Employment Opportunities

Dishwasher/Kitchen Assistant

Job Title: Dishwasher/Kitchen Assistant

Program:  Food Service Program – Schoolwide

Reports to: Director of Operations

Employment Status: Hourly, non-exempt

Report to Work Dates: Every day that school is in session, including teacher work days (See School Calendar

Position Summary:

The Kitchen Assistant is a mission-driven individual who follows, models, and embraces Bixby’s mission and values, and makes decisions based on the best interests of students.  A core belief of Bixby School is that “support for families and continuity for children that builds upon the rich learning environment and social setting of the school day are critical elements of an effective extended day program.” A daily nutritious meal prepared with healthy foods and served family style are hallmarks of a Bixby School experience. Fostering an exceptional lunch experience is a critical element of Bixby’s mission. 

Background:

Founded in 1970, Bixby is an independent nonprofit school, deeply rooted in the values of progressive education. Bixby seeks to serve a community of cognitively diverse students, each of whom is deeply known and loved as an individual. Our 30 preschool and 100 K through fifth-grade students are nurtured in a unique educational community on a child-centered campus. The committed teachers at Bixby are experts in their subject area and create a customized curriculum emphasizing inquiry, critical thinking and deep understanding, while supporting individualized social-emotional growth.  

Job Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Kitchen maintenance: Ensure food preparation areas, utensils, and equipment used during cooking are maintained as clean and well-organized in compliance with school standards as well as Boulder County and Colorado health departments requirements. 

School lunch preparation and service:  Support the execution of a year-round food service program for students and staff, including

  • Assist on the line with serving to students and staff members, as needed.
  • Set up tables and dish stations for both indoor and outdoor lunch services. 
  • Provide guidance and support for students assigned to set up and clean up duties.
  • Assist in ensuring that fresh ingredients and food are stored at the correct temperatures by completing daily temperature logs and daily food temperature readings. 

Cleaning and Maintenance:  The Kitchen Assistant is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen throughout the day, including during lunch service and preparation, including:

  • Responsible for all cleaning of dishes, equipment, pots, pans, and utensils on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain dishwasher including daily checking of cleaning and sanitation chemicals.
  • Promptly clean and sanitize all kitchen surfaces daily, and throughout the day as needed.
  • Ensure that all surfaces and equipment used to serve staff meals are maintained as clean and sanitary.
  • Daily cleaning, folding and proper storage of all towels and kitchen laundry. 
  • Be familiar with and adhere to standards of personal hygiene.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in relation to food standards and safety.
  • Report any deterioration of standards or health hazards (or circumstances likely to lead to such deterioration) to the Food Service Director and escalate any concerns to the Director of Finance and Operations.

Community and General responsibilities:

  • Be aware of, promote, and comply with Bixby’s vision, mission, core beliefs and values.
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.
  • Participate in meetings, community functions, inservice days as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations

Personal Qualities:

  • Professional in presentation, communication and interactions with others, with an emphasis upon the age of our students
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • High degree of personal responsibility
  • Team player; willing to support team members
  • Sense of humor 
  • Self-aware; able to ask for help when needed
  • Highly collaborative 
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, or able to become so quickly and easily

Education/Licensure/Physical Requirements:

  • Colorado Food Handlers License
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification.
  • Completion of background check and fingerprinting 
  • Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
  • Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Compensation

This position is a part-time year-round position. Daily schedule is typically 8am-2pm, subject to change with notice. Hourly compensation is between $17.00-$20.00 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience.  Full-time employees of Bixby School receive a competitive set of benefits including employer-paid health insurance (with the option to purchase insurance for family members), comprehensive insurance benefits (dental, vision, life and short-term/long-term disability), access to a tax-deferred retirement plan, paid time off, tuition remission for children of all full-time employees, and daily chef-prepared lunch. 

 

Inclusive Community; Non-Discrimination:

In pursuit of our mission to “…prepare [children] to make meaningful contributions to the world”, Bixby School actively works to foster a diverse community, in which all students, families, faculty, and staff are full and accepted members of the school community.  

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 a letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Megan McGlynn, Director of Finance and Operations, meganm@bixbyschool.org, or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. The position will remain open until filled. A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment.

Lead Auxiliary Programmer 

Program: Auxiliary Program
Reports to: Director of Auxiliary Programs
Employment Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Report to Work Dates: January 3rd, 2023- August 18th, 2023, roughly 20 hours per week until May
30th, leading to 40 hours per week throughout the summer

Position Summary: A Core Belief of Bixby School is that “committed, well-qualified teachers are
fundamental to the success of our school.” As a Bixby School teacher, you will nurture students’
cognitive, academic, social and emotional growth and development in a manner that reflects Bixby’s
mission to: “ nurture children’s love of learning as they discover their individual gifts and prepare to
make meaningful contributions to their world..”

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Lead Auxiliary Programmer provides ongoing socio-emotional, and/or behavioral support at the
direction of the Auxiliary Director through different Auxiliary Programs.
● In light of Bixby’s mission and core beliefs, and the children’s developmental needs works
collaboratively with the Auxiliary Director to create a welcoming, safe, and positive aftercare
and summer camp 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 keep the Auxilary Director
informed of all activities, concerns, or questions
● Completes workflow for the day in a timely manner, including: planning and materials setup,
supervising activities, and cleaning up
● Follows all health, safety, and sanitation expectations
● Reports to work on all days when the Auxiliary Program is in operation, as well as staff

meetings (when appropriate), faculty in-service days, and community events
● Plan and organize 1 special program/field trip for each week of the summer camp program (11
weeks) prior to the beginning of Summer Camp
Throughout the summer season (May 30th-August 18th, 2023)
● Actively participate and summer camp programs and counselor choice activities per the
guidelines established by the Auxiliary Director
● Model fun and age-appropriate activities for other camp counselors.
● Act as a means of support for new counselors
● Organize and facilitate creative programming for campers during moments of transition
● Participate in (and help develop) different pieces of training for Staff Orientation Week

Qualification Requirements
● Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience
● Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and support needs
● Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification
● Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
● Committed to personal and professional growth
● Sense of humor
● Self-aware; able to ask for help when needed
● Curious about others and the world around them
● Belief in the value of a diverse community and commitment to foster an inclusive environment for
a diverse community
● Committed to a differentiated, whole-person approach to education
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Highly collaborative

Physical Requirements
● Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
● Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
● Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Please send your CV/Resume and cover letter our Director of Auxiliary Programs, Hannah Wickenheiser, Hannahw@bixbyschool.org

 

Early Childhood Support

Program: Early Childhood
Reports to: Early Childhood Director
Employment Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Report to Work Dates: January 3rd, 2023- August 18th, 2023, roughly 20 hours per week.

Position Summary: A Core Belief of Bixby School is that “committed, well-qualified teachers are
fundamental to the success of our school.” As a Bixby School teacher, you will nurture students’
cognitive, academic, social and emotional growth and development in a manner that reflects Bixby’s
mission to: “ nurture children’s love of learning as they discover their individual gifts and prepare to
make meaningful contributions to their world..”

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Early Educator Support provides ongoing academic, socio-emotional, and/or behavioral support at
the direction of the Kindergarten Lead Teacher and Preschool team through working one-on-one or with
a small group of students, including:
● In light of Bixby’s mission and core beliefs, and the children’s developmental needs works
collaboratively with the Kindergarten Lead Teacher and Preschool team 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 keep the Kindergarten Lead
Teacher and/or Early Childhood Director informed of all activities, concerns or questions
● Completes workflow for the day in a timely manner, including: planning and materials set up,
supervising activities, and cleaning up
● Follows all health, safety, and sanitation expectations
● Reports to work on all days when the Kindergarten and Preschool program is in operation, as

well as staff meetings (when appropriate), faculty in-service days, and community events
● Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time

 

Qualification Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience
● Certified Early Childhood Teacher by the state of Colorado
● Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and support needs
● Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification
● Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
● Committed to personal and professional growth
● Sense of humor
● Self-aware; able to ask for help when needed
● Curious about others and the world around them
● Belief in the value of a diverse community and committed to foster an inclusive environment for a
diverse community
● Committed to a differentiated, whole-person approach to education
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Highly collaborative

 

Physical Requirements:
● Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
● Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
● Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Please send your CV/Resume and cover letter our Director of Early Childhood, Amanda Tumminaro, Amandat@bixbyschool.org