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 Resident Teacher (English & History)

    The Boettcher Teacher Residency program at Colorado Academy is seeking candidates for placement at Colorado Academy (CA) in the humanities departments in the Upper School (grades 9-12) for the 2017-18 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 team teaching with skilled mentor teachers in the history and English departments.

    With ongoing feedback and support from both their mentor teacher and site coordinator, the resident at CA will 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 for three weeks prior to the school year and during the year on Tuesday nights and Thursdays 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 in 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
    • A diverse student body (racial/ ethnic diversity: 22%) from 63 zip codes in the Denver metro area.

    Teachers are:
    • 105 faculty members; 71% have advanced degrees.
    • Faculty average is 17 years of classroom experience and 10 years at CA.

    Upper School:
    • Students cycle through daily classes of math; English; social studies; French, German, Spanish or Mandarin; art elective; science; computer programming or innovations; and athletics.
    • Class sizes range from 5 to 20, depending upon the period, with the average class size at 14.

    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/.
  • Controller

    Description
    The Controller is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the school’s financial records including managing the accounting staff. Additional responsibilities include student billing administration, tax reporting and assisting the Business Manager in developing and monitoring the operating budget. This position starts July 1, 2017.
     
    Qualifications
    We are seeking an individual with a baccalaureate degree, or higher in accounting or business administration. Minimum of five years of related experience. The ideal candidate will possess a solid grounding in non-profit accounting policies and will have experience managing accounting staff.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Fifth Grade Teacher

    Description
    Lower School teachers (PreK-5) work in self-contained classrooms of typically 20 students each. Lower School teachers focus on three core academic areas: mathematics, language arts, and social studies. Physical education, Spanish language, science, music, art and computer technology are taught by specialists. Collaboration and communication between homeroom and specialist teachers is a high value in the Lower School.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, opportunities for professional development, and an environment of dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking an educator who is passionate about teaching fifth grade students. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of classroom experience, including a strong background and/or interest in mathematics instruction and demonstrated experience and facility with technology integration (including 1:1 iPads), curriculum development, and working collaboratively with a team. Preferred candidates will have experience teaching in one or more of these programs: Investigations, the Orton Gillingham Method, or Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills with parents and colleagues, add strength to the school community, and show evidence of continuing professional development. A Master’s degree in elementary education or a related field and a teaching credential is preferred.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Middle School Athletic Coaches

    Description
    Coaches are needed for the following assignment:
    Middle School 7/8th grade Baseball Coaches

    Season runs February 13-May 5th, practices are 2:30-3:30 p.m. The team will play a 10-game season and all games will be on weekdays, generally at 4:00 p.m.
    Qualifications
    Highly motivated, team players interested in teaching the game with character.
    Experience in coaching at the high school level or beyond.
    Minimum 21 years of age.
    Motor Vehicle Record must meet school safety standards.
    Must pass Criminal Background Check.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact:
    Xan  Funk, Middle School Athletic Director
    phone: 303-914-2564
    xan.funk@coloradoacademy.org
  • Upper School Engineering & Math

    Description
    Colorado Academy is seeking a full time Engineering and Math instructor beginning in August 2017.

    •Design and lead hands-on, project-based learning experiences for upper school students in the following areas:
    ? Robotics and Electronics
    ? Digital Design and Fabrication
    ? Collaborative Design Process
    ? Engineering Skills and Concepts
    •Teach two math courses per year (any level from Algebra 1 to Precalculus)
    •Teach two electives per trimester in any of the four topic areas noted above
    •Co-lead the school's Design and Engineering Club and/or Robotics Club
    •Assist in managing the school's Innovation Lab/maker space and the associated materials and equipment
    •Teach existing curriculum as needed, and develop new, innovative curricula that explores one of the above topics with the appropriate level of breadth and depth
    •Support a learning environment that is safe, respectful, conducive to hands-on learning and exploration and practicing proper work habits, and enjoyable and inspiring for students and adults alike.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, opportunities for professional development, and an environment of dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a math, science, engineering, or technology-related field is required.

    A minimum of 4 years of teaching experience is required; subject area experience and a willingness to develop instructional skills will also be considered. Substantial experience in guiding hands-on, project-based learning is required.

    Knowledge of electronics, robotics systems, and programming languages such as Python, C++, or Java
    is essential. Experience with the following is preferred, but not required:
    •Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other robotics platforms
    •2D and 3D CAD software
    •3D printing
    •Wood and/or metal working
    •CNC mills and laser cutters/engravers

    This position requires someone who can work with students independently or entire classes of 10-20 students, and adjust to their needs, interests and abilities as needed. The ideal candidate will also have an aptitude and inclination to learn new and complex technology and will pursue professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Upper School English Instructor (Grades 9-12)

    Description
    This full-time assignment consists of 4 sections of English, which may include World Literature, American Literature, AP English Literature, upper-level electives, and an advisory.

    The Upper School program combines a strong college preparatory academic curriculum with extensive and challenging programs in athletics, community service, and fine arts. Students graduating from the Upper School apply to and are accepted at selective colleges throughout the United States. Small classes, high standards, plenty of extra help, and an abiding belief that the most successful learners are the most active and involved learners, make the Upper School years the best kind of capstone to a student’s pre-collegiate education. Learning is not confined to the classroom: we have an experiential-interim program, student generated club activities, and a community service program. Learning opportunities abound, shared with friends and committed teachers.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, opportunities for professional development, and an environment of dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

    Qualifications

    A minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience is required or the equivalent teacher preparation (MAT)/Internship Program. Ability to effectively integrate technology (such as iPads) into the classroom. Master’s degree preferred. Coaching abilities are a plus.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@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.
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