capacity individuals with a background in school-based interventions, Early Literacy, and preschool programs. This position requires high levels of collaboration and excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects at once and the ability to relate to school staff. Our organization offers a positive, collaborative and mission driven culture. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advance CSI’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools.
  • Provide programmatic support, oversight, and access to resources for school-wide system of supports, including Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, discipline, Restorative Justice, and positive culture and community.
  • Increase equity initiatives for Preschool through Third Grade through training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring for initiatives including school readiness, READ Act, and the Colorado Preschool Program.
  • Provide programmatic support oversight, and access to resources for the creation of preschool programs, including the roll out of Colorado’s Universal Preschool program.
  • Provide training and support for Preschool through Third Grade literacy programs.
  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development of the cooperative efforts between schools and other community agencies in providing services to students.
  • Collaborate with the SS Department to provide schools regular communication and customer service in all school program areas.
  • Collaborate with Student Services Department to support the training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring of all school program areas.

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSILBITIES

  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Student Services.
  • In coordination with the Data Submissions unit, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a MINIMUM, we are looking for the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in relevant education role
  • Experience developing and implementing training resources and procedures
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing programs or projects
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability to design and facilitate effective trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • A proven ability to proactively improve systems and identify potential internal and external customer issues
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Active Colorado Department of Education Teacher License
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring data-based student interventions
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating process documentation and resources for various stakeholders
  • Familiarity and experience with state and federal laws associated with preschool through third grade programs

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This position is based in Denver but does require some state-wide travel to provide training and technical assistance to CSI schools.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

CURRENT COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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High School Social Worker

Posted by | May 19, 2021 |

High School Social Worker

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking a Social Worker for our GES Campus in Denver for the 2021-2022 school year.  CHSC GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts), while taking advantage numerous concurrent enrollment and community partnership opportunities, in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.

 

The Social Worker is an important member of the School Support Team and works with that team, teachers and administrators to support students in their academic and social-emotional development.  Under the direction of the School Principal, the Social Worker serves as a positive role model and empowers students in learning to make choices that lead to the successful completion of their academic and life goals.

 

The Social Worker advocates, guides and motivates our students to find their individual pathways to success during and beyond high school.  The selected candidate will be one that is deeply invested in building meaningful and positive relationships with our students and families, engages in countless brave conversations and is willing to utilize many avenues to help students find their true meanings of life after graduating from the GES community.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Colorado High School Charter GES is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Northeast Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth.  As a Social Worker at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with students.  www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com.

What makes working at CHSC exciting?

  • Constant learning through regular collaboration, coaching and professional development
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and outside of the classroom.  Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School Charter’s mission.
  • You have experience or strong desire to work with young adults who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of career paths.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You are entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You understand that professional boundaries allow authentic relationships to develop and exist with students and colleagues
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive, vibrant school culture for staff and students.

 

Job Description

  • Uses Evidence Based Practices to provide culturally-competent mental health support to individual students, small groups and families as needed, both on-site and in-home. (ex. anger management, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Provides crisis intervention support to students and their families as a member of the crisis intervention team
  • Develops interventions, social skill development and coping strategies that empower students on caseload to succeed socially and academically
  • Leads our school’s continued development and implementation of culturally competent MTSS Multi-TieredSystems of Support that provide interventions for tiered students
  • Leads Suicide Risk Reviews and Threat Appraisals in collaboration with other trained CHSC professionals per DPS and CHSC policies
  • Participates in Special Education (SPED) assessments and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Meetings in conjunction with School and District SPED Professionals
  • Provides IEP mental health minutes for student receiving SPED support
  • Participates in 504 evaluations and implementation meetings
  • Uses evidence and research-based practices to lead culturally-competent staff professional development sessions on topics such as student engagement in the classroom, mental health awareness, mandated reporting, healthy relationships, suicide awareness, student voice, etc.
  • Supports school-wide mandated reporting policy and procedures
  • Works with the Principal to set priorities for needed services and supports
  • Positively engages parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings and home visits.
  • Actively participates in quarterly CHSC Parent/Teacher Conferences and Family Night events.
  • Serves as community liaison and make referrals to community-based resources that provide holistic wrap-around support for students and families that meet students’ social and emotional needs
  • Be an Advisory Committee team member that provides social-emotional curriculum to students once a week during daily (30) minute Advisory class

 

Social Worker auxiliary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supports and willingly engages with Restorative Justice practices
  • Assist with enrollment and recruitment of new students during the months of July-September
  • Other duties as assigned by the School Leadership Team

 

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • Experience and a strong desire to work with high school students who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work
  • Valid Colorado Department of Education School Social Work License
  • Experience writing IEPs and managing a caseload that includes creating goals, monitoring progress, collaborating with case managers and determining service minutes
  • Exhibits cultural competence and works with a student centered lens
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities
  • Permanent US work authorization
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to perform home visits as needed

 

Preferred:

  • Experience working at the secondary level (middle and/or high school)
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are highly encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in using Infinite Campus or other student data-base information systems

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $52,600 and $70,000, depending on education and experience. The maximum salary for this position is approximately $88,000. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org

 

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. CHSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

 

CHSC Mission:

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

 

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Enrollment Specialist/”Front of House” Receptionist at Progressive Independent School

Posted by | May 19, 2021 |

 

MISSION OF THE SCHOOL

As part of the Center for Bright Kids Academic Talent Development, Vector Progressive School maintains the mission and vision of offering opportunities and experiences that engage the whole kid – intellectual, social, emotional, personal, and ethical. We believe that it is essential to uphold an authentic commitment to reflect the broad diversity of our families, communities, and region within our school and to pursue a socially just curriculum through culturally relevant pedagogies that challenge our understandings of the sociocultural contexts which surround us. We will encourage imaginative thinking, a discovery of the world, a passion for thinking and playing, and a world view that emphasizes recognition of our role as members of a global community. We promote student independence, confidence, empowerment and positive self-esteem through respectful, responsible, and accountable contributions in a community that is safe and responsive to the need for a sense of belonging.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL

Vector Progressive School is a middle and high school learning community for gifted and talented learners driven by the need to ask big questions and be challenged by integrated accelerated curriculum. Vector is a progressive secondary school opening in the fall of 2021 in the north Denver metro. In the 2021-2022 school year, Vector expects to enroll approximately 40 students in grades 6-12, as we emphasize and prioritize a small school learning community.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Vector Progressive School is seeking a front office staff member who deeply values and understands a progressive model to join our school community and serve as one of the primary faces of the school in new family interactions. The Enrollment Specialist works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Social Worker, as well as teaching teams across multiage classrooms that roughly follow middle school or high school grade levels. Vector is seeking a front office staff member who will work collaboratively with school administration to help establish the culture of the school community, welcome families to the building, support students needing additional adult assistance, manage first point of contact phone lines and email and construct cross-school communications, offer school tours, and serve in administrative functions to maintain databases and enrollments for each school year.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, First Aid/CPR
  • 3 or more years of relevant “front of house” experience preferred (audience services, hospitality, reception, or other related fields)
  • Personal philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of Vector
  • Commitment to culturally relevant pedagogy, social justice, and anti-racist practices
  • Dispositional framework that exudes joy, enthusiasm, love, support, care, play, calm, and stability
  • Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • Capable of building a safe, nurturing, supportive and high achieving school culture
  • Believe that communicating and building relationships with families and across staff teams is essential
  • Interest in and dedication to being challenged in one’s own personal and professional growth as part of a small, dedicated, fun-loving team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and problem solve independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work ethic, and sense of humor
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with kids, families, colleagues, and administrators

Responsibilities:

Filing systems and database management

  • set up and maintain filing systems for students and staff – paper and electronic
  • create, maintain and enter information into databases
  • locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring a response
  • locate and provide data as requested

Student and staff attendance

  • track student and staff attendance
  • verify parents’ and doctors’ notes and investigate any discrepancies in attendance information
  • notify parents of student absences
  • integrate substitute personnel for absent staff members
  • keep accurate staff and student attendance records and submit reports as required

School processes and procedures

  • edit school processes and procedures documents and handbooks
  • enroll and withdraw students from the school in collaboration with Finances
  • provide engaging and comprehensive school tours/visits
  • meet with new students and parents to complete registration and orientation process
  • provide school-specific administrative support processes such as student services, locker assignments, activity forms and waivers
  • maintain disciplinary tracking systems and files in accordance with regulations
  • coordinate and monitor safety procedures for the purpose of ensuring safety of students and staff

Schedules and calendars

  • schedule and confirm appointments for staff members
  • maintain appointment and event calendars
  • coordinate meetings and events

Reports

  • gather and collate information to prepare data-related reports
  • provide staff and stakeholders with accurate information regarding school operations
  • produce reports in compliance with legal and administrative requirements

Communications

  • operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information internally and externally
  • prepare and distribute appropriate communications including newsletters, emails and announcements
  • prepare a variety of documents including correspondence, agendas, event programs, reports, schedules and calendars
  • compose, type and distribute minutes of meetings

Front desk duties

  • serve as a central information point to the public, students and staff regarding school-related matters and procedures
  • answer incoming calls, provide information, direct calls where necessary and take messages
  • greet and vet all visitors, handle inquiries and direct visitors to the appropriate destination
  • read, sort and distribute incoming school mail

Equipment and inventory

  • operate office equipment including computers, copiers, scanners, printers
  • maintain office equipment in good working condition and call for service if needed
  • track inventory and order supplies

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in a professional learning community
  • Actively participate in the school’s decision-making and community-growing processes
  • Integrate the Vector mission, vision, and collective commitments into school culture and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and global community into school culture, including directly addressing power, privilege, and difference within our frameworks (including but not limited to race, class, LGBTQIA+ and gender identity)
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe school-wide and classroom culture and community 

COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and education ranging from $27,385-$46,344 annual.

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Secondary Classroom Co-Teacher at Progressive Independent School

Posted by | May 19, 2021 |

 

MISSION OF THE SCHOOL

As part of the Center for Bright Kids Academic Talent Development, Vector Progressive School maintains the mission and vision of offering opportunities and experiences that engage the whole kid – intellectual, social, emotional, personal, and ethical. We believe that it is essential to uphold an authentic commitment to reflect the broad diversity of our families, communities, and region within our school and to pursue a socially just curriculum through culturally relevant pedagogies that challenge our understandings of the sociocultural contexts which surround us. We will encourage imaginative thinking, a discovery of the world, a passion for thinking and playing, and a world view that emphasizes recognition of our role as members of a global community. We promote student independence, confidence, empowerment and positive self-esteem through respectful, responsible, and accountable contributions in a community that is safe and responsive to the need for a sense of belonging.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL

Vector Progressive School is a middle and high school learning community for gifted and talented learners driven by the need to ask big questions and be challenged by integrated accelerated curriculum. Vector is a progressive secondary school opening in the fall of 2021 in the north Denver metro. In the 2021-2022 school year, Vector expects to enroll approximately 40 students in grades 6-12, as we emphasize and prioritize a small school learning community.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Vector Progressive School is seeking committed educators who value and understand a progressive model to join our school community. Classroom Co-Teachers work in collaboration with our Community Liaison Social Worker and Experiential Support Coach as well as their content specialist teams of three teachers and teach a multiage classroom that roughly follows middle school or high school grade levels. Vector is seeking cross-curricular humanities and sciences teachers, as well as mathematics and fine arts specialists. We believe education can look and feel differently and can be a place of authentic meaning for both kids and staff as we create knowledge together.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, past identification as a gifted and talented learner preferred
  • 3 or more years of relevant teaching experience preferred
  • Teaching endorsement or certification preferred
  • Educational philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of Vector
  • Commitment to culturally relevant pedagogy, social justice, and anti-racist practices
  • Previous success in working with gifted and talented learners in accelerated environments
  • Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • Commitment to and experience with interdisciplinary, integrated, and student-driven pedagogy
  • Interest in and dedication to being challenged in one’s own personal and professional growth as part of a small, dedicated, fun-loving team
  • Experience with co-teaching preferred
  • Experience designing interdisciplinary global thematic units of study preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work ethic, and sense of humor
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with kids, families, colleagues, and administrators

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with co-teachers, support staff, and school leaders to provide high-quality, interdisciplinary, accelerated instruction to the entire community
  • Actively participate in a professional learning community as part of a high-energy, hard-working, inquisitive, and playful learning “family”
  • Use a variety of qualitative assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction (there is no standardized testing as part of our practices)
  • Tailor and differentiate curriculum to individual student and small group abilities in order to effectively challenge students
  • Collaboratively plan interdisciplinary units of study
  • Commit to working with one class of students for two consecutive years (looping)
  • Actively participate in the school’s decision-making and community-growing processes
  • Regularly communicate with families, students, and community partners
  • Integrate the Vector mission, vision, and collective commitments into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and global community into curriculum, including directly addressing power, privilege, and difference within the classroom and curriculum (including but not limited to race, class, LGBTQIA+ and gender identity)
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe school-wide and classroom culture and community

COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and education ranging from $32,126-$59,198 annual.

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Post-Secondary Advocate

Posted by | May 18, 2021 |

Post-Secondary Advocate

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Post-Secondary Advocate at our Osage Campus.  The Post-Secondary Advocate will help CHSC Osage students identify and access Post-Secondary options, remove barriers that impede student access to Post-Secondary success through Outreach, Individualized Coaching, Data Collection and Analysis, and Supportive Interventions geared towards helping students become academically and socially independent.  The Post-Secondary Advocate will support the expansion of Post-Secondary Readiness Programming at CHSC, contribute to the development and implementation of Post-Secondary Readiness Standards and in conjunction with the Post-Secondary Coordinator develop a sustainable vision for Post-Secondary Readiness at CHSC.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Mission: Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

Vision: Schools that Empower People

Core Values: Relationships, High Expectations, Growth, Inclusivity, Wellness, Third-fourth-fifth Way

About: Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who are looking for a small, supportive and relevant school setting.

For more information visit our website: https://www.chscosage.com/

 

Job Duties:

  • In conjunction with Post-Secondary Coordinator identify Post-Secondary Resources and create partnerships that expand opportunities for students
  • Assist students with registration process for Concurrent Enrollment Courses
  • Support students through the Post Secondary Application process, including the financial aid process
  • In conjunction with the Post-Secondary Coordinator conduct Post-Secondary Readiness bootcamps to prepare students for Post-Secondary opportunities
  • Meet with student caseload weekly to assess progress, provide resources and support and problem solve any issues that arise
  • Engage parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings, home visits to inform them of the Post-Secondary Options students are eligible for and explain expectations for programs
  • Participate in New Student Orientation to introduce CHSC Post-Secondary Pathways and opportunities
  • Address barriers to student achievement by connecting students to school based, local community and campus resources
  • Assist with facilitation of Senior Seminar
  • Serve as a Liaison between CHSC and Community Based Post-Secondary Resources
  • Assist with enrollment and recruitment of students for Postsecondary opportunities (Concurrent Enrollment, CEC, Workforce Development Programs, etc.)
  • Assist with Student Internship planning, implementation and support
  • Other duties as assigned by Post-Secondary Coordinator and School Administration

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Higher
  • A strong desire to work with Students who have struggled in traditional school settings.
  • Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student-centered lens
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies
  • Possesses critical, strategic thinking skills and the capacity to be detail oriented and manage multiple tasks
  • Permanent US Work Authorization
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps Platform
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Ethnic/Gender Studies, Human Services, or other Related Fields
  • 1-2 Years experience working with diverse students and families
  • 1-2 Years Post-Secondary Success Planning
  • Proficiency using Infinite Campus
  • In Depth knowledge of community resources and supports specific to Post-Secondary Access
  • Bilingual(Spanish and English)

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $40,200 and $61,991, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $67,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to careers@chscharter.org

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Director of Special Education

Posted by | May 18, 2021 |

Director of Special Education

If you are our next Director of Special Education, you are organized, strategic, and knowledgeable. You have spent years helping scholars with disabilities grow by using data to drive intervention services, and you’ve stayed up-to-date on the best practices for working within a diverse student population and following the protocols and regulations of your local school, state, and nation. You are an excellent coach–personable and direct. You have a relentless desire to ensure the best instruction for each and every learner. 

About the Role 

In this role, you will: 

  • Drive the vision for outstanding special education services at Rocky Mountain Prep
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable district and state special education regulations 
  • Provide professional development to school leadership regarding special education and student services
  • Directly coach and support special education teachers and leaders; provide differentiated training for them throughout the year
  • Support in the recruitment and hiring of new special education staff members
  • Collaborate with members of the network academic team to ensure Tier 1 instruction is inclusive for the needs of diverse learners
  • Analyze network-wide data to determine progress toward goals and isolate next steps to address gaps between general education and special education populations

Qualifications

Required

  • 3+ years of lead teaching experience in a public elementary school special education setting 
  • Current CO teaching license with a special education generalist (5-21) and/or special education specialist (5-21) endorsement(s)
  • 2+ years of experience as a school administrator or special education program administrator with direct teacher coaching responsibilities

Preferred

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in special education
  • Experience teaching or leading in a centers-based special education setting 
  • Experience leading special education initiatives at a CMO, district, or state level

 

The is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $59,500-$80,500, depending on experience. This role must be available to begin work in June 2021. 
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21-22 Elementary Principal, APS Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School

Posted by | May 18, 2021 |

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(21-22) 6-12 Principal, APS Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School

Posted by | May 18, 2021 |

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21-22 Director, P-12 Magnet Campus, Visual and Performing Arts

Posted by | May 18, 2021 |

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San Luis Valley BOCES Executive / SPED Director

Posted by | May 17, 2021 |

The major job duties and responsibilities are:

  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the BOCES
  • Serves as the Special Education Director of the BOCES
  • Directly supervises all administrative staff along with certified special services providers
  • Provides leadership to the Board of Directors and Superintendents Advisory Council
  • Provides leadership for the development and execution of the policies and directions of the Board of Directors
  • Works with the Board of Directors, Superintendents Advisory Council, and the staff to develop programs and services to meet the needs of the member districts
  • Maintains compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations demonstrating knowledge about and the ability to apply relevant federal and state statutes, regulations, case law and policies that impact all children.

The BOCES Board of Directors is offering an annual salary of $85,000 – $110,000 (negotiable, depending on experience and educational attainment) and a competitive benefit package.

 

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Middle School Therapist

Posted by | May 15, 2021 |

TITLE: 

Pagosa Springs Middle School Student & Family Bridges Therapist

QUALIFICATIONS:      

  1. Masters degree in counseling, social work or equivalent
  2. Professional license through CDE or Colorado State Board of Licensed Professionals
  3. Prior job experience working with at-risk students and students with emotional disorders preferred
  4. Strong leadership qualities and experience
  5. Data collection experience
  6. Program evaluation experience
  7. Must be able to pass an annual physical
  8. Strong interpersonal skills & high collaborative
  9. Strong classroom management skills
  10. Experienced in team building & outdoor adventure education
  11. Current First Aide and CPR Card must be obtained within 30 days of hire
  12. Training in the following preferred:
    1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    2. Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    3. Trauma Informed Therapy
    4. Functional Family Therapy
    5. Motivational Interviewing

REPORTS TO:

Middle School Principal or designee

JOB GOAL:     

The therapist will be responsible for the coordination of services for students in the Bridges Program to ensure appropriate and quality services are provided.  The therapist will work directly with students and families in individual and small group settings to bolster social/emotional skills to improve students’ learning.  The therapist supervises the daily schedule of the Bridges Liaison to ensure educational needs are met.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Agrees to submit to both the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Child Abuse Central Registry background checks as required for security clearance.
  2. Adheres to the Pagosa Springs Middle School Bridges Program and Policies and Procedures and Archuleta School District Policies.
  3. Receives student referrals to the Bridges program from the staff through the SST process.  Reviews school records, and information from other sources on prospective Bridges students and manages the referral for tier 3 intervention.
  4. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records for all Bridges students.
  5. Complies accurate student attendance and discipline data monthly for all Stepping Stones students per Colorado Department of Education (CDE) requirements.
  6. Completes and submits required annual performance report to CDE & DHS including numbers of students serviced, student outcomes, and progress on performance measures.
  7. After the student is enrolled in the Bridges program, schedules and facilitates the monthly family meetings and completes and distributes the monthly progress reports.
  8. Documents all client and significant other contracts.
  9. Responsible planning and assisting with the regular education teacher in the classroom to ensure student success.
  10. Provides academic and behavioral instruction for students as needed.
  11. During work hours assists the special education and/or regular education teacher with carrying out the daily curriculum.
  12. After 3:45 p.m. meets with the other Bridges team members for program implementation of the IEP and Behavior Support Plan (BSP) and performs any other case management duties as needed.
  13. After 3:45 pm meets with Bridges family members as needed.
  14. Communicates program related or client concerns to the Middle School Principal.
  15. Attends all mandatory training.
  16. Organizes and leads eight days of summer outdoor adventure learning trips with two days for planning (four days in June and four days in July/August).

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:    

Salary:     Based upon the District’s adopted certified salary schedule.  Years of experience given through Step 7.

Work Schedule:     Minimum of 185 days per year or as designated by the annual school calendar. Salary and work-year to be established annually by the board. This covers the regular 175 day school year and ten days for the Bridges outdoor adventure-base summer program.

Benefits:    Full benefit package, including health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability, and discretionary leave.

Hours:     A minimum of 7.5 hours per day, approximately 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, as designated by the Building Principal

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt/Certified

Evaluation:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.

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Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Posted by | May 15, 2021 |

Archuleta School District 50 Joint

Job Description

Title:   Middle School  – English Language Arts Teacher

Qualifications:

  1. Colorado Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in elementary education or secondary language arts.
  2. Strong content knowledge in language arts and reading instruction.
  3. WRITE tools training a strong plus.
  4. Good communication skills and strong work ethic.
  5. Experience working with middle level students.
  6. Relates well and enjoys working with middle level students.
  7. Strong computer and technology skills.
  8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable.

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS:

The work requires periods of light physical activity and requires long periods of time standing and/or walking.  Most of the work is performed in the classroom setting and requires the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer and typewriter keyboards and visual aides for students.

Reports To:

Middle School Principal

Job Goal:

To help each pupil develop an awareness of the role of language arts; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge skills in reading and writing; and to discover and develop special talents of pupils in the language arts field.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, and journalism as outlined by the Colorado Academic Standards.  Utilize the course of study adopted by the Board of Education and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  2. Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
  3. Provides individual or small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects.
  4. Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature.
  5. Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.
  6. Encourages pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
  7. Evaluates each pupil’s progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  8. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  9. Works with pupils and other classroom teachers in such activities as preparing material for the school newspaper or coordinating entries in essay contests.
  10. Administers or monitors group tests.
  11. Identifies pupils’ needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  12. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  13. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  14. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  16. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of pupils; maintains required inventory records.
  17. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities and coaching.
  18. Facilitates an advisory period that includes academic advisory, character development, parent communication and establishes a strong rapport with all students.
  19. Collaboratively organizes and facilitates outdoor educational learning opportunities that may include adventure learning and hunter safety.

 

Terms of Employment:

Salary:        Based upon the District’s adopted certified salary schedule.  Years of experience given through Step 7.

Work Schedule:        175 days per year or as designated by the annual school calendar. Salary and work-year to be established annually by the board.

Benefits:        Full benefits – as described on salary schedule

Hours:        8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or as set by the building principal

FLSA Status:        Exempt/Certified

 

Evaluation:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.

 

I understand the description of this job and the essential functions, as given above.  I also understand that all of the duties are not described above and that I will perform those above and other related duties as directed by my supervisor and management.

 

 

 

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | May 14, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter

High School Math Teacher

 

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Math Teacher at our Osage campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  In partnership with a number of community organizations, Colorado High School provides students with a unique and innovative learning environment that allows them to focus on engaging and relevant core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous post-secondary exploration opportunities, such as concurrent enrollment and community partner classes and programs.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Mission: Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

Vision: Schools that Empower People

Core Values: Relationships, High Expectations, Growth, Inclusivity, Wellness, Third-fourth-fifth Way

About: Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who are looking for a small, supportive and relevant school setting.

www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

 

What makes teaching at CHSC unique?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development focused on culturally sustaining and inclusive practices
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through relevant and intentionally created curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A positive culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are in demand. Students are consistently referred to our schools and word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting where we recognize our students are looking for a school experience that is different than a traditional, comprehensive high school. We build off of best practices that work for our students AND have the autonomy and support to be innovative in our practices.
  • You are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through the creation of relevant curricula and programming.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.

 

Job Description

The Math Teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school math content to students over the course of four eight week quarters.

 

Math Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Create standard aligned curriculum with an emphasis on real world relevancy.
  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned real world relevant curricula.
  • Manage the classroom effectively through a warm demander approach, by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students, including multilingual, special education, and gifted and talented students.
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises.
  • Actively participate in inclusivity work on a personal and school level through constant self-reflection, actively seeking and exploring diverse perspectives, a love of learning, growing and challenging yourself and others.
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments.
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice Practices.
  • Support structured time and space to support student achievement, such as holding after school study halls.
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice.
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights (broader outreach, ex. Home visits).
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students, their families and the communities they come from.

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in subject matter
    • 36 semester credit hours in subject matter
    • Passing score in subject matter on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Ability to create curriculum, performance tasks, and assessments with state content standards
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | May 14, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter

High School Math Teacher

 

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Math Teacher at our Osage campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  In partnership with a number of community organizations, Colorado High School provides students with a unique and innovative learning environment that allows them to focus on engaging and relevant core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous post-secondary exploration opportunities, such as concurrent enrollment and community partner classes and programs.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Mission: Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

Vision: Schools that Empower People

Core Values: Relationships, High Expectations, Growth, Inclusivity, Wellness, Third-fourth-fifth Way

About: Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who are looking for a small, supportive and relevant school setting.

www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

 

What makes teaching at CHSC unique?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development focused on culturally sustaining and inclusive practices
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through relevant and intentionally created curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A positive culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are in demand. Students are consistently referred to our schools and word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting where we recognize our students are looking for a school experience that is different than a traditional, comprehensive high school. We build off of best practices that work for our students AND have the autonomy and support to be innovative in our practices.
  • You are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through the creation of relevant curricula and programming.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.

 

Job Description

The Math Teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school math content to students over the course of four eight week quarters.

 

Math Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Create standard aligned curriculum with an emphasis on real world relevancy.
  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned real world relevant curricula.
  • Manage the classroom effectively through a warm demander approach, by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students, including multilingual, special education, and gifted and talented students.
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises.
  • Actively participate in inclusivity work on a personal and school level through constant self-reflection, actively seeking and exploring diverse perspectives, a love of learning, growing and challenging yourself and others.
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments.
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice Practices.
  • Support structured time and space to support student achievement, such as holding after school study halls.
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice.
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights (broader outreach, ex. Home visits).
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students, their families and the communities they come from.

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in subject matter
    • 36 semester credit hours in subject matter
    • Passing score in subject matter on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Ability to create curriculum, performance tasks, and assessments with state content standards
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Staff Accountant

Posted by | May 13, 2021 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position: Staff Accountant
Reports to: Controller
Location: STRIVE Prep- Central Office (Denver, CO)
Salary: $55,000

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s  core values every day:

Core Beliefs – Achievement

  • Commitment 1:  I commit to celebrating academic and personal success for all.
  • Commitment 2:  I commit to holding myself and others accountable to high expectations.
  • Commitment 3: I commit to bringing passion and joy to my work.

Core Beliefs – Justice

  • Commitment 1:  I commit to intentionally disrupt inequity, bias, and systems of oppression.
  • Commitment 2:  I commit to creating an environment of a safe body, mind, and heart.
  • Commitment 3:  I commit to building a community where each person can bring their full, authentic self.

Core Beliefs – Perseverance

  • Commitment 1:  I commit to the belief that we grow and get smarter through effort and by making mistakes.
  • Commitment 2:  I commit to showing up Con Ganas, where we never give up even when the work is hard.
  • Commitment 3:  I commit to showing up with integrity and doing the right thing even when the road is tough.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

The staff accountant is responsible for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties including but not limited to: financial record maintenance and transactions such as accounts payable, commercial card reconciliation, accounts receivable; assisting public fund reimbursements, and preparation for annual audit. This role requires professionalism and tact in communications with a variety of individuals, strong time management skills, acute attention to detail, and the ability to work well with schools’ administrative teams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Accounts Payable

  • A process payment request with the required paperwork and approval on a weekly basis
  • Bookkeep the API entry with the correct fund code, GL code, grant code, job code, program code, effective date, transaction amount, and description
  • Create the positive pay report on the same day when the checks are mailed
  • Maintain and organize a completed AP record/files (copy of checks, invoices, approval emails, ACH vouchers, credit card payment receipt, etc.)
  • Request the W-9, ACH info form, and the acceptable payment methods from the new vendors to establish the vendor profile
  • Update the AP status to the Controller at the weekly check-in
  • Assist the Controller to reconcile the accruals and track the payment status

Bookkeeping

  • Maintain and organize the monthly bank transaction folder
  • Reconcile the supporting files with the bank records
  • On a semi-monthly basis, bookkeep the bank disbursement and cash receipt entries with the correct fund code, GL code, grant code, job code, program code, effective date, transaction amount, and description
  • Bookkeep the monthly earnings from the investment account
  • Bookkeep the monthly PERA entry, HSA entry, and 401K entry
  • Bookkeep the journal entries provided by the Controller and maintain the supporting files
  • Assist Controller to prepare for the annual auditing/other accounting projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or another related field
  • 3 years experience in bookkeeping and AP clerk
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and MS-Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in an accounting role while working with multiple stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Abila MIP Fund accounting
  • Experience in governmental accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant license

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

    • *Competitive base compensation based on years of required experience and other relevant factors allowable by Colorado law and STRIVE Prep policy.
    • Health benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
      • 100% employer-paid premium for employee-only medical coverage
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Company Paid Employee Life Insurance
      • Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, Child)
      • Voluntary Critical Illness & Accidental Coverage
      • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
      • Employee Assistance Program
    • Participation in the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) pension program (in lieu of Social Security tax) with an option to elect into a competitive 401(k) plan.
    • Applicable Pay for Performance increase upon successful completion of a full school year
  • Time off benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Vacation Time (PVT) for Central Office staff
    • Paid Designated Breaks
    • Up to 6 weeks of paid Family Leave (upon eligibility)
    • Paid Sabbatical (upon eligibility)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.

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Director of New School Development

Posted by | May 12, 2021 |

Job Title:                      Director of New School Development

Group:                          School Services

Reports To:                 Vice President of School Services

FLSA Status:                Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The Director of New School Development is responsible for managing all efforts related to supporting founders and early phase school leaders who are in the process of launching and opening sustainable, high-quality schools.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned and are subject to change.

 

Member Support – 60%

  • Lead the development, implementation and coordination of support services offerings for all founders and new school leaders; specifically focused on the charter application process, understanding charter laws and waivers, and supporting the development of creating sustainable schools. Ensure all service offerings are in demand, impactful, sustainable, and relevant to the League’s strategic goals.
  • Engage founders and new school leader prospects with a thoughtfully designed, individualized outreach and education approach.
  • Develop and release founder and new school leader development courses, certification programs, and systems of continuous improvement to facilitate and make training processes accessible.
  • Provide ongoing dialogue, thought partnership, coaching and mentoring along with technical assistance to founders and new school leaders when questions arise.
  • Collect, refine and distribute resources to founders and schools.
  • Partner with support organizations (CDE, higher-education institutions, charter support partners, regional communities, and former school developers) to add depth and complexity to the development of new school leaders.
  • Identify, approach, and secure partnerships with individuals and organizations with an affinity for the League’s mission and vision and support the departmental vision.
  • Recruit and manage quality consultants for select work with member schools in areas of expertise not offered by the League.
  • Work across departments to aid member schools with application guidance, mock interviews, renewal guidance, and authorizer relations.
  • Work alongside the League’s School Services team as an integral part of growing the entire charter movement through new entrants to the space.
  • Collaborate across departments on project teams.
  • Assist and support grants and fundraising efforts that support new school development programs.
  • Occasional, less than 10%, administrative work including submitting expense reports, approving consultant invoices, and competing billing pipeline entries.

 

Founder Outreach – 20%

  • Support the execution and review of a Call for Quality Schools Report to advise areas of need for choice schools in the state.
  • Conduct outreach in recognized communities from the Call for Quality Schools Report on a systematic, annual basis. Through community partnerships, identify individuals in the designated communities that have an interest in becoming future charter school founders.
  • Establish, start, and nurture relationships with authorizers throughout the state, especially in targeted districts.

 

Data Collection – 10%

  • Maintain historic charter data and update new charter data to include demographics, enrollment, new and closed charter school codes, and other pertinent charter school data as arises and/or is requested.

 

Regional Advocacy Member Engagement – 10%

  • Lead or Co-Lead a regional collective for member engagement.
  • Assist in the development and activation of local charter school consortia in various communities across the state focused on harnessing the collective power of charter beneficiaries at the local level.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide evaluation, coaching and management of subject expert consultants as needed for projects and grant work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite and video online platforms such as: Zoom, WebEx.
  • Ability to independently lead, manage and accept responsibility for a variety of complex organizational functions.
  • Experience with systems-based thinking, evidence-based practices, and systems of continuous improvement.
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to facilitate large scale meetings in person and/or remote.
  • Instructional and content design and development.
  • Experience launching a charter school, with minimal supervision and resources, and the ability to be highly adaptable as the organization changes.
  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Resilient, self-aware professional with exposure to diverse experiences and a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated integrity and high standards in managing information and data in a highly confidential and professional manner.
  • Proven experience in managing large scale programs and initiatives through strategies and tactical practices.
  • Knowledge of launching schools, authorizing, or working in support of multiple new school developers.
  • Familiarity with Colorado education policy and law.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in an education related field, master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in an educational leadership role.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience launching charter schools, authorizing, or supporting new schools preferred.

 

LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to management.
  • Ability to speak in public before a variety of audiences.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATION

Driver’s license and access to a vehicle

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Normal office environment with remote work option. Requirement to be present in person once a week for staff meetings. The noise level in the work environment varies between quiet and moderate.
  • Occasional, less than 25%, travel and work off site, particularly to different communities along the Front Range, occasional travel to the Western Slope.
  • Availability to attend evening and weekend events, as needed.
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Special Education Teacher

Posted by | May 12, 2021 |

Special Education Teacher

Salary Range:$52,000.00 To $75,000.00 Annually

POSITION SUMMARY:

The special education teacher will provide classroom instruction to students with a wide range of learning, mental, and emotional disabilities. The special education teacher will skilled in adapting and/or modifying lessons and teaching various subjects to students on the mild to severe range of needs as identified on the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The special education teacher is responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction for all students. The special education teacher will also supports the buildings efforts in multi-tiered systems of supports. The special education teacher will develop and promote positive community relations among stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•Identify student needs through formal and informal assessment
•Review referral data, history and assessment data to develop
•Possess and demonstrates a wide variety of instructional strategies and methods to serve students with disabilities
•Prepare and deliver instruction to meet the student needs
•Participate and support the school’s efforts in multi-tiered systems of support
•Review IEPs with parents, students and agency staff, as appropriate
•Utilize appropriate methods of learning delivery and instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities
•Monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements
•Manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns
•Develop and implement Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) where necessary
•Maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school regulations and legal requirements
•Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and effective teaching practices
•Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

•Bachelor’s degree in special education
•Master’s degree in special education or related field preferred
•Experience in working with at-risk populations preferred
•Must be knowledgeable about researched-based, effective teaching practices, and state content standards

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
•Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
•Valid Colorado Teaching License with Special Education Generalist or equivalent endorsement.
•Cultural and Linguistically Diverse educator endorsement (Linguistically Diverse Educator) preferred.
•All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check.

PAY AND BENEFITS:

Employees working 30 or more hours can enroll in the following:

An industry leading pension plan is also available to employees during open enrollment.

Additional voluntary benefits are available directly through:

Employee assistance plan is open to all employees for additional self-care:

  • ESI
  • On site Chaplain for employee self care needs.
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Finance Accountant

Posted by | May 12, 2021 |

Job Title: Accountant
Pay Program: Classified FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Accounting Supervisor Pay Range:  CX 9
Range starts at: $55,271
Work Year: 260 days/8 hours

SUMMARY:  Responsible for maintaining the District’s General Ledger.  Provide accurate and timely recording and reporting of District financial information in compliance with GAAP, Governmental Accounting Standards, and Colorado Financial Policies and Procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Responsibility Descriptions
  1. Responsible for analyzing a variety of fiscal data and specific accounting operations for the purpose of providing written reference, conveying information, complying with district, state and federal regulations, determining feasibility of services with budget parameters, ensuring efficiency and adherence to established internal control policies and procedures, making recommendations and/or maximizing use of funds.  Create, process and post journal entries after analyzing and reconciling revenue, expenditure and balance sheet accounts. Analyze District cash flow, and transfer funds to and from investment and bank accounts as determined necessary.  Reconcile bank accounts to general ledger.
  1. Responsible for training accounting technicians regarding accounting procedures and software use.  Review and post journal entries created by other accountants, technicians, or through the systems interface processes to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  1. Inform and assist staff within the Fiscal Services Department as well as individuals within the District regarding financial procedures for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and complying with established fiscal guidelines.
  1. Help others use and review the District’s financial and payroll software and systems.
  1. Transfer and record funds for self-insurance plans.
  1. Prepare written reconciliations of bank and investment accounts for review by the Accounting Supervisor.
  1. Prepare and review substitute timecard batch for payroll, perform edit checks prior to payroll, set up and transfer direct deposit file, review payroll posting to general ledger, and make adjustments as necessary.
  1. Prepare year-end adjustments and worksheets for audit, transmit financial data to Colorado Department of Education in conformance with Colorado standard chart of accounts.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required
  • More than two years and up to and including three years of experience in accounting preferred

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Criminal background check required for hire
  • CPA preferred

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal relations skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of governmental financial accounting, auditing, reporting and best business practices in accounting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer and accounting software skills
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and
    educational backgrounds
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:

  • Operating knowledge of financial and payroll software
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and E-Mail software
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, etc
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• High School Science (Grades 9 – 12)

Posted by | May 6, 2021 |

La Veta School District RE-2 is a rural district located at the base of the Spanish Peaks in beautiful Southern Colorado. We are a student-focused organization serving approximately 210 students in preschool through 12th grade.  District activities are designed to maximize available resources in support of our mission to graduate lifelong learners and productive citizens.

 La Veta School District’s vision for success is to be a model for rural education in the State of Colorado.  The achievement of that vision is focused on four major priorities:

  • High Quality Staff,
  • Excellent Environment,
  • Productive Partnerships, and
  • Ever Improving Student Outcomes.

Success begins early with an investment in pre-school and Kindergarten.  We focus on incorporating music, art, and physical education as essential elements for learning in our early grades and beyond.

Secondary students receive support in their exploration of career and educational interests through:

  • college credit in concurrent enrollment and dual credit classes,
  • vocational classes with focus in Agri and conventional business activities,
  • work/study,
  • rigorous core content curriculums,
  • and engaging elective courses.

Our staff members report that the number one reason they return to La Veta Public Schools every year is because of our excellent work environment.  Additionally, we make annual investments in salary and benefit packages and though we are rural, we are not remote!  La Veta is an hour from Alamosa, Pueblo or Trinidad and three hours from Red Rocks Amphitheater.  We pay full education and experience and we are always looking for creative professionals who want to innovate.

In 2022, we will move our school community into a brand new school building!  We are currently seeking ambitious teachers to contribute to our team in the following areas:

  • High School Science (Grades 9 – 12) with courses including Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Physics. Preference will be given to candidates qualified, or willing to become qualified, to teach concurrent enrollment at grades 11 and 12.

La Veta High School prides itself on pursuing excellence in academics and athletics. Coaching positions may also be available, including junior high volleyball and basketball, opportunities to assist or coach 6-man football, and junior high and high school track.

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Mental Health Program Specialist

Posted by | May 6, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services

SALARY RANGE: Starting at $6,250 – $7,500 per month (This position is year-round and salary is based on a 12-month payroll cycle)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is committed to creating and sustaining a portfolio of high-quality school options that meet the needs of all students. CSI is seeking passionate, equity-oriented Mental Health professionals to assist CSI in furthering the organization’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools. This position will collaborate with other staff to create an organization wide approach to supporting student mental health needs through relationship-building, training, and guidance with CSI school staff. The Mental Health Program Specialist will lead the organization’s work on social-emotional learning and mental health initiatives to improve outcomes for students attending CSI schools.

Strong candidates will be high-capacity individuals with a background in addressing student mental health needs in school based or community settings. This position requires high levels of collaboration and excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects at once and the ability to relate to school staff. Our organization offers a positive, collaborative and mission driven culture. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advance CSI’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools.
  • Provide direct support to school mental health professionals, school leaders, teachers, and staff on mental health and social-emotional learning programming, including standards, curriculum, assessment, and professional development.
  • Manage grant funds to ensure effective allocation of CSI’ social and emotional resources.
  • Provide regular communication and customer services to schools in all school program areas.
  • Establish a mental health professional network as a resource for communication and peer collaboration on evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development of the cooperative efforts between schools and other community agencies in providing services to students.
  • Collaborate with the SS Department to provide schools regular communication and customer service in all school program areas.
  • Collaborate with Student Services Department to support the training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring of all school program areas.

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSILBITIES

  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance, including serving as a Case Manager for assigned schools.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Student Services.
  • In coordination with the Data Services unit, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.
  • In coordination with the Grants Fiscal Coordinator, review and approve monthly Request for Funds for programmatic alignment and financial compliance.

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a MINIMUM, we are looking for the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, School Psychology, or School Counseling
  • Active Colorado Department of Education Mental Health Provider License
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a school based mental health role
  • Experience responding to student suicide and threat assessments and developing appropriate recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability to design and facilitate effective trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • A proven ability to proactively improve systems and identify potential internal and external customer issues
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects
  • Experience developing and implementing training resources and procedures
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing programs or projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • DORA Mental Health licensure
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating process documentation and resources for various stakeholders
  • Familiarity and experience with state and federal laws associated with exceptional students

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This position is based in Denver but does require some state-wide travel to provide training and technical assistance to CSI schools.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

CURRENT COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Grant and Accounting Technician

Posted by | May 5, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Grants Fiscal Manager

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

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WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

CSI is looking for a grant and accounting technician to join the Finance team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft excel and word, detail-oriented, able to adapt to changes in process and new funding streams, able to prioritize work while consulting with management, responsive to the needs of the organization and CSI schools, and enjoys working with a team. CSI values and actively prioritizes the autonomy of the schools we oversee. The ideal candidate will be able to support schools in their compliance with grant requirements through strong customer service skills.

 

At a minimum, we are looking for candidates who have all of the following:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of general accounting or grants fiscal experience
  • Proficiency in the following Microsoft Excel skills: copy/paste, sorting and filtering data, formulas: sum/sumif, count/countif, creation of drop down lists, conditional formatting, formulas to perform basic mathematical functions.
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in related field (Accounting, Finance, Business, or other closely related field)
  • 2-3 years of grants fiscal and/or general accounting
  • Experience with accounting and/or grant management software.
  • Experience working in a school, school district, or

 

Please see below for a position description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Process payments of state and federal grants, categorical funding, state equalization to CSI schools, external vendors, and employee reimbursements.
  • Review requests for funds submissions from CSI schools to ensure completion, financial compliance, and budgetary alignment. Provide feedback to schools on request for funds Federal and State compliance
  • Track assigned grants and work with other CSI staff in coordinating the workflow of these grants as needed, including securing required
  • Complete monthly purchasing card account allocations and ensure proper supporting documentation (such as official function forms) are on file. Track and report spending violations.
  • Secure necessary approvals and enter procurement documents in CORE (to include Purchase Orders, Documented Quotes and Request for Proposals).
  • Assist Grants Fiscal Manager with quarterly and end of year reporting data entry and audit
  • Enter data into the CSI grant management system.
  • Assist the Grants Fiscal Manager with grant application completion
  • Provide technical assistance and training to schools on the request for fund process and required quarterly and year-end financial

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with other grant related assignments as needed
  • Respond to audit verification requests and assist the Controller in completing other monthly reconciliations
  • In coordination with the Finance Department, provide technical assistance and validate financial data for state and federal reporting

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus, and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

LOCATION & TRAVEL

The typical work location for this position is the CSI office in Downtown Denver, although due to the COVID-19 pandemic institute staff are currently working remotely.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process as needed to comply with local health guidelines
  • Ability to hold meeting virtually
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Office Administrator

Posted by | May 5, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Human Resources and Accounts Payable Manager

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

CSI is seeking an energetic professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats to join our team. This position is best filled by an individual who enjoys a wide range of administrative tasks, is well organized and can work independently. Our organization offers a positive, collaborative and mission driven culture. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

Main Office Administrative Duties (60% of time worked):

  • Execute all clerical and office management functions for CSI staff
  • Serve as front line for all school calls, general requests, and interfaces with CSI departmental staff to respond to CSI school questions, requests for information, and problem resolution
  • Maintain CSI School and internal staff contact information via shared drive system and CSI website
  • Maintain CSI internal shared drive system including continual monitoring and direction to staff to ensure office wide standardization in use, as well as the tracking of critical CSI and school resources and information
  • Coordinate with Building Management as needed and serve as the office Floor Warden the event of an emergency
  • Coordinate all travel and meeting accommodations for CSI staff as requested, in compliance with CSI’s travel and financial policies and procedures
  • Coordinate CSI social events in conjunction with the social committee
  • Assist Human Resources with recruiting and employee onboarding/offboarding logistics
  • Maintain common areas and shared spaces
  • Manage inventory of all office supplies, and technology equipment including purchase of materials, in compliance with CSI financial policies and procedures
  • Process payments to external vendors and CSI employee reimbursements
  • Complete monthly purchasing card account allocations and ensure proper supporting documentation is on file. Track and report spending violations
  • Collaborate with CSI’s Communications Department to support the development and implementation of communications initiatives
  • Work with each of the CSI Departments on various projects

 

School Assessment Coordination (40% of time worked):

  • Serve as the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) to oversee all state-required assessments. Provide training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring relating to state assessments related to logistics, administration, security, and reporting
  • In coordination with the Data Submissions Coordinator, support schools in completing all of the assessment-related data collections including all student biographical data (SBD) submissions.
  • Work with the Data Manager to validate and audit school assessment data collections to ensure the transmission of the most accurate data to CDE
  • Serve as the access manager to manage relevant CSI and school accounts related to state assessments in CDE’s Identity Management System and CSI’s secure file system

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, professional written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with modern workplace software programs and tools
  • Some experience as an office administrator, office assistant or administrative role
  • Self-motivated
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred (5+ years of successful work experience can be substituted for a degree)
  • Data entry experience
  • District assessment coordination experience
  • Experience using accounting software
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This position may be partially remote for some period due to COVID-19 restrictions but will require full time availability during regular business hours in our Downtown Denver office at 1600 Broadway when restrictions are reduced.

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Elementary Teacher

Posted by | April 30, 2021 |

ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Job Description

Opening for the 2021-2022 School Year:

5th Grade Teacher (1)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

Teacher is responsible for the education of each pupil in his or her responsibility and for working with students, parents, other teachers and staff toward achieving the goals set forth in the LSE Mission Statement.

Performance Responsibilities:

Professional:

  • Organizes classroom
  • Plans and implements the approved curriculum for specified content area
  • Demonstrates exceptional instructional delivery
  • Models and fosters independent thinking skills, creative problem solving and abstract reasoning
  • Shows empathy and understanding of students
  • Consistently and effectively communicates with students, parents and colleagues
  • Develops a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity with parents and students
  • Assesses student performance frequently and objectively
  • Facilitates resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents
  • Promotes accountability for students

Other Expectations:

  • Demonstrate experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery
  • Support and understand the use of devices in a charter community
  • Create college prep engaging lessons for a variety of students
  • Knowledge of and adherence to approved communication pathways
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities in specific content area
  • Participate in and contributes to programs and activities that enhance LSE outside of instructional hours
  • Follow policies established by the LSE Board of Directors, Aurora Public Schools, and Colorado State mandated school guidelines, except where LSE has received waivers
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the specific content area
  • Expert-level written and oral English communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Willing to work and excel in a very diverse student environment
  • CPR certification (LSE will provide necessary resources to become certified)

Preferred:

  • Active Colorado Teaching License (Initial/Alt, Pro, or Nat’l)
  • Elementary Endorsement
  • ELD Endorsement
  • Experience with charter schools
  • Experience in teaching upper elementary grades
  • Familiarity with interim assessment data analysis, I-Ready data in particular, as well as data-driven instruction

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: Elementary Principal

Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $70,000.00 / year

 

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K-1 Teacher

Posted by | April 29, 2021 |

 

 

Position: Kwiyagat Community Academy Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher

Salary:  $35,612-$38,914 (depending on experience)

Job Type: Full-time, Public School Schedule

Location: Towaoc, Colorado

Position Closing Date: April 5, 2021 or until filled

 

About Us:  Kwiyagat Community Academy is a first-year charter school in Towaoc, Colorado, home to the Nuchiu or Ute Mountain Ute people, in southwest corner of Colorado.  The school is authorized by the Charter School Institute of Colorado as the first public charter school in the state on an Indian Reservation.  The school will begin the first year of operations in August 2021 with the goal to enroll 30 students in grades K-1, then grow each year, adding approximately 15 students each year, until the school has 90 students in grades K-5.

 

Position Summary: The Board of Directors and School Design Team are seeking energetic and passionate teachers to help implement this unique educational program.  The school has a mission to ensure an educational program where the Ute culture and language guides the educational experience and is characterized by small class sizes with an interdisciplinary, indigenous, and project-based approach that results in students who achieve high academic expectations and desired character skills, personal wellness, and community involvement. The position starts July 1, 2021.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Kindergarten of approximately 15 students consistent with school goals and non-waived Colorado rules and regulations
  • Developing and implementing curriculum and instructional lessons
  • Developing and implementing state-required and school-based assessments (e.g. READ Act requirements)
  • Progress monitoring for all students (including Exceptional Students)
  • Communicating with parents every six weeks and more often as needed; three parent teacher conferences per year
  • Coordinating and communicating with Head of School, Program Coordinator and Exceptional Student Contracted Services personnel concerning purchases, medical needs of students, Elder’s schedule, elective schedule, professional development, Presentations of Learning events, activities and timelines for evaluation of students
  • Ensuring classroom organization and communication skills, such as taking attendance at beginning of day and after each transition, reporting academic progress to Head of School, parents and families and other stakeholders as required, and coordinating electives and contracted services consistent with school goas
  • Peacefully and productively resolve conflicts among students, co-workers, and parents and family members of students
  • Maintaining a safe and positive classroom environment

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Education or related field
  • At least three years of experience working with youth
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Criminal background check with no references to convictions that would revoke a Colorado teaching or administrative license

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Colorado or New Mexico Elementary teaching certification or enrollment in Alternative Licensure program or experience teaching in private or charter school (preferred)
  • At least three years of teaching experience with early childhood and/or elementary education settings
  • Experience developing and implementing culturally responsive and interdisciplinary curriculum and providing high-quality, multi-sensory instruction, designing assessments, organizing appropriate progress monitoring, designing child-centered classroom with high expectations, and proactive behavioral management systems
  • Experience designing educational goals and monitoring the progress for exceptional students (e.g. IEPs, Advanced Learning Plans, ELL)
  • Basic understanding of indigenous perspectives and Nuchiu culture

 

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Head of School

Posted by | April 29, 2021 |

 

Position: Kwiyagat Community Academy Head of School

Salary:  $52,640-$55,482(depending on experience)

Job Type: Full-time, Public School Schedule

Location: Towaoc, Colorado

Position Closing Date: March 31, 2021 or until filled

 

About Us:  Kwiyagat Community Academy is a first-year charter school in Towaoc, Colorado, home to the Nuchiu or Ute Mountain Ute people, in southwest corner of Colorado.  The school is authorized by the Charter School Institute of Colorado as the first public charter school in the state on an Indian Reservation.  The school will begin the first year of operations in August 2021 with the goal to enroll 30 students in grades K-1, then grow each year, adding approximately 15 students each year, until the school has 90 students in grades K-5.

 

Position Summary: The Board of Directors and School Design Team are seeking an energetic and passionate leader to guide this unique educational program.  The school has a mission to ensure an educational program where the Ute culture and language guides the educational experience and is characterized by small class sizes with an interdisciplinary, indigenous, and project-based approach that results in students who achieve high academic expectations and desired character skills, personal wellness, and community involvement. The position starts July 1, 2021.

 

The Head of School will be responsible for all school operations, academic oversight, facility operation and growth, strategic planning, financial sustainability, and public relations and report to the KCA Board of Directors and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s Executive Director. The Head of School will be a Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Employee with generous health benefits and 401K package. More information can be found at the school’s website https://utekca.org/.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Developing school strategic plan consistent with school goals, including instructional coaching, community involvement and securing necessary resources for continuous improvement
  • Overseeing all academic and educational programs, including coordinating Exceptional Student Services
  • Providing on-going implementation, progress monitoring and evaluation of academic performance and programs
  • Primary point of contact with Charter School Institute, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Departments and other strategic partnerships
  • Facilitate setting of agendas for monthly meetings with the KCA Board and Ute Mountain Ute Education Department and other on-going committees and consultants
  • Ensuring that school building is clean and safe with continuous maintenance and plans for improvements as needed
  • Working with Program Coordinator/Business Manager to ensure (1) high quality academic programs are maintained, (2) timely student and employee recruitment are initiated and completed, (3) relevant and regular student and community special events are scheduled and advertised effectively, (4) expenses do not exceed income and Board receives updated and accurate monthly expense reports, and (5) well considered agendas are planned and communicated for Board of Directors, committees, parent information nights, parent-teacher-student conferences, Presentations of Learning student/community events and other school-community meetings
  • Develops partnerships to enhance learning opportunities aligned to school mission in the diverse cultural and natural environments in the Four Corners (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona)
  • Evaluate and recognize employees and contracted services with effective feedback and plans for improvement
  • Coordinate and provide professional development activities
  • Write grants, secure letters of support, seek additional funds through fundraising activities in collaboration with Tribal departments and strategic partners
  • Enforces student discipline consistently and in alignment with state law and students’ rights and school mission
  • Plans for and maintains technology needs
  • Supervises the financial and business processes, procedures, systems, and controls of the school
  • Creates the preliminary and revised annual budget for the school

 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • BA or MA in Education, Educational Leadership, Special Education or related field
  • At least three years of experience managing multiple projects and employees in a business and/or nonprofit and/or school or program or grade level leader in educational setting
  • At least three years teaching and/or administration in public schools, coordinating programs and/or working with direct services with exceptional students
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Criminal background check with no references to convictions that would revoke a Colorado teaching or administrative license

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Colorado Teaching License with K-12 Special Education license or agree to enroll in Special Education Alternative Licensure Program
  • Colorado or New Mexico Principal License
  • Experience working in Public Charter School(s)
  • Successful grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience developing and managing operating budgets, staffing patterns and student schedules
  • Basic understanding of indigenous perspectives and willingness to learn more about Ute language and culture

 

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Online Diploma and GED Prep Teacher

Posted by | April 29, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking an Online teacher for both its Diploma and GED Prep programs for the 2021-2022 school year.  This position will serve students at our GES and Osage campuses in Denver, Colorado.

 

CHSC provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through engaging and relevant curriculum in core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous concurrent enrollment and community partnership opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.  At CHSC, we seek to provide options in education and see the GED as a meaningful alternative pathway for some students.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver, whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As a member of the CHSC team, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to make a difference for students who have not found success elsewhere. To learn more, please visit our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

 

What makes teaching at CHSC exciting?

  • Constant learning through regular coaching and professional development
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and out of the classroom.
  • You are reflective and willing to engage with continuous professional learning to move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of career paths.
  • You value data and use it to make meaningful decisions about student learning.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive, vibrant school culture.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Job Description

The Online Diploma and GED Prep teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school core content to students over the course of the academic school year, using multiple online platforms, supporting student progress towards their high school diploma or GED (by passing all four assessments in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).

 

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned inquiry-based curricula through the district-provided Edgenuity platform, continually finding ways to make remote learning relevant to your students’ lives.
  • Manage the classroom effectively by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Provide learning and academic support to all students through individual and small group instruction.
  • Conduct weekly outreach to students and families.
  • Coordinate preparation and practice testing for students wishing to pursue their GED.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises.
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments.
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice practices.
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice.
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights.
  • Develop strong and trusting relationships with students and families.

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, management skills on multiple platforms, ability to serve in multiple roles of teaching, ability to motivate students, flexibility to meet student needs, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license in one or more content areas
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in one or more subject matters
    • 36 semester credit hours in one or more subject matters
    • Passing score in one or more subject matters on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • Proficiency in using Infinite Campus or other student data-base information systems.
  • Online teaching experience with high school aged students

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

 

CHSC proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  Colorado High School Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, natural origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

 

CHSC Mission

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Construction Design Instructor

Posted by | April 28, 2021 |

Job Description

Instructor: Construction Design

Position Begin: Fall 2021

Class Schedule: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, following RFSD schedule

Essential Functions and Objectives:
Provide training to students with classroom instruction, project-based learning, and hands-on skills that would prepare students to be college and career ready in the fields of safe tool and equipment use, structural design, blueprint reading, construction, building trades, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, welding, and introduction to heavy equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare educational course outlines, objectives, and materials according to curriculum guidelines and/or state and local requirements.
  • Teach NCCER Core curriculum, facilitates OSHA 10 Construction curriculum.
  • Presents subject matter using various teaching methods and technology to adapt to varied learning styles.
  • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects and administers and evaluates tests and assignments.
  • Monitor students’ academic progress including, but not limited to progress/marking period grades, attendance, hands-on performance skills.
  • Supports student achievement and career planning.
  • Maintain discipline and safety in the classroom and work sites.
  • Communicate with parents, home school counselors, and others involved in the education of the student.
  • Selects and requisitions/purchases instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
  • Maintains and oversees the use of any lab equipment.
  • Work with industry partners and mentors
  • Keep current with changes and developments in the construction industries through networking, conferences or professional growth activities.
  • Maintains an advisory committee and serves as an advisor to applicable student organizations.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Academy Director.

Skill Requirements:

  • 4+ years teaching and/or industry experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
  • Ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Broad knowledge of techniques and practices used in related industries.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Credential Requirements:

  • Journeyman or equivalent in a construction trade

 

About Youthentity

Youthentity is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in Carbondale, CO, that empowers youth to succeed at life through financial education and career readiness. We encourage kids to discover and unlock their potential by providing real-world learning experiences, and hope that every young person in the communities we serve enters adulthood financially literate, with applicable work experience through our career development programs.

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Executive Director

Posted by | April 28, 2021 |

About Prospect Ridge Academy: Ten years ago, a group of families had a vision of opening a K-12 college-prep charter school in the northern Broomfield area whose mission was to create academic, social and ethical leaders. Since opening, the school has grown from a single building which housed kindergarten through 6th grade to a multi-building campus educating kindergarten through 12th grade students. This “K-12ness” is vital to the DNA of the school. At PRA, students are loved; their interests are nurtured; and academics are integral. PRA Miners learn that kindness and character matter; and they are encouraged to follow their passions. As PRA moves into its next ten years, PRA seeks to hire an Executive Director to build upon that foundation created by the founding families. For more information about Prospect Ridge Academy, please visit our website at www.prospectridgeacademy.org.

About the Executive Director Role: The Executive Director(ED) is the leader of PRA, and she/he is responsible for achieving Board of Director goals and administering academic programs. The ED will set the highest standards of excellence in operating systems and educational programs. She/he will promote a healthy climate of open communication and a sense of community among administration and staff and with one another built on PRA’s values, integrity, safety and alignment across stakeholders. They will cultivate a positive PRA culture and climate that promotes challenge and accountability supported by data driven decisions. The ED position is responsible for ensuring financial stability and proper budget management, and will manage risk, maintain accountability, support a positive public image and cultivate support within the community. Develop and implement an annual communication plan on behalf of the school to students, staff, families, BoD, authorizing agencies, local school district, local and state government agencies and business partners. The ED is the face of the school and as such is tasked with interacting with the community and district and being actively engaged in school fundraising efforts.

The Executive Director at PRA will:
Governance

  • Serve as a non-voting (adjunct) member of the BoD, ensuring its initiatives are effectively implemented, through developing and implementing school policies and procedures, operations, finance, human resources and academic/school performance.
  • Report to BoD relevant information, including but not limited to, legal or human resources issues on a timely basis.
  • Ensure the school is compliant and reporting the measures required by authorizer, CDE and State.
  • Complete and deliver all compliance and reporting measures required by Authorizer, CDE and State.
  • Complete all tasks and projects in a timely manner as assigned by the BoD.

Strategic Planning

  • Use the school’s mission and vision to develop annual and three-year strategic plans in collaboration with the BoD and the school administrative team.
  • Produce and implement clear, evidence-based objectives and initiatives aligned with the annual and three-year strategic plans.
  • Promote and encourage the success of every student by collaborating with staff and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Partner with the BoD and the school administrative team to ensure collective responsibility for building a unity of purpose, supporting a common vision and creating a positive organizational culture.

 

Academic Success

 

  • With the assistance of the school administrative team, the ED must provide opportunities to further develop the knowledge, skills, ability and talent of teachers and staff, ensuring a guaranteed, viable curriculum is implemented and aligned with the intellectual tone of the school.
  • Demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set aspirational academic targets.
  • Evaluate performance of all administrative and professional staff and provide effective growth plans as needed.
  • Regularly track and report student academic progress. Adjust academic goals and performance benchmarks accordingly, and recognize academic excellence and growth.
  • Ensure that school is performing academically at or above identified peer schools
  • Regularly track and report student academic progress.  Adjust academic goals and performance benchmarks accordingly and recognize academic excellence and growth.

Talent Management

  • Oversee the development and the consistent/fair execution of all Human Resources processes and procedures including Talent Management and Development, Recruitmentand Performance Management.
  • Recruit, develop and retain qualified talent to support the mission and strategic plan of the organization
  • Supervise administrative and professional team, encouraging healthy cooperation, teamwork and fostering a culture of excellence.
  • Prepare and conduct regular administration evaluations.

Operation (Financial, Facilities) Management

  • Design and develop safety systems and procedures supporting a school setting ensuring  a safe, secure and well-maintained grounds and campus.
  • Direct the budgeting process, grant and fundraising proposals and determine budget allocations, including workforce, supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Partner with the Finance Committee to create and implement a Financial Policy and Procedure Manual and recommend updates as necessary.
  • Working with the BoD and the Finance Committee, create strategic financial plans focused on long-term viability and a continued pipeline of students (ex.: waitlist, maintaining enrollment).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous PreK-12 classroom teaching experience.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively; superior presentation and communications skills, including the ability to be an effective school spokesperson.
  • Approachable, accessible, highly visible to all stakeholders and open to multiple points of view.
  • Inspiring thought leader who can help develop a strong, collaborative PreK-12 school culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Colorado Principal License
  • Master’s Degree in a related field and/or advanced degree in educational or business administration.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding charter school issues, laws and their related stakeholders.
  • Three years of experience in management, supervision and administration (education experience preferred).
  • Experience in the adoption, allocation and assessment of an annual budget (school experience preferred).
  • Strong business skills, including financial management, personnel administration, vendor relations and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated success in leading high performing teams within schools, school districts, private/charter schools, or non-education organizations.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive and collaborative approach.
  • Experience recruiting, building and retaining a strong, diverse team.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Reporting
This position reports to the Prospect Ridge Academy (PRA) BoD of Directors

Working Conditions
Work is occasionally regularly performed inside and outside with occasional exposure to extreme temperatures. Work is performed in all weather conditions and includes exposure to moderate and sometimes loud noise. This is a highly public position that includes contact with students, staff, Administrators, Prospect Ridge Academy Board of Directors and parents.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  PERA is the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado. All PRA employees are PERA members as this replaces Social Security.

Salary Hiring Range: $136,000 – $153,000

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Data Engineer

Posted by | April 28, 2021 |

THE ORGANIZATION

The Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) is a leading nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that identifies the nation’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps to increase their impact. The portfolio includes 150 charter school networks that operate over 1,000 schools and serve more than 500,000 students in 31 states. We are committed to expanding the impact of schools that are closing achievement and opportunity gaps. Our investment strategy is like that of a nonprofit venture capital firm for public charter schools. The diverse “portfolio” of schools and leaders that we support include single-site charter schools as well as established networks that operate schools in several states. Ultimately, we believe the portfolio networks can serve more than one million students nationwide and in doing so, show how public schools can help students achieve excellent outcomes at scale.

This is an exciting time to join the Charter School Growth Fund. We are launching our next philanthropic fund in 2021, building on our 15-year track record of success. CSGF’s new five-year “Fund IV” will be larger in size and scope than previous funds, with a goal to continue to fuel charter sector growth, accelerate innovation, and strengthen long-term outcomes for students, particularly students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. Our new fund will continue to prioritize investments in leaders of color as our current portfolio is led by more than 50% leaders of color and more than 50% female leaders. We believe it is vital for the networks we support to be proximate to the lived experiences of the students and communities they serve.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Role: The Data Engineer will play a critical role in overseeing the key systems that house data used by the entire organization. This role builds and maintains the infrastructure of our data warehouse that enables CSGF’s internal teams to drive their work and to support our portfolio members. This is an ideal position for an experienced systems and database expert who is looking for an opportunity to play a meaningful role in the movement to expand great schools that put low-income students on a path to college and career success. The role reports to the VP of Analytics.

Team: CSGF’s Analytics team is a trusted partner in providing support to the Investment Management Team, Investor Relations Team, Impact Team, portfolio members, external partners, and the charter sector. The Analytics Team provides readily accessible, strategic, and actionable insights that drive organizational decision-making and performance.  It also serves as an expert resource to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that CSGF provides a broader impact on the education sector. Analytics team members are highly collaborative, seek to continuously improve their practices, and leverage each other’s strengths to benefit the team and organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Data Engineer include:

  • Create and manage data architectures that integrate information from multiple sources using APIs, ETL processes, and other methods
  • Prepare and deploy schema updates, data migration, and ETL scripts
  • Design and develop database objects, stored procedures, views, functions, tables, and triggers; ensure their stability, reliability, and performance
  • Perform regular database monitoring duties to ensure databases and servers remain stable, accessible, and secure
  • Independently analyze and solve for database or server related issues in real time, collaborate with relevant parties to provide resolutions as necessary
  • Own and develop knowledge of current technology stack and analyze and implement new features, fine-tuning, and changes or improvements
  • Support the development of organizational dashboards, reporting tools, and tools for data access
  • Support the team that delivers on the annual cycle of data work: data collection process, internal & external reporting, new applicant process, and internal academic analyses
  • Assist in the completion of ad hoc projects by developing new queries to meet relevant reporting and visualization needs
  • Work with VP of Analytics to manage Azure subscriptions, usage, and drive technology investments and requirements to ensure that hardware & software needs for the organization are maintained and improved over time
  • Develop and maintains technical documentation for areas of responsibility

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep commitment to CSGF’s mission
  • At least three years’ experience managing a data warehouse (back-end architecture, front-end interface, tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, et al)
  • Experience with full-stack development, including front-end development, UX/UI, and cloud technologies
  • Technical proficiency with SQL/T-SQL, SQL Server, Azure Virtual Machines, and Visual Studio/SQL Server Data Tools (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS), and at least one other language to wrangle and clean data (e.g. R, Python)
  • Strong quantitative skills with experience and demonstrated proficiency in managing large and/or challenging data sets; preferred experience wrangling varied, often highly variable, public datasets
  • Knowledge of and experience working with K-12 educational data
  • Customer-service orientation; understand end-user needs

WORKING AT CSGF

We are focused on hiring and developing great people and believe that building diverse perspectives across our team make us more effective in expanding our impact. (This is reflected in Our Commitment to Diversity Statement.) Our core values are:

  • Results. We work relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable results. We strive for excellence and pursue our mission tenaciously. Ideally, you thrive working in a self-directed manner in a fluid environment where flexibility and tenacity are required.
  • Entrepreneurship. We embrace calculated risks and new approaches. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes innovation, diversity of ideas, and risk. We rely on you to question conventional wisdom and think independently.
  • Integrity. We are truthful, fair, and trustworthy in all aspects of our work. We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest ethical standards. We trust you will too.
  • Respect. We appreciate the challenges faced by education entrepreneurs and recognize the limits of our own knowledge. We understand that our ultimate success depends on that of our partners. Your humility will be key to building trusted and authentic relationships.
  • Teamwork. We value each of our team members as individuals but believe that we achieve the best results by working together. We willingly sacrifice individual interests and recognition for greater collective impact. We hope having fun at work is important to you and that you are a team player.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience and education. The target salary range for this role is $110,000+ annually. CSGF offers a very competitive package of benefits, including: health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage; vacation/holidays and parental leave; and participation in CSGF’s 403(b) plan. Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the US.

START DATE

CSGF seeks candidates who can start as soon as possible.

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2nd Grade Language Arts Teacher

Posted by | April 23, 2021 |

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Is this you?

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to growth and improvement.
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, a habit and practice of continual personal and professional growth, and both curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency.

If this describes you, we can’t wait to meet you!

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools.  We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Our Teachers’ Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Strategies and Behaviors: Communicating learning goals and feedback, establishing rules and procedures; helping students interact with new knowledge; helping students practice and deepen new knowledge; helping students generate and test hypotheses; engaging students; recognizing adherence to norms and procedures; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with students; communicating high expectations for all students.
  • Planning and Preparing: Planning and preparing for: lessons and units, resources and technology, needs of English language learners, needs of neurodiverse learners and differentiated learning styles, implementation of culturally responsive classrooms.
  • Reflecting on Teaching: Evaluating personal performance as well as developing and implementing a professional growth plan.
  • Collegiality and Professionalism: Promoting a positive environment; promoting an exchange of ideas and strategies; promoting our school and its community’s development.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Strongly preferred: Teaching credential or license, generalist or domain specific.
  • 3-5 years classroom experience.
  • Evidence of content mastery.
  • Preferred: Orton Gillingham experience.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting $31,520 – $53,434 (based on education & experience step and ladder, max 6 years teaching experience credit)

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website (www.aspenacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.

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Aspen Youth Leadership Institute Director

Posted by | April 23, 2021 |

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Is this you?

  • Others describe you as a strategic, innovative, charismatic and highly likeable leader.
  • You have had demonstrated success in operations, people and financial management with a palpable commitment to clients.
  • Beyond a passion for leadership development, you have depth of learning, experience and application of leadership principles.
  • You are committed to every student’s success.
  • You have a relentless drive to grow in and out of the workplace and are hungry for feedback.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; interpersonal, written and verbal skills; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency.

If this describes you, we can’t wait to meet you!

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools.  We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Summary of Essential Functions:

  • Continued development, innovation, research and promotion of curriculum and programs to teach and develop social emotional learning, intra and interpersonal relationships, civic engagement and leadership, community service, personal finance, organizational leadership, entrepreneurial mindset and execution to K-8th grade students, parents, colleagues and strategic community partners.
  • Program assessment and impact measure.
  • Active team member in the Aspen Ventures Team and manage Leadership Coach.
  • Develop and deliver Educator and Parent learning / training opportunities on topics above.
  • Aspen Youth Leadership budget management and fundraising for the institute.
  • Leadership co-curricular and extra-curricular current and future programming
  • Lead, manage and provide accountability measures for Leadership coach, with oversight on all ancillary and co-curricular leadership programs: Bear Student Enterprises (BSE), Service Learning, Mentor/Mentee, Student Civic Organization and others.
  • Coordinate activities across Aspen Academy to build key partnerships and relationships in the youth leadership and entrepreneurial development community.

Qualifications:

  • Required:
    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Leadership Coaching, Business Development and Management, Youth Coaching and/or education.
  • Preferred: Educational leadership, program design/management, assessment, curriculum development.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators. This is a year-round position.

Salary Range: Starting $65,000-$80,000 (commensurate with experience)

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website (www.aspenacademy.org) to learn more about the Aspen Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI), the school and its program.

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High School English Teacher

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter

High School English Teacher

Colorado High School Charter is seeking an English Teacher at our Osage campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  In partnership with a number of community organizations, Colorado High School provides students with a unique and innovative learning environment that allows them to focus on engaging and relevant core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous post-secondary exploration opportunities, such as concurrent enrollment and community partner classes and programs.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Mission: Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

Vision: Schools that Empower People

Core Values: Relationships, High Expectations, Growth, Inclusivity, Wellness, Third-fourth-fifth Way

About: Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who are looking for a small, supportive and relevant school setting.

 

What makes teaching at CHSC unique?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development focused on culturally sustaining and inclusive practices
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through relevant and intentionally created curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A positive culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are in demand. Students are consistently referred to our schools and word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting where we recognize our students are looking for a school experience that is different than a traditional, comprehensive high school. We build off of best practices that work for our students AND have the autonomy and support to be innovative in our practices.
  • You are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through the creation of relevant curricula and programming.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.

 

Job Description

The English Teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school English content to students over the course of four eight week quarters.

 

English Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Create standard aligned curriculum with an emphasis on real world relevancy.
  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned real world relevant curricula.
  • Manage the classroom effectively through a warm demander approach, by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students, including multilingual, special education, and gifted and talented students.
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises.
  • Actively participate in inclusivity work on a personal and school level through constant self-reflection, actively seeking and exploring diverse perspectives, a love of learning, growing and challenging yourself and others.
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments.
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice Practices.
  • Support structured time and space to support student achievement, such as holding after school study halls.
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice.
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights (broader outreach, ex. Home visits).
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students, their families and the communities they come from.

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in subject matter
    • 36 semester credit hours in subject matter
    • Passing score in subject matter on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Ability to create curriculum, performance tasks, and assessments with state content standards
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter is seeking an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at our Osage campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  In partnership with a number of community organizations, Colorado High School provides students with a unique and innovative learning environment that allows them to focus on engaging and relevant core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous post-secondary exploration opportunities, such as concurrent enrollment and community partner classes and programs.

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Mission: Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

Vision: Schools that Empower People

Core Values: Relationships, High Expectations, Growth, Inclusivity, Wellness, Third-fourth-fifth Way

About: Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who are looking for a small, supportive and relevant school setting.

What makes teaching at CHSC unique?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development focused on culturally sustaining and inclusive practices
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through relevant and intentionally created curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A positive culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are in demand. Students are consistently referred to our schools and word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting where we recognize our students are looking for a school experience that is different than a traditional, comprehensive high school. We build off of best practices that work for our students AND have the autonomy and support to be innovative in our practices.
  • You are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through the creation of relevant curricula and programming.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.

 

Job Description:

Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

The Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction will manage development and implementation of CHSC curriculum, including coaching, feedback, formal observations and evaluations, Professional Development for classroom educators, Scope and Sequence Review and Approval, and Culturally Relevant Teaching.  They will directly supervise and manage all Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and ELL staff.  The AP will also manage test administration of the PSAT/SAT and ACCESS exams.  The AP of Curriculum and Instruction will manage Homeroom implementation.  They will ensure CHSC is meeting new graduation requirements.  The Instructional AP will assist with HR needs, particularly involving teachers.  They will be an important part of the Crisis Management Team.

Job Duties:

Organizational Leadership

  • In conjunction with Principal, hold and lead educational and organizational vision, culture, and values.
  • Constantly monitor data to make decisions that impact the School Performance Framework results including: Student Growth, Student Achievement, Student Engagement and Family Satisfaction.
  • Lead development of organizational and educational policies.
  • Assist with administrative duties such as calendar management, bell schedules and scheduling.
  • Support Principal in formal performance evaluation process, including the gathering of data and delivery of feedback.
  • Network with other charter schools and gain exposure to educational best practices.

 

Instructional Leadership

  • Manage instructional professional development, including implementation of New Educator Induction, All Educator In Services, and support Teacher Leaders and PLCs
  • Review and approve Scope and Sequences
  • Manage Teachers, Team Leads, & ELL staff
  • Participate in regular teacher observation and feedback cycle, tracking progress and data
  • Support curriculum development and instructional approach with a focus on Culturally Relevant Teaching & Post Secondary Readiness.
  • Manage Homeroom

 

Student Success and Achievement

  • Develop individual relationships with students through mentorship, classroom presence, and an “open door” policy.
  • In conjunction with Dean and Assistant Principal of Culture, maintain safety and security of school population and property, including supervision of students before school, after school and during lunch.
  • Support resolution of conflicts between teachers and students.
  • Participate in the school crisis team and manage before, during and after incidents
  • Manage teams in charge of G&T and READ Plans

 

Human Resources Management

  • Supervise staff, including training and professional development, weekly one-on-one and group supervision meetings as needed.
  • Recruit teaching and non-teaching staff members, including creating job postings, interviewing, and hiring.
  • Lead training of new teachers.

 

Standardized Testing Compliance

  • Manage assessment and standardized testing with an emphasis on MAPs, ACCESS and CMAS
  • Support SAT/PSAT preparation plan and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis of testing results

 

Community Partnerships and Relationships

  • Sustain strong community partnerships that enhance learning opportunities for students and teachers
  • Represent CHSC within DPS, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and the local community.
  • Represent CHSC at local and national charter school and educational conferences.
  • Support Principal in CHSC marketing, advertising, press opportunities.

 

General Duties

  • Attend and complete relevant professional development training opportunities to learn about effective and developing educational practices.
  • Support commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and promote inclusion and awareness around topics of race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Assist Principal with renewal process.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education required
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in educational setting
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and multicultural populations
  • Demonstrated expertise and excellence in oral and written communications, public speaking, training, conflict resolution, supervision and negotiation
  • Intermediate to advanced computer software skills
  • Administration and education experience of at least three (3) years
  • Capacity to appreciate and nurture a variety of pedagogies and skills that contribute to student success
  • A commitment to teaching, learning, and student success

 

Desired:

  • Certified school administrator and/or Master’s degree

 

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $65,000 and $85,000 depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is $93,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included. Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.      

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Student Advocate

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Student Advocate at our GES Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-2022 school year.  CHSC GES provides students with an unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core classes (Math, Scoence, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.

 

The Student Advocate supports students and works towards removing barriers to student success through outreach, caseload management, data tracking and supportive interventions.

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As member of the CHSC team, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to make a difference for students who have not found success elsewhere.  www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

What makes working at CHSC exciting?

  • Constant learning through regular coaching and professional development
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about our amazing work.

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of career paths.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive, vibrant school culture.

Student Advocate chief responsibilities:

  • Manage full student body caseload, approximately 75-85 students
  • Accurately document communication between oneself, students and families.
  • Build relationships with youth while engaging them in school
  • Track student attendance and develop multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Manage/Coordinate Teacher/Student Attendance Challenges
  • Manage/Coordinate Quarterly Awards Program
  • Engage parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings, home visits
  • Actively participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences and Family Night Events
  • Tutor students inside and outside the classroom to support academic achievement
  • Address barriers to student achievement by connecting students to local community services and school-based resources
  • Collaborate as a team with CHSC staff to increase attendance, reduce truancy, eliminate dropouts, and improve academic performance

Student Advocate auxiliary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead, support, and willingly engage with Restorative Justice practices
  • Conduct, promote, and support after-school study halls to increase student achievement
  • Liaison with in and out of district transitions officers to enroll new CHSC students
  • Assist with enrollment and recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Administration Team

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Reliability with commitment to follow through
  • Self-starter seeking to work and take initiative in fast paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to details
  • Permanent US work authorization
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Desired:

  • College degree
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • Proficiency in using Infinite Campus
  • Bilingual Spanish/English

Compensation

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with education and experience ($40,000-$60,000).  We offer a comprehensive benefits package.

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English Language Development Coordinator

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

High School English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator 

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking an English Language Development (ELD) Specialist at our GES (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-2022 school yearCHSC GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.    

Colorado High School Charter Overview 

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who have not found success elsewhere. Learn more at our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com 

 

What makes teaching at CHSC exciting? 

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development 
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships 
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful 
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement 
  • We are growing.  CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do. 

 

What do we look for in candidates? 

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and outside of the classroom.  Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members. 
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School Charter’s mission. 
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of desired career paths. 
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through experiential and project-based learning. 
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings. 
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice. 
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.” 
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students. 
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students. 
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Design and teach ELD classes to support English Language Learners in language acquisition and development across the four domains of language – listening, reading, speaking, and writing 
  • Co-teach with content area teachers, focusing on supporting ELD students 
  • Provide for individual learning styles and needs by differentiating approaches 
  • Utilize a variety of pedagogies and teaching techniques to engage students and enhance learning 
  • Manage the ELD Identification and Redesignation, PPF Monitoring, and Monitoring 1 and 2 processes to ensure that all multilingual learners are assigned appropriate interventions and supports 
  • Coordinate, lead and administer the WIDA screener and ACCESS test 
  • Develop colleagues on best practices for ELD students, by: 
  • Observing classrooms and providing feedback to colleagues on best practices for language acquisition and around culturally responsive classroom practices 
  • Providing and monitoring District required training for Year 1 and Year 2 teachers 
  • Designing and delivering professional development sessions that develop colleagues in the effective use of language acquisition strategies across content areas 
  • Develop meaningful, appropriate relationships with students 
  • Develop and utilize relevant assessments to measure student academic growth 
  • Develop relationships with parents/guardians and other CHSC employees to support fulfillment of mission and student success 
  • Consistently support school policies and expectations in classroom 
  • Keep accurate and complete records for each student as required by CHSC and the school district 
  • Attend required professional development workshops, read required readings and apply the acquired principles/strategies in the classroom 
  • Develop the ability to start each day as a new day with each student by seeing the strengths of the student’s character rather than seeing the behaviors 
  • Practice the school values and follow the policies and practices of CHSC 
  • Work alongside school administration to maintain a school environment that celebrates cultural pluralism 
  • Identify school-level trends in strengths and growth areas as they relate to ELD student support 
  • Manage the school-wide ELD data cycle 
  • Other assigned responsibilities to serve the emerging needs of our ELD students 
  • Other duties as assigned by the School Leadership Team 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Colorado Educator License with a state endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) 
  • Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student centered lens 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies 
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities 
  • Permanent US work authorization 

Desired 

  • Experience working with at-risk youth  
  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally and academically in conventional school settings 

Compensation 

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program. 

To Apply 

Email resume and cover letter to careers@chscharter.org 

CHSC Mission 

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals. 

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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Special Education Coordinator

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

 Special Education Coordinator 

 Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking a Special Education Coordinator at our GES (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-2022 school year.  CHSC GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts), while taking advantage of concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity. 

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview 

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth.  As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who have not found success elsewhere. Learn more at our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com 

 

What makes teaching at CHSC exciting? 

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development 
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships 
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful 
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement 
  • We are growing.  CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do. 

 

What do we look for in candidates? 

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and outside of the classroom.  Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.   
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission. 
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths. 
  • You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through experiential and project-based learning. 
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings. 
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice. 
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.” 
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students. 
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students. 
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

 

Job Description 

The Special Education Coordinator supports students who need physical, emotional, or educational modifications/accommodations in academic and social development by providing structural and classroom support.  

 

Special Education Coordinator Responsibilities: 

  • Implementation, development, and refinement of special education policies and procedures grounded in research-based best practices 
  • Manage RTI process to identify and support students with disabilities 
  • IEP development, administration, and implementation to drive student instruction 
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings of the Student Support Team to organize caseloads, problem-solve difficult situations, and maintain effective IEP processes for students and families. 
  • Support General Education teachers in the quality implementation of IEPs as well as professional development to continually refine and further individualized student supports 
  • Support Leadership Team and consult on decisions impacting students with disabilities 
  • Direct support and service hours with students with IEPs through small group intervention, co-teaching, etc. 
  • Build self-advocacy and 21st century skills with students 
  • Maintain strong engagement and communication with families 
  • Coordinate with the Colorado Department of Education and Denver Public Schools to ensure compliance with state requirements and standards, including monitoring visits and school improvement plan 
  • Serve as both a liaison and positive role model for students while ensuring compliance with special education requirements 
  • Teach one or more classes 
  • Provide push-in support in general education classrooms as needed 
  • Coordination of CMAS, SAT, and ACCESS testing to ensure students with disabilities are properly served 
  • Assist Student Support Team with Restorative Justice process 
  • Maintain high expectations of every student, challenging students to develop critical thinking skills and creating a safe space in which students can work and grow 
  • Other duties as assigned by School Leadership Team 

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events and conferences.   

 

Qualifications 

 

Required: 

  • A valid Colorado Educator License with a Special Education endorsement, in one of the following:    
  • Special Education Generalist 
  • Special Education Specialist 
  • Mild/Moderate Needs 
  • Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student centered lens 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies, including students and teammates. 
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities 
  • Teaching experience with diverse special needs populations and an understanding of educational issues relevant to the needs of ED children 
  • Experience managing school personnel and educational programming and IEPs 
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Proficiency in the use of technology 
  • Permanent US work authorization 

 

 

Compensation 

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience ($40,000-$60,000) and include a comprehensive benefits package.  Teachers at Colorado High School Charter qualify for the Federal Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness Program. 

 

To Apply 

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org      

 

CHSC Mission: 

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals. 

 

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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High School Guidance Counselor

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

High School Guidance Counselor 

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Guidance Counselor at our GES (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) CampusIn partnership with a number of community organizations, Colorado High School GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning environment that allows them to focus on project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities.    

Colorado High School Charter Overview 

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who have not found success elsewhere.  www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com 

Job Description 

  • Develop a guidance program based on the American School Counselors Association and best practices 
  • Create Master Schedule and quarterly schedules for students in Infinite Campus  
  • Connect students to concurrent enrollment opportunities through school-based partnerships and other community agencies that provide young people with post-secondary training and exposure. 
  • Create a College and Career Center that provides guidance on the college application process, FAFSA, and scholarships. 
  • Develop an Individual Career and Education Plan (ICAP) for every student – helping students create a graduation plan and post-secondary plan through advisory. 
  • Develop and lead Senior Seminar class – a class for 12th graders designed to help them develop a post-secondary plan and enroll in a post-secondary institution after graduating. 
  • Develop and support a GED program for students who choose this pathway for graduation. 
  • Track and support seniors in completing all graduation requirements, including consistent communication to students and parents regarding student progress towards graduation. 
  • Provide all students with credit and academic requirements updates. 
  • Develop a working knowledge of district systems to assist in master scheduling, gradebook, and transcript updates. 
  • Assist with tracking attendance and maintaining attendance records. 
  • Act as a liaison between the students, parents and administration. 
  • Act as a liaison with community partners who are leading elective classes regarding scheduling and communication of school events.  


Qualifications 

  • Experience and a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings. 
  • Experience working with at-risk youth preferred. 
  • School Counselor Endorsement/license or be accredited by a national association to provide school counseling services preferred. 
  • Experience with Infinite Campus preferred.  
  • Bilingual preferred. 
  • Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student centered lens. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies. 
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities. 
  • Permanent US work authorization. 

Compensation 

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and include a comprehensive benefits package. 

To Apply 

Email resume and cover letter to careers@chscharter.org 

CHSC proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Colorado High School Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. 

 CHSC Mission 

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals. 

 

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | April 16, 2021 |

Colorado High School Charter is seeking a Math Teacher at our GES Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-22 school year.  CHSC GES provides students with an unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of numerous concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.

 

Colorado High School Charter Overview

Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver, whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As a member of the CHSC team, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to make a difference for students who have not found success elsewhere. To learn more, please visit our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com

 

What makes teaching at CHSC exciting?

  • Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development
  • A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
  • Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
  • A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
  • We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

  • You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and out of the classroom. Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
  • You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
  • You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of career paths.
  • You value data and use it to make meaningful decisions about student learning.
  • You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
  • You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
  • You are a team player who helps create a positive, vibrant school culture.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Job Description

The Math Teacher will teach multiple sections of mixed-level high school math content to students over the course of four quarters.

 

Math Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development with an emphasis on problem-based and experiential learning
  • Deliver engaging, standards-aligned inquiry-based curricula
  • Manage the classroom effectively by developing quality relationships and high expectations for students to maintain a productive learning environment
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of students
  • Work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Support and actively participate in professional learning communities, professional development, and staff team-building exercises
  • Utilize multiple online platforms to monitor attendance, post grades, and deliver student assignments
  • Support and willingly engage with Restorative Justice practices
  • Conduct after-school study halls to support student achievement
  • Collaborate with peers, instructional coach, and administration to refine practice
  • Engage families and community members through phone calls and CHSC Family Nights
  • Develop good relationships with students

 

Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.

  

Qualifications

Colorado High School Charter seeks candidates with strong character, passion for supporting students of diverse backgrounds and needs, and a relentless commitment to improvement and learning.

 

Required:

  • One of the following:
    • Subject matter endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with major in subject matter
    • 36 semester credit hours in subject matter
    • Passing score in subject matter on Praxis exam
  • Strong knowledge of teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to secondary learners
  • Ability to align curriculum, performance tasks, and assessments with state content standards
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships with students and coworkers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Permanent US work authorization

 

Desired:

  • Experience working with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
  • Proficiency in using Infinite Campus or other student data-base information systems.

 

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience.  The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.  Teachers are eligible for the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to: careers@chscharter.org.

 

CHSC proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  Colorado High School Charter does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, natural origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

 

CHSC Mission

Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.

               

Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Principal – Sand Creek High School

Posted by | April 9, 2021 |

ABOUT THE POSITION:
Sand Creek High School seeks a dynamic leader to deliver unprecedented excellence. Sand Creek High School is a comprehensive high school organized around programs and pathways that prepare learners to thrive. The campus features a School of Business, a School of Engineering and Design, Precision Machining and Manufacturing Pathway, and Health and Sports Science Pathway.  In addition, learners are offered engaging educational opportunities through AVID, Concurrent Enrollment, Career/Technical Education, and Advanced Placement. Sand Creek High School partners with internal and external stakeholders to equip graduates to excel immediately in their chosen field of leadership, scholarship, or service. With a student population representing dozens of communities, Sand Creek High School looks like the world.  The Campus Director at Sand Creek must be more than a principal—the director must bring demonstrated experience in leading high-performing organizations through dramatic, continuous improvement. The Campus Director will inspire high-performing school leadership teams (composed of a teacher leader and an administrator colleagues) through supervision, accountability, and an unwavering commitment to deliver results for students. (See job description on District website for more details about this position)

Location: Sand Creek High School
Calendar:  220 Days
Reports To:  Zone Superintendent
Experience: District 49 credits each year of verified full-time/full-year relevant  experience up to 15 years.
Benefits: This position is eligible for benefits including group insurance (health, dental and vision), paid sick and personal leave and elective retirement savings plans. Benefit details can be found here.
Salary:  The minimum starting pay is $102,144/year and the maximum salary is $111,858/year. Initial pay placement is dependent on level of formal education and years of relevant experience (the maximum credit granted is 15 years).

ABOUT SCHOOL DISTRICT 49
School District 49, the fastest growing district in the Pikes Peak region, hosts 23 exceptional schools and programs within four distinct innovation zones, providing preK-12-aligned curriculum, online and alternative programming and homeschool enrichment.  Home to more than 20,000 students and 1,800 staff members, District 49 aims to be the best choice to learn, work and lead. As one of Colorado’s few recognized districts of Innovation, District 49 is a challenging and stimulating place to lead. As part of our commitment to innovate, we host a robust portfolio of conventional, charter, online, and blended schools, including homeschool support as well as career and technical education. EOE M/F/D/V

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Multiple Job Openings

Posted by | April 8, 2021 |

Pueblo County School District 70 has multiple positions open for the 2021-2022 school year. Below are just a few of our open positions:

*Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

*Director of Facilities and Maintenance

*Academy Coordinator

*Engineering/STEM Teacher @ Pueblo County High and Rye High School

*Industrial Arts Teacher

To view job descriptions and complete an employment application, please visit the Pueblo County School District 70 website http://www.district70.org.

Pueblo County School District No. 70 serves approximately 9,000 students in the suburban rural areas surrounding Pueblo, Colorado and houses 24 school sites throughout the district serving a diverse population of students within 19,000 square miles.

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Secondary Special Education Teacher 6-12

Posted by | April 8, 2021 |

 SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (6-12)

(This position is for the 2021-2022 school year)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Secondary Special Education teacher will provide the special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.  Create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for 6-12 students in collaboration with interventionists and classroom teachers under the direction of the Secondary Assistant Principal.

 

Must Haves:

  • A strong passion for diverse populations.
  • Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
  • Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
  • Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.

 

Instruction:

  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP for each student assigned. 
  • Collaborate with district partners to ensure students receive services as scheduled, to facilitate meetings, and to conduct problem solving meetings as needed.
  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required. 
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities. 
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned. 
  • Plan and supervise assignments for Special Education para.
  • Use technology in teaching/learning process. 

 

Culture:

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after-school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Student Growth and Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing. 
  • Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP. 

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Experience with charter schools
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred

 

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

  • A valid Colorado Teacher License (initial, professional, or alternative) with Special Education Generalist or Specialist endorsement

 

 

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: Secondary Assistant Principal

Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $45,000 – $70,000 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually
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Assistant Principal of Operations

Posted by | April 7, 2021 |

About Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,500 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.
Who We Seek
Our staff believes that when you love someone, you hold them to high expectations – and we apply this to our own work, the work of our colleagues, and the work of our scholars. We take our work seriously, but ourselves less so – we laugh and joke and bring joy to work every day. And finally, we value a diversity of perspectives and experiences, recognize the humanity of those around us, and seek to build an inclusive environment that models what we wish to see in the world.
Overall, we’re good people with big hearts, who care a whole lot about our people – both big and small – and are constantly improving our practice to be the staff our scholars truly deserve.
About this role
Reporting to the School Principal and working closely with the Director of Enrollment, the Assistant Principal of Operations will establish and manage exceptional operations at a Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) campus to ensure that students receive an excellent education in a safe, supportive, and physically beautiful space for learning.
The Assistant Principal of Operations is responsible for managing a school-based operations team towards ambitious outcomes. They are a critical member of the school administrative team, managed by the School Principal, and working in partnership with Assistant Principals of Instruction and other school-based staff. In partnership with the network operations team, they also play a key role in identifying and putting in place systems to improve operations across the RMP network. At the school-level, APOs manage their teams towards excellence in the following ten priority areas:

In this role, you will…

  • Highly effective operations team: School operations teams operate as highly effective teams with systems that support continuous improvement (e.g., regular candid feedback).
  • Maximized learning time: All schools average 96% Average Daily Attendance (ADA), and systems for attendance tracking and follow-up are easy to use and consistent.
  • Fully enrolled schools with minimal student attrition: All schools meet budgeted enrollment targets, with clear systems and follow through on managing and coordinating student recruitment support. Family and scholar satisfaction lead 85% + of students returning for subsequent school years.
  • Facilities that support learning: All RMP facilities are well maintained, reflect RMP’s culture of love and rigor, are conducive to all scholars and staff realizing their full potential, welcoming to families, and managed through effective and efficient operational systems.
  • Safe and secure school environments: School facilities are safe and secure with clear procedures to maintain those conditions.
  • Accurate and usable data: RMP scholar and family data are always accurate and easily accessible in core RMP data systems to inform timely and effective response to scholar and family needs and compliance.
  • Family engagement: Strong structures are in place to support family engagement, and our community actions are aligned to RMP vision for family engagement.
  • Effective and responsible use of resources: School remains on budget, and school teams are able to engage in informed conversations about how to reallocate resources to best drive school-wide goals.
  • Timely and effective assessment logistics:  Logistics are tightly managed so that all scholars receive timely assessments with appropriate accommodations that enable RMP to adjust the instructional approach effectively.
  • Evergreen school operations responsibilities: Additional school operations systems have strong processes in place to maintain excellence with a small portion of the ops team time to enable focus on top priorities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years in an operations role, preferably in an education setting, with success redesigning overall processes and implementation plans
  • Relevant experience engaging with community members and/or families (educational context preferred)
  • Drive to create efficient and effective systems, structures, and procedures, sweating the details, and driving towards outcomes
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English speaker strongly preferred
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English Language Acquisition

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

English Language Acquisition Teacher and Building ELA Administrator

Status: 1.0 FTE

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts-based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative teaching methods. Our ELA teacher will focus on providing rigorous, English language-focused learning experiences that both embed meaning and context and emphasize functional language, grammatical forms, vocabulary, application and fluency utilizing AIAD curriculum and standards to plan and implement targeted lessons and assessments for each student; following a scope and sequence of language development. The building ELA Administrator will ensure that all ELA program requirements are met in compliance with DPS’s Consent Decree (2012) to help multilingual learners participate, learn and succeed in the classroom.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver rigorous, English language-focused learning experiences that both embed meaning and context and emphasize functional language, grammatical forms, vocabulary, application and fluency;
  • Plan and implement targeted ELD lessons and assessments for each students following a scope and sequence of language development;
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for students;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to incorporate ELD strategies and lessons into AIAD’s integrated curriculum;
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional learning community format;
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create consistent structures and systems;
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and student data;
  • Oversee the ELA programming at the school to ensure that:
    • The school is offering the necessary ELA services for their English Learners
    • The school is in compliance with the ELA requirements of the Charter Contract and

Consent Decree

  • Ensure that all English Learners are properly identified, redesignated and monitored by the

CH-ISA Team, completing forms issued by the ELA Department

  • The Charter ELA Administrator must be a member of, and lead, the CH-ISA Team to

ensure required processes are followed in accordance to district timelines

  • Oversee the Charter ELA Teacher Qualification program at the school to ensure all teachers are

ELA qualified within the first two years of employment

  • Identify ELA Instructor- ELA qualified Instructor of Record
  • Serve as the English Language Acquisition and Portfolio Management Team point of contact for

any questions and issues related to ELLs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be ELA-E or ELA-S qualified (either through CLD/LDE State Licensure, Advanced Degree, or DPS District-run or Charter Teacher Qualification program);
  • Must participate in required New Charter ELA Administrator Onboarding in first year of role (approximately 20 hours throughout year);
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
  • Has prior knowledge of and/or experience with implementing methods for accelerating English language acquisition across content areas;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student learning experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people;
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $48,000 to $55,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience.

 

 

 

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Middle/High School Math

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

Middle/High School Math Teacher Job Description

Status: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192 Days

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts-based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

The AIAD Math teacher will be responsible for preparing math lessons for all four grade levels. You will teach one section each of 7th, 8th, & 9th grade math (the other two STEAM teachers will teach other 6th & 7th grade sections), building each student’s foundation of math using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, student-led discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all students. This position will also be responsible for facilitating a Gifted & Talented class.

 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare lessons for all four grade levels;
  • Implement a Tier 1 (stand-alone) math curriculum for 7th, 8th, 9th grade students (one section each);
  • Facilitate one section of Gifted & Talented course;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement math interventions and extensions;
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for students;
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional learning community format;
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff to create consistent structures and systems;
  • Maintain records for such things as student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and other documents;
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructor’s content area.

REQUIRED PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
  • Has remote teaching experience and demonstrates effective remote teaching strategies;
  • Possess strong content knowledge, particularly around pre-Algebra, Algebra and Pre-Calculus;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $45,000 to $55,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience

 

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Middle/High School Humanities

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) Teacher Job Description

Status: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts-based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative teaching methods. AIAD Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers will be responsible for building each student’s foundation for English Language Arts and Social Studies using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all students.

 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities via AIAD’s integrated English Language Arts/Social Studies curriculum in a block schedule format;
  • Conduct Tier 2 reading and writing interventions;
  • Teach at least one elective course;
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for students;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities lesson plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s integrated curriculum;
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional learning community format;
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent structures and systems;
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and student data;
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructor’s content area.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
  • Has strong content knowledge in literacy and History/Social Studies, especially as it pertains to reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the subject areas of History, Social Studies, and other Humanities subjects;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student learning experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people;
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $41,000 to $51,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience.

 

 

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Middle/High School Humanities

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) Teacher Job Description

Status: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

POSITION SUMMARY

AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative teaching methods. AIAD Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers will be responsible for building each student’s foundation for English Language Arts and Social Studies using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all students.

 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities via AIAD’s integrated English Language Arts/Social Studies curriculum in a block schedule format;
  • Conduct Tier 2 reading and writing interventions;
  • Teach at least one elective course;
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for students;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities lesson plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s integrated curriculum;
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional learning community format;
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent structures and systems;
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and student data;
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructor’s content area.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
  • Has strong content knowledge in literacy and History/Social Studies, especially as it pertains to reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the subject areas of History, Social Studies, and other Humanities subjects;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student learning experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people;
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $41,000 to $51,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience.

 

 

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Middle School STEAM

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

Middle School STEAM (Science and Math) Teacher Job Description

Status: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts-based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative teaching methods. AIAD STEAM (Science/Math) teachers will be responsible for building each student’s foundation of science and math using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all students. Middle school STEAM teachers will also teach at least one section of either 6th or 7th grade math.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school math and science via AIAD’s STEAM curriculum in a block schedule format;
  • Implement a Tier 1 (stand-alone) math curriculum for middle school students;
  • May teach one elective course (robotics);
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for students;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school STEAM lesson plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s STEAM curriculum;
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional learning community format;
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent structures and systems;
  • Maintain records for such things as student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and other documents;
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructor’s content area.

REQUIRED PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
  • Possess strong content knowledge, particularly around pre-Algebra, Algebra, Physics, Earth Science, and Biology;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people;
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $41,000 to $51,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience

 

 

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Middle/High School Special Education

Posted by | April 6, 2021 |

SPED (Special Education Educator) Teacher Job Description

Status: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Head of School

Annual Contract Days: 192

 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-9th grade students.

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts-based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Secondary Special Education Moderate Needs Teacher instructs special education students in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom; helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding; monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy; observes, evaluates, reports and records students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health; communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves students from all eligible categories.
  • Teach literacy, math, STEAM, and language skills when necessary during Tier 1 instruction in these disciplines.
  • Collaborates and consults with classroom teachers, and other specialists in a problem-solving approach to implement the most effective instructional plan for students.

 

  • Attend house/grade level meetings at least once a month and advocate for student needs. Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level; Plan and complete intellectual prep for co-teaching, push-in and pull-out classes.
  • Complete all IEPs and evaluations before Annual or Triennial deadlines. Collaborates with general education staff for successful inclusion of students.

 

  • Assists in screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and instructional focus decisions.
  • Provides direct instruction to small groups of students at the strategic level of intervention in order to supplement core instruction.
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and student data.
  • Collaborates with general education staff for the successful inclusion of students; Provide each general education teacher with information regarding each student’s disability and unique needs.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist. Previous experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred;
  • Teaches diverse middle school and high school, standards-based curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development;
  • Has minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public-school setting. Experience and demonstrated success in increasing student achievement. Experience or training in evidence-based interventions;
  • Provides screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and instructional focus decisions;
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning objectives for a wide range of learners;
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated approaches;
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community;
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people;
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence;
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

 

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?

  • Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation;
  • Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values;
  • Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
  • School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
  • Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
  • Staff wellness opportunities;
  • Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;
  • $41,000 to $51,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience.

 

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Principal Green Mountain High School

Posted by | April 5, 2021 |

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

Jeffco Public Schools is a Single-State Employer.  All candidates hired by Jeffco Public Schools must reside within the state of Colorado.

Green Mountain High School is Jefferson County’s only comprehensive academy high school with rigorous Advanced Placement, dual college credit and honors courses, along with athletics, co-curricular activities, university and business partnerships, senior Capstone, internships and 14 academy pathways providing students with exposure to real-world experiences and high level electives. We feature academies in Business & Global Studies; Health & Human Services; Arts, Humanities & Performance; and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Visit GMHSRams.org for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

GMHS School Performance Framework is Performance.

Desired Start Date: 07/06/2021

Principal Senior (225)
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000 , Hours/Day: 8.000 , Days/Year: 225
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCA – Administrator – 225 days , P12, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $109,231.39 – $129,052.44 Effective as of: 08-16-2019

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

The successful new hire or rehired candidate will be responsible to complete and incur the fingerprinting and processing fee of $49.50 through an appropriate fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.

SUMMARY As outlined in the Jefferson County Public Schools’ School Leadership profile, an individual in this position serves as the school leader by providing leadership, community building, instructional leadership, and human and financial resources management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Following is a general summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position as outlined in the School Leadership Profile.

LEADERSHIP: Provide a purpose and direction for the school.

COMMUNITY BUILDING: Guide the development of a caring community that includes stakeholders in the school.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Focus on student learning and student success.

MANAGEMENT: Manage the human and financial resources to ensure an orderly work and learning environment..

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE Requirements follow State of Colorado guidelines for principal licensure. In addition, the candidate will have a minimum of 2 years educational administrative and/or comparable administrative leadership.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master’s degree.
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CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Colorado Principal License issued or in process.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Demonstrated conflict management, problem solving, resource allocation, prioritization, data analysis, collaborative decision making, relationship building, group facilitation, writing, and speaking skills. Demonstrated knowledge and use of District policies, procedures, employee contracts, and legal requirements. Computer and technology skills which include Human Resources; Financial Systems; and communications technology including software, E-mail, and voice mail are a condition of employment and must be obtained within one year after hire.

DECISION MAKING Ability to determine staffing levels and budget requirements; develop alternatives and make decisions in crises situations; utilize collaborative decision making skills; and apply good judgment to ensure student safety and carry out student discipline. Errors could lead to legal ramifications and compromise student safety and the learning environment, resulting in substantial embarrassment or cost to the District. Final decisions at the school site are the responsibility of this position.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with parents, students, and law enforcement officials to exchange information and resolve issues. Regular contact with vendors, media, legislatures, and government entities to exchange information; with higher education, partnerships, and businesses to exchange information, develop and maintain programs, maintain relationships, and foster program participation; with government agencies, community individuals and groups, transportation officials, and community colleges to exchange information and resolve issues; and with district attorneys to exchange information regarding legal matters.

SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervise assistant principals, counselors, teachers, school resource officers, coaches, club sponsors, classified employees, and special education personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Support the instructional programs of the District by supervising and evaluating teachers and administrators and by developing and implementing school instructional programs. Understand the philosophy of standards based education, the processes of curriculum development and effective models of instruction, and lead their implementation in the schools. Manage the development of curriculum and instructional programs that recognize the contributions of diverse groups and foster success for all students regardless of gender, race, or disability. Lead the community in the development of challenging performance standards for students and the development of varied supervisory and evaluation processes. Insure the development of a staff development program that recognizes the principles of adult learning and focuses on student success. Use data to analyze the current state of student learning and serve as a catalyst for and manager of needed change. Understand and lead the use of technology in instruction. The majority of the time is spent at the school site.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Requires analytical skills, independent thinking, considerable judgment, and the ability to assess crises and make sound decisions quickly with little time or input from others. Must manage personnel, curriculum, student success and discipline, and physical plant. Must have a strong understanding of student behavior, District culture and policies and be able to quickly analyze the impact of decisions on the student, school, District, and community. Final decisions at the school are the responsibility of this position. Generally, work is complicated by the volume of students at the school site, large budget management responsibilities, and the diversity and severity of student issues and crises.

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to compare, analyze, communicate, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate. The employee frequently is required to copy, instruct, compute, and synthesize.

WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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School Improvement & Equity Specialist

Posted by | April 5, 2021 |

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is committed to creating and sustaining a portfolio of high-quality school options that meet the needs of all students. CSI is seeking passionate, equity-oriented School Improvement & Equity Specialist candidates to assist CSI in furthering the organization’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools. This position will collaborate with other staff to align school continuous improvement initiatives and apply principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to facilitate intentional changes within our schools through to targeted supports that lead to measurable improvements in equity and access. The School Improvement & Equity Specialist will lead CSI’s work on early-childhood initiatives to improve outcomes for our youngest students.

Strong candidates will be high-capacity individuals with an authentic commitment to DEI, challenge the status quo, and hold others accountable to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position requires high-levels of collaboration, working in cross-department teams, excellent communication skills, and the ability to relate to school staff.

 

Please see below for a complete position description:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advance CSI’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools.
  • Support and advance equity across the organization
    • Lead improvement activities with a focus on equity and access for special populations (SPED, ELL, GT, 504) and historically educationally disadvantaged groups (minority, FRL).
    • Further the strategic vision for CSI’s Equity Report and corresponding tiered supports for schools.
    • Analyze school Equity Report data to develop training and supports.
  • Collaborate with the Evaluation and Assessment Department to align school improvement efforts with a focus on equity.
  • Provide oversight and access to resources for school-wide systems of supports, including discipline, Positive Behavioral Interventions, Restorative Justice, and positive culture and community.
  • Lead training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring for dropout and re-engagement initiatives, including homeless, child welfare services, and related program grants.
  • Increase early-childhood equity initiatives through training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring for initiatives including school readiness, READ Act, and the Colorado Preschool Program.
  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance, including serving as a Case Manager for schools.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development of the cooperative efforts between schools and other community agencies in providing services to students.
  • Collaborate with the SS Department to provide schools regular communication and customer service in all school program areas
  • Collaborate with Student Services Department to support the training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring of all school program areas.

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Student Services.
  • In coordination with the Data Submissions unit, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.

 

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

 

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a statewide charter school authorizer, CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate this commitment in our recruitment efforts. We value the unique contributions that result from different perspectives and experiences as they make us stronger. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in one or more school programs
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience developing and implementing training resources and procedures
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing programs or projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity and experience with state and federal laws associated with exceptional students
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

 

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Services/Work & Counseling, Social Justice, Youth Studies, or related fields of study preferred
  • A proven ability to proactively improve systems and identify potential internal and external customer issues
  • A proven ability to design and facilitate effective trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating process documentation and resources for various stakeholders.

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

  • Denver/Front Range/Fort Collins/Colorado Springs
  • Statewide travel is typically required, although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel requirements are currently significantly reduced, and CSI Staff are provided the option to work remotely at this time.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

  • Remote interview process
  • Mostly virtual meetings for the time being
  • Social distancing guidelines in place (when in the office)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place (at the physical office)
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Wend Community Connector

Posted by | April 2, 2021 |

Position:  Wend Community Connector

Location: Denver Metro area (Aurora)

Job Classification: Full-time

The Organization

In a sentence: Wend is a collective of wayfinders exploring pathways towards a better world — a  world with more trust, more vibrancy, and more justice; accomplished by healthier relationships with ourselves, each other, communities, the natural world, and spirit. 

The current landscape: We’re creating a new kind of social impact fund — one th