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Join the Graland Team!

Graland recruits exceptional teachers and qualified professionals year-round. Current job openings are listed below. If you are interested in working at Graland, even if you do not see the position you're seeking, we would like to hear from you! Please send your resume and letter of interest to Sarah Young, assistant to the Head of School.

Current Openings

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  • Lower School Science

    Position Overview
     
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a lower school science teacher with experience in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Science teachers are responsible for leading the elementary science instructional program, which includes, but is not limited to, planning, developing, implementing, assessing and monitoring the science curriculum.
     
    Graland Lower School students are involved in first-hand exploration and investigation where inquiry, critical thinking, innovation, and process skills are nurtured.  The science program provides opportunities for students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world. 
     
    Reports to Head of Lower School
    Status: Full-time, school year

    Position Description
    Lower School science teachers work with a range of grade levels from preschool through fourth grade and are members of departmental and grade-level teams. The Lower School experience at Graland calls for teachers to recognize that working with this age group requires a variety of roles, and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its faculty. 

    Lower School science teachers accomplish the above as they:
    • Provide science instruction through whole- and small-group lessons, experiments, labs, field trips, technology, data analysis, and other teaching methods  
    • Communicate with parents through written progress reports, and other forms of communication such as parent meetings, phone calls, and emails
    • Collaborate with the grade-level teachers, science teachers, and administration, using a growth mindset
    • Engage in professional development to further enhance knowledge of learning differences, differentiation, and strategies for problem-solving, intervention, remediation and/or enrichment

    Team Player
    Lower School science teachers are collaborative and supportive members of the Graland community who:
    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
    • Provides a safe environment for students.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
    • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
    • Represents school in position and in community.
    • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
    • Is available for recess, lunch, and before and after school duties
    • Offers support during after-hours as needed.
    • Likes to work with people and create solutions.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree. 
    • 3+ years of experience with elementary science curriculums or programs. 
    • Excellent communication skills.
  • Middle School Learning Specialist - Literacy

    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a middle school literacy learning specialist to work closely with students in grades 5-8. The candidate should be an experienced teacher who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students. The ideal candidate thrives when working collaboratively and is skilled at working with students, faculty, and families.

    Reports to: Head of Middle School
    Status: Full-time, school year

    Position Description
    Literacy learning specialists support Graland’s pursuit of intellectual excellence by working in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to identify and address learning differences that are impeding student progress in English and history. As coaches and consultants, literacy learning specialists provide alternative methods and strategies to better differentiate curricular delivery and assist teachers in identifying and addressing the nature of non-responsiveness to generally effective instruction. This practice is guided by the Response to Intervention Model.

    Literacy learning specialists accomplish the above as they:
    • Serve as a student’s advocate/case manager by closely monitoring their progress
    • Review and summarize psycho-educational evaluations, creating support plans based on the findings and recommendations provided, and ensuring parent communication and protocol development
    • Participate in formal and informal parent-teacher conferences as well as weekly teacher, grade level, and administrator meetings
    • Provide direct academic support to students and/or small groups of students in the classroom and out
    • Assist with test administrations, including standardized tests, to students receiving accommodations
    • Write report card comments, in some situations, for students who receive ongoing instruction from learning specialists
    • Administer and analyze the results of curriculum-based measurements and standardized testing in order to drive instruction
    • Recommend outside testing when school interventions have not produced desired outcomes
    • Collaborate with the Student Support Team, using a growth mindset
    • Engage in professional development to further enhance knowledge of learning differences, differentiation and strategies for problem-solving, intervention, remediation and/or enrichment
    Team Player
    A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community who...
    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
    • Provides a safe environment for students.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues
    • growth as a culturally responsive educator.
    • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
    • Represents school in position and in community.
    • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
    • Offers support during after-hours as needed.
    • Likes to work with people and create solutions.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
    • Licensure in Special Education.
    • 3+ years of teaching experience; experience with middle school students preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills.
     
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  • Flex Teacher

    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a flex teacher to work closely with students in grades Preschool-8. The candidate should have experience working with children and be someone who understands school environments and the unique needs of lower school and middle school students. The ideal candidate thrives on being flexible and filling in wherever help is needed. Flex teachers are the ultimate team players who work collaboratively with both students and faculty and will work on campus Monday-Friday while the school is in an all-kids on campus scenario. Candidates should be prepared to cover for a sick faculty member, take on a class that is doing remote learning, and say “yes” to a range of tasks that promote individual growth while also supporting the school. This may also include supervising faculty and staff children on Professional Development days. 
    Reports to: Division Head
    Status: Full-time, school year; salaried with benefits
     
    Team Player
    A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community who...
    • Thinks on their feet and goes with the flow.
    • Accepts duties and responsibilities as assigned in a moment’s notice.
    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
    • Provides a safe environment for students.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues
    growth as a culturally responsive educator.
    • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
    • Represents school in position and in community.
    • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
    • Likes to work with people and create solutions.
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Experience working with students preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Middle School Teacher

    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a Middle School teacher to work closely with students in grades 5-8. The candidate should be an experienced teacher who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students. The ideal candidate thrives when working collaboratively and is skilled at working with students, faculty, and families. 

    Reports to: Head of Middle School
    Status: Full-time, school year

    About Graland’s Middle School
    Teaching in the middle school at Graland is a multi-faceted experience. We start with the fundamental belief that teaching middle school students is about building relationships. From here, teachers are responsible for fostering in students a love of learning and the development of skills necessary to be successful. Math, English, science, and history teachers teach one grade level and form that grade's MESH team, whose charge is to create continuity in students' experiences, including developing central themes and interdisciplinary units, common expectations for student work and behavior, to integrate technology, and to manage students' academic and social well being. The MESH team members also serve as advisors within their respective grade levels. World Language and Visual and Performing Arts teachers work with a range of grade levels and serve on departmental teams. They may serve as advisors as well. The middle school experience at Graland calls for teachers to recognize that working with this age group requires a variety of roles, including coaching sports or an innovation team in the Gates lab, and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its staff.

    Team Player
    A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community who...
    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
    • Provides a safe environment for students.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
    • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
    • Represents school in position and in community.
    • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
    • Offers support during after-hours as needed.
    • Likes to work with people and create solutions.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator. 

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
    • 3+ years of teaching experience; experience with middle school students preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    How to Apply
    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to syoung@graland.org. All applications are to be submitted electronically.


  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Position Overview:
    As a member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction researches current pedagogical trends and implements the most mission-aligned practices by coordinating with the division heads to ensure a coherent scope and sequence of curriculum and instruction PS-8th grade and an effective professional development program.  

    Reports to:  Head of School
    Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month position

    Job Responsibilities:
    The following list is not comprehensive but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
    • Collaborates with the Head of School and division heads to define and refine Graland’s vision for fostering intellectual and social-emotional growth so that students are prepared to be engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. 
    • Investigates current developments in learning theory and pedagogical strategies to discover and adopt effective curricular and instructional practices that are consistent with that vision. 
    • Partners with division heads to recruit strong faculty and promote faculty growth through formal and informal evaluations, classroom observations, and coaching on a variety of instructional strategies, materials, and assessments.
    • Oversees faculty and staff professional development, including developing and implementing content for trainings and managing the professional development budget.
    • Develops and maintains mutually supportive relationships with faculty, and through these positive connections, determines effective means to sustain strong faculty morale.
    • Onboards new faculty and provides support throughout their first year.
    • Supervises the Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Associate Director of Programs and ensures their success by coordinating work on curricular and programmatic initiatives and professional development.
    • Designs the school-wide master daily schedule in coordination with the division heads.
    • Directs year-long Curriculum Reviews as needed and presents results to the community, including the Board of Trustees.
    • Reviews, analyzes, and presents standardized test results, specifically in the Annual Governance Report for the Board.
    • Writes Graland Today articles on curricular and programmatic initiatives. 
    • Facilitates Instructional Team meetings.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Team Player
    A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who…
    • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
    • Provides a safe environment for students.
    • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
    • Representative for school in position and in community.
    • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
    • Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
    • Offers support during after-hours and other administrative team responsibilities.
    • Likes to work with people and create solutions.
    • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
     
    Qualifications:
    The next Director of Curriculum and Instruction  at Graland Country Day will:
    • Be an experienced educator;
    • Be an excellent relationship builder and collaborator;
    • Have an educational approach that is aligned with the Graland mission and philosophy;
    • Have passion and expertise in experiential and expeditionary learning;
    • Have the ability to see the big picture and understands logistics planning for seamless execution;
    • Possess strong organization and communication skills;
    • Offer flexibility and a problem solving approach;
    • Have the ability to motivate, support and lead others;
    Bring a growth mindset and excitement to further the school’s vision.
  • Communications Manager

    Position Overview:
    Graland seeks an exceptional candidate to join the school’s marketing and communications team. The position's primary responsibility is developing content for the school’s internal and external communications. Content produced will support the school’s strategic institutional priorities, including enrollment, fundraising, and increasing the engagement of various constituencies and stakeholders. Candidates must have experience writing for a variety of media, each designed to reach varying audiences, including digital and print publications, newsletters, e-blasts and other digital marketing and web content. The ideal candidate thrives on being part of a community and working on a team. We seek an adaptable, detail-oriented, innovative self-starter. 

    Reports to:  Director of Marketing and Communications
    Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month position

    Job Responsibilities:
    The following list is not comprehensive but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
    Content Marketing
    • Develop and execute an overall content strategy and content marketing plan for various school audiences across different mediums. Plan and manage the content calendar. 
    • Act as editor, writer and producer for numerous school-wide communications including weekly and monthly e-newsletters, all school emails, the school magazine and numerous annual publications.
      • As the “campus reporter,” connect with faculty to seek out stories, propose ideas, inquire and uncover what is happening with students and learning.
      • Visit classroom lessons and school events to gather written and photo/video content.
      • Prepare content for digital distribution via CMS and email platform, and/or collaborate with the designer for print layout. 
    • Daily management of social media platforms, including crafting engaging content, monitoring posts, developing social media campaigns and identifying goals and performance metrics.
    • Produce and approve web content and on-going updates to the external and internal school website. 
    • Develop approaches and resulting communications for integrated marketing campaigns to support major school initiatives.
    • Partner with the Director of Marketing and Communications in media relations, proactively pitching stories to appropriate media outlets and responding to media inquiries.

    School Communications Support
    • Provide support for communications from other areas within the school. Ensure all communications uphold the school’s mission, values and brand proposition and adhere to writing standards. May include drafting, proofreading, editing and/or publishing written communications or presentations. 
      • Collaborate with the development and admission departments on strategic communications targeted to their respective audiences (ie: prospects, donors, alumni, friends).
      • Assist cross-functional departments including school administration, business teams, board of trustees and instructional members with content and distribution of messages. 
      • Serve as communications consultant and liaison to the Graland Parent Association (GPA).
      • Assist with crisis communications, drafting content for communications. Requires availability outside of business hours as needed, for prompt response and/or delivering communications.

    Community Involvement and Growth
    • Seek professional development opportunities to stay current on industry trends, identify improved tools and generate new ideas. Engage in equity and inclusivity training as part of a school-wide initiative.
    • Actively participate in the school community helping to enrich student learning and experiences, as well as taking on duties to support daily operations.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

     Team Player
    • Work closely within the three-person marketing / communications team.
    • Service-minded, fulfilling internal and external customer needs, while cultivating meaningful professional relationships with cross functional teams and faculty. 

    • A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who…
      • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences
      • Provides a safe environment for students
      • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality
      • Representative for school in position and in community
      • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental
      • Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning
      • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.

    Qualifications:
    • 4-7 years of experience in a communications position with management of digital and social media.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field.
    • Experience with content management systems and email platforms. Ability to use: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Blackbaud Website CMS, Blackbaud Pushpage email software, Constant Contact, Asana, BrightArrow texting platform, Photoshop (basic).
    • Moderate skills in using digital SLR camera. Basic video editing preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, exhibiting strong grammatical knowledge and AP style. 
    • Creative mind that can ideate new ways to engage the community and implement new ideas.
    • Resilience to successfully manage self and others through multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Flexibility to adapt plans as needed.
    • Ability to work autonomously with limited direction, while using intuition and experience to identify and escalate items that might have a larger cross functional impact.
    • Strong interpersonal skills that are conducive to working with a collaborative team and instrumental in establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff and volunteers.
    • Ability to maintain confidential information.
    • On-campus position. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed. 

    Submit resume and cover letter. 
  • Substitute Teacher

    Graland occasionally has a need for substitute teachers for grades preschool to grade 8. If you are qualified and interested in being on our list of subs, please submit a cover letter with your resume to Sarah Young (no phone calls please).
  • Teacher Resident Program (Stipend Position)

    Graland Country Day School is seeking intern candidates for our Teacher Preparation Program. You will be partnered with experience mentor teachers as you work to achieve your goal of a licensure in elementary education. Options exist for obtaining your masters degree at the same time. See below for details.

Graland Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Graland Country Day School to comply fully with all laws barring discrimination against employees, or applicants, for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military discharge status or physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, rates of pay or other compensation, employee benefits, tuition assistance programs and termination of employment. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send your resume and letter of interest to:

Sarah Young

Assistant to the Head of School
303-388-2803 (fax)
No phone calls, please

Teacher Residency

Graland Country Day School is seeking resident candidates for our Teacher Preparation Program in partnership with PEBC Teacher Residency. Participants are partnered with experienced mentor teachers at Graland and work to achieve a licensure in elementary education. Options exist for obtaining a master's degree at the same time.
For more information on PEBC Teacher Residency please contact:

PEBC Recruitment and Admissions Team 
Direct Phone: 303-861-1169 or Email: admissions@pebc.org.

For more information on being a resident at Graland Country Day School, please contact:
Parthenia D. Williams
Associate Head of Lower School
Direct Phone: 303-336-3767
pwilliams@graland.org

Information session hosted at Graland on February 5, 2020 click here to learn more and sign up.

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  • Overview

    Graland Country Day School and PEBC Teachr Residency seek candidates to participate in an alternative teacher licensure program where participants receive their Colorado Teacher’s License.

    Residents gain an understanding of teaching through an experience-based program coupled with licensure coursework that allows residents to connect theory and practice. They steadily take on increasing responsibilities as their skills and confidence grow. Resident teachers start the year working with small groups of children and end the year capable of managing the entire class.

    With ongoing feedback and support from their field coach and mentor teacher, residents participate in all aspects of the teaching process. They learn to help children with a wide range of abilities and share in celebrating diversity within the classroom.

    Graland residents are paid a stipend and receive some benefits. Please contact us to learn more.
     
  • Start Your Application Today

    To join PEBC Teacher Residency begin your online application at pebc.org and upload the following documents to begin the application process:
    • Statement of Purpose and Essay
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Unofficial transcripts from all universities and colleges attended; please email official transcripts to admissions@pebc.org or mail official transcripts to the PEBC Teacher Residency office (3607 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver, CO 80205)
  • How do I know if I’m a good fit?

    Although teaching experience is not required, we encourage applicants with a passion for education and love for learning. We also require applicants to have the following: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, average 3.0 GPA and U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or ability to legally work in the U.S.
  • Master's Degree Option

    PEBC Teacher Residency highly recommends that residents take advantage of credit benefit options offered by partner universities after their residency year. Residents are encouraged to choose a program that best fits their needs and interests. Please visit the PEBC Teacher Residency website to learn more about the University Partners.
     

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.