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.
- Director of Admissions
- Head of School Assistant & Upper School Administrative Assistant
- Elementary School Part-Time Music Teacher
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
This position is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position with benefits. The Director of Admissions will lead our recruitment and retention efforts both locally as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally. In collaboration with the admissions team, the Director of Admissions will drive the enrollment processes, procedures, and communications with students, families, and sending organizations. The Director will also collaborate with the admissions team in all admissions-related tasks including events and communications. We are looking for an experienced and inspirational Director of Admissions to begin on or before July 1, 2019.
- Lead, evaluate, and adapt the School’s recruitment and retention efforts locally, nationally, and internationally for both day and boarding;
- Develop, in conjunction with the Head of School and admissions team, the strategic priorities for the admissions operations of the school in order to create and maintain a more robust and consistent admissions funnel of mission-appropriate students and families;
- Advance and sophisticate the School’s boarding recruitment initiatives focusing on the unique strengths of the Upper School program (Ski, Outdoor Leadership, and Creative Arts Academies);
- Prepare, analyze, maintain, and report on statistics relevant to admissions, local and national demographic trends, and tuition assistance, and use them to help predict future market conditions;
- Inspire and ensure professionalism and efficiency in all admissions office endeavors;
- Set priorities for strengthening school relationships through coordinated recruitment travel and ensure representation at appropriate conferences, school fairs, and special events;
- Develop and advance the print and online/digital marketing presence of the School in partnership with the Director of Communications;
- Participate as a member of the tuition assistance committee.
- Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should have:
- An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit;
- Extensive experience in independent school admissions or similar admissions work, with knowledge of both boarding and day school operations;
- Exemplary communication, collaborative, and organizational skills;
- Expertise or a proven background in marketing, communications, or other related fields;
- A strategic thinker, but willing to be hands on;
- A strong work ethic, a willingness to initiate, and the ability to anticipate needs;
- The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities and deadlines;
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- A Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for an advanced degree;
- A willingness to live in a small, vibrant resort community in the Rocky Mountains.
Please send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference by January 25, 2019 to:
Sun Valley Community School
Attn: Director of Admissions
℅ Ryan Waterfield - Director of Communications
HEAD OF SCHOOL & UPPER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Head of School and Upper School Administrative Assistant position is a full-time, 12-month, administrative team position with benefits. The school seeks a flexible, goal-directed, personable, and professional person to begin on March 1, 2019.
Head of School Assistant:
- Support the Head of School to ensure his ability to execute his responsibilities as fully and efficiently as possible;
- Coordinate and distribute board meeting materials, attend general session meetings and record minutes, and provide weekly school email recaps;
- Assist in coordinating graduation, awards ceremony, order diplomas, prepare invitations, programs, and other materials pertaining to year-end events;
Upper School Administrative Assistant & Registrar
- Support Upper School administration, faculty, and students, and families and respond to inquiries expediently;
- Maintain student records, grades, courses, and scheduling in database;
- Prepare, email, and assist proofing Upper School report cards (four terms);
- Monitor attendance information daily, while tracking and investigating issues;
- Prepare reports (GPAs, transcripts, academic probation, honor roll, etc.);
- Greet and assist visitors to the campus and answer phones;
- Write Daily Announcements and weekly newsletter;
- Attend and take minutes at Upper School faculty meetings;
- Maintain All School and Upper School calendars; update weekly US newsletter
- Collect and monitor permission and release forms for Outdoor trips;
- Support Summer School Director with for-credit summer programming;
- Assist College Counseling Office with student transcripts, etc.;
- Assist the Upper School Head and Summer Program Director in course scheduling;
- Schedule all-school vehicle usage;
- Organize/create programs, etc. for the end of the year awards ceremony
Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should have/be:
- Personable and collaborative when interacting with students, families, staff, alumni, the board, and guests;
- Organized, with the ability to prioritize tasks as needed, yet respond flexibly to unexpected situations with calm and efficiency;
- Confidential and discreet;
- High-level technology skills, proficient in Apple computers, student information database systems, Microsoft Office, and other programs
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication skills: written, including editing;
- Works well with others: as a leader, or a team member, demonstrating consideration, independence, and empathy
- Committed to the School’s mission and guiding principles;
- A willingness and desire to live in a small, vibrant resort community in the Rocky Mountains.
Please send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference by January 18, 2019 to:
Sun Valley Community School
Attn: Head of School/Upper School Administrative Assistant
℅ Kevin Campbell, Upper School Head
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.
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
ABOUT SUN VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a preK-12 day and boarding college prep school of 395 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging and believe in our student-centered approach.
Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zones and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking.
From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.
We seek to accomplish this mission through six guiding principles, which include: Using student inquiry and the application of critical thinking as our primary learning modalities; developing and facilitating students’ personal interests and passions; using the whole environment to promote a global perspective; creating inclusive learning environments; instilling a love of nature and environmental stewardship; encouraging students to seek new challenges and to push beyond their comfortable limits.
Sun Valley 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.
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.