Professional Development Center Associate

Job description & application process

Do you believe in the power of young people, educators, and communities to enact changes they want to see in education? Are you able to activate individual and community brilliance? Would you like to work at an intentionally-diverse, full-scholarship boarding school based on antiracism, relationships, and beloved community?

POSITION TITLE:  Professional Development Associate

REPORTS TO:  Director of Professional Development 

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Professional Development Associate is responsible for facilitating educational change rooted in the power and voice of young people, educators, and communities with a relentless antiracist, social justice lens.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Masters degree; antiracist and social justice analysis of education; excellent facilitation skills; deep foundation of experience in, and understanding of, public schools; experience with multiple frameworks for facilitating educational empowerment and change; connections with networks and individuals committed to liberatory educational change; ability to work collaboratively with students, Eagle Rock colleagues, and networks of external partners; experience working with diverse young people including individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of young people; the embodiment of an antiracist, social justice commitment; team mentality; adept interpersonal skills; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; boundless energy; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job. 


  • Facilitate change processes and professional learning: With an antiracist lens and commitment to empowerment, the PDC Associate facilitates learning spaces for external and internal stakeholders. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating cohorts of changemakers to cultivate capacity and connection in order to make changes that lead to liberatory education for high schoolers. In addition, the PDC Associate teaches in our alternative licensure program, may co-teach courses for Eagle Rock students, and facilitates organization-wide professional learning. 
  • Engage as a member of the professional development team:  The PDC Associate works together with the rest of the PDC team to develop vision and strategy, and implement various initiatives and projects including accreditation, metrics and outcomes, and internal team meetings.
  • Facilitate accreditation and reauthorization processes: Facilitate accreditation processes, including written reports, annual updates, and hosting the visits from accreditation teams; every five years, compile the materials necessary to demonstrate that our alternative licensure program is in compliance with Colorado Department of Education guidelines, and host the visit for the reauthorization team.
  • Participate in our 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.

Essential Physical Job Functions

The person in this position will: regularly operate a computer, frequently communicate with students and staff, and frequently move about campus grounds – including ascending/descending stairs. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, and may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Travel for work may be required.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package: 

  • Salary range for this position: $50,000-$80,000, based on education and experience. 
  • Annual Bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision plan 
  • Vacation/sick time/additional paid time off
  • 401(k) 
  • Attractive vehicle lease and purchase program 
  • Educational assistance program available

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as one document submitted through  Clarifying questions can be sent to  No phone calls, please.  We will ONLY accept electronic submissions through the link above. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.

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.