Employment Opportunities

Bixby School is a community of learners and we are committed to supporting colleagues who see themselves as passionate educators and show willingness to reflect, collaborate, and adhere to the highest professional standards in their field or area of expertise.

Kindergarten Assistant

The Kindergarten Assistant will provide ongoing academic, socio-emotional, and/or behavioral support at the direction of the Kindergarten Lead Teacher through working one-on-one or with a small group of students. The Kindergarten Assistant reports to the Lead Teacher and the Early Childhood Director. The hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is a possibility of summer employment.

Responsibilities:

  • In light of Bixby’s mission and core beliefs, and the children’s developmental needs works collaboratively with the Kindergarten Lead Teacher to create a welcoming, safe, and positive learning environment
  • Keeps track of children via direct supervision and our check-in/out system
  • Keeps track of the changes, growth, challenges, and joys children experience, and shares these with parents as appropriate/needed
  • Responds to parents in a courteous, professional manner, and keeps the Kindergarten Lead Teacher and/or Early Childhood Director informed
  • Completes work flow for the day in a timely manner, including: planning and materials set up, supervising activities, and cleaning up
  • Enjoys being part of a team that requires the collaboration and independence needed to create a dynamic program
  • Follows all health, safety, and sanitation expectations
  • The Kindergarten Assistant may be requested to attend particular staff meetings or in-service days

Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain rapport with children
  • A steady, consistent manner and the ability to set clear limits and expectations
  • A creative thinker and problem-solver
  • A collegial professional who enjoys collaboration

Education:

Possessing or working toward a B.S. or B.A. degree with an emphasis on elementary education, or commensurate experience

Personal Qualities:

  • Dependable, responsible, and patient
  • Grooming and hygiene suitable for working with children, staff, and parents

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to continuously walk and/or stand for at least 3 hours, in and out of doors; some light running
  • Able to do fine and gross motor movements related to teaching/playing sports, cooking, and craft types of activities
  • Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
  • Ability to routinely perform light lifting of 1-20 lbs., with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs., infrequently, lifting more than 61 lbs.
  • Frequently pushes or pulls objects up to 60 lbs., with occasional pushing or pulling of objects over 61 lbs.
  • Frequent climbing of stairs, and possibly some use of step stools and ladders      

Non-Discrimination:

Bixby School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Application: Submit letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Beth Suitor, Head of School, beths@bixbyschool.org or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. Position will remain open until filled. A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment. You will also need to provide proof of graduation or equivalent and/or coursework.

 

After-School Staff Member

Engages with and supervises small groups of K-5th grade students in a variety of sports, craft, cooking, and play activities, while ensuring the physical and emotional safety of the students, working collaboratively with fellow staffers and cooperatively with parents.

Summary:

  • Plans and supervises activities for our children utilizing our beautiful grounds and play areas following health, safety, and sanitation expectations, and in light of Bixby’s mission and core beliefs, and the children’s developmental needs
  • Reaches out/responds to parents in a courteous, professional manner, and keeps the After-School Coordinator and/or Director informed
  • Enjoys being part of a team that requires the collaboration and independence needed to create a dynamic program
  • Rotates responsibilities (children, snack, kitchen) with other members of the after-school staff
  • Works part-time (approx. 15 hr. p/wk., M-F, approx. 3:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; with one additional 30-minute meeting time every week)
  • Spring Break and Summer Program work a possibility
  • Reports to the Head of School and After School Program Director

Responsibilities:

  • Able to engage children creatively and productively in a variety of sports, craft, cooking, and play activities
  • Able to manage children’s behavior in a positive, problem solving manner assisting the children’s growth in Bixby School’s core values of respect, responsibility, and empathy
  • Able to teach/model how to organize, clean up, and transition from one activity to the next
  • Keeps track of children via direct supervision and our check-in/out system
  • Keeps track of the changes, growth, challenges, and joys children experience, and shares these with parents as appropriate/needed
  • Communicates well and works flexibly with fellow staffers as conditions, needs, and numbers shift throughout the afternoon
  • Completes work flow for the day in a timely manner, including: planning and materials set up, supervising activities, snack: prep, serving, and kitchen clean up, and end of day closing routine, in cooperation with other after school staffers
  • Fully participates in the after-school staff meetings and any other professional development opportunities made available with the goal of collaborative, supportive growth
  • Helps to maintain the after-school supply area, including keeping track of inventory
  • Responsibly follows health, safety, and sanitation expectations

Qualifications/Training/Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent is required
  • Early childhood or education coursework preferred
  • Experience working with children in a paid or volunteer capacity is required
  • Experience working in an after school or childcare program is a plus
  • A background check is required
  • Current First Aid/CPR/Universal Precautions and/or Medication Administration and/or Lifeguard and/or Wilderness Responder certification(s) a plus

Personal Qualities:

  • Dependable, responsible, and patient
  • Grooming and hygiene suitable for working with children, staff, and parents

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to continuously walk and/or stand for at least 3 hours, in and out of doors; some light running
  • Able to do fine and gross motor movements related to teaching/playing sports, cooking, and craft types of activities
  • Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
  • Ability to routinely perform light lifting of 1-20 lbs., with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs., infrequently, lifting more than 61 lbs.
  • Frequently pushes or pulls objects up to 60 lbs., with occasional pushing or pulling of objects over 61 lbs.
  • Frequent climbing of stairs, and possibly some use of step stools and ladders      

Non-Discrimination:

Bixby School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Application: Submit letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Beth Suitor, Head of School, beths@bixbyschool.org or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. Position will remain open until filled. A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment. You will also need to provide proof of H.S. graduation or equivalent and/or coursework.