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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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  • Early Childhood Support / Extended Day Staff - Long Term Substitute

    (December 5, 2022 - April 7, 2023)

    Position Overview:  
    Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible and dedicated individual who is interested in working with children in our ECLC during the day as well as in our school age Extended Day program in the afternoons. The person must be cognizant of the variation of students’ cognitive, social and emotional needs and capable of responding appropriately to each student as an individual.
     
    Reports to: Associate Head of Lower School and Director of Extended Programs
    Terms: Long-term substitute from December 5, 2022 -April 7,2023, 11:30a.m. -6 p.m., Monday – Friday
     
    Job Responsibilities:
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Works with children ages 1-12 years old.
    • Assists the team in the care and safety of children.
    • Performs daily set-up and delivery of program by organizing activities, snacks/meal service, diapering, cleaning/sanitizing, playground supervision, rest time, arrival and departure of children.
    • Uses positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally-appropriate guidance strategies to encourage appropriate behavior.
    • Develops and maintains positive communication with parents, children, and faculty/staff.
    • Monitors and maintains annual fifteen (15) hour professional development credentials as required for the position.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings, trainings, and site events, as requested by the school.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
     
    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • 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.
      • Represents school in position and in community.
      • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and non-judgmental.
      • Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback, and new learning.
      • Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides, in addition to team responsibilities.
      • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
     
    • Demonstrates commitment to the Graland mission, core values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
    • Demonstrates responsible, nurturing and professional behavior at all times.
     
    Qualifications and Requirements:     
    Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
     
    • Lead teacher requirements. Must be willing to meet appropriate Preschool/PreK, school-age Teacher requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services upon hire.
    • Possess a current certification in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions or willing to attain once hired.
    • Submit and pass a criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five (5) working days of employment.
    • Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire.
    • Must be able to fulfill the role as a mandated reporter.
    • This position requires a current signed Child Care Provider Health Form.
     
     
    Material and Equipment:
     
    • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, iPad, phone, etc.).  Proficiency with applicable computer software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
    • Multiple manuals such as Colorado Health Department Guidelines, Graland Employee Manual, General Rules and Regulations for Child Care Services and the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Childcare Rules and Regulations.
    • Most of work is performed indoors, approximately 70%, with normal noise and frequent interruptions.
    • Balance of the work day, approximately 30%, will be outdoors, possible exposure to extreme temperatures, sun, rain, snow, wind, humidity or icy conditions and frequent exposure to grasses, molds, fertilizers, dust and pesticides.
     
    Physical Requirements:
    • Must have the ability to visually and audibly supervise the children in a variety of situations.
    • Requires the ability to stand for various periods of time (15-30 minutes), bend or kneel to communicate with children, engage in activities with children, and distribute supplies or materials.
    • Must be able to push, pull, and balance.
    • Must be able to lift/move a maximum of 30 pounds unassisted, and lift/move a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance.
    • Requires sense of smell and touch.
    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • 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.
      • Represents 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.
      • Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides, in addition to team responsibilities.
      • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
     
    • Demonstrates commitment to the Graland mission, core values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
    • Demonstrates responsible, nurturing and professional behavior at all times.
     
    About Graland
     
    A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
     
    While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders so that they learn to value individual differences and divergent thinking. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Philosophy Statement and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.
     
    Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.
     
    Our Mission
    Achieve intellectual excellence,
    build strong character,
    enrich learning through the arts and athletics,
    and prepare our students to be
    engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
     
    Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain
     
    Compensation and Benefits
     
    Compensation is based on a daily rate of $150 per day based on working 6 hours each day. Daily free lunch and access to an on-campus workout facility. Some benefits may apply.
     
    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.
     
    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.
    (revised 10/24/2022)
  • Middle School Literacy Learning Specialist- Long Term Substitute

    Nov 14 2022 - June 14, 2023

    Position Overview:  
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a middle school literacy learning specialist to work closely with students in grades 5-8. A successful candidate will be an experienced teacher who understands the unique needs of middle school students. This candidate thrives when working collaboratively and is skilled at working with students, faculty, and families. Graland Middle School teachers fulfill a variety of roles that may include chaperoning overnight trips and day trips, as well as other duties around campus.
     
    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.
     
    Reports to: Head of Middle School
    Terms: Long-term substitute from November 14, 2022 - June 14, 2023
     
    Job Responsibilities:
    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 
     
    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • 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.
      • Represents 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.
      • Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides, in addition to team responsibilities.
      • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
     
    • Believes in an educational approach that is aligned with the Graland mission and philosophy.
    • Encompasses interpersonal skills and collaborates with colleagues. Has the ability to motivate, support, and lead others.
    • Builds positive relationships with students by demonstrating respect and care, while creating a safe environment that promotes intellectual risk-taking.
    • Fosters a learning environment that inspires active student participation, curiosity, and initiative.
    • Utilizes a variety of instructional approaches to engage students.
    • Approaches situations with flexibility and creative thinking to identify solutions.
     
    Qualifications                    
    • An experienced educator, background with Middle School students preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
    • Licensure in Special Education
    • Possesses strong organization and communication skills.
    • Maintains effective relationships with students, faculty, administration, and parents/guardians.
    • Willingness to pursue ongoing professional development opportunities.
    • Demonstrates ease with technology, adoption of the LMS, as well as other technology programs and tools to engage learners.
    • Ability to chaperone students on day excursions, as well as overnight trips.
    About Graland
     
    A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
     
    While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders so that they learn to value individual differences and divergent thinking. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Philosophy Statement and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.
     
    Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.
     
    Our Mission
    Achieve intellectual excellence,
    build strong character,
    enrich learning through the arts and athletics,
    and prepare our students to be
    engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
     
    Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain
     
    Compensation and Benefits
     
    Compensation is based on a daily rate of $250 per day. Benefits may include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch and access to an on-campus workout facility.
     
    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.
     
    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.
    (revised 10/20/2022)
  • Extended Day Program Staff

    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking an afterschool staff member that can assist with all afterschool activities in the extended day program.
     
    Reports to: Director of the Extended Day Program
    Terms: Part-time, school year, immediate need
    Hours: 2:30-6pm, Monday-Friday
    Compensation: $20 per hour
     
    Responsibilities                
    • Work with children ages 5-12 years old
    • Create a fun, safe and caring environment
    • Assist with snack, arts, crafts, homework help, recess and other duties as needed
    • Set up and clean up
     
    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.
      • Represents 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.
      • Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides, in addition to team responsibilities.
      • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
     
    Qualifications                     
    • Minimum two years of experience in a licensed childcare setting
    • CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions certification preferred or willing to acquire when hired
    • Possesses strong organization and communication skills.
    • Maintains effective relationships with students, faculty, administration, and parents/guardians.
    • Background check and fingerprinting required upon hire.
    About Graland
    A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
     
    While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders so that they learn to value individual differences and divergent thinking. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Philosophy Statement and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.
     
    Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.
    Our Mission
    Achieve intellectual excellence,
    build strong character,
    enrich learning through the arts and athletics,
    and prepare our students to be
    engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
     
    Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain
     
    How to Apply
    Qualified applicants should send a resume to syoung@graland.org. All applications are to be submitted electronically.
     
    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.
     
    COVID-19 Requirement
    Must adhere to City and County of Denver health order (8.2.2021) requiring all school employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated and individual must provide proof of vaccination.
     
    (revised 2/9/2022)
  • Evening Custodian

    Position Overview
    Graland is seeking an evening custodian to clean and maintain an assigned area of the well-kept 190,000 square feet of teachable space. The evening custodian is responsible for performing their duties with the latest cleaning standards and best practices to keep a safe space.

    DEPARTMENT: Buildings and Grounds
    REPORTS TO: Custodian Supervisor
    PRIMARY FUNCTION: Performs tasks for the purpose of maintaining an attractive, sanitary and safe campus for students, staff and visitors.
     
    Essential Responsibilities
    • Cleans assigned campus facilities (e.g., classrooms, offices, gym, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, cafeteria, etc.). Cleaning includes but is not limited to:  vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, shampooing carpets, washing windows, sanitizing, emptying trash and picking up litter.
    • Use of ladders, step stools, as needed.
    • Lifts up to 30 pounds unassisted for the purpose of lifting equipment/objects necessary to complete assigned tasks.
    • Responsible for locking doors and windows and turning on and off lights at scheduled times.
    • Perform routine minor maintenance activities.
    • Inspects school facilities for the purpose of ensuring the site is suitable for safe operations and maintained in an attractive and clean condition.
    • Identify and report vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
    • Work under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods.
    • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, effective functioning of the work unit.
    Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
    • SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: using custodial supplies.
    • KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: knowledge of custodial supplies; knowledge of cleaning methods and techniques.
    • ABILITY is required to work with a wide diversity of individuals in a variety of circumstances; and operate job-related equipment. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being willing to work; being organized. With the ability to engage with students, faculty and staff. 
    Working Environment
    • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 50% walking, and 45% standing. 
    Hours are 3:30pm – 12:00am 

    Compensation and Benefits
    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $15-$17 per hour.  Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid time off for school holidays and school vacations, as well as participation in a retirement plan. 

    The person in this position must adhere to City and County of Denver health order (8.2.2021) requiring all school employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated and individual must provide proof of vaccination.
  • 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.