Current Openings

Lead Teachers

No current openings

                                                                              

Educational Support

Paraprofessional- Full-Time

Bilingual Spanish/English Paraprofessional- Full-Time

Handwork Assistant- Part-Time

Restorative Justice Coordinator- Part-Time

Social Worker- Part-Time

Substitute Teachers

                                                                              

Administration

No current openings

Why Work at Mountain Sage?

Why will you want to work at Mountain Sage Community School? Because at Mountain Sage our culture is one of teamwork and quality. We engage in artistic endeavors daily. We get to know our students and their families over time because we practice “looping” and work hard at relationship building. At Mountain Sage we sing together at every faculty meeting. We provide a lot of professional development for our teachers but also commit to renewal and create opportunities to do artistic work together, not just with the students. We reward loyalty by offering bonuses when you have been with us for several years. We are attracting the best and the most imaginative individuals. Come join us and help us change the world one student at a time.

May Your Work Excite Your Heart

by John O’Donohue

May your work excite your heart,
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become worrisome.

May this work challenge you toward
New frontiers that will emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered gifts.

May the work fit the rhythms of your soul,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire.

Remember to be kind to those who work for you,
Endeavor to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.

Be fair in your expectations,
Compassionate in your criticism.
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other’s heart,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of the gift.

May you come to know work
Which emerges from the mind of love
That will have beauty and form.

May your work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thoughts.

May your work assume
A proper space in your life;
Instead of owning or using you,
Bringing you every day further
Into the wonder of your heart.

Paraprofessional, Full-Time for the 2024-25 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students. 

Mountain Sage is seeking a skilled and passionate paraprofessional for the 2024-2025 school year. The paraprofessional at Mountain Sage works with a diverse group of elementary and middle school aged children who need extra support in and out of the classroom, supports classroom teachers to provide differentiated lessons in the classroom, and assists as required for various activities, duties, and coverages. The paraprofessional may also serve under the supervision of the special education teacher or academic interventionist to assist students toward accomplishing their individual learning needs. The paraprofessional may provide individual and small group instruction in and outside the classroom and may support students having behavioral difficulties. The typical hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday during the academic school year. 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly Non-exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, full-time 
WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week 
BASE PAY: $19/hour with a hiring range maximum of $21/hour
REPORTS TO: Educational Director 

Minimum Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the students and the teachers on a daily basis through:

  • Assisting students in their academic, social, and emotional work
  • Supervising and assisting students in classroom and in non-classroom settings 
  • Utilizing the school’s positive behavior intervention and support model across settings
  • Assisting and implementing school discipline measures as directed
  • Communicating students’ progress and needs with appropriate staff and educational team
  • Assisting in implementation of lessons to meet Individual Education Plans (IEP) and student intervention goals
  • Ability to communicate timely and effectively with students and staff
  • Upholding the Waldorf-inspired aspects of our program
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Non-classroom coverages such as traffic, recess, lunch, etc.
  • Punctuality throughout the day

Required Qualifications

  • Two years of related experience working with students (special and/or general education)
  • Strong language arts and mathematics skills in order to effectively assist K-8 classroom work
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise students, and defuse volatile and stressful situations with students
  • Positive attitude and ability to take direction and feedback as well as to collaborate
  • Willingness to understand and follow the Waldorf-inspired underpinnings of our program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish) capabilities a plus
  • Experience with art, music, movement
  • Exposure to restorative practices
  • Understanding of experiential learning
  • A desire to join the community for multiple years
  • Waldorf-training and/or experience
  • Education college course work
  • CPR/first aid skills and training 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Stand for an extended period
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme winter conditions/temperatures
  • Take children to nearby nature trails and areas for extended periods of time in all weather conditions, located within walking distance
  • Maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Carry or transfer up to 20lbs
  • Work in occasionally loud environments
  • Frequently use office technology including walkie talkie, phone, computer, copiers, and printers
  • Use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Compensation and Hours

Hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday during the academic school year. The starting hourly wage for this position is $19/hour. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA), health benefits, PTO, and a 3-year loyalty bonus.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Bilingual Spanish/English Paraprofessional, Full-Time for the 2024-25 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students. 

Mountain Sage is seeking a skilled and passionate Spanish speaking paraprofessional for the 2024-2025 school year. This role will support in immersive, multi-level Spanish classes: assisting our middle school Spanish teacher in differentiating for students at varied proficiency levels in the older grades, and serving as a para in select elementary grade Spanish classes. The position will require adaptability and initiative to learn Waldorf inspired educational strategies to support the children. Mentoring, observations, and collaboration will be provided.

Additional hours will be as a general education paraprofessional. The paraprofessional at Mountain Sage works with a diverse group of elementary and middle school aged children who need extra support in and out of the classroom, supports teachers to provide differentiated lessons in the classroom, and assists as required for various activities, duties, and coverages. The paraprofessional may provide individual and small group instruction in and outside the classroom and may support students having behavioral difficulties. The typical hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday during the academic school year. 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly Non-exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, full-time 
WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week 
BASE PAY: $20/hour with a hiring range maximum of $22/hour
REPORTS TO: Educational Director 

Minimum Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the students and the teachers on a daily basis through:

  • Assisting students with their academic, social, and emotional goals in comprehensible Spanish and English languages
  • Supervising and assisting students in classroom and in non-classroom settings 
  • Utilizing the school’s positive behavior intervention and support model across settings
  • Assisting and implementing school discipline measures 
  • Communicating students’ progress and needs with appropriate staff and educational team
  • Regular collaboration with lead Spanish teachers
  • Ability to communicate timely and effectively with students and staff
  • Upholding the Waldorf-inspired aspects of our program
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Non-classroom coverages such as traffic, recess, lunch, etc.
  • Daily onsite attendance

Required Qualifications

  • Native speaker or fluent in spoken and written communication in Spanish
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to supervise students, and defuse volatile and stressful situations with students
  • Positive attitude and ability to take direction and feedback as well as to collaborate
  • Willingness to learn and follow the Waldorf-inspired underpinnings of our program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Waldorf training and/or experience
  • Previous experience teaching Spanish and/or working with students 
  • Interest and/or openness to teaching through singing, creating art with the children and a value for sustainable living practices
  • Exposure to restorative practices
  • Understanding of experiential learning
  • A desire to join the community for multiple years
  • Education or Spanish college course work

Physical Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Stand for an extended period
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme winter conditions/temperatures
  • Take children to nearby nature trails and areas for extended periods of time in all weather conditions, located within walking distance
  • Maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Carry or transfer up to 20lbs
  • Work in occasionally loud environments
  • Frequently use office technology including walkie talkie, phone, computer, copiers, and printers
  • Use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Compensation and Hours

Hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday during the academic school year. The starting hourly wage for this position is $19/hour. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA), health benefits, PTO, and a 3-year loyalty bonus.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Handwork Assistant, Part-Time for the 2024-25 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Our school is seeking a creative and knowledgeable Handwork Assistant to work with our Handwork Teacher in grades 1-5. The handwork curriculum includes knitting, crochet, cross stitch, weaving, and more. The ideal candidate is not only well versed in handwork, but a skilled teacher who is good at building positive rapport and trust with children in a creative space. The Handwork Assistant will participate in Mountain Sage staff meetings, as all teachers play an integral role in supporting student development in the Waldorf-inspired model. The hours for this position are 10:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, part-time 
WORK HOURS: 27.5 hours per week
WORK CALENDAR DAYS: 189
BASE PAY: $19/hour with a hiring range maximum of $22/hour
REPORTS TO: Educational Director

Minimum Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support and hold handwork class on a daily basis through:

  • Supporting daily lessons presented by the lead teacher
  • Preparing classroom materials and equipment
  • Upholding school policies and rules with students
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Evaluating student work
  • Supporting students
  • Onsite attendance

Required Qualifications

  • Handwork experience and knowledge
  • Classroom management skills
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and co-teach with another professional and to work with colleagues
  • Willingness to work outside in various weather conditions to support student drop off and pick up traffic duties, recess, and other needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study
  • 2+ years teaching experience
  • Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience
  • Colorado Teaching License

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the following; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Stand for an extended period
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme winter conditions/temperatures to support student drop off and pick up traffic duties, recess, and other needs
  • Maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Carry or transfer up to 20lbs
  • Work in occasionally loud environments
  • Frequently use office technology including walkie talkie, phone, computer, copiers, and printers
  • Use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Compensation and hours

The hours are 10:30am-4pm Monday-Friday. The hiring range for this position is $19-$22/hour.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability;
    • Statement of educational philosophy;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Restorative Justice Coordinator, Part-Time for the 2024-25 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students. 

Mountain Sage is seeking a skilled and passionate Restorative Justice Coordinator (RJC) for the 2024-2025 school year. The RJC will be responsible for leading and implementing sustainable Restorative Justice based practices within our unique Waldorf-inspired educational setting, as well as facilitating restorative conflict resolution to improve outcomes for students. The individual in this position will lead community building and restorative circles for classroom communities, and support teachers as they develop their skills in this realm. In addition they will provide school-wide training for staff and students. The schedule for this position will be determined at hire. 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly Non-exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, part-time 
WORK HOURS: 16 hours per week 
BASE PAY: $21/hour with a hiring range maximum of $26/hour
REPORTS TO: School Director 

Minimum Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the students and the teachers on a daily basis through:

  • Help to further design, develop, and implement restorative justice practices in collaboration with key personnel and administration. This may include leading groups of students to build student RJ leadership capacity. 
  • Facilitate restorative interventions as needed to respond to emerging needs. 
  • Provide ongoing restorative justice training to staff members. 
  • Maintain program data collection requirements. Document RJ interventions and track impact over time.
  • Respond to conflicts as they occur in the building with de-escalation support as needed. 
  • Maintain a calming, restorative space for students to de-escalate and reflect following conflicts. 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students and staff, as well as the community, families and relevant organizations leading Restorative Justice work. 
  • Engage parents in site-based restorative practices, including training and parent dialogue circles. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, or relevant field
  • Experience facilitating restorative practice interventions with youth, families and adults
  • Experience creating and implementing restorative justice systems within an institution
  • Trained in de-escalation techniques and healing engagement (trauma-informed best practices)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise students, and defuse volatile and stressful situations with students
  • Positive attitude and ability to take direction and feedback as well as to collaborate
  • Willingness to understand and follow the Waldorf-inspired underpinnings of our program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Restorative Justice Practitioner Certification
  • Bilingual (Spanish) capabilities a plus
  • Understanding of experiential learning
  • A desire to join the community for multiple years
  • Waldorf-training and/or experience
  • Education college course work
  • CPR/first aid skills and training 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Stand for an extended period
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme winter conditions/temperatures
  • Take children to nearby nature trails and areas for extended periods of time in all weather conditions, located within walking distance
  • Maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Carry or transfer up to 20lbs
  • Work in occasionally loud environments
  • Frequently use office technology including walkie talkie, phone, computer, copiers, and printers
  • Use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Compensation and Hours

Hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday during the academic school year. The starting hourly wage for this position is $21/hour. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA), health benefits, PTO, and a 3-year loyalty bonus.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Social Worker, Part-Time for the 2024-25 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students. 

Our school seeks a skilled and caring social worker for the 2024-2025 school year. The Mountain Sage social worker is responsible for providing social work services to children and families in our small K-8 community and will be focused on collaborating with the school director, teachers, integrated services staff, behavior specialist, health tech and school community to provide services and resources for students and families. 

The ideal candidate will have deep understanding of social work services and supports, restorative practices, MTSS, and RtI support, and normal social-emotional development. They will know how to support students at different stages of development in grades K-8, possess excellent communication and collaboration skills, a connection to Waldorf-inspired education or a willingness to learn and connect, and will be a consummate professional with a passion for co-creation.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Part-time
WORK HOURS: 16 hours per week 
WORK CALENDAR DAYS: 189, pro-rated for start date
BASE PAY: $30.19/hour plus increases per the salary schedule
REPORTS TO: School Director 


Minimum Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide comprehensive and culturally competent student support:

  • Respond to daily student support needs, communicating with students, staff, parents as necessary. 
  • Provide direct services to students to meet social-emotional needs, and families and staff on intervention strategies for supporting children.
  • Perform individual intervention assessments on students, write clear and concise diagnostic results, and maintain necessary documentation of student assessments.
  • Develop, plan, and implement individual, measurable, long-term, and short-term objectives based on student identified needs. 
  • Provide referrals to, and consultations with, other appropriate agencies.
  • Apply techniques, strategies, and intervention to enhance/motivate students to meet IEP goals and objectives and evaluate student performance based on IEPs.
  • Assists in implementation and development of Behavior Improvement Plans and provides IEP services for students with social/emotional needs.
  • Work with the School Director and Behavior Specialist on behavior support plans and MTSS.
  • Assist teachers in developing instructional modifications to meet students’ needs and with establishing clear expectations for appropriate student behavior.
  • Oversee and provide knowledge, guidance, training and support to all staff members on child abuse and other topics as appropriate.
  • Participate in meetings pertaining to student support.
  • Monitor student progress, adapt support as needed, and maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students. 
  • Document, maintain, analyze, and utilize data to improve practices and processes
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across learning services (e.g. IT, School Director and other identified school personnel) to develop, implement, and maintain frameworks that support analysis and use of student/teacher data toward enhanced systemic outcomes
  • Communicate students’ progress and needs with parents and other staff as needed. 
  • Uphold the Waldorf-inspired aspects of our program.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Perform coverages and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Desire to learn Mountain Sage’s philosophy, to implement the school’s Waldorf-inspired program, and to uphold and promote the mission and values of the school
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field 
  • Valid Colorado Special Services license with Social Worker endorsement
  • Previous experience in the field of public school education
  • Knowledge and understanding of racial, gender, and cultural differences
  • Knowledge of social work services and supports
  • Skills in facilitation, conflict resolution, and adult learning
  • Skills in data gathering and analysis, project planning and evaluation
  • Ability to communicate with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members. 
  • Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and public speaking communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with colleagues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field 
  • Experience working with students with significant identifiable emotional disabilities in a school setting 
  • Training in group facilitation, conflict resolution, and restorative justice approaches 
  • Experience with youth empowerment models and/or restorative practices/discipline in schools
  • Experience with trauma informed care and family focused approaches 
  • Experience working with adult learners

Physical Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Stand for an extended period
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, including extreme winter conditions/temperatures
  • Take children to nearby nature trails and areas for extended periods of time in all weather conditions, located within walking distance
  • Maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Carry or transfer up to 20lbs
  • Work in occasionally loud environments
  • Frequently use office technology including walkie talkie, phone, computer, copiers, and printers
  • Use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Compensation

Minimum base salary of $30.19 an hour with potential increase dependent upon education and experience. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA), health benefits, PTO, a 3-year loyalty bonus, and yearly professional development opportunities.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability;
    • Statement of educational philosophy;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Substitute Teachers (Guest Teachers)

We are hiring for qualified substitutes for Kindergarten through 8th, two homeschool enrichment classes, all specialty subjects: Integrated Services, Spanish, handwork, games/PE, music, woodworking, gardening, performing arts, etc., and our front desk, for the 2023-24 school year.

Guest Teacher Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree. pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree, or a minimum of four year's experience in an educational setting
  • Classroom experience, ideally with children ages 5-14

Preferred 

  • Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience
  • Colorado Teaching License
  • 2+ years classroom teaching experience

Pay rate

The pay range is $17-18.25 per hour.

To Apply

  1. Visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  2. Submit the online application. You will need:
    • Cover letter articulating your relationship to our mission and vision;
    • Resume;
    • Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses. 

No phone calls. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application. 

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Mountain Sage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mountain Sage Community School embraces equal employment opportunity (EEO) and inclusiveness and maintains a work environment that is free of discrimination. Mountain Sage Community School’s policy is to ensure that no employee or applicant for employment is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, or genetic information.