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Assistant Head of School

Juniper Ridge Community School

Grand Junction, CO, USA

Full time

$55k+ (annually)



May 11

·        Assists the Head of School in the day to day building administration and the safety and welfare of students, staff, volunteers, and activities.

·        Helps to create and maintain the mission and vision of the school

·        Assists with interviewing, making recommendations for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

·        Assists with carrying out supervisory responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

·        Supports the Head of School in setting the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the staff within the school.

·        Ensures a safe, pleasant and effective educational atmosphere, provides discipline as necessary and enforces school policy.

·        Assists with implementing policy and procedure changes from the Board, or the State and Federal level at the building level.

·        Developing and maintaining school safety procedures

·        Sits on the crisis team

·        Assists with Threat Assessments

·        Establish priorities for educational materials, works with the Director of Finance and Head of School on budgeting and purchasing

·        Instructional and curricular leadership through the development of appropriate programs and expectations

·        Evaluates performance and effectiveness of programs 

·        Serves as a member of the Student Accountability committee

·        Communicates and meets with parents to discuss student behavioral, learning problem, etc.

·        Responds to emails from teachers, parents, and community members

·        Maintains relations with parents, parent groups, and school volunteers and outside agencies.

·        Participates in district-wide activities, in-services and committees, as appropriate

·        Assists and facilitates in-service training/professional development for staff

·        Assists the Head of School to provide instructional leadership to staff including: curriculum planning, review and implementation; and professional development.

·        Oversees the continuous monitoring of student achievement

·        Insures quality instruction is taking place in all classrooms

·        Creates master schedule to effectively utilize available resources

·        Assists with directing the staff in addressing the needs of all students through differentiated instruction

·        Responds to disciplinary issues

·        Assists with working with teachers to incorporate Colorado State standards

·        Evaluates teachers and learning materials to determine areas where improvement is needed

·        Works with students using restorative practices

·        Works with the Special Education Department to assure the appropriate programming for special needs/at-risk students

·        Other duties needed in the school as assigned by the Head of School

Requirements and Skills

·        Previous leadership experience

·        Five years minimum teaching experience

·        Knowledge of school administrative processes and educational regulations

·        Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy

·        Hands-on experience with MS Office and Google Suites

·        Attention to detail

·        Great presentation and communication skills

·        Crisis management

·        Ability to coach and inspire 

·        A teaching license is preferred

·        Degree in Education or CO teacher license: Master’s degree is a plus

·        Completion of/ability to complete prior to start date the CDE READ ACT Teacher Training course

·        Possesses strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks


·        Full coverage dental, vision, Employee Assistance Program, and Appleton Clinic Membership

·        Partial coverage of catastrophic insurance. Employee pays 50% of the policy

·        Personal and sick leave time.

·        Base salary $55,000 depending on education and experience

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, copy of transcripts and degree achieved to resume@juniperridgeschool.org

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