Current Openings

Thank you for visiting! Sun Valley Community School currently has openings for the following positions (scroll down for complete descriptions of each): 

  • Head of School Assistant/Upper School Admin. Assistant + Registrar
  • Video Production+Social Media Manager/Media Arts Teacher
  • Middle School Head Boys' Soccer Coach
  • Upper School Head Boys' Basketball Coach
  • Upper School Head Girls' Volleyball Coach

Head of School Assistant/Upper School Admin. Assistant +Registrar
The Head of School and Upper School Administrative Assistant + Registrar 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 September 1, 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Head of School Assistant

  • Support the Head of School to ensure their ability to execute their 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 Admin. Assistant + Registrar

  • Assist the Upper School Head and Summer Program Director in course scheduling;
  • 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 and update weekly US newsletter;
  • Support Summer School Director with for-credit summer programing;
  • Assist College Counseling Office with student transcripts, etc.;
  • Schedule all-school vehicle usage;
  • Assist in coordinating graduation, awards ceremony, order diplomas, prepare invitations, programs, and other materials pertaining to year-end events;

QUALIFICATIONS:
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 (Blackbaud), G-Suite, and other applications;
  • 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 August 15, 2020 to:

Kevin Campbell, Upper School Head
kcampbell@communityschool.org
 

Video Production+Social Media Manager/Media Arts Teacher
Sun Valley Community School seeks a Video Production+Social Media Manager/Media Arts Teacher. This is a two-part role split between the marketing department and our Upper School program. The Video Production+Social Media Manager will conceptualize, manage, film, and produce videos as needed by the marketing department. This position will also oversee the school’s social media accounts in concert with the Director of Marketing+Communications. As a classroom teacher (reporting to Upper School Head), the Media Arts teacher will teach at least two classes a term (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in the Upper School Digital and Media Arts program. This is a full-time position, with benefits to begin August 1, 2020.

The successful applicant will be experienced in a variety of digital arts (video production, graphic design, still photography, etc.), a proven digital storyteller, and will have a passion for sharing and teaching the digital arts. The successful candidate will also be adept at implementing social media strategies and eager to build social media audiences and engagement for the school. Please view the full list of responsibilities and qualifications below. 

Interested candidates should electronically send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by June 29 to:

Sun Valley Community School
c/o Ryan Waterfield Director of Marketing + Communications
rwaterfield@communityschool.org

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The Video Production+Social Media Manager is responsible for:

  • Driving our existing social media efforts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, while employing new platforms as appropriate
  • Leading the brainstorming, scripting, and production of fun, authentic, smart videos to establish our school brand locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Teaching two multimedia and/or digital media classes per term, including video production (Fall, Winter, and Spring) Expanding on the existing multimedia and digital arts curriculum to include additional skills such as graphic design or alternative digital/social technologies and platforms Developing curriculum and organizing students in the Video Production class to produce “Cutthroat Cut” videos that add student voice to the school’s marketing efforts
  • Mentoring students who are using video for culminating projects like Senior Projects Participating in Outdoor Program trips and organize the recording of Outdoor Program footage
  • Filming or coordinating the filming of school events like Senior Projects, Speeches, Graduation, and other major school athletic and arts events or performances
  • Managing and organizing the school’s YouTube channel, other digital media outlets, and branding videos for accessibility and maximum impact
  • Filming, collecting, and archiving all footage efficiently and proactively
    • Department Videos Produced Annually:
      • Marketing:
        • B-roll - new B-roll 2/year: Fall/Winter + Spring/Summer
        • 2 - 3 brand videos (One School, ES, MS, US) three minutes with 30-second teasers
        • “In the Stream” or “Fish Tales” - Authentic Stories capturing the CSchool experience (:30 second, social-focused videos 1/month)
      • Admissions:
        • Welcome for new students (1 minute video, end of Feb)
        • Residential video (1 per year)
      • Development:
        • Auction (3-minute max, end of Jan)
        • Auction Intros
        • Annual Fund (2 to 3-minute video, Oct)
      • SVSA/Sun Valley Ski Academy: annual recap (2-minute with :30 teaser, April)
      • CAA/Creative Arts Academy: annual recap (2-minute with :30 teaser, May)
      • OLA/Outdoor Leadership Academy: annual recap (2-minute with :30 teaser, June)
      • OP/Outdoor Program: 30-second “Trip Teasers” / division / season
      • Holiday Video: Thankful / Happy Holidays (1-minute, early November)
      • 5th grade, 8th grade, and Senior Videos: end-of-career recap for each 5th, 8th, senior student. Compilation of stills provided by families.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal qualities for the Video Production+Social Media Manager and Digital Media Teacher include:

  • Being a team player, self-starter, and independent worker who is comfortable pitching ideas to the marketing, communications, and admissions teams and executing those ideas
  • Being a great storyteller, with the creative vision to build audience and engagement across our alumni, current student and family, and prospective student and family constituencies
  • Being conversant in the software, hardware, and digital platforms necessary to produce quality and innovative films, share them on various channels, and brand them with school related graphics
  • Being innovative and forward-thinking in both marketing and teaching Being passionate about teaching and inspiring students to create films and social campaigns using a variety of tools: cameras, phones, graphics, animation, etc.
  • Being well-versed in the use of digital media and new media strategies
  • Being licensed to fly drones
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the professional expectations of the school and a willingness to incorporate feedback from students, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the school
  • A willingness to understand and embrace the unique culture of an independent school in a small, vibrant mountain resort community in the Rocky Mountains
  • Having earned a Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for an advanced degree

Head Varsity Girls' Volleyball Coach
Sun Valley Community School is seeking an experienced Head Varsity Girls' Volleyball Coach for the Upper School girls' team. Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, flexible, and dependable. Valid driver's license and background check required. This is a part-time position with no benefits that runs mid- August through mid- October. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Monday, June 15 to:

Richard Whitelaw, Director of Athletics, Sun Valley Community School 
rwhitelaw@communityschool.org

Middle School Boys' Head Soccer Coach
Sun Valley Community School is seeking an experienced Middle School Boys' Head Soccer Coach. Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, flexible, and dependable. Valid driver's license and background check required. This is a part-time position with no benefits that runs late August through mid-October. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Wednesday, July 1 to:

Richard Whitelaw, Director of Athletics, Sun Valley Community School 
rwhitelaw@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.