Current Openings & Application


Current Openings

Spanish Teacher

Purpose:

The Spanish teacher is a collaborative, experienced, and nurturing teacher who is excited to join a dedicated team working in an independent school K-12 environment. This teacher has the ability to build rapport and communicate well with students, colleagues, and parents. 

Who You Are:

  • A “raise your hand” type of person. You’re interested in participating in school events like  after school academy, field trips, sitting at lunch tables, assisting with carpool, hut trips, and Ski Fridays. You are ready to participate fully in the life of the school.
  • Willing to provide general supervision of students
  • Able to communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents, colleagues, and volunteers
  • Ready to attend related meetings and assist with afternoon/evening programs; some of which may occur outside of the school day
  • Actively promoting the mission of the school
  • Deeply knowledgeable in the subject area; displaying dedication, passion, inspiration, the ability to individualize learning, and the capacity to help all students succeed. 
  • Fluent in both Spanish and Mandarin, 
  • Ready to utilize Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic, Professional Learning Communities as a member of our faculty.
  • Committed to pursuing professional development and are life-long learners. 
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university required; advanced degree preferred
  • Proficiency in designing effective lessons, teaching diverse learning styles and managing elementary school age students
  • A teacher with 3 or more years in an independent school with a K-12 environment. 

 

What You Will Do:

  • Teach K-8 World Language curriculum in Spanish, develop lesson plans and map curriculum.
  • Provide general supervision of students at all times in the building (including lunch and recess)
  • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents and colleagues
  • Attend related meetings which may occur outside of the school day
  • Assist with afternoon and evening programs as requested
  • Participate in Board related events, as requested
  • Participate in orientation, field trips, hut trips, student activities, and Ski Fridays

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@vms.edu.

 

About Our Faculty

The faculty and staff at VMS possess a wide range of experience and talents unified by an unsurpassed commitment to teaching and nurturing emotional growth. In and out of the classroom, as a member of our community, you will be asked to contribute as a mentor, coach, tutor, and guide as well as other roles that emerge. You’ll work with peers who are smart, energetic, positive, motivated, and always involved. At the end of the day, you won’t be counting the minutes remaining but wishing you had time to accomplish more. It’s also likely that at the end of the day you might skin up Vail Mountain with your colleagues or go on a sunset mountain bike ride on nearby trails.

Portrait of a VMS Teacher
 

Our School

Vail Mountain School is a Kindergarten through 12, co-educational, non-sectarian day school located in the Central Rocky Mountains, 100 miles west of Denver. The school’s primary focus is to provide a rigorous academic setting as preparation for college and for life. Co-curricular programs take full advantage of our location in the resort community of Vail and the White River National Forest. VMS is known for:
  • A robust experiential and global education program
  • The rigor of a high quality college preparatory curriculum combined with a rapport driven environment that inspires character development
  • An unparalleled collaborative relationship with our community and our mountain environment
  • The flexibility to support our athletes, thespians, musicians, artists, and diverse learners, in and outside of school
We are an equal opportunity employer and make all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification as defined by federal, state, or local law.
 

Benefits

To attract new staff of the highest caliber and to make living in a luxury resort town easier, we are inspired by a progressive Strategic Plan to provide competitive salaries and benefits that include a few unique perks. 
  • Tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff as available and based on eligibility
  • Competitive health insurance
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Vail/Beaver Creek ski pass with participation in our Ski Friday program
  • Wellness stipend
  • Free daily lunch
  • Subsidized on-campus faculty housing (limited space available)
  • Salary competitive with the in-state peers and commensurate with experience