If you, or someone you know, is an experienced high school science teacher who believes in the potential of young people, would enjoy being part of a social justice-focused instructional team, and is excited about experiential education and project-based learning — then we would like to hear from you or your acquaintance.
At the minimum, our new Science Instructional Specialist should possess a bachelor’s degree in science, or a related STEM degree. A master’s degree is preferred. As for the position itself, it commands the delivery of innovative curriculum that encourages students to invest in a healthy curiosity as well as scientific thinking. The science instructor we’ll hire should also have experience in Big Picture, Expeditionary Learning, or similar progressive school models.
Most important is experience working with diverse populations, including students from differing racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds — specifically LGBTQ students and those from lower-income backgrounds. This includes keeping priorities of diversity, equity, and inclusion top of mind.
Among the attributes we seek from our new science instructional specialist:
- A demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues
- Adept interpersonal skills
- A sense of humor
- Visionary thinking as well as follow-through
- A commitment to lifelong learning
- Seasoned judgment
Primary among the responsibilities of our new science instructional specialist are the following:
- A commitment to anti-racist social justice education, competency-based curriculum, and our school’s values
- Development of a culturally responsive and differentiated curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices that support a diverse range of learners
- The ability to create learning experiences that propel students to overcome barriers to science careers — especially for youth historically excluded from STEM fields in STEM fields
- The ability to steward department budget, facilities, inventory, and resources
- Be willing to coach and supervise a Public Allies teaching fellow
Finally, we expect our new science teacher to focus on supporting students in both the academic and personal growth, including encouraging them to participate in evening activities. If hired for this unique position, you would become an active member of one of the residential house teams on our Estes Park, Colorado campus — a role that includes mentoring students, engaging in weekend programming, and supervision of students through a rotating weekend staff schedule.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (please include phone number and email address for your references) as one document submitted through this website.
Clarifying questions about the position can be sent by email to our Director of Curriculum, Janet Johnson, using jjohnson at eaglerockschool dot org. No phone calls, please. We will only accept electronic submissions through the link above.
While the science instructional specialist position will remain open until it is filled, we are currently now conducting phone and online interviews with potential candidates. The start date, which is yet to be determined, will be informed by finding the right person — so if that’s you or someone you know, please apply now using this website link.