Ecology/Environmental Science Faculty

Fountain Valley School: 
Fountain Valley School, a selective and diverse boarding school, educates 250 students in grades 9–12 on a beautiful 1,100-acre campus in Colorado Springs, CO. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors. 
The Opportunity: 
Fountain Valley School seeks experienced and dynamic educators for an Ecology/Environmental Science Teacher position. This position reports directly to the chair of the Science department and is responsible for teaching classes to students in 9-12 grade. Experience teaching Ecology and/or Environmental Science with a skills-driven and experiential perspective is strongly preferred. 
Teaching Duties:
  • Teach 3 sections of ninth grade Ecology/Environmental Science and one upperclassmen elective
  • Demonstrate an ability to foster sustained collaboration and professional growth within a department
  • Show an appreciation for the craft of teaching along with a passion for ecology/environmental science as a discipline
  • Experience with western prairie, water rights, and ranch management understanding preferred.
Other Duties:
  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities
  • Serve as an adviser to a small cohort of students
  • Participate in a class level retreat and help to lead a spring experiential learning trip
  • Participate in committees as assigned by school leadership
  • Serve as a dorm parent in our residential program (1 weeknight a week, 9 weekends a year)
  • Find joy in working with children and in school life
  • Engage with energy, kindness, and a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relations within and across multiple constituencies
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Environmental Science or Ecology; advanced degree or equivalent experience in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred
Working Conditions
  • COVID Vaccine Policy: Fountain Valley School requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.
Salary Range:  $36,000 - $52,000 depending on experience and degrees
Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:
Amanda Dedrick
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
fax 719.392.6138
E-mail: adedrick@fvs.edu
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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