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Job Title: Associate Head of School          
Department: Administration
Supervisor’s Title: Head of School    
Employee Classification:  Exempt

The Associate Head of School is a five-day per week, twelve-month position with full benefits, reporting directly to the Head of School and serving as a member of the school’s executive leadership team. The Associate Head of School ensures that Havern’s mission, values, and vision come to life each and every day. The Associate Head of School is a key leader internally and externally helping to advance the mission and daily operations of Havern. Specifically, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Supports and oversees K-8 grade school programming and faculty
  • Promotes high-quality instructional practices through reflection, modeling, and professional development 
  • Collaborates with the Director of Therapies to oversee OTs and SLPs
  • Cultivates the parent/school partnership
  • Participates in selection, onboarding, and retention of faculty
  • Develops and implements policies in alignment with Association of Colorado Independent Schools
  • Mentors teachers to achieve school-wide growth, including the areas of assessment and data practices
  • Oversees daily school operations, including daily schedules, safety and risk management, and health and nursing best practices
  • Exhibits forward-thinking leadership with a focus on strategy, data, and developing the potential of those within the Havern School community 
  • Conducts staff evaluations and contributes to performance feedback in collaboration with Head of School
  • Facilitates the weekly Teacher Leadership Team meeting and supports monthly lead teacher meetings
  • Develops, documents, and assesses effectiveness of school curriculum
  • Collaborates with Jefferson County Child Find team to support transitions
  • Supports behavior management in collaboration with the Head of School
  • Manages daily staffing, including substitute coverage
  • Supports the admissions office by attending events, meeting with prospective parents, and contributing to discussions about candidate suitability for enrollment.
  • Collaborates with the executive leadership team to enhance the school’s vision 
  • Cultivates and support an inclusive environment of an economically and culturally diverse community
  • Formulates and oversees a transparent and consistent system of student assessment and progress monitoring

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Special Education, or related field 
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience, including supervision of teams, preferred 
  • Knowledge and understanding of multidisciplinary assessments and evaluations to determine appropriate “fit” for the student’s successful learning through Havern School’s education program
  • Experience in a setting serving students with learning disabilities, with specific training and experience in the area of autism spectrum disorder preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work individually and collaboratively under tight deadlines, while managing multiple tasks
  • A growth mindset and entrepreneurial spirit 
  • High ethical standards and sense of integrity and respect for all constituents

Starting Salary: $85,000.  This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is negotiable based on experience and/or additional qualifications. 

Havern School offers a full package of benefits including health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Buttitta, Head of School, at mbuttitta@havernschool.org.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Updated: April 2022

Lead Teacher (Lower School)

Multiple Positions Available

Havern School creates confident learners by nurturing the potential of students with diagnosed learning disabilities through specialized, small group instruction and integrated therapies.

Havern School has multiple lead teacher positions available in our Lower School for the 2022-2023 school year. We serve students with learning disabilities in multi-grade classrooms. Our lower school encompasses students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Specific classroom assignments will be dependent on enrollment as well as teacher experience, training, and expertise. We follow a self-contained intervention model, with the teachers responsible for teaching all subject areas (reading, writing, math, science and social studies). Differentiated instruction is delivered in a small group format.  

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, deliver, and amend as necessary the instructional programs
  • Work closely with co-lead teacher/assistant teacher and other colleagues to ensure continuity within the grade level and from grade to grade
  • Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals
  • Maintain a classroom that is orderly, organized and equipped to meet the needs of the program and students, and presents a professional appearance to the community
  • Communicate with families via conferences, phone conversations, and emails and teacher blogs
  • Maintain student notes, anecdotal records, observations, work samples, and any appropriate assessments
  • Complete student progress reports three times annually, November, March, and June
  • Assume full responsibility for organizing, scheduling and leading parent-teacher-student conferences at a minimum of three times annually
  • Document reports, discipline, student health and other professional correspondence as appropriate
  • Attend monthly faculty meetings and other team or school-wide meetings as needed
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities and remain current on educational research and best practices
  • Engage in self-assessment and work towards professional goals and professional growth
  • Play an active role in the admissions process through classroom visits, observations, and events
  • Participate fully in the life of the school by contributing to and attending school events, supporting advancement/development efforts, and being a representative of the school
  • Promote enrollment for the school internally and externally
  • Support the school and its leadership
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, Master’s degree preferred
  • Specific training and experience in the area of autism spectrum disorder
  • Commitment to mission and philosophy of Havern School
  • Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and strong organizational and management skills
  • Experience in curriculum development, collaborative planning and team teaching
  • Belief in each child’s individual’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
  • Growth mindset with a desire to grow and expand the classroom opportunities

Starting Salary: $50,000.  This is a full-time EXEMPT position. Salary is negotiable based on experience and/or additional qualifications. Havern School offers a full package of benefits including health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

Please look at our website for more information about our school: www.havernschool.org  If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Buttitta, Head of School, at mbuttitta@havernschool.org.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Updated: April 2022

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