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A residential school is a complex artlace. As the adult members of the Eagle Rock community, we are all responsible in our own way for the growth and development of the students entrusted to our care.

Each of us has a unique set of responsibilities, but we share a commitment to bring expertise and energy to all that we do. Working at Eagle Rock is not a job, it is a vocation. In selecting candidates for employment here, we look not only for exceptional talent and expertise, but also for a high level of commitment and loyalty.  In return, Eagle Rock provides professional growth opportunities; deep, meaningful, and rewarding work; and an exceptional benefits package and competitive salaries.

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Full Time Positions

Context of the Position Opening

Professional Development Center Associate at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

We seek an experienced facilitator of adult professional development who also possesses classroom-based experiences in progressive education reform models. Make a difference in public secondary education as we accelerate change through our unique asset-based approach. Design and facilitate change processes in some of the most innovative schools and organizations across the country.  The ideal candidate has the habit of improving everything they touch. We never quit looking for new ways to increase our reach and impact. We value results and metrics but only when tied to what we believe in. We are not subject to irrelevant reports from funders or government nor do we need to develop a revenue stream. We choose work we believe in and our partners request our services again and again. You will join a tight-knit team focused on performance and will be balancing much autonomy with some strong team structures. The candidate makes a lifestyle choice to travel frequently, manage multiple projects simultaneously and learn quickly. Finally, you will become a contributing member of a renowned independent boarding high school serving a diverse student body. If this sounds like you continue to the directions for how to apply.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in each of the six major areas of responsibility listed below, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to info@eaglerockschool.org.  Clarifying questions can be sent to msoguero@eaglerockschool.org. No phone calls please. We ONLY accept electronic submissions. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.

Hiring Timeline

We are committed to finding the right person.  This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process.  We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan. However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan.  We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.

Posted: Apr 13, 2018

Application Deadline:  May 25, 2018

Phone Interviews:  May 28 – Jun 8, 2018                                

Three-Day Onsite Interviews: Jun/Jul 2018         

Start Date: Sep 3, 2018

POSITION TITLE:  PDC Associate

REPORTS TO:  Director of Professional Development

JOB OBJECTIVE:  The PDC Associate serves on the Professional Development Center (PDC) team.  The position requires design and delivery of professional development around the United States while becoming a member of the Eagle Rock School (ERS) community. The PDC Associate performs the primary duties described below as well as actively participates in other duties related to a residential, community based high school. This includes a willingness to serve as a residential house parent should the need arise.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BS/BA in Education or related Degree(s), masters preferred; preferred five years teaching experience in a variety of progressive school designs; extensive experience working with adolescents; strong organizational and leadership skills; desire and ability to facilitate adult leaders through change processes.  Experience working with diverse populations of staff and students with particular experience working with communities in need. Desire to engage in a residential learning community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and facilitate professional development and change processes. Participate in internal and external professional development (PD) deliveries from pre-work, delivery and follow up.  Includes support of visiting educators, Public Allies Fellows, Eagle Rock Staff, and education partners throughout the United States. Eagle Rock has a unique assets-based approach to facilitation that focuses on helping schools and organizations implement the changes they want to make in the service of student engagement.
  •  Measuring and reporting success. Assist with design and implementation of internal metrics to assess national impact
  • Oversee accreditation processes. Lead or assist reporting for accreditation including writing, reporting and event logistics.
  •  Develop new dissemination strategies. Assist with developing new dissemination initiatives which could include webinars, web sites and other new technologies
  •  Engage as member of professional development team. Team members support any activity of any other team member including but not limited to supporting student presentations of learning, contributing blog posts, and recruiting candidates for the Public Allies fellowship. Balance autonomy with tight team structures. Willingness to step in to lead in another team member’s area of responsibility should the need arise and take on tasks as assigned by the director of professional development.
  •  Engage in residential school community. Duties related to residential school membership include participating in the following: student advisory, evening and weekend duty, community meetings, chores, service projects and house teams. Willingness to serve as a residential house parent should the need arise.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.Therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Context of the Position Opening

Do you believe in an educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their gifts and passions, rather than teaching to standardized tests and curricula? Would you like to empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them in a deep and critical way? How would you like to work with students to help them find ways to be active and healthy that energizes them?  How would you like to create exciting ways to give students access to an aquatics center and full fitness facilities that empower teens to take charge? Does a boarding school that bases its disciplinary approach on relationships and respect resonate with you?

At ERS & PDC, our teachers work together to develop empowering active learning opportunities for our students.  We care about each other’s success, our student’s experience, and work hard to constantly innovate.  We are committed to our students and through that experience, contributing to progressive secondary school reform efforts across the country. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our website (www.eaglerockschool.org) to get a better feel for the School and Professional Development Center. We’ll be honest; ERS & PDC isn’t for everybody.  If you believe students need to be “taught lessons,” you think instructors should follow a set of standard curriculum documents, or that learning should only occur during the traditional school day, this school is not for you.  If you are looking for a job rather than a lifestyle, you won’t fit here.  But if you’ve got boundless energy, an inherent trust in the ability of students, a passion for empowering young people to take charge of their health and wellness, a deep desire to work on both school wide initiatives and with individual students, you understand that learning happens beyond the classroom in the evenings and weekends, and you have ambitions to impact secondary education nationally, we want to hear from you.

POSITION TITLE:  Human Performance Instructional Specialist (IS)

REPORTS TO:  Director of Curriculum

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Human Performance Instructional Specialist serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team.  In general the position is involved in creating and delivering innovative curriculum, leading a full school morning exercise and intramural program, empowering students to take charge of their fitness through Crossfit and other approaches, overseeing the school aquatics program in and out of class time, and overall care of the facilities and resources in the department.

QUALIFICATIONS: Physical Education or related Degree(s); masters preferred, teaching experience in a wide variety of course designs and program models; extensive experience working with adolescents; strong organizational and leadership skills; desire and ability to reform educational practices.  Ability to work collaboratively both in the classroom and out with other staff. Experience working with diverse populations including a mix of LGBTQ students; students from low income backgrounds; and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings. Must be CPR/First Aid instructor and have an aquatics / lifeguard trainer background (LG, LGI, WSI, and AFO/CPO preferred,or willingness and ability to obtain).

Specific to their instructional area, the successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of work with high school students; knowledge of current trends in health, aquatics, and active living; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job. Teaching experience, experience in CES/Big Picture/Expeditionary Learning or similar progressive schools; experience with interdisciplinary curriculum design, experiential education, project-based learning, and Understanding by Design process helpful.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

*** Please refer to these 3 areas to respond to the application prompt: Please submit a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in each of the three major areas of responsibility listed below:

Curriculum:

  • Develop, implement, and oversee the health and phys-ed curriculum (including aquatics). Includes opportunity to expand current program; develop curriculum relevant to our diverse student body; co-teach interdisciplinary classes;
  • Create and deliver innovative curriculum experiences for students that integrate with various content areas and remain committed to our instructional values. Work with department instructors to develop annual plan for course offerings.
  • Collaborate with other instructors to create and implement a vision around empowering opportunities for students to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Develop curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices that are relevant to schools serving similar demographics around the country
  • Support student involvement in the PDC national work
  • Serve as part of the department team as it relates to organization wide goals and initiatives as well as daily operations, and increasing opportunities for students in the department.
  • Assist with management and maintenance of the pool, gym, fitness facilities, field of dreams and other equipment. Purchase/inventory both First Aid Supplies and intramural clothing.
  • Supervise student chores in human performance center; manage department resources; develop and maintain department budget
  • Run morning exercise, weekly intramurals, and evening activities as needed.
  • Contribute to campus safety and first aid training for staff and students, serve on the campus risk management committee
  • Co-mentor/supervise a Public Allies teaching fellow each year

Student Support

  • Support adolescents as they are confronted with a variety of issues related to their personal and academic growth
  • Create opportunities for students to participate in evening activities that excite and empower them, to increase their engagement in the community and find new ways to be learning new things
  • Participate in internal professional development to better support students

School Wide Involvement

  • Be open to working as a residential Houseparent for student housing.
  • Participate as an active member of one of the residential house teams including acting as an advisor.
  • Co-create and deliver engaging student programming opportunities as part of an evening program team. Regularly work one night a week on this team and with students.
  • Engage in weekend programming and supervision of students through the rotating weekend staff schedule.
  • Contribute to our national mission by engaging with visiting educators, facilitating work with schools around the country, and being of service to our professional development team
  • Perform other duties related to being an active community member at ERS including advisories, community meetings, service projects, house team participation, driving, and other events.
  • Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., sports, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, magic tricks, etc…).
  • Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this job description.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in each of the three major areas of responsibility listed above, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to info@eaglerockschool.org.  Clarifying questions can be sent to jenfrickey@eaglerockschool.org.  No phone calls please.  We ONLY accept electronic submissions. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.

Hiring Timeline

We are committed to finding the right person.  This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process.  We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan.  However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan.  We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.

Application Deadline:  May 4, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as we receive them)

Phone Interviews:  April 26 – May 11, 2018

Three-Day Onsite Interviews: May 2018

Start Date: September 2018

Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.Therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Context of the Position Opening

REPORTS TO: Outdoor Education Instructional Specialist

STATUS: Non-exempt. Bolder Staffing Hire/employee

The Outdoor Education Adjunct Instructor serves as part of the Student Service Team within the Human Performance and Outdoor Education (HPOE) department at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center.  In general the position is involved in: working with the New Student Wilderness Orientation program (logistical preparations, instructing and/or Course Directing 24-day wilderness courses); assisting with the technical components of adventure based classes; logistics support; managing the Wilderness Shed including equipment and food inventory and management; assist with adventure activity risk management, training, and facilitation; climbing wall management and training; assist with curriculum development; and assist with ongoing accreditation through AEE. In addition, this position includes a significant amount of time working with veteran students and other staff in our residential school setting.

Qualifications & Essential Job Functions: Extended wilderness trip (21+ day courses) leadership experience.  Experience as a lead instructor. Current WFR & CPR. Strong facilitation skills.  Experience teaching social/emotional and hard skills curriculum. Ability to work long hours in difficult and stressful conditions.  Experience with restorative practices is helpful. Excellent physical condition, ability to carry 60+lb backpack. Clean driving record and experience driving multi passenger vehicles (15 passenger vans and/or bussettes).  Experience with NOLS/Outward Bound/WEA is helpful. Experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to students from low and middle income backgrounds; LGBTQ students; students from suburban, urban, and rural settings; students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds; young people ages 15-20; students who have not found success in traditional educational settings.  Organizational skills. Mentoring and advising experience. Willingness to commit to both personal and professional growth.

Responsibilities

*** Please refer to these 4 areas to respond to the application prompt: Please submit a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in each of the three major areas of responsibility listed below::

Curriculum & Instruction responsibilities:

  • Lead Instruct/Course direct wilderness course for new students three times a year;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of outdoor education curriculum relevant to our diverse student body;
  • Create and deliver outdoor education experiences for students that integrate with various content areas and remain committed to our instructional values. Areas of instruction may include environmental science, personal growth, technical wilderness skills {rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, telemark skiing, hiking, etc.}, adventure based counseling, first aid and safety, and others depending upon expertise;
  • Create and implement programmatic ways to engage students in outdoor education opportunities outside of class time, including evenings and weekends;
  • Attend, engage in and contribute to the ongoing professional development of all instructors.
  • Support Explore Week and/or Wall Tent experience

Due Diligence:

  • Manage Wilderness Shed, climbing wall, and bike shop inventory, equipment upkeep, and repairs;
  • Develop and manage equipment protocols (check-in, check-out, billing, etc);
  • Coordinate wilderness food inventory and purchasing;
  • Supervise student chores crews;
  • Manage department resources appropriately;
  • Hold students accountable through conversation, relationships, and when appropriate, referrals to DC and/or submission of ding reports in a timely way;
  • Assist with maintenance of department budget;
  • Track expenditures and turn in receipts in a timely manner;
  • Track new student credit and verify veteran status;
  • Coordinate inventory and management of OE first aid kits and medications;
  • Assisting with ongoing risk management projects and AEE accreditation.

Student Support

  • Support adolescents as they are confronted with a variety of issues related to their personal and academic growth;
  • Create opportunities for students to participate in evening activities that excite and empower them, to increase their engagement in the community and find ways to be learning new things;
  • Participate in internal professional development to better support students.

School Wide Involvement

  • Perform other duties related to being an active community member at ERS including advisories, evening and weekend duty, community meetings, service projects, house team participation, driving, and other events;
  • Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this job description;
  • Assist with the development of special events and other recreational activities within the HPOE Program and across campus.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in each of the four major areas of responsibility listed above, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to eliza@eaglerockschool.org. Clarifying questions can be sent to eliza@eaglerockschool.org.

BSI/BP2 is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunities in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes.

Hiring Timeline

We are committed to finding the right person. This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process. We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan. However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.

Application Deadline: May 4th, 2018

Phone Interviews: May 7th – 11th 2016

Potential Onsite Interviews: May 14th-18th, 2018

Start Date: July/August/September 2018 (flexible)

Part Time Openings

Wilderness Instructor

Eagle Rock School is a co-ed, residential, tuition free, private, non-profit, full academic curriculum high school designed to work with students who chose to enroll and who have dropped out of public high school.  The school is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. The Wilderness Orientation course is required for all students as part of their first trimester.  Our program model is based upon the Outward Bound process with unique modifications to fit Eagle Rock.  The course focuses HEAVILY on personal growth and development.  Activities include backpacking, top rope rock climbing and rappelling, non-technical peak ascents, solo, trail service work, and 5-mile final run.

Responsibilities

Function as part of an instructor team for a 24-day wilderness backpacking course for students new to the high school. Participate in a week and a half on-campus pre-course orientation (this includes staff orientation. Support in gear and food packing as well as general course logistics. Drive mini-school bus to and from course area.  Practice sound risk management decision making. Serve as a mentor and role model for students, demonstrating effective communication, conflict management skills, self-reflection, etc. Familiarize yourself with Eagle Rock curriculum and facilitate gatherings and classes congruent with said curriculum. Assess students throughout course, providing feedback, coaching, and support. Write a comprehensive assessment of student performance at the end of the course.

Dates and Locations

  • Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is located in Estes Park, Colorado (2750 Notaiah Rd)
  • The course takes place in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area in Pike National Forest, Colorado.
  • Contract dates: May 18th– June 23rd 2018 (5/18-27 in Estes Park at ERS, 5/28-6/19 in the Lost Creek on course, 6/20-6/23 in Estes at ERS)

Qualifications

Extended wilderness trip (21+ day courses) leadership experience.  Current WFR & CPR, familiar with Rocky Mountain terrain. Strong facilitation skills.  Ability to work long hours in difficult and stressful conditions.  Excellent physical condition.  Clean driving record and experience driving multi passenger vehicles (15 passenger vans and/or mini busses). Experience with NOLS/Outward Bound/WEA helpful.  Experience working with diverse populations. Age ranges from 15-19.  Experience as a lead instructor desirable.  Eagle Rock School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.  ERS proactively seeks a diverse workplace and therefore members of ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Salary/Benefits

General starting salary depends on experience.  Workers Comp insurance while on contract.  Room and board during orientation week, and course wrap-up week.  Potential for work on future Eagle Rock courses.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and list of 4 professional references (2 of which must be from supervisors) to Eliza Wicks-Arshack, at eliza@eaglerockschool.org

All applications must be received by May 1st, 2018, interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

Fellowship Openings

The Public Allies Fellowship Program at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center provides twelve individuals with an advanced yearlong service and leadership development program focused on education and youth development at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center.

Through this unique service and training opportunity, Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellows will gain skills that will make them effective teachers, leadership trainers, and youth workers.

Fellows will work and live together in community with eleven other Public Allies Fellowship Program participants, students and staff at the school’s state of the art facilities in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver.

For detailed information including application materials click here.