Director of Pedagogy

Full time position directing and implementing nature inspired early childhood pedagogy

The goal of the Director of Pedagogy role is to guide the development and support the implementation of the nature-based, Reggio-inspired pedagogy and culture throughout Wonderland Nature School. In alignment with these pedagogical philosophies, the Director of Pedagogy strives to communicate with all children, parents, colleagues, and community members in a way that honors children as inherently capable individuals who use many languages and forms of expression in their interpretations, interactions, and sense making activities. Some specific job duties include:   
Supports children as they develop their unique voices and creates a culture of wonder and curiosity in each of the school’s learning environments. ● Engages students in place-based experiential and experimental learning in school- and nature-based settings to develop respect and reverence for the natural world. ● Facilitates a classroom approach to snack and meal times that encourages a positive relationship with fresh, nutritious, healthy foods. ● Engages children in community-based activities, particularly in intergenerational programming with our partner, Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center 
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Compensation & Benefits

$35,000.00 to $40,500.00 yearly

Benefits include: paid training, 401K match, mental health care, 4 weeks paid vacation during school closures, and 5 wellness days annually. 
  • Paid Time Off Job provides paid time off
  • Training Job provides some form of training either before starting or on the job


Wonderland Nature School is on West Tomichi in Gunnison and is part of the GVH Senior Center campus. 
  • Gunnison In or near the City of Gunnison

Job Requirements

  • Background Check Requires successful completion of a background check
  • Driver's License Requires a Driver's License
  • Professional References Must submit professional references
  • Résumé Must provide resume
  • Specialty Certification Requires specialized certification

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

Colorado SHINES Level 4 credential or higher and Large Center Director qualified is preferred. 
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Apply by emailing Board President Taryn Mead at See full description here: 
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