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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  • Advancement Officer, Leadership Giving

    Description
    A steward of Colorado Academy’s mission and values, the Advancement Officer is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of leadership level gifts to the school. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing the Leadership Giving Program to meet CA’s major gifts fundraising goals and to build the school’s individual donor base. The person in this position is responsible for direct solicitation of gifts, for stewarding an active portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, and for coordinating with other staff and members of the Board of Trustees in additional cultivation.

    This position requires a high level of social interaction with the ability to nurture relationships, manage multiple projects and deadlines, and travel or attend evening events as needed on behalf of the school. The Advancement Officer serves as a member of the development team. An advocate for the school, the Advancement Officer will be asked to represent the institution among its senior volunteer leadership and key and influential donors and prospects.

    This full-time, non-exempt position starts July 1, 2017.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Identify, research, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of prospects, including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
    • Solicit individual gifts from prospective major donors as assigned, through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach events, face-to-face meetings, and special events.
    • Establish long-term relationships with major donors.
    • Develop portfolios of prospects for cultivation and solicitation by the Head of School, select members of the Board of Trustees, and other staff, and provide on-going support, appropriate accountability, and strategic counsel to each to support their successful cultivation and solicitation.
    • Assist in planning, budgeting, and development of goals and strategies for the Leadership Giving program.
    • Provide direct support to the Head of School for major donor related responsibilities, including scheduling meetings with donors, writing donor communications, etc.
    • Coordinate Annual Campaign solicitation of major donor prospects with the Director of Annual Campaign.
    • Play a lead or support role in drafting content for and/or submitting grant proposals.
    • Coordinate with the Parent Association to ensure that donor development plans and fundraising events feed into development of the Leadership Giving.
    • Plan, track, and report on individual and departmental work in support of organizational coordination and synergy.
    • Identify and implement opportunities for donor recognition, stewardship, and appreciation.
    • Contribute content for organizational communications and marketing materials, such as the website and monthly e-newsletter.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree required. At least five years of experience in development/fundraising, including major gifts fundraising.
    • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors, parents, and students.
    • Excellent attention to details and follow through as demonstrated through effective project management experience.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to persuasive and to motivate; ability to be diplomatic.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and good judgment.
    • Experience and familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge preferred.
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills. Highly self-motivated and directed.
    • Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
    • Familiarity with educational institutions, preferably independent schools.

    Working Conditions
    • Physical requirements include ability to spend hours listening and talking; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; driving frequently to meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials, with occasional night or weekend work, ability to attend evening school events, or work long days or overnight travel.

    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
  • 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/.
  • Co-Director of College Counseling

    Description
    Colorado Academy, an independent Pre-K-12 day school in Denver, seeks a Co-Director of College Counseling to begin August 2017. This is an eleven-month, administrative position. CA’s Co-Director of College Counseling shares responsibility for planning and coordinating services and programs for the College Counseling Office, managing the budget and staff, and interfacing with college admissions offices/professional associations and on-campus offices regarding policies, procedures, and programs as well as applications of students. The Co-Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of School.

    Requirements
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and management skills
    • A collaborative/empathetic style and counseling expertise with both parents and students
    • Flexibility, high energy, and a sense of humor
    • Extensive knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions and financial aid policies.
    • Strong tech skills and knowledge of Naviance
    • Significant experience in independent school college counseling and/or selective college admission.
    • Masters degree preferred

    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Co-leading a team consisting of another Co-Director, Associate Director, and Office Assistant.
    • Counseling, advising, and supporting a class of approximately 105 students through the college application and financial aid processes, while managing a personal caseload of approximately 35 students each year. This includes writing the school letter of recommendation for each of those students and reviewing their application essays.
    • Providing general guidance and programs to students and parents in lower grade levels.
    • Communicating and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals, meeting with them as they visit CA’s campus each year.
    • Preparing year-end reports for the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
    • Maintaining College Office website and social media accounts.
    • Serving on the senior Administrative Team and Department Chairs Committee.
    • Representing the school at events and activities that promote the image of the school.
    • Maintaining a national presence at conferences and in professional organizations while participating in professional development opportunities that keep the college counseling office abreast of issues in college admissions and education, in general.
    • Meeting the ethical standards of the college admission profession as articulated by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
    • Sharing in the day-to-day life of the school community and furthering the school’s mission.
    • Fulfilling other responsibilities as deemed appropriate for the position.

    Our Upper School Program
    The Upper School program at CA combines a strong college preparatory academic curriculum with extensive 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, which makes the Upper School years the best kind of capstone to a student’s pre-collegiate education.

    To Apply
    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter explaining their interest and qualifications, resume, and contact information for three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 S. Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • 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. This position starts August 2017.

    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
  • Lower & Middle School Visual Arts Teacher (Grades 4-8)

    Description
    This is a full-time, 10-month position beginning August 2017. This position reports to the Director of Visual and Performing Arts.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Teaches students in grades 4-8 in a progressive, skill-based and expressive arts curriculum
    • Establishes goals and learning objectives for courses of study following department-wide curriculum guidelines
    • Maintains discipline, realistic rules of conduct, and a suitable learning environment in the classroom and on campus
    • Evaluates student progress and performance in art, as well as in areas of social interaction, behavior, and emotional growth
    • Communicates students’ performance to parents, the Director of Arts, and the Divisional Head
    • Maintains assessment records for each student and prepares reports as required by school
    • Makes referrals to the school counselor when appropriate
    • Attends all departmental and divisional meetings and development days
    • Organizes classroom to present a positive and child centered learning environment
    • Participates in the department’s role of displaying art throughout the school and maintaining a digital student art portfolio

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

    Qualifications

    A Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education is required, plus a minimum of three years of experience teaching visual arts in a school setting.

    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 Director

    Description
    This full-time, eleven-month position requires an individual who is highly organized and comfortable working primarily with MS students, their parents and the Faculty. The Middle School Athletic Director handles emails, calls and inquiries to the Athletic Department, and as a result, is often first contact many families and the public has with the school. The MS AD works closely with the Director of Athletics, overseeing the daily MS athletics schedule as well as the daily workings of the school, helping to manage the competitive sports calendar, transportation, special events, referees, scheduling/confirming games and other duties as assigned. This position starts August 1, 2017. (Transition period in June preferable.)

    The Athletic program is highly rigorous with an attention to teaching character, perseverance, and hard work through different ACIS sanctioned sports and non-competitive activities.

    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 individual with the following tools or traits:
    • Positive, team player.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
    • Three or more years working in the school environment, with specific athletic experience. Independent school experience a plus.
    • Coaching/teaching experience
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Expert written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong decision-making skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Self-starter.
    • Ability to interact with others in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure, while remaining flexible
    • Ability to understand and manipulate the school website for communication and scheduling purposes (training provided)
    • Potential teaching responsibilities

    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
  • Music Instructor - Kindergarten through Grade 6

    Description
    Full-time vocal/general music instructor for
    Kindergarten through Grade 6
    Beginning in August 2017
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Teaches students in grades K through 6 in a progressive skilled based program utilizing Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly as well as instruction in choral presentation
    • Establishes goals and learning objectives for courses of study following department-wide curriculum guidelines
    • Maintains discipline, realistic rules of conduct, and a suitable learning environment
    • Evaluates student progress and performance in music, as well as in areas of social interaction, behavior, and emotional growth, and communicates students’ performance to parents, the Director of Arts, and the Divisional Head
    • Maintains assessment records for each student and prepares reports as required by school
    • Makes referrals to the school counselor when appropriate
    • Attends all departmental and divisional meetings and development days
    • Organizes classroom to present a positive and child centered learning environment
    • Participates in the department’s role of presenting performances for families and the community

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

    Qualifications

    Strong vocal background with proficiency in piano
    Experience with Choral/choir instruction to young voices
    Background in Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly
    Organizational skills important to coordinate and plan musical programs, concerts, and schedules
    Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education required; Master’s degree 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
  • Reading Support Teacher—Part Time

    Description
    The reading support position interfaces primarily with homeroom teachers and the Literacy Specialist/Coach to plan and execute a variety of exercises/activities to improve student literacy skills. This teacher will teach targeted literacy intervention to small groups using research-based strategies and resources, and will maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date management records of student progress.

    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 working with Lower School students. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of classroom experience, including a strong background in early literacy and literacy intervention strategies (including Orton Gillingham) and demonstrated collaboration and communication skills.

    A teaching credential in elementary education and professional development or graduate credits in elementary literacy 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
  • Upper School Computer Science and Robotics Teacher (Grades 9-12)

    Description
    Colorado Academy is seeking a dynamic and passionate, full-time Computer Science instructor beginning in August 2017.

    Candidates for this position should have a solid understanding of the following topics and enthusiasm for developing new, innovative curricula for a High School Computer Science and Robotics program at Colorado Academy:
    • Python programming language
    • Willingness to learn or experience with: Swift, Java, and JavaScript
    • Robotics and electronics
    • Arduino programming

    Qualifications

    A Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a computer science, engineering, math or technology-related field is required.
    A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is required. Substantial experience in guiding hands-on, project-based learning is required.
    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.
    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
  • Upper School French Teacher (part-time, with possibility of full-time)

    Description
    CA seeks a dynamic, creative, globally-focused French teacher to join its faculty beginning in August 2017. This part-time (40%) position consists of teaching two sections of French (which may include any level of French) with a possibility for full-time if the candidate also has teaching ability in one of the following areas: Spanish, Chinese, World History, Math or Computer Science.

    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 2 years high school classroom teaching experience in French is required or the equivalent teacher preparation (MAT)/Internship Program. Coaching abilities are desirable.
    Successful candidates will also be familiar with the nuances of a college preparatory curriculum while striving to be innovative in her/his teaching practices. And because CA’s classrooms are technology-enhanced, student-centered, and increasingly inquiry-based, we seek candidates who have demonstrated experience using technology as a creative component in their work.

    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 Mathematics Teacher (Grades 9-12)

    Description
    CA seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative mathematics teacher to join a collegial department as a full-time member effective August 2017. A full-time position consists of four sections of mathematics and an advisory. The likely teaching assignment for this position will include Geometry.

    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 successful candidate will be not only mathematically prepared to teach a college preparatory curriculum from beginning Algebra through AP Calculus and/or AP Statistics but also one who strives to be innovative in his/her teaching and is willing to explore current “best practices” in CA’s technology-enhanced, student-centered, and increasingly investigation-based classrooms. We seek those candidates having demonstrated experience using various technologies (e.g., iPad, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI calculators, etc.) on various platforms as a regular component of classroom practice. Coding experience desirable, but not required.

    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

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