Job Postings

Graland recruits exceptional teachers and qualified professionals year-round. Click on the job titles listed below to learn more about current job openings. 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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  • Dean of Grades 7/8

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist Head of Middle School with the day-to-day operations of the division.
    • Serve as an instructional leader for 7/8 faculty through facilitating discussions, modeling professionalism, learning about best practices, and providing support and resources to colleagues.
    • Attend Instructional Team Meetings.
    • In conjunction with Division Head and faculty, develop a challenging, age-appropriate academic program of subject area content and skills development in grades 7/8.
    • Oversee all aspects of the secondary school placement process for Graland’s graduating eighth grade class.
    • With the assistance of the Division Head and other faculty, ease the assimilation of incoming seventh graders.
    • Help the Admission Office with the transition of new 7/8 students and their families.
    • Attend 7/8 grade team meetings and kid talks.
    • Manage 7/8 student discipline.
    • Serve as a liaison between parents and 7/8 faculty.
    • With the assistance of the Division Head and other faculty, supervise the implementation of the advisory program in grades 7/8.
    • In conjunction with other faculty, design and implement a program of social activities, service projects, buddy activities, assemblies, and sports programs tailored to 7/8 students.
    • Share supervisory responsibilities for 7/8 dances and social events with Division Head.
    • Oversee 7/8 recess and chaperone duty schedule.
    • Facilitate the informal evaluation process and provide input in the hiring and, in extreme cases, release of faculty members.
    • Assist the Division Head with progress report processing and editing.
    • Communicate regularly with parents through parent coffees, evening informational events, class pages, and push pages.
    • Assist the Middle School Office with coordinating planners, locker allocations, duty assignments, student rosters, summer reading lists, and other logistics.
    • In conjunction with the MS Office and Registrar, create master schedules, student schedules, faculty schedules and class/advisory sections for the 7/8 grades.
    • Manage the scheduling, staffing, and sectioning of 7/8 clubs and electives.
    • Perform teaching and other administrative duties as assigned.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status: Full-time, 11 month position

    About Graland 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 also serves as advisors within their respective grade levels. Foreign Language and Visual and Performing Arts teachers work with a range of grade levels and are members of 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 and innovation) and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its staff.


    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 3+ years of experience with middle school students preferred
    • Experience as an administrator preferred
    • Excellent communication skills 

    • 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.
      • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
      • 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.
  • Middle School Math Learning Specialist

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

    Position Description
    Math 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 mathematics and science. As coaches and consultants, math 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.

    Graland follows the Math in Focus curriculum covering concepts including, but not limited to, multiplying and dividing fractions, statistics, algebraic equations and inequalities, and geometric construction. Experience with algebra and algebraic concepts is preferred and the ideal applicant will have experience teaching inquiry-based mathematics that include polynomials, quadratics, radicals and radical expressions.

    Math 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

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

    About Graland 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 also serves as advisors within their respective grade levels. Foreign Language and Visual and Performing Arts teachers work with a range of grade levels and are members of 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 and innovation) and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its staff.

    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • 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
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug test
    • 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.
      • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
      • 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.
  • MS Science Faculty

    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a middle school science teacher to work closely with students in grades 5-8. A successful candidate will be an experienced teacher who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students. This candidate thrives when working collaboratively and is skilled at working with students, faculty, and families.
    The middle school science curriculum at Graland taps into the natural curiosity of middle schoolers while also focusing on critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through a host of hands on activities. Students become increasingly adept at making astute observations, employing data and evidence to make informed inferences and predictions, and at considering multiple methods and perspectives when choosing likely solutions to complex problems. Whether they are engaged in dissections, calorimetry, a slingshot lab or crushing balsa wood towers, these young scientists learn to rely on both their growing creative resourcefulness and on increasingly disciplined thinking. As students grow in their scientific capacity, they are able to manipulate variables in experiments of their own design, experience an enhanced connection to the natural world and become empowered to clearly communicate complex and nuanced scientific ideas. Graduates should be able to think both analytically and creatively, possess the innovative skills to apply new solutions to real world problems, and be better prepared to think critically about scientific issues facing our future.  

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

    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of teaching experience; experience with middle school students preferred
    • Excellent communication skills 

    • 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.
      • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
      • 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.
  • MS History Teacher

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    Position Overview
    Graland Country Day School is seeking a middle school history teacher to work closely with students in grades 5-8. A successful candidate will be an experienced teacher who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students. This candidate thrives when working collaboratively and is skilled at working with students, faculty, and families.
    The middle school history curriculum at Graland focuses on critical thinking and how a historian shows up in the world.  From geography to the fall of Rome to the Second Continental Congress to Civil Rights, we expect our students to take in information from a myriad of sources, analyze them, and synthesize them. An ideal applicant will be well-versed in project-based learning and skill development as it relates to a history curriculum.
     
    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status: Full-time, school year
     
    About Graland 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 also serves as advisors within their respective grade levels. Foreign Language and Visual and Performing Arts teachers work with a range of grade levels and are members of 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 and innovation) and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its staff.
     
    Professional and Personal Qualities
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of teaching experience; experience with middle school students preferred
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug test
    • 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.
      • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
      • 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.
  • After School Program Staff - Part-time

    Hours: 2:30pm-6pm, Monday – Friday
    Qualifications: ECE teacher qualified/previously group leader
    Qualified applicants only
    Background check and fingerprinting required
    CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions certification preferred or willing to acquire when hired
    15 hrs 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
  • 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 Ben DeVoss (no phone calls please).
  • Teacher Intern 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. Click for details.

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from you! Please send your resume and letter of interest to:

Sarah Young
Assistant to the Head of School
syoung@graland.org
303-388-2803 (fax)
No phone calls please
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.

Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
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.