Job Postings

Colorado Academy offers rewarding teaching, administrative, and staff opportunities for talented and visionary individuals. If no positions are listed below, please continue to watch for openings that best suit your qualifications.
 
If you would like to submit an application for a position that is not currently available, we accept applications at any time. We prefer individuals with a Master's degree in the subject area of their intended teaching, or a teaching certificate (from any state), plus a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience. Applicants that have completed a Master’s program with teaching preparation may require fewer years of classroom experience.

Please send a letter of application and resume to:
Michael Davis, Ph.D.
Head of School
Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, Colorado 80235
barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
 
Note your name and subject or grade level in the subject line of your email.

In addition to job listings posted here, CA's Summer Camp is hiring camp counselors, swim instructors, tennis instructors, archery instructors, drama instructors, music instructors. Visit http://coloradoacademysummer.org/employment-2/ for information. 

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  • Boettcher Teacher Resident

    The Boettcher Teacher Residency program is seeking intern candidates for placement at Colorado Academy (CA) in the Upper School (grades 9-12) for the 2016-17 school year. Applicants must have a desire to join the teaching profession as well as pursue alternative licensure with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement through Colorado Department of Education.

    The Boettcher Resident teacher at CA will gain an understanding of how to promote intellectual excitement and inspire students to develop inquisitive and self-directed minds. Using design thinking and other innovative practices, the appropriate candidate will learn to craft their classroom practices and create appropriate academic challenges for students that are balanced by support and encouragement. Over the course of one school year, the resident teacher will take on steadily increasing responsibilities as their skills and confidence grow, while working with and co-teaching with skilled mentor teachers. With ongoing feedback and support from both their mentor teachers and field directors, residents participate in all aspects of the teaching process. They learn to help students with a wide range of abilities and share in celebrating diversity within the classroom. Resident teachers take 225 hours of course work on Thursdays throughout the year in order to obtain licensure through the state of Colorado, and they receive a Masters degree in Education from Adams State University. Resident teachers pay tuition to be enrolled in the program, financial aid is available. Additionally, resident teachers receive a $5,100 scholarship from Colorado Academy.

    At the foot of the Rockies, Colorado Academy is a co-ed independent day school in southwest Denver serving 940 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Rich in both tradition and the spirit of innovation, CA offers a college preparatory program that emphasizes the basic disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences while providing opportunities for advanced work areas of a student’s interest and special competence. The school emphasizes 21st century skills. CA is a place where teachers cultivate in each student the confidence to experiment, think independently, and work cooperatively with others, and the school is excited to offer the same experience to resident teachers. Visit the school’s website to learn more: www.coloradoacademy.org.

    CA Students are:
    . Highly motivated students of above average to exceptional ability seeking academic challenge.
    . 100% of our graduates attend four- year colleges and universities; 142 new students from throughout the metro area, across the country, and internationally began the 2013-2014 school year.
    . A diverse student body (racial/ ethnic diversity: 22%) comes from throughout the metropolitan and suburban areas.
    Teachers are:
    . 107 faculty members; 69% have advanced degrees.
    . Faculty average is 19 years of classroom experience and 12 years at CA.
    Classes are:
    . Average class size: 16/Maximum class size: 21
    . Pre-Kindergarten: 25-30 students with three full-time teachers and access to specialists in art, music, PE, technology, library, and science 1-to-3 times a week.
    Upper School:
    . Students cycle through daily classes of math; English; social studies; French, German, Spanish or Mandarin; art elective; science; and athletics.
    . Class sizes range from 5 to 20, depending upon the period, with the average class size at 16.

    If interested in a placement at CA please send cover letter and resume to Barb Eckler (barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org), and learn more about the Boettcher Teacher Residency program at: http://www.boettcherteachers.org/how-to-apply/application-instruction/.
  • Bus Driver

    Description
    Operations, Transportation Department

    12-month position with non-student days off
    Competitive hourly wage with benefits package
    28-30 hours per week

    Colorado Academy is seeking highly motivated, professional school bus driver/relief driver applicants. Responsible for safely driving a school bus, abiding by all rules and regulations set forth by Colorado Academy and Federal and State Governments. Candidates must be able to maintain safe and proper student conduct during route. They must also accurately prepare and submit all necessary records and reports, perform pre and post trip inspections and clean buses for every shift. Candidates must be willing to provide office assistance as required. If interested, please come ready to be part of a professional, team-oriented, hard working atmosphere.

    Qualifications

    Driving safely is most important qualification
    Minimum 21 years of age
    High School graduate or equivalent
    Must possess a current Colorado CDL Class B – SP2
    Motor Vehicle Record must meet school safety standards
    Must pass Department of Transportation physical exam
    Must pass Criminal Background Check
    Being a highly motivated team player with professional attitude is necessary.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact:
    Jesse Schumacher, Director of Operations
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    phone: 303-914-2534
    fax: 303/914-2505
    jesse.schumacher@coloradoacademy.org

    Or call Liz Gonzalez to receive an application at 303-914-2536.

    Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.
  • Grounds Maintenance Technician

    Description
    Full-time, 12-month position in the operations department. This position reports to the Director of Operations and performs campus grounds maintenance and repair duties necessary to maintain campus grounds in exceptional condition. Searching for a highly adaptable and flexible team-oriented person.

    Qualifications

    Three years of related experience in grounds maintenance. Advanced certification(s) in areas of landscape care desired.

    Duties
    • Operates power equipment such as ride-on mowers, tractors and a multitude of landscape power tools.
    • Cuts grass, trims bushes, pulls weeds.
    • Plants grass/sod, prunes and plants trees, trims and plant shrubs, and maintains flower beds.
    • Maintains irrigation systems including installation, repairs and troubleshooting.
    • Skillsets in one or more of the following highly desired: turf maintenance, irrigation tech, tree care, flowerbed care
    • Snow Removal
    • Other duties as necessary to assist Director of Operations

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact:
    Jesse Schumacher, Director of Operations
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    phone: 303-914-2534
    fax: 303/914-2505
    jesse.schumacher@coloradoacademy.org

    Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.
  • Operations Department Administrative Assistant

    Description
    Full-time, 12-month position in the operations department. This position reports to the Director of Operations and provides clerical and administrative assistance for all functional areas of the operations department.

    Qualifications

    Good written and verbal communication skills and experience with computer applications such as word processing, email, and spreadsheets. Prior experience in the construction industry will be helpful.

    Duties
    • Provide full clerical support to the Director of Operations including maintaining a calendar and scheduling appointments.
    • Screen and route work orders, correspondence and telephone calls from administrators, employees, parents and vendors.
    • Assist with processing of payroll and accounts payable for the department.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a resume to:
    Jesse Schumacher
    Director of Operations
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    E-mail: jesse.schumacher@coloradoacademy.org
    FAX: 303-914-2505 

    Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.
  • Summer Programs Office Assistant

    Description
    Performs administrative duties for the summer programs at Colorado Academy. This is a seasonal position from approximately mid-May to early August. The position is a non-exempt position as defined by the Department of Labor.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Provides assistance to parents for continuing registrations and changes to schedules
    • Responsible for tracking campers who arrive late and who are picked up early
    • Prepares attendance reports, rosters and camper name tags
    • Maintains file of waivers for off-campus programs
    • Processes cash receipts and forwards payments to the business office
    • Delivers messages to campers
    • Fields all incoming calls and delivers a high quality of customer service

    Qualifications

    • Enthusiastic and organized individual who enjoys working with kids and adults.
    • Must Pass Criminal Background Check

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Jenny Wilczewski
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: jenny.wilczewski@coloradoacademy.org
    Phone: 303-914-2531
  • Summer School Math & Reading Teacher

    Description
    We are seeking an experienced educator with a substantial background in primary education to facilitate summer math and reading support groups for entering grades 4 through 7. This is a summer season position lasting from June 6 through July 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of classroom experience, including a strong background in mathematics and reading instruction.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jenny Wilczewski at jenny.wilczewski@coloradoacademy.org
  • Summer School Swim Instructor

    Description
    We are seeking an experienced swim instructor to plan and facilitate teaching objectives & methods that support our advanced swim program. This is an afternoon and seasonal position lasting from June 6 through July 22, 2016, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will provide a high level of quality instruction to children entering first through sixth grade, improving and refining individual skills related to effective swimming skills and strokes.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jenny Wilczewski at jenny.wilczewski@coloradoacademy.org

Non-Discrimination Policy

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected classifications defined by the State of Colorado and local laws. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.