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.
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.
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.
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
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
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