March 25 - April 3
Early Release March 24 at Noon!
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the application as well as submit a letter of interest and resume to www.applitrack.com/freehorizon/onlineapp/.
Who We Are & What We Value:
Free Horizon Montessori, a public charter school serving children in preschool through 8th grade, is a richly diverse community nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. We are a growing school with more than 410 students and a strong, supportive parent body and passionate, committed faculty. At Free Horizon Montessori, we value educators who ignite passion, spark curiosity, and inspire children as they learn and grow into responsible global citizens. We are dedicated to supporting students in developing into independent, respectful, and responsible leaders and learners. We view education as a partnership between the student, family, school, and community and seek professionals willing to invest in our pursuit of excellence. Our faculty enjoys a shared leadership model wherein all staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and incite positive change. Does this strike a chord in you? If you embrace life-long learning, demonstrate maturity, and engage in a collaborative approach to education, we invite you to submit a letter of interest and resume and pursue joining our dynamic team. Free Horizon is Montessori for the 21st Century: a place to learn, a place to belong.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Free Horizon Montessori affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment. Sexual orientation is a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or perception of the individual's sexual orientation.
Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:
- DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADVANCEMENT - Full Time, Starting 2017-18 School Year - We are seeking an experienced Director of Finance & Advancement (DFA) to oversee all financial, contractual, and capital planning aspects of our organization. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, or closely related field. The candidate should bring impeccable organizational, communications, and financial skills. This person must possess the highest ethical standards, strong work ethic, and the utmost discretion in maintaining confidentiality, as well as the ability to work successfully with both students and adults, including colleagues, parents, and extended community members. Experience with fund accounting, budget development and oversight, financial forecasting, contract development, project management, and grant seeking/development is desired. Our ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, be able to manage frequent interruptions and changing demands in our fast-paced, student-centered environment with grace and good humor, and demonstrate successful adaptability to prioritize work in order to meet deadlines and desired outcomes. We are seeking someone who is skilled in GAAP and financial reporting, highly proficient in Microsoft Suite, particularly MS Excel, and Google applications, and who possesses the ability and desire to learn and work adeptly within varying applications as required by our school and Jefferson County school district, including PeopleSoft accounting software. Our DFA is a key member of the Finance Committee and Facilities Committee, sub-committees of our Board of Directors. As such, occasional early morning and evening meetings are required. Key responsibilities include leading the annual budget development process, financial systems best practice oversight, financial transparency and reporting compliance, contract management and vendor oversight, and short and long-term capital planning. The DFA will work closely with the Principal, Director of Operations, Facilities Manager, and Board of Directors to establish long-term strategy and short-term implementation of Free Horizon's growth and management plans. The DFA may supervise up to 3 non-instructional school administrative and support personnel as direct reports.
- LUNCH COORDINATOR - Part Time, Starting March 6th - Free Horizon Montessori seeks someone who understands lunch time is not simply free time, it's an opportunity to engage students in nourishing theri bodies, getting to know others through developing conversation skills, and providing the building blocks for learning. This person is responsible for the entirety of the lunch experience for students, including thoughtful preparation of the lunch room space, establishing a pleasant atmosphere, assuring appropriate cleaning, disinfecting, and re-set happens between seatings, and completing clean-up at the end of lunch. This individual is responsible for coordinating with the school's lunch service vendor to order meals ordered by students, track meals as they are served, oversee student lunch accounts in conjunction with the school's Financial Secretary, and assure appropriate quantities of lunch service items are on hand. Our Lunch Coordinator completes processes as required under the National School Lunch Program to assure compliance and quality. The Lunch Coordinator is an important member of our support staff who sees all children every day and has the unique opportunity to forge relationships and make a positive difference. Our Lunch Coordinator must hold a current Colorado Food Handler's Card and complete all coursework and training as required by our School Food Authority, the National School Lunch Program, and Colorado Department of Human Services Childcare Licensing regulations as related to the position.
- OTHER POSITIONS - If you are interested in a position not specifically listed here, please complete the General Application - Classroom and upload your letter of interest and resume in our AppliTrack system here.
Core Qualifications by Position Type
Core Qualifications for Administrative Positions: Our administration works as a cohesive team in assuring smooth daily operations of the school, fulfilling requirements or charter agreement, and providing educational opportunities that are aligned with our Mission, Vision, and Values. Our administrative team utilizes systems theory and servant leadership principles, allowing each individual member to contribute in vital, meaningful ways to the success of the school. We seek friendly, passionate, dedicated people who believe in the Montessori Method in the public sector to join us.
Core Qualifications for Teaching Positions: Our teachers must hold a Bachelor’s degree as well as Montessori certification from a MACTE accredited program (or previous experience in Montessori and a willingness to complete Montessori certification) and meet federal Highly Qualified criteria by passing the appropriate PLACE or Praxis II exam prior to employment. Successful candidates will bring a minimum of 3 years of experience as a lead teacher (though this can be waived in some cases), an understanding of the relationship between curriculum, instruction, and assessment in supporting student achievement, and demonstrate comfort and competence in utilizing technology to enhance student learning. We provide a comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary based on education, qualifications, and experience, PERA retirement contribution, benefits allotment, paid leave time, and professional development opportunities.
Core Qualifications for Support Staff Positions: Our support staff members bring varying levels of education and experience, but all share a common vision of supporting students to make their time at Free Horizon Montessori as positive and successful as possible. We value all members of our staff and believe in supporting professional growth for career advancement. All members of our Support Staff must at minimum possess a high school diploma, be at least 18 years of age, relate well to children and adults, and demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of children and concern for their proper care, education, and overall well-being.