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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.
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.

To apply for a position at Verde Valley School please email your resume and cover letter to Lori Perkins at lperkins@vvsaz.org.

Current Vacancies

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  • Assistant or Associate Director of Admission

    VVS is seeking a full-time, 12 month Assistant or Associate Director of Admission*. This person will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Enrollment Management concerning all aspects of the admission process.

    Verde Valley School is seeking a full-time, 12 month Assistant or Associate Director of Admission*. This person will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Enrollment Management concerning all aspects of the admission process. The Assistant or Associate Director of Admission assists in all areas of admissions and recruiting which may include travel, candidate interviewing and talking with families, follow-up correspondence with candidates and families, database maintenance, mailings, and publication revisions. This person will also assist international families with Visa and I-20 documentation. Prior experience with SEVIS is a plus. 

    Necessary skills for this position include strong writing and communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, initiative, flexibility and strong interpersonal and communication skills. A sense of humor, passion for working with young people, and a commitment to helping potential families is essential.

    Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Oversee communication with prospective students and families.
    • Planning, organization, and facilitating of recruitment and retention events both on and off campus.
    • Represent the school at off-campus events including evening and weekend fairs and receptions.
    • Coordinate and conduct campus visits.
    • Cultivate relationships with feeder schools.
    • Assist with special projects upon request related to admissions marketing and communications.
    • Other school responsibilities  as determined by the Director of Enrollment in order to support the mission of the admission office and meet the annual enrollment goals.

    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
     *Title and salary will vary depending on qualifications and/or experience of candidate.
  • Farm Intern

    Verde Valley School is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Farm Apprentice to engage wholeheartedly in day-to-day farm operations on the VVS farm from March -August 2021.
    Position Summary: Verde Valley School is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Farm Apprentice to engage wholeheartedly in day-to-day farm operations on the VVS farm from March -August 2021, Our ideal candidate will have some prior experience working on a small farm as well as the desire to learn about and work with seed saving, value added products, apothecary practices, creative sign making, and social media expertise.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.

    The ideal candidate will possess:
    • Meaningful experience with agriculture or farming 
    • Experience with and enthusiasm for experiential learning and teaching
    • Capacity for heavy-lifting, standing for long periods of time, and working outdoors in various weather conditions
    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Working closely with the Farm Manager to plan and execute the agricultural program and community outreach including farmers market booth, CSA, Farm Stand, and Farm to Table events
    • Assisting with the daily physical tasks associated with running a farm such as digging, planting, weeding, pest management and harvesting (approx. 20 hours per week) 
    • Filling in for the Farm Manager when off-campus during school vacations Assisting with the supervision of student work jobs, student farm projects, and visitors touring the farm.
    In addition, the Farm Fellow will be expected to participate in VVS community life through farm-related service (to be determined) in the student life/ residential program.

    Compensation: The position includes a stipend of $100.00/weekly, housing, and daily meals in our dining hall when school is in session.

    This position will remain open until filled. The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Verde Valley School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. Verde Valley School is a tobacco-free environment.
  • Student Success Specialist

    The Student Success Specialist will work within our Student Success Program and will collaborate closely with classroom teachers, residential life staff and administration to develop programming on both the individual student and whole school level to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of all VVS students.    The Student Success Specialist reports to the Director of Academics.  

    In addition, as a member of the VVS faculty, the Student Success Specialist will be expected to participate in VVS community life through service in the residential program (dorm parenting, weeknight duty & weekend duties), advising, and co-curricular programs (field trips, activities, & project period).  

    Duties Include:
    • Provide 1:1 support for students in developing effective coping strategies for managing stress, test or social anxiety, executive functioning challenges and/or avoidant behaviors that manifest in academic challenges
    • Collaborate with Director of Academics throughout the year to review accommodations and student goals
    • Develop, implement and oversee support plans and evidence-based interventions for students
    • Collaborate with Director of Enrollment to review testing and develop success plans for prospective students 
    • Lead professional development for teachers focused on supporting students in the classroom 
    • Collaborate with Dean of Students to design and implement social and emotional learning and wellness curriculum for students grades 9-12 which will be integrated throughout the academic and extracurricular program
    • Teach 1-2 sections in  Academic Support Program
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    • Bachelors or Masters in Behavioral Health, Counseling, or Certificate in Behavior Analysis or Positive Behavior Support considered
    • Experience working with adolescents
    • Experience working in a residential setting
    • Experience providing positive behavioral support,  academic and classroom support
  • Visual Arts Teacher

    Job Summary: High School Visual Arts, grades 9 - 12

    Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and 403B. Meals in our dining hall are provided.

    Preferred Education Level: BA, BFA or MA in a related field

    Employer Information: Verde Valley School is a small independent boarding and day school serving 120 students in grades 9 – 12. We are an International Baccalaureate World School and our student body is composed of students from around the world and throughout the United States. Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others.

    Job Description: Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school Visual Arts teacher to teach studio art classes to students in grades 9 - 12.  Topics include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, design, sculpture, ceramics and printing.The Visual Arts position requires experience planning and designing curriculum, differentiating instruction for a wide variety of learners, and using educational technology.  The ideal candidate is a highly organized, energetic educator committed to the belief that the arts are a vital part of a well-rounded education and the belief that all students can benefit from a foundation in the Visual Arts. 

    In addition, as a member of the VVS faculty, the Visual Art teacher will be expected to participate in VVS community life through service in the residential program (dorm parenting, weeknight duty & weekend duties), advising, and co-curricular programs (leading a field expedition, coaching an afternoon activity, & leading a project period course).  
     
    The ideal candidate is someone who loves engaging adolescents of all abilities in the study of Visual Arts and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. 

    Preference is given to candidates who have:
    • Experience teaching high school Visual Arts 
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
    • Experience teaching non-native English speakers
    • Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
    • Experience working in a residential setting
    This position begins August 2021.
Verde Valley School is a co-educational, International Baccalaureate boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.