WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE KIDS

Join our team to help develop the next generation of confident,

innovative, leaders & learners in Chaffee County. 

WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION.
 

The highest concentration of 14k+ peaks in America with the Arkansas River running right through town. Live and learn in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado. 

IDEAL SCHEDULE.
 

Tuesday-Friday, 7:30-3:45. Summers off to travel, spend time with your people, and adventure. Work hard and play hard, too. 

LOVE YOUR JOB.
 

Spend your days in a fun and meaningful way shaping the minds and hearts of kids who will change the world.

KEEP LEARNING.

Our innovative PD plan promotes professional growth through instructional coaching, site visits, conferences, and fun staff development days. 

IF YOU FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK, YOU'LL SEE THAT LEARNING LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT AROUND HERE...

WE EMBODY OUR VALUES

check out our statement of faith

MOTIVATED BY LOVE 

All the ways our staff serve parents, their children, each other, and our community are authentically  characterized by love, so that our actions may serve as an indicator of Christ’s work in our hearts.

BUILDERS OF COMMUNITY

Our staff is focused on developing personal relationships with students, a positive school culture, and a supportive work environment in order to unify our learning community and best serve the broader community of Chaffee County. 

LEADERS IN LEARNING

As educators, our staff model a love of learning for students not only by continuing to pursue professional development opportunities, but by remaining willing to grow and change in order to best serve students.

 

WHAT'S YOUR PASSION?

Head of School

JOB DESCRIPTION

The school board of Darren Patterson Christian Academy (DPCA) in Buena Vista, Colorado is looking for the next Head of School to continue the current growth trajectory in order to best serve the local community. Nestled beneath the Collegiate Peaks, this rural outdoor enthusiast community has turned countless visitors into life long residents who have supported & sustained an alternative education within a small community for over 35 years. Recently, DPCA has become marked by the following unique offerings for PreK-8th:

• Christ-centered Education

• Expeditionary Learning

• Outdoor Adventure Programming • Four Day School Week (Tues-Fri)

Educating the student as a whole through academics, character development, and spiritual formation. The school board is seeking the next leader who can continue developing this direction and growth with the ample support and training from the present Head of School in transitioning leadership. The current Head of School will remain until the right person is found who fits the following qualifications:

Strong leader in the following areas:

  • Supporting and encouraging faculty & staff to flourish and grow both spiritually and professionally.

  • Cultivating positive, engaging relationships with school families as well as with the larger community.

  • Maintaining a work environment and school culture that is positive and grace-filled.

  • Continuing to lead the school towards full implementation of Expeditionary Learning practices 

    through developing excellence in academic, outdoor, and cultural expeditions in each classroom.

  • Continuing to lead the school towards a culture and curriculum that is distinctly Christ-Centered. 


    Additional Duties Include:

• Providing fiscal leadership and accountability, managing facilities, driving fundraising efforts, 

maintaining positive community relations, supporting and supervising staff/students, leading board meetings, providing spiritual leadership, facilitating professional development opportunities, overseeing curriculum development, managing marketing efforts, and providing overall visionary leadership for the school’s future.

Requirements:

  • Clear, well-articulated Christian testimony and lifestyle and evidence of consistent good moral character

  • Agreement with DPCA’s vision, mission, purposes, philosophy of education and Statement of Faith (please refer to dpcaweb.org)

  • Minimum, a Bachelors Degree, preferred with a focus on education

  • Experience or familiarity with Expeditionary Learning

  • Previous experience working in a school, preferably in an administrative role and with Christian school 
 experience. 


    * Position is open until filled.

PreSchool Aid/Substitue, Part Time

The school board of Darren Patterson Christian Academy (DPCA) in Buena Vista, Colorado is looking for a patient, nurturing individual to serve as a teaching aid in our Early Childhood Center, Busy Bees. Please submit cover letter and resume telling us about your experience and heart for kids in order to apply.  

See the above essential characteristics, primary responsibilities, and qualifications.

Additionally, note that Middle School teachers are asked to participate in overnight adventure trips. 

Se

Substitute Teacher

The school board of Darren Patterson Christian Academy (DPCA) in Buena Vista, Colorado is looking for qualified, passionate individuals to join our team of substitute teachers serving all grade levels. Please submit cover letter and resume telling us about your experience and heart for kids in order to apply.  

HOW TO APPLY

it's easier than 1-2-3

1. Email your cover letter, resume, and application to admin@dpcaweb.org
 

2. Schedule a time to meet with the Head of School for an interview...

3. ...there isn't a 3!