Current Openings

Thank you for visiting! Sun Valley Community School currently has openings for the following positions. Please scroll down for descriptions and full list of responsibilities and qualifications.  

  • Upper School English Teacher
  • Elementary Science Teacher
  • Elementary School Part-Time Music Teacher
  • Assistant Outdoor Program Director

UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School English Teacher. This position includes teaching grade-level English classes, advanced-level English electives, and writing. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning August 12, 2019. Additional duties will include serving as a student advisor, participating in the school’s extensive Outdoor Program, and engaging in additional Upper School extracurricular activities. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. The successful candidate will be an experienced educator with at least a bachelor’s degree, possess a deep understanding of the developmental range within the Upper School population, and also be supportive of the school’s “one school” philosophy across divisions. Ideal candidates should have a healthy sense of humor, be flexible in their approach, and find joy in their work. They should be organized and creative with a commitment to motivate and inspire students to achieve their personal best. Candidates should also work collaboratively with faculty and communicate clearly with parents.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability and desire to work within an inquiry-based educational program, which empowers students to think critically and engage confidently. They should possess a love of writing and have a strong desire to work collaboratively in the department to effectively teach writing and revision. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference by March 8 to:

Kevin Campbell
Upper School Head
Sun Valley Community School
P.O. Box 2118 
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208.622.3955, ext. 108
kcampbell@communityschool.org

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHER
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic full-time Elementary Science Teacher who has a passion for engaging young hearts and minds in all areas of science. This position includes benefits and begins August 2019. Candidates must have a love for teaching elementary children and demonstrate an open and flexible approach to education.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. They should have three to five years of experience working with elementary age children in an educational setting, with at least a bachelor’s degree, and a deep understanding of the developmental breadth found in elementary school students (ages 2-11 years). Candidates should have a healthy sense of humor and find joy in this work. They should: 

  • be an organized and creative individual who motivates and inspires students to achieve their personal best;
  • provide a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials, which support the diversity of abilities within the classroom;
  • practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques, which support active learning and promote responsibility and self-management; 
  • actively support and participate in outdoor education and be willing and qualified to participate in multi-day field/camping trips as a part of our Outdoor Program;
  • work collaboratively and flexibly; understanding the need to switch gears quickly from one moment to the next in an elementary setting

Interested candidates should electronically send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Thursday, February 28 to:

Sun Valley Community School
c/o Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head
jsalvoni@communityschool.org

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PART-TIME MUSIC TEACHER
Sun Valley Community School is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic part-time Music Teacher who can help bring out the musician in every student. This position (0.75 FTE) includes benefits and begins August 2019. Additional duties will include facilitating various musical productions during the year. The successful candidate must have a love for teaching elementary children and demonstrate a willing and flexible approach to education.

The Elementary and Middle School programs build the foundation upon which students can participate in the school’s Creative Arts Academy (CAA). The CAA serves students in grades 9-12, providing opportunities for students to dive deeply into one or more of three creative arts strands: musical arts, fine arts, or theatrical arts.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. He/she will be an experienced educator, with at least a bachelor’s degree, with a deep understanding of the developmental breadth found in elementary school students (ages 2-11 years), have a healthy sense of humor, be flexible in his/her approach, and find joy in this work. He/she should be an organized and creative individual who motivates and inspires students to achieve their personal best, works collaboratively with faculty, and communicates clearly with parents.

Interested candidates should electronically send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Friday, January 18 to:
 
Sun Valley Community School
c/o Janet Salvoni
Elementary School Head
jsalvoni@communityschool.org

ASSISTANT OUTDOOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

This position is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits that would begin on July 1, 2019. The Assistant Outdoor Program Director will work with the Outdoor Program Director and assist in planning and executing trips for our Outdoor Program. Also in concert with the Outdoor Program Director, the Assistant Director will oversee the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA), an outdoor-focused track which allows 9th through 12th graders to focus on pre-professional and academic outdoor leadership pursuits. This position involves field work, program development, and program administration. The school seeks an experienced, energetic, and inspirational outdoor leader and educator to help lead Sun Valley Community School’s renowned Outdoor Program into the future. 
 
Interested candidates should electronically send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Friday, February 1, 2019 to:
 
Sun Valley Community School
c/o Patrick Graham
Outdoor Program Director
pgraham@communityschool.org
 
RESPONSIBILITIES  
The Outdoor Program Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with:

  • Development and implementation of the Outdoor Program strategic plan;
  • Evaluation, implementation, and design of the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA) curriculum;
  • Planning for and the coordination of the Outdoor Program and OLA trip logistics;
  • Evaluation and creation of assessments and protocols for Outdoor Program and OLA trip risk management;
  • Training, evaluation and professional development planning for Outdoor Program and OLA faculty and staff;
  • Development and leadership of the OLA;
  • Communicating effectively with parents, students, and faculty about OLA programming;
  • Leading outdoor trips for both the Outdoor Program and the OLA in the field;
  • Organizing and facilitating OLA meetings, events, and expeditions; 
  • Development and leadership of selective summer programs for the Outdoor Program and OLA.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should have:

  • Extensive experience in outdoor education and/or related outdoor fields;
  • An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Certifications in Wilderness Medicine, Leave No Trace, swiftwater rescue, avalanche education training, and/or other related programs;
  • Exemplary communication, collaborative, and organizational skills;
  • A strong work ethic, a willingness to initiate, and the ability to anticipate needs;
  • The ability and willingness to thrive in both administrative and backcountry leadership roles;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • A bachelor’s degree, with a preference for an advanced degree;
  • A willingness to understand and embrace the unique culture of an independent school in a small, vibrant mountain resort community in the Rocky Mountains. 

My colleagues inspire me daily; from their creative ideas in the classroom to their seemingly superhuman passions outside of the classroom. It is such a healthy and positive group of adults to be around.

Naomi Goldberg, Eighth Grade Team

Community School seeks qualified applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion/spirituality, nationality or any other group.