Current Openings

ABOUT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of iconic Sun Valley, Idaho, Community School is an independent pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding college preparatory school of 390 students.

MISSION

From our campus to the wilderness, Community School’s mission is to 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.

Upper School Mathematics

Job Description and Application Instructions

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School mathematics teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The primary responsibility includes teaching four to five sections of Upper School mathematics. Additional responsibilities include: serving as an Upper School advisor, participating in the school's extensive Outdoor Program, and leading at least one additional Upper School co-curricular activity. For the right candidate, serving as a live-in Residential Advisor in our Boarding Program is a possibility.

QUALIFICATIONS

In addition to a strong mathematics background, the right candidate will use innovative and creative methods to bring math to life and inspire students of all abilities and interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and desire to work within a collaborative, learner-centered, and inquiry-based educational program where innovation, differentiation, and a growth mindset are valued. Above all, the successful candidate must have a love of education and demonstrate an engaged and flexible approach in the classroom and beyond. This is a full-time position, with benefits.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and at least two letters of reference electronically by Friday, February 2, 2018 to:

Mr. Travis Vandenburgh
Mathematics Department Chair
tvandenburgh@communityschool.org

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.

Upper School Physics

Job Description and Application Instructions

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Community School is seeking a dynamic and experienced Upper School physics teacher to begin August 13, 2018. In addition to physics, this position teaches two to three science electives to be designed with the candidate who is hired. In the past, electives have included geology, astrophysics, science seminar, and flight physics. Additional responsibilities include: serving as an Upper School advisor, participating in the school's extensive Outdoor Program, and leading at least one additional Upper School extracurricular activity. For the right candidate, serving as a live-in Residential Advisor in our Boarding Program is a possibility.

QUALIFICATIONS

In addition to a strong physics and science teaching background, the right candidate will use innovative and creative methods to bring science to life and inspire students of all abilities and interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and desire to work within a collaborative, learner-centered, and inquiry-based educational program where innovation, differentiation, and a growth mindset are valued. Above all, the successful candidate must have a love of education and demonstrate an engaged and flexible approach in the classroom and beyond. This is a full-time position, with benefits.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and at least two letters of reference electronically by Friday, February 2, 2018 to:

Mr. Scott Runkel
Science Department Chair
srunkel@communityschool.org

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.

Director of Residential Life

Job Description and Application Instructions

POSITION

Community School is seeking a dedicated, warm, energetic, and highly organized person who enjoys interacting with and mentoring high school-age students to fill the position of Director of Residential Life. This year-round position, with salary commensurate with experience and benefits, starts on or around June 15, 2018. The Director of Residential Life is primarily responsible for developing and managing the school’s Residential Life program and curriculum. The Director of Residential Life will reside at the Residence Hall and act as the primary dorm staff person (“dorm parent”). Responsibilities include supervision, coordination, transportation, and management of all aspects of the program and the facility. The Director of Residential Life serves on the Head of School’s leadership team and reports to the Head of School.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of the boarding program and supervise the dorm staff throughout the year, including the summer term;
  • Represent Community School's boarding program at school functions, in the community, and at sporting events;
  • Act as primary point of contact for boarding students and their parents through regular communications and ensure consistent communication between Residential Advisors, their advisees, and families;
  • Modify, plan, and oversee a positive Residential Life curriculum and discipline process for the boarding program to promote the safety and well-being of students both individually and collectively;
  • Plan and execute an orientation program for boarding students and their parents;
  • Oversee the development of a dorm student activities program, with a particular focus on weekend activities and other special events;
  • Manage the interface between the academic, athletic, and residential life programs;
  • Coordinate the selection, training, and performance of dorm staff and student RAs;
  • Manage transportation of students (to and from the academic campus, to school related activities, medical appointments, athletic training, etc.);
  • Maintain the general appearance and cleanliness of the dorm, create and oversee student chores and duties, and coordinate repairs and maintenance issues with school Facilities Manage.
  • Serve as a role model in attitude, behavior, and action.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate educational field is required, with preference for an advanced degree;
  • Relevant and significant experience in a boarding school setting, preferably as an administrator and/or dorm parent;
  • Understanding of the unique dynamics, challenges, and opportunities of a boarding environment;
  • A demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative management context;
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, decision-making, and supervisory skills;
  • Ability to work with parents, students, faculty and staff in a cooperative, courteous, and professional manner;
  • Strong experience supervising, hiring, and evaluating program staff and improving processes;
  • A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population;
  • Comfort establishing and maintaining expectations for students and program staff;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • 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 three letters of reference by January 15, 2018 to:

Community School
Attn: Director of Residential Life
℅ Jonna Mendes - Sun Valley Ski Academy Program Director
jmendes@sunvalleyskiacademy.org

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.