Supervisory relationship: this position reports directly to the Director of Residential Life and supervises the faculty while the (HS)2 program is in session.
Preparation for the summer session
Recruitment and retention of (HS)2 students. Outside of the summer, maintain contact with the students to ensure individual growth and relevancy.
Produce an annual budget.
Guide and support the development office in (HS)2 fundraising efforts for the short and long-term viability of the program. This might include travel.
Cultivate relationships with counselors and others who work with the student population we are trying to recruit.
Recruitment of faculty, determination of annual pay and benefits, including housing, and scope of responsibilities. Work closely and in good communication with the education team regarding the school’s annual hiring needs to ensure the appropriate use of the program for the professional development of new faculty and staff.
Coordinate travel arrangements for students.
Work with donors to support fundraising efforts during the transition between directors. Be available to tour and meet prospective donors and attend gatherings
Organize and lead faculty orientation meetings
Ensure that the (HS)2 program provides a progressive, experimental platform for programmatic institutional advancement of the full-year program.
The director must have an eye towards ensuring that the program’s resources (which are derived from donor generosity) are going to a program that is efficient and effectively run. In short, resources need to go to supporting the students.
During the summer session
Daily management of the program while in summer session. This includes establishment, clarification, and enforcement of rules generally consistent with the CRMS Family Handbook, school culture, and general programmatic oversight. Coordinate weekend activities, dorm schedules, active schedules, graduation and oversight of payroll.
Ensure that all programs are run safely and within the expertise of the personnel and aligned with CRMS policies and procedures (i.e. Active Leaders Manual, Faculty Principles & Guidelines, and Employee Handbook).
Ensure that all programs are run safely and within the expertise of the personnel.
Lead collaborative meetings and classroom preparation
Lead student orientation program and organize all-school meetings including the welcome dinner and weekly all-school meetings.
Serve as “administrator on duty” for the duration of the five-week program.
Communicate any significant incidents with the school leadership team.
Prior to and during the summer program, the director will coordinate with Buildings and Grounds the faculty and staff housing, housekeeping schedules, bus driving tests, and vehicle use for programming purposes. Outside of weekly meetings, while the program is in session, the director will use schooldude to communicate maintenance needs.
Evaluation of faculty and students and record keeping
Evaluation of faculty based on performance in areas of responsibility, professionalism, school culture, and care of the students.
Lead the evaluation and progress of each student.
Ensure that the student records are up to date
Other Duties –
Supervisory Relationship: Reports Director of Finance and works collaboratively with a committee on campus use by external organizations.
External Campus Use Coordinator
Establish a positive and collaborative working relationship with the other summer programs on campus.
Understand the school’s strategic initiatives to establish supplemental income for external campus use.
Understand the limitations and constraints related to our current programming and facility use.
Respond to inquiries and meet with organizations that are interested in renting the campus during times when school is not in session.
Participate in summer program committee review meetings to ensure that the facility use fits the strategic direction and needs of the school.
Full integration into the school community
The other duties for this position will be based on the skill set of the individual, the needs of the school community, and the availability of on-campus housing. If the latter is available, participating in the residential program and weekend duties will be expected. At a very minimum, this position will serve in a part-time capacity for the development office, admission office, marketing/communications, or the academic/active program. The person accepting this position should expect to participate in fall/spring trips and interim (without additional compensation) as a way to better integrate and participate in the CRMS annual programming.
FLSA Status: This position performs supervisory and administrative duties at least 20% of the time and is EXEMPT from the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employment is conditional on satisfactory results of a criminal background check.
Required: Bachelor’s degree and previous administrative experience.
Preferable: Experience as an educator. Cultural competencies and mindset to effectively guide and develop a program that meets the needs of (HS)2 students.
Additional skills: The person who will be attracted to this position will be highly organized, professional, and able to manage the stress and challenge of many responsibilities. They need to embrace, enjoy, and understand this age group and student population. As the program leader, they need to demonstrate a willingness to work well with others, fully embrace the larger institutional goals of Colorado Rocky Mountain School and demonstrate flexibility and agility in all the roles and responsibilities they will occupy throughout the full year. Being friendly, kind, and thoughtful in all interactions with community members is seen as a huge plus.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-year position with full benefits.
About Colorado Rocky Mountain School
The Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a college-preparatory independent high school located thirty miles northwest of Aspen in the mountains of western Colorado. CRMS’s average enrollment is 175 students in grades 9-12 from various countries. Key to the underpinnings of our progressive and experiential program is close faculty-student relationships and a skill-based academic curriculum balanced with outdoor activities that challenge young people to develop skills, judgment, responsibility, as well as a service ethic. Also significant are tasks related to daily life and the well being of the community. Our balanced curriculum of rigorous college-preparatory courses, wilderness education, and service learning, all in a residential setting, allows students to cultivate academic excellence, critical thinking, and community-mindedness.