How to Apply

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Please call us for more information: 928-813-8422

School leader


The School Leader is key to the on-site management of GCOA. This role is expected to adhere to and advocate for the vision, mission, and model designed by the Founding Board, including insurance of academic growth and fiscal responsibility.

We are looking for qualified School Leader candidates with an appreciation for the outdoors, enthusiasm, a growth mindset, and a collaborative and flexible attitude. Our thematic units are supported by our amazing geographic and cultural surroundings of Northern AZ, centered within what is known as the Grand Circle. Family and community engagement is prioritized to cultivate a collaborative learning family for each child.

AZDPS Fingerprint Clearance Card and Master’s Degree in education related field required. Teaching Certification and applicable experience preferred. Salary depends on education and experience. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with matching, and PTO.

special education teacher

GCOA is looking for a full-time special education teacher. The special education teacher will work closely with teachers and administration to implement individualized instruction to students with specific needs. ADE Special Education certificate is required. This positions is eligible for all benefits. 

Registrar/ Receptionist

GCOA is seeking to hire a registrar/ receptionist.  This position is key to enrollment and daily upkeep of records.  Effective communication and computer skills are required.  Experience with SIS systems is preferred, but not required. This is an 11-month position, part-time (25-29 hours), not eligible for benefits. 


GCOA is seeking teachers to facilitate learning for our specials classes.  Full and part-time positions available.  Specials teachers develop 6- week lessons involving the arts for all age groups (K-8).  Possible topics include: art, music, language, Navajo culture, dance, sports, etc. We would like to hire on a part time (20 hours/ week) or full time (40 hours/ week) contract to deliver content throughout the school year and assist with additional duties at the school. Full- time employees will be eligible for benefits. 

Why work for GCOA?

At GCOA we are a family, committed to an active learning environment not just for students but for ALL GCOA members. Staff work together to cultivate a unique and refreshing environment where we focus on personal development, growth, and care of the individual. Our staff are available to collaborate and support each other through every moment of our learning experience. At GCOA we have an open door policy, where every conversation is welcome and all ideas are valued. Our leadership structure is horizontal, leveraging the unique skill set that each person has to bring to the table. We value authenticity, a growth mindset, and an openness to changing the paradigm of public education.  Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, matching 401K and PTO. 

Glen Canyon Outdoor Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.