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Job Openings

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 Teacher

    Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible and dedicated educator who is interested in working with a lead ECLC teacher to create a nurturing, stimulating and organized classroom environment.  A desire to work collaboratively on a team, as well as a desire for personal and professional growth, are essential qualities for this position.  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. 
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
    • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology, Special Education. OR
    • Associate’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education and six (6) months of verified experience working with children in a child development program
    • Minimum of two (2) years training and/or experience working in a professional setting with children ages one to four (1-4).

    Reports to:  Associate Head of Lower School and ECLC Director
    The responsibilities of the support teacher are:
    • Responsible for assisting lead teacher the care and safety of up to 16 children; ensuring that children are in a safe environment at all times in accordance with Colorado Child Care Rules and Regulations.
    • Support the Lead Teacher in the planning and implementation of daily lesson plans, monthly calendars, classroom newsletters, and daily communication to parents.
    • Support the lead Teacher in maintaining age-appropriate, consistent classroom routines and daily schedule.
    • Assist in 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.
    • Use positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally-appropriate guidance strategies to encourage appropriate behavior.
    • Develop and maintain positive communication with parents, children, and faculty/staff.
    • Seek out continued professional development opportunities.
    • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining annual fifteen (15) hour professional development credentials as required for their position.
    • Demonstrate commitment to the Graland mission, core values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and site events as requested by the Director.
    • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis; hours range 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
    • Provide before and after care supervision daily.
    • Maintain confidentiality in regard to staff, children, and family information.
    • Demonstrate responsible, nurturing and professional behavior at all times.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
    • Must be willing to meet appropriate Infant/Toddler 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
    • Complete fifteen (15) hours training annually
    • Submit and pass 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
    Material and Equipment:
    • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, iPad, phone, etc.).  Proficiency with applicable computer software application (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
    Working Environment:
    • 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/more a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance
    • Requires sense of smell and touch
    This position requires a current signed Child Care Provider Health Form.
  • Extended Day Program Staff 2021-2022

    This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and will start in mid-August, 2021.
    Part time Extended Day Program Staff
    Hours: 2:30pm-6pm, Monday – Friday
    Qualifications: ECE teacher qualified /previously group leader
    Qualified applicants only
    Background check and fingerprinting required upon hire
    CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions certification preferred or willing to acquire when hired
    15hrs Professional Development per school year required once hired
    • Work with children ages 5-12
    • Create fun, safe, caring environment
    • Assist with snack, arts, crafts, homework help, recess and other duties as needed
    • Set up and clean up
    • Communicate effectively with student, parents, other staff
    Please e-mail resume to: syoung@graland.org
  • Paraprofessional

    Reports to: Onsite Registered Nurse and Associate Head of Lower School
    Status: Full time, school year

    Perform a full range of education/non-educational duties for kindergarten student. Provide support as needed including instructional support, clerical, lunch/recess, and student personal needs. Under the guidance of a licensed Registered Nurse, assist student with moderate medical needs by helping individual move around campus and the classroom, assist as needed with diaper changes and removal/replacement of ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs) as needed, and assist with other physical needs as needed. Assist licensed teachers in the classroom by monitoring student and appropriately helping student as needed. Maintain a clean and hygienic work environment.

    • 1:1 assist student during diaper changes
    • 1:1 help with AFOs as needed
    • 1:1 assist with movement around campus, specifically up and downstairs and on longer
    • walks to and from various locations
    • 1:1 help on field trips, getting on and off the bus
    • Assist all students in classroom setting as needed
    • Ability to confidently contact school RN and student parents as needs arise
    • Covid precautions and protocols to be followed per Graland guidance, may change throughout the year

    • Associate’s degree or CNA certification
      • High school diploma minimum
    • Experience working in a school district or educational setting
    • Experience working with students
    • Experience working in a special education environment
    • Experience working with someone with medical needs/interest in working with someone
    • with medical needs
    • • CPR and First Aid certifications

    • Basic knowledge of typical office equipment such as telephones, copiers, fax machines, email, etc.
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
    • Advanced interpersonal relations skills
    • Advanced organizational skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
    • Ability to work one-on-one and in small groups with students

    Please send letter of interest and resume to Megan Schmid, mschmid@graland.org
  • Support Teacher (Kindergarten-Grade 4)

    Graland Country Day School seeks an intelligent, energetic, flexible and dedicated educator who is interested in working with a lead teacher to create a nurturing, stimulating and organized classroom environment.  The support teacher assists the lead teacher by providing opportunities for more student/teacher interactions.  A desire to work collaboratively on a grade level team, as well as a desire for personal and professional growth, are essential qualities for this position.  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. 
    Desired Qualifications:
    Preference is given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and/or candidates that have: a degree or endorsement in Early Childhood or Elementary Education; a strong understanding of child development; a knowledge of a variety of reading strategies; a knowledge of manipulative-based math instruction; a knowledge of the philosophy and instructional strategies of the writing process; and proficient computer skills.

    Reports to:  Associate Head of Lower School
    The responsibilities of the support teacher are:
    • Provide instructional support and assessment to the lead teacher
    • Work with students individually and in small groups per lead teacher’s direction
    • Assess and confer with students individually or in groups
    • Monitor student classroom behavior
    • Participate in instructional planning and preparation
    • Support lead teacher and students in technology applications
    • Assist lead teacher with assessing student performance
    • Contribute anecdotal records for reports
    • Substitute when the lead teacher is out of the classroom (for professional or personal absences)
    • Collaborate with lead teacher when communicating with parents
    • Accompany students to and from specials
    • Knowledge of 21st century skills
    • Perform lunch and recess duties
    • Maintain frequent communication with lead teacher
    • Accompany lead teacher on field trips
    • Participate in all meetings that are held within the school day
    • Attend parent/teacher/student conferences
    • Attend division meetings, faculty/staff meetings and professional development meetings
  • 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

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.