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Apply for new leadership positions at Boulder Journey School!
Competent children deserve competent adults. Competent adults deserve supportive,
collaborative environments.
We are excited to invite our global community to apply to join the Boulder Journey School
faculty through the creation of a new Director & Pedagogical Coordinator team. Members of this
leadership team will engage in innovative practices in early childhood classrooms, facilitate
social construction of learning with a dedicated teaching team, and think together critically about
relevant questions in our profession.
Boulder Journey School is a private school that welcomes over 200 young children and their
families. We value adults’ learning as well as children’s learning and have developed
high-quality learning opportunities for educators as well as for children. For over 30 years,
Boulder Journey School has been inspired by a strong relationship with educators from the
world-renowned schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and intensive study of their philosophy and
values. For 25 years, Boulder Journey School has been in partnership with the University of
Colorado Denver co-offering a teacher education program leading to an MA degree. Resident
teachers work alongside mentor teachers co-learning and co-constructing curriculum with the
We are seeking to hire five candidates for the following full-time positions:
Infant Director & Pedagogical Coordinator
Toddler Director & Pedagogical Coordinator
Young Preschool Director & Pedagogical Coordinator
Preschool Director & Pedagogical Coordinator
Prekindergarten Director & Pedagogical Coordinator
Each Director & Pedagogical Coordinator will work 40 hours per week, teaching in classrooms
for approximately 20 hours per week and acting as a direct support and thinking partner to the
children, teachers, families, and community of those classrooms for approximately 20 hours per
week. As part of this role, each Director & Pedagogical Coordinator will work closely with a team
of fellow Directors who co-create and uphold the vision of the school.
Applications open March 4 and remain open until March 31, 2024. Boulder Journey School
values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+
communities to apply. The salary range will be $50,000 – $75,000. Salaries will be based on
years of related experience.
Use this link to access the application

Job Description
● A full-time, 40 hour per week, 12-month position, as the Director & Pedagogical
Coordinator of two classrooms, working as part of a team of Directors who co-creates
and upholds the vision of the school
Required Qualifications
● MA in Early Childhood Education or a related field
● Minimum five years of classroom and/or school leadership experience in Early Childhood
● A strong knowledge of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy and a commitment to creating
a contemporary and contextual interpretation of this pedagogical approach
● A commitment to holding social justice and equity as central within daily practices
Desired Qualifications
● Current Birth-3rd Grade Teaching License
● Multiple years of experience with observation and documentation, curriculum
development, and environment design
● A commitment to professional growth through reading current literature, participating in
conferences, leading research projects, etc.
● Strong communication and organizational skills
● The ability to collaborate, coach, and mentor teachers with a variety of backgrounds and
levels of experiences
Job Expectations
● Leading our school and making decisions that benefit all protagonists – children, families,
educators, and community members
● Supporting the teaching teams in two classrooms with the following: developing systems
for curriculum planning, designing environments, engaging in a process of observation
and documentation, and developing classroom research
● Supporting a high-quality daily life in two classrooms by developing classroom routines,
embracing Supportive Social Learning, and creating systems for organization and
● Teaching approximately 20 assigned hours in two classrooms
● Working closely and regularly with the entire Director & Pedagogical Coordinator Team
● Building community within the two classrooms and the school
● Recruiting, interviewing, orientating, welcoming, mentoring, and supervising teachers
● Initiating and sustaining parent engagement
● Developing and organizing staffing patterns and a framework for planning time
● Engaging in student assessments and the referral process, as necessary
● Maintaining open lines of communication so that all members of the community thrive
● Engaging in a goal-setting process with teachers in a manner that provides regular
feedback through reflective dialogue

● Developing presentations based on classroom work
● Networking and building professional relationships outside of the school
● Meeting with Study Tour groups
● Developing professional development opportunities for Faculty Meetings, Inservices,
Conferences, and overall professional growth
● Addressing emergencies outside of school hours as needed (Note: This is a
responsibility that is shared amongst all school leaders.)
Start Date
The school year starts August 5, 2024. We could welcome a new member into our community
as early as June 3, 2024.
The information contained below is for informational purposes only and subject to change
without notice. It does not represent an offer of employment. This document is just an overview.
For detailed information, please refer to each plan’s Summary Plan Description. If there is a
discrepancy between this document and the Summary Plan Description, the Summary Plan
Description will supersede.
● The salary range will be $50,000 – $75,000. Salaries will be based on years of related
● Approximately 39 Days Paid Time Off
○ 20 sick/personal/vacation days – this increases with time worked at the school
○ 19 designated school/national holidays
● Insurance Coverage:
○ Faculty who have been offered and accepted a salaried teaching position at
Boulder Journey School (BJS) and are regularly scheduled to work a minimum of
30 hours per week are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance, unless
otherwise noted. Eligible faculty who waive insurance can elect to enroll at open
enrollment, December 1st of each year for health, dental and vision.
○ Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Coverage – Boulder Journey School’s group
health plans are administered by UnitedHealthCare (health and prescription),
Principal (dental), and Principal (vision). Coverage includes medical, prescription,
vision, and dental insurance.
○ Boulder Journey School Premium Contribution – Faculty who are regularly
scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week will receive an employer
contribution of $200/month to Boulder Journey School’s health insurance plan if
they enroll.
○ Long-term Disability – All salaried employees that work at a minimum 30 hours
per week have long-term disability insurance through Principal.
○ Short-term Disability – All salaried employees that work at a minimum 30 hours
per week have short-term disability insurance through Principal.

● Boulder Journey School offers the following voluntary programs:
○ Life Insurance – Employees may purchase voluntary term life insurance at group
rates through Colonial Life. The insurance offers a 10, 20, or 30 year term with
guaranteed premiums.
○ Accident, Specified Critical Illness, Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance –
Colonial Life offers Accident, Specified Critical Illness (i.e. cancer), and Hospital
Confinement Indemnity insurance plans at group rates to BJS employees. As any
of these experiences can have a major impact on an individual’s life and
finances, and employees may purchase any one or all of these distinct insurance
○ Health Care Spending Account – The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows
employees to set aside money (pre-tax) for out-of-pocket medical expenses or
premiums for non-employer sponsored medical premiums. Employees may
contribute up to $3050 per year on a pre-tax basis. The FSA year from June 1 –
May 31.
○ Dependent Care Spending Account – The Dependent Care Spending Account
allows employees to pay for eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax
money through payroll deductions. Employees may contribute up to $5,000 per
year on a pre-tax basis.

● Boulder Journey School 401(k): Employees may contribute a portion of their gross salary
pre-tax, not to exceed $18,000 (or $24,000 if eligible for catch-up contributions) and a
minimum of 1% of salary through payroll deductions. The 401(k) plan, administered by
Voya, allows employees to choose from several fund alternatives for their contributions.
Employees’ contributions are always 100% vested. BJS will provide matching funds
equal to the first 1% of salary that the employee contributes. Starting at year two,
matching funds will vest equally at 20% per year.
● RTD EcoPass
● Professional Teaching License Assistance: Employees who qualify and apply to receive
their Professional Teaching License are eligible for $500 assistance toward the Induction
● ‘Extras’
● Discounted childcare

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sam Hall at

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Contact If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sam Hall at sam.hall@boulderjourneyschool.com.