The Watershed School is an innovative independent school in Boulder, Colorado serving students in grades 6-12.  Founded in 2004, the school offers a unique educational program emphasizing academic rigor with an inquiry-based approach, and a nurturing and caring community.  The school is intentionally small to support our educational model; however, the school continues to grow.  In 2014-2015, the school will enroll approximately sixty-five students.

 Math Educator: Precalculus

The Watershed School Math Educator is a part-time position and reports to the Head of School and the Math Coordinator. S/He will be responsible for teaching precalculus. The Precalculus course completes the formal study of the elementary functions begun in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Students focus on the use of technology, modeling, and problem solving involving data analysis, trigonometric and circular functions, their inverses, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conics, and quadratic relations. Discrete topics include the Principles of Mathematical Induction, the Binomial Theorem, and sequences and series. The Math Educator will need to balance instruction of skills and concepts with meaningful projects that allow students to see and experience how math fits into the real world. The schedule for the position is Monday-Friday with teaching responsibilities beginning at 9:10am and ending at 10:05am. There are additional events in the evening and two weekend events that the Math Educator is responsible for attending. The position begins on Sept. 10th and ends on April 18th. The salary range for this position is $5000-$7500.

Math Educator: Statistics

The Watershed School Math Educator is a part-time position and reports to the Head of School and the Math Coordinator. S/He will be responsible for teaching statistics. In this class students will work with probability, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, data visualizations, and technological tools to analyze statistics. The main foci of the course will be exploring data, planning a study, producing models using probability theory, and making statistical inferences. Students will work with statistical measures of centrality and spread, methods of data collection, methods of determining probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will use multiple representations to present data including written descriptions, numerical statistics, formulas, and graphs. The Math Educator will need to balance instruction of skills and concepts with meaningful projects that allow students to see and experience how math fits into the real world. The schedule for the position is Monday-Friday with teaching responsibilities beginning at 8:10am and ending at 9:05am. There are additional events in the evening and two weekend events that the Math Educator is responsible for attending. The position begins on Sept. 10th and ends on April 18th. The salary range for this position is $5000-$7500.

 Art Educator: Fall Semester

As Art Educator, you will teach multiple skills classes in art at both the Upper School and Middle School levels. The art educator will also oversee the teaching of art in Learning Expeditions led by other teachers. This will entail hours beyond the school day, extended overnight excursions, and the responsibility to adequately document and assess your students’ learning. You will also have responsibilities as an advisor to a group of students a teacher leading Explore electives on Wednesday afternoons. Watershed’s art teacher will have the benefit of a full visual arts studio, extensive space on campus to display student work, and an interdisciplinary learning approach that brings art into nearly every class.

This position is a temporary position to replace an educator on Leave of Absence in Fall 2014. The dates of employment will run from September 9, 2014 to December 15, 2014.

Desired Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate for these positions will have the following:

  • outgoing personality

  • excellent communication skills

  • demonstrated organizational skills

  • demonstrated skills developing and supporting community

  • commitment to high academic standards

  • demonstrated success as a collaborative member of a team

  • previous experience with schools

  • familiarity with current issues in education

  • experience with facilitating student groups

  • depth of knowledge in content area

Please send cover letters and resumes to greg@watershedschool.org and dave@watershedschool.org. We will be accepting applications for the position until August 18th.