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High School Science Teacher -Part Time

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Boulder, CO, USA Remote

Part time

High School

Aug 2

High School Science Teacher | July 2022

Job Title: High School Science Teacher

Program: High School

Reports to: High School Administrator

Date: July 2022

The Opportunity:

Shining Mountain Waldorf High School is at an exciting point in its 40-year history. We have recently received approval

from the City of Boulder to develop a new state-of-the-art high school campus, adjacent to the existing lower school

campus. As such, the school has been deeply engaged in a revisioning process for the past several months to rediscover

our unique, contemporary identity and to identify several capstone pilot program opportunities.

We are now seeking a dynamic, student-centered part-time High School Science teacher to begin in July 2022. We are

searching for candidates who are interested in pioneering a new vision, those who thrive in environments of innovation

and change. Educators who bring a record of success in the classroom in their given discipline and an interest in sharing

their passions with adolescents. Ideal candidates will be creative, team players, with diverse interests, and a willingness

to engage in the life of our school community. Ultimately, we seek those that will inspire a love of learning and a love of

life in future generations of SMWHS students.


Shining Mountain Waldorf School, founded in 1983, is an accredited Pre-K-12 nonprofit independent school located in

Boulder, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are recognized for our academic depth, experiential

learning, artistic integration, wilderness experiences, and strong athletic program. Our school is about an hour’s drive to

Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are close to world-class hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A college

town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and Naropa University, as well as numerous local organizations that

provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, environmental initiatives,

sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table dining, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.


Position Summary

The High School Science Teacher works in collaboration with the Faculty, High School Administrator, and Pedagogical

Director in the development and execution of a phenomenologically based science program that draws acutely on

observation as a means to discovery and learning. This part-time position includes instruction in 2 Biology (4 weeks, 90

minutes/day) classes in embryology and functional anatomy, and 2 Earth Science (4 weeks, 90 minutes/day) classes in

Climatology and Geology. Additionally, the position may include ancillary responsibilities such as advising students,

leading clubs, chaperoning field trips, participating in faculty committees, and engaging positively in the cultural life of

the school. Shining Mountain Waldorf High School is a highly collaborative environment and encourages strong

relationships, inclusivity, input, and innovation within the teaching and student community.


Education and Qualifications / Regulations

● Master’s Degree in education or specified subject area preferred.

● A minimum of four years of teaching experience.

● Waldorf teaching and and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

● A love of adolescents.

● Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues, and an interest in active community

engagement.

● A strong commitment to equity and inclusion.

● Demonstrated teaching capacity in experiential and project-based learning.

● A commitment to continued learning, i.e., Waldorf and general educational trends, research-based learning

models, educational technology, curriculum development, learning standards, multicultural education, and

current best practices.

● Organizational and computer skills essential.

● An ability to hit the ground running.


Additional Responsibilities:

In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may be required to carry out other duties

necessary to the fulfillment of the school’s mission, strategies, and agreements.


Work Setting

● General classroom, field trip, and outdoor environments

● Occasional weekend and evening hours


Salary, Hours, and Benefits

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program, including support for professional

development, tuition remission for enrolled children, family medical and dental plans, and retirement savings options.

● Part Time teaching position


Physical Requirements

● The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job,

the employee must be able to perform:

○ Lift 25 pounds, bending, stretching

○ Mobility to move boxes

○ Work within an office setting

● Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential

functions.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including

current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.


Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining,

developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity,

disability, familial status, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status,

veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work

environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity

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