Job Description

Openings as of 5/21/2019
Horizons K-8 Charter

  • Interim Assistant Head of School JobID: 44559
  • Position Type:
    Horizons K-8 Charter

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    952-Horizons K-8 School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

    Interim Assistant Head of School
    1.0 FTE
    Horizons K-8 School

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

    Assist the Head of School in a co-leadership model as an instructional leader:
    * Support and evaluate para-educators, by providing regular meetings & professional development
    * Settle unresolved student discipline issues and advise students as needed. Set fair, safe, and supportive discipline policies
    * Support the Head of School, students, faculty and parents in monitoring school-wide behavioral expectations and policies and daily school supervision
    * Coordinate state testing, ensuring compliance with delivery requirements
    * Plan and co-facilitate professional development meetings including developing protocols for communication processes and collaborative decision-making
    * Assist in designing and refining an instructional coaching pathways for K-8 teachers, including new teachers and staff
    * Participate in curriculum development and review of standards
    * Guide the school’s development of yearly UIP school goals, and preparation of reports to the District regarding the goals

    Assist the head of school in a co-leadership model as an administrator:
    * Serve as backup in the temporary absence of the Head of School
    * Attend district leadership meetings, team meetings and annual IEP meetings as needed
    * Assist with open enrollment scheduling, communication, student enrollment, and school tours
    * Support developing appropriate internal policies and procedures, consistent with Horizons’ bylaws, Charter Agreement and Board Policies, in accordance with relevant BVSD, state, or federal laws and regulations.
    * Collaborate and develop master schedules, including recess duties and help plan school projects and events
    * Attend student support meetings as needed
    * Support and attend events & activities as needed

    * Minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience
    * Experience with MTSS, 504s, IEPs, and ALPs including legal requirement, family partnership, and plan implementation
    * Understand the educational value of diversity, and appreciate and be responsive to students and families of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities

    Preferred qualifications:
    * A sense of humor and flexibility
    * Possess (or application submitted to Colorado Department of Education) a Colorado principal at time of hire, or evidence of being in pursuit of principal licensure via enrollment in accredited licensure program.
    * Previous experience with non-graded, experiential, project-based, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches
    * Ability to function well in self-directed activities, work collaboratively, and take initiative to complete tasks
    * Knowledgeable and skilled in compassionate, non-violent communication strategies and models
    * Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    * Skilled in group facilitation, coordination, and leadership
    * Experience in teaching, supervision and educational leadership K through 8th grade
    * Experience with data-driven school improvement processes that result in high academic achievement for all and elimination of achievement gaps
    * Commitment to progressive, innovative education, teacher leadership, and research-based practices
    * Strong planning, organization, motivation, management, supervision and evaluation skills
    * Demonstrated skills in facilitation, problem solving, and conflict management
    * Understanding of English Language Learners and appropriate programming
    * Belief in the practice of inclusion for all students and experience with current special education regulation and best practices
    * Experience with current behavioral and academic intervention systems
    * Technologically literate including Google applications, and motivated to use technology to enhance learning and administrative system

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Administrator Salary Schedule, which can be found at

    About Horizons:
    Horizons K-8 School, a charter school located in south Boulder, has a rich history of academic excellence and attention to the whole child. The Horizons community takes great pride in fostering an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness with an emphasis on building positive relationships throughout the school. A consistently high-performing school, Horizons emphasizes multi-age groupings, full inclusion, service learning, teacher-guided student choice, community building, authentic and active learning experiences, outdoor education, use of technology, experiential learning opportunities, and emphasis on projects. Our 348 students are in classes of 18-20 students, guided by an exemplary group of teacher leaders. The school is governed through a shared leadership approach that includes faculty, staff, parents, and administrators. A range of assessments and student-led conferences replace traditional report cards and grades.
    Our mission is to guide students to become self-directed learners and community contributors in a respectful learning environment. At Horizons K-8 School, we strive to make our school an exciting, inclusive place to work, teach, learn, create, and innovate by actively fostering a respectful and responsible environment where all community members - staff, students and families - are included.

    Horizons K-8 School is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries: Office for Civil Rights -

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