Employment Opportunities

Elementary Music Teacher

Bixby School nurtures children’s love of learning as they discover their individual gifts and prepare to make meaningful contributions to their world.

Background:

Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 120 students from preschool through 5th grade. Some of the defining characteristics of a Bixby education include small classes of students who demonstrate a wide range of individual needs and strengths, and a strong focus on the social-emotional growth, independence, and creativity of students.  Our students’ days are richly balanced with academics, play, movement, music, art, sports, and a nourishing, chef-prepared lunch. Bixby is a close, supportive community of positive, dedicated staff and families who have returned over generations.   Bixby students are curious, kind and fun!

Position Summary: 

Bixby School is currently seeking a  talented and joyful Music Teacher to design and deliver in person instruction to students in Kindergarten-5th Grade students. This position is part-time (0.75) during the academic year (August 15, 2022-June 2, 2023), however full-time employment is possible.  The ideal candidate is passionate about the power of music in the lives of young children, creative, and marked by a driving desire to know and inspire each student.  Defining features of a Bixby music classroom include:

  • Small class setting (avg. 10-12), with activities tailored to the students’ needs and pacing
  • Problems that arise from a student’s own thinking/questioning are valued and responded to
  • Focus on helping students to grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments, music theory, and history “Composer of the Month”
  • Planning, rehearsing, and directing students in 2-3 live concerts: Winter Sing & Spring Concerts, as well as the 5th Grade Play

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

  • Daily
      • Design and deliver curriculum, including preparation of all instructional materials and resources needed to effectively execute instructional plans
      • Prepare and differentiate lessons and student learning experiences
      • Support students’ social-emotional and academic development
      • Support the mission and core beliefs of Bixby School
      • Model Bixby’s values of Respect, Responsibility and Empathy
      • Employee shall be expected to report to work on all of the days during which the program in which the Employee is employed is in operation, as indicated on the school calendar, a copy of which has been delivered to the Employee.
  • Weekly: 
    • Participate in faculty meetings
    • Student supervision, including lunch, Yard supervision, etc.
  • (At least) Bi-Monthly: Communicate with families about the lessons and activities in your classroom (e.g. newsletter – Bixby Buzz)
  • Periodically/As Needed
    • Document student growth and performance using authentic, mission aligned evidence (e.g. student work, photos/videos, student  reflections, observations, etc.)
    • Respond to parent inquiries and participate in parent conferences
    • Promptly document in FACTS student concerns, including academic, behavioral, physical, emotional or social; and notify the Head of School or other appropriate school administrator
    • Maintain current knowledge of topics relevant to your classroom
    • Participate in all-staff meetings and professional development/in-service activities
  • Annually:
    • Prepare for and participate in school-wide events such as Back to School Night and Portfolio Night
    • Contribute to student assessments (Fall Check In; Rubrics; Student Portfolios, End of Year Reports, etc.)
    • Support activities related to fundraising and community building (Annual Auction, Annual Fund, etc.)
  • Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualification Requirements:

  • Demonstrated passion for music and inspiring a love of music in children
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, music or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong instrumental skills including piano accompaniment or guitar
    • Orff, Kodaly, or Dalcroze training strongly encouraged
  • Enjoys collaborating with colleagues for performance opportunities
  • Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and needs
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions,
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a differentiated, whole-person approach to education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly collaborative
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, SeeSaw and Zoom, or able to become so quickly and easily

 

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

 

Compensation 

This position is a salaried, exempt position.  Annual gross salary for this position is between $25,000-$40,000, depending upon qualifications, experience and total contracted hours.  Full-time employees of Bixby School receive a competitive set of benefits including fully-paid health insurance (with the option to purchase insurance for family members), 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 letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Danielle Hermon, Music Director at daniellew@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.

School Counselor/School LCSW

 

Bixby School nurtures children’s love of learning as they discover their individual gifts and prepare to make meaningful contributions to their world.

Background:

Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 130 students from preschool through 5th grade. Some of the defining characteristics of a Bixby education include small classes of students who demonstrate a wide range of individual needs and strengths, and a strong focus on the social-emotional growth, independence, and creativity of students.  Our students’ days are richly balanced with academics, play, movement, music, art, sports, and a nourishing, chef-prepared lunch. Bixby is a close, supportive community of positive, dedicated staff and families who have returned over generations.   Bixby students are curious, kind and fun!

Position Summary: 

Bixby School is currently seeking a compassionate and skilled professional to lead Bixby School’s efforts to understand and respond to the emotional needs of students and families. In order to design and coordinate a comprehensive student support program, the School Counselor/LCSW must work closely with the other staff and administration of Bixby School. Defining features of the Bixby School community include:

  • Small class setting (avg. 10-12), with activities tailored to the students’ needs and pacing 
  • Problems that arise from a student’s own thinking/questioning are valued and responded to 
  • Focus on helping students to build social-emotional competency through:
    • Self-awareness and self-care
    • Self-regulation
    • Emotional vocabulary
    • Healthy relationships; and
    • Responsible decision-making
  • Teachers spend just as much time on academics as they do on forming positive relationships with students
  • Advisory model in 1st-5th Grade
  • Team of content-specialist teachers support each student

 

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.”

Position Responsibilities:

    • Supports students with social-emotional needs using a strength-based approach
    • Setting up student assistance programs and providing supports for all students
    • Crisis intervention
    • Keeps current with research-based practices and maintain ethical standards and practice guidelines within the profession
  • Effectively models strong social-emotional competencies
  • Encouraging parent participation through phone contacts and home visits
  • Navigation of systems and accessing resources for students and their families
  • Collaborating with teachers
  • Engages in direct student support within the three tiers of intervention (i.e., universal or whole group, targeted or small group, intensive or individual work), including leading the implementation of Responsive Classroom practices school-wide
  • Provides indirect support using collaborative consultation and coaching methods with various stakeholders including, but not limited to, teaching staff, administration, parents, and community partners
  • Promotes student agency 
  • Uses data to collaboratively identify student strengths, needs, and interests at the school level and use data to drive focused interventions
  • Collaborates with connected teams of professionals (e.g, school administration, school counselors and mental health professionals, student support team, teachers, 
  • Serves a leadership capacity at the school level (e.g. support climate/culture surveys, universal SEL competency, trauma-responsive systems, student support teams, SEL initiatives)
  • Helps lead professional development initiatives relevant to this role (e.g., SEL, academic planning, executive function skills, etc.)
  • Serves on the Safety Team and helps lead crisis management if/when they occur
  • Makes referrals to community partners (e.g., school-based therapists, basic needs, etc.) as determined by student needs
  • Coordinates with outside special service providers to support a cohesive and supportive system of responding to students
  • Promote the school mission and vision
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possesses a valid special service provider license from the Colorado Department of Education with an endorsement in School Counseling or related area, such as School Psychologist or School Social Worker
  • Enthusiastic about engaging in school advisory and mentoring programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or skills for successfully partnering with culturally diverse populations desired
  • Strong interpersonal relations and collaborative teaming skills with all stakeholders, including customer service and PR skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Astute critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Calm and collected demeanor during crisis situations
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently and effectively
  • Has knowledge and experience in child-directed progress education models or enthusiastic to learn
  • Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and needs
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions, 
  • 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 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a differentiated, whole-person approach to education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly collaborative 
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, SeeSaw and Zoom, or able to become so quickly and easily

 

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

 

Compensation 

This position is a salaried, exempt position.  Annual gross salary for this position is between $30,000-$50,000, depending upon qualifications, experience and total contracted hours.  Full-time employees of Bixby School receive a competitive set of benefits including fully-paid health insurance (with the option to purchase insurance for family members), 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 letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Nina Lopez, Head of School, at ninal@bixbyschool.org@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. Proof of COVID immunization is a condition of employment.