The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Director of the HMI Semester. This senior position reports to the Head of School and oversees the day-to-day operations of HMI's fall and spring semesters. The Director of the Semester also leads HMI's efforts to ensure teaching and learning—in the academic, social and forms—at HMI consistently embrace the full promise of a twenty-first century education.
About the High Mountain Institute Semester: HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
Serve as the HMI Semester’s lead administrator
Manage and/or oversee calendar and daily operations of the semester
Supervise and mentor the HMI Semester faculty, including deans
Ensure continued excellence of HMI's program
Oversee major school budget lines
Maintain sending school relationships
Teach an academic course (tbd)
Co-lead two 10-12 day wilderness expeditions annually
Serve as a member of HMI’s administrative team
Competitive compensation, dependent on experience
Health, dental, and vision benefits
4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
6 weeks of vacation per year
Possibility of on-campus housing
Qualifications: BA or higher, 5-7 years prior teaching experience in a traditional college preparatory high school setting, prior experience leading backcountry expeditions, prior experience in management or supervision or others, enthusiasm for working with teenagers in a residential setting, demonstrated passion for both intellectual and wilderness pursuits, desire to live in a small Rocky Mountain city 90 miles west of Denver, and a willingness to obtain and maintain current WFR & CPR certifications and submit to criminal and driving background checks.
We will begin our initial review of applications on January 12, 2017 and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.
Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.
The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.
About High Mountain Institute
About the High Mountain Institute:
A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating to the whole student.