Current Openings & Application


Current Openings



Director of Development & Major Events

The Director of Development & Major Events is a member of the School’s leadership team who reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with the Board of Trustees. This position is charged to design and oversee all aspects of a strong, vibrant and successful development program intending to attract the maximum financial gift support. Core responsibilities include: creative and strategic planning, new donor generation, VMS fund solicitations, endowment campaign oversight, volunteer group coordination, and organization and management of key community events including: graduation, annual Gala, and others. This role also oversees alumni relations.

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PT School Counselor

Vail Mountain School is seeking a part-time School Counselor (up to 20 hours per week during the months school is in session). The School Counselor responds to students’ social and emotional needs, helping to maintain a healthy and safe school community where students can thrive.

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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.

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
VMS values these qualities in great teachers:
  • Ability to plan and implement creative, challenging, hands-on, and engaging lessons.
  • Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management leadership, communication, and diplomacy with parents and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a supportive and positive learning environment.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies, strategies, and research.
  • Knowledge of effective use of technology in the classroom.
  • Knowledge of differentiation and engagement strategies that support a communicative approach to teaching.
  • Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.

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 proscribed under applicable 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
  • Wellness stipend
  • Free daily lunch
  • Subsidized on campus faculty housing (limited space available)
  • Salary competitive with the state and commensurate with experience