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The Colorado Springs School, a PreK-12th-grade school of approximately 300 students and 55 faculty/staff. Founded over fifty years ago, The Colorado Springs School offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.

CSS prides itself on high student engagement, and its teachers are known for their ability to bring learning to life with project-based units, real-world connections, and student-centered classrooms. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to serve as class and club sponsors, student advisors, PLC contributors, and seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.

The school is situated on one campus. Children’s School teachers (PreK-5) work in self-contained classrooms of approximately 18 students each and are responsible for creating a community of learners in which children develop the skills of self-advocacy and resilience while demonstrating empathy and compassion for others. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess outdoor education experiences, language arts, math, science and social studies curricula and work in collaboration with specialists in physical education, drama, Spanish, music, and art. They utilize technology to develop integrated units of inquiry. Classroom teachers also serve as important resources for parents, helping them understand the school’s educational philosophy and children’s developmental needs.

Open Positions

Posting Date: July 26, 2018
Position: Director of Community Engagement

Description:  To strategically manage The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising and communications/marketing as we grow our Advancement and Communications team.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively cultivate relationships with parents, students, faculty/staff, alumni, grandparents and past parents for the purpose of advancing the school’s mission, network, and fundraising capacity.
  • Strategically work with the Director of Advancement and Communications to advance goals of the department. Work closely and collaboratively with Fundraising and Communications Assistant.
  • Plan and implement a successful Annual Fund campaign. Manage fundraising mailings and solicitations: including list pulls, mail merges, printed materials, coordination with printer on collateral material, ordering stationery, adhering to postage guidelines.
  • Serve as the lead staff contact for the gala and work closely with gala volunteers to execute all levels of the event and auction, including promotions, online bidding, inventory, and event logistics, charitable messaging, and tax acknowledgments.
  • Manage advancement events and collaborate with volunteers (e.g. Gala, Receptions, Donor Recognition events, Parents Association events, and Alumni events).
  • Coordinate the implementation of the school’s day-to-day communication and marketing strategy, including marketing, advertising, social media, and public relations.  
  • Execute communication elements for varied audiences and messages (e.g. Annual Fund appeals, electronic newsletter (ROAR, Alumni News) and eblasts, social media posts, website updates and blog posts, videos, and other needed collateral, etc.).
  • Prepare institutional surveys for accreditation, feedback, and improvement purposes.
  • Contribute and collect images of key school experiences for photography library and social media.
  • Work with external agencies and vendors as needed (e.g. graphic designers, printers, web designers, photographers, clothing companies, media agencies, catering companies, event venues, etc.)
  • Apply style guidelines, branding, and key messaging across all collateral materials and opportunities.
  • Click here for a complete job description and list of necessary qualities and requirements.

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 with benefits (health, disability, retirement and tuition remission)
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: arunte@css.org

PreKindergarten Support and Extended Care Teacher

Posting Date: July 26, 2018
Position:

Description: The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. The School is experiencing growth and demand among families with a specific interest in its PreKindergarten and Extended Day programs. As a result, the School is currently seeking an experienced early childhood educator or childcare provider who is ready to provide daily supervision of students ages 3 through Grade 12.

The individual selected for this role will report directly to the Director of the Children’s School and will fulfill all duties that will include, but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive, mission-appropriate climate suitable for ages 3 to 12
  • Assist PreK students before, during, and after rest time, encouraging self-help skills
  • Provide direct supervision on the playground to ensure the safety of all students
  • Plan age-appropriate and engaging activities for Extended Care participants
  • Provide daily homework supervision
  • Apply basic tenets of RULER (social-emotional awareness) and other CSS approved methodologies in the supervision and teaching of children.  This may require attending some professional development opportunities in the opening week of school and throughout the school year.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures mandated by Colorado Department of Human Services, Health Department, and CSS.
  • Accurately track student pick-up and departure from Extended Care, including first-hand knowledge of all adults approved for pick-up as required by the state.
  • Supports monthly billing by the Extended Care Coordinator through daily accounting/tracking of student hours in Extended Care.
  • Help clean and close Extended Care spaces at the end of the shift

Qualifications & Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood education or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two+ years working in an educational/early childhood/extended care setting with students ages 3-12 years old.
  • Possesses and willing to maintain Standard Precautions, First Aid, CPR, TB test and Physical, 15 hours of Professional Development and any other requirements dictated by our daycare license.
  • Able to commit to daily schedule: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Monday - Friday).

Personal Qualities:

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with families and colleagues
  • Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety
  • Enjoy building relationships with students and their families
  • Provide a warm environment and possess an innate desire to nurture PreK full-day students during the afternoon

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: sgaudet@css.org

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: 
Fundraising and Communications Assistant (Temporary; Short-term: August 14 - December 31, 2018)
Description:  To support The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising and communications/marketing initiatives.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Annual Fund with Raiser’s Edge database coordinator in the preparation of mailings, merges, processing gifts, acknowledgments and tracking goals.
  • Curate photos, pictures, and videos to create and schedule social media posts across multiple platforms
  • Assist in the layout of parent newsletter through layout and content creation in Constant Contact
  • Implement website updates using a content management system and Siteimprove plugin
  • Coordinate event support for donor receptions, parents association events, alumni reunion weekend (September 21-23, 2018), yearbook picture days, gala committee and prep, etc.
  • Create in-house flyers and branded posts incorporating style guidelines and branding standards
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This position is a part-time, hourly position for up to 25-30 hours per week. Some nights and weekends required. There are no benefits attached with this position.

Hourly: $10.20 to $12.00/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: arunte@css.org

Prep/Line Cook/Dishwasher

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: Prep/Line Cook/Dishwasher
Description: Never work weekends! Monday- Friday 9:00am-3:00PM. This job will be available August 8, 2018. Brand new Hobart Dishwasher purchased August of 2017.

This person will be expected to help Head and Sous chef with daily responsibilities and prep. Upon arrival for the day, you will set up the dish pit for the day and wash any dishes left over from the afternoon before. You will also help the Chef’s prep or set up the lunch line for service. We serve children in grades K-12, with four separate lunch periods. During lunch service, you are responsible for serving lunch and doing dishes. You will also be required to clean in the dish pit and around the kitchen as it is needed. During lunch service on occasion, you will be required to fry some food items using a two-barrel high temp fryer. Experience with this machine is a plus. Your day concludes with a continued cleaning of all surfaces and dishes and dish pit. If extra prep is required of you this is also the time of day that it would be required. I want to also add that in the event of the Head Chef or Sous chef absence you would fill in and complete the day’s tasks and get the kids fed lunch for the day.

This position is 25-30 hours a week. There are no benefits attached to this position and you would have school breaks off. This includes a week for Thanksgiving, Spring break, and an extended Winter Break.

Experience dishwashing is a required! You will be required to pass a background check as well.

Hourly: $10.20 to $12.00/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: athompson@css.org
Contact: Chef Allison Thompson at athompson@css.org

Sous Chef

Posting Date: July 13, 2018
Position: Sous Chef
Description: Never work Weekends! Monday- Friday 9:00AM-3:30PM. Sous Chef will assist the head chef with daily tasks. You will prep salad bar and deli items daily for freshness. The sous chef is responsible for setting up the salad bar daily and preparing some of our grab and go and deli made items including using the slicer regularly to slice meats. The sous chef is also responsible for most of the baking/pastry work done in the kitchen. We make many things from scratch and try to use local and organic whenever we can. You will assist with the service of lunch to all grade levels K-12. You will help to keep the hot line stocked during service and at times charge for items sold. The sous chef will be expected to learn all of our prices and be able to run and operate the computer for cashier sales. You will also have the usual end of the day clean up and prep including sweeping, mopping and deep cleaning your area of work. I expect that this person understands FIFO rules in the cooler and dry storage. I expect that this person is comfortable with a knife and a slicer.

Our main clients are children of all ages. If you are not comfortable with kids or cannot pass a background check please do not apply for this job.

This is an hourly paid position and there are no benefits attached to this job. You will have major holidays and weekends off. You will also have a summer break and longer Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. This position does pay for 5 Holiday throughout the year that you will not work. Consider this an extra week of pay on us.

The School is looking for someone who has experience working in an industrial scale kitchen. Prefer at least 2 years experience in management, but not required.

You must have a reliable mode of transportation to get you to and from work.

***The person applying for this job should also be aware that they are to step into the Head Chefs position in her absence. This means that you open the kitchen, get it up and running and execute the daily menu in some shorter form for the day. Then close the kitchen, ready for the next day of service. The Colorado Springs School has access to temporary help and they can be called upon to work for the day as well. When you are required to fill in the head chef you will be paid an extra $3/ hourly then your stated wage for all the hours you work. Please know that this is extremely important. If the head chef is out for any reason, we must still work together as a team to get lunch done and served to the kids. Health and safety standard regulations will be required to be upheld at all times.

Hourly: $10.20 to $13.50/hour
Benefits: None
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: athompson@css.org
Contact: Chef Allison Thompson at athompson@css.org

Faculty

While CSS has minimal faculty and staff turnover, we are always interested in the reviewing the qualifications and experience, of enthusiastic teachers for PreKindergarten through 12th grade. If you are interested in being part of a faculty that engages students through active, hands-on learning, and individual attention then email your resume and references as PDF documents to our HR Department.

The Colorado Springs School is an equal opportunity employer.

 
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