Current Openings & Application

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.

Vail Mountain School has the following opportunities available to help us fulfill our mission in and out of the classroom. To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Upper School Spanish Substitute Teacher

(Immediate Start)
VMS is seeking an experienced Upper School Spanish Teacher for a long-term substitute teaching position. This is an immediate opening through the end of the school year (May 26, 2017). VMS teachers are responsible for carrying out the mission of VMS through curriculum development, classroom teaching, grading and assessment, differentiation, classroom management, outdoor education, character development and building rapport with students in and out of the classroom. Courses include: Spanish III, Spanish IV, and AP Spanish Language.
 

Advancement Office Coordinator

(Estimated May 2017 Start)
Vail Mountain School seeks an Advancement Office Coordinator to work with the communications and marketing, admissions, and development team. Advancement encompasses the activities performed at VMS that develop, maintain and reinforce the relationship between the school and its current and prospective families, faculty and staff, alumni and their families, friends, supporters and the greater community. This position serves a as liaison between the school and the VMS community working to ensure the smooth operations of all aspects of the Advancement Office through a collaborative and community-centered approach. The successful candidate will have strong database management skills, professional communication skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with ease. Experience assisting with school, admissions and development events is a plus. Required: Bachelor’s Degree. At least 2 years experience in a professional setting working with Raiser’s Edge database responsibility; development and/or admissions functions preferred.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Human Resources Manager

(Estimated May / June 2017 Start)
Vail Mountain School seeks an outstanding Human Resources Manager to join the school’s Business Office. The HR Manager is responsible for all aspects of human resources including but not limited to hiring, payroll and benefit administration, training, background checks, professional development, maintaining employee files, budget management, annual performance appraisals and performance improvement plans. The HR Manager must be detail oriented, motivated and flexible; exhibit integrity and discretion; and work collaboratively with colleagues and other constituents. The HR Manager will be a strong team player and have the ability and desire to work both tactically and strategically. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred. Candidates must possess the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; at least 2 years in a human resource management role. FTE: 75%-100% FTE/TBD.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

6th Grade Humanities

(2017-18 Start)
Vail Mountain School seeks an engaging, experienced 6th grade Humanities teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in an independent school setting with a demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning. Experience teaching ancient civilizations and familiarity with the Lucy Calkins writing curriculum preferred. The ability to connect with and communicate well with students, colleagues and parents is critical. Candidates should have an interest in and experience with outdoor education such as hut trips, alpine skiing, hiking, etc. Enthusiasm about being a part of the VMS community is a must. Preferred qualifications: three years of teaching experience; master’s degree.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Student Support Services

(2017-18 Start)
VMS is seeking an additional member for the Student Support Services team. This is an amazing opportunity to support students while enjoying life in the beautiful Vail Valley! Student Support Services staff provide additional support for students and faculty in the areas of testing, accommodation plans, and differentiated instruction. The position involves interpretation of outside testing, writing Formal Accommodation Plans, collaborating with classroom teachers to ensure adherence to plans, and appropriate differentiated instruction.

This position requires a Bachelor Degree from a four-year college or university. The following are preferred requirements: Masters Degree in Education or Special Education; licensure or certification in special education; at least 3 years as a classroom teacher; ability to support upper level high school math.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Makerspace Coordinator

(2017-18 Start)
Makerspace in the mountains! VMS is seeking a motivated and talented Makerspace Coordinator for a new, full-time position to oversee the implementation and growth of a new Makerspace lab. The Makerspace Coordinator will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative programming and course curriculum. Courses are likely to be related to STEAM and Computer Science fields. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in grades 6-12; however, a willingness to work with lower school and collaborate with the Computer Science Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist and K-12 classroom teachers is a must.

VMS is seeking candidates skilled in the areas of engineering, design, and design thinking and who are passionate about the use of technologies to support creative, engaged learning. The ideal candidate should also be willing to develop additional clubs and create opportunities for competitive robotics and coding, both of which may compete at the local, state, and national levels. Prior experience in engineering, project-based learning, and design work is desirable. Strong communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to inspire students to innovate and create are essential. The ideal candidate for this position is a person with wide-ranging interests who is eager to embrace the challenges and benefits of collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines with the goal of integrating technology throughout the VMS curriculum.

This position requires a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a similar STEAM field and at least 3 years of relevant experience; experience in a middle and/or high school setting is preferred.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Computer Science Teacher

(2017-18 Start)
VMS is seeking a motivated and talented Computer Science Teacher for a new, full-time position. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of technology classes and may include: Introductory Programming to Middle and Upper School, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Mobile App Design for iOS (Swift), Android, JavaScript and Python. Additional knowledge of game design, robotics, and/or HTML & CSS is also a plus. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in grades 6-12; however, a willingness to work with lower school students is a must.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to help develop a scope and sequence centered around a new computer science program and makerspace with the goal of integrating computational thinking, problem solving, persistence, creativity, logic, and reasoning throughout the VMS curriculum. The ideal candidate would also be willing to develop additional clubs and create opportunities for competitive robotics and coding, both of which may compete at the local, state, and national levels. Industry experience in engineering, project-based learning, and design work is desirable. Strong communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to inspire students to innovate and create are essential. The ideal candidate for this position is a person with wide-ranging interests who is eager to embrace the challenges and benefits of collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines.

This position requires a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field. 1-3 years of relevant computer science teaching experience at the middle and/or high school levels is ideal although industry experience will also be considered.

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To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to jobs@vms.edu.
 

Lower School Mandarin Teacher

Vail Mountain School seeks a Lower School Mandarin Teacher at its location in Vail, Colorado. Duties: The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Teach Lower School Mandarin (grades K-5), develop lesson plans and map curriculum for Lower School Mandarin Program; full participation in the life of the school, including but not be limited to: curriculum planning, classroom teaching (including relevant and differentiated instruction) and assessments; Home Base responsibilities (if assigned); provide general supervision of students; 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 and Ski Fridays. Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field. Requires three (3) years of experience teaching Mandarin to native English speakers. Full-time. To apply: Send letter of application and resume to Ms. Sarah Johnson, Human Resources Director, Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail, CO 81657. Vail Mountain School is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Posted 2/1/2017
 

About VMS

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.