Employment Opportunities

Kitchen Assistant/Prep Cook

Job Title: Kitchen Assistant/Prep Cook
Program:  School-Wide
Reports to: Chef
Employment Status:  Full-time, non-exempt
Report to Work Dates: August 1, 2021-June 15, 2022; the possibility of summer work

Position Summary: The Kitchen Assistant is a mission-driven individual who models, and embraces Bixby’s mission and values, and makes decisions based on the best interests of students.  Daily scratch-cooked meals served family style are a core element of our school program.  Working under the direction of our Chef, Amber, this position is ideal for a culinary student or seasoned professional looking for a dynamic and supportive community to learn, grow and enjoy!

Background: Founded in 1970, Bixby is an independent nonprofit school serving approximately 100 children from Preschool through 5th Grade.   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.” As such, a daily nutritious meal prepared with healthy foods and served family style are hallmarks of a Bixby School experience. Fostering an exceptional experience is a critical element of Bixby’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain kitchen in a clean, sanitary, safe and serviceable condition: 
    • Ensure food preparation areas, utensils, and equipment used during cooking are kept clean to ensure compliance with school standards and Colorado health department requirements.
    • Ensure food storage areas are kept secure, clean, and free of debris. This includes making sure that food is stored in areas and stacked in compliance with Colorado Health Department standards in refrigerated, frozen, dry storage areas.
    • Ensure that fresh ingredients and food are stored at the correct temperatures by completing daily temperature logs and daily food temperature readings.
    • Be aware of and adhere to standards of personal hygiene including those required for cooking, preparing, and handling food.
    • Report any deterioration of standards or health hazards (or circumstances likely to lead to such deterioration) to the chef and escalate any concerns to the chef’s supervisor.
    • Reduce hazards and risks to prevent pestilence
    • Plan, prepare and serve healthy school meals:
    • Prep ingredients for the Chef to initiate daily food preparation in accordance with direction from the Chef
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  • Assist the Chef in food service to students and staff members
    • Retrieve bins of dirty dishes after lunch service
    • Responsible for cooking meals in the absence of the Chef.
    • Responsible for knowing student’s individual allergies to ensure correct food distribution.
    • Effectively lead the kitchen and vocalize needs to the substitutes/staff members in the absence of the chef.
    • Offer suggestions that can improve upon the kitchen’s performance.
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  • Cleaning and Maintenance/COVID Mitigation Support:
    • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in relation to food standards and safety.
    • Responsible for cleaning dishes, equipment, pots, pans, and utensils on a daily basis.
    • Maintaining dishwasher including daily checking of cleaning and sanitation chemicals. Regularly monitor kitchen and laundry supplies and promptly notify the Chef of low supplies.
    • Daily cleaning, folding and proper storage of all kitchen linens and towels used in the course of school activities, and maintain the laundry area in a clean and orderly state
  • Community and General responsibilities:
    • Model our core beliefs of Respect, Responsibility and Empathy
    • Shares collective  responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.
    • Participate in staff meetings, community functions, and inservice days

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate about food and building community through shared meals
  • Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators .
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances.
  • High degree of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Team player; willing to support team members as needed
  • Committed to personal and professional growth
  • Sense of humor
  • Self-aware; able to ask for help when needed
  • Belief in the value of a diverse community and committed to foster an inclusive environment for a diverse community
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Highly collaborative
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, or able to become so quickly and easily

 

Experience; Physical Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a commercial kitchen or food service role
  • Colorado Food Handlers License
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions certification.
  • Satisfactory 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 an hourly, non-exempt position.  Gross hourly pay is $14-$16, depending upon experience.  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 amberg@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.

Auxiliary Staff- After Care Teacher

Summary:

Auxiliary staff are mission-driven individuals who follow, model, and embrace Bixby’s mission and values.  The after care, Bixby Blast Days, and summer programs are hallmarks of a Bixby School experience. Fostering an exceptional experience in them is a critical element of Bixby’s mission.

Auxiliary staff report directly to the Director of Auxiliary Programs. Positions are seasonal, hourly positions and may be part or full time depending on the program. Hours vary depending on programs. Ages of students range from 4.5 years-14 years old.

For the school year we are offering up to 15 hours of work a week, from 2:45-5:45pm, Monday through Friday. A commitment to at least 3 days a week is encouraged.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • Ensures that the auxiliary programs embody Bixby School’s Mission and Core Beliefs
  • Build strong relationships with students, colleagues, and families
  • Helps set the tone and culture of before, after, “Bixby Blast Days,” and summer program, building on Bixby’s existing strengths
  • Closing the loop on all communication in a timely and professional manner
  • Communicating with warmth, openness, and transparency

Personal Qualities:

  • Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
  • Bixby is a community in which continual professional growth is expected; willingness to “stretch” is critical to job success
  • Role model for community
  • Sense of humor
  • Belief in a differentiated, whole-child, whole-person approach to education

Education/Licensure:

  • Experience working with populations with diverse student needs
  • Experience working with preschool and elementary-aged children
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification
    • At least 18 years old.
  • At least one year of teaching experience in a school or camp setting with school aged children

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

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.

Assistant Literacy Teacher

Classroom Assistant: Literacy

Bixby School is currently seeking a classroom assistant to work with our lead literacy teachers for students in 1st-5th grades. The assistant will support student’s literacy development, under the direction of and in collaboration with the lead teacher. This position is full-time (30+ hours per week) during the academic year (August 16, 2021-June 6, 2022). Students participate in a daily 90-minute Literacy class and may have periods throughout the week when they are working on individual skills practice (e.g. spelling, handwriting, keyboarding). Each class has approximately 12-20 students. The ideal candidate is energetic and creative with a driving desire to know and inspire each student.

Background:

Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 100 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, Spanish, 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!

Job Responsibilities

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

  • As directed by each Literacy teacher, support the delivery of classroom instruction to meet students’ needs and “fuel the embers” of individual student strengths, including:
    • Working with individual students to help them learn and practice specific skills (such as spelling)
    • Working with small groups to help them complete a task (such as a project)
    • Working with students who require additional support such as students with learning differences who may benefit from accommodations or those who are ready for extensions
  • Support the teacher as an extra ‘set of hands’ and an extra ‘set of eyes’ in the classroom
  • Assist with the day to day logistics of maintaining an effective classroom environment (e.g. organizing materials, cleaning, directing, reinforcing instructions, and other general tasks)
  • Assist the lead teacher to develop resources, adjust resources and ensure resources are ready for use
  • Assist with the cycle of monitoring, reviewing and planning to respond to student needs and support individual growth using authentic, mission aligned evidence (e.g. student work, photos/videos, student reflections, observations, etc.)
  • Student supervision for lunch, recess, morning group time and other school-wide events.
  • Build positive and effective relationships with teachers, students, colleagues, and families

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience highly desirable but not required
  • Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and support 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
  • 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
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, SeeSaw and Zoom, or able to become so quickly and easily
  • Well-organized and able to address multiple responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented and resilient

Compensation:

This position is an hourly, non-exempt position. Hourly pay for this position is between $13-$17, depending upon qualifications and experience.

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, ninal@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.

Preschool Teacher

Summer Preschool Teacher 

Bixby School is currently seeking an early childhood educator to join our preschool team for the summer.  The position is full time during the month of July, and up to 20 days during June and August. This is a seasonal position to support our Preschool summer program. The ideal candidate is joyful and creative with a driving desire to know and inspire each student.  

Background 

Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 100  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, Spanish, 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!  

Responsibilities:  

  • In light of Bixby’s mission and core beliefs, and the children’s developmental needs works  collaboratively with the other preschool teachers to create a welcoming, safe, and positive learning environment  
  • Initiates and designs classroom activities and study units for students  
  • Supports students in a developmentally appropriate manner with self-care tasks 
  • Provide appropriate supervision of students; Keeps track of children via direct supervision and our check-in/out system  
  • Regularly monitors and records learning, changes, growth, challenges, and celebrations children experience, and shares these with parents through weekly posts to Homeroom app 
  • Responds to parents in a courteous, professional manner, and keeps the Early Childhood Director informed of parent communications  
  • Completes work flow 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   

 

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  
  • Communicates with children in a positive, empowering manner  
  • A creative thinker and problem-solver  
  • A collegial professional who thrives in a collaborative environment  

Certification/Education:  

  • Certified early childhood educator  
  • Large-center director certification highly desirable but not required  

 

Personal Qualities:  

  • Enjoys being part of a team that requires the collaboration and independence needed to create a dynamic program  
  • Flexible and optimistic  
  • Dependable, responsible, and patient  
  • Grooming, hygiene and dress appropriate to working with children, staff, and parents  
  • Models the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Empathy in their actions and words  

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, liaing 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, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual  orientation, or military status.  

Application:   

Submit letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Emily  Armiak, Early Childhood Director, emilya@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.