23 Apr 2021

Operations / Administration Aspen Youth Leadership Institute Director

Aspen Academy
 Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

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.


  • 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 ( to learn more about the Aspen Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI), the school and its program.

How to Apply

To apply: Complete your application today at or here.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: budget, Coach, Curriculum, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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