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Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive.  The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit. It is an intentionally international school with 50% of students from 20 countries, 50% from 18 US states including a number of local day students from the Sedona area.
Here at Verde Valley School, set amidst the inimitable red rocks of Sedona, we call our type of education “IB + Dirt”. This unique curriculum is delivered by a talented and energetic faculty 100% invested in delivering a holistic education that prepares their students for a life beyond college as positive change agents of the world.

At the heart of VVS is an experienced, motivated and caring faculty.  Possessing a variety of life experiences, strengths, and cultures, the VVS faculty are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to providing a project-based, student-centered program. We are always interested in receiving employment inquiries from talented educators who share our mission.

Current Vacancies

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  • Director of Health Services/Nurse

    Job Summary:
    School Nurse
    Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package.
    Location:  Sedona, AZ USA
    Employer: Verde Valley School
    Type: IB Boarding School
    Category Health Services

    Employer Information:
    Verde Valley School is a small independent boarding and day school serving 120 students in grades 9 through 12.  We are an International Baccalaureate World School, and our student body is approximately 50% international.  Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others.
    This is a 12-month (July 1 – June 30) position reporting directly to the Assistant Head/Dean of Students.
    When students are on campus, office hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. As with any
    salaried position, operational demands may necessitate variations in starting and ending times, as well
    as variations in the total hours that may be scheduled each day and week. Additional weekends may be
    required for orientation and mandatory school events. This position may also include residential life and
    weekend duties. Work will need to be completed during the summer break to review incoming health
    records and prepare for student arrival.

    Position Description:

    Verde Valley School is seeking a Director of Health Services who can implement a comprehensive
    program of health services within the context of a boarding and day independent school environment.

    Chief Responsibilities:

    ● Oversee all operations and provide oversight for all areas of school health center
    ● Provides care, coordination, and follow up, for student illness, first aid care, regular health
    checks, and medically prescribed services.
    ● Identifies mental health needs and coordinates appropriate care for all students.
    ● Communicates with appropriate staff members as needed on the health needs of students
    while respecting the privacy of students’ health.
    ● Communicates with the weekend and weeknight duty teams and AOD regarding after hour and
    weekend health needs, and provides emergency contact information when applicable.
    ● Works with faculty, staff, parents, and community to implement health policies and procedures
    consistent with best practices.
    ● Serves as a member of the health team.
    ● Manages attendance related to student health.
    ● Manages administration and documentation of all student medications and supplements.
    ● Completes and submits reports/screenings to Yavapai County & Arizona Department of Health
    Services.
    ● Maintains student immunizations and TB skin test records and ensures all students are
    compliant with state law requirements.
    ● Completes all reports including vision and hearing screenings to Yavapai County and Arizona
    Department of Health Services.
    ● Maintains student appointment schedules for off campus appointments (urgent or scheduled),
    makes necessary staff/parent communication and arranges transportation for the students.
    ● Is on-call after hours and weekends for diagnosis and recommendations and, in the event of
    student emergencies, will return to school to assist (unless on sick leave or scheduled and
    approved PTO).
    ● Corresponds with external health professionals and coordinates immediate and ongoing
    evaluations and care.
    ● Provides orientation and staff development on health-related topics at the start and throughout
    the school year, including coordinating a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
    Refresher and teaching CPR and First Aid to staff members in need of certifications.
    ● Assembles, distributes, and monitors first aid kits for dorms, main office, field trips, and sports.
    ● Manages AED machine and EpiPen compliance.
    ● Coordinates health and wellness education and curriculum for students, including teaching
    and/or assisting during student life education blocks.
    ● Manages health packet information by updating as needed and organizing pertinent
    information to share with faculty and/or staff.
    ● Maintains student health records, including obtaining, reviewing, and communicating
    deficiencies to parents and Admissions prior to student arrival to campus.
    ● Creates and manages emergency information binders with consent to treat, health insurance,
    and credit card on file for each student.
    ● Coordinates a flu shot clinic for students and families on campus.
    ● Submits insurance claims in a timely manner to ensure proper financial coverage.
    ● Investigates any unpaid or disputable student medical bills with providers and student
    insurance.
    ● Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Head/Dean of Students.
    Qualifications:
    ● Previous experience working with high school-age children
    ● Current RN CPR and First Aid Certification
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● Technical proficiency in GoogleDocs, Sheets, etc.

    Application Process:
    Please send the following information to HR@vvsaz.org
    ● A letter of application describing why you are a good fit for the position
    ● A current resume
    ● Three professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
    addresses.

    Potential for on-campus housing as part of the compensation package, if available.
Verde Valley School is a co-educational, International Baccalaureate boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.