Full Time Associate Teacher
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Do you cultivate students’ curiosity, growth and performance? Do you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency? Are you agile, eager to grow, and a committed team player? If so, Aspen Academy has an amazing full time opportunity for the 24-25 academic year!


About Aspen Academy:

Located in the southern metro area of beautiful Denver, Colorado, at Aspen Academy, we're not just a school; we're a community committed to shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Our dedication to Next Generation education sets us apart, as we equip students with the enduring life skills they need for future success. We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our unique leadership, finance, and entrepreneurial development (LiFE) program prepares students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. 


Diversity and inclusion are foundational at Aspen Academy. We are passionate about cultivating a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment, celebrating and supporting differences. 


We embody and promote the community's values in our thoughts, words, and actions, serving as committed and supportive co-leaders in realizing Aspen Academy's vision and mission:

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Does this inspire you?  Then please read on.

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains. 
  • You set empathetic limits with students, encourage natural consequences, and foster responsible decision-making in a supportive environment.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to your own growth and improvement. 
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, in addition to curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught. 
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal. 
  • You consistently exhibit strengths in time management and organization, as well as social and emotional intelligence and cultural competency.

If this describes you, please apply to join our team.


Summary of Responsibilities

  • Teach assigned classes. 
  • There is little to no planning responsibility in this role.
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom where 100% of the students are engaged, consistently challenged, and supported.  
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
  • Full use of school prescribed instructional methodologies including Individualized Education based on student interest assessments and ability levels in each subject, Socratic Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Contextual Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Flexible Grouping.
  • Reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
  • Fulfill assigned monitoring duties (i.e., recess, lunch duty, etc.).
  • Promote and maintain a supportive and positive relationship with all students and families you serve.
  • Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs.
  • When not in subbing, complete assigned administrative projects and tasks.

Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.


Compensation Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer-paid telehealth, a holistic EAP, 403(b) with matching and more. Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including wide-ranging opportunities for professional development with a generous annual stipend, and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.


Salary Range: Starting annual salary $43,310-$60,134 (based on education & experience step and ladder, max 9 years teaching experience credit)  

Requirements

Qualifications:  

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Preferred: Teaching certification.  Master’s Degree.
  • 1-5 years classroom experience in Middle and/or Lower School (K-8).
  • A passion for Next Generation learning.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to working with a diverse student population. 
  • A commitment to igniting curiosity, and making learning fun and challenging.
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve both in and out of school.
  • Model and reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit consistently throughout the school environment.
  • Proficient use of Google.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire. 
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including occasional evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds. 
Salary Description
$43,310-$60,134-based on education & experience