Employment

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A residential school is a complex place. 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

Residential Life Program Coordinator

Do you believe in an educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their gifts and passions, rather than enforcing compliance? Would you like to empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them in a deep and critical way?  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 active learning opportunities for our students.  We care about each other’s success, our students’ 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 focus on managing behaviors, or that students are “broken” and they need to be fixed, we’re 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 deep desire to work on both school wide initiatives and with individual students, you’re up for developing a robust residential life experience in the evenings and weekends, and you have ambitions to impact secondary education nationally, we want to hear from you.

POSITION TITLE:  Residential Life Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Associate Director of Students

STATUS:  Exempt

OVERVIEW: The Residential Life Program Coordinator serves as part of Eagle Rock’s student services team to actualize the values of Eagle Rock School. In general the position works with the Student Services team to support the development and delivery of a robust residential life curriculum in support of the students’ experience outside of the classroom, with specific emphasis on evening and weekend time.

The Residential Life Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall stewardship of the living village, houseparents support, and service learning. Primary areas of responsibility include residential life curriculum and houseparent team support with a focus on the integration of personal growth, student activities and wellness.  

REQUIRED ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Able to adapt to the lifestyle required for working and living at a communal, residential high school
  • Is knowledgeable and has experience working with adolescents
  • Proficient in restorative practices and other strategies for working with adolescents (e.g. trauma)
  • Demonstrated ability to build healthy relationships with adolescents and adults
  • Crisis management skills
  • Support the physical health and hygiene of students
  • Ability to put together presentations and/or design classroom experiences
  • Ability to be innovative and creative
  • Ability to develop collegial relationships with colleagues and work across departments
  • Proficient in Google Docs, MS Word and Excel
  • Has working knowledge of prescription medications and street drugs

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Foster a safe and secure environment within the Living Village
  • Support, utilize, analyze and improve case management system with house teams
  • Supervise student services fellows
  • Support and coach houseparents through regular meetings
  • Insure that houseparents and students follow guidelines of the Living Village as set by the Lead Team and external regulatory agencies (e.g. Fire Marshall, etc.)
  • Advocate for houseparents and students
  • Oversee service learning opportunities as part of residential life and co-curricular experience
  • Provide a variety of activity options for students
  • Assess and improve systems within the Living Village as needed
  • Consults with the Restorative Action Support Team as needed; assist where helpful
  • Keep abreast of student behavior and provide appropriate support and interventions
  • Keep a 2p – 10p daily schedule Wednesday – Sunday. Available and on call during other hours including overnight
  • Participate actively with residential house teams including supporting advisors and being involved with intramurals sports
  • Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., music, dance, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, magic tricks, etc.)
  • The Residential Life Program Coordinator performs the primary responsibilities described above as well as actively participates in other duties related to a communal, residential high school. Such duties include but not limited to evening and weekend duty, community meetings, chores, intramurals, service projects and transportation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required/Master’s degree prefered from an accredited college or university. Three (3) years of experience in youth development, advocacy, and direct services. Experience in program coordination and after-school program preferred.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to info@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, and our timeline is flexible. We are receiving and considering applications immediately.

Eagle Rock School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Eagle Rock School proactively seeks a diverse workplace and therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.


Context of the Position Opening

Student Services Program Manager

Do you believe in an educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their gifts and passions, rather than enforcing compliance? Would you like to empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them in a deep and critical way?  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 active learning opportunities for our students.  We care about each other’s success, our students’ 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 focus on managing behaviors, or that students are “broken” and they need to be fixed, we’re 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 deep desire to work on both school wide initiatives and with individual students, you’re up for developing a robust residential life experience in the evenings and weekends, and you have ambitions to impact secondary education nationally, we want to hear from you.

POSITION TITLE:  Student Services Program Manager

REPORTS TO:  Director of Students

STATUS:  Exempt

OVERVIEW: The Student Services Program Manager serves as part of Eagle Rock’s student services team.  In general the position works under the direction of the school leadership team to support the development and delivery of a robust residential life curriculum in support of the students’ experience outside of the classroom, with specific emphasis on evening and weekend time.

The Student Services Program Manager works with and reports to the Director of Students to support Eagle Rock’s student services team, which includes supporting and/or direct supervision in admissions; Restorative Action Support Team; health, wellness, and counseling; residential life program; advisory and case management; student leadership; work-based learning; personal growth; and student activities.

REQUIRED ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Able to adapt to the lifestyle required for working and living at a communal, residential high school
  • Is knowledgeable and has experience working with adolescents
  • Has a working knowledge of restorative practices and other strategies for working with adolescents (e.g. trauma)
  • Demonstrated ability to build healthy relationships with adolescents and adults
  • Crisis management skills
  • Ability to be innovative and creative
  • Ability to develop collegial relationships with colleagues and work across departments
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to put together presentations and/or design classroom experiences
  • Knowledge of after-school and alternative education program best practices
  • Knowledge of training principles, practices, procedures, methods and theories
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong program management skills
  • Strong presentation and training skills
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software skills
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of school-wide program
  • Ability to construct and manage program budgets

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Develops and updates instructional design of Evening Program
  • Monitors implementation of Evening Program Design
  • Updates, revises, distributes, and/or oversees revisions to policies, procedures, and handbooks
  • Develops student leadership curriculum – oversees formal student leadership roles – Mag7, Mentors, RAST
  • Develops and coordinates meetings and training for Student Services Team
  • Develops, monitors, and manages annual budget for Student Activities
  • Supports the Restorative Action Support Team
  • Prepares and distributes Restorative Action Support Team student progress and tracking forms
  • Prepares and submits program progress reports to Leadership team and the AHED Board
  • Collaborate with Instructional Team to insure programmatic congruence between classes and evening and weekend experiences
  • Foster a safe and secure environment within the Living Village
  • Work directly with Associate Director of Students and Director of Curriculum to support the ERS library
  • Meets with Director of Students and Associate Director of Students regularly
  • Assess and improve systems and supports within the Living Village as needed
  • Collaborate with Director of Curriculum to insure programmatic congruence between classes and evening and weekend experiences
  • Keeps abreast of student behavior
  • Keeps a 2p – 10p daily schedule Wednesday – Sunday. Available and on call during other hours including overnight
  • Participate actively with residential house teams including supporting advisors and being involved with intramurals sports
  • Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., music, dance, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, magic tricks, etc.)
  • The Student Services Program Manager performs the primary responsibilities described above as well as actively participates in other duties related to a communal, residential high school. Such duties include but not limited to evening and weekend duty, community meetings, chores, intramurals, service projects and transportation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Bachelor’s Degree required/Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Seven to ten years of experience in program management, youth development, and direct services.  Experience in program management and after-school program management strongly preferred.

TO APPLY  Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to info@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, and our timeline is flexible. We are receiving and considering applications immediately.

Eagle Rock School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Eagle Rock School proactively seeks a diverse workplace and therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.


Part Time Openings

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 the logistics team for a 24-day wilderness backpacking course for male and female students new to the high school. This includes (but is not limited to) working with students, supporting pre-course packing, taking a mini-bus driver training, driving to Arizona, visiting groups in the field, facilitating resupply days, helping facilitate the climbing and rappelling day, driving shuttles, and post-course wrap-up.

Dates and Locations

  • Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Forest, AZ. Jan 18 – Feb 24, 2018

Qualifications

  • Wilderness leadership experience preferred.
  • Clean driving record and experience driving multi passenger vehicles (15 passenger vans and/or mini busses).
  • Current WFR & CPR
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work long hours in difficult and stressful conditions.
  • Experience with NOLS/Outward Bound/WEA or comparable org. helpful.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including a mix of GLBT students; students from low and middle income backgrounds; students from suburban, urban, and rural settings; and students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings preferred. Student ages range from 15-19.
  • Familiar with Southwest desert and/or Rocky Mountain terrain preferred but not required.

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

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, send a resume, cover letter, list of references (at least 1 from a supervisor) to Eliza Wicks-Arshack, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, 2750 Notaiah Rd., Estes Park, CO  80517, or email to eliza@eaglerockschool.org

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.