Who We Are
Be the Change Community School (BTCCS) is a new high school opening in Fall 2024 with 100 9th & 10th-grade students. Co-created with the community, we pride ourselves on living our values.
We believe in the innate potential of all. In order to create change in the world, we must illuminate and cultivate the gifts of our children, our community, and our ancestors. At BTCCS, education comes from understanding the strengths we already possess and the learning is added to those strengths. Our students, who we call Change Agents, develop confidence and pride in their unique identities that they use to impact society both now and in the future. They are learners, seekers, and doers who are being prepared to lead the change they want to see in our world.
About the Opportunity
BTCCS is looking for passionate, mission-driven, innovative, creative, flexible, and growth-minded people who want to do school differently. We do not view teachers as the all-knowing expert in the room, rather, as Cultivators whose responsibility is to ask questions of and guide our Change Agents on their journey toward academic, personal, and social exploration while they learn alongside students.
The Teacher/Cultivator is a revolutionary founding member of the school’s instructional team. Teachers at BTCCS embody and lead for the same aims that our graduates will possess. Our teachers are not the possessor of all knowledge, but skilled in cultivating a learning environment and experience that enables change agents to reach their full potential. Teachers deliver high-quality, problem-based learning instruction, drive outstanding student achievement results through regular progress monitoring, and contribute to a school culture that values community and equity.
We’re hiring across all content areas to join our founding team:
- Founding Electives Cultivator
- Founding English Language Development Cultivator
- Founding Humanities Cultivator (English or Social Studies)
- Founding Math Cultivator
- Founding Science Cultivator
- Founding Spanish Cultivator
- Founding Special Education Cultivator
Teaching for Racial Equity
- Highly values diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of work
- Leads and communicates effectively across lines of difference
- Centers marginalized groups and acts to ensure equity in all systems and processes for which they are responsible
- Actively promote the representation of students and families’ cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into the culture and learning experiences of the school
- Challenges the status quo and actively disrupts white dominant culture both at the school and regional level
- Use appropriate methods to encourage community and parent involvement to co-create learning experiences with stakeholders
Teaching for Academic Achievement
- Provides rigorous and high quality project-based instruction
- Establishes student outcome goals in alignment with the BTCCS strategic plan
- Drives outstanding student results by regularly progress monitoring student and performance
- Provides small group or one-on-one intervention for students needing additional support.
- Models sustainability by engaging lifelines and renewing to get stronger
- Plan and prioritize time and resources to achieve annual goals
- Participates in teacher coaching cycles
- Collaborates with team members, analyzes practices and student data, and adjusts instruction in content teams
Teaching for Operational Sustainability
- Contributes to a positive and effective school culture and supports extra duties (e.g. lunch duty).
- Implements programs and activities approved by the Board of Directors.
- Utilizes all school functions (operations, electives, instruction, leadership, etc.) and systems that coordinate and communicate with one another
- Compile, maintain, all reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports
- Comply with district and school policies and state and federal laws and regulations
- Performs all other duties and responsibilities as from time to time as may be assigned or delegated by the Director of Cultivation
- Bachelor’s Degree
- For Special Education and English Language Development Cultivators, a current, valid State of Colorado Teaching License (professional or provisional) is required to be in place by the time the position starts, but highly preferred for all other content areas.
- Alternative licensure is an option for candidates with demonstrated experience who require licensure and additional coursework, based on ESSA guidelines.
- An unwavering commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
- Experience working within predominantly Latinx, Black and/or low-income communities
- Minimum of 2 years 6-12 teaching experience in the classroom (preferred)
- At least 1 year experience with project-based learning (preferred)
- Spanish speaking (highly preferred)
- Enthusiasm to engage parents and community authentically
- Ability to facilitate and lead problem-based classroom initiatives and embrace innovation
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating strong prioritization, organization and follow-up skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills; positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy
- Experience using data analysis to facilitate and support decision making
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal, human relations, and stress and conflict management skills
- Excellent planning, goal setting, coordinating, problem analysis, and decision-making skills
- Pass Criminal Background Check
- Adapts quickly to new challenges and embraces change
To apply, please complete our online application (https://bit.ly/3SBu6vN). The
application asks for a resume and a cover letter or video introduction expressing interest in joining Be The Change Community School.
Be The Change Community School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides 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 intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors and it is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.