Current Openings

Thank you for your interest in Sun Valley Community School. The following positions are open. Please scroll down for detailed descriptions and qualifications.

  • Development Associate + Database Manager
  • Preschool Teacher (ECC 2)
  • Upper School Biology Teacher
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher
  • Upper School Music Teacher

Development Associate + Database Manager
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Development Associate and Database Manager. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position with benefits to begin on or before July 1, 2021. The Development Associate and Database Manager will oversee the School’s data management, gift acknowledgement, and donor stewardship process. The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree, possess strong experience in fundraising and/or donor relations, and share a passion for independent schools.

In collaboration with the development team, the business office, admissions, the division staff, and the Head of School, the DADM will standardize the School’s constituent data, develop and implement a timely gift acknowledgement program, and manage a comprehensive back-of-the house stewardship program with room to expand into direct donor liaison. 

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

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Experience in independent school development or similar development work;
  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills;
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • A willingness to initiate strategic initiatives and the ability to anticipate needs;
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Fluency in Blackbaud database software.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 14, 2021. 

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

Trent Smither, Director of Development, Sun Valley Community School
tsmither@communtityschool.org

Preschool Teacher (ECC 2)
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Preschool Teacher to work with 3-year-old children in our Early Childhood Program for the 2021-22 school year. This is a full-time position with benefits, beginning August, 2021. 

Creativity, sense of humor, love of children, knowledge of child development, experience with emergent curriculum and inquiry-based learning, and a reflective teaching practice are skill sets we are seeking for this position. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:

  • Joy working with three-year old students, and a deep understanding of the developmental breadth found in early childhood
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices 
  • A desire to continue seeking professional development
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
  • Effective positive communication with students and families
  • Curriculum design and assessment experience
  • Experience in daily observation and documentation in the classroom
  • Ability to receive feedback
  • High standards of professional conduct
  • A strong interest in nature and outdoor education; all Early Childhood staff participate in local day trips as part of our Outdoor Program

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education is preferred.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2021. Please send an electronic cover letter including a statement of educational philosophy, resumé, a documentation sample and at least two letters of reference to:

Janet Salvoni, Elementary School Head, Sun Valley Community School 
jsalvoni@communityschool.org

Upper School Biology Teacher
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School Biology Teacher. This position includes teaching Upper School 9th grade biology as well as advanced-level science electives. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning August 16, 2021. Additional duties will include serving as a student advisor, participating in the school’s extensive Outdoor Program, and engaging in additional Upper School co-curricular activities. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.

Qualities:
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. The candidate must be committed to facilitating the study of scientific methods and principles, as well as preparing students to engage with the variety of ways science intersects with modern life. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2021. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference to:

Kevin Campbell, Upper School Head, Sun Valley Community School
kcampbell@communityschool.org

Upper School Mathematics Teacher
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School Mathematics Teacher. This position includes teaching a variety of upper school mathematics classes. This is a full-time teaching position, with benefits, beginning August 16, 2021. 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. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.

Qualities
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. The candidate must be committed to facilitating the study of mathematics and preparing students to engage with the variety of ways mathematics intersects with modern life. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2020. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference to:

Kevin Campbell
Upper School Head, Sun Valley Community School
kcampbell@communityschool.org

Upper School Music Teacher
Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School Music Teacher. This position includes teaching elective music classes, which may include songwriting and music technology, ensemble performance, instrumental including guitar and piano, vocal performance (co-taught with theater teacher) including musical theater. This is a full-time teaching position, with benefits, beginning August 16, 2021. Additional duties will include serving as a student advisor, participating in the school’s extensive Outdoor Program, and music directing and accompanying Upper and Middle School musicals and plays. Candidates with extensive piano training and strong sight-reading ability are preferred. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.

Qualities
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. The candidate must be committed to facilitating the study of music with the belief that the creative arts can help us process and understand historical, moral, cultural, social and philosophical topics, and can foster discussion and catalyze social change. Candidate should be a strong and enthusiastic collaborator with a palpable love of music and the arts. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 29, 2021. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference to:

Kevin Wade, Creative Arts Academy Co-Director, Sun Valley Community School
kwade@communityschool.org

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

 

Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.